Starshine5050

As just a regular, hard-working work, often-stressing, procrastination-mastering history and journalism student, I often turn to the silver and small screens for relief, even though I'm only an average cinema-and-television loving viewer, commenting on what, and does not, makes good entertainment. I love horror everything - book, TV shows, games, movies - even though they frighten me terribly. I'm a long time believer of the old saying "When life gives you lemons, don't take life's lemons! Give the lemons back!" So, onward I go, returning lemons and logging an unhealthy amount of screen time for your enjoyment. So please be sure to read my stuff and let me know what you think, I'm alway looking to improve and be the best, most cynical critic I can be!

Jul 262014
 

Marvel’s film division has been batting homers for a long time, but when they announced this film, people were both incredibly excited and confused. It was one of the company’s lesser known franchises and a weird one to boot, so fans wondered if this movie might be too out there to do well, even if it looked amazing. Could audiences get behind a gun wielding raccoon or a bald Karen Gillan? Does the film manage to take off without a hitch, or was it anchored down by its own quirkiness? Well, it is a Marvel movie after all.

Let’s take a look at Guardians of the Galaxy.

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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 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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Jul 132014
 

If you’re a literary thrill-seeker like me, you know that good, suspenseful books are hard to come by. Every so often, after lots of digging, you come across that one book that restores your faith in good horror writing, that there is, in fact, hope in a genre filled with half-assed detective stories and tales of broken secretive marriages. Penpal by Dathan Auerbach does all that and more, sating all of your creepy cravings.

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Jul 082014
 

After years of listening to J-Pop, you think I would have become more resilient against the onslaught on cuteness it produces on a daily basis. And yet, I found that this all girl band (yes, a band that really plays instruments) produced a song so cute, so unbearably adorable that even I had to concede to its pull. It’s the first time I’ll be covering a group of this kind, so it’s going to be quite an adventure. But is this a song favored by lady fortune, or is it going to be just another forgettable single on the discount rack?

Let’s listen to Lucky Girl by Silent Siren.

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Jul 052014
 

Anime series often take a turn for the worse somewhere around the 60 to 70 episode mark. It can spell the doom for a long running series if the characters fall into predictable patterns, repeated arcs, and, of course, the dreaded filler episodes that drag everything out. Thankfully, we haven’t devolved into the usual tricks yet with Fairy Tail since there are still a lot more characters to develop. So many, many characters.

Let’s take a look at episodes 49-60 of Fairy Tail in the Volume 5 DVD/Blu-Ray.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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