Archive for December, 2012

One Piece: Season Four-Voyage Three

One Piece: Season Four-Voyage Three

| December 31, 2012

Having gone and reviewed over 200 episodes of One Piece, it still astounds me that this series, while being a straight forward Shonen title, manages to still captivate and deliver some of the most emotional punches than any other series I’ve ever seen. Major stakes get raised and the adventure even more eventful, with the […]

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Steins;Gate Part Two

Steins;Gate Part Two

| December 31, 2012

I adored what I got out of the first 12 episodes contained in the first part of Steins;Gate, but I have to honestly say that the final 13 within Part Two is a somewhat of a let down. After the events that take place that lead to the death of a Future Gadget Lab member, […]

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Mass Effect-Paragon Lost

Mass Effect-Paragon Lost

| December 30, 2012

Co-Productions have had some good moments and bad one’s pertaining to anime. I loved The Animatrix a lot more than the last two films in the trilogy and Batman: Gotham Knight has some pretty good entries in its anthology. So when word got out about there being a Co-Production between BioWare and Funimation, concerning the Mass […]

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Shakugan no Shana: Season II

Shakugan no Shana: Season II

| December 27, 2012

I first encountered this highly-addictive anime through FUNimation Entertainment’s Blu-ray release of Shakugan no Shana’s first season, repackaging the same portion previously released by Geneon with the original dub and all. That release, while collecting 24 episodes of an absolutely terrific series, left me wanting a bit more from FUNimation’s future releases of the title, […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 27, 2012

I am having a hard time with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the latest movie by the famed director starring Jamie Foxx as Django, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz , Leonard DiCaprio and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson. I am trying to view it as a love story, set in slavery times. But the movie is so […]

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The Daimajin Trilogy

The Daimajin Trilogy

| December 27, 2012

Released in 1966 by Daiei Pictures, famous for releasing the Zatoichi series, The Daimajin Trilogy was their foray into the Kaiju (Giant Monster) genre and radically stands out as one of the genres shining moments. A mix between a Kaiju film and a Jidai-Geki (Period Film), The Daimajin Trilogy loosely follows a giant stone mountain […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 26, 2012

The great thing about a Quentin Tarantino movie is that the director loves making films in seldom seen genres.  Django Unchained is Tarantino’s spaghetti western, which is a genre I’m not at all personally familiar with but it’s easy to recognize certain conventions.  The use of conspicuous camera zooms and modern music create a fun […]

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Is This a Zombie?

Is This a Zombie?

| December 22, 2012

Is This a Zombie? offers a unique interpretation of what it would be like to live as a zombie. As a zombie, Ayumu Aikawa, has to figure out how to live a semi-normal existence, all the while slowly building a harem-like household and trying to figure out why he died in the first place. There are a […]

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Police Academy: The Animated Series (Vol. 1)

Police Academy: The Animated Series (Vol. 1)

| December 21, 2012

The Warner Archive Collection has quickly established itself as the place to turn for your retro, nostalgic, cartoon fix, and their recent release of Police Academy: The Animated Series (Volume One) only adds to this perception. The series, which ran for two seasons between 1988 and 1989, was the product of Ruby-Spears Productions, the same […]

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Arbitrage

Arbitrage

| December 21, 2012

At one point in Nicholas Jarecki’s film Arbitrage, Richard Gere’s hedge fund big wig, Robert Miller, is asked if he honestly thinks money is going to solve the problems he has created for himself, to which he responds “What else is there?” The line is spoken with a beautiful air of genuine, nuanced incredulity, and […]