Archive for April, 2008

Toon: Class of 3000 Season 1

If you’ve ever wondered why there hasn’t been a cartoon made which teaches kids simple moral lessons, over a backdrop which consists of all manor of musical styles — with a modern infusion — and a design aesthetic bound to emulate a bad acid trip, all while using easily distinguishable character archetypes, and set in […]

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Movie: AstroBoy vs Nick Cage

It’s no secret, although in mainstream circles it’s been pretty quiet, but going back as far as September of 2006 it was known that IMAGI Animation Studios (the company which produced the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film) has been working on a CG movie adaptation of the classic — some would go so far […]

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Anime: Death Note V2

Last month I was introduced to the intelligent, supernatural series, Death Note. I was quite honestly taken aback by how much I enjoyed the four episodes included on the volume one release, so when the opportunity to review the second volume presented itself this month, I jumped at the chance. If you’re not yet familiar […]

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Toon: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends S2

On a scale of one to cute, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is a solid nine. The brain child of Craig McCracken (creator of The Powerpuff Girls, and art director for Dexter’s Laboratory) the series is set in an orphanage which takes in the imaginary friends of children who have either out grown them or […]

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Anime: Black Lagoon V1

Despite being only a couple of years old, Black Lagoon reminded me (visually, at least) of some of the classic show’s I watched as a kid: Particularly Battle of the Planets. However I’m sure that if you were to actually compare the two, side by side, they’d be nothing alike – but that’s where the […]

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Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix DVD

Take a pinch of ‘Men in Black (animated)’, a table spoon of ‘Greatest American Hero’ and back up a truck load of every ‘Smart-ass, ten-year-old, D-bag finds an alien device which grants him super powers’ show ever made and you’ve got yourself a recipe for Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix. This DVD release features […]

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Horror: Vampires + Zombies = Awesome

It’s a simple theory really. Take something awesome and smash it together with something else awesome and hope like hell that it results in something even awesomer. That’s the theory being adapted to film from the pages of Blatant Comics title, LAST BLOOD. What’s really cool, is that sometimes the awesome smashing machine spits out […]

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Hulk: More Cross Overing?

Something that I’ve harped on about for a while now is the fact that Marvel has taken control over the way that their intellectual property is adapted to film (particularly since the five and a quarter million dollar credit arrangement was secured between Marvel Studios and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.), and how this will […]

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