Archive for May, 2012

Teen Wolf: The Complete Season One

Teen Wolf: The Complete Season One

| May 31, 2012

In the wake of the immense success of Twilight, it’s no surprise that a television series such as Teen Wolf would surface, and on MTV no less. Teen Wolf, a teenage drama adapted from the 1985 Michael J. Fox film, focuses on a high school romance complicated by supernatural forces, not unlike Twilight. Although I […]

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Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick: Winner of the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

| May 31, 2012

FM: Ms. Frederick, thank you very much for taking part in this interview. It is a pleasure to speak with you. You have just been honored with the 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival for your work with Project Cornlight, an organization aimed at promoting Iowan filmmakers. Can you please tell us […]

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Growing Up With Hello Kitty: Collections One and Two

Growing Up With Hello Kitty: Collections One and Two

| May 29, 2012

Hello Kitty is known the world over. She has stuffed toys, clothing, furniture, and many other items with her face on it including small appliances like toasters. Hello Kitty, or Kitty White, first appeared on a coin purse in Japan in 1974. From there all the merchandise and television series began to come around. Growing […]

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You’ll Know My Name

You’ll Know My Name

| May 29, 2012

At some level, this is a story that is probably relatable to a lot of people.  The plot centers around a group of high school kids who are waiting around for a big fight.  On one side, we have our hero, Nick (Joe Raffa, who also wrote and directed the film) and his entourage, and […]

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A Necessary Death

A Necessary Death

| May 29, 2012

When you open up the DVD for A Necessary Death, you won’t find an insert breaking down chapter titles.  Instead, you’ll find a letter from the filmmakers discussing the conception and development of the film, which took 8 years to finish.  The letter mentions that they first screened the film at a film festival in […]

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Monroe: Series 1

Monroe: Series 1

| May 29, 2012

How many medical shows have they done now?  A million?  And you could probably count the number of good ones on one hand, but personally my hand just got a little more crowded with my viewing of Monroe.  The first thing a medical show needs to draw me in is a strong leading actor.  Check.  […]

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Goon

Goon

| May 29, 2012

Meet Doug Glatt – a genuinely sincere and nice person who happens to be one of the toughest enforcers ever to play hockey.  An enforcer by the way is a hockey player who gets into fights with the opposing team either to create penalties or to protect the more valuable players on his own team.  […]

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

| May 29, 2012

A majority of the time, anime films, OVA’s and TV shows have a tendency to extremely terrible. Things like Sin: The Motion Picture, Panzer Dragoon and Samurai Showdown have been forgotten by anime fans for a very good reason. Once in a while, an adaptation comes along that does an excellent job at translating the […]

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Shiki: Part One

Shiki: Part One

| May 29, 2012

Shiki is an interesting anime take on the vampire mythos and lore that suffers from extremely slow pacing. The series that aired on Japan’s Noitamina late night block in 2010 was created by Fuyumi Ono, famed novelist of The Twelve Kingdoms series, which also had an anime adaptation in 2002. Shiki takes place in a […]

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The Frank Sinatra Film Collection

The Frank Sinatra Film Collection

| May 26, 2012

In every era of film history, the acting profession, the home for dedicated thespians who prefer the camera to the proscenium, has served equally as a home for musicians.  Some simply sought to cash in on or extend their notoriety while others had a genuine love of the craft.  Reigning as the all-time great musician-turned-actor, […]

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