Sentai Filmworks had another sale last month with a lot of clearance items for as little as $2 so I splurged and bought a lot of the cheaper titles. They currently have a Monster Sale going on with some of the same items for the same price as before. If anyone’s interested in a series I reviewed previously, they have the Blu-ray for Kill Me Baby on sale for $7.
For this review, it's a case where one of the low-cost series I bought for $4 called "The Comic Artist & His Assistants" sounded promising but wasn't. The description reminded me of another short series called "Animation Runner Kuromi", a parody of animation production. "Comic Artist" started as a 4-panel manga comic about an artist who draws a 4-panel manga comic. It became an anim…
One of the important elements of any TV show is the theme song. From the bar where everybody knows your name to the friends that pledge to be there for you, from the stirring and majestic Star Trek: The Next Generation instrumental theme to the discordant and militaristic theme used for season three of Babylon 5, they stick with us.
The theme needs to be memorable and the really good ones will have you singing or humming the tune. This works well in many cases. However, for MASH, it’s important to remember that the TV show used an instrumental version of “Suicide is Painless” from the movie. Likewise, suddenly singing “Kill me, baby!” out of the blue in an energetic and enthusiastic manner is going to get you some strange and worried looks.
Part 2: The music (read part 1 here)
BSP surprised me when it came to background music. I was watching an episode and suddenly thought, “That’s beautiful. Does this have a soundtrack?” The answer is yes. The complete original soundtrack has two CDs for the TV series and one for the movie. Almost all songs are around a minute thirty or forty, but it’s over two hours total in a wide range of styles, from techno to jazz to classical to humorous with a slide whistle and steel drums. About half of the songs on the third disc are extended/reworked versions from the TV series. Almost all songs on the three CDs are great candidates for becoming ringtones for your phone, which I’m going to be working on. I might have enough to change the ringtone ev…
Part 1: Pirating, the universe and future tech
Bodacious. Adjective: Blatant, unmistakable, remarkable, outstanding, audacious, bold, brazen, sexy, voluptuous.
Space. Noun: Big. Really Big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is.
Pirates. Noun, plural: Persons who have been given written legal permission by a government to engage in the aquisition and seizure of property from others, which often includes providing entertainment for passengers aboard cruise ships.
Let’s take a trip into the distant future, to a time when humans have both colonized and terraformed other planets. We’ve been to Tau Ceti and beyond, through the usual steps of colony/sleeper ships and then developing faster-than-light travel. Even though i…
Every so often, I'll write movie reviews on a different website and I've recently expanded it into doing reviews of TV shows for series that have been completed so I can look at the entire storyline as a whole. I'll repost the ones for anime series here in my blog.
I will give everyone fair warning. I don't write reviews as soundbytes or provide TL;DR summaries. Some of them are the same length as articles you'd read in a newspaper or magazine.
Each word is carefully considered and I think it will be worth your time and interest if you see it through.