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Blankman and The Meteor Man — These were our Black Superheroes growing up.

June 14th, 2018

We discuss a couple of superheroes that were very important to us as kids, Blankman and The Meteor Man. These are fun movies that we saw regularly when growing up, and decided to re-watch. Given the recent glut of superhero films that fall flat for us, we wondered if these hadn't aged well, but instead we found they were pretty fun, even now.

Strategy RPGs, Our Favorite Kind of RPG

June 12th, 2018

Strategy RPGs, like Final Fantasy Tactics or Disgaea, are the kind of things we've loved for a while, though we don't really care for the latter. We go over our history with the games, with a detour into names for various kinds of mecha.

Fabian Bielinsky Week: El Aura

June 7th, 2018

El Aura is Bielinsky's second film, this time about a taxidermist with a disability who is obsessed with committing the perfect crime. He died a year after it came out. This film is beautiful, intricate, and forbidding, and we absolutely adore it.

Fabian Bielinsky Week: Nueve Reinas!

June 5th, 2018

Nueve Reinas is an amazingly well-constructed heist film. It concerns street criminals and low-level cons. We save the last part for Heist Spoilers, just in case someone wants to watch the movie fresh without the reveal. Watch this movie. You won't regret it.

Fujiko Mine is the best. The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is FANTASTIC.

May 31st, 2018

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is a fantastic character study Lupin's Irene Adler, and it gets pretty damn dark in places. We've sectioned this episode into spoilers so you can stop it and watch the show at any point. It starts getting darkest about halfway through, so if you want to stop at that point, it's a good plan. CW: child abuse, suicide.

Turn-A Turn, Turn-A Turn, TURN-A GUNDAM! (First Half)

May 29th, 2018

Turn-A Gundam is a fantnastic show that gives us both what we love about Gundam: the consideration of human life annd everyday people. We discuss the first 25 episodes, loving the whole damn thing so far.

Fate/Apocrypha Season 2: How To Throw Away The Goodwill

May 24th, 2018

We finished Fate/Apocrypha, and it dropped the ball not only theologically, which is sad given how well-researched Fate usually is, but also in resolution and fights. It doesn't go well from here.

The Cat Returns — A Cute Movie, and Ghibli Fest is back this year!

May 22nd, 2018

The Cat Returns was adorable when we saw it. We chat about last year's Ghibli fest, and what we're looking forward to this year.

Breaking In - Panic Room in reverse!

May 17th, 2018

Breaking In is a passable film about a mother saving her children in a reverse Panic Room situation, though we've mostly got a few issues with the Mexican in the movie.

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans — Nicolas Cage’s Last Great Film So Far

May 15th, 2018

Cage is fantastic in this film about a corrupt cop that gets everything he's worked for, a fantastic indictment of police, that only serves to show how other cop shows and films work.