Batman – Assault On Arkham

The film is set in the universe of the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, and occurs after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins. The story focuses primarily on theSuicide Squad, particularly Batman villains Deadshot and Harley Quinn, with Batman in a supporting role. In the film, a Suicide Squad of six criminals is dispatched byAmanda Waller to break into Arkham Asylum, where they must contend with the asylum’s inmates and Batman as they attempt to complete their mission.

This is by THE best direct to video made by DC Comics, or any other company for that matter. There are a lot of DTVs made and the creators get to have a good amount of experimentation in style and the quality of the animation itself varies drastically, but DC Comics is usually on top of their game with their Direct to Video Movies. For once they didn’t stick to your typical storyline, and the bad guys played a much deeper role then just Batman himself, the Suicide Squad had a colorful array of characters who carried the movie in a more comic book style then seen before, and that made it that much better. The combination of action, artstyle, humor, wit, voices, and characters took this movie to another level, now DC has set the bar so high it’s going to be hard to beat this movie. One thing to keep in mind this movie is not for kids, and I will leave it at that.

 

 

Animegraphy 2013 – This Is Why I Love Anime

This is why I love anime, it brings across so many emotions you are bound to connect with one, and it gets you going, your blood pumping, your adrenaline rushing, and you immerse yourself in it, and its never enough. This year I managed to catch up with a lot of Anime but to the end of 2013 I fell back again, now I’m back at it again and this Youtube video says a lot.

Transformers Prime – Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising

Chronicles the epic battle between the Decepticons and the Autobots in their mission to defend Earth and one day restore their home planet of Cybertron.

This is a sweet ending to the Transformers Prime series, it has been an amazing series with a fantastic storyline development with this 60 minute movie being the perfect final twist. With the end of the series I wasn’t satisfied but with this I was, but I can’t get enough of Peter Cullen, his voice will forever be the guiding voice of Optimus Prime. I couldn’t believe the ending, but I won’t ruin it for anyone but it was a hell of a final battle. I hope that Transformers continue on its success with the new movie and then another animation comes out, since this new one has a lot based on the next stage of the Transformers. If you enjoyed the series you will love this short movie.

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Review: Superman Unbound

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Superman and Supergirl take on the cybernetic Brainiac, who boasts that he possesses “the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds.”

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I do love these straight to DVD Movies from DC Comics, they are usually pretty good and they come out every few months so there is always something to look forward to. In Superman Unbound they took a different style to the anime, the story makes an assumption that you already know about Superman, Supergirl (Kara), and Lois Lane. The usual characters from the Superman Comics, and they jump right into the story. The animation style varies in different sequences, just enough cgi thrown in, and when it came to the fight scenes they did a fantastic job, its not your usual super powered fight scene, but a more emmersive type of drawing that pulls you in which I found to be cool. The story leads up to Braniac being the villain from beyond their Universe and Superman running into him for the first time. Story is decent, nothing too crazy, surprisingly Superman was a bit full of himself as a character and I wasn’t too keen on Lois Lane. Its a fun watch but DC Comics has done better before.

Link: IMDB
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Shows That Ended – 2013

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There are a lot of shows that have ended that have been around for a long time. Some of them came on the first few years I started working so it has been a constant for me to watch them, and now they have come to an end and this is what I have done the last two weeks is catch up on tv shows when I could and in this case finish the ones I knew have ended, and sometimes there are shows I just don’t finish for some reason.

30 Rocks – 7 Seasons

Liz lived happily and neurotically ever after. Jack got to sail off into the sunset and come right back. Kenneth’s immortal vessel got to run NBC well into the flying-car future. And Lutz — 51-year-old, bisexual, part-Inuit Lutz — got to pick the lunch place. One hell of a season finale.

Rules of Engagement – 7 Seasons

This is one of the few shows that I enjoyed David Spade in, and they wrapped it up a bit on the last episode because they knew the end was coming. And I love Patrick Warburton the guy is seriously a guy’s guy and every man thinks like he does but they don’t state, he just comes right out and says it. Too bad this show ended, was hoping for more.

The Office – 9 Seasons

A show that thrived on heartache, awkwardness, and cheekiness, things wrapped up very cheerily for the characters — and for the fans, who got one last Michael Scott “that’s what she said.” The Office came to an end with a hell of last episode and I loved it.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – 5 Seasons

Lucas Ranch was sold Star Wars to Disney and a few shows got chopped off and this is one of them. Anakin and Ashoka were developed well into the series, the ending wasn’t what I was hoping for since there is always more you can get from the Star Wars Universe.

Movies For The Weekend

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If Schwarzenegger is in a movie I’m going to watch it, he doesn’t do too many and any fan of the 80s & 90s action films will enjoy this movie, I haven’t seen it yet but I know I will. There are a lot on the list to watch and enjoy, and The Grandmaster is a must for the Martial Arts Genre, then there is Iron Man Rise Of The Technoverse. Each movie will have their moment and this weekend I will enjoy them all.

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  • The Last Stand
  • 21 & Over
  • Jack Reacher
  • Superman Unbound
  • The Guilt Trip
  • Gangster Squad
  • Broken City
  • The Grandmaster
  • A Haunted House
  • Iron Man Rise Of The Technoverse

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Star Wars – The Clone Wars – Coming To An End On Cartoon Network

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Now this is something I really wasn’t expecting, one of the animated shows that I follow religiously and I thought was going strong. This might be the last season of Star Wars on Cartoon Network, and there is still so much to see, whats great about Star Wars is that it’s in a Universe with so many stories to tell, but it doesn’t seem like it is stopping, but they might be changing directions. Still I’m a bit shocked that a show that is doing so well might stop for now, I hope that what ever they do they will continue this amazing animated show in some form. Got to love Star Wars!

While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content.

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The Movie List

Ramadan is one of those times where you either have too much times on your hands or none at all, in my case its the later so the movies have been piling up. There a few interesting on this list like The Lorax & The Three Stooges, those are movies that are light and entertaining. But on the other side of the spectrum are Fastest & I Am Bruce Lee, and both of them are very cool documentaries, Fastest is about MotoGP bikes which I have just seen and loved, and who doesn’t love Bruce Lee. Raid The Redemption is also at the top of my watch list of Asian movies, and on the British side Wild Bill looks pretty good.

  • Battleship
  • ATM
  • The Lorax
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Raven
  • Tape 407
  • Street Dance 2
  • Soldiers Of Fortune
  • Meeting Evil
  • I Am Bruce Lee
  • Fastest
  • Get The Gringo
  • Brake
  • The Raid Redemption
  • Wild Bill
  • Wanderlust

RUIN – The Post-Apocalyptic Future

RUIN – An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe. It’s an introduction to a much larger story in the works.

I love animation like this, it looks so good it can be real, and this animation short is being turned into a full feature film by 20th Century Fox. Every few years there is a movie like this and usually they are pretty good, it takes a lot of work to make something like this and for a short this is really good.