GME! Anime Fun Time Episode # 13 – Read or Die (2001)

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It’s time once again for some anime fun, and on this occasion Tom and I are talking about the 2001 OAV series Read or Die, which is based on a series of light novels and a manga by Hideyuki Kurata. Read or Die is a stylish, action-packed romp in which the super-powered forces of the British Library face off against evil clones of various semi-obscure historical figures bent on world domination. It’s a little bit James Bond, a little bit X-men, and just a teeny-tiny bit steampunk. (No, not the bad steampunk. The good steampunk.) CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the series.

Final Thought:

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Reading is fun-damental.

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Hold onto your brains, because Scanners 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: Often mis-classified as a horror film, Scanners is better described as a genre-blending science fiction film with elements of espionage and body horror. Patrick McGoohan is full of bombast and bravura and Michael Ironside is delightfully villainous, and the special make-up effects are still horrifying and grotesque even today.

All Grieco, All the Time.

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Put on your X-ray specs, because ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A comedic send-up of spy movies featuring Richard Grieco as a high-school French student turned involuntary secret agent, ‘If Looks Could Kill’ is both surprisingly gruesome and surprisingly humorous. It’s just the right level of dumb to be entertaining. Special thanks to Jeff Phillips for requesting this one through the IndieGoGo campaign.

Buy the ticket, Fly the @#$% Plane.

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Remember to think in Russian, because Firefox is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Andrew from The Veef Show.

Review in a Nutshell: Despite a few odd directorial flourishes, Firefox is an entertaining hybrid of Cold war espionage and high-tech aviation. Unfortunately, Clint Eastwood’s shell-shocked protagonist isn’t as engaging as the other supporting characters.

Fred Ward, Action Hero

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Don’t let the bad guys get away with it, because Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: Based off of a long-running series of ‘men’s adventure’ novels, Remo Williams tries to emulate the James Bond films and to find a happy middle ground between action-movie seriousness and tongue-in-cheek camp. It does not ultimately succeed, but the film inspires some interesting conversation.

Clint Eastwood, you are not Sean Connery.

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Strap in your caribiners, because The Eiger Sanction is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

Review in a Nutshell: A spy movie based off of a deadly serious reading of a satirical novel by Trevanian, The Eiger Sanction captures the zeitgeist of the Seventies in a way that few other films do, not that this is always a good thing. The mountain-climbing scenes in the third act are breath-taking.

Happy Cyborg Mother’s Day!

The Greatest Movie EVER!

Don’t have a Descartian existential crisis,

because Ghost in the Shell is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This movie contains:

I can see my house from here.

Naked Bungee Jumping.

Woof.

Basset Hounds.

I <3 Batou

Batou, probably my favorite character in cinema. (Besides Tank Girl.)

This just looks so wrong.

Kusanagi MOE-toko. OMGLOLZ.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you M.O.M.s out there,

and congratulations to FuzzyPrint

for winning the Make M.O.M. watch Ghost in the Shell Contest!