AkibaFest 2016: The scene

Header photo is fan with a Maki Nishikino ita-bag.

Akiba short for Akihabara is the district in Tokyo famous for otaku culture of games, anime, manga.

Aniplex’s AkibaFest took place October 15 and 16 at Little Tokyo Los Angeles, California. It featured anime films, guests, music and electronic entertainment and more. An entertaining two days of Japanese pop culture.

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Hulu’s Free Service Is Going Away


Hulu, your favorite home for missed episodes on most broadcast networks (except CBS) is now behind a paywall. Many penny pinching cordcutters that have grown fond of and even rely on Hulu’s ad-supported service for catching shows on Fox, NBC, ABC, and CW for nearly 10 years will probably be unhappy at the news until reading further: Yahoo has partnered with Hulu to carry a portion of their offerings for free on its new service Yahoo View.

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Review: The Nice Guys – I can dig’

The Nice Guys is the latest film directed by Shane Black it’s also written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. It’s a neo-noir mystery, but also a buddy cop comedy film, leave it to Shane Black to meld these genres together. It stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, and Kim Basinger. It’s about missing girl case that turns into something bigger, it just so happens that a private detective (Gosling) and a muscle for hire (Crowe) stumble upon these nefarious doings. Continue reading

Review: Captain America: Civil War – the real versus movie

Captain America: Civil War is the third installment in the Captain America films, being a direct sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it’s also the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s about Cap and Iron Man disagreeing if political intervention should be involved with how the Avengers operate. Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus Stephen McFeely. The movie stars; Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bethany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, Willian Hurt and Daniel Bruhl. This is how you pit superhero against superhero. Continue reading

Review: The Jungle Book – oh oobee doo see this movie









The Jungle Book is the latest live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s collective works of the same name, and this marks Disney‘s third adaptation. It’s a story of a boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India and his struggle to find his place in the world, amongst the animals of the jungle or with man… Continue reading

In Defense of Screening Room

There’s buzz of big movie studio players backing Screening Room, a service that would allow people to watch movies out in theaters within the comforts of their home. This sounds like a a milestone in consumer convenience until you look at the details. Are you willing to pay the seemingly high entrance fee of 150 for a box and 50 dollars to rent titles? My answer to both is yes.

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Review: Zootopia – Lions and Tigers and Bears… and all the rest









Zootopia is the latest 3D computer-animated movie from Walt Disney Pictures, and the 55th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. This film is a mixture of things, let’s see if I can sum it up… it’s an underdog story, neo-noir, buddy-comedy, adventure film, that follows the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a sly hustler of a fox, together they unearth a conspiracy involving missing citizens of the predatory descent. It’s directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and co-directed by Jared Bush. It has a screenplay by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. The film features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Shakira, and Maurice LaMarche. Continue reading