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 »
Posted on June 15, 2015 by gooberzilla
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.
Kidnapping people at the beach is standard ninja operating procedure.
Filed under: Commando, Greatest Movie EVER, Ninjas | Tagged: Cannon Film Group, Gary Conway, Golan / Globus, Michael Dudikoff, Ninja, Sam Fi, Steve James | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 31, 2015 by gooberzilla
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?
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Akira Kubo, Eiji Tsuburaya, Hiroshi Koizumi, Ishiro Honda, Kumi Mizuno, Mushrooms, Psychedelic Films, Shipwrecks, Survival Horror, Toho Studios | 4 Comments »
Posted on May 17, 2015 by gooberzilla
We’re back, fully licensed and fueled up to have some more Anime Fun Time with our special guest Basil from the OSMCast. This time we’re talking about the 2009 anime film, Redline, directed by Takeshi Koike. Topics of discussion include this under-appreciated film as well as Tom’s staggering Ranma 1/2 addiction and Basil’s improbable fascination with shojo and sports anime. CLICK HERE or on the Youtube banner above to download our review of the film. While you’re at, you can watch Manga Entertainment’s official English dubbed version of the film here.
Let’s look at a few results of the “Screencap a Random Scene from Redline to Use as Your Computer Wallpaper” Challenge.
We didn’t talk enough about the Boin Sisters.
Princess Supergrass is best princess.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world.
Filed under: Animation, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Anime, Manga Entertainment, Racing, redline, Tadanobu Asano, takeshi koike, Takuya Kimura | 5 Comments »