Nostalgia: Time’s Homesickness: A Review of Michael Schultz’s The Last Dragon

You know that feeling you get when you’re in your footy pajamas on a Saturday? You know that feeling when you’re watching your favorite cartoon and then you realize that you’re 21 years old in cow footy pajamas? All at once you realize your life is constant a wave crash of drama and chaos, you have no idea what your purpose is, and all you really want to do is stuff your face with bowls of your favorite cereal while you randomly moo in between bites. Do you ever forget what that’s like? I did until Saturday morning when I sat in an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chair with my feet bunched up and my sweatpants keeping me toasty from the theatre chill while I re-experienced “the Last Dragon.”

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Nostalgia: Time’s Homesickness: A Review of Michael Schultz’s The Last Dragon

Foreshadowing: A Review of Ghost in the Shell

As usual I went in as blind as possible. This was more difficult with this particular film being a part of a series of film adaptations of a popular anime but I had never watched the show so I thought I was doing well.

Have you ever sat down and daydreamed about the future and it slowly slipped into a gigante-normous pit of weirdness? Like you really just let your mind wonder and sat back to see just how out of hand it would get. That’s what I imagine the manga-ka and director sitting down to create this film did to bring it to life. I cannot describe this film as anything but an acid-using engineering major’s fever dream mirage of the future for humanity. The crazy thing is it makes sense in all the worst ways.

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Foreshadowing: A Review of Ghost in the Shell

Stereotypes the Free Nation’s Plague & Achromatic Vision the Free Man’s Gateway Drug: A review of Arnd Wächter’s American Textures

Everyday that we step foot from our homes is a cold war. There are no nuclear weapons to threaten Americans with this time around only harsh words and hashtags thrust upon each individual through social media and the ignorant man willing to believe the hateful one. There is no outside enemy only systematically placed stereotypes poisoning the minds of young children and while all this occurs there is a great majority of the next up and coming generation saying that this:

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DOES NOT EXIST BECAUSE THEY DON’T PERCEIVE IT AND HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED IT! That…… is the new age enlightened American way. 

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Stereotypes the Free Nation’s Plague & Achromatic Vision the Free Man’s Gateway Drug: A review of Arnd Wächter’s American Textures

That’s the Ninja Way: A Review of Hiroyuki Yamashita’s BORUTO

Naruto was my childhood plain and simple. It was my nerdy gateway drug of awesomeness without it I would have never passed down the slippery slope from anime to Japanese Rock (popularly known as J-Rock) and into the Korean music and television scene. I know that I’m not the only person with this similar story and we all patiently waited for so many years to have closure for Naruto and all his friends. If you are familiar with Naruto you know that we never got that closure because the ending of the television chronicle of Konoha’s favorite Knuckle-headed Ninja introduced more than we could bargain for. Age was never really discussed in the series but between the two shows (Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden) we watch Naruto from age 12 to about age 17 and then at the end of the series we are surprised with some Harry Potter-esque 19 years later epilogue crap that instead of giving fans closure caused so many questions about occupations, lifestyles, and CHILDREN!!!

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That’s the Ninja Way: A Review of Hiroyuki Yamashita’s BORUTO

I’d Say It’s Quite Edgy: A Review of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk

On the way to the theatre I was on the phone going through the emotional turmoil that is my life and explaining the film. My mother isn’t the most eloquent or quaint women but she is cultured and wise so you can only imagine how she reacted when I told that I had no idea what this film would entail other than what I saw from the previews. It went a little something like this:

“WHAT THE HELL DO YOU MEAN YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF PHILIPPE PETIT? HOW COULD YOU NOT? HONESTLY, WHAT KIND OF CRAPTASTIC EDUCATION AM I FUNDING?!”

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I’d Say It’s Quite Edgy: A Review of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk

Why Best Friend Trios Don’t Work for Girls: A review of Berk and Olson’s BODY

Always I entered the theater as I like to BLIND, no research done, no checking IMDB at the last minute and my first reaction:

An Eye Roll.

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Why Best Friend Trios Don’t Work for Girls: A review of Berk and Olson’s BODY