Archive for January, 2013

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

| January 31, 2013

When FUNimation released Baka & Test: Season One in 2011, the second season of the series was only just then airing in Japan. Given the breakneck pace at which I plowed through the first season and the high praise I heaped upon those 13 episodes and FUNimation’s Blu-ray/DVD release of them, you can imagine how […]

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Boogiepop and Others

Boogiepop and Others

| January 31, 2013

As much as I love the Boogiepop Phantom TV series, I can honestly say that its narrative can feel a bit impenetrable. The live action film version, Boogiepop and Others, which is based off of the first light novel, makes for a much smoother transition and an easier effort, that could help people get into […]

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All Superheroes Must Die

All Superheroes Must Die

| January 29, 2013

I know the Trost Bros.’ 2011 film, The FP,gets some flak, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t kind of love it. And I maintain that anyone who doesn’t love it, probably just didn’t get it. Yet, as evidenced by my review of The FP, I did have some reservations about the picture, and I […]

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FilmCraft: Producing

FilmCraft: Producing

| January 29, 2013

While not every filmmaker has gone to film school and there are a few that actually disapprove, there are certain perks in going. One of these is having guest lectures of filmmakers and industry professionals that show up and share some of their experiences with you. Whether its an actual director explaining methods they’ve used […]

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Compliance

Compliance

| January 29, 2013

Craig Zobel’s Compliance is a difficult, complex and intriguing thriller that explores the unfortunate true events that happened in a McDonald’s in 2004. Shot in a fictional fast food chain, the film stars Ann Dowd as Sandra, a manager at the establishment that receives a phone call from a man (Pat Healy) that says he’s […]

The Men Who Built America

The Men Who Built America

| January 24, 2013

To sum up The Men Who Built America in a couple words would not sound very professional but it would read: The Men Who Built America is so very awesome! Now, like I said not, this is not particularly professional or explanatory, but it’s still true. With that being said, at least give me the chance […]

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Hannah and Her Sisters / Sleeper

Hannah and Her Sisters / Sleeper

| January 24, 2013

I debated covering the recent home video re-releases of both these films separately, detailing the merits of each respective release in its own, dedicated article. But face the facts here folks, no one should own Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) when they haven’t got his 1973 film, Sleeper, on the shelf as well. […]

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That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

| January 23, 2013

Luis Buñuel’s final film, 1977’s That Obscure Object of Desire, makes it Blu-ray debut on the Studiocanal Collection on January 29, 2013. Based on Pierre Louys’ 1898 novel, La Femme et le Pantin, the film is a fascinating exploration of desire, class struggles, man’s inability to understand women, and, oddly enough, terrorism. It tells the […]

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Young Justice Invasion: Destiny Calling Season 2, Part I

Young Justice Invasion: Destiny Calling Season 2, Part I

| January 23, 2013

Warner Home Video has today announced Young Justice Invasion: Destiny Calling Season 2, Volume 1, a 2-DVD set available in stores on January 22nd. This set includes 10 episodes from the first part of the second season: “Happy New Year,” “Earthlings,” “Alienated,” “Salvage,” “Beneath,” “Bloodlines,” “Depths,” “Satisfaction,” “Darkest,” and “Before the Dawn.” Also featured bonusmaterial includes a […]

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Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

Shakugan no Shana S: OVA Series

| January 22, 2013

The fifth release in FUNimation Entertainment’s series of Shakugan no Shana Blu-ray and DVDs, available today, collects the 4-episode OVA series, Shakugan no Shana S.Although the first two episodes take place at nonspecific points during the series’ first two seasons and the closing two-parter serves as a prequel to the series, S is intended to […]

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