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!

Aug 292014
 

Hong Kong cinema has a style and prestige all its own, but unless you’re a big cinema fan or from the region, you probably aren’t all that familiar with it. As a thriving and relatively well-liked film industry, it also acts as an experimental field for film makers to tackle lots of different issues, especially modern ones plaguing the world they see around them. This film deals with a  subject that’s not just familiar to a Chinese audience but a global one — the online sex trade.

Let’s take a look at Girl$.

Girl$ hong kong kenneth bi poster

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 272014
 

Animes only survive if they can stay interesting, and for many shows, that depends on how well they handle the end of an arc, especially a big one. But this also leads to its own problem — what is best to follow after an arc this big and this jam-packed with action and revelations? Apparently, for Fairy Tail, it’s yet another arc filled with action and revelations of course!

Let’s take a look at Volume 6 of Fairy Tail.

fairytail vol 6 cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 262014
 

Supernatural TV shows are often few and far between but with the massive success of shows like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, more and more of these fantastical shows have come out of the woodwork, for better or worse. Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Being Human, the list goes on and on. Everything from demon to vampires to ghosts all covered. But what about more mythical creatures, like the succubus, siren and shapeshifter? Well, that’s where this show comes in.

Let’s take a look at Lost Girl Season 3.

lost girl season 3 cover

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 242014
 

There’s nothing quite as exciting as going to a convention for the first time. Unfamiliar city, getting lost in a convention center, figuring out where you’ll be getting your next meal that’s not weird convention hall food. Everything is new, shiny, and awaiting your exploration. So when I arrived at ConnectiCon this year, for the first time ever, I had strong hopes for the weekend. Were they met? Exceeded? Disappointed?

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Aug 222014
 

As critics, we often forget the time, effort, and sheer force of will needed to actually turn a film from a concept into a reality. The fact is, even with behind the scenes documentaries, most people miss all the hard work and headaches that go into the production. While film producers and directors make it a point to note how tricky it is to make a complete, let alone good, film, but it often falls on deaf ears. It doesn’t matter the process of making it if the end result isn’t good, right? Right?

Let’s take a look at Let Me Out.

Let me out poster

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 172014
 

I’m not one for mystery novels, personally. In fact, I would have never even picked up the book had my father not been totally enamored with the series, already very popular in our homeland of Spain. Most often what I hate about detective novels, but not detective TV series, is the demeanor of the detective. Usually, writers like to go for the stoic and gruff archetype, sometimes an alcoholic, sometimes a divorced, often both. It’s honestly quite boring because it feels like they are all carbon copies of each other. Not so with Costas Haritos.

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