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08 Feb 16

We tip our hat to Black History month with a look at blaxploitation and we start off with the proto-blaxploitation film They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!, sequel to In the Heat of the Night. Before we go any deeper into the subgenre, we're going to give a little more time to inimitable Sidney Poitier with reviews of The Defiant Ones, the 1961 version of A Raisin in the Sun, and one of Poitier's directorial outings, Stir Crazy. And because I'm taking a hiatus from gaming, I wanted to go ahead and post my review of Fire Emblem Fates ahead of its NA release. I haven't beaten any of the three scenarios yet, but I've put nearly 400 hours into the game, so it's safe to say I have sufficient experience to post an informed review, but if my experience with the endings change anything, I'll be sure to amend the review later. Also bear in mind that as I've played the Japanese version, I can only partially account for changes NA players can expect, based on some cursory research. Also, I just beat Gen'ei Ibunroku #FE and wanted to share it with you. We'll be starting up Medusa's section of TTWC2 and have more EM plus a selection of blaxploitation film reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 04:44:04

05 Feb 16

Well, there's a charming set of eyes. There may be something similar in Chapter 8 of JJ. Look for Oscar winner Sidney Poitier in the next couple days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:14:51

02 Feb 16

Well, things are looking pretty grim for the King of Dragons, but things are going to look up for him before we send him off, right? Well, I think you know how most character get sent off in this series, but look for yourself in Xorgoth's epilogue of TTWC2. Look for more JJ coming up and Sidney Poitier reviews after that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:19:31

31 Jan 16

It's more fun than a barrel full a' monkeys, it's The Planet of the Apes, and because we want to pack the barrel, I've got all the sequels too: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. I don't have any of the remakes at the moment. They may show up at a later date. And for an unexpected change of pace, I have the first new release of the year for the site, Kung Fu Panda 3, which turned out quite a bit better than what the trailers led me to believe. With February coming up, I've decided to take a somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach to Black History Month by featuring a selection of blaxploitation films. Leading up to that, though, we're going to class it up a bit with Sidney Poitier, who stars in one of the prototypical films of the subgenre. On the story front, we've bid farewell to Xorgoth in TTWC2 and have more JJ coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:10:37

28 Jan 16

The mascot is looking rather welcoming today. It's time to get some answers on the mysterious Witch Crystals in Chapter 8 of EM. We've still got reviews coming up, so look for that. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 22:16:53

27 Jan 16

Happy anniversary, Palidor Media! It's hard to believe, but I've been at this for nine years now. Sorry I don't have an illustration to commemorate the occasion, but Kazuya's been busy lately. Not to worry, though. I'm still going to lay out what you can expect for the year. I realize some of my past predictions have fallen wildly short of the mark, but I should manage to meet the goals I'm about to lay out.

TTWC2 will continue until the latter part of March and I'll be starting up TTWC3 immediately thereafter. I already have enough of a lead to last me until August, so you shouldn't have to worry about any delays. EM and JJ will wrap around the end of October and I intend to revisit our Tico friends with some shorts in November, then start up CeleKing1 and another story that has yet to be determined. Reviews will continue at the regular pace. I plan on being a bit on the tacky side in February, but no other events are planned at the moment.

Looking more in the short term, there's more EM coming up and a simian salvo of reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:46:46

26 Jan 16

Do you all remember Corona's scrap with Xorgoth back in TTWC1? Well, we're going to take a look at that from the other side in Xorgoth's Chapter 5 of TTWC2. Next week will be the end for him. Before that, though, we've got the next chapter of EM and some monkey madness in the reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:52:42

25 Jan 16

As I've said before, there's no theme for this week's batch of reviews. The movies are two that I just saw in the past week and one that happened to be on the other day: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Incredibles. We also have the TV miniseries Childhood's End and Metroid: Zero Mission. If you like themed weeks, never fear, because next time we're gonna go ape. Also look for more TTWC2 and EM. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:48:45

22 Jan 16

We left Root hanging last time, so we'd better check up on him in Chapter 7 of JJ. We've still got reviews coming up. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 04:29:02

20 Jan 16

Things get ugly for the Dragons in Xorgoth's Chapter 4 of TTWC2. We just have two more chapters with the King of Dragons and we'll be moving on to the final lead. More JJ and assorted reviews to come. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:09:55

17 Jan 16

This week we feature a selection of the films of that virtuoso of stop-motion animation, Ray Harryhausen. We start with his uncredited feature debut in the original Mighty Joe Young and go on to include the two Kerwin Mathews vehicles The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Three Worlds of Gulliver, then get to see his cool dinosaurs in One Million Years BC and The Valley of Gwangi. Now, the thing about these films is that outside of Harryhausen's work, there's not much else to recommend about them. Mysterious Island is a notable exception. Lastly, we close with his magnum opus Jason and the Argonauts. I'd like to have Clash of the Titans as well, but there are more than enough films left in Harryhausen's filmography for me to do another one of these posts at a later date. Look for more TTWC2 next week, along with more JJ and what'll likely be an unsorted batch of reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:32:24

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