By GamerChris (There seriously aren’t many good movies on…)
So I was in the middle of browsing the internet today drinking some hot chocolate when I got a call from a friend. He asked if I wanted to go to the cinema and I accepted his invitation. When I asked what we were going to watch he dropped a bombshell. The movie was going to be Dragonball Evolution.
Now, initially put off by the proposal, I wanted to say no, but then I came to my senses and I thought I would give it a shot. Who knows, maybe it would satisfy my needs as an old Dragonball Z fan.
Before I go any further I must say all my knowledge of Dragonball comes from only the United Kingdom’s Cartoon Network versions of Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT. I haven’t read any mangas or watched any original voice overs/subtitles.
By GamerChris (He watched the…Alright that’s just gonna get old.)
If you can take your mind back far enough, you might remember an interview I did for one of the HealingTouch podcasts- Wish Come True: Miricle Surgery. In it, when asked about what’s next for me on the blog I said I would bring back an old article called ‘Spoiler Alert’.
Turns out, there was only one Spoiler Alert in existence. Whatever the case, after that interview I forgot about it. Until now.
Here is the revival and re-imagining of Spoiler Alert. Here I’ll be talking about the greatest spoilers of all time, and I thought a great place to start off is with Watchmen, probably the greatest graphic novel of all time.
And of course, spoilers ahead.
( Who watches the Watchmen?)
By now most of the Watchmen fans are dying to see the Watchmen film. So need something to compensate for the time being? Why not watch the Watchmen with a Saturday morning cartoon overtone? One word. Awesome. Very catchy and awesome to sum it up. Enjoy!
( ♪ It all just keeps Tumbling Down, Tumbling Down, Tumbling Down ♪)
Remember that time in early 90′s when giant robots fighting each other were piloted by teenagers was totally cool?Well, it still is. Neon Genesis Evangelion isn’t dead yet people, and it doesn’t look like it will be for a long long time. Gainax has decided to completely re-hash the whole anime series and put them into theatrical proportions instead. Which brings the movies title into place, “The Rebuild of Evangelion”.
By GamerChris (Does he think this movie is: A. Amazing, B. Brilliant, C. Crap or D. Downright Terrible?)
So the BAFTA’s were on a week or two ago, and my previously reviewed movie, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, missed out on some of the top prizes.
I was disappointed, I thought that movie was spectacular, and it ends up losing out to another movie, Slumdog Millionaire, which I thought at the time was an outrage (Maybe I didn’t think that strongly…) Then, I went to go watch it. And I retract my statement.
(Movies within a movie are quiet confusing aren’t they?)
Ah another film. From who else but Mr. Satoshi Kon? Anyway, Link recommended me this anime film *since it’s the only one we haven’t reviewed yet* and I took it open myself to watch it.
Millennium Actress was made in 2001 just a few years after Perfect Blue was released. MA is an anime film that’s a story within a story. The film follows an actress who goes through her life making movies through different periods of time. Since MA is a story within itself, it might be hard to keep up if your not paying attention.
By Mr. Death (He’s riding a fuzzy tractor)
Hey all! Over New Years, I was fortunate to see three of the big possible Oscar contenders. So rather than have three different articles, I decided to just condense all three articles into a SUPER-ARTICLE! UP UP AND AWAAAAAAY! Be warned, all reviews contain spoilers.
Milk is an interesting movie. After hearing about it in spades from practically every film critic out there, I figured that this would be this years big biopic. We had fantastic movies like Ray and Walk the Line, so this should follow in it’s footsteps. Well, it did not. Milk has become, to me at least, one of the year’s most overrated movies. It’s not bad, but it does not have that quality that I believe makes a real classic. But what makes it interesting is I can’t tell you why. It’s a good film in all respects, but I don’t see what makes it really special. Read More…
( is apparently the only one alive around here….*echo echo* )
Ah! Christmas time is her ladies and gentlemen! So what else is better to watch then just listening and watching those old Christmas carols and Christmas films? Why a Christmas anime film based in Tokyo Japan! Tokyo Godfathers was made in 2003 directed by Satoshi Kon who also did Perfect Blue! But don’t worry, this movie isn’t as “mature” or mind fucking as Perfect Blue. But instead, TG is a drama/comedy film that takes place in where else but in Tokyo, and follows 3 homeless characters who live in the streets and stumble across an abandoned baby girl during Christmas. They take the baby in calling her “God’s Messenger”. After they discuss what they would do with the baby, they set out to find the mother of the baby and find out why she abandoned her.
