American McGee’s Alice is easily one of my favorite twisted re-imaginings of classic literature, so when I saw there was a Kickstarter for Alice short films, I pitched in without a second thought. However, even with my nostalgia turned up high, the final products are a mixed bag to say the least.
First opened in 1944, Chinatown Fair was a New York institution until it closed in 2011. The memory of the place lives on, though, in this documentary about the arcade.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel was one of my favorite anime of 2013. And while it’s been a bit of a wait for this feature film conclusion, it was worth it.
THR is reporting that legendary Horror director Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) has died of brain cancer at the age of 76.
Attack on Titan, of course, is a massively successful—and popular—manga and anime series. This live-action entry is the Japanese film industry’s latest attempt to parlay manga and anime into cinema. Parlay? Sorry, plunder would be more fitting here.
New release Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter is based on an urban legend that a Japanese woman thought Fargo was real and travelled to America to find the money Steve Buscemi's character buried. The real story, however, is far more depressing.
The funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014 that nobody saw when it came out but when they finally watched it all agreed was the funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014: Edge of Tomorrow. Seriously, even if you don't like Tom Cruise, you'll enjoy the movie. Here are 9 other movies that were overlooked in 2014.
This past weekend saw the release of the first Attack on Titan compilation movie—Attack on Titan: The Crimson Bow and Arrow. And while viewers of the anime will have seen everything in this film before, the movie does manage to address the series' largest flaw: the pacing.
Over the past few weeks I've been playing the fanservice-filled hack n' slash zombie killing fest that is OneChanbara Z2: Chaos. So what better time to look at the (absolutely horrible) 2008 film OneChanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad?
Sure, X-Men: Days of Future Past threw more X-Men into a movie than ever before and helped people forget about the abomination that is X-Men 3. But is it perfect? Far from it. Spoilers, for those of y'all who haven't seen the movie yet.
Here's an action scene from a movie called Hardcore that's filmed completely from one character's point of view so it looks exactly like a first person shooter video game. In fact, it's so good, it's as if those FPS video games like Call of Duty all of a sudden came to life. Watch it.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is basically Terminator 2 with mutants. Screen Junkies explains the plot similarities: "An indestructible bad ass gets sent back into time without his clothes to protect a vulnerable young man with long hair who will one day become a leader and stop a shape shifter from destroying the…
Japanese horror game series Fatal Frame is one of my personal favorites. So despite disliking horror movies in general, I went to see the new Fatal Frame live-action theatrical film. And while never scream-inducingly scary, its amazing atmosphere makes it one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen.
When this whole YouTube thing was just getting started, one man began to review the Nintendo games that ruined his childhood—often with beer, explosions, cursing, and human feces. Nearly a decade later, The Angry Video Game Nerd has his own movie where he goes up against the most infamous bad game of all time: E.T.
A person's eyes can express so much. That's why directors hone in on them in crucial scenes of movies. That's why you can just see the eyes of a great actor and immediately know what movie you're watching. That's why this supercut about eyes is so fun to watch, it's just famous scene after famous scene.
The third Keshin live-action film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, hit Japanese theaters this past weekend. As good as the previous two films were, this one was even better—largely thanks to some of the most amazing sword-fighting action scenes ever put on film.
Like most people with eyeballs, I've scrubbed the memory of The Matrix sequels from the creases of my brain. That's why I had so much fun when I watched this scene from The Matrix Reloaded. Oh and hearing 8-bit sounds instead of real noises makes it way more enjoyable. It's an action comedy movie now!
Even just watching this video of a fake video game version of Se7en by CineFix made me feel sick to my stomach. Even if all the terror was in 8-bit, it was torture to see the detectives chase down their serial killer. Especially since we all know what's going to happen at the end.
There is a school in Denmark that teaches through Live-Action Role-Play. Or, LARPing. Amazing.
Last fall, Persona 3's first movie hit theaters in Japan. Now the second film, Midsummer Knight's Dream, has made its Japanese debut, just eight months later. And while the first movie suffered somewhat from its limited scope as the story's beginning, Midsummer Knight's Dream is where the tale really hits its stride.