Aug 09

Waiting for Attack on Titan Movie

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Now this one is for anime fans out there — specifically those who love Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). For those who haven’t heard about it, it’s a Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Hajime Isayama.  It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures that eat humans. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and childhood friend Armin Arlert, who joins the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded.   I’m not really into anime.  But my son got tired of me complaining about nothing to watch and forced the television series on me.  Well, after a few episodes, I couldn’t stop watching.  I am now one of the many eagerly awaiting season 2 next year. ( Read more )

Aug 03

Watching the Magic of Riftworld Chronicles

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It was late and I still could not get myself to sleep.  And worse, there was nothing to watch.  I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy for the umpteenth time.  I was still reeling from the season ender of Game of thrones.  The only thing I could see on TV were mediocre attempts at becoming more than just a one-season TV series.  These days, I’ve seen enough season premieres that couldn’t pull it off. There were even some who couldn’t make it past season 1 episode 5.

So, I ended up going through a movie streaming site to look for short films.  The good thing about shorts is that they never last long enough to disappoint.  For a fantasy and sci-fi geek like me, a short film titled “The Portal” with an image of a man in a gilded robe looked promising.  And for just over 13 minutes, I found myself laughing at a wizard  trapped in the 21st century that we live in now.  It was hilarious and I loved every minute.  Even when I watched it the second time, I was still laughing at Tahmoh Penikett calling the cab driver halfling. ( Read more )

Jul 07

A Series of Unfortunate Events from Netflix


Netflix announced late last year that it will be creating a TV series based on the 13 books of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.  For someone who has been craving for great tv shows, the announcement was good news and bad news.  Good news — it’s a brilliant idea and a comfort for someone who loved the film but was robbed of the gift of seeing the rest of the books on screen.  Bad news — they announced it too early and now I’m itching to see even a glimpse of what it would be like.  News on this highly-anticipated tv series say the cast will be announced by 2016 yet. What??!! ( Read more )