Vampires. I love vampires. Maybe even to the extent of loving them as much as Link loves zombies. I also love a good romance movie from time to time. I am not ashamed to say that The Notebook lies in probably my Top 10 movies. When I heard that these two loves were to be combined in a movie marketed towards teenagers I felt I was in heaven. This movie was Twilight.
(the Has been from Austin)
The 1980′s and 1990′s were the decades of the action movie. The ludicrous plots, high octane explosions, big muscles, action movies that lauched the multi-movie careers of the likes of Arnold Swartznegger, Sylvester Stalone, Chuck Norris and “The Muscles from Brussels,” Jean-Claude Van Damme. Where most of these action stars were known for their muscles, their attitude, their bloodlust, or even their beard…Jean-Claude Van Damme was known for one thing: his kicks. Honestly, this man was all about kicking things in the head and we loved him for it. But like all things from that era, blockbuster action turned into ridiculous parody. Living in a cinema world where Jason Bourne can defeat an opponent with realistic and brutal flare, the silly action movies of yesteryear are merely scoffed at. Even James Bond has dropped the silly gadgets for a more Bourne like realism.
So what are the washed up action stars of last couple of decades to do? Arnold went on to become “The Governator.” Sly has turned to re-inventing his classics with mixed results. And Chuck has…well, Chuck Norris has another fist underneath his beard apparently. But what about our favorite ass-kicking Francois? He made JCVD. A movie about Jean-Claude Van Damme starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Claude Van Damme. Is this movie a comedy? Yes. Is this movie a drama? Yes. Is this movie an action movie? Believe it or not…not really. But it is without a doubt, Jean-Claude’s best movie to date where he shows his true talent…acting.
Yes, you read that right. Not kicking…but acting.
(He’s the one watching the Watchmen…While they sleep…)
So Beeslo recently wrote an Under The Knife on the amazing graphic novel Watchmen and he mentioned the movie adaptation coming next year. This was actually something recently on my mind and I in fact looked at the latest trailer and made a video on my own thoughts and fears of the Watchmen graphic novel, the movie and Alan Moore adaptations as a whole. Check it out.
By Chris. GamerChris. (See what I did there?)
There are 3 big British institutions that come to mind. The Queen, Stephen Fry and James Bond. Britain along with the rest of Europe draw the short straw generally when it comes to video games and movie releases, however this is not the case with James Bond. Oh no. We Brits yesterday got our most recent fix of the world’s favourite British Secret Agent about a week before you guys across the Atlantic do.
Quantum of Solace is the 22nd James Bond movie since Dr No in 1962 and the series come a long way. 6 different Bonds, 5 different decades and a series reboot later and we are given the most recent Bond movie, this time directed by Marc Forster. (He’s the guy that directed Monster’s Ball and Finding Neverland. I know, what a jump.)
By GamerChris (What’s your favourite scary movie?)
Happy halloween my freaky darlings! (Note to self: Never say that again…) So for my YouTube show Ranting and Raving I did a three part special on three different slasher movies from three different decades. They are in order of videos: Cold Prey, Scream, and…you’ll see soon enough.
So ladies and gentlemen, I give you my thoughts (on video) on 3 very different slasher movies.
Part 1 : Cold Prey
( Excuse me…..who are you? )
Hello everyone! It’s still October so why not review a psycho-thriller film Directed by Satoshi Kon and based off a novel called “Yoshikazu Takeuchi.” Perfect Blue was made in 1998 it was critically claimed as one of the best thrillers of 98 and also had one of the best directing as well. The 90′s were populated with Pyschological or mental anime movies that tried to seep through your mind. But Perfect Blue was the only anime that didn’t just make you say “What the fuck” but also gave you that heart pounding sensation of fear.