Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: The Merry Adventures of Muddy Mudskipper

The years-spanning (annual?) tradition continues with the next entry of Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla as Mom and I take breathless look at the 2016 Hideaki Anno / Shinji Higuchi joint, Shin Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of the film, which features much discussion on Japanese politics, “scrap and rebuild”, and the imagery of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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You Can’t Hit Me With Your Slow Bullets.

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Sharpen up your katana, because Versus is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting and Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder.

Review in a Nutshell: Frenetic, funny, and action-packed, Versus is a genre-bending action / horror / Yakuza picture with a mystic twist. It’s an independent movie with a small budget and a big heart.

‘Expertise and Child for Rent’

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Get ready to walk the Road to Hell, because Shogun Assassin (aka Lone Wolf and Cub) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the British DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: A mash-up of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films, Shogun Assassin stands on its own merits thanks to its original contributions, such as the weird electronic soundtrack and Daigoro’s voice-over. It’s an excellent introduction into the world of chanbara and jidaigeki films.

The Taste that Lingers?

Hold onto your sushi, because Wasabi is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

NOTE:  Technically difficulties caused Sean’s end of the conversation to “clip” during recording.  We apologize for the sound quality in advance.

Review in a Nutshell:  Wasabi is an action-comedy with a zany sense of humor and a clean visual aesthetic.  The film doesn’t hold up well to repeated viewing, but a single viewing is definitely worth a look, especially if you liked the later films influenced by Wasabi, such as Crank and Shoot `Em Up.