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31 Jul 15

The mascot is taking life easy. I wish I was doing the same, as do our harried heroes in Chapter 28 of Tico4. Don't breathe too easily when you're done with this one, though, because there are three more chapters until the battle's done. In the meantime, look for more reviews in the next day or two. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 20:57:01

28 Jul 15

Heavy is the head that wears the crown, a reality we'll see in abundance as we start in with a new lead in Orguz's prologue of TTWC2. Look for more Tico4 and reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:50:41

27 Jul 15

There's not really a theme this week, but our first two items are movies about stuff their directors thought were cool, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. If I had a movie from the Aughts, we'd have samples from each of the past five decades, but The Wolverine was 2013 like Pacific Rim. The 70s and the 80s are represented by Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Clue. We start on Orguz's section of TTWC2 tomorrow and kick off the final battle of Tico4 on Thursday. As for the week's reviews, it may wind up being another grab-bag. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 03:22:06

21 Jul 15

We bring our time with the Knight of Chaos to a close with Caligo's epilogue of TTWC2. Next week we'll pick things up with perhaps the most sympathetic lead in TTWC2 (though that's admittedly a low bar). Look for the reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 22:37:58

20 Jul 15

The Duke does his take on Dirty Harry with McQ and Brannigan. We also have another of his later films with Cahill, US Marshal and one where he just plays an old man with She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Then there's Volume 11 and Volume 12 of the Attack on Titan manga. We wrap up Caligo's section of TTWC2 tomorrow and I may just have a grab-bag of reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:08:26

17 Jul 15

The mascot has something to say to the apprentice junior mascot, much as words get exchanged in Chapter 27 of Tico4. This marks the end of the buildup. Starting next time, we dive right into the climactic final battle. Look forward to that and in the meantime, reviews coming up this weekend. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 00:03:49

14 Jul 15

You know what's important in life, even in the heart of darkness? Companionship. Unless of course said companionship comes to you in a mockery of the laws of Nature, as we find in Caligo's Chapter 5 of TTWC2. It's hard to believe it, but we're almost done with Sir Caligo. Next week will be the end for him and then we move on to King Orguz. In the meantime, look for the next chapter of Tico4 and some John Wayne-centric reviews later in the week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:06:27

11 Jul 15

I decided that we'd go to the wax museum this week, starting with 1933's Mystery of the Wax Museum, its 1953 remake House of Wax and the utter rubbish 2005 remake, also named House of Wax, but taken literally because the filmmakers are morons. We've also got Volume 9 and Volume 10 of the Attack on Titan manga and just to mix things up (and not because I accidentally pulled the poster and decided to go ahead and post the review), Castle Siege: The Movie, otherwise known as Ironclad. Keep an eye out for more TTWC2 and Tico4 next week and maybe a look to that real American hero the Duke for reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:35:27

07 Jul 15

Conflict! The war rages on in Caligo's Chapter 4 of TTWC2. I still haven't decided on a theme for the reviews later in the week, so I guess it'll be a surprise. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:53:43

06 Jul 15

The youngest members of the audience may not be aware of this, but there was a time when Disney appeared to be in a death spiral, but then it turned things around, leading to what some people call the Revival Era. I already have a review of Frozen up, but I thought I should add the other films in the period, so we've got reviews of The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and Big Hero 6. We also have a TV review for the recently wrapped Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? As always, expect more TTWC2 coming up. I haven't decided on a theme for the week's reviews, though. I'll probably do some more manga reviews of Attack on Titan. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 01:26:00

03 Jul 15

We find the mascot in bed with a mysterious newcomer, a fitting metaphor for the conspiracy chicanery in Chapter 26 of Tico4. By the by, said newcomer is the latest addition to the team, currently putting in her time as an apprentice junior mascot. Look for the reviews coming up soon. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:50:35

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