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 »
Posted on May 3, 2015 by gooberzilla
Wear your color coordinated helmets, because BMX Bandits 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: This is an odd one. It’s a carefree children’s adventure movie filmed by a pioneer of violent, trashy Oz-ploitation flicks. BMX Bandits takes a while to deliver the bicycle-related goods and some of the stunts may seem tame by today’s standards, but overall this is a harmless kid’s movie filled with snarky, wise-cracking Australians.
Filed under: Comedy, Drama, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Australia, BMX, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Children's Films, Heist Movies, Nicole Kidman, Sydney | 7 Comments »
Posted on April 19, 2015 by gooberzilla
Put on your X-ray specs, because ‘If Looks Could Kill’ 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: A comedic send-up of spy movies featuring Richard Grieco as a high-school French student turned involuntary secret agent, ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is both surprisingly gruesome and surprisingly humorous. It’s just the right level of dumb to be entertaining. Special thanks to Jeff Phillips for requesting this one through the IndieGoGo campaign.
Filed under: Comedy, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Comedy, Espionage, France, Fred Dekker, Linda Hunt, Richard Grieco, Spy Movies, William Dear | 4 Comments »
Posted on April 5, 2015 by gooberzilla
Hold onto your neurons, because Push (2009) is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Clarissa from Anime World Order.
Review in a Nutshell: Push (2009) is a high concept action / science fiction film with surprisingly well realized characters and some genuinely entertaining moments. With a little tighter editing, it could have been a fun little cinematic gem, but as it stands its more a diamond in the rough.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Camilla Belle, Chris Evans, Conspiracy, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou, ESP, Hong Kong, Ming-Na Wen, Paul McGuigan, Psychics, Telekinesis, Xiaolu Li | 9 Comments »