Black Dynamite

Like the movie, the show is predominantly a parody of and tribute to blaxploitation cinema. The show continues the story of Black Dynamite and his crew of Bullhorn, Cream Corn, and Honey Bee as they engage in dangerous and over-the-top misadventures sometimes involving African-American stars ex: Michael Jackson (back when he was part of the Jackson 5), O. J. Simpson, Richard Pryor, Mr. T and other famous people like Elvis Presley, as well as Black Dynamite’s recurring arch-nemesis President Richard Nixon (the main villain from the film). This show also makes references to the original Black Dynamite movie, such as Fiendish Dr. Wu as the leader of a group of ninjas; however, the show seems to follow its own continuity; as some characters from the film who were killed off are alive in the series.

This is one over the top ridiculous animated tv shows I have seen in a while, insults of every kind flying everywhere. They took the movie and took it to another level, with the style of 70s and some great humor they really made this show hilarious especially with Black Dynamite. This isn’t meant for kids, this is directed to adults and you can tell when you watch it. The idea of an orphanage and whorehouse being the same business is just ridiculous, its what Black Dynamite calls his Whorphanage, and it just gets more ridiculous from there, it is offensive on a lot of levels and I love that about the show. Its just over the top animated fun of the R-rated kind, its just 10 episodes but I hope they bring it back again.

Link: IMDB
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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

G.I. Joe Renegades

Soldiers … heroes … outlaws. On the run after being accused of crimes they didn’t commit, six young G.I.s battle to clear their names — and expose the real bad guys, COBRA Industries. The world thinks this giant corporation is the good guys, but it’s really run by evil people who want to rule the planet. It’s up to these renegade Joes to stop COBRA and save the world — and themselves.

I stumbled onto this show by mistake on iTunes, I wasn’t expecting to see a new animated tv show for G.I. Joe and the moment I saw I purchased the whole season, I didn’t even think about downloading it on torrents, I just downloaded right away on my iPad iTunes. For any G.I. Joe fan this show is a new twist on the story, you have young G.I.s who are blackmailed by Cobra and fight to show Cobra’s true colors and clear their names. It has been mordernized for the today’s audience and even old fans will really enjoy it, I’m loving and especially Snake Eyes. The animation of the show is pretty good too, its done in 2D but uses 3D to give the background depth, so the characters feel drawn but certain elements are done in CGI to give it that depth of movement like helicopters or their vehicle, I like this style of animation and its making it even more enjoyable to watch. Its at 15 episodes at this point I’m enjoying every one of them, I can’t wait for the story to develop more. Hasbro is doing a good job of investing in their different productions, I just hope the quality remains as good as it is.

Link: Wikipedia

Thunder Cats Trailer & X-Men Anime Trailer

I have been talking about the Thunder Cats reboot any time I hear a piece of information or picture, and with the release of the trailer I can’t wait to see the anime. Its taken some time but I hope it gets released this year.

Now this is an interesting development, first it was Iron Man, then they were working on Wolverine, and it seems that X-Men have joined the Anime bandwagon and it looks pretty good. I love that they are catering these cartoons to adults, and from the 30 seconds from the Japanese production company Madhouse its looking good.

Sym-Biotic Titan

Judging by this trailer, Sym-Bionic Titan has everything you could want in a TV show: space opera, royalty on the run, high school drama and giant frakking robots.

Why should you tune in for the premiere? Because Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack is one of the great genre TV series of the past 20 years, a heady, emotional blend of spaghetti westerns, Kurosawa action flicks and Frank Miller’s 300. That means it’s totally worth a look.

If your a fan of Samurai Jack like myself then you will love this, Sym-Bionic Titan is a show made from the creators of Samurai Jack, same style and humor with a lot of big robots thrown into the mix. I know I will be watching this for sure, two teens and a robot from a distant planet land on earth and try to assimilate into society only to find their enemies followed them to earth and trying to destroy them. Combining to form Sym-Bionic Titan they will kick ass, I just love the animation of this show.

Link: Blastr

Review: Despicable Me

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon.

The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

I’m a big fan of Steve Carrel so I was looking forward to the movie, but wasn’t expecting it to be this good. Gru is trying to be the most evil genius the world, and he just can’t seem to get there. Now Gru is funny, but his minions are hilarious, I mean they are just a bunch of funny creatures who live their lives as minions and funny lives. Throw the kids into the mix and it just gets even funnier, they hit Gru where he doesn’t expect, and its a hell of an adventure. After watching this movie, everyone is going to want a minion, I want a few.

Link: IMDB
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Gatchaman – Its Back

Our cartoon from the 80s is back on track, back in April I posted that Imagi was in bad shape and that this project was permenantly on hold. It seems they have restructured themselves and the project is going full steam ahead, they even released a new very cool trailer for the movie, its a bit rough around the edges but still pretty good. The release is now aimed for 2011, I’m looking forward to it and I hope it does justice to the history of this cartoon.

Link: GeekTyrant