Mask of the Phantasm is Batman’s Spider-verse.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released one year ago today this weekend. The film received universal acclaim from comic and non-comic fans, even earning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Long-time Spider-man fans considered it the most accurate version of Spider-man created, whereas fans unfamiliar with the mythos fell for the heartwarming andContinue reading “Mask of the Phantasm is Batman’s Spider-verse.”

Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)

From IMDb: “When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.” What I liked: Sharp pace enhances an already engaging story featuring one of my favorite fictional characters andContinue reading “Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)”

Ducktales (tv) (2017)

First things first: I haven’t watched the original “Ducktales” cartoon in DECADES. Sometimes, things like movies, cartoons and music don’t hold up to our cynical adult views, and it’s best to leave them in the past with our youthful innocence.┬áBut that doesn’t mean you can’t turn that thirst for nostalgia into a much more richContinue reading “Ducktales (tv) (2017)”

T2 Trainspotting

“The world keeps changing… even if you don’t.” – Here’s what hasn’t changed in the 2 decades since I first saw Trainspotting: my crush on Kelly Macdonald and my appreciation for Danny Boyle’s best films (e.g. Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later), and his not-so-great ones like the Beach, Steve Jobs, and Trainspotting 2. – IContinue reading “T2 Trainspotting”

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

– Never saw the Disney version, seeing as how it came out when I was a 14 year-old boy just wanting to play basketball and video games. – Having said that, people who love that version will probably enjoy this one (so it really shouldn’t matter what I say anyway, but my having my ownContinue reading “Beauty and the Beast (2017)”