Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Number 38: The Collection Piece From Space - Summary/Review

Gosh these are long titles. Hello, Red Diamond here again covering the 38th episode of Lupin vs Pat. Sounds like we are going into space with this episode. Will they meet Andros? Definitely not! But, click "read more" and let's see what really happens.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Green Phoenix - Remembering My Little Pony

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic logo - 2017.svgOn the 12th of October, 2019, the series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aired, ending a nine year run of the show. While this will most certainly not be the last we see of My Little Ponies on television, especially given the cultural presence and impact of the bronies, Generation 4 has come to an end.

With ten seasons, multiple television movies and spin-offs, online video shorts, two feature length films (one in production now), and millions upon millions of hours of fan-created content, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is leaving behind a magnificent cultural legacy, one that will likely go down on the level of Star Trek or Lord of the Rings on its cultural and fan impact.

With that in mind, and with my own membership within the Brony fandom, I felt that a wonderful tribute I could give to the show which has done so much for me would be to reminisce about the show, the fandom that was born from it, and the impact that My Little Pony had upon my life in general.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

News: Pokemon Global Link Shuts Down in 2020

After a decade of service, starting with the Black and White games in 2010, the Pokemon Global Link will be shutting down February 24, 2020.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Charinko Hero (Nintendo Gamecube) Review.

For many ages now, the schoolyard kids have argued about which kid's superheroes could beat up the other kid's superheroes.  Goku Vs. Superman.  Spiderman Vs. Batman.  Angry Video Game Nerd Vs. Nostalgia Critic.  (Although I don't know why kids would be watching them.)  All these (and many more) have been the topic of many recess time debates.  Today I tackle a verses topic that got turned into a video game.  Ultraman Vs. Kamen Rider.  I wonder how this will turn out?  This is Charinko Hero for the Nintendo Gamecube.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review.)

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Red Prime Shard: Steven Universe Future Intro Pre-Thoughts & Promo-Thoughts

So the final series for Steven Universe titled Steven Universe Future was announced some time ago and it got a lot of us excited and curious for how this series would conclude.  We were first shown the intro for this series, and just recently, a promo came out.  I’m going to analyze the intro first, then analyze the promo to see how things may differ from my original thoughts and what was true to them.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Green Phoenix - Dragonheart Review

Dragonheart ver1.jpgLast week we covered 1998's Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich. I gave a very...colorful opinion on that film (especially given my love of the Godzilla franchise and Kaiju films in general). With that in mind, lets take a look at a film that on the surface should suffer from all the same flaws, but due to some very different circumstances and motivations behind the scene, comes off much stronger and remembered far more fondly.

Originally set up as "The Skin Game with a dragon in it...Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", Dragonheart was a film which could've been the great Fantasy film that Hollywood was waiting for. The film that The Lord of the Rings would eventually become. In another universe, this film could've been directed by Richard Donner or Kenneth Branagh, but instead fell into the lap of Rob Cohen.

As I looked into the background and production of Dragonheart, what we got instead was a film where greed and studio politics kneecapped the final product yet could not completely destroy the heart behind the original story.