All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 3)

The Cat’s Car I love the cat! I love her refined personality, so it makes so much sense she’s in this antique store. I love that the cat is given some conflicted morality that she is helping the conductor only out of fear and that the cat is cunning enough to devise a solid plan […]

All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – Every Episode Review (Part 1)

Given that the previous mini-series experiment of Cartoon Network in Over the Garden Wall became something that tickles a soft spot in my heart. A show that I’d consider to be one of my favorite animated series; you know I was certainly interested in another mini-series. Following with another simple frame structure narrative and a […]

When One Episode Turns Good to Great : Kotoura-San Episode Review

Today we are doing another episode review, taking a deeper look at why my favorite episode of Kotoura-San is in my opinion an execeptional work of storytelling. If you’re worried about getting spoiled for the series you’re in luck because we are going to be looking over the first episode… Hopefully I can hook you […]

“You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (Review)

In the last one: At least I’m glad that my favorite Disney movie doesn’t have any people in it so good luck making a live-action version of The Lion-King. Haha could you imagine… well good luck to whatever Disney property is the next victim. *Goes to check Disney’s line-up* AW F- And so it continues… UCK. […]

Games and Thrones – Kakegurui xx Review

7 Psychopaths and a Game of Craps is back! That was a joke I made in my original Kakegurui review, which is an important one from my end. It was actually my very first anime review and after re-reading it to gain some perspective for this review I think it’s… okay. It’s interesting to see […]

No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (Review)

Dear Mom and Dad, I know this seems to go against my claims that we will no longer be on speaking terms if you sent me here, but I am only writing this because one of the counselors chewed me out over it. I’m glad something got chewed around here because the food surely isn’t. […]

Tears and Fears Clannad: The Complete After Story

READING PART 1 IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. THIS IS AN ARC BY ARC REVIEW OF CLANNAD: AFTER STORY WHICH WILL DETAIL AND SPOIL THOSE ARCS SO DON’T READ THAT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED. READ THE FIRST COUPLE PARAGRAPHS OF PART 1. IF I STRETCH THE INTRO ANY LONGER THIS BECOMES UN-READ-ABLY LONG SO […]

Clannad: The Complete Story

“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald The concept of rose-colored nostalgia googles tells me that this might not be a great idea but if you give me […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals

Two posts in a row with the same format, looks like Hollywood isn’t the only losings it’s creativity. Well, decided I had to post some good old simple movie reviews; movies is in the name and I don’t like feeling like I’m false advertising. You know what you came for let’s get into it. The […]

A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?

Preface: I don’t like to stir the pot but I mean just look at that title. It was too fun to pass up the opportunity to write that. I feel it necessary to warn you all that there is something truly terrifying that I will be discussing today, and it is something that may have […]

Epic Endgame Review

So, I just saw Avengers: Endgame and while my review style is to be somewhat interpretative to allow you to weigh my criticisms and praises to reflect on your own… but there are no opinions when it comes to this movie… only facts. The fact is this is the greatest film in all of existence. […]

Always After-School: K-ON! Review

So after watching Toradora, a very melodramatic romantic comedy, it only seems fitting that I would follow it up with the exact opposite. Also fun fact in between watching K-ON! I decided to watch Synecdoche, New York which is a film about existential dread (safe to say emotionally I’ve been all over the place with […]

I Don’t Understand All the Fuss About ‘Us’

Jordan Peele’s Doppelganger thriller has already proven itself both a commercial and critical success and in instances like this I would let the massive wave of other critics sing the same praises I had and consider my own input unnecessary. However, if I had to describe Us in one word it would be a toss […]

Geeks, Freaks, and Automobiles! Carnival of Souls Review

https://youtu.be/7goumTeBABw Carnival of Souls is best summarized as weird, cheap, but not lacking passion… I only hope I did it justice. I’d be lying if I said I was 100% glad how this review turned out, apologizes for lackluster efforts in terms of sound mixing and making the video entertaining but I think it certainly […]

