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!

Nov 172014
 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: sometimes a good arc can change everything in an anime. While that arc appears to be just on the horizon, it’s enough to get me excited for this new storyline where some aspects are already feeling rather suspicious and it looks like we’ll finally be moving away from the standard “Let’s summon this dead person” model that seems to plague this series.

Let’s take a look at Fairy Tail Volume 11.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

Fairy Tail Vol 11

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Nov 142014
 

Good science fiction movies about space travel are unfortunately few and far between, so when Nolan announced he was going to be tackling an epic based on time, human suffering, and space travel, many people, myself included, were dubious but excited. Could Nolan pull off the cold harshness of space in the context of the desperation of the human experience? It turns out, for the most part, yes.

Let’s take a look at Interstellar.

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Nov 142014
 

Have you ever had the feeling that sometimes the crews working on animes watch other animes and think, “Hey, this is a great framing device! Let’s use it!” without realizing that anime is about a decade old? All I’m saying, it seems like someone really liked Naruto in the early 2000s and thought no one was going to notice.

Let’s take a look at Fairy Tail Volume 10.

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

Fairy Tail Vol 10

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Nov 132014
 

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Starshine: Hello Internet, welcome to another round of Objection where two writers debate about pop culture instead of using that time to do useful things, like end world hunger. As always, I’m Starshine.

Elessar: And I have decided to be Elessar, if only for this week.

Starshine: And today we’ll be taking about Interstellar, particularly whether or not the film was good. Since I’ll be posting a review about this movie soon, I’ll let Elessar take the first crack at it.

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Nov 092014
 

It’s so rare to find a good horror writer outside of the Stephen King school of writing. It’s even rarer to find one who pulls in the perspective not of American White Anglo-Saxon culture, pulling in creatures and creepers we were never even aware waited out in the infinite stretch of darkness. Stephen Graham Jones is one such author – mixing together a keen sense of pop culture witticism with the old villains from his Native American heritage. It has never so smartly wrapped into one perfect package as with his latest collection of short stories, After the People Lights Have Gone Off.

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Nov 072014
 

As we drive steadily towards the holiday season, more and more we see these impressive films that are bidding for those Oscar nominations. Actors break out of their type-casting, writers create outrageous and heartbreaking dialogue, and directors pull out all the stop to make the film unforgettable. As early as October we start see these movie rear their head from the rest of the line up, and none have made quite as big as a splash as this novel adaptation fighting so hard for a screenwriting and lead acting Oscar you wonder if their press packet has a short essay on why it deserves a nomination.

Let’s take a look at Gone Girl.

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