Posted on September 20, 2015 by gooberzilla
It’s time once again for some anime fun, and on this occasion Tom and I are talking about the 2001 OAV series Read or Die, which is based on a series of light novels and a manga by Hideyuki Kurata. Read or Die is a stylish, action-packed romp in which the super-powered forces of the British Library face off against evil clones of various semi-obscure historical figures bent on world domination. It’s a little bit James Bond, a little bit X-men, and just a teeny-tiny bit steampunk. (No, not the bad steampunk. The good steampunk.) CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series.
Reading is fun-damental.
Filed under: Animation, Spies | Tagged: Espionage, hideyuki kurata, koji masunari, read or die, steampunk, studio deen | 10 Comments »
Posted on September 7, 2015 by gooberzilla
Hold onto your brains, because Scanners is the Greatest Movie EVER! Click on the movie poster or the title above to
download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: Often mis-classified as a horror film, Scanners is better described as a genre-blending science fiction film with elements of espionage and body horror. Patrick McGoohan is full of bombast and bravura and Michael Ironside is delightfully villainous, and the special make-up effects are still horrifying and grotesque even today.
Filed under: Horror, Sci Fi, Spies | Tagged: Canada, David Cronenberg, Espionage, jennifer o'neill, michael ironside, Patrick McGoohan, Psychic Phenomena, Psychics, scanners, stephen lack, Telekinesis, telepathy | 8 Comments »
Posted on August 23, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi, Spies | Tagged: Biollante, Giant Monster Movies, Godzilla, Kaiju, Kazuki Ohmori, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Megumi Odaka, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Toho Studios, Tokusatsu | 7 Comments »
Posted on August 9, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
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.
Filed under: Animation, Drama | Tagged: Anime, Masaaki Yuasa, ping pong, Taiyo Matsumoto, Tatsunoko Productions | 3 Comments »
Posted on July 26, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Brad Dourif, Creature Features, Graveyard Shift, Horror Movies, John Esposito, John Hall, Maine, Ralph S. Singleton, Rats, Stephen King, Stephen Macht | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 12, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: George C. Scott, Ghosts, Haunted House Movies, Horror Movies, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Medak, Poltergeists, Spiritualism, Trish Van Devere | 5 Comments »
Posted on June 28, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
Fish Norio Wakamoto is best Norio Wakamoto.
Filed under: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Tagged: Anime, Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Horror, Kenji Nakamura, Mononoke, Supernatural Fiction, Takahiro Sakurai | 6 Comments »