"When it comes to horror anthology series, it’s the curiosity of them that appeals to me. Just as well then, when stumbling across the latest effort on Netflix, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, my interest piqued into overdrive"
Gyo by Junji Ito
I’m convinced that Junji Ito suffered horrific night terrors as a child. Almost the entirety of his 35-year career are manga works that are gross, often graphic, and downright absurd in nature. And yet I won’t be the first to admit that they are also works that are totally engrossing as much as they are …
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
"Sometimes our memories of the past should remain as such, and thankfully only in minor cases the Cowabunga Collection falls into that trap. Developers Digital Eclipse have been at the helm of many retro re-issues over the years, but with Cowabunga Collection they are really spoiling us. " Over at Animation for Adults I review the latest TMNT video game, not …
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A Look Back at Star Wars Visions
"Many wouldn’t think it on the face of them, but the Star Wars franchise is built up with Japanese culture at its very core. It’s a mutual relationship that was oblivious even to me as a child, especially given Japanese culture was hardly widely available 30/40 years ago."
Luftrausers Review (PS3)
With the recent announcement of the PS3 PSN store due to be shutdown, then Sony reversing that same announcement, the provocation has resulted in clearing the dust on Sony's seventh generation console. Starting with this Sony console exclusive, Luftrausers, a war-themed shooter that dared to dream with its release, competing with an already-released PlayStation 4 …
A Silent Voice Review
"A Silent Voice, one of Kyoto's finest productions to date, undoubtedly gives the viewer provocation to reflect on any regrettable childhood actions."
Vanquish 10th Anniversary Review (PS4)
Vanquish is an excellent fast-paced, super stylish shooter in the third person, from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
Like Bayonetta, there have been very few titles like Vanquish in the last ten years.
Bayonetta 10th Anniversary Remaster Review (PS4)
"Don't f**k with a witch!" Bayonetta is up there with the best—arguably even the best—hack-'n-slash action game around. It's problematic and erratic PS3 port back in 2010 left a false impression - after all, Bayonetta is no mere historical curio. We may have had to wait ten years, but Bayonetta finally has the Playstation port it deserves, …
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Blu-Ray Review – The Franchise Beast Comes to Your Living Room
Its Over 9000, etc etc TITLE: Dragon Ball Super: BrolyPUBLISHER: Manga EntertainmentGENRE: Shonen, Action, FantasySTUDIO: Toei AnimationFORMAT: Blu-Ray and DVD (Blu-Ray version reviewed)LANGUAGES: Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub audioAGE RATING: PGRUNNING TIME: 97 minutesThis post includes the previously published cinematic review from February 2019. Movie Review:- There has never been a better …
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Paradox Review – Wilson Yip and Sammo Hung Return To Reignite a Franchise
Thriller in Thailand It’s been 14 years since Wilson Yip masterminded one of the best martial arts thrillers of recent times, Kill Zone. Known as Sha Po Lang in the east, Kill Zone aided in propelling the careers of both Yip and its action star, Donnie Yen. Both are of course most famous for the …
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