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Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Review: “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”

by slaion November 12, 2015
The Prophet is a collection of prose poetry essays by Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. Published in 1923, the book tells the tale of a prophet named Mustafa who has been living abroad in exile for stirring up radical ideas with his works and teachings. As he walks toward a ship to take him home, he […]
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Review: Amazon Studios Fall 2015 Premieres Have Many Unexpected Surprises

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2015
It’s Fall 2015, and time for a new batch of Amazon Studios kids premieres. This year, all 6 new programs are animated, with a variety of selections aimed at pre-schoolers to pre-teens. This set of pilots turns out to have a number of surprises in it, both good and bad and often set up by […]

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Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]
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Review: “The Last: Naruto The Movie” – A Fitting, Definitive Epilogue

by macattackon November 2, 2015
The Naruto saga has been an enduring and popular one, perhaps only eclipsed by Dragon Ball Z in viewer consciousness of anime in the United States. In Japan, its popularity lags behind only One Piece in addition to the aforementioned Akira Toriyama classic. For a story that started off so simply, about a spirited if dense […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]
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Review: “Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Autobot Mission” Accomplishes Its Goal

by Neo Yion October 23, 2015
As I stated in my previous review, Transformers: Robots in Disguise carries a lighthearted charm with the promise of weighty foreshadowing and epic storytelling. I was excited to see the antics Bumblebee and his crew would come across. Transformers: Robots in Disguise’s first DVD release contains the first five episodes and provides just as much […]

Aladdin

Review: “Aladdin” Diamond Edition – Rawk! Polly Wants This Blu-ray!

by SB20xxon October 20, 2015
Aladdin was another successful part of Disney’s “renaissance:” the period that started during the late ’80s with The Little Mermaid that revitalized interest in the Disney brand, thanks to a renewed interest in quality storytelling, Broadway-worthy musical numbers, and state-of-the-art visuals. Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast were both top notch films, but Aladdin, in […]
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Review: “Sword Art Online II – Volume One Collector’s Edition (UK Edition)”: Bringing A Sword To A Gun Fight?

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2015
As I said the last time I reviewed a show inspired by MMORPGs, the genre has never really been my thing. I have my creative outlets which includes writing (though my poor editor may feel differently) but I’ve got enough commitments and drama in my real life to carve out a second one. That said, […]