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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Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar

Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve had to get through a bunch of Tenchi Muyo in the past year, with Funimation having swept up all of the former licenses held by Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment. Having sat through most of it, I managed to see the charm of the series and understood why it’s a staple in American anime fandom and found […]

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Stoker

Stoker

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I first heard about Chan Wook Park, director of Oldboy and Joint Security Area gearing up for his first English language film, I was both thrilled and scared of the outcome. Thrilled at the possibility of him making something that would be as good, if not better than his previous efforts. Scared at the […]

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Complete Series

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Complete Series

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Full of scantily clad dudes and some incredible action, Sengoku Basara presents enough for any anime fan to enjoy. Based of the hit Capcom beat’em up games, the show is set in a fictional version of Warring States period in Japan. Various warlords like Masamune Date, Yukimura Sanada and other fight across Japan for power […]

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One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five

One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Setting the perfect balance of comedy, action and plot development in the last batch of its episodes, One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five manages to be one of the strongest sets of this season, keeping fans enticed and clamoring for more. After the events of the last boxed set, Nico Nico Robin has been taken […]

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Dragon (Wu Xia)

Dragon (Wu Xia)

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

I know it will certainly seem like a bunch of hyperbole, but Peter Chan’s Dragon is one of those rare kung fu films that is pretty much perfect. Every fist thrown and every kick launched has meaning behind it and the film manages to blend both character development and plot progression that make something much […]

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The Four

The Four

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gordon Chan’s The Four, based off a Wu Xia novel by Wen Ruian, is a convoluted mess of a film, that still manages to entertain through its action and flair. The film focuses on the Divine Constabulary, a department commissioned by the Emperor himself, to handle secret missions and operate in the shadows. Zhuge Zhengwo […]

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

Those Lovely Angels: A Dirty Pair Retrospective

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Haruka Takachiko and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the Dirty Pair series is something that many newer anime fan’s have never heard of. Beginning in 1980, the series spans over eight novels in total, as of 2007, but has countlessly been adapted into many of the various outlets of anime. TV shows, OVA’s and […]

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Evil Dead (2013) Review

Evil Dead (2013) Review

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fede Alvarez’s remake/reboot of Evil Dead is fiercely relentless and one of the best big budget horror offerings I’ve seen in awhile. While the film isn’t perfect, it gets the big epic moments right, which makes it extremely easy to look past its flaws. While it still retains the kids being cooped up in a […]

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Tormented 3D

Tormented 3D

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Famous for 2002′s Ju-On: The Grudge, Takashi Himizu has now brought us Tormented 3D, which was literally called Rabbit Horror 3D in its native Japan. This 2011 film follows Kiriko (Hikari Mitsuhima), a mute girl who lives with her storybook artist father, Kohei (Teruyuki Kagawa) and her younger half-brother, Daigo (Takeru Shibuya). One day after […]

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Film Noir FAQ

Film Noir FAQ

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Film Noir is a genre unlike any other in the history of cinema and has managed to fascinate people for over 70 years. With its dark alleyways and dames to die for, the genre only existed for about two decades, but managed to leave an indelible print on society and filmmakers around the world. In […]

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