Sorry this is late, and it was done in a rush. I suck I know.
Hey there y’all! Halloween is upon us once again, and it’s time to turn on the TV, and watch all the best horror themes specials and TV shows, both nostalgic and gruesome. BUT that’s not this article. This year I’m going to be doing my personal top 6 favorite horror movies to watch around Halloween (which I haven’t already covered). Also this article is 100% spoiler free, so feel free to read and then check out these movies!
Well, now that we’re done with the epic Muv Luv series, it’s time to relax with a nice, short VN. What better short VN to read than one of Nitro+’s? While it is rather enjoyable, inconclusive endings and extremely weird fight structure stops Hanachirasu from being great.
Greetings Moar Powah, like many of the writers here, I too went to Comic Con, and I too have a few things to say about it. I must apologize for being the last person to get my thoughts out, as I’ve been pretty busy ever since I got back. I also must apologize for the lack of photos, since I still don’t have a working camera. That being said, I do have some things that many of you would be interested in.
Hello everyone and welcome to a special crossover post! It’s been a while since a “Horror Hoedown Showdown” appeared; if you read my last update, then you know I’m having some difficulties at the moment so bear with me. And yes I know HHS is supposed to run on Fridays, but today is Halloween, so it’s a special occasion. So what’s the topic for today? Zombies. Or rather, why I love zombies. In fact, this might encompass why a large number of people love zombies. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic ever since I read an editorial on IGN which discussed the reasons we love zombies. Also, I really wanted to do something to show that Highschool of the Dead (see my review here) wasn’t that bad of a show. However, I got busy and forgot about it for a while. What finally jolted me into writing this was a talk I had with an everyday anime fan I met at the Anime Network panel at NYCC/NYAF. She (!!!) loved Highschool of the Dead along with her daughter (bigger !!!). And even two of the Anime Network employees loved Highschool of the Dead too! So let’s get started!
This is going to be a tough one.
All Star Superman is an animated adaptation of the acclaimed comic book series of the same name, written by none other than the infinitely imaginative master of reinvention himself, Grant Morrison, and drawn by similarly popular artist, Frank Quitely. The series, which ran for 12 issues from November 2005 to October 2008, won multiple awards, including three Eisners. It is widely considered to be not only one of the best Superman stories ever written, but also one of the greatest comic book series ever published. Oh, and it’s incredibly popular. You’d be hard-pressed to find a comic book fan who hasn’t read it.
Honestly, I’m surprised DC decided to adapt it as an animated feature at all. Not only does this film have an immense reputation to live up to, but it also takes on a plot that heavily relies on the episodic nature of comic books and tries to force it into a non-episodic form. This movie was set up to disappoint, right from its premise.
I should probably just put a giant disclaimer on this review right now: Grant Morrison is my favorite comic book writer, and I absolutely love the All Star Superman comic series. That said, I started watching this movie feeling extremely skeptical. I knew it wouldn’t live up to the source material, and had serious doubts about whether or not the story would translate well to film.
Hi there ladies and gentlemen, in a better-late-than-never fashion, here’s the Inverseman with his New York Anime Fest/Comic-Con convention debriefing.
Okay, so the first thing you gotta know is that despite its youth, NYAF/CC got really big, really quickly. I mean, that’s what you get when you merge two conventions into one. If you thought last year was big, you’ve got another thing coming. This time the dealers’ room was extended to three whole show floors, with the tail end bleeding into the Comic-Con artists’ alley. There was an entire floor dedicated to panels galore, the NYAF artists’ alley had its own section to itself, and autographs took place in a more recent expansion of the Javits.
You can safely say that the organizers used every bit of convention space in the Javits center, which is a big improvement over last year. Last year, much of the NYAF half of the convention was crammed into one room; the artists alley, the performance stage, and most of the panels. Due to that kind of underestimation, the NYAF portion of the con last year was always far overcrowded. Fortunately, this year, giving the artists alley (NYAF) its own section and putting the NYAF panels alongside the NYCC panels was a vast improvement. However, despite better organization, the NYAF side could use some more panels… Like more than just screenings and a few industry panels. The NYAF side still felt dwarfed and shoved aside, while I can expect this namely due to American comics being the domestic industry here, I could stand for the organizers to throw a bone for anime and manga fans. It would certainly make the con experience more uh… Relevant for lots of attendees.
As Halloween approaches, obviously one of my personal favorite holidays, it’s only appropriate that to match last week’s paranormal thriller from an acclaimed director with a psychological/paranormal thriller from an acclaimed director. Stanley Kubrick is recognized as one of the great American film makers, responsible for A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This week on Manic Movie Magic, we’ll be taking a look at one of the most memorable thrillers of all time, an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, The Shining.