Posted on March 31, 2013 by gooberzilla
One moment we’re saving the kingdom, the next moment we’re the sports ball coach. It’s time for some more bonus content, as we dive deep into the show-in-transition that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 3.
Guest hosts include Thomas Pandich, Neil Nadelman, and Kara Dennison. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show:
Review in a Nutshell: Discussion includes an uber-nerdy argument about free will vs predetermination, the nature of heroes, speculation about where the show is going, reflections on where the show has been, opinions about the visibility of the fanbase, and numerous other topics.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy | Tagged: Animation, Cartoons, Friendship is Magic, Hasbro, Lauren Faust, My Little Pony, Unicorns | 19 Comments »
Posted on May 20, 2012 by gooberzilla
We’re being sent back to Magic Kindergarten to take a look at My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2.
Guest hosts include Clarissa and Gerald from AnimeWorldOrder and celebrity translator Neil Nadelman. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.
Review in a Nutshell: We didn’t go as deep or as esoteric this time around, but we did manage to mention the concept of the Doppelganger, Derpy-gate, the highs and lows of the fandom, and why we think the show has managed to remain fresh despite the loss of certain key talents.
Filed under: Animation | Tagged: Animation, Cartoons, Friendship is Magic, Hasbro, Lauren Faust, My Little Pony | 11 Comments »
Posted on August 12, 2011 by gooberzilla
Time for some more kiddy cartoons!
CLICK HERE or on the image above to download a bonus episode in which Sean “Hollywood” Hunting and I gush all over Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Review in a Nutshell: Avengers is one of only a handful of Marvel animated properties that does justice to the source material. It’s a great animated series that can be enjoyed by children of all ages, with sharp writing and strong characterization.
The theme song is @#$%ing terrible, though.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Fantasy, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: Animation, Ant Man, Avengers, Baron Zemo, Black Panther, Captain America, Cartoons, Film Roman, Giant Man, Hawkeye, Hydra, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Kang, Loki, Marvel Comics, Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., Superheroes, Thor, Wasp | 15 Comments »
Posted on December 26, 2010 by gooberzilla
Everybody loves kung fu fighting, and Kung Fu Panda 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: Combining humor, heart, and heroism, Kung Fu Panda is a great kung fu movie with a positive message. Don’t let the advertising fool you; there’s plenty of action, character development, and hilarity to be found here.
Filed under: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu | Tagged: Angelina Jolie, Animation, China, David Cross, Dream Works, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Jack Black, James Hong, Kung Fu, Lucy Liu, Martial Arts Movies, Pandas, Seth Rogen | 9 Comments »
Posted on October 24, 2010 by gooberzilla
Gnash your teeth in agony, because Cool World is definitely not the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest cohost Gerald Rathkolb from AnimeWorldOrder.
Review in a Nutshell: Crippled by a wretched script, bad performances, and a non-stop deluge of animated nonsense, Cool World mutates from an interesting premise into a movie so bad that even its creator has disowned it. It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for Bakshi for foisting this kind of film upon the viewers of the world. Almost.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Worst Movie EVER | Tagged: Animation, Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger, Maurice LaMarche, Ralph Baksi | 25 Comments »
Posted on April 18, 2010 by gooberzilla
Dust off the lances and saddle up your trusty steed, because The Flight of Dragons is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the DVD cover or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest co-host Chad “Winter” Clayton.
Review in a Nutshell: With a narrative borrowed from several different sources, The Flight of Dragons gets by more on its weird visual aesthetic than on the strength of its story. This film is another Rankin / Bass related emotional scar on my childhood.
This movie contains:
Filed under: Animation, Dragons, Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Animation, Dragons, Fantasy, Gordon R. Dickson, James Earl Jones, John Ritter, Peter Dickenson, Rankin Bass | 13 Comments »
Posted on June 11, 2009 by gooberzilla
It’s all magic fairy dust and pink sparkles here, because The Last Unicorn is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: The Last Unicorn is a beautiful and sophisticated children’s film that deals with some surprisingly complex themes. Perhaps the film’s greatest weakness is the soundtrack, performed by America.
This movie contains:
Unicorns in the Sea Foam.
I don’t care how many ‘bestiality’ jokes Sean makes, I think Lady Amalthea is pretty.
ERRATA: Mia Farrow was actually in Supergirl not Superman; Peter Beagle is in fact still fighting for his residuals.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: Alan Arkin, Angela Lansbury, Animation, Children's Films, Christopher Lee, Fantasy, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Peter S. Beagle, Rankin Bass, The Last Unicorn, Unicorns | 29 Comments »
Posted on May 21, 2009 by gooberzilla
Get ready to wave some hippy crystals, because
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is (definitely not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: Technically astonishing but emotionally empty, Final Fantasy may have worked better as a video game rather than a full-length theatrical film. A weak plot and cliche characters diminish the power of the film’s extraordinary visuals.
“Who put this giant cheese grater in my spaceship?”
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi, Video Game Movies | Tagged: Animation, CGI, Fantasy, Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motion Capture, New Age Mysticism, Science Fiction Films | 13 Comments »