Video & DVD

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas.  I like shopping for presents and exchanging them with my loved ones, but I dislike a lot of Christmas movies, I hate Christmas music, and I tend to be offended by right wing pundits trying to politicize the secular aspects of the holiday.  I do like traditions.  This […]

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

At first, The Skeleton Twins feels like any other independent comedy featuring angsty existential characters.  Forty-something twins Maggie and Mily (SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) Have seen better days.  In fact, the only thing that stops Maggie from committing suicide at the beginning of the film is receiving a phone call from the […]

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Cantinflas

Cantinflas

I’m going to deviate slightly from my norm, and give you my conclusion first. Do I recommend Cantinflas (2014)? Reluctantly, and largely because its subject is an iconic comedian in the Spanish-speaking world. Imagine Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp and physical comedy combined with Grouch Marx’s sly attitude and quick wit — the Cantinflas story needs to […]

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

TV on DVD

A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

A Certain Magical Index: Complete Season One

The J. C. Staff studios anime, A Certain Magical Index, is but one of many media texts adapted from a series of light novels by Kazuma Kamachi. Kamachi’s saga of science and magic also spawned a manga, video games, an OVA, and even an upcoming film. And of course, Index, along with its spin-off manga, […]

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Toriko: Collection Two

Toriko: Collection Two

By this point, if you’ve been following our coverage of FUNimation’s Toriko releases, you’ve no doubt given the series the five or six episodes of viewing that’s required to really get into it, as I recommended in my review of Collection One. If that’s the case, you’re no doubt curious about whether or not the […]

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Junjo Romantica: Season 2

Junjo Romantica: Season 2

I wrote in my review of Junjo Romantica Season 1 how little plot developed in that season outside the courtship of the three primary couples. No outside threats, no antagonists, just six men trying to find workable ways to approach their relationships with one another. We are talking about a Boys’ Love anime with a […]

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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