Even as a fan of modern live-action Japanese cinema, I felt a tinge of dread when I heard that the 80’s police drama-comedy Patlabor series was going to get a live-action T.V. adaption. People who have read my other reviews… Read More ›
The FP Review: Never. Ignorant. Getting. Goals. Accomplished.
Dance Dance Revolution is a staple in pretty much every decent arcade, whether that arcade is by itself, in a bowling alley, or a restaurant combo such as Dave & Buster’s. We have all wasted a dollar or three on… Read More ›
Blood Lad Review: Young People These Days…
We humans have an odd relationship with supernatural monsters; sometimes we fear them, sometimes we respect them, and sometimes we just sex them up. Vampires in particular seem to get a lot of the last one, which is funny… Read More ›
Lychee Light Club Review: Should I Be Worried That I Am Conditioned To Kids Killing Each Other In Fiction?
When it comes to visual style and thematic elements, I tend to uphold them perhaps above everything else when it comes to entertainment. Now, plotting and characterization are usually just as important as well, but considering that my time and… Read More ›
Cow Boy Review: Hmmm, I See The Boy, But Where Are The Cows?
I am going to be honest and admit that I am not a fan of western comics. Just in general, I am repelled by western art as a whole, like the works of Vincent Van Gogh with his weird textures,… Read More ›
Matinee Review: Just A Usual Trip to the Cinema…of Terror!
When I go to the theater, the movies I see tend to break into two MPAA ratings based categories: hard R fare that tends to earn that rating through interpreting the term “adult” to usually mean gore filled with a ton… Read More ›
Drop Review: Like A Kick To The Gut That You Know Connected
In Japanese culture dating back at least a few decades, the role of a middle/high school delinquent is often characterized by often skipping class, getting into fights, chain smoking, and generally trying to act like a bad-ass. The image of… Read More ›
Attack the Gas Station: Because Why the Hell Not
Juvenile delinquency, in all of its forms, usually doesn’t spell good news for anyone, anywhere, any time. Putting the obvious issues aside, delinquents in different countries act differently from each other, influenced by their cultures expectations and their specific reasons… Read More ›
October Horror Special: Tokyo Zombie
2005’s Tokyo Zombie is directed and written by Sakichi Satô. In lieu of referencing other things that I can bet my bottom dollar will never be released in the States, how about I reference some of his non-directorial credits for… Read More ›
City Hunter The Motion Picture Review: So You Say This Is Not The City Hunter Film ?
When mangaka Tsukasa Hojo started releasing his manga City Hunter within the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump, he started the ball rolling for what would be an almost fifteen yearlong franchise. By the end of City Hunter’s six year serialization… Read More ›
Love Roma Review: …Or, How to Write A Romantic Comedy
When I first started writing reviews for Children Of the Blazing Fist, Franklin Raines (otherwise known as my taskmaster and evil overlord), confessed to having no way of paying me for my time. He would instead introduce and loan me… Read More ›
The City of Lost Children Review: Come On Guys, It Is Not “That” Weird
As my taste in film develops with age, I find myself drifting ever closer to works with a French origin, yet always from a unique source. My knowledge of director Christophe Gans’ efforts like Silent Hill and Brotherhood of The… Read More ›