Posted on December 14, 2014 by gooberzilla
Monitor your processor run times, because Appleseed: Alpha is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Dave and Joel from Fast Karate for the Gentleman.
Review in a Nutshell: Appleseed: Alpha has excellent visual design and some good character moments, but a weak antagonist, a derivative plot, and far too little action. Still, it has cyborgs driving things, so A+ / 5 Stars / Would Buy from Again.
Oh, Two Horns. You so crazy.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Animation, Appleseed, Briareos Hecantochires, Cyborgs, Deunan Knute, Greek Mythology, Masamune Shirow, Motion Capture, Post-Apocalyptic Films, Robots, Science Fiction, Shinji Aramaki | 3 Comments »
Posted on December 7, 2014 by gooberzilla
Hold onto your (robot) butts, because Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the inexplicable movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Oli Bulmer.
Review in a Nutshell: Starchaser is an oddity. A 3D film with rotoscoped animation, Starchaser is also a blatant Star Wars knockoff filled with weird religious symbolism and uncomfortable subtext. Watch it at your peril.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: 3D Movies, Animation, Robots | 8 Comments »
Posted on November 30, 2014 by gooberzilla
November is coming to a close, and while we all congeal like so much leftover turkey gravy, it’s time for some more anime fun. We tackle Macross Plus with special guest hosts Andrew from Collection DX and Sean Ryan from Alpha Counter. CLICK HERE or on the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, which features in depth discussion of Macross legal wrangling and our speculations on which Macross series is the best for introducing new people to the franchise.
My Little Murderous A.I. Can’t be This Cute.
Filed under: Animation, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Artificial Intelligence, Ichiro Itano, Idol Singers, Macross, Robotech, Science Fiction, Shinichiro Watanabe, Shoji Kawamori, Valkyrie, Yoko Kanno | 7 Comments »
Posted on September 14, 2014 by gooberzilla
Pay no attention to the fact that it’s September 14! Here’s the completely punctual and not-at-all-delayed August episode of GME! Anime Fun Time. In this episode, Tom and I join forces with Gerald Rathkolb of Anime World Order to talk about ancient, out-of-print, unloved science fiction cartoons. CLICK HERE or on the Laser disc cover above to download our discussion of Crusher Joe in both its movie and OAV forms.
Yes, this was the first animated appearance of the Dirty Pair.
Filed under: Animation, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Anime, Crusher Joe, Dirty Pair, Haruka Takachiho, Science Fiction, Shoji Kawamori, Studio Nue, Sunrise, Yasuhiko Yoshikazu | 7 Comments »
Posted on July 27, 2014 by gooberzilla
You were expecting Crusher Joe, but it was me, Vampire Hunter D(io)!
Terrible meme humor aside, July is coming to a close and we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer up another quivering slab of Anime Fun Time. This time Tom and I take a look at Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, a slick albeit strange theatrical film from 2000. In a movie filled with vampires, torso-wolves, mechanical horses, steampunk tanks, and ghost lasers, can a fun time be far behind? Click on the movie title or the DVD cover above to find out!
Ghost vampires are like the worst kind of vampire.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror, Sci Fi, Vampires, Werewolves | Tagged: Anime, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Jack Fletcher, John DiMaggio, Madhouse, Vampires, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Yoshitaka Amano | 9 Comments »
Posted on June 29, 2014 by gooberzilla
Fire up your standard-issue telecommunications laser generators, because Congo is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,
featuring Zac Bertschy from Anime News Network.
Review in a Nutshell: Congo is a spectacular sort of failure, the kind of bloated, would-be blockbuster that combines solid character acting with a ridiculous plot and questionable special effects. Opinions are divided on the quality of the ape suit work. Hey, wait. Bruce Campbell was in this?
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Africa, Apes, Bruce Campbell, Congo, Delroy Lindo, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Frank Marshall, Gorillas, Jungle Adventures, Laura Linney, Micheal Crichton, Tim Curry | 10 Comments »
Posted on June 4, 2014 by gooberzilla
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.
“You complete me.”
Filed under: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sci Fi | Tagged: Anime, Masaaki Yuasa, noitaminA, Parallel Worlds, Science Fiction, The Tatami Galaxy, Time Travel | 8 Comments »