Anime List 11/13

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There is only so much time in a day and I always try to sneak in an episode of anime any which way possible. I watch it on my laptop, on the iPad, or on my Phone. I have all my anime stored but a lot of times I watch it on the anime App called CrunchyRoll. When that App first came out it didn’t matter where you were located you got to see all that was available but as of the last year you have to be in the US or Europe to see every Anime available which annoys me. I want access to my shows and I’m paying them monthly to stream everything so for that you should be able to watch whatever they have, these studio politics stops people from genuinely enjoying the shows they love. But I get to watch what I want one way or another.

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What I’m Watching:

  • Bleach – Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, don’t want it to end, only 20 episodes left
  • Kill la Kill – Loveling The Style of Gurren Lagann, And thats just from one Episode! Intense!
  • Samurai Flamenco – Superhero Anime, Just Starting
  • Hajime No Ippo: Rising – One great Anime Coming Back! Loving It!
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Loving It! Totally Fist Of The North Star
  • Majestic Prince – Crazy Mecha Anime, Humans Fighting For Their Existence!
  • Valvrave the Liberator – Loving The Intense Mecha Action, and Season 2 is Airing Already
  • Gundam Build Fighters – Gundam, thats all that needs to be said
  • Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai – Wreslting Girls & Some Craziness, Looks like fun

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Review: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Jumping right into the story it picks up right where it left off with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as champions and the districts building hope because of what they did at the end. There was so much to the story to tell, over 2 hours and 30 minutes with a lot of twists and turns that brings Katniss & Peeta back into the fight with other champions as their foes, but with more on the line then they even know. It was a slow development in the beginning but it was building up, the characters all back in play with a few new interesting fighters. The fight in the dome felt a bit accelerated this time around, the bad guys in the dome didn’t feel that bad and died too quickly. I wanted so much more from it but the cliffhanger at the end of the movie honestly left me unsatisfied, I know sometimes there are movies that need sequels but this one felt like it was missing a piece. I’m not going to ruin it for anyone but you have to satisfy the person watching the movie even if you have a cliffhanger at the end.

Link: IMDB
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The Weekend Blockbuster Movie List 10/13

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The movie blockbuster list is long for this weekend, so many movies to catch up with and there are a lot of good ones on the list. I have seen Pacific Rim when it first came out back in July and I want to watch it again, it was just that good. The list for fun movie is long like Kick Ass 2, Man Of Steel, The Purge, White House Down, and so many others.

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Movie List:

  • Despicable Me 2
  • Embrace Of The Vampire
  • Europa Report
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Kick Ass 2
  • Man Of Steel
  • Monsters University
  • Pacific Rim
  • Parkland
  • The Conjouring
  • The Heat
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Mortal Instruments City Of Bones
  • The Purge
  • The Secret Village
  • Turbo
  • White House Down

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Review: Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse

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In 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into nearly collapse. Facing an enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called as Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, all those efforts could slow down defeats but could not stop BETA, and mankind is forced to abandon major area of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, mankind is bogged down in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory.
In 2001, the Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation main Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between the Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its international mutual development project of TSF, the Prominence Project.
This story with exciting human dramas and robot actions takes place in the development of a new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most important and effective weapons against BETA, at a crisis of human extinction.
Yet they never knew that their encounter would change their destiny drastically.
Yui Takamura, a TSF pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a TSF pilot of the US Army, was heading to the same destination.

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I do love Mecha Anime, thats the first thing I saw, I didn’t know what to expect, but I love it when I see robots, and this time around Muv-Luv Alternative was an interesting story. You get pulled into the characters from the beginning with a few more interesting characters getting introduced, and the world is fighting a losing battle against an Alien Force that just won’t stop. I can’t help but like because it has the Mecha machines and the battles are cool. The story is decent, not great, there are few things that just didn’t make sense but the battles made up for and the wacky characters too. If you want a good Mecha anime, then Muv-Luv does the job, don’t have high expectations and enjoy.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

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Review: Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Its just one of those movies that is so out there you think they can’t screw up the history of a man who is very famous. Introducing Vampires and Zombies to so many stories isn’t new but Abraham Lincoln was just a fresh twist on the story. It was interesting as it developed, why Abraham introduced the emancipation proclamation and even how he grew from a young man into the man that he is known for as well as being a vampire hunter. The movie doesn’t take the steps that you think it does and then he trains to be a vampire hunter and fights the south. The whole movie is a roller coaster and then ending was just ridiculous, but if you like vampire movies this is a fun one.

Link: IMDB
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The Prototype – Trailer

The folks behind Act of Valor are going scifi. Check out their first trailer for their mandroid film The Prototype. So far, this looks good! The movie follows a humanoid robot — who appears to be linked with his government scientist creator in some way — who escapes from its cargo hold and goes “rogue.”

Now this looks like a very cool movie. I love movies like these!

Star Trek Alternate Intro

This animation is an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth. Our goal was to try and capture the essence of what we found most enjoyable from the series for building this faux opening to this classic show.

An animated reinterpretation of the orignal Star Trek intro, I just love hearing that intro and in style of animation is very cool and retro.

William Shatner – Get A Life

After seeking out his fellow Star Trek commanding officers in The Captains, William Shatner is back with another documentary, this time focused on the fans. From the trailer, William Shatner’s Get a Life! looks like an affectionate examination of Star Trek fandom and why the franchise has meant so much to so many.

For all the Star Trek Fans out there this is a must, I still have to watch Star Trek’s The Captains, just makes me feel good seeing Star Trek. Since Enterprise went offline it was the last Star Trek show since the movie from JJ Abrahsm in 2009, and there is just something that I love about Star Trek. William Shatner plans to explore it in this fun documentary, I love his sense of humor.

Summer Shows 2012

Summer has just started, well for us the heat started a while back, but the summer shows are just starting and the line up is looking good. These are the current shows that I have on my radar. There are a few coming up for July but I don’t have site of that yet. There were a lot of good and disappointing shows from this season, and some crazy season finales. My favorite three from the summer are Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, and Suits but the others are all pretty damn good too.

On TV Right Now

  • Men At Work – Four buds working in a magazine, very funny
  • Melissa & Joey – Funny Show
  • The Bitch From Apartment 23 – Pretty Funny, One woman is crazy and the other one is going insane
  • Rookie Blue – Great Cop Drama
  • NYC 22 – New Cop Drama, pretty cool & just on episode 4
  • Franklin & Bash – The Dynamic Hilarious Duo Are Back, and the first episode was great

June 14

  • Burn Notice – The Spy That Kicks Ass
  • Suits – The Great Lawyer Show

June 17

  • Falling Skies – The Best Show From Summer 2011 is Back, Can’t wait for it