Monthly Archives: April 2011

what i was (not) forced to watch this week #26: macross 7

I had originally planned to watch Macross 7 first when I was starting this whole let’s-finish-off-Macross stretch last month. It was the longest one, so I wanted to plow through it and stop procrastinating. Unfortunately, I’d watch a few episodes … Continue reading

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Now I remembered why I’m still watching Soft Tennis

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the spring 2011 drama “preview”

Here’s the “breakdown” of the 24 various and manifold dramas that will be airing this Spring:

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #25: macross zero

Man, Macross Zero is schizophrenic. Half of the time, it looks like I’m watching a tech demo. The other half of the time, it’s like I’m watching some scraps that Kawamori picked up off of the Arjuna cutting room floor … Continue reading

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As I had expected…

30 sai no houken taiiku…

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what i was (not) forced to watch this week #24: macross plus

A few years ago, Hollywood optioned the rights to make a live action Robotech movie. Instantly, my first thought was “Man, what would really awesome would be if they remade Macros in a similar way that Moore & Eick remade … Continue reading

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Dog Days First Impressions

Seriously what the hell is this show trying to accomplish? I imagined a bunch of people sittin’ there one day going… “So we need a plot for a new show.” Guy one looks at his keychain and says “how about … Continue reading

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a hot patriotic wind: re-writing history in post-colonial south korean blockbusters

Michael Robinson notes a trend in New Korean Film, especially in the wake of Shiri (Swiri, Kang Che-kyu 1998) where filmmakers were using “politically or culturally charged themes as simple plot elements or settings in their scenarios for their dramatic … Continue reading

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