Life After: “The Hunger Games”

DM Haight For the last few years, we as a culture have become obsessed with our own demise. This isn't to say that we haven't always been morbidly curious as to our own end as a species, or a race; but...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part I

DM Haight Hayao Miyazaki’s style of film making is very nearly the personification of what we may imagine a modern fairy tale to be. It has the enchanted elements, and the consistency in morality, the...

Bond Returns in “Casino Royale”

DM Haight To start all is in black and white. We see Bond talking to his target. He's different, Bond. He's blond, younger, a different facial look than before. We see him commit his first kill in a flash...

The A-List: “Batman-Year One”

Steve Bullin The two defining characteristics of¬ Batman: Year One¬ is that first it is a sort of sequel origin story, the first year of Batman, what lead to the standard political and power dynamics...

Anime Anonymous: “Summer Wars”

DM Haight To start off, the best way to tackle a problem is to admit you have a problem. This is a safe place, so admit it--you like anime. It's okay, we like it too. If you ever sat down and enjoyed an...

Scorsese’s “Hugo”

DM Haight When Martin Scorsese decided that it was time for him to make a children's film, I have to say that I was skeptical. It's not that I doubted his prowess as a director, or even his ability as a...

The B-List: The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Steve Bullin For those of you who didn't know,¬ The Powerpuff Girls¬ was a Hanna-Barbera animated series that ran from 1998 to 2005. This brings up the¬ inherit¬ issue of translating television to your...