Monthly Archives: September 2015

Final thoughts on Lensman

I have now completed my reading of E.E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensman novels, which I began a couple of months ago. There is another Lensman book, endearingly titled Masters of the Vortex,  which I haven’t read, but it’s a spin-off existing … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits: Anime edition

I’m adjusting to the new semester, so new content may be more erratic or fluffy for some time. Somehow, in the space between this post and the last, I’ve become nominated for two different blogging things over at Medieval Otaku, … Continue reading

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Now Rann, the Kite, brings home the night…

I just discovered that we’re to be given a double helping of Jungle Book adaptations over the next couple of years. In 2016 Disney will release their fourth(!) attempt at filming Rudyard Kipling’s famous collection of children’s stories and poetry, … Continue reading

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Russian history 101

It wouldn’t take much to cajole someone into thinking that Don Bluth’s* penultimate film (to date) Anastasia was just another 90s Disney film. In that sense, it can be considered an unqualified success, seeing as how 20th Century Fox’s desire … Continue reading

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Fievel revisited

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed An American Tail and found it….mediocre. For whatever reason, I decided to give it a second chance, and I’m glad I did.

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Greedo shoots first – episode ii: clone wars; the movie of the tv show

(continued from part one) Okay, so onto my actual serious thoughts for real this time. Star Wars did the right thing at the right time. The 70s were a particularly grimdark age in American pop culture; the upheavals of the … Continue reading

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Greedo shoots first

The small, silver spacecraft came to a rest upon the black marble, which stretched on for nearly a kilometer in every direction. Near the craft loomed a thin, featureless tower which stretched up into the alien sky, which seemed to … Continue reading

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Ears only a mother could love

Comparisons can be odious. Dumbo is flanked on either side by Fantasia and Bambi, films which represented earnest attempts by Disney to push the limits of what could be done in animation. The studio’s fourth feature film has the more … Continue reading

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