Author Archive: Ruben Rosario

is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Audio for Visual Media. He works as a freelance location sound mixer, boom operator, sound designer, and writer in his native Chicago. He's an avid collector of films, comics, and anime.

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

From intense, cerebral films, to an accessible TV series, Ghost in the Shell has managed to stay pretty relevant and within the anime zeitgeist since 1995. Its latest incarnation, Ghost in the Shell: Arise is the another attempt from Production I.G. drawing from Masamune Shirow’s well, but happens to bring a different spin on things. […]

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Attack on Titan Vol.2

Attack on Titan Vol.2

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

After watching the first episode of Attack on Titan, I knew that it was something special. It had tons of great action, intense pacing, but above all, a premise that anyone could get into. It was a no brainer that it would be a sensation and the fact that its somewhat crossed over and shown […]

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Advanced Style

Advanced Style

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I watched Advanced Style, I was reminded of a wonderful saying by George Bernard Shaw, in that “Youth is a wonderful thing and its a crime to waste it on children”. It is this very notion that we see on the big screen, as we’re given an insight into the grace, elegance and charm […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its been a very long time since I’ve wanted to see a film again, right after I finished laying eyes upon it. Great films manage to resonate with you, whether its because of the characters, the dialog or the setting that manages to captivate and encapsulate everything that you love about film. While I’ve been […]

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True Detective: Season One Review

True Detective: Season One Review

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

From its original commercial teasers, highlighting its main cast, to garnering the talent behind Sin Nombre and 2011′s Jane Eyre, was more then enough to be excited for HBO’s True Detective. Once it began airing on TV, after the first episode, people knew that this was something special, making True Detective an instant classic, that […]

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Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting into major legacies in any form of media can be quite daunting, whether its a long running TV show or a classic film franchise. As an anime fan, there have been plenty of times where I’ve wanted to get into shows like Gundam or Gatchaman, but there becomes this issue with where does one […]

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Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 Review

Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 Review

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

For its few faults, Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 presents the one thing that I care most about in anime, besides the awesome animation, character development. The second half of the latest Science Adventure series is absolutely worth anyone’s time, due to the fantastic characters contained within. After the major cliffhanger from the previous volume, where the […]

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is an apology to all of the X-Men fans for pretty much all of the previous entries in the franchise. While there are still countless inaccuracies, in comparison to the comics, there are enough engaging action sequences, entertaining story lines and a fantastic cast that make this latest […]

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A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a person that has grown up watching tons of Japanese cult cinema, pre-Hays code Hollywood films and a plethora of other cinema genres, cinematic violence is nothing new to me. Not that I’ve become desensitized, but I find that cinematic violence can be a liberating form of expression for a filmmaker. Jia Zhangke has […]

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Nurse 3-D

Nurse 3-D

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the very moment that the teaser posters were revealed for Douglas Aarniokoski’s Nurse 3-D, it should have been known that the film was to be something special. Due to its risque appeal and in your face attitude, the marketing campaign knew what they had in their hands and made it a point to begin […]