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Arrival

We disagreed about this First-Contact, middle-brow, sci-fi melodrama: One of us found it dead on arrival; the other one cheered its humanity. What we agreed on was its craftsmanship, as Denis Villeneuve is a capable filmmaker who uses a mixture of shots, especially aerials, and who has a good ear for sound design and score, so as to create a particular mood. 167 more words

On The Reel

Dead on Arrival: Pet Shop of Horrors

Just picture it: a manga, beautiful in its story craft, dashed after a few short episodes on the big screen. I think every Otaku has that one comic they adored and were sad to see canceled after a short run on an anime circuit. 627 more words

Anime

D.O.A.

Retiring from basketball was not voluntary. I had been playing “pick-up” ball for about 15 years, and it was the highlight of my week. Every day was geared to those three hours a bunch of guys would bang around every Saturday. 263 more words

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