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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

01 Jul 15

The dusky lady surveys the battle from on high, not unlike what you'll see in Caligo's Chapter 3 of TTWC2. I know this is a little late, but I had orientation to go to. Look for the latest chapter of Tico4 in the next day or two and some Disney reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:51:46

27 Jun 15

Fans of the Bard, I have some goodies for you. I have Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and Othello and Orson Welles' Macbeth, Othello and Chimes at Midnight. Look for more TTWC2 and Tico4 next week and perhaps some selections from the Disney Revival for reviews. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:09:03

23 Jun 15

Now there's a face that's ready for action. We'll need to see similar resolve in Caligo's Chapter 2 of TTWC2. Looking out on the horizon, for this week's reviews, I'm thinking of something a little Shakespearean. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 09:33:03

21 Jun 15

I wasn't expecting a family film outing so soon, but as a result, I've got another opening weekend review with Pixar's Inside Out. As for the promised topic for this week, I've got not only Speed and Speed 2: Cruise Control, but also the 1936 Speed. Should satisfy your need for speed. Also, seeing as how it wrapped last Sunday, here's my review of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, the first live-action entry into the TV section. With Fire Emblem if set to come out through, I pushed through to messily get through the end of Kakusei, so here's my review of Fire Emblem: Awakening and because I beat it last year, have a review of Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones as well. I'm trying to resume FE6, but it's kicking my tail. I've been spoiled by the easier entries in the franchise. In other news, look for more TTWC2 next week and a theme for reviews yet to be announced. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 06:39:38

19 Jun 15

The junior mascot faces down the mascot who trained her, not entirely unlike the goings-on in Chapter 25 of Tico4. How will the Saratoga's hunt for the Ticonderoga turn out? Read on and see. Also be looking for the latest batch of reviews coming up soon. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 20:18:30

16 Jun 15

The children of darkness slumber, but the time to awaken draws nigh. Here's Caligo's Chapter 1 of TTWC2. Look for more Tico4 Thursday and reviews on the weekend. Besides the need for speed I mentioned earlier, I might be doing my first live action TV review of a certain show who's season finale dropped Sunday. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 18:13:33

13 Jun 15

I promised competing war movies and you can't get much more opposed than John Wayne's The Green Berets versus Oliver Stone's Platoon. But enough of that. Chris Pratt on a motorcycle with his raptor posse! It's Jurassic World, in theaters now. Seriously, people, go see it. And for a much less grim military-themed movie from 1986, enter the danger zone with Top Gun. Last but not least, we have something I was up until about 0800 this morning watching, No Game No Life. Look for more TTWC2 and Tico4 next week and reviews with a need for speed. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 23:28:35

09 Jun 15

Do glowy-eyed critters give you the heebie-jeebies? Imagine driving home at night out in the backwoods and your headlights setting off dozens of those glowy eyes. Pleasant dreams. Yes, giving vampires they glowy eyes certainly ramps up the creepiness factor, and on that note, I bring you Caligo's prologue of TTWC2. Hopefully you enjoy the coming seven weeks with our boy Sir Caligo. I mentioned my idea of war movies for the reviews this week. I may just do a point/counterpoint of two war movies specifically at odds with each other. Other than that, there's a certain movie coming out this week that may get featured as well. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:36:48

07 Jun 15

I was going to split this into two parts, but I decided to go ahead and have one giant blowout. (It also saves me the trouble of re-indexing one day after another.) For last week's update, I promised something Caesarian, so here it is: the 1945 adapatation of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, the 1953 version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and the infamous Elizabeth Taylor vehicle Cleopatra. I joked about it during the update with the Alien tetralogy, so here's Alien Nation and because that movie stars Mandy Patinkin, let's add The Princess Bride. I've also got a couple Tyrone Power films: King of the Khyber Rifles and Witness for the Prosecution. Last but not least, we have one of the primary culprits behind my missing last week's update: Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4 of Azumanga-Daioh. I said the format for the comic/manga reviews gave me problems. You try writing about the story in a slice of life 4-koma gag series. I don't feel my reviews do the material much justice, but I can't let myself get hung up on them any longer. You'll also notice that the movie section has gotten long enough that I split it into two pages. I decided that for the sake of mobile and low bandwidth readers, I'd limit the picture index to 50 entries per page. And now that all that's taken care of, look for us to get started in on Caligo's section of TTWC2 in a couple days and as for the next batch of reviews, I'm thinking about some war movies. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 05:16:49

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