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"the disappearing pencil trick"

Posted : 9 years, 3 months ago on 19 July 2008 05:56 (A review of The Dark Knight)

Honestly, I tried to stay away from the hype of The Dark KNight as much as possible. So basically all I knew about it was there was a bank robbery and The Joker was played by Heath Ledger. Oh, and Batman had a motorcycle. That was it, and I went to see it based solely on that. Good thing it kicked ass then, huh.

Yes, Heath Ledger rocked the shit out of The Joker. Yeah, he's getting a lot of buzz because this was, effectively, his last film ever. Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon was just as good. Hell, everyone in the film was golden. But, yes there's a but, there's a very good reason I and many others are comparing everyone else to him in this movie and that's because he, The Joker, brought this movie, this world, full circle. A world without Joker, but Batman is not a world I would choose to watch. Heath Ledger brought out the magnificent bastard in Joker and I think everyone will remember him for it.

Now, lets get to the actual movie, hmm. I was never bored once through this ordeal of a movie. That's saying something as it was two and a half hours. Some things happened that I was totally not expecting to happen. I don't just mean some of the larger plot twists, but it was some of te small things. If anything those little moments that don't seem to add up to much, kinda see m to fill you up as to what exactly Batman is fighting for, and why he does the things he does. You get it.
Then ofcourse, there's the flipside, where normally you think you would be disgusted or that you would never laugh at; you find yourself cracking a smile and laughing along with The Joker, and you don't feel bad about it. I don't even remember how many movies have made me do that, if any.

This movie was off the hook, and I think I'll go see it again.


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best adaption of an anime ever? Probably

Posted : 9 years, 5 months ago on 19 May 2008 04:30 (A review of Speed Racer)

I was expecting cheese out the ass, and I got it. I just didn't expect to enjoy it so much. this movie was two hours long, but it sure didn't feel like it. Somehow it just kinda went in a blur...
As far cgi goes atleast I knew what I was walking into and there were no misleading trailers to tell me otherwise(Beowulf). The race segments were a blast to watch. The weapons some of them had. A beehive. How does that even work. It's so goddamn hilarious. The bad thing is they tried to throw in some plot about racing and politics that just didn't fit. First half was fairly bunk. Second half all the way to the end was off the hook. Physics were completely torn asunder. So if that bothers you in a summer movie, then go read a book. If all else fails, think of it as a very well crafted live action anime adaptation.7/10


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six years

Posted : 9 years, 5 months ago on 27 April 2008 11:58 (A review of Perfect Blue)

The last time I watched this movie and the only thing I forgot about it are the names of the characters. Some people are going to say "Why are you giving it 10/10 then?" Its quite simple really, I'm terrible with names and remembering anybody's name is a nice bonus for me.

Six years and some of the scenery still makes me cringe. I mean, hell, what would you think if you were being targeted by a psychotic ex-idol, multiple personality having serial killer. What if you were the killer? You'd have to make that stuff up, right? people being pushed past their breaking point into a murderous rage almost never happens.

Incredibly violent at times and other times it just drives you right to edge of your seat. What's reality, what's a show, or a dream? The pacing is good and keeps you watching all the way to the end. All the questions get answered and like most if not all Satoshi Kon movies it has a bittersweet ending, but still satisfying.


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Hanger, Cliff

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 13 April 2008 08:24 (A review of Kite: Liberator)

If you're a fan of Yasuomi Umetsu, then you should know by now that almost none of his work ends properly, but if yo're a fan then you don't care. Clocking in at just under 58 Minutes this thing ends at the biggest cliff hanger ever in Umetsu's twisted Universe.

They call it a sequel, and I guess it is, but it doesn't answer everything I wanted to know. Sawa's replacement ain't bad either, but there were no exploding bullets this time. And whether it was a good thing or not, most of the sex is gone. I don't think it was good as the original, since there was no clear enemy this time around. the last one was great because it was perfectly obvious who were the bad guys. Neither were they half-wits.


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back when Saturday's were more than for

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 13 April 2008 07:59 (A review of Project G.e.e.K.e.R.)

How many people rememebr that CBS had cartoons worth watching on Saturday mornings? I do. This one was one of them. It was also one of the few that actually got a proper ending unlike many others that got railroaded into cacellation by college football or overbearing censors. Maybe a combination of both those things. Regardless of all the reschedulings it had I actually watched all of Project G.K.R. to the end. How the hell could you not wach a cartoon with a cyber-punk girl and a smart-ass, talking T-Rex all the way to the end? Granted the main villians goons were more fiiled out than their boss, but he was still somewhat entertaining. Geeker was also pretty one-sided, so I guess it balances out. I give it a seven for kick-ass sidekicks who stole the show.


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not about Alita. Not a problem.

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 30 March 2008 05:59 (A review of Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, Vol. 09 (Angel's Duty))

So I've heard some people don't like this little side-story. Because Alita(That's Gally to the rest of the world) is completely absent from it. Instead this volume centers on Vilma, otherwise known as Caerula in the current timeline of the series. We find her in the battle of her life, defending the human race of all things. If you want outlandish fight scenes exquisitely drawn and choreographed then this is one to buy. This volume contains some of the best fight scenes in all of the Alita BAA series'. We also learn what exactly is the Last Order, and its a good way to get away from the whole tournament style manga that pervades the entire shounen category.


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half good and half bad

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 26 March 2008 10:34 (A review of Naruto)

I watched the first 90 or so episodes of this show subbed, and it was good. I'd even go as far as giving it a seven out of ten. Unfortunately,, almost immediately after the fight with the three senin, it all goes downhill from there with a few exceptions for the next 90 or so episodes. Blame the animators for catching up to the manga at the time, but what they did was unforgivable. the least they could have done was make good filler. You know what go watch One Piece instead.


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not for the kids

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 19 March 2008 11:22 (A review of Sundome Volume 1: v. 1)

....as if the cover would lead you to believe otherwise. Yes, she's touching herself, and the cover doesn't let you down. In that respect. I'd say its borderline hentai. Except there's no blatant sex scenes. Actually there's no intercourse scenes at all. At first, all this book seems to focus on is sex, but towards the end there's a small bit of developement in the characters that will hopefully be carried on in too the next volumes.


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IT COSTS $160!!!???!!

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 18 March 2008 09:16 (A review of Tenchi Muyo Ultimate Collection [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC])

It's good. If you can rent it or borrow it from a friend then do that. Shelling out $160 is not something you should do. Best chances of picking this one up to add to your collection would be to find it on sale or used. That's how I got it. $60 sucka.


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Vulgar Ghost Daydream???

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 18 March 2008 09:04 (A review of Ghost Talker's Daydream)

If you saw this OVA without first reading the manga, then you're missing a lot and it won't make much sense to you, I'm afraid. Now, since the manga has yet to be licensed in the US, then that means most anyone whi saw the cover would think it just some hentai and either put it back down and passed it by or were greatly dissapointed when they took it home and found out it wasn't what it looked like. True Misaki is a dominatrix, but the story mostly uses that for comedic effect. The rest of the time it leads you through one horror mystery to another. Pretty good.


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