Category Archives: Action

On the art of adapting anime: why Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ is an unsurprising flop

A notebook with the ability to kill people falls from the skies and into the hands of 17 year-old Light Yagami, an arrogant, power-obsessed high school genius seeking a utopian world free from crime and corruption. When Death Note premiered in 2006, the anime adaption of the popular Tsugumi Ohba-penned manga series of the same name captivated audiences almost overnight.

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Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: teaser-trailer.com). Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in leading roles, Valerian

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Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

Last year, Digimon creator Akiyoshi Hongo announced plans to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of his beloved action-adventure anime series. These plans included a PSP game based on the first series (that is actually quite good, if I may say so myself) and, the main event, a continuation to the first two series in the form of six films, each of

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Has Iñárritu directed Leonardo DiCaprio to Oscar gold in “The Revenant”?

For years, the internet community worldwide has welcomed a host of never-ending comments, memes, jokes, outbursts, and disdain as Leonardo DiCaprio has lost one Oscar after the other. And for the large part, I disagree. Perhaps his first nomination for his work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? — the only of the five movies he’s been nominated for that I haven’t

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