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 »
Posted on April 10, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Drama | Tagged: Animation, Anime, Crime Drama, lupin the third, monkey punch, sayo yamamoto, takeshi koike | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 26, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Horror | Tagged: anya taylor-joy, Horror Movies, kate dickie, new england, period pieces, puritanism, ralph ineson, robert eggers, the witch, Witchcraft | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 13, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Greatest Movie EVER, Sci Fi | Tagged: Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, caesar romero, Eiji Tsuburaya, Ishiro Honda, latitude zero, Richard Jaeckel, submarines, Toho Studios, Tokusatsu | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 28, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Drama, Greatest Movie EVER | Tagged: carl bradshaw, Crime Drama, jamaica, janet bartley, jimmy cliff, kingston, perry henzell, reggae | 7 Comments »
Posted on February 14, 2016 by gooberzilla
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.
Filed under: Animation, Comic Book Movies, Greatest Movie EVER, Robots, Sci Fi | Tagged: anthology films, katsuhiro otomo, koji morimoto, memories, satoshi kon, Science Fiction Films, tensai okamura | 8 Comments »