Jul 312014
 

Hawkeye #19

Delays are a fact of life: sometimes, events intervene to prevent your most hotly anticipated property from releasing on time. It’s annoying, of course, but if the final product is great, the wait time shouldn’t factor into your judgment. Why preface my review like this? Well, Hawkeye #19 was supposed to come out six months ago.

Hawkeye has been a series that’s garnered lots of fan acclaim and even recently won an Eisner Award for last year’s issue #11. Though this comic has experienced numerous delays since its inception, I want to be clear: such issues shouldn’t affect my view of an issue’s quality. Furthermore, this issue excited me with the prospect of telling a story almost entirely through American Sign Language. With that in mind, let’s take a look at Hawkeye #19!

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Jul 282014
 

aldnoah zero

Aldnoah.Zero, Urobuchi Gen’s latest offering, is a mecha centered around a conflict between the Earth and a race of people living in space. Only four episodes are out so far, but I’m quite surprised at how strong Aldnoah.Zero is. His last show, Suisei no Gargantia, was also a strong, character focused show, so I was wondering how Aldnoah.Zero would fare. It could very well be the definitive mecha show of this season, and may very well be one of Urobuchi’s strongest works. Continue reading »

Jul 282014
 

Hey y’all! One of my favorite groups is back, Block B, has just released a new mini-album! Before its release, their company hinted that the concept was something the group had never done before, and having watched the music video, they’re absolutely right! The style of the video, music, and members themselves are not what you’d expect from Block B. I think this is the first huge deviation from their original style, so let’s take a look at their new single, Her!

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Jul 282014
 

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In my tenure as a person ranting, primarily to himself, about movies on the internet, there have been a lot of movies I’ve approached with varying degrees of trepidation or unease, but this is quite possibly the first film I’ve gone into in a long time without any desire to actually see it. Between the time when this movie’s ad campaign began and its actual release, the discussion about it has been completely subsumed with complaints about the irritating ‘humans only use 10 percent of their brain’ myth or the question of whether or not it’s being racist, so that by the time it actually hit, all desire to see it had been completely drained from me.

In fact as I stood in line to buy my ticket, I wound up contemplating whether or not I’d get a stern talking to from my superiors if I just went to see Snowpiercer again and did another rant about how you should go see it. I didn’t want to go see Hercules though; I was a little bored, not completely out of my mind. But regardless of my desire or lack thereof to see it, I did wind up in that theater, and am duty bound to bring you my opinion on it.

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Jul 282014
 

Howdy folks! This week’s review is on the highly esteemed film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The trailer for this movie is, simply put, awesome, and at first glance it looks like one of those quirky movies that sticks of the usual stink pile of film, and makes movie nerds make whoop whoops for years to come. However, I honestly could not even finish this film. If you would like a more positive outlook, make sure you read Elessar’s review.

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Jul 272014
 

What was that other Pokemon that could use the Thunderstone besides Eevee?
You mean Eelektrik?
Yeah! That guy!

Raichu official

The world of video games is a harsh one. For every Mario there’s a Luigi. For every Sonic vs Shadow rivalry, there was once an echidna who used to mean something. Pokemon is no different a case, especially as we investigate the poor tale of  Raichu.

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