GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #21 – Kiki’s Delivery Service

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In the August entry of GME! Anime Fun Time, Tom and I take an impromptu look at Kiki’s Delivery Service, a 1989 theatrical anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray cover about to download our review of the film. Discussion includes topics such as depression, adolescence, and sentimentality. There’s also some bonus talk about Flying WitchThe Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, and why Yamcha is the worst character in Dragon Ball Z.

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Mike Jittlov is the Good Kind of Wizard.

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Break out your LD players or your 16mm projectors,

because The Wizard of Speed and Time is the Greatest Movie EVER.

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

featuring celebrity translator Neil Nadelman.

Review in a Nutshell: A film that is both a love-letter to the magic of making movies and also a scathing condemnation of the way that Hollywood does business, The Wizard of Speed and Time is a highly improbable film that peels back the curtain on special effects techniques that are rapidly becoming a lost art.

Revenge of the Interrupting Cow.

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Hold onto your magical acorns, because Willow is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: Although the story-line is pretty generic “high fantasy”, Willow holds up surprisingly well to a modern viewing thanks in no small part to the performances of its many actors (especially Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, and Jean Marsh) and its high production values.

Cage Rage: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Don your snazzy wizard hat, because The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the Greatest Movie EVER!

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

featuring guest host Daryl “I’m not Here to Make any Friends” Surat from AnimeWorldOrder.

(Also, I guest star on their most recent episode!)

Review in a Nutshell:  The story is a bit trite, but The Sorcerer’s Apprentice stands on the strength of its special effects, its wizard fights, and Nic Cage’s bodacious fashion sense.  As family friendly films go, it’s an enjoyable little romp.

This movie contains:

Nerds getting Picked On.

Dapper Doctor Octopus.

Mind Explosion?

Nic Cage as Himself.

And thus we bring Cage Rage: The Year of the Cage to a close.  It’s been a bumpy ride.  But fear not, brave listeners, as long as hope survives, there will always be more Cage to go around.

Just Some More Yuletide Heresy.

Ordinarily I would be assaulting your senses with a Christmas themed horror movie, such as Santa’s Slay.

But this year, Netflix decided to come down with a terminal case of stupidity, and failed to ship me any of the films that I wanted.

So you’ll just have to make do with Legend instead.

Review in a Nutshell Legend is another one of those films that inspires a disproportionate level of fanaticism compared to its actual quality as a film.  Also, Tom Cruise in a Peter Pan outfit.

Drow are Wussies

Cuddle up with a cute half-orc man slave,

because Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God

is the Greatest Movie EVER!

This movie contains:

OH SNAP! A MIGHTY KRAKEN!

Champagne Villains.

BARBARIAN RAGE!

FINAL THOUGHT:

Undertones!

COMING SOON!

“GRRR! ARGH!”