Space Jam: A New Legacy

Lebron James, one of today’s greatest athletes, has worked hard over the years for the fame and respect, something he wants to instill in his son Dom. His fame is also a huge asset to Al. G Rhythm, a algorithm for WB and the ruler of the Serververse where all WB’s properties exist. When Lebron refuses to join forces with Al, he takes Dom under his wing and sends Lebron to the now empty Looney Tune world. Al challenges Lebron to a simple game of basketball, giving him the ability to recruit any WB character he can for his team, his prize being his son and there freedom. But Al has a trick up his sleeve…

Ugh- this review is going to hurt. Not only did I loathe this movie, but I actually felt dirty after watching it. Space Jam 2 is essentially a 2 hour WB cash grab that wants you to know this movie exists for money. Lebron is pretty wooden and pretty unlikable when he’s not phoning it in. The Looney Tunes aren’t funny and just come off as desperate, like all those crap cameos that make no sense peppered throughout the movie. Don Cheadle tries but not even War Machine can save this atomic dumpster fire. The effects look cheap, the score isn’t memorable, and this movie drags like hell. In the end, not only do I not recommend watching this, but I can safely say this is without a doubt the worst movie I’ve seen in a few years. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou -  MyAnimeList.net

Keeping my promise to myself after watching Demon Slayer ( season 1) , I’ve been diving back into anime for inspiration. Stories like Hellsing Ultimate and Deadman Wonderland pushed the envelope of adult anime for me, but Corpse Party was pretty damn infamous and I always wondered why…until now.

9 school friends are chilling out, taking a break after a school event where they stayed behind to clean up. A very close, tight knit group of teens is about to be split when one of there friends is about to transfer school; they perform a goofy little ritual to celebrate their friendship and promise to continue it. When a massive earthquake hits, they wake up, alone in the dark and isolated and unable to leave no matter how hard they try. It’s not long before they each find mutilated corpses in the halls and realize they are locked in a school cursed by mystery, insanity, and gruesome torture. Will they make it out alive?

Oh boy…Corpse Party freaked me out more than most horror movies did in the last decade and that’s a huge compliment. The story is pretty simple but damn if it doesn’t push the concept all the way. The visuals are really disturbing and creepy and their is a great sense of tension and desperation in really well confined quarters. It’s super short at only 4 episodes but it runs really smooth and keeps a good pace. I will warn everybody of 2 things: this is an anime that has no regards for holding back on the dark subjects and sadly this anime is kind of a pain in the ass to find I’m afraid; it is on VRV. In the end, Corpse Party is a hell of a great, frightening anime that sure as hell ain’t for the faint hearted but I highly recommend. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Elfen Lied

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Lucy maybe a pretty teenage girl with rounded horns to the unassuming eye, but she’s a cold, sadistic killer with insane powers. Born with Vektors, invisible arms made of energy she can control mentally, almost no one sees their grisly end coming. After breaking out of a hidden laboratory, Lucy is caught off guard by a armor piercing sniper shot to the head. The mask she wears takes much of the impact but Lucy is left mentally damaged after, becoming a childlike, simple girl named Nyu. She’s found by a kind hearted cousins Khota and Yuka and cared for as Nyu grows to care for them. Khota and Yuka form bonds with others that that desperate, hungry, and afraid, growing there family unit but danger keeps finding them, secret police, other experiments, and plenty of secrets- the most dangerous is Lucy amongst them.

This anime was damn near tailor made for me, a ultra violent mix of horror story, soap opera, and feel good family story with some awesome fights for good measure. The story is really well done and paced almost perfectly, suffering from some repetition and a lot of unanswered questions at the end. I really loved the characters, especially Nana/ Number 7 who is a really sweet, sympatric character who shows how messed up this world really is. I’m going to warn viewers, don’t watch this if heavy gore and heavy topics like animal abuse, sexual abuse, and child death bother you; this anime, for as sweet and even sugary at times is, its also freaky, bloody, and really depressing but manages to strike a good balancing act. The whole series is only 13 episodes which is just about right and makes damn good use of its runtime. The artwork and music are great; honestly I haven’t enjoyed an anime this much I think since Another and I highly recommend it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Demon Slayer ( season 1)

Well, it’s certainly been a hot minute since I covered some anime. I’ve gotten plenty of requests as well as started many but never finishing but I’ve started again. Demon Slayer is one of the hottest anime to drop since My Hero Academia took off and the movie is now the top-grossing anime film of all time, beating Dragonball Super: Broly . So is the hype worth it?

Tanjiro is a kind hearted young man who loves and wants to take care of his mother and siblings. Life is rough but he glides through smiling kindly…until blood thirsty demons ravage his family, leaving himself and his sister Nezeko as the sole survivors; Nezeko has been left as a violent, murderous demon. Heartbroken, Tanjiro sets off to cure his sister of her demon blood and regain her humanity, undergoing the training of becoming a Demon Slayer, mastering the art of water breathing and gaining new friends as he sets off on the impossible task of not only curing his sister but hunting down the original demon to get her cure…

First and foremost, this anime is absolutely breathtaking on the eyes. The use of color and animation styles, especially during the fight scenes is truly beautiful and makes the series instantly stand out. The relationship between Tanjiro and Nezeko is simple but powerful much like Edward and Alfonse from Fullmetal Alchemist and the characters around them are fascinating and cool, both heroes and villains alike. The season ends on a really cool cliffhanger that directly leads into the movie. In the end, Demon Slayer is a very promising anime I highly recommend checking out, especially if you are new to anime or just want something both heartwarming and badass. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Coraline

