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reviewed Texhnolyze (Anime). September 12, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
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. …
posted a Quick Tip about Serial Experiments Lain. June 13, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
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), …
posted a Quick Tip about RoboCop. June 12, 2013
RoboCop
Brutally murdered police officer is transformed into a state of the art cyborg police officer. Excellent take of big business and politics with satire and mixes in a big dose of special effects and action. …
reviewed Serial Experiments Lain. January 12, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
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.”    …
reviewed The Matrix. September 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
DVD front
**** out of ****    What would you do if you were in the place of hacker Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) - popularly known by his in-movie online alias of "Neo" - in that you woke up …
posted a Quick Tip about RoboCop. July 18, 2012
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RoboCop
This film just turned 25 years-old!!      Simply put, this is a classic sci-fi/action film.  Some may complain that the vision of a near future Detroit and the movements of the …
reviewed The Matrix. May 17, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
DVD front
You may be wondering what exactly I mean by that title. What I mean is that it's widely-believed that the Matrix is one of the best sci-fi action films ever made. Oh what a grand lie that is. By the …
reviewed Socialpunk. April 23, 2012
Socialpunk
First of a trilogy, this novel is about a near-future world ravaged by environmental collapse. As usual, things are not always what they seem to be.      Ima is a teenage girl of Asian …
reviewed Mardock Scramble: The First Compressi.... March 14, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (Director's Cut) (2012)
Inspired by a series of novels by Tow Ubukata which was later on adapted into a series of manga, director Susumu Kudo is primed to jumpstart a new anime franchise with the first part of an OVA movie trilogy …
reviewed Ergo Proxy. January 11, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
Ergo Proxy
  Before I kick off this review, I'd like to say that I really haven't had much enjoyment watching most anime titles that go beyond a 4-5 hour running length because so many of them have …
reviewed Ghost in the Shell (original movie). July 04, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
2-disc DTS edition
Before I go off reviewing this anime masterpiece, I'll share my personal history with Ghost in the Shell, which dates back nine years ago. Back in July of 2002, I had a bug to watch anime that …
posted a Quick Tip about The Matrix. May 06, 2011
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DVD front
Love this one for its complexity, action & the realm of possibility. An amazing thriller and sci! Enjoyed it tremendously! One of my all time favorite sci-fi!
reviewed Halting State. February 24, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Halting State
Halting State scratches the same itch as Accelerando and Glasshouse did, even if it’s so much near future that it feels like being right around the corner. Just blink for a second and its future …
posted a Quick Tip about The Matrix. October 19, 2010
DVD front
Fascinating, thought-provoking movie with great special effects and a story that works on lots of levels. I really enjoyed this.
reviewed Halting State. August 18, 2010
Halting State
This near-future story is about a bank robbery that exposes a whole lot more. In Edinburgh, Scotland of the year 2018, a high-tech company called Hayek Associates suffers a bank robbery. A senior officer …
reviewed Eastern Standard Tribe. August 17, 2010
Eastern Standard Tribe
Here is a near-future novel about an industrial saboteur who finds himself on the roof of an insane asylum near Boston. In a 24-hour, instant communication world the need for sleep is the only thing …
posted a Quick Tip about The Matrix. July 26, 2010
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DVD front
If only for the innovative filming techniques, this movie is a must see. It is unfortunate that the story could not carry the momentum through parts II and III. The philosophy in the movie is interesting …
posted a Quick Tip about The Matrix. July 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
DVD front
I think this movie paved the way for all the others. the actions were new and the story was very different which played to its advantage.
reviewed Snow Crash. July 14, 2010
Snow Crash
This was a fascinating book. It brings together archeology, psychology, and future technology in one mind wrenching work. The characters are deep and well developed. The character's motives are all …
posted a Quick Tip about Snow Crash. July 05, 2010
Snow Crash
futuristic fun!
posted a Quick Tip about A Scanner Darkly. July 01, 2010
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Dick is a great author
reviewed A Scanner Darkly. June 22, 2010
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
This is Philip K's hyper-paranoia book. Of course, all of his books to some degree rely heavily on knowing the difference between "reality" and the totally subjective; but only in A Scanner …
posted a Quick Tip about The Matrix. June 07, 2010
DVD front
I normally do not like movies of this nature, but The Matrix (and its sequels) are addicting!
reviewed The Matrix. March 13, 2010
DVD front
(I suppose this belongs here too.)      There are two concepts mentioned in The Matrix which are important to its analysis.  But curiously the specific names for those concepts …
reviewed Serial Experiments Lain. January 30, 2010
Serial Experiments Lain
My only regret concerning this series is that I took so long to get around to watching it. It is one of the most intelligent series that I have had the pleasure of viewing as of yet, and it becomes clear from …
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