Anime, Film, Netflix

“Bright: Samurai Soul” is better than the original but that’s not saying much

So, we’re all aware of how much of a mess the movie Bright was, right? How it was full of piss-poor world-building, had unlikeable protagonists, and was extremely racist? We’ve all seen that Lindsay Ellis video, right? And let me be clear: I haven’t seen the original and have no intention to. All my knowledge… Continue reading “Bright: Samurai Soul” is better than the original but that’s not saying much

Anime, Foreign, Netflix, New Show, Show

Netflix’s “Trese” is short, scary and worth the watch

Sorry for missing last week! Things have been pretty busy on my end with job hunting and my YouTube channel. I am not trying to neglect this blog at all - it’s just...sometimes, there’s nothing worth talking about. At least from my perspective. And the format I’ve been doing in most of my reviews doesn’t… Continue reading Netflix’s “Trese” is short, scary and worth the watch

Anime, Netflix, New Season, Show

“Castlevania” ends on a masterful note

Finally: a good Netflix original. After sitting through the okay Arlo the Alligator Boy and the utterly mediocre snoozefest that was Yasuke, it was good to watch something that was a near-masterpiece of story-telling and animation. Castlevania’s final season like the rest of the series was amazing.  I always get nervous with final seasons -… Continue reading “Castlevania” ends on a masterful note

Film

‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

In honor of a long year: I am reposting my review of "Klaus" from 2019 - with no edits Christmas specials really aren’t my jam. I’m Jewish. I don’t celebrate Christmas and don’t plan on ever having a tree in my home. And I really don’t get Santa and how he fits into the whole… Continue reading ‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

Netflix, New Season, Show

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts finale is too soon, too quick

Spoilers for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Season 3 I can’t believe Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is over already. The show started this year -- and it’s done. And while I know the show was always meant to be three seasons long, and I appreciate creators who stick to their guns on… Continue reading Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts finale is too soon, too quick