A young woman in a vest and a pair of shirts and her autistic brother are stalked around a boarded up house by a hungry tiger unleashed on them by their step father.
Ok, stop. Now, if that doesn’t sound fun to you, then there’s really not much point you carrying on reading this review.
When you mention Japanese movies to people you get a few reactions. Sometimes you get blank stares. Sometimes you will hear someone talk about how much they love the ultra-violent gory movies that have recently made their way to our part of the world. Maybe you’ll hear someone mention the old samurai movies that used to be shown on American tv. When you mention anime (the genre of animated movies and tv shows from Japan) depending on the age of the person you ask, you might hear about things like Dragon Ball, Bleach or Pokemon. When I think of Japanese movies and anime I think of Akira. One of my favorite movies and what I consider to be the best anime and animated movie of all time.
Loosely based on the story Dante’s Inferno, Saint John of Las Vegas follows the story of a recovering gambler named John. To even tie it in more, John’s last name is Alegheri just like Dante’s. Comparisons from there can vary based on what interpretations of levels of hell one looks at. Saint John of Las Vegas is an indie film that hit the festivals before making its way to DVD. Read the rest of this entry
I’ll admit it, I jumped onto the Battlestar Galactica bandwagon late. The show was just about to air Season 4 when I decided to give it a shot. After hearing nothing but positive reviews of the show and constant talk on the forum board on Comic Geek Speak, I decided not having the SciFi, or now SyFy, channel wasn’t going to stop me. I rented the first disc of the first season which was set as a mini-series and was instantly hooked. I went on a massive dvd marathon and was caught up by the end of the first half of season 4, dubbed season 4.0, and was eagerly awaiting for the 2nd half of the final season. Read the rest of this entry