Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

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Like an atomic dinosaur slumbering in a volcano, the Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla theme was not dead, but merely resting. Join Mike Dent, Tony Wendel, and myself as we shake off the dust of ages to talk about perhaps the strangest, most surreal entry in the Heisei series, Godzilla vs. Biollante. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, which now features 20% more Space Godzilla and Shinji Higuchi gossip by volume.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #12 – Ping Pong: The Animation

pingpong Tom and I are joined by guest host Casey from Anitwitter to talk about the 2014 TV anime, Ping Pong: The Animation, adapted from the manga by Taiyō Matsumoto. Ping Pong: The Animation is visually dense and rich with characterization. It’s a very uplifting, life-affirming series, although you wouldn’t judge that from some of the advertising. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.

Final Thoughts:

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The visual make-up of the show can be difficult to describe, so here are a series of images to give you an idea of what to expect.

“Ever work tha pickah?”

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Break out the fire hoses, because Graveyard Shift is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Saint Mort of The Saint Mort Show and Horror Movie Night Podcast, both available via Geekscape.net.

Review in a Nutshell: A fun little “creature feature” that completely flies apart in the third act, Graveyard Shift nevertheless has excellent production value, good special effects, and charming performances from a strong cast of character actors.

“Spooooky Wheelchair”

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Beware of angry poltergeists, because The Changeling (1980) is the Greatest Movie EVER.

Click on the movie title or the poster above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: The Changeling (1980) is a beautifully shot, gorgeously edited, low-key, suspenseful film that is part ghost story and part detective story. Although the final act stumbles a bit after all of the mysteries are revealed, it’s still interesting as a well-made, atypical horror movie.

ERRATA: I accidentally referred to House on Haunted Hill as 13 Ghosts. Mea culpa.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #11 – Mononoke

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It’s that time again, time to have some Anime Fun. This time Clarissa from Anime World Order joins us again to discuss the strange, supernatural, and visually unique 2007 TV anime, Mononoke. An original series based on the character of the Medicine Vendor from the earlier Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke features bright colors but dark subject matter, and it turns limited animation into an artistic statement rather than a budgetary consideration. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.

Final Thought:

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Fish Norio Wakamoto is best Norio Wakamoto.

Dial ‘N’ for Ninja.

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Wax up your surfboard because American Ninja 2: The Confrontation is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: A film filled with hard-partying U.S. Marines and improbably ninja, American Ninja 2: The Confrontation is a largely derivative sequel that still manages to capture a lot of the zaniness that made the mini “ninja craze” of the Eighties such a unique period in film history. The presence of Steve James really elevates the film.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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Kidnapping people at the beach is standard ninja operating procedure.

There’s a Fungus Among Us

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Batten down the hatches and stow the sails, because Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Japanese movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M. and many mushrooms.

Review in a Nutshell: Although M.O.M. disagrees, I feel that Matango is a cinematic rarity in that it is both bleak, nihilistic, and psychedelic. The special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and company as well as the set dressing are especially good. Who is the real monstrous mushroom? Who, indeed?

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