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by Dr. Nick
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

A "visuals aren't everything" twofer: Platonic Chain: If you can get past the primitive CG animation, this short form series from 2002 is actually a mildly interesting snapshot of its time, as it tries to imagine what a near-future society with all-pervasive social media might look like. I...
by Dr. Nick
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1806
Views: 222385

Re: Celebrity RIP Thread

Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., Grandson of the 10th US President. Yes, you read that right.
by Dr. Nick
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Every Day (2018):
We will be better off as a society if we just collectively agree that this was the western Your Name remake. It came and went, it's out of the system now, and nothing else needs to be done with it.
by Dr. Nick
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Wagons East (1994): Inside this mostly unfunny nineties western comedy (that killed John Candy) is an absolutely pitch-dark wokesploitation comedy that wants out. This should be remade. John C. McGinley steals the show as a gay stereotype so over the top it's actually amazing. Happy Valentine's day...
by Dr. Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Weathering With You: What to even think of this? I got simultaneously three totally different readings out of this film, and I find none of them really satisfying. 1. The charitable reading: Shinkai Black Label Hello, Internet, welcome to Film Theory. Imagine you're Makoto Shinkai, a famous one...
by Dr. Nick
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Flyboys (2006): James Franco stars in a hokey Shonen Jump version of WW1. I think he's got too contemporary of a face for the role, but the film was a lot of fun. Bonus points for a very literal application of Chekhov's gun. Body of Water (2011): Does this count as deconstructing folk horror? I'...
by Dr. Nick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Blockers: John Cena is such a great comedy actor.
by Dr. Nick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Is that the one about magic crystals or something? I get confused on the movies...I know there's a showdown in a cemetery, but I haven't seen them in a LONG time The cemetery fight is in the first film, and the magic crystals are in the sequel, Warlock II: The Armageddon , which I just watched. Its...
by Dr. Nick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

Warlock (1989): Babby's first satanic movie, in the best possible way. I remember how this thing blew my mind when I was 12 or so, and it still holds up. Likable, in many places genuinely well-written cheese.
by Dr. Nick
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Future Robo Daltanious: https://i.imgur.com/9UdRID2.jpg Tadao Nagahama's Robot Romance Trilogy, of which Daltanious is the fourth unofficial part, is known for being somewhat proto real robot in tone, in that it combines classic meat-and-potatoes super robot action with surprisingly hefty sociopoli...
by Dr. Nick
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1121
Views: 250635

Re: News of Anime in Japan

by Dr. Nick
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Godzilla & Kaiju General!
Replies: 408
Views: 53542

Re: Godzilla & Kaiju General!

Hot take maybe, but I think what contributed to KotM's lukewarm reception was that it kinda fails as a visual spectacle, and this is coming from someone who really wanted to like the movie. I liked many of the thematic things it does, I liked the music, and for what I've heard, the director seems to...
by Dr. Nick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Gyrozetter episode 1: https://i.imgur.com/iaiJHc9.jpg Have you ever watched one of those Tony Seba transportation lectures and thought to yourself "this is pretty cool, but it would be even cooler as a shounen battle anime"? Because if you have, Gyrozetter has you covered. Back in 2012, t...
by Dr. Nick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Positivity Thread (Good things that happened, you came across, etc.)
Replies: 26
Views: 14070

Re: 2018 Positivity Thread (Good things that happened, you came across, etc.)

Something that's different from last year: I live in the northern armpit of the EU, but even here a steady trickle of electric vehicles has started to appear: Kias, Hyundais, Toyota hybrids, Nissan vans, BMW i3s, and yes, some Teslas as well. It's heartening to see, considering how few models are st...
by Dr. Nick
Tue May 28, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Coyote Ragtime Show The name may be evocative of Cowboy Bebop , but this series is more like a Chinese bootleg of Outlaw Star . In a distant future humans have colonized the galaxy and powerful mafia families rule the roost, which is probably for the best, considering how both inept and psychotic t...
by Dr. Nick
Sat May 25, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
Replies: 1221
Views: 617347

Re: What manga are you reading right now?

Tokyo ESP (A.K.A. Hajime Segawa's X-Men) Tokyo ESP was Segawa's big follow-up to Ga-Rei , and actually started its serialization while the latter was still ongoing and nearing its finale. Considering this continuous transition, it's pretty amazing how markedly better the character art in Tokyo ESP ...
by Dr. Nick
Thu May 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1072
Views: 159395

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Dancouga: Blazing Epilogue Not the abject horror show I was led to expect, considering how this four-episode shortie was for the longest time avoided by classic mecha fansubbers; it's just this completely unneeded thing. Shapiro is back, and gets to do very, very little. Not the correct way to use ...
by Dr. Nick
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1773
Views: 191738

Re: Last Movie You Watched

The House That Jack Built:

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