Someone probably should have given Angelo Lagusa from 91 Days a quote book from Confucius: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." Only, even then that advice probably wasn't enough because there were a lot more dead than just two by the time the dust settled in Lawless. There will be … Continue reading Up Close With Angelo Lagusa
Review: This episode again starts with all the side characters playing around and then reminiscing on a previous case of revenge. In this case it involved suburban housewives (or I guess they were living in some kind of company compound) pretty much playing petty politics with the Queen of the area making life hell for … Continue reading Hell Girl Fourth Twilight Episode 8: Delivering Vengeance
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
Review: This episode starts very strangely but quickly falls into the usual pattern of meet horrible person doing horrible things leading to tragic results, and someone deciding that some sort of justice is needed. And it is hard to argue with our would be curser this week. The guy is a jerk. He killed a … Continue reading Hell Girl: Fourth Twilight Episode 7: Who’s Fault?
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?
Review: This episode contains content that is definitely designed to be confrontational to the viewer. While it starts with the funeral of the three boys they aren't going to leave it there and you the viewer will sit through the flash back as you see precisely how they came to their end. While you won't … Continue reading Hell Girl Episode 5: All About Perspective
Review: Finally a second witch shows up and finally Izetta gets an actual taste of defeat. It would be nice if this meant that some of her naiveté will now wear off and she will actually deal with the reality of being pretty much the only line of defence for a country at war. Of … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 9
Overview: Set in the fictional city of Lawless during the prohibition era, the story follows Avilio (Angelo) as he seeks revenge against those who killed his family. Some spoilers below. Review: Revenge stories are always a bit of a problem because right from the start you have a fairly narrow range of options from a plot point … Continue reading 91 Days Series Review
Review: Now the weakest part of this series so far was the diversion from the whole revenge thing to go on a road trip. So, for a final, how about we get a taste of the war going on and then send our main characters on an echoing road trip again only this time it … Continue reading 91 Days Episode 12
Review: Turns out we have one more episode but this was a highly entertaining episode. The first half was all semi-ironic statements about planning for a future (that we should all know by now was never going to exist) and the second half was metaphorically about burning everything down (though less flames and more knives … Continue reading 91 Days Episode 11