‘Isle of Dogs’ is a Visual Pleasure

The premise of Isle of Dogs is as bizarre as it looks.  Much like his 2009 hit Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson returns to his eccentric penchant for stop-motion animals fighting and blowing things up. In Megasaki, a fictional Japanese city, a boy named Atari builds a plane and crash lands on Trash Island, where…

Pacific Rim Uprising Review

I finally saw Pacific Rim: Uprising last night, and my expectations were as low as they could get. I’ve been burned before, especially when my hopes were too high for Kingsmen: The Golden Circle. Sequels are difficult to navigate. Some companies produce sequels to make money, and other times it’s to further a story, but they’re not always…

Netflix’s Fullmetal Alchemist a Full On Flop

**SPOILERS for Netflix Fullmetal Alchemist and the 2003 and 2009 FMA series** I don’t know that I’ve been this disappointed about an adaptation of an anime and/or cartoon since M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. You would think after that disaster of a movie, people would try to avoid taking an entire season (and in…

The Magicians Episode 308 Review: Six Short Stories About Magic

We have it on record that I said this week’s Magicians episode would be great, right? Good. I was spot on with that prediction, because “Six Short Stories About Magic” took me back to why I love this show so much. Not only did this episode break up the storylines in an interesting way, it…

iZombie Episode 401 Review: Are You Ready for Some Zombies?

Hell yes, I’m ready for some zombies! Except, not during your regular scheduled timeline because I’m busy. Here’s my belated review of iZombie’s season premiere, “Are You Ready for Some Zombies?” The last time we saw Seattle zombies were everywhere and Filmore Graves was working to contain it and create a new zombie city. In this first…

Anime vs. Oscars 2018

It’s that time of year again. The 90th Academy Awards—a night of opulence and glamour; it is a night dedicated to honoring the talent featured in the movies of 2017. … anime? What’s that? Every year, this seems to be the story for why the list of Animated Feature Film nominees almost never include Japanese…