Last Exile

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Claus Valca and Lavie Head are part-time couriers, part-time Vanship racers leading normal lives while Anatorey and Disith fight chivalrous battles under the watchful eye of the presiding Guild. That all changes when… Continue reading

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Graphic Violence in Movies

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The last two movies I reviewed on this site (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Saw: The Final Chapter) definitely rank among the most graphically violent movies I have ever seen. While… Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) has lost a libel case against businessman Hans-Erik Wennerstrom. At the same time Lisbeth Salader (Rooney Mara), a socially inept hacker deemed unfit to live on her own,… Continue reading

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Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)

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I’ll admit this: I saw Saw: The Final Chapter (or Saw VII, or Saw 3D) without seeing any of the preceding movies. Despite all that, I got along fine since there hardly any… Continue reading

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5 Awesome Anime Series

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I’m a shameless otaku, I’ll admit that. I have a love of Japanese culture, and that largely stemmed from the fact that I loved (and still love) anime. These are my picks for… Continue reading

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Forbidden Games (1952)

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After her parents were killed in a German air raid, five-year-old Parisian Paulette (Brigitte Fossey) winds up taking residence with the Doll├ęs, a peasant family. There, she meets Michel (Georges Poujouly). What starts… Continue reading

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Godzilla (1954)

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NOTE: This review pertains to the original Japanese release of Godzilla, and not the American 1956 edit starring Raymond Burr. Japan is still recovering from having been bombed twice with atomic weapons. In… Continue reading

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