As a person of mixed racial descent, I have this to say: Don’t let ignorant race baiting prevent you from going to see The Last Airbender or overshadow your enjoyment of the film. It’s a magical fable of balance and imbalance, harmony and disharmony, action and consequence, power and loss, innocence and character growth. It transcends racial and gender stereotypes, but only if you let it. If you can’t recapture your youth and suspend your disbelief, borrow a kid and see it through new eyes. Continue reading →
I just finished watching the first episode of High School of the Dead on Anime Network. It was awesome. Sure there were a couple of problems, but the anime looks like it will live up to the bloody awesomeness of the manga. That’s saying a lot. The manga is a top-notch zombie story.
Update: Only the first 2 episodes will be available to registered members. To see the rest of the episodes you’ll have to pay.
Unlike many movie soundtracks, James Newton Howard’s, The Last Airbender soundtrack stands alone.
Just because the guy has scored a few films (well, a few more than 100, and all of M. Night Shyamalan’s films), has a few Oscar nominations (okay, he has eight of them), is classically trained as well as pop & rock n’ roll credentialed…well just because of all of that, doesn’t mean that I would like this soundtrack! Yeah, who does this guy think he is, anyway? Time for a close encounter with a potential audience member:
(Editor’s Note: For those of you unfamiliar with Fairy Tail, the story follows a rough and tumble wizards Guild that seems to have a habit of getting into trouble. They’ll save the day, but with plenty of destruction along the way. The manga art bears a strong resemblance to One Piece)