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DVD Review: ‘Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit – The Complete Series’


The 26-episode fantasy anime series provides a good intro to those viewers only familiar with younger Japanimation fare. Read More »

DVD Review: Legendary Clay Animator Bruce Bickford’s ‘CAS’L’

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The award-winning animator's long-awaited clay animation extravaganza is a truly one-of-a-kind viewing experience. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Batman vs. Robin’

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'Batman vs. Robin' pits Batman against a new secret society and his own sidekick. Read More »

2015 Comic-Con International Diary – Friday


I like the balance of serious panels with those that give me great bar stories to tell. Read More »

2015 Comic-Con International Diary – Thursday


I awoke on Thursday morning with the same Christmas-morning excitement that keeps me coming back each year. Read More »

DWF: Three Shorts – Fantasy, Love and Our Fragile Grasp on Reality


Why do filmmakers create short films? Sometimes they are truly motivated to tell a story which only fits in a short format. Other times, it is to show off their skills in order to establish their credentials. Once in a while, they may make a short version of a film that they ultimately want to turn into a feature length production. At this year’s Dances With Films (DWF) festival, held in Hollywood in June, the selection of short films was impressive and contained examples which both fit into and transcended the above reasons. Three films I found impressive all dealt with our perception of what is real: 'Funny Love,' 'Waste Paper,' and 'Waiting for You.' Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Big Hero 6: Collector’s Edition’

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The "Big Hero 6 Collector’s Edition" is a nice addition to any family’s home video library. While it could have been a more complete package, what is there, is certainly worth owning. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Watership Down – The Criterion Collection

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A film that deserves a new audience. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Water’

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The truth is that 'The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Water' is an entertaining family film going experience that kids will enjoy and you won’t hate. Read More »

Blu-ray 3D Review: Laika’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Boxtrolls’

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Boxtrolls is the best animated feature you probably didn’t see last year. Read More »