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reviewed Texhnolyze (Anime). September 12, 2013
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Texhnolyze
There are anime features that are intended to be action entertainment, many are made for fun, while some that serve up fan service and then there are some that really try to push the boundaries of storytelling. These are the anime that can be polarizing, and yet somehow they manage to leave a haunting feeling after its end credits. It manages to provoke and even make viewers struggle in understanding …
posted a Quick Tip about Wicked City. August 29, 2013
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This isn't a bad film and for some people might be a great film. For me it is just a cool Anime, a good if average flick. If you don't mind rape and violent scenes in your Anime then this is for you indeed. But if you like the kid friendlier stuff then stay away.
reviewed Wicked City. August 29, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
            WICKED CITY      Many things have been said about this film based on a book and directed by "Ninja Scroll" director Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Things like "disgusting", "classic", "dark", "horrible", "great" and so on, many different opinions. Well I am somewhere in between …
posted a Quick Tip about Serial Experiments Lain. June 13, 2013
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Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is a classic cyberpunk anime title, and one of the best anime titles ever.      This anime has it all, tonal and artistic consistency (consistently serious), solid story and character development, great animation and art direction, solid background music, and brain-twisting concepts for the serious anime fan who craves anime that lives up to its "thought-provoking" …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010 m.... June 06, 2013
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The Girl Who Played With Fire (2010 movie)
FIrst sequel to The Girl WIth The Dragon Tattoo has Mikael investigating human traffiking and sex slavery while trying to help Lisbeth clear her name for the murder of individuals involved in his investigation. A great story and an opening up of Lisbeths past make up for it's dull spots and gimmicks.
reviewed Hot Fuzz (2007). June 05, 2013
Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
   Simon Pegg plays a London police officer who is too good at his job. After making the other London police officers look bad, his boss decides to send him to a small town in the country side, where he joins the local police force. However, after some mysterious 'accidents' he find that his new life won't be as boring as he thought.      Full of action and …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). June 04, 2013
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
It's always hard to hear that when an American company is adapting a foreign film.  The general opinion is that it will often suck.  David Fincher's adaption though two years after this film was released proved that isn't always the case, and in any adaption there is always going to be comparisons between the two as to which one people like or which one is closer to the source …
reviewed Tales From Earthsea. March 31, 2013
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Tales From Earthsea
What a disjointed mess of a film this is. Studio Ghibli has made a handful of sub par films in the past, nothing bad just a few films that don't quite live up to their incredibly high standards. For a studio with such an outstanding track record its hard for me to fathom how this film was made. Did they think that just because they got the son of Hayao Miyazaki to direct it that it would turn out …
reviewed Last Exile. March 04, 2013
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Last Exile
Last Exile is one of those shows with an amazing premise, some strong characters, good action, and an interesting lore and world for a story to take place in. Anime is a genra for strong imaginations, and Last Exile has that in spades, from the world the series is set in to the weapons of war which its nations use. So why only three stars? By all appearances LE has all the trappings of a great show, …
reviewed Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. February 25, 2013
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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
The Street Fighter video game franchise may be one of the most successful video game franchises in history. It had spawned numerous video game sequels, countless remixes, an anime series, an American cartoon series, inspired two shameful live-action American flicks, a manga, and a Japanese anime movie directed by Gisaburo Sugii. I was going to wait for the uncut Japanese release before I was going …
reviewed That Obscure Object of Desire. February 07, 2013
That Obscure Object of Desire
      Oh, you devilish French people!  What with all of your obsession with, well, obsession!  Men and women constantly throwing themselves at one another!  Sex, sultry sex, and more sensational sensual sex!  How refreshing it is to come across a slightly older classic that shows not all of you – young or old – are constantly happily copulating with …
reviewed Serial Experiments Lain. January 12, 2013
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Serial Experiments Lain
First of all, I'd like to say how glad I am that Funimation reissued this anime in a DVD/blu-ray combo pack last November. No longer is a gem like this in “out-of-print obscurity.”    Serial Experiments Lain has been one of those anime titles I've heard of ever since I got into anime back in July of 2002, but never checked out since from the surface, didn't look …
reviewed Face (movie). October 16, 2012
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Face (movie)
FACE (2004) is a South Korean thriller directed by Sang Gon Yoo, the same man who directed the Korean erotic drama "Yellow Flower". Equal parts ghost story and equal parts murder mystery with a touch of forbidden romance; the film is quite ambitious. However, the problems with the movie weren't all about its script, it also lacked coherency.      Lee Hyun-Min (Shin …
reviewed Suspiria (1977). October 07, 2012
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Suspiria (1977)
**** out of ****    What is a nightmare but a string of unexplainable, sometimes unrelated events that awaken the most negative of emotions from within us whilst we are not actually, in fact, awake? Nightmares are often scary because they are overwhelming to the senses when we recall them; unexplainable, illogical, and wholly unpredictable. If this is what a nightmare truly is, …
reviewed The Horde (La Horde, 2009). August 17, 2012
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The Horde (La Horde, 2009)
**1/2 out of ****    If you like your zombies served fast and your action served with a side-dish of brutality; then the French zombie-action film "The Horde" is likely to be your wet dream. Probably not one of your fondest, but a fond one nevertheless. I admire it for just going fucking berserk for long periods of time and thoroughly entertaining my thirst for blood, guts, and …
reviewed Dead Alive. August 17, 2012
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Dead Alive (Unrated) (Sp) (1993)
**** out of ****    I love blood. I love guts. I love gore. I love anything (artificial) that flows in large amounts, even if we aren't speaking of bodily fluids. But if we are, then movie blood is what I always crave. The more the merrier is my motto when it comes to such a thing. I'm not easily offended or shocked by movie violence; and in the case of features like "The Evil …
reviewed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (movie). August 02, 2012
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
For the last two years or so, there's been a pretty large phenomenon relating to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I've consistently heard good things about the books and Swedish films, and fairly recently with David Fincher's adaptation of the TGWTDT books, I've had more people talk about it with me more. Finally, I decided to invest some time in my night tonight to watch the first …
reviewed Deep Red. July 26, 2012
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Deep Red
**** out of ****    This is the quintessential Dario Argento thriller. Examine the director's entire career - down to every last film he's ever made before and after this - and you'll see that each one contains just a hint of "Deep Red" in its DNA. Argento has been around (in cinematic terms) for a while, since his debut feature in 1970, and if you know his name and have seen a …
posted a Quick Tip about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. May 16, 2012
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Simply put, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is one of the weirdest films that I've ever seen in any genre and any medium (and keep in mind that I've seen weird stuff that most of you wouldn't ever think to see).  Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro are perfect as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo (respectively), and particularly with Depp, his acting as a drug-guzzling journalist was a riot …
reviewed Frontièr(s). May 12, 2012
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Frontièr(s)
*** out of ****    Horror directors are a peculiar breed. With "Frontier(s)", director Xavier Gens has taken the Paris riots and envisioned the cruel aftermath through heads exploding, tendons being cut, parts of the neck being bitten clean off, and terrible death by gas chamber. In a sense, Gens might just be blowing off a lot of steam with the amount of carnage that he chooses …
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