GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #14 – Overlord

Two episodes of GME! Anime Fun Time in a row? Impossible! But it is the month of Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with an anime filled to the brim with spooky skeletons? Join Ruth and I as we try to explain what kept us going through 13 episodes of Overlord, an anime that combines the worst elements of light-novel narrative structure with the worst elements of the “trapped in an MMORPG” science fiction subgenre. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the show.

Final Thoughts:

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Overlord does have some pretty boss character designs.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #11 – Mononoke

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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.

Final Thought:

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Fish Norio Wakamoto is best Norio Wakamoto.

Cavemen with Laser Rifles, Pew Pew.

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Hold on to your fur boots and your flint ax-heads, because Yor: The Hunter from the Future is undeniably The Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A zany mash-up of post-apocalyptic and prehistoric films, Yor: The Hunter from the Future is buoyed up by the charming performance of Reb Brown as a futuristic caveman with perfect hair and a winning smile. Also included are lethal robots, savage tribes, and giant rubber dinosaurs.

FINAL THOUGHT:

The infamous hang-gliding scene.

Rednecks 1, Midian 0

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Let your freak flag fly, because Nightbreed is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring ‘Internet Terrorist’ Tom Pandich and Violence Jill.

Review in a Nutshell: Clive Barker is a weird dude and Canada is a strange place in this dark fantasy / supernatural romance that was originally miss-advertised as a slasher flick. The Director’s Cut of Nightbreed is a superior version of the film in nearly every respect, although Paul still has his reservations.  See the film for its imaginative make-up effects and grim sense of humor.

Are you ready for some GARGOYLES?

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Polish up your kali sticks and whack some demons in the face, because I, Frankenstein is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: Critically panned and commercially a bomb, I, Frankenstein had the potential to be an entertaining supernatural action flick. Unfortunately, the script never manages to glue together its disparate elements, and as a result the Frankenstein character feels like an afterthought in the movie that bears his name.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #08 – The Book of Bantorra

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It’s a new year, and we’re ready to have some more Anime Fun Time! Join Andrew and Paul as they try to explain the Byzantine narrative contortions of Tatakau Shisho, aka The Book of Bantorra, to an unsuspecting Tom. CLICK HERE or on the DVD cover above to download our review of the show. Discussion includes lame super powers, the perils of adapting a series of light novels into animated form, and the better aspects of sexy but psychotic librarians.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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As Andrew says, this show is anime as @#$%.

All About that Robot Booty.

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Hold onto your (robot) butts, because Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the inexplicable movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Oli Bulmer.

Review in a Nutshell: Starchaser is an oddity. A 3D film with rotoscoped animation, Starchaser is also a blatant Star Wars knockoff filled with weird religious symbolism and uncomfortable subtext. Watch it at your peril.