Mulan follows the journey of discovery from child to that of a woman. A woman that who must overcome obstacles to save a kingdom. Many of those obstacles she has to overcome is that of her own making. The movie is in many ways a journey of discovery as well as that of redemption, even the redemption of an unlikely foe. The movie starts with the father narrating the life of his daughter, Mulan (Yifei Liu). A daughter that is a bit of a tomboy who loves to play in the wilds near her village as well as train as if she were a boy, when no one is watching. She is not daughter like at all and is seen……Read more
Redline – A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.
If you are up for a fun, fast movie with great music and non-stop action, find a way to get to some kind of online service to get this 2009 anime film about one of the biggest, dangerous, and most illegal races in the galaxy. The Redline is not too far off, but to make it there, many racers must qualify in other prelim races, and we start this story as Sweet JP is racing in the Yellowline. Sweet JP (Patrick Seitz) looks like he came right out of the 1950s with a black greaser duck tail pompadour haircut that goes on for days, jeans and leather jacket. He is going against some big competition, but the strongest rival is……Read more
It’s been a long time since we first saw Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers came on the small screen on many Fox stations across North America. Kids could not get enough of the colour-coded teens infused with alien superpowers and their transforming vehicles. It was vary similar to old school anime shows like Voltron and Dynaman, but for kids that were not used to the concept, it was new, intriguing and fun. Come twenty-four years later, things are a bit different, and we have new cast of Rangers, but the differences are vast, and very welcome. New movie technology has made superpowers and vehicular transformation on the big screen much more realistic in scope, but now we have the time……Read more
This was one of the cutest films to come out from Illumination Studios, and they are not stopping any time soon. The sequel to Despicable Me, this takes us on a new chapter in Gru’s (Steve Carell) unusual life, and involves his extended family of adopted daughters, Margo (Miranda Cosgrove),Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher), a multitude of minions, and even Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand). Gru is now an ex-villain, and is settling down to a life of being a superdad, throwing fairytale birthday parties, and creating a line of jams and jellies with the help of his minions and the doctor. Things are not quite as exciting as they once were, but he kind of likes the way……Read more
The great thing about anime is that it is a limitless genre, and just about anything can happen in it. Anywhere, any time, past, future, parallel worlds, contemporary pop culture, you name it. Oddly, considering the title of this series, you would expect a tale about the Greek gods and their enemies and ancestors, but this has nothing to do with ancient history. Attack on Titan is set in a dystopian future about 2000 years from now. The technology has devolved back to steampunk tech, and things look pretty much like they did in the mid 19th century. Right there the similarities stop. This world is nothing like ours is, because there is a new, bold enemy against humanity, and……Read more