GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #18 – Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and Jigen’s Gravestone

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The latest GME! Anime Fun Time is a double-feature in which Tom, Violence Jill, and I explore the 2012 TV series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (directed by Sayo Yamamoto) and the 2014 short theatrical film Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone (directed by Takeshi Koike).

Topics of discussion include feminism, the influence of Gothic Romantic literature, how Lupin means different things to different people, and Tom and Jill’s inherent revulsion to moe anime involving school idols and alpaca. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray covers above to download the show.

Don’t Let it Get Your Goat.

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Beware of women, witchcraft, and the wilderness, because The Witch (2015) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film featuring Zac Bertschy of Anime News Network and Kristina ‘ChibiUFO’ Foster.

Review in a Nutshell: A grim, challenging film of pain-staking period detail and exquisite composition, The Witch (2015) is an atypical, intelligent horror tale with strong feminist themes and disturbing religious subtext.

The Perils of Owning a Volcano Lair

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Take a dip in the Immunity Bath, because Latitude Zero 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 1969 tokusatsu film directed by Ishiro Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, Latitude Zero was filmed in English and marketed to an international audience. Despite the presence of flying submarines, super advanced undersea civilizations, laser gloves, and a giant griffon, the extended international version of the movie is not nearly as zany as I wanted it to be.

Do Not Steal Ivanhoe Martin’s Mango.

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Don’t be a “rude boy”, because The Harder They Come is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A vibrant crime drama with a soundtrack that introduced reggae music to the world, The Harder They Come transports viewers to the slums of Kingston during the early Seventies and gives the audience a glimpse at the desperation and frustrations that could drive an idealistic young man to a lawless life of crime.

GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #17 – Memories (1995)

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s the latest episode of GME! Anime Fun Time, in which Tom, Evan Minto of Crunchycast, and I tackle the 1995 animated anthology film Memories, which is based on a series of short. science fiction manga penned by Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of Akira. Evan and I gush about the amount of technical skill and talent assembled for the film, while Tom is less enthusiastic, since two of the three segments left him cold. CLICK HERE or on the movie poster above to download our review of the film.

More Fun Than a Tank Full of Electric Eels. Maybe.

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Lay off the anti-aircraft artillery, because Repticilus is (probably not) The Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A Danish / American co-production sponsored in part by American International Pictures, Reptilicus is one part giant monster movie, one part travelogue, and one part puzzling artifact of the mysteries of international productions. Apparently, in the Danish version of the film, there is at least one more musical number, and also the titular monster can fly.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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This is an actual screen capture that from Reptilicus, highlighting the movie’s “spectacular” special effects.

Now With 30% More Literal Danny Trejo

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Fire up your flame-throwers, because The Hidden (1987) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest hosts Tony (@CaptainJandor) and Kristina (@ChibiUFO).

Review in a Nutshell: Although the film’s low budget pokes through in a couple of places, The Hidden (1987) is a well-composed, well-edited film filled with strong character actors, humanist themes, dark humor, and a surprisingly effective blend of genre elements including action, science fiction, and “buddy cop” police procedural.

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