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Review: “Gundam The Origin V” – When It Feels Like The World Has Gone Insane

by Grant Whiteon February 20, 2018
It’s been over a year since the last The Origin review. Some of that is production drama (the original director was let go over misconduct, delaying the next episode) and some of it is down to odd release choices. With the closure of the mostly Sunrise owned Daisuki streaming service late last year, the choice […]
Batman Gotham by Gaslight

Review: “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight” – Sharp Work

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2018
Alternate universe stories are a staple of superhero comics, but Batman: Gotham by Gaslight gained notoriety for both its stunning style and for launching the DC “Elseworlds” imprint dedicated to alternate visions of the company’s iconic characters. I remember the fuss when the book was initially released along with the mild disappointment at the final […]

Review: “Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card” First Episode Is Magical, But Safe

by Neo Yion January 17, 2018
More than anything, Cardcaptor Sakura was my personal childhood-defining Magical Girl franchise. Utilizing the theme of love and kindness as the driving point behind main character Sakura’s quest, Cardcaptor Sakura was a good-natured show notable for its open-minded idealism. It supported people with different viewpoints and social status as individuals equally worthy of love and […]
Meghan McCarthy My Little Pony: The Movie

Review: “My Little Pony: The Movie” – More Variations on a Theme

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2018
A common theme in many of my reviews for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and the Equestria Girls spinoffs are that a lot of the stories seem strikingly similar, playing out infinite variations on a lot of the same themes of the power of friendship and the pathways to redemption. It’s a wonderfully optimistic […]

DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection

Review: “DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection” Is Gold That Needs Polishing

by Chad Boninon January 4, 2018
The DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection is an attempt by Warner Bros. to bring out the big guns in conjunction with the Justice League theatrical premiere, collecting thirty movies and five shorts in one massive (and massively heavy) box set. Starting with 2007’s Superman: Doomsday and running up to the recent release of 2017’s Batman […]
Tangled Queen for a Day

Review: “Tangled: The Series – Queen for a Day” – It’s Tough to Be the Queen

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2018
As much as I enjoyed the movie Tangled, I can’t say I ever thought it had franchise potential. Unfortunately, after watching the “Queen for a Day” extended episode of Tangled: The Series on DVD, I still don’t think it has a lot of franchise potential. The second release of the new Tangled series airing on […]

DuckTales Woo-oo

Review: Woo-Hoo for the “DuckTales: Woo-oo!” DVD!

by Neo Yion December 19, 2017
However you feel about the overwhelming number of franchise revivals from the 80’s and 90’s, it’s a chance to dust off and update some of these old relics for the modern age. The best ones will be helm by those who have a keen understanding of it, capturing the spirit of the original while upgrading […]
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Review: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Luke Be A Jedi Tonight

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2017
When last we left the Star Wars Saga, Rey had finally tracked down Luke Skywalker to request his aid in fighting the First Order. So in a surprise to her and quite likely the audience, at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke wants no part of this war and resents the legend […]

Ferdinand

Review: “Ferdinand” – Are Those Flowers I Smell or Something Else?

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2017
The Story of Ferdinand easily earns its place in the canon of classic children’s literature, due to Munro Leaf’s gentle, unobtrusive message mated to Robert Lawson’s delightfully expressive illustrations. The book is wonderful but exceptionally short (and was already successfully adapted as an animated short film by no less than Walt Disney two years after […]
Digimon Adventure Tri Confession

Review: “Digimon Adventure Tri: Confession” is Still a Digital Delight

by Neo Yion December 5, 2017
Digimon Adventure Tri has been a standout set of films so far, able to continue from the original anime series, Digimon Adventure, and further develop its central cast. Previously children in Digimon Adventure, the original eight Digidestined are now older and prone to grown-up decisions. Tri’s reoccurring theme of change and adulthood is once again […]