Stealth Polar Bear is Stealthy.

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Strap on your snow shoes, because The Frankenstein Theory is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: A fairly typical found-footage horror film saddled with a particularly improbable premise, The Frankenstein Theory plays more like a tourist advertisement for beautiful Alaskan scenery than a suspenseful melodrama. I enjoyed Kris Lemche as the resident mad scientist, though.

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.”

“Will your school be next?”

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Fire up your turn tables, because Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 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, aka Seanie Ramone.

Review in a Nutshell: A cultural artifact from a time before cell phones and the Internet, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is the kind of raucous, exuberant, nonsensical comedy that couldn’t skate by with a PG rating these days. It’s Animal House by way of Grease…starring the Ramones.

Revenge of the Interrupting Cow.

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Hold onto your magical acorns, because Willow is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: Although the story-line is pretty generic “high fantasy”, Willow holds up surprisingly well to a modern viewing thanks in no small part to the performances of its many actors (especially Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, and Jean Marsh) and its high production values.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #02: Kill la Kill

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It’s time for episode two of Anime Fun Time, and boy do we have a show for you today: a massive, spoiler-laden, two-part examination of Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger’s first full length TV animation offering. Join Paul, Tom, and Jill as they perform a deep dive on a show that’s much, much more than just fan service and explosions. CLICK HERE for Part 1, and HERE for Part 2.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Part 1 – general plot discussion; puns & homophones; formalistic elements such as pacing and structure; the nature of fan-service;  a pro-feminist interpretation of the series; and listener questions.
  • Part 2 – corrections and clarifications; the influence of shojo manga, fairy tales, and the erotic-grotesque-nonsense movement; the Sada Abe incident; manga and anime as counter-culture; more on feminism; our favorite moments; and additional listener questions.

Final Thought:

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“Sometimes you just gotta be washed by a naked rainbow lady.” – Tom Pandich

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: “That’s a lot of fish.”

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Our slow-burning Godzilla theme continues with an exploration of everyone’s least favorite American G-film, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 “classic”, Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to listen to Sean and I discuss our first tastes of colossal cinematic disappointment, everything this film does wrong, and a few things that it does right.

ERRATA: Some corrections are in order. Parthenogenesis is a type of asexual reproduction, and some lizard species do in fact engage in it. Also, the 1994 American Godzilla script by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio actually predates the publication of the Shusuke Kaneko Heisei-era Gamera trilogy, which began in 1995, so to claim the former was ripping off the latter was inaccurate.

“Michael Jordan is an Evil Wizard.”

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Lace up your sneakers, because Space Jam is the Greatest Movie EVER.

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: In our continuing efforts to ruin Katherin’s childhood, we take a look at Space Jam. It’s definitely a movie designed to appeal to children, and the Looney Tunes’ wacky antics strike the adult me as just obnoxious and gross, but the movie still has its moments.

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