THE BLIND BUY: A Journey Through The ‘ZATOICHI’ Series

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THE BLIND BUY: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ZATOICHI SERIES
by Kenneth Kimbrough

PART I – The Tale of Zatoichi

It’s time for me to talk about something very near and dear to my heart—movies. More specifically, Japanese movies. And even more specifically, Japanese swordfighting movies.

Since the front page has been loaded with comics reviews lately (Which is excellent! Keep up the hard work, everyone.), I thought it might be time for me to launch a new series following the exploits of the one, the only, Zatoichi—a blind swordsman just as much expert fighter as he is cunning trickster. Continue reading

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‘Whovian By Design’ Episode 9: ’50th Anniv. Special’ Review

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Review and Opinions

Warning: Major Spoilers Below

Wow. Never in my wildest dreams could I have predicted an episode quite like The Day of the Doctor. The episode not only completely changed the general direction of the Doctor Who franchise, but it also Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Review by Kenneth Kimbrough

Directed by Francis Lawrence
Written by Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, and Suzanne Collins
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography by Jo Willems
Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell

Note: I have not read any of Suzanne Collins’s books. This review pertains to the film and to the film alone.

At first, it was difficult to swallow the idea of a second Hunger Games film, even though I knew it was based on a series of books from author Suzanne Collins. Continue reading

‘The Couch Nerd’ with Galen Garner, Episode 3

THE COUCH NERD – MARVEL & NETFLIX TEAM-UP

Ladies and Gentleman! With great news comes great responsibility. That is exactly what is on the plate now for the likes of Marvel Television and Netflix. The two corporate giants have decided to team up for what will be four new television shows leading up to a mini-series of The Defenders. The four shows will be Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Continue reading

‘Whovian By Design’ with Franco Romualdez, Episode 7

Review of “The Girl In The Fireplace”
Episode 4 – Series 2

Review by Franco Romualdez

– “My Dear Doctor, The path has never seemed more slow and yet I fear I am nearing its end. Reason tells me that you and I are unlikely to meet again, but I think I shall not listen to reason. I have seen the world inside your head and know that all things are possible. Hurry then my love; my days grow shorter now and I am so very weak. Godspeed my lonely angel.

If someone was asked to describe a random episode from any Sci-Fi television show in one word, I can almost guarantee you Continue reading

‘Whovian By Design’ with Franco Romualdez, Episode 6

The 10th Doctor: Simply the Best

But there are laws. There are laws of time. Once upon a time there were people in charge of those laws, but they died. They all died. Do you know who that leaves? Me! It’s taken me all these years to realize the laws of time are mine!

And they will obey me!.

With David Tennant at the helm, Doctor Who began its transformation from a classic British television show to a worldwide phenomenon with the arrival of the 10th Doctor. Continue reading

‘Whovian By Design’ with Franco Romualdez, Episode 5

Review: Doctor Who Series 2 episode: “The Christmas Invasion”

by Franco Romualdez

Did someone call a Doctor?

The parting of 9th Doctor actually came at the worst possible time for the citizens of earth. The Doctor and Rose return to the present just in time for Christmas; for those who aren’t familiar with the show, Christmas seems to be marked on every hostile alien’s calendar as the best day to invade Earth. Continue reading

‘Whovian By Design’ with Franco Romualdez, Episode 4

Review: Doctor Who Series 1 episodes: “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”

by Franco Romualdez

Fantastic.

Having watched the Matt Smith incarnation of The Doctor first, I ready didn’t know what to expect when I decided to give the first four series of Doctor Who’s modern era a shot. Needless to say I was thoroughly surprised by how well they matched up. Continue reading

‘The Couch Nerd’ with Galen Garner, Episode 2

The Couch Nerd: Quickie for the Week

By Galen Garner

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! We are in for a wonderful week with the big kick off of three of two of our major shows that we will be following here at the Couch Nerd. For a quick reminder, I try my best to warn about spoilers, but I can’t always promise that I will not remember to do so. (I had someone ruin Harry Potter for me, so since then my spoiler soul has been dead.) Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: “Elysium”

Elysium Film Review
Directed & Written by: Neill Blomkamp (The District 9 guy).

Review by Franco Romualdez

It’s time for a Revolution!

Elysium has given Sci-Fi its balls back. In my opinion, director Neill Blomkamp has equaled, if not nearly reached, what he achieved with District 9. Elysium is a good film on the surface, but it becomes a great film when you really dig into the message Blomkamp intended to communicate. Continue reading