Hotarubi no Mori e (2011) – Retrospective Review

“The first time I met him was when I was six.” Hotarubi no Mori e (2011), translated in English as Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light, is a 45-minute anime film directed by Takahiro Omori and based on the one-shot manga written by Yuki Midorikawa. It centers around Hotaru, who one day finds herself lost…

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Top 5 Comics- July 2019

Another month has gone by and we’re already through the halfway point of summer! Can you believe that? Well, luckily for all of us, these fantastic comics don’t take a break and this month we saw some exciting comics come out. Before we get started, I do want to post a spoiler warning as there…

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Yet I’m Still Here – An Analysis of Tom King’s Batman, Issues 14-20

Note: This article will contain spoilers for issues fourteen through twenty of Tom King’s Batman Recently I wrote an article that is essentially “Part One” in what will be a series of pieces breaking down Tom King’s Batman run from start to finish. While the series will no longer be the 100-issue narrative we originally…

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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – Review

Quentin Tarantino delivered a nostalgic and honest love letter to the film industry in his ninth film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Set in the late 60s and early 70s the story follows actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, as they come…

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In the Mirror of the Phantasm – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Retrospective

A Reflection & Review of DC Comics’ 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Animated feature films continue to excel in the box office. On December 14th 2018, the most significant animated adaptation of a Marvel comic book character was released. Marvel’s animated endeavor hit theaters to mass critical and public acclaim. That film would go…

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Review: House Of X #1

House Of X #1 Written by Jonathan Hickman  Art by Pepe Larraz, Marte Gracia, and Clayton Cowles  Edited by Annalise Bissa and Jordan D. White Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 (SPOILERS AHEAD! TURN BACK NOW OR BE SPOILED ON HOUSE OF X #1!) The solicitation for House of X asks the…

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The Lion King (2019) – Falling Short of the Original

How do you match the greatest animated film of all time? 2019’s The Lion King proves it is no easy task. Despite that, strong voice performances and staying close to the source makes the final product an enjoyable experience.

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Review: Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 Written by Matt Fraction Art by Steve Lieber, Nathan Fairbairn, and Clayton Cowles  Edited by Jessica Chen and Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Jimmy Olsen is having a moment. Under the guide of Fraction and Lieber, Mr. Olsen is having a weird day that…

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Review: Lois Lane #1

LOIS LANE #1 Written by Greg Rucka Art by Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts, and Simon Bowland Edited by Jessica Chen, Mike Cotton, and Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Journalism is a tough business, it takes extraordinary people to chase down a story that could possibly get them killed in…

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Top 5 Comics – June 2019

Summer is finally here, so why don’t you stock up on some great comics while you’re off on vacation! We’ll take a look at some of the comics that really stood out during the month of June. Beware, there may be spoilers! Invaders #6 The finale of Zdarsky, Guice’s, and Magno’s first arc in Invaders…

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Spider-Man: Far From Home – The New Face of the MCU

Spider-Man: Far From Home brings an elevated level of heart and emotion while keeping in line with the lighthearted and coming of age feel of Homecoming, making for a solid end to Phase 3.

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Toy Story 4 – An Animated Masterpiece

A beautiful coda to the Toy Story Trilogy, Toy Story 4 provides a perfect epilogue for these beloved characters with strong emotional beats, powerful themes and hilarious moments. To use a sports analogy, Toy Story 4 is the equivalent of Michael Jordan coming out of retirement after his first 3-Peat, just to begin another 3-Peat.…

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BATMAN – 30 Years Later

Tim Burton’s BATMAN released in the summer of 1989 to overwhelming box office success and saw Bat-Mania sweep the world. Almost creating the trend of covering the opening weekend box office overnight the film made over $40 million in its debut weekend ($5 million more than its budget) which shattered all previous records. Starring Michael…

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Doom Patrol: The Comic Book Show You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s been a few weeks since DC Universe’s 2nd live action series ended its first season and with that comes a lot to discuss to say the least. To get right into it, Doom Patrol is easily one of DC’s best live action shows that they have ever done. With a premise that you can’t…

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Men in Black: International Review

Unable to capture the magic of the original, Men in Black: International finds itself paper thin, with solid acting by the leads keeping it alive. Men in Black, the 1990s sci-fi franchise, carried by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, was beloved by critics and audiences alike. Unfortunately, every sequel that followed it had a…

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