GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #03: The Tatami Galaxy

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June is here, and we’re all ready to begin our rose-colored campus life with a look at The Tatami Galaxy, a 2010 anime with series direction by Masaaki Yuasa of Mind Game and Kick-Heart fame. CLICK HERE or on the poster above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Daryl Surat of Anime World Order. The discussion includes topics such as the difficulties of finding artistic recognition and the power of mature story-telling in a medium dominated by a focus on youth and nostalgia. Spoilers abound, so listen with caution.

Final Thought:

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“You complete me.”

Not to be confused with ‘Strange Circus’.

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Do that funky hand-jive, because Santa Sangre is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Franklin Raines of Children of the Blazing Fist.

Review in a Nutshell: Trashy, exploitative, surreal, humorous, grotesque…all of these words and more apply to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s most accessible film, Santa Sangre, a tale of murderous Oedipal urges, religious cults, dismemberment, insanity, and the circus. Quite simply, this is an amazing and beautiful film.

Absolutely No References to Avenged Sevenfold.

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We can’t stop here, because Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting and Dan “Diggity” Derasmo.

Review in a Nutshell: A faithful, visually imaginative adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s scathing condemnation of the hypocrisies of the American dream and the failure of Sixties counter-culture, Fear and Loathing thumbs its nose at the traditional three act structure. Also look for amazing performances by both Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Buy the ticket, Fly the @#$% Plane.

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Remember to think in Russian, because Firefox is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

featuring Andrew from The Veef Show.

Review in a Nutshell: Despite a few odd directorial flourishes, Firefox is an entertaining hybrid of Cold war espionage and high-tech aviation. Unfortunately, Clint Eastwood’s shell-shocked protagonist isn’t as engaging as the other supporting characters.

We forgot to mention Gedde Watanabe.

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Sharpen your daggers, because 47 Ronin is (not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring Gerald Rathkolb of AnimeWorldOrder.

Review in a Nutshell: Combine a dubious choice of subject matter, cultural appropriation / whitewashing / racebending, an overblown budget, an unnecessary 3D post-conversion treatment, numerous delays, studio interference, a novice director, deceptive marketing, and an indifferent film-going audience and you get a recipe for disaster. As a movie, 47 Ronin is bland with a few entertaining moments, but as an exercise in how not to make a movie, it is fascinating.

Paul Rudd Amnesia

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Enjoy some delicious Coca-Cola, because Mac and Me is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: One part crass product placement, one part shameless E.T. rip-off, one part existential horror movie, Mac and Me is an unlikely children’s film that needs to be seen to be believed. While indubitably a bad film, both Sean and I agree the film gets a disproportionate amount of hate.

“What’s That Smell?”

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Lace up your boots, because No Holds Barred is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder and Ryan Williams of the One Nerd’s Opinion Video Show.

Review in a Nutshell: A vanity piece designed to prop up the film career of Hulk Hogan, No Holds Barred features weird tonal shifts, bizarre editing choices, and a career-making performance by Tom “Tiny” Lister as the villainous wrestler, Zeus. It’s the kind of film that needs to be seen to be believed.

This movie contains:

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Scary Face.

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Scary Face.

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Murder.

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