Posted on July 17, 2016 by gooberzilla
Practice your secret techniques of Japanese rope-bondage, because Five Element Ninjas is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.
Review in a Nutshell: Combining Chang Cheh’s trademark melodrama with superior athletic skills and hilarious gimmickery, Five Element Ninjas represents the Shaw Brothers at the height of their game as producers of top-quality kung fu films.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu, Ninjas | Tagged: Chang Cheh, Hong Kong, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies, Ninja, Shaw Brothers | 8 Comments »
Posted on July 3, 2016 by gooberzilla
July is here, and it’s time for another jumbo-sized helping of GME! Anime Fun Time. This time Tom, Daryl, Dylan, and I examine Giant Robo: The Animation – The Day the Earth Stood Still, a 7 episode OAV series from the Nineties directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa and inspired by the manga works of Mitsuteru Yokoyama. Don’t let the term “robo” fool you: Giant Robo is closer in spirit to the heroic wuxia tales of classic Chinese literature than to something like Mobile Suit Gundam. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Fantasy, Robots, Sci Fi, Spies | Tagged: giant robo, mecha, Melodrama, mitsuteru yokoyama, yasuhiro imagawa | 5 Comments »
Posted on June 19, 2016 by gooberzilla
Watch out for under-cranked stock footage from nature documentaries, because Jaws 3-D is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring Matt “Saint Mort” Kelly from the Horror Movie Night podcast.
Review in a Nutshell: Hamstrung by an implausible premise and gimmicky 3-D camerawork, Jaws 3-D is arguably the nadir of the Jaws films. Despite a surprising amount of talent arrayed before and behind the camera, the film’s plot never quite hits its stride and the cinematography and special effects suffer from the de-conversion process. It’s an odd relic from an early Eighties 3-D revival that never got off the ground.
Filed under: Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: Bess Armstrong, Dennis Quaid, Jaws, Joe Alves, Lea Thompson, Lou Gossett Jr., P.H. Moriarty, Peter Benchley, Richard Matheson, Sea World, Sharks, Simon MacCorkindale | 4 Comments »
Posted on June 5, 2016 by gooberzilla
What better time to review My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 5 than mid-way through Season 6? In this massive bonus content episode, Neil, Kara, and I explore how five years of pony shenanigans has shaped our opinions on the show as well as what we expect from the series going forward. We also discuss the My Little Pony – Equestria Girls: Friendship Games film. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review.
Review in a Nutshell: Despite a few weaker episodes here and there, Season 5 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic delivers some powerful and emotionally resonant stories that should satisfy any pony fan.
Filed under: Animation, Fantasy | Tagged: discovery family, Friendship is Magic, m.a. larson, My Little Pony | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 22, 2016 by gooberzilla
The Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrill theme refuses to die, unlike King Ghidorah in Destroy All Monsters, a 1968 monster-bash that was originally intended to be the final entry in the Godzilla film franchise. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, in which I find the pacing of the film a tad overwhelming and Mom proves herself to be a secret Anguirus-hater.
Filed under: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Godzilla, Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akira Ifukube, Akira Kubo, destroy all monsters, Giant Monster Movies, Godzilla, Ishiro Honda, Toho Studios | 1 Comment »
Posted on May 8, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | Tagged: Anime, fan service, monster musume, okayada, romance, sex comedies | 3 Comments »
Posted on April 24, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Comedy, Drama, Greatest Movie EVER, Kung Fu | Tagged: corey yuen, fong sai-yuk, Hong Kong, Jet Li, josephine siao, Kung Fu, Martial Arts Movies | 7 Comments »