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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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’d been a very long time since I’d wanted to see a film again, right after I finished laying eyes upon it. Great films manage to resonate with you, whether it’s 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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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Ghibli is just a random name I got from an airplane…It’s just a name” says Studio Ghibli founder and legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, when faced with the question of his eventual retirement. While at that moment he feels that the name of the studio is ludicrous, the Studio Ghibli name is synonymous with some of […]

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20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

20,000 Days on Earth is one of the best films to come out in 2014 and is one of the most invigorating documentaries ever crafted. Part fiction, part non-fiction, part behind the scenes of recording an album, directors Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard explore all of these different elements with Nick Cave, lead singer of […]

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Patema Inverted

Patema Inverted

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patema Inverted opens with one of the most harrowing animated images put to screen and yet it still manages to be an anime film that maintains a sense of fun and adventure throughout. Set in a far distant future, a civilization lives in an underground city, where Patema, the village princess, ventures off into areas […]

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Welcome to the Space Show

Welcome to the Space Show

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Full of visual splendor and fantastic animation, Welcome to the Space Show is one of the coolest animated films to have ever been crafted from Japan. The film focuses on four children who are spending summer vacation together for a week, which happens to have them looking for their pet rabbit that was lost during […]

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LFO

LFO

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After sinking myself into the first act of Antonio Tublén’s second feature film, LFO, I became extremely concerned. The film reminded me of Shane Carruth’s Primer, in that it wasn’t necessarily cinematic and very concerned about the pseudo-science behind the premise of the film. While I think the idea of Primer is a good one, […]

Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

Hellsing Ultimate Vol.IX and X

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As someone whose grown up watching violent anime, I’ve always managed to rally behind Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing. While the TV series falls of the rails, the Hellsing Ultimate series offered plenty of entertainment, whose first anime series were Fist of the North Star and Ninja Scroll. While its been a long time coming, Hellsing Ultimate […]

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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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