In a nutshell: Scoob! ultimately lacks identity and constantly grapples with what to be. A barrage of homage to a beloved franchise while simultaneously showing no interest in the characters, mysteries, or heart that made it a classic to begin with. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo go on a modern adventure which apparently means joining up with … Continue reading Scoob! Just Doesn’t Scooby-Doo it for Me!
Welcome to a Different Review We like to have fun here, whether that is reviewing a fantastically fun flick or an amazing anime series. This time we will be doing neither of those things…or both depending on how you look at it. Because today’s post is going to be a mock attempt at script coverage. … Continue reading The Best Movie That Never Was! – Pandamonium (part 1)
A film that demonstrates a rich dichotomy between ideological differences can be considered as old as film itself. Yet, international director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Blindness) delivers with his recent film The Two Popes in constructing the perfect paradox of a film that feels entirely timeless as well as crucially contemporary.
When it comes to 1917 I’m left wondering if people just read the press kit or if they actually went and sat through the entire movie. I thought 1917 maybe suffered from an incredibly unimaginable title but the real truth of the matter is what else was there to name it. The characters and plot … Continue reading 1917 – Mendes Plastic Bag on the Battlefield?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77sS5IuR0Gs Why are we still here, just to suffer? Should I really be surprised that someone who thinks The Rise of Skywalker is a 10/10 hates this movie. As much as I love to ham up my frustrations, I do see why discontent for this film exists. On the surface, The Lighthouse is a film … Continue reading The Lighthouse is a Film About…Nothing?
I mean it’s only February so it might be too early for this but having vaguely positive remarks about Sonic the Hedgehog might be the most surprising review I write this year. Sonic the Hedgehog to me has just become this unruly beast of inherent cringe but it’s that reputation that has almost made the … Continue reading Sonic The Hedgehog Movie: Chaos Controlled?
The Villain of Frozen II After the great bamboozle that was Hans Christian Anderson being the villain of his own story, Frozen II figured there was only one twist that could top that…. there being no antagonist at all. The lurking evil wasn’t some mystical magical forest entity or some cosmic event. The real evil … Continue reading Frozen II: The Big Review (Part II)
Frozen II is the most confused I’ve been at the movies all year, and it’s an odd beast to tango with. It is not a bad film by any means (I guess), but it also has me wondering “how did you fuck up this badly” (and with that line we are no longer family friendly, … Continue reading Frozen II: The Big Review
7/10 on IMDb, 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 3 out of 4 on Ebert…… and I hate it. The Cabin in the Woods is divisive and is either consider a clever game changer or as I would call it…. Crap. The Cabin in the Woods initially appears to be a standard affair: 5 troupes go … Continue reading I Hate ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – 31 Spooks of October
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 … Continue reading All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 3)
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 … Continue reading All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – Every Episode Review (Part 1)
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 … Continue reading When One Episode Turns Good to Great : Kotoura-San Episode 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. … Continue reading “You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (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 … Continue reading Games and Thrones – Kakegurui xx 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. … Continue reading No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (Review)
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 … Continue reading Tears and Fears Clannad: The Complete After 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 … Continue reading Clannad: The Complete Story
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 … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Red Box Rentals
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 … Continue reading A Critic’s Critique of the Critics’ Critic: Are You Allowed to Say Endgame is Bad?
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. … Continue reading Epic Endgame 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 … Continue reading Always After-School: K-ON! Review
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 … Continue reading I Don’t Understand All the Fuss About ‘Us’
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 … Continue reading Geeks, Freaks, and Automobiles! Carnival of Souls 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 … Continue reading Dragons, Taiga, and Bear Santa Oh My! Toradora 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 … Continue reading The “NOTSCARS” Cancelled. The Black Klansman (Review)
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 … Continue reading Is ‘Hereditary’ Oscar Worthy?
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 … Continue reading An Anime ‘Community’? – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Review
“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 … Continue reading Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?
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 … Continue reading The Best Christmas Special You’ve Never Heard Of
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 … Continue reading Netflix Roulette