Overview: Ed and Al are brother's who have been studying alchemy when their mother dies unexpectedly. Determined to bring her back, they commit a taboo and in the process Al loses his body and Ed loses his arm and leg. Now a State Alchemist, Ed is determined to learn the secret of the philosopher's stone … Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie Review: Bringing Equivalent Exchange to Life
Overview: I doubt there are many who haven't heard of this one. Lucky for me, AnimeLab added it for just one week which gave me a chance to see this much talked about film. Focusing on Ishida, a teenager who in primary school bullied Nishimiya who was deaf and later found himself the target of … Continue reading A Silent Voice Movie Review: Almost Nailed It
AnimeLab wasn't kidding when they said Your Name was only going to be available for 48 hours. I went to double check the spelling of a character name in the synopsis and it was already gone from their site. Anyway, really glad I had the chance to see this and that it streamed online making … Continue reading Your Name Movie Review: Body Swapping, Teen Romance Played Out On Epic Stage
I'm not going to pretend this is actually a review of the movie because that would be kind of a lie. I'm not planning on being in any way objective or even looking at this movie in any kind of comprehensive fashion. And yet, I feel compelled to write about my experience viewing this movie … Continue reading Thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Overview: The follow up to the cult classic sensation that was the original Blade Runner. Time has passed and a new generation of replicants that are programmed to obey are now being used. Some of these hunt down and retire the older generation models. Review: I'm actually going to preface this by pointing out I … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Movie Review
Last week I reviewed John Wick and despite some sarcasm in the overview, I actually quite enjoyed that film. Enough that I bothered to watch the sequel so how did it fare? Review: Picking up pretty much directly from the end of the first film, John Wick returns home once again with his new dog … Continue reading John Wick 2 Movie Review: Once Was Enough
Overview: So Netflix decided to do a live action adaptation of Death Note and decided in the process to Americanise it. I could write a review where I tear this apart because it is genuinely nothing like the original and they'd have been better off just creating all new character names and just saying this … Continue reading Death Note 2017 Movie Review: That Was… Different?
Overview: John's just an ordinary guy who has recently lost his wife and been given an adorable puppy. Too bad about the Russian guys who come in to his house, beat him up, kill his dog, and steal his car. Turns out John wasn't such an ordinary guy and also turns out he does not … Continue reading John Wick Movie Review: Is Revenge Actually Enough To Carry a Plot?
Overview: Watson, a student doctor, becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing back a human soul after his friend dies. Using his friend's corpse, he begins experimentation using the work of Victor Frankenstein as a guide. When he is caught, he is sent on a mission to retrieve Frankenstein's notes and then a whole bunch … Continue reading The Empire of Corpses Movie Review: Another Case of a Plot Getting Lost Amongst Literary Allusions and Sci-Fi Spectacle
Overview: Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth is a dark story set in Spain during 1944. After her mother marries a savage army officer, a young girl begins to escape into a fantasy world to try to find a way to save herself and her younger sibling. Review: Pan's Labyrinth is one of those … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth Movie Review: Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy and Reality