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My Father’s Dragon, More Than A Thoughtful and Magical Adventure

16 Nov

My Father's DragonNow on Netflix

Elmer Elevator (Jacob Tremblay) is young and optimistic, but his mother Dela (Golshifteh Farahani) is worried about making ends meet in My Father’s Dragon. This animated fantasy is loaded with splendid production design, and Cartoon Saloon never fails to deliver. We are never told what happened to his father. It’s assumed he passed on and was the “breadwinner,” but since he’s gone, the family is struggling. Nora Twomey‘s last film had that title, and its story is very similar to this one.

In part one, he’s forced to move to a new town with his mom, and they’re struggling to pay the bills. The boy wants to help, but he’s going all about it wrong. After an argument, he runs away.

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Godzilla Day is Tomorrow! How are you Going to Roar in 2022?

2 Nov

Godzilla DayNov 3, 2022

From one monster bash to another, Godzilla Day is nearly here, and he’ll be 68 years old! Everyone can join in the fun world-wide and as for how we’ll be celebrating this event in Canada (Victoria, BC to be specific), we have combed through the lists to find what is appropriate. Even though the big are Japan and USA, that’s okay.

The real exclusives will be found at Kinokuniya Book Stores online store, and for those buying shirts, please bear in mind the metric system is much smaller than American. Best to buy two sizes up to be safe.

As for elsewhere, thankfully there are a few streaming options to make the thrill possible. We present a list of what to watch, read or play with!

Screenings (Theatrical and Streaming)

  • Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla is headed to U.S. theatres! This partnership with Fathom Events and Alamo Drafthouse will bring 2002’s classic to the big screen and it’s about stompin’ time!

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Barely A Slice. Regarding Hellraiser 2022 Weak Reboot.

29 Oct

HellraiserAvailable on HULU

When deciding on what to watch for the All Hallow’s Eve “long” weekend, fans of Clive Barker’s works will either hate the new Hellraiser or love it. Usually, it’s best to not reimagine popular horror icons of the past. Two prime examples are Friday the 13th and Evil Dead. Neither fared very well when they lose some detail which made these works and its antagonist iconic. When this tale concerns Riley (Odessa A’zion) finding a puzzle box and whom she meets is played by an actress rather than an actor, my curiousity was piqued.

What we get presented with is a semi-decent update on the original narrative, The Hellbound Heart. I suspect the idea to “reboot” this franchise is to modernise it for a Millennial audience. As for how involved Clive Barker is to this film, I doubt he was on set to provide feedback. Thankfully, he at least got producer credit.

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Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming. He’s Ready to Sing!

27 Oct

Jack Osbourne's Haunted Homecoming

On Discovery Plus

Jack Osbourne is finally returning to his roots, and we get to learn why he’s embarked on a career in searching for ghosts and ufos. It’s not about dealing with sordid family history, but instead in finding answers to why he’s become a magnet of sorts. I’m glad his latest, Haunted Homecoming, gets to explain that past, and it’s very appropriate to catch on All Hallow’s Eve weekend.

It’s the type of show which helps validate why he’s the star behind other programs like Portals to Hell and The Osbournes, We Want to Believe. Unlike these other shows, what’s presented here feels a lot more personal. We’re not dealing with those famously haunted places. Instead, it’s in what lurks at the places he often frequented during his youth. Despite what one reality tv show tried to imply, he’s a lot more normal than we realise. And where he went after school speaks a lot about his character. Although three episodes were only made and five locales are visited, I hope he’ll extend this series to include even more moments of his life.

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Kamen Rider Kuuga. The Glory, The Hope. There’s No Escaping the Past!

23 Sep

Kamen Rider Kuuga

Shout! Factory
Available to purchase on Amazon USA and Stream

Kamen Rider Kuuga is all revved up and ready to soar! With this 10th instalment of the franchise, fans can now watch how different the Heisei era ups the ante. There’s a darker element to this work and I like it! Some say it takes even more cues from American cinema with the villain design, but I feel it keeps some key aspects of what makes tokusatsu special.

That’s because half the threats are familiar. One is an angry man-spider of sorts, and another, a Predator. But for the hero, Yusuke Godai, he’s not feeling too in over his head when he dons the belt to make him the next Kamen Rider! He’s curious about the appearances of two strange emblems (they’re a different kind of logo that reminds me of the Decepticons and Autobots from Transformers) appearing on various artefacts, and to figure out what’s going on means digging around.

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