Jul 222014
 

Hey y’all! Today I’ll be talking about one of my all-time favorite guy groups, Infinite. They had a comeback not too long ago, and what’s out now isn’t a new album- it’s a repackaged version of the previous album (their second full-length album, Season 2) with two brand-new songs. A music video for one of these songs, Back was just released, so let’s take a look at it!

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Jul 222014
 

Young groups usually have their songs chosen carefully, since enough bad singles could cut promising careers very short. While this group had some promising indie singles, their major singles have been mostly hit or miss, meaning that those who are not die hard fans may begin to waver. Still, with only their fourth single recently released, there’s still time to solidify an image, though I’m not entirely sure this is the one they really want if it’s cuteness without quality.

Let’s listen to Black Butterfly by Juice=Juice.

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Jul 212014
 

Argevollen

It’s no surprise to anyone that production of mecha shows has slowed down considerably over the past few years. I always take note of the mecha shows that do come out, but sometimes you have to wonder why these sorts of shows don’t get produced often. Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen is a show with few surprises for anyone familiar with the genre. In fact, I could potentially write an article discussing how Argevollen plays things safe, but I won’t. There’s some subtle potential about this show, and while I hope it does become a great show, this show has a long way to go. Continue reading »

Jul 192014
 

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

China has always had a sort of weird, parallel ecosystem for its movie industry, and I’m not certain how aware American film goers are of it. Oh China, as a market is getting more and more important for American films, to the point that the entire 3rd act of the latest Transformers movie takes place in China, complete with hyping up the Chinese military and what appeared to be Chinese product placement. But China has its own film market, one which exists almost entirely outside American influences. To wit: Andy Lau the lead actor of this movie is, in Hong Kong, a monstrously famous actor and singer who has appeared in over 150 movies, but unless you’ve seen House of Flying Daggers or Infernal Affairs you’ve probably never seen him.

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Jul 182014
 

The apocalypse has become an increasingly popular subject for films, probably because people thought we wouldn’t live to see a 2014. Still, most films looked at it from a comedic route rather than a dramatic one, since there’s apparently nothing you can do but laugh in the face of death. Amongst all the other blockbusters, like Finding a Friend for the End of the World and This is the Endthere is this little indie number that snuck under the radar and onto Netflix. Is it better at dealing with the absurdity of the end of all things, or does it just fall flat like the rest? Let’s take a look at Rapture-Palooza.

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