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I had been keeping my eye on “Batman Ninja” ever since I saw the completely bonkers trailer for it. “Batman Ninja” is the story of Batman and the other villains and heroes of Gotham City transported by Gorilla Grodd’s time machine into feudal Japan (why the time machine brings them to Japan is never explained, […]

Brad Bird is a genius. Now I have made it abundantly clear that the greatest living animated director – perhaps director period – is Hayao Miyazaki, but as far as western animation goes there are several directors in competition for the title – John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich… In other words, Pixar. […]

Well, that was…definitely an experience. I have no idea what to make of “Kill la Kill”, an anime about evil clothing and the naked men and women who fight them. Let’s just go the standard route. Synopsis: Get ready, because this one is convoluted. “Kill la Kill” is the story of Ryuko, who has enrolled in […]

This has been updated from an article on Superversive SF. Like Snicket’s other big series, this series is not superversive. Since I’ve done so much writing on the Snicketverse anyway, and since the excellent second season of the Netflix series came out, I figure I might as well do a bit on his prequel series […]

I was in between giving my review for this film and “Kill La Kill” (talk about diverse options!), but considering that we are now in the middle of Easter week, I think this film is appropriate. “Getting Grace” is the story of Grace, played by newcomer Madelyn Dundon, a teenage girl with terminal cancer who […]

This is a minor update of a post originally made down at Superversive SF. I have a feeling this is going to be a controversial article. On one hand you’ll have the usual crowd of squawkers yelling that I’m a misogynist. That’s easy enough to predict. I wouldn’t be surprised if I got some link […]

I really didn’t know what to expect with “Trigun”. Everybody had been recommending it to me for awhile, but I had tried the first couple of episodes already. They weren’t bad, but the show never really clicked for me. I was left there scratching my head wondering what was supposedly so special about it. I […]

I’m going to start by telling you why I’m not reviewing “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”. I absolutely loved it, as I said previously, so why not? Honestly…I can’t. It’s impossible for me to review. I love it too much. There are certain books, movies, and shows that I love so much, was so swept up in […]

Given that I have now reviewed over a dozen movies from Studio Ghibli I figure it would be worth my time for me to put out my official reviews of the four anime series I have watched. Spoilers will be avoided as much as possible, but it’s impossible to avoid everything, so move ahead at […]

I love FTL. Love it. I don’t know if it’s my favorite game, but it is by far the game I have sunk the most hours into – more than 1,000, in fact. It is a brutal game, legendary for its unforgiving nature. It took me – no joke – exactly 200 games just to […]

Reading Justinian Wright’s recent post on “Frozen” got me thinking about something I’ve heard a lot of people talk about, and perhaps realize implicitly, but never actually state outright: “Frozen” is not a Disney movie. “Frozen” is not a fairy tale. “Frozen” is the exact opposite. It is an anti-Disney movie and an anti-fairy tale. […]

(An updated reprint of an article on an old blog. Since then I have beaten the Elite Four and caught Mewtwo…who is insanely overpowered, by the way). I have always said that I will maintain until the day I die that generations 1 through 3 of Pokemon are legitimately great games. Of course, it’s hard […]