I Meant “The Long Goodbye”, Not “The Big Sleep”.


It’s an ace detective team-up for the centuries, and Murder by Death is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: Death is easy, comedy is hard. Despite an all-star cast and the writing talents of the creator of The Odd Couple, I found Murder by Death to be brutally unfunny, although  we can’t quite put our finger on why this meta-textual critique of the foibles of the murder mystery genre doesn’t work.


GME! Anime Fun Time Episode # 22 – Ranma 1/2


The October entry of GME! Anime Fun Time isn’t exactly spook-tacular: Tom, Sean Forster, Dawn, and I look back on the early days of our fandom with a title that used to be terribly important to all of us: Ranma 1/2. Topics of discussion include Rumiko Takahashi’s other works, how our tastes have changed over the years, and how Hayao Miyazaki created the universe (not really). Is Ranma 1/2 a classic, or something that is better left to the past? CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover above to download our review and find out.

My “Buddy” References are Lacking


Hold on to your guitar picks, because Six-String Samurai is the Greatest Movie EVER?

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: An independent film with strong production design, a great concept, and a killer soundtrack, Six-String Samurai suffers from questionable comic timing and an inconsistent tone. It’s not as entertaining as I want it to be, although Sean enjoyed it more on a second viewing.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #19 – Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls


It’s demihuman fan-service galore as Tom, Andrew, and I explore Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, a 2015 TV anime based on the manga of the same name by Okayada.

We discuss our favorite visual puns, the mixed reactions that the show inspires among anime fans, and a brief but surprisingly serious critical interpretation for a sex comedy starring harpies, lamia, and centaurs.

CLICK HERE or on the key art above to download our review of the show.



I do not recommend using Google image search for “Monster Musume” with your Safe settings turned off.

That’s Not Really What “Nonplussed” Means


Get ready for improbable multiple weapon use, because The Legend 1 & 2 are both the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our reviews of the films, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: Despite some misleading American packaging, The Legend 1 & 2 (aka Fong Sai-Yuk 1 & 2, aka The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk 1 & 2) are a fun mix of comedy, drama, and martial arts mayhem from the earlier 90’s. While it’s nice to see Jet Li in a comedic leading role, Josephine Siao ends up stealing the show as Fong Sai-yuk’s irascible kung fu wielding mother.



Jet Li does indeed have a lovely smile.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #16 – One Punch Man


It’s a new year, and what better way to celebrate than with a comprehensive review that barely scratches the surface of the wonders of One Punch Man?

CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the 2015 anime TV series (with bonus manga discussion), featuring Daryl Surat of Anime World Order, regular co-host Tom Pandich, and special guest host Ruth Gwaltney.

We talk about humor, narrative structure, and what it takes to be a hero in this modern world.


visual_01Don’t let Saitama’s try-hard appearance in the first key visual dissuade you. One Punch Man is primarily a comedy.

GME Anime Fun Time Episode #15 – Azumanga Daioh


It’s time for another episode of GME! Anime Fun Time, this time tackling proto-moe situational comedy Azumanga Daioh. CLICK HERE or on the image above to join me, Tom, Clarissa from Anime World Order, and Dave from Fast Karate for the Gentleman as we explore the whimsical world of idealized high school friendships and wax nostalgic on Grapple Baki, Dark Souls, and other things for which we are moe.



I think this animated GIF encapsulates Tom’s entire teaching philosophy.