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24 Jun 16

A life behind bars might be one of the better outcomes of Chapter 18 of JJ. Hope you like courtroom drama. I've also come up with a theme for this week's reviews. Here's a hint: Just keep swimming. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:32:03


21 Jun 16

As Rowland's star continue to rise, protecting him becomes more of a pain in Simona's Chapter 5 of TTWC3. One more chapter to go and we'll be bidding her farewell. We've got more JJ coming up and still to be determined reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 23:04:14


20 Jun 16

The tagline is "Whoever wins, we lose," but I don't think anyone wins in the disappointing duology of Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. *sigh* So it goes. Tangentially related to the week's feature, we also have Ridley Scott's big hit from last year, The Martian, which goes a long way toward rehabilitating Scott's image in my eyes. And because I made the joke about The Martian being a remake of Robinson Crusoe on Mars, here's the "scientifically authentic" Robinson Crusoe on Mars. We've also got more Yotsuba&! with Volume 5 and Volume 6. There's more TTWC3 and JJ next week and a theme for reviews that's yet to be determined. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:36:17


17 Jun 16

The mascot looks mighty peaceable there. Totally unprepared for THE SPANISH INQUISITION! the Witch-hunters. Let's just hope Giger has a plan in Chapter 18 of EM. And don't forget to be on the lookout for reviews coming up. Whoever wins, we lose. Boy, do we lose... Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:39:52


14 Jun 16

Well, a song and a dance got her into the capital, so why should the city most loyal to Zephyr be any different? If you've already read TTWC1, then you know how this turns out, but see what it looks like from the other side in Simona's Chapter 4 of TTWC3. We've got more EM coming up plus reviews of the duology that has fans calling canon discontinuity. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 23:09:42


13 Jun 16

On account of my necessary postponment of the AVP reviews, we have something else for you. We have the inaptly named Cyborg Cop, Cyborg Cop II and Cyborg Cop III. We also have Volume 3 and Volume 4 of Yotsuba&!. Next week we move forward with TTWC3 and EM and we'll be getting to those AVP reviews I promised last week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 01:41:49


10 Jun 16

It's time to roll out and kick some more Pally tail in Chapter 17 of JJ. Look for reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:22:45


08 Jun 16

Now we see how the front door gets kicked in with Simona's Chapter 3 of TTWC3. We've got more JJ coming up, but we've hit a snag with the reviews. Due to atmospheric conditions, my recording of AVP was botched and the next opportunity won't come until next week. As such, I'm moving the AVP reviews to next week and you'll get to enjoy the Cyborg Cop trilogy this week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 00:13:52


06 Jun 16

The Species franchise is fairly middling, but now I'm going to shovel some schlock on your plate. Get ready for it. We've got Replikator, Death Squad, The Gene Generation, and Garm Wars: The Last Druid. I watched these films either hoping for some promise or at least for them to be entertainingly bad. I was disappointed on both counts. Garm Wars has some neatness to it, but it isn't well-executed. And now we're going to turn things around with a virtually flawless slice of life series by the mangaka who brought us Azumanga Daioh. It's time for Yotsuba&!, starting with Volume 1 and Volume 2. I've got twelve of the currently available thirteen tankoubon, so I'll be going through that over the next several weeks and then follow it with Ranma 1/2. We'll be continuing TTWC3 and JJ and so that I suffer for your amusement, I'm going to be reviewing both AVP films. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 03:31:41


02 Jun 16

Beware of old teachers bearing gifts in Chapter 17 of EM. It's not that bad, actually, but Giger acts like it's the end of the world whenever Mordekai shows up. In other news, look for reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 23:25:33


31 May 16

Simona may be a good spy, but she doesn't have much appreciation for realpolitik and she brings up her disagreements with Rowland in Simona's Chapter 2 of TTWC3. We've still got more EM and reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:14:36


30 May 16

After covering the Predator franchise last week, I'm taking a bit of a step down, but I'm sure this week's franchise has its fans. We've got Species, Species III and Species III. "What about Species: The Awakening?" you ask? Well, I wasn't able to get my hands on that one, but from what I've seen it's even worse than Species III with even less of a tangible connection to the original film. Moving on, we conclude our coverage of the Eva manga with Volume 13 and Volume 14. While the Species franchise is rather middling fare, I'm going to sock you with some real garbage scifi next week and offset it by starting to review the Yotsuba&! manga. We'll also be having more TTWC3 and EM. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 04:12:41


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