Paul Fails at Geography

Use your three wishes carefully, because The Thief of Bagdad (1940) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring celebrity translator Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: A fantasy adventure film Inspired by the classic Arabian folktales of 1001 Nights, The Thief of Bagdad (1940) boasts ground-breaking special effects, sumptuous production design, and some strong performances from the supporting cast.

Getting Gothic Up in Here.

Hold on to your ancestral family curses, because Black Sunday is The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Blu-ray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Megan, aka “Brainchild“, from The Manga Test Drive.

Review in a Nutshell: A sumptuous pre-giallo Gothic horror film that is also a blatant Dracula rip-off, Black Sunday highlights the aesthetic choices that earned director Mario Bava the title of the godfather of Italian horror.

“I reject your reality…”

Boot up your personal A.I. assistants, because The Dungeonmaster (1984) 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: A science fiction film with heavy fantasy elements told in a series of vignettes from different directors, The Dungeonmaster (1984) is a high-concept, low-budget oddity from the heyday of producer Charles Band and distributor Empire Pictures.

No, Not That House. No, Not That One, Either.

 

Watch out for white kitty cats, because House (1977) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the Bluray cover above to download our review of the film, featuring Tom Pandich of Shonen Dump.

 

Review in a Nutshell: An extremely strange and relentlessly artsy “ghost and fantasy” movie, House (1977) is a unique cinematic experience and well worthy of critical consideration. It’s not so much scary as nightmarish, and everyone should watch it at least once, if only on a dare.

Bonus Episode: The Quatro Must Flow…

Obey the three drink minimum, because FP2: Beats of Rage is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder.

This bonus episode is brought to you thanks to the generous contributions of the GME! Podcast patrons on Patreon.

Review in a Nutshell: A sequel that leans in hard on the rural / suburban absurdities of the first film, FP2: Beats of Rage is a loving homage to very specific period of Millenial pop culture, and whether its style of crass humor and epic fantasy nonsense will appeal to you is anybody’s guess. It hit the sweet spot for me, but my guest feels the film could have been even more exaggerated.

In The Immortal Words of Shakespeare, “Eff Off, Dracula!”.

Hold onto your blood, because The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Oli “InvidNinja92” Bulmer.

Review in a Nutshell: An ambitious production troubled by a clash of directorial styles and studio difficulties, the Hammer Films / Shaw Brothers co-production that pits martial heroes against Dracula and his hordes of jiangshi servants is not quite the chocolate / peanut butter combination you would expect from a film that mixes Gothic horror with kung fu action.

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, featuring featuring Franklin Raines of Oddity Game Seekers.

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.