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reviewed Street Fighter Alpha. September 09, 2005
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Street Fighter Alpha
Pros: Animation was nice and Ken doesn't suck.     Cons: Oh where do I begin…     The Bottom Line: Ken is cooler than Ryu.     Plot Details: …
reviewed Perfect Blue. August 31, 2005
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Perfect Blue
While I wouldn't go as far as some, who have compared this to some of the greatest anime (and some of the greatest films of any genre -- this is not Hitchcock by any stretch), I found it to be a strong …
reviewed Porco Rosso. August 29, 2005
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Porco Rosso
This is not just a delightful animated film, it is a spectacular film of any genre that fits on the same shelf with Casablanca, Shane, and other wonderful films about how lonely it is to be a wandering …
reviewed Fruits Basket Series Box Set (2004). August 19, 2005
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Fruits Basket Series Box Set (2004)
I have my daughters to thank for my discovery of "Fruits Basket." Without their interest in the manga and then the anime series, I probably never would have thought to give it a second glance. But I'm …
reviewed Pom Poko. August 16, 2005
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Pom Poko
This is another indication of how surprisingly wonderful the Studio Ghibli films can be. This film brings ancient Japanese traditions to life in a remarkably modern story, told after the fashion of a …
reviewed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and S.... July 12, 2005
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
In an age of computer enhanced, if not entirely generated, special effects, high adventure, action upon action scenes, what an enjoyable respite it is to view this Korean film of aesthetic simplicity. …
reviewed House of Flying Daggers. June 09, 2005
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House of Flying Daggers
I can't say enough about how perfect this movie was made. It was like the director perfected every still with camera angles, "Matrix" effects, and rich colors. I had previously seen Crouching Tiger Hidden …
reviewed Jan Dara (Original Thai Version with .... May 19, 2005
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Jan Dara
JAN DARA is one of those rare films that succeeds on many levels: the story as adapted from a famous Thai novel 'The Story of Jan Dara' by Utsana Phleungtham is one of intrigue and exploration of lust, …
reviewed Appleseed (2004). April 28, 2005
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Appleseed (Widescreen) (2004)
I just had the privilege of watching an advance promo copy of this new version of Appleseed, and I am deeply impressed.    Simply put, it is beautiful. Hands down, the animation in …
reviewed House of Flying Daggers. April 25, 2005
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House of Flying Daggers
Pros: Good story telling, beautifully shoot film, outstanding performances.      Cons: Ended too soon.     The Bottom Line: House of Flying Daggers is a visual …
reviewed House of Flying Daggers. April 22, 2005
House of Flying Daggers
When the neighborhood movie houses seem to have an overwhelming number of martial arts films, both takeoffs on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' quality and the 'Matrix' clone dalliances, and when the …
reviewed Angel Sanctuary. February 25, 2005
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Angel Sanctuary
Pros: Definitely different     Cons: Definitely not complete     The Bottom Line: The fate of Heaven, Hell, and Earth always seems to rest in the hands of an angered …
reviewed Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. February 25, 2005
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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Pros: Always was a fan of the animation     Cons: Good, but doesn’t strike me in the way some other anime does     The Bottom Line: Mmm...thirsty     …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z - The History of Trunks. February 10, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z - The History of Trunks
Pros: You finally get to know about the first years of Trunks's life - in detail!     Cons: The English version - haha.     The Bottom Line: Not full of excitement, …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Dead Zone. February 08, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Dead Zone
Pros: It’s a fun one – the first place we see what lies hidden inside Gohan     Cons: After seeing everything DBZ, I kinda miss all the other characters, hehe.     …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Return.... February 08, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Return of Cooler
Pros: Vegeta and Goku rule the universe     Cons: Gohan...you're such a wuss!     The Bottom Line: Love DBZ? Awesome! Don't know what it is? Equally awesome!     …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Bojack Unb.... February 08, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Bojack Unbound
Pros: It isn’t up to Goku to save the day!     Cons: It isn’t up to Goku to save the day...     The Bottom Line: If you're into DBZ you might as well watch it. …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Cooler's R.... February 08, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Cooler's Revenge
Pros: It actually works out with the series!     Cons: After thinking about it, this could have been shorter, but where's the fun in that?     The Bottom Line: …
reviewed Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Broly: the.... February 07, 2005
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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - Broly: the Legendary
Pros: (concerning the title) or something similar to that…     Cons: Vegeta! Nani?     The Bottom Line: So many Super Saiya-jins, so little time.     …
reviewed Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture. February 05, 2005
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Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture
Pros: YES! That was awesome!!     Cons: Umm…..nope!     The Bottom Line: It’s great to watch – even at 2:15 am! (central time!)     Plot Details: …
reviewed Zhou Yu's Train (2004). December 12, 2004
Zhou Yu's Train (2004)
ZHOU YU'S TRAIN is another beautiful film from China, refreshingly romantic and intimate film giving us a break from the constant onslaught of the Chinese martial arts films that have so deeply influenced …
reviewed Hero (2004). December 03, 2004
Hero (2004)
HERO is Yimou Zhang's first attempt at a martial arts film - and the novelty shows. As the featurettes explain, he dreamed of making a sword film, searched for a story, and finally wrote his own story …
reviewed Ghost in the Shell (1996). October 24, 2004
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Ghost in the Shell (1996)
If you hear the word "anime," or Japanese animation, and instantly think of popular shows like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Dragonball Z or Inuyasha, then it's high time to re-think those perceptions. "Ghost in the Shell" …
reviewed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and S.... October 18, 2004
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
When I saw the preview for this, I knew I had to rent it. During those first few glances I felt like maybe this movie could be a contender with Vertical Ray of the Sun for one of my all-time favorite …
reviewed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and S.... September 23, 2004
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER..AND SPRING is one of the most visually beautiful films created. With minimalist means, sets, effects, and dialogue, Director Ki-duk Kim leads us on a journey of the human …
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