This is Clearly Someone’s Fetish.

Hold on to your Edison balls, because Rock & Rule is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the Bluray cover above to download our review of the film.

Review in a Nutshell: An oddball mixture of rock music and half a dozen different animation styles, Rock & Rule is hampered by technically difficulties that have little to do with the amount of talent that was poured into its production. At the time of this writing, you can catch a free, legitimate stream of the film from the official Nelvana Retro Rerun Youtube channel, but the quality is not ideal.

R.I.P. Artax, We Hardly Knew Ye

 

Hold your horses, folks, because The Neverending Story is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A weirdly existential and somewhat traumatizing West German children’s film, The Neverending Story is a cultural artifact from a very strange and very specific era of the Eighties. They say you can never go home again, and perhaps with this film, that’s true in both the literal and metaphorical senses.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #30 – Thunderbolt Fantasy

The month of Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a little romance, and what’s more romantic than the 2016 Japanese / Taiwanese wuxia puppet theater co-production, Thunderbolt Fantasy? CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series, in which we explore whether a live-action puppet show can be more anime than anime.

The Ethics of Tuna and Apple Juice.

Power up your flash lights, because Little Monsters is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: Weirdly gruesome and oddly grotesque, Little Monsters is a kid’s movie that suffers from questionable production values, an unsympathetic protagonist, and an inconsistent tone. The film falls into a nether-region somewhere between fantasy, dark comedy, and childhood buddy flick.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #28 – Ninja Scroll

July is coming to a close, and it’s time for some more Anime Fun. Join Tom and I as we reminisce about Ninja Scroll (known in Japan as Jūbē Ninpūchō), 1993 animated film that recalls the dark and nihilistic samurai exploitation films of the Seventies. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover of the film, which features discussion on Ninja’s Scroll‘s place in American fandom as well as many a paean to the lonely death of Bee Guy.

ERRATA: When talking about samurai movies involving hidden gold mines, I accidentally conflated two different films: Goyokin (1969) and Sword of the Beast (1965), both of which are directed by Hideo Gosha. I also mispronounced Gemma’s name as “Genma” throughout the entire podcast without realizing it. My bad.

Droppin’ Bombs with M.O.M.

Strap on your fur loincloth, because The Barbarians (1987) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: A thoroughly generic Conan the Barbarian rip-off buoyed up by its scattershot production design and the exuberant performances of Peter and David Paul (aka the Barbarian Brothers), The Barbarians (1987) is everything I’ve ever wanted in a Cannon Film Group film directed by Ruggero Deodato.

GME! Anime Fun Time #26 – Bikini Warriors

It’s time for another installment of GME! Anime Fun Time, and this time Tom and I are taking a look at a short form fantasy comedy TV anime known as Bikini Warriors. The show has about as much depth as you would expect for being based on a series of ecchi figurines, so topics include the influence of Dragon Quest and discussions of similar fantasy properties. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover above to check out our review of the show.