Category Archives: Tuesday Review

“You really see all that?”
“Yeah, Man. But it is not about what I see. It’s about what YOU see.”
-Junior Beville & Yul Brenner
Cool Runnings

Anime Review: Needless

Cheap setup of good vs evil? Check. Flashy superpowered fights? Check. Ridiculous, gaudy outfits? Check. Needless may seem, at first blush, to be a by-the-numbers fighting anime primarily meant kids or teen boys, in the same vein as Dragonball Z. … Continue reading

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Anime Review: Gate

It has a much longer full title that roughly translates as, “Gate: And Thus the Japanese SDF Fought There.” For obvious reason, we just call it “Gate.” 😉 Picture this: a gate to another world, a fantasy world, suddenly opens … Continue reading

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Ralph Wrecks the Internet, but Not the Movie

I was asked what movie I had enjoyed most in 2018. I thought for a moment, and the answer came clear. I hadn’t seen Aquaman yet; I had seen little besides the MCU movies, really, and those compete with each … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns… and…?

Mary Poppins Returns is best enjoyed, I think, right on the heels of Mary Poppins, the better for the magic of the latter to make up for the flaws of the former, and for the sequel to enhance the importance … Continue reading

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The Rise of Aquaman

Well, that was a fun ride! And that is my first official comment on Aquaman. Freed from the burden of Snyder’s relentless, joy-sucking need for everything to be DARK and EPIC, the DCEU is getting to be a lot more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bill the Vampire, by Rick Gualtieri

I dimly recall, a long time ago, a friend telling me about this fan-fiction parody version of Final Fantasy VII he’d once read. According to him, it was a hilarious read. The only downside was that the author apparently only … Continue reading

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Season 2: The Redemption of Iron Fist

Danny Rand is redeemed. 🙂 Iron Fist was easily the weakest of the Marvel-Netflix Defender-themed shows. I still enjoyed it, no matter its relative unpopularity, but I was not blind to its problems. Then I was disappointed again with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ordination

So, life as a responsible adult is very busy. There’s a great, big pile of reviews waiting for me to write them, including books, anime, and television shows, and a pile of movies that I forewent watching and reviewing when … Continue reading

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Luke Cage, Season 2: A Hero’s Fall?

When the first season of Daredevil aired on Netflix, I loved it. While successive seasons of the Defender-themed shows have sometimes been good, or sometimes in desperate need of reworking – I am looking at you, second season of Jessica … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

I went into Ant-Man and the Wasp with the expectation that Marvel would take a more lighthearted, comical turn to balance out the ground-shaking events of Infinity War, with exception to the post-credits scene which would be ominous and terrible … Continue reading

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