Coraline: Neil Gaiman: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Coraline Jones is a girl who yearns for adventure in a dull, boring world with her neglectful parents. Her family moves into a spooky house surrounded by strange neighbors. One day Coraline discovers their is a whole new world made for her, ruled by her fun, loving Other Mother. There is fun, there is games, but something simply isn’t right with their wide grins and button eyes. The Other Mother offers to keep Coraline, all she has to do is let her sew buttons into her eyes; the Other Mother rapidly shows the horror of the Other World but if Coraline ever wants to save not only herself but her real parents, she’ll have to match wits against the Other Mother unless fall to the same terrible fate as others before her…

So, whether book or film, this ties with Willy Wonka as my favorite kid’s story. Neil Gaiman creates a genuinely intriguing horror story that is pretty damn original and creepy for all ages. The book isn’t long and simple but doesn’t talk down to it’s audience. The movie does an amazing job of translating Gaiman’s world and adding it’s own touches; the Other Mother stole the show for me and is one of my most underrated horror villains. The book and movie are absolutely amazing and I couldn’t recommend them more. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer 2

While I’m really hyped about this as much as many I’m sure are, I’m curious what a animated Resident Evil series would be like. The animation is nice and I’m glad to see Leon and Claire reunited once again. What interests me is where this series falls into the timeline. I definitely want to check it out but I’m cautious at the same time. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Harley Quinn: The Animated series

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Since debuting in Batman: the animated series as Joker’s sidekick and sweetheart, Harley Quinn has become a surprise DC icon, even stealing the show in Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn . Its no wonder DC has tried to make Harley into there Deadpool and it was no surprise she got a series of her own, following her adventures free from her abusive relationship with Joker. Along with her Bff Ivy and teaming up with Clayface, Dr. Psycho, King Shark, and Ivy’s landlord, Saul, they are out to dominant the criminal underworld and have fun doing it.

Admittedly, I didn’t like the first few episodes but I quickly got warmed up to and loved the show. I love the personalities of the characters, especially Clayface, Psycho, Bane, and Shark. Oddly, Harley’s breaking away form Joker was my least favorite part of the series so far. I like the love triangle Ivy finds herself in between Harley and Kite-man and found that story more compelling. If you love DC, there are plenty of cameos ranging from the JLA to Darkseid himself. Having the show being MA means there is plenty of bloody fights, crude language, and frankly everything this series needed. It’s definitely worth checking out and I can’t wait for season 3.

Space Jam 2 trailer

I love Space Jam. I grew up in the 90’s and from age 5-8 this was my favorite movie. Even then, I didn’t want a sequel. There’s nothing I liked in this trailer. Like nothing at all. The plot, the desperate pop culture pop ups, and I just don’t know why this exists. Well, I’m going to watch it for all of you who read our blog, but man I have a feeling this is going to hurt. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Green Lantern: The Animated series

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It’s no secret the Green Lantern movie is one of the most hated superhero movie of all time and with some pretty damn good reasons. I didn’t have much faith in the animated series when it debuted on Cartoon Network around the same time, more than likely to cash in on the movie. I’ve never been a fan of this kind of CGI animation style, especially as I got older, but I decided to give the series a chance, a decade after the awful movie.

Wow. Just wow. My surprise at this show is pretty damn unmeasurable. First of all, I have to stay the best part is the writing. In the series entirety, there are 2 main storylines that are well executed, both with fantastic endgames that have some pretty deep impact. I cared about the characters. Essentially we follow Hal Jordan, Killowog, Razor- a Red Lantern turned good, and AYE- their ship’s A.I turned into sentient Lantern. The show has a good blend of classic style sci-fi adventure, epic fights, emotional moments and dark themes at times but with humor that works. Pretty much this series has everything I pretty much wanted from a Green Lantern anything. The voice acting is really good with some really cool cameos sprinkled through. The show has sadly 2 things that bugged me but the first I can’t really really pin on them. The show teases some really awesome characters and story threads: Sinestro’s dark turn, Krona ( Green Lantern: Brightest Day ), a Black Lantern symbol, and Alan Scott. I can’t tell you how much I would’ve loved to see these stories unfold and see Jon Stewart, the Alpha Lanterns, Dr. Polaris, and Hector Hammond as well. The overall story ends well on its own but it does leave you wanting at least another season. The other mild complaint I have is some of the character designs look wonky because of the animation style, namely Atrocitus and Larfleeze who looked really off in my opinion. In the end, the show is a great piece of Green Lantern that’s short but sweet I recommend to DC fans. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Rick and Morty season 4

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Rick and Morty, the Adult Swim cartoon turned international sensation, has returned after Rick and Morty season 3 ended with some interesting threads left untied. With the Smith family reunited, life looks back to as much normal as the drunken, mad scientist and his naïve, simple minded grandson can expect: dragon soul orgies, time warping, a story train, a fabled toilet, and a huge revelation at the season finale. The dynamic duo was back…and I’m disappointed. This season has a good opening and a pretty good end, but everything in between is pretty hit and miss. If it was any other sitcom I’d be more lenient but when a few episodes out of your 10 episode season are duds it hurts. There aren’t many times I had the feels during this season, and the humor was blah most of the time. Admittedly the overabundance of swearing got old quick. My favorite episode was the season finale, where we at least we get some plot resolutions and a badass fight. In the end, I can’t say it was damn right terrible but it wasn’t worth the wait. May the gaming gods bring you glory.