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- Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!
The 18th was Mickey’s 83rd birthday!
- New Trailers
- Pixar’s Brave
I love it already! It is fantasy, it has a cool female protagonist, the animation looks breathtaking. June is much too far away!
- The Hunger Games
If you aren’t looking forward to this, well then I am sad. I was a big fan of the book and by the look of things they are staying true to the vision. I felt less happy with the second and third books, but for right now I can just revel in the fantastic going into work bringing the first to life on the big screen.
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
I always like Daniel Craig so I was interested in this, but after seeing the trailer I’m very excited. A big international bestseller, which I haven’t actually read yet, but looks to be a stunning mystery.
- Pixar’s Brave
- Tiger and Bunny Get Films
Many of us have been wondering where this surprise phenomenon of the year was going next and now we have an answer. There is no mention of the story, but we can all just be happy they are happening. Is it too much to ask for a Sky High focused movie? And the internet can hopefully stop complaining about the CG since this will presumably have a film budget?
- Toy Story Fashion
These Toy Story inspire fashions from Japanese designer bossini 系列 are pretty rad. I especially like the Slinky Dog muffler!
- Is This the Last Song for Macross Frontier or Will There be an Encore?
The Veef and Dkun discuss the second Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye. Filled with discussion of the changes from the TV series, the resolution of the love triangle, and of course robots, robots, robots. They go over the entire plot in detail so be warned that there is no spoiler they do not touch upon. I might actually get off my duff and send in a voice message to ask a question I think should be addressed but overall it is a great overview of the movie.
- Time to Add An Intellectual Rapists Into Your Fighting Game Repertoire
At the Winter Comic Market 07 Expansion will be releasing two new additions to the Umineko series. There is another fan disk of short stories called Umineko no Naku Koro ni Hane. I’m hoping there are some more answers in Hane but I am not going to hold my breath. They are also releasing an upgrade to the Umineko fighting game called Ougon Musou Kyoku Cross. Erika Furudo, Dlanor A. Knox, and Black Battler will be available from the start and Lambdadelta, Bernkastel and Willard H. Wright will be available for download later on. Glad to see 34-tan and Wright in the mix. There are still some great characters they could add. Gaap and more of the older Ushiromiya family members would be cool.
- On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!
Everyone has been talking about Redline. In fact it was just the topic of a recent Podlabor. For awhile the only way to see the movie was to attend a few select shows around the world, import the Japanese home video release, or use some Edward Teach like methods. But before the US Blu-ray and DVD release you have a chance to see the movie in a theatrical setting in New York and Los Angles. If you live in either area it will definitely be worth a look as Redline is an action spectacle that will definitely benefit from being on a big screen.
- The Best/Worst Fate/Extra review
A little comic that “reviews” Fate/Extra after the artist got to play a sneak preview. It is rather amusing in what the reviewers chooses to talk about and what the reviewer decides to leave to others. I like the family of Sabers.
- The Modern Japanese Psyche Through Slang
A look a 60 of the most popular phrases and slang in Japan from 2011. A great list if you know scholarly Japanese but want to familiarise yourself with a bit more with of the colloquial terms being thrown around. Unsurprisingly many of the terms have to deal with the fallout of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
In hopes of his own movie!