Friday, April 10, 2015

Feature Film Review: Persepolis

There are many ways to tell stories, and there are also plenty of ways and opportunities to refine the quality of a fictional tale. Refinement is a pesky and risky matter in non-fiction storytelling because you cannot take much liberties with your life story without being disingenuous, criticized and "found out" for doing so. Marjane Satrapi published her life story in comic form as Persepolis. I read the whole thing and really enjoyed the first half but due to the nature of her story, I found the second half disappointing and not as entertaining or enlightening. Since I found some of it unsatisfactory and since the story was already "solidified" as a book, I didn't think there would be much difference or changes made to the story's movie adaptation (co-directed by Mrs. Satrapi). I then read a comment on iMDb by a woman saying that the movie was worse than the graphic novel (in their opinion) and I fear I took that with too many grains of salt... by the time I watched the movie I feared and expected the same problems to plague the film which gave me hesitation to watch it. My expectations were proven wrong, however.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Metalocalypse season 5 is dead

We're late to the game on this one (as usual) but there's no sense in denying it any further. After four seasons and a rock opera of incredibly bad ass proportions, it looks like Metalocalypse is coming to an abrupt halt. America's most brutal show will not receive a fifth season, and the news came from creator Brendon Small himself.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new Galactic Kids Next Door series and all its cryptic clues

Just when you thought the pools were closed for kids, the KND comes back to bust open the gates. After it's finale in 2008, Kids Next Door left kids around the world defenseless against adult tyranny. Turns out, they were just working behind the scenes.

And they may be coming back.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cartoon Network Upfront: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Since the Hub is dead, Disney is focused on four more Frozen sequels, and Nickelodeon is doing something with Spongebob we guess, it looks like Cartoon Network is the last place we can nit pick. While we already covered a certain crossover that seemed like the worst announcement earlier, we didn't get to take an in-depth look at everything released today. So what looks promising? What looks horrendous? Why should you care?

For the children, dear reader. For them.

Steven Universe crossover episode with Uncle Grandpa confirmed

Life isn't fair. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Web Toon Review: Hitler's Magical Moustache

Around two weeks ago Awhile back I was sent my first email request regarding a piece of animation to review. As astonishing as it was to learn someone actually cares about what I horribly write on this site,what's more important is I seize the opportunity by doing what I was requested to do. So Sound Garden, you got your wish. Today I'm taking a look at my two favorite things: Hitler and Magic facial hair. What could possibly go wrong?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Help me (and others) win a Shorty Award for absolutely no reason

As if award shows for over glorified movie stars wasn't enough, now they're doing one for social media. So screw it, if we're going to do this, I want in because reasons. I'm nominated for #blogger, so vote for me here! Matter of fact, who else do I give my support to...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nostalgia Trip: Cartoon Network Groovies Vol. 3

Last week on Nostalgia Trip I brought you a second helping of Cartoon Groovies with all the Powerpuff goodness you could handle. This week, keeping with the theme of our Groovies collection, we'll be taking a look at the videos that were based around the brainiac boy with beats. I'm talking of course of the Dexter's Lab Groovies.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Random Artist Showcase: SuperSketch1220

Coming up with simple, yet fun articles can be a pain. A labor of love, but frustrating. However one concept we haven't abandoned from the beginning was focusing on you, the artists. The people who do what we do, but with animation and drawings and all the wonderful stuff you've created that is your mark on the world. So, in what we hope is a series of articles we get to keep doing, today we're going to showcase those talents with our very limited spotlight. And we figured we'd start with someone we know.