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 )
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 )