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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47 Ronin

47 Ronin

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Universal Pictures’ rendition of 47 Ronin is quite possibly the most beautiful, hollow and poorly written film in the history of cinema. One of the most famous tales of revenge in the world, has been turned into Hollywood fodder, in which this dutiful tale is reduced to fluff. The film stars Keanu Reeves as Kai, […]

Beyond Outrage

Beyond Outrage

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Takeshi Kitano released the first Outrage film, I was left pretty unsatisfied. While the film had some great elements to it, including its cast and setting, the film had plenty of plot points that were either entirely unnecessary or just plain boring. When I found out that there was to be a sequel to […]

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Swerve

Swerve

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Within the first five minutes of Craig Lahiff’s Swerve, not a single word is uttered and yet we’ve been introduced to many of the main players and their utmost desires. Its one of the single greatest rules of cinema, the notion of showing the audience, but not telling them directly, in order to create both […]

Jormungand, Season One Review

Jormungand, Season One Review

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Based off of the manga series by Keitaro Takahashi, Jormungand is a middle of the road action series, that is bound to enthrall some and bore others. The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, an arms dealer that sells to various evil elements all across the globe. We begin her story, as she picks up a new […]

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Robotics;Notes Part One Review

Robotics;Notes Part One Review

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

With there being so many TV series and films to compete with my time, I still find it extremely valuable when something uses slow pacing to tell a solid story. While I certainly enjoyed the previous “Science Adventure Series”, Steins;Gate, Production I.G’s animated rendition of 5bp. and Nitroplus’ Robotics;Notes is hands down one of the […]

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Game of Thrones: Season Three

Game of Thrones: Season Three

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

While every single season of Game of Thrones has been a tumultuous ride, nothing could really prepare anyone for Season 3. Interesting character development for various characters that we hated, we began to love or understand what makes them tick. The political aspects and intricacies grew deeper and the bloodshed more brutal in HBO’s fantasy […]

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Young Detective Dee

Young Detective Dee

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tsui Hark’s career has managed to be a conundrum to me, seeing as though I’m a huge sucker for asian cinema, I’ve never really gotten much out of his films. Sure, I’d seen things like Once Upon a Time in China, Black Mask and even Knock Off, which I think is one of the funniest […]

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One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Five Review

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Five Review

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

While it can be extremely difficult to find the words to emphasize how great a show is to an unknowing audience, especially after writing a bunch of reviews for it, I somehow still find the means to write about how amazing One Piece is. After wrapping up a major battle at Enies Lobby in the […]

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Ruben Rosario’s Top 10 Films of 2013

Ruben Rosario’s Top 10 Films of 2013

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can honestly say that 2013 was an incredible year for cinema, in both domestic and foreign releases. From genre comedies, to heartfelt dramas, this past year not only broke records, but managed to reinvigorate my faith in cinema as a whole. While a few years ago, due to the death of celluloid in the […]

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The Family

The Family

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Luc Besson has had a pretty prolific career, as a writer, producer and a director. When I had heard that he was making a gangster film with Robert DeNiro, which was being produced by Martin Scorsese, I thought it would be interesting to see where the project went. Would it be on the same level […]