Try to control your parental instincts, because Z.P.G. (“Zero Population Growth”) is the Greatest Movie EVER? Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.
Review in a Nutshell: An extremely pessimistic, Danish / American eco-disaster science fiction film from 1972, Z.P.G. posits a polluted future where having children is a capital offense. It’s an unusual cultural artifact with a few points that feel strangely relevant to the present.
Fire up your giant robots and get ready to “drift”, because Pacific Rim: Uprising is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Gerald Rathkolb of AnimeWorldOrder.
Review in a Nutshell: A film filled with baffling narrative and editorial decisions, Pacific Rim: Uprising is a prime example of what happens when artistic choices give way to financial and marketing ones.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and what could be more in the spirit of friendly athletic competition than a muddled Sunrise mecha anime with a weak narrative focus and disturbingly xenophobic undertones? CLICK HERE or on the banner above to download our review of Gasaraki, a 1998 science fiction TV anime with direction by mecha master Ryosuke Takahashi. In it, we talk about the price of wheat, clunky robots with sand in their joints, and HOLY CRAP! ALIENS!.
Monitor your processor run times, because Appleseed: Alpha is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Dave and Joel from Fast Karate for the Gentleman.
Review in a Nutshell: Appleseed: Alpha has excellent visual design and some good character moments, but a weak antagonist, a derivative plot, and far too little action. Still, it has cyborgs driving things, so A+ / 5 Stars / Would Buy from Again.
Oh, Two Horns. You so crazy.
November is coming to a close, and while we all congeal like so much leftover turkey gravy, it’s time for some more anime fun. We tackle Macross Plus with special guest hosts Andrew from Collection DX and Sean Ryan from Alpha Counter. CLICK HERE or on the DVD cover above to download our review of the film, which features in depth discussion of Macross legal wrangling and our speculations on which Macross series is the best for introducing new people to the franchise.
My Little Murderous A.I. Can’t be This Cute.
Pay no attention to the fact that it’s September 14! Here’s the completely punctual and not-at-all-delayed August episode of GME! Anime Fun Time. In this episode, Tom and I join forces with Gerald Rathkolb of Anime World Order to talk about ancient, out-of-print, unloved science fiction cartoons. CLICK HERE or on the Laser disc cover above to download our discussion of Crusher Joe in both its movie and OAV forms.
Yes, this was the first animated appearance of the Dirty Pair.
June is here, and we’re all ready to begin our rose-colored campus life with a look at The Tatami Galaxy, a 2010 anime with series direction by Masaaki Yuasa of Mind Game and Kick-Heart fame. CLICK HERE or on the poster above to download our review of the film, featuring guest host Daryl Surat of Anime World Order. The discussion includes topics such as the difficulties of finding artistic recognition and the power of mature story-telling in a medium dominated by a focus on youth and nostalgia. Spoilers abound, so listen with caution.
“You complete me.”
Sharpen up your machete, because Jason X is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,
featuring Thomas Pandich of Skin Crawling Comics.
Review in a Nutshell: It’s Jason. In Space. `Nuff said.
Always wear your seatbelt, because Repo Man is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Bluray cover or the movie title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: A confluence of punk rock anarchy and self-deprecating suburban cynicism, Repo Man is also a high concept, low budget science fiction film with a bizarre sense of humor and an avante-garde edge. It’s the kind of film that could only have come from the early Eighties.
Hold onto your sanity, because Dark City is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the Bluray cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring guest hosts
Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder and Mike Toole of Anime News Network.
Review in a Nutshell: Few works of cinematic speculative fiction deserve the word ‘visionary’ to describe their aesthetic. Dark City is one such film, although Paul deducts a few points for the bombastic nature of the movie’s conclusion.
This movie contains:
Click the pic for MIND LASERS.