America In Prime-time is a 4-part documentary about the brilliance of American prime-time television . With a ton of special guests (just read the little bit at the end, sheesh) talking about what they love about the programs they grew up with. The kinds of shows they talk about range from the 50's family comedy like Leave It To Beaver all the way up to the not so family friendly sex craze horrors like True Blood and Dexter. While the main focus of this show is TV, each episode has it's own unique theme. Episode one is all about the family man, episode two is about realistic heroes (like army men, doctors, police, etc), the third part takes a look at the women who shaped TV , and the final installment talks about misfit characters. (Click "Read More" for full review).
No.6 is an anime adaptation of the book series of the same name and is about two young boys named Sion and Rat. The story starts off when Sion is only 12 years old and he is a very smart kid (well more like a genius of a kid) who is thinking about his future. Later that night he is fascinated by the rainy weather outside and goes outside to admire it more by screaming like a little girl. When he returns to his bed he gets told off by his mother for leaving the window open. After the window has closed he is suddenly attacked by a mysterious young boy named Rat who ends up being on the run from the law. Sion and Rat end up getting along with each other but sadly it ends when you hear the police knocking on the door. The story then flashes forward four years with Sion having some crappy security job and witnesses some grizzly deaths that involve people aging suddenly and parasitic bees hatching out of the victims necks (yikes). He then questions that there is some conspiracy going on linking these deaths to the government and then he soon finds himself arrested by the government (double yikes). While on his way to a place they call the “Correctional Facility” but thank goodness he is saved by Rat while on the way to the “Correctional Facility” and they end up fleeing the city to a town called “West District”. When I found out what happens in the “Correctional Facility” I was shocked and very disturbed and I'm sure you will too. I'm not going to spoil what happens but I will say that the stuff that does happen could easily happen to us here in the real world as it is stuff that has happened before in the past and that's why I find it disturbing as all hell. (Click "Read More" for rest of review).
Posted by Critical Failure On Sunday, January 27, 2013 1 comments
Posted by Retrokaiser On Sunday, January 20, 2013 3 comments
N.W.O. The Revolution is a documentary focusing on one of the biggest and greatest staples in the history of professional wraslin', the N.W.O. AKA The New World Order. This feature mostly highlights 1996 and 1997 which were the best years though they do touch on 1999 and 2002 for just a smidgen which weren't the best of days to be a fan of that team as they sucked. Some of the people they booked as guests for this feature really had nothing to do with them other than watch them on TV back in the day (like Cody Rhodes and Matt Striker) and funny enough I have no problem with it as it added a little charm. Some of the guests they have that were involved in this team was unexpected, I sure as hell didn't expect to see Lex Luger or Vince Russo to make an appearance in this program. The rest of the guests are people you would expect but some of them like Scott Hall and Eric Bischoff were just recycled footage from older releases like “Monday Night Wars” and “N.W.O. Back In black”. Overall the feature was OK, nothing terrible but it does feel a little empty. The beginning was a little slow but picked up in the middle only to slow down again towards the end but was still very watchable. [Click "Read More" for rest of article].
Posted by Critical Failure On Friday, January 18, 2013 0 comments
Posted by Retrokaiser On Sunday, January 13, 2013 0 comments
This show is about Ryuji and Taiga, two high school students that have matured quite a bit since the last time as they started off as a bunch of punks. Taiga is still trying to help Ryuji get together with Minori (a girl that Ryuji has a crush on). Compared to the first volume these episodes are a lot more lively and energetic making it the show feel less slow. Background characters you would of saw in the previous volume are more talkative making them more purposeful to the show and gives it a little extra meat for good measure. The main characters are still very likeable and relate-able but I still don't like that fucking bird Inko-chan as he comes off as more annoying than it is comic relief making me want to strangle the hell out of it.
News: Hanabee licenses Bakemonogarati, Gyo, Hakuoki and more Bodacious Space Pirates are coming to make you walk the plank.
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Australia rejoice! Hanabee has announced their March line up of anime titles. The titles we'll be getting are: Hakuoki Season 1 (a series based on a Playstation Portable game from last year), Bakemonogatari (with volume 2 hitting in April), Volume 2 of Bodacious Space Pirates, and lastly a animated horror film called GYO Tokyo Fish Attack!
I'm looking forward to these releases and after the jump are some pictures of the covers and a description of the shows. Also you can see reviews of these releases sometime in the future but make sure to check out the other reviews of Hanabee products like Toradora!, Dream Eater Merry, Arakawa Under the Bridge, and Red Vs. Blue. [Click “Read More” for the rest of the article].
Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, January 7, 2013 2 comments
ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) Unreleased Volume 1 is a best-of collection hosted by Joey Styles (who was the commentator for ECW). I have a problem right off the bat and that is WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) claiming that this is the first time that these matches have been released to DVD and blu-ray. While this is correct for blu-ray the following matches have been released on DVD before with the Delta releases from the UK being a good example. Does this necessary make this a bad collection? Hell no it doesn't.