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25 Sep 16

With me being a fantasy author an all, it should come as little surprise that I like a good fantasy story. And as a child of the 80s, I have a particular fondness for that decade, so 80s fantasy is a great combination. I've got a selection of three films for you. Conveniently, my opinion of each film goes up in alphabetical order. We have the science fantasy Krull, Tim Curry as the Devil in Legend, and a movie I can't recommend enough, The Dark Crystal, courtesy of the Jim Henson Workshop. We've also got more Ranma with Volume 17 and Volume 18 of the manga. Speaking of manga, I've just put out an order for Volumes 17-20 of Attack on Titan, so look for reviews of those around New Year's. Rather closer on the horizon, there's more TTWC3 and JJ and we'll be starting our Halloween movie reviews with some walking dead (but not The Walking Dead funnily enough). Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:34:25


22 Sep 16

The mascot is backed into a corner. Can anyone save her? Young Yugo finds himself in a similar predicament in Chapter 25 of EM. In just four more weeks, we'll be done. Excited? Well, tide yourself over by looking forward to the upcoming reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 17:36:00


20 Sep 16

You've seen their feuds, their engineering feats, their backroom deals, but now it's time to see how the Dwarves wage war in Garm's Chapter 4 of TTWC3. (Or maybe I have a subversion in store for you. ^_^ ) Just two more weeks and we'll be done with Garm. Before that, though, there's more EM and a selection of reviews of 80s fantasy films on the immediate horizon. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:53:54


18 Sep 16

Although I was thinking about saving this for a time travel-themed week, the recent Van Damme theme takes precedence, so I give you Timecop, and follow it with Universal Soldier, and the start of darkness, Universal Soldier: The Return. No word on when/if I get to the other two film sequels and the made-for-TV movie for that series. We also continue our coverage of the Ranma 1/2 manga with Volume 15 and Volume 16. More TTWC3 and EM plus reviews of a yet to be determined theme. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 22:37:56


16 Sep 16

You may be wondering where we go after the big showdown between Root and Faustman in the previous chapter. Well, wonder no more. The answer is waiting for you in Chapter 24 of JJ. It's hard to believe we're about to be finished with both EM and JJ. Just six more weeks and their runs will wrap. As a reminder, we'll be having four Space Arc shorts in November and then I'll start the run of CeleKing1. If you've been following the blog, you know I've been stalling out on "The Case of the Spotted Leopard", so I may just have one story besides TTWC3 running similar to how it was once the Tico series finally started getting regular updates. We'll have to see. In the meantime, look for our last round of Van Damme reviews for the time being. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:09:12


13 Sep 16

No one was expecting the Army of Light to curb-stomp Xorgoth's flight of Dragons (especially not Xorgoth himself), but how did that legion of fanatics pull it off. Well, they had some help and that's what brings us to Garm's Chapter 3 of TTWC3. This series is about nothing if not strange bedfellows. Look for more JJ and JCVD in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:43:11


12 Sep 16

For lack of any more compelling inspiration, we've got more Jean-Claude Van Damme. We had a double dose of JCVD with Double Impact and we do it again with Replicant and you don't have to worry about me quadrupling the Van Damme Factor because the evil twin is already dead in Maximum Risk. Then we have perhaps my favorite Van Damme movie, Hard Target. And let's not forget Ranma. We've got Volume 13 and Volume 14 this week. Look for more TTWC3 and JJ plus even more Van Damme because I can't seem to stop. (Well, this will be it for now because I only have three more Van Damme movies reviewed thus far.) Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 04:23:02


08 Sep 16

In spite of her frequent vociferous protests, the mascot doesn't look all that dissatisfied with our relocation here, now does she? Well, that look of contentment is hardly universal, as we see in the big showdown in Chapter 24 of EM. You may find the big reveal of the main villain to come out of left field. Well, let's just say that Giger plays his cards close to the chest. Reviews coming up later. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 03:40:18


06 Sep 16

The title for this week's chapter makes it sound like it's going to be a bloody tale. While there's no shortage of blood in this series, the 'dismemberment' in the title is more figurative. Still, you can enjoy the ingenuity of the Dwarves in Garm's Chapter 2 of TTWC3. And coming up, if you thought the Grimalkin fight was big, wait until you see the big bad behind it all in this week's chapter of EM. Also, more reviews, likely films involving a certain bendy Belgian. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:09:42


05 Sep 16

It's a double dose of Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Impact. I was actually going to couple this with a review of Replicant to double the double dose, but I think that'd be too much for you. (And not at all that I forgot until I was almost done editing the update.) Instead we've got a single dose of JCVD in Bloodsport. There's also more Ranma with Volume 11, and Volume 12 of the manga. And because it's been murdering my productivity so much lately, I've decided to go ahead and review Granblue Fantasy. Look for more TTWC3 and EM coming up and maybe some more JCVD movies unless I get a better idea. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 04:39:06


01 Sep 16

Can a former Legionnaire and a shapeshifting scout stand any chance against the deadliest sniper of the Second League War? Find out in Chapter 23 of JJ. However it turns out, we still have more to come. Speaking of more to come, look for reviews in the next couple days. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:12:10


30 Aug 16

It's not quite When Harry Met Sally, but Rowland is about to pick up one of his favorite allies in Garm's Chapter 1 of TTWC3. We've got the thrilling sniper duel between Root and Faustman coming up in JJ and some manner of reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:03:17


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