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 »
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 »