Dragons, Taiga, and Bear Santa Oh My! Toradora Review

Lately I’ve been “hard at work” on a new video review… but I also decided it was time to watch a new anime series. Now I’m a little nervous because I recently got a couple new followers after getting a shoutout from an Anime blogger…. so I can’t wait to do what I do best […]

The “NOTSCARS” Cancelled. The Black Klansman (Review)

Maybe just American audience’s but why was Childish Gambino’s “Me and Your Mama” the theme of Oscars. I swear, every commercial break that car commercial came on. Did you enjoy the Academy Awards… as Dora the Explorer would say “Me Too”. Sorry to anyone hoping to make a non-english film and win best picture those […]

Is ‘Hereditary’ Oscar Worthy?

A little late but I’ve finally gotten around to watching the most compelling horror film of 2018, Hereditary. Hereditary is held together by strong performances from Toni Collette and first time feature director Ari Aster shows an impressive willingness to explore his medium and craft as a filmmaker. So with a seemingly weaker year in […]

An Anime ‘Community’? – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Review

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a delightful show that after finishing the marvel that is the series film/holiday special The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya I’m glad I decided to check out. I will try my best to represent the show as it’s always fun to try to describe an atypical show with its own […]

Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a […]

The Best Christmas Special You’ve Never Heard Of

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a spectacular film and I’d go as far as to say It’s one of the best holiday specials for a tv series. Holiday specials are a tricky thing as the goal is to have annual reruns and is often seen as a chance to take a break from continuity […]

Netflix Roulette

Come one, come all it’s time to spin the Netflix Wheel. As I teased in my prior post, I am using the Reelgood website which is a quick and easy way to get randomized Netflix flicks to watch. So this is what happened after I took three spins of the wheel. (This post was my […]

Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’

The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets […]

The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]

“For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actorTimothée Chalamet is going to be” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly “…an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist”- Phillip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “It was impossible in Beautiful Boy not to take notice of Chalamet’s seemingly undauntable talent, […]

Everyone has an Opinion on ‘She-Ra’! This is Mine

It’s She-Ra (CLAP CLAP) she’s a hero (CLAP CLAP). This is the wrong Sunday morning cartoon. Welcome to She-Ra and the Princesses of Politics a show that no matter what opinion you hold, countless people will hate you. I’ve heard the perspective from the detractors, and I’ve listened to the defenders and I’ve watched the show […]

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster […]

How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire uses Stella Kowalski’s abusive and unfulfilling relationship as a cautionary tale to portray the importance of letting go and leaving things behind. The parallels that All About My Mother produces comes to a different conclusion, the importance opting in, letting go of your insecurities and accepting your place. The whole conceit […]

The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’

A barrage of paparazzi swarm around a starlet bombarding her with a multitude of questions. One question particularly stands out, and that is whether she considers Italian Neo-realism dead? The question seems incredibly dense in company of the other questions as well as to be directed towards a pop culture icon. The question is even […]

Every Episode of ‘Creeped Out’ Ranked

To get into the halloween spirit I needed to watch some spooky programing and saw Netflix promoting the BBC horror anthology series Creeped Out.  Are any of the episodes worth checking out and if so which ones here’s my personal rank of each episode so if you want to check this fun, spooky series you know […]

Remember the Classics: Why Adventure Time is an Instant Classic

What time is it! Time for all good things to come to an end. The adventures of Jake the dog and Finn the human have finally reached its curtain call as the series finale aired the other day and I think that’s something worth talking about. Especially because I don’t think it’s an overstatement to […]

Why are Kids Playing with Poop?

This all sounds very unsanitary. Don’t worry your children are not playing with actual crap, well most of them anyway. The board game industry is an interesting market, I want to say that with computers and tablets now that traditional games have been eclipsed as the go-to relievers of boredom but I do see that […]