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Here it is! The new season! Throwing down opinions. Haven't really watched any subs yet since i'm lazy right now.

Muvluv Alternative: Total Eclipse - Mostly watching cuz of the muvluv title and since i know backstory for it. Haven't actually finished it yet though >< This is a side-story so it shouldn't be too bad though. Also opens up possibilities for the actual Muvluv series to be animated. The CG/Animation balance isn't too bad either. Biggest issue I'm seeing is them not explaining fully why they have certain tactics against the BETA and such.

Tari Tari - It's a music show so I at least plan on watching it. The Reflectia chorus at the beginning definitely caught my attention too. It being an original story, having males as part of the main cast, and P.A. Works doing it is hopefully a good sign as far as that goes too. Also Austrailian guy being a Sentai fan ups the like meter for me XD This show definitely has potential and hope it does well in delivering.
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Except I do think it's at least a little shocking that 63% of movies fail it.
I think shocking was meant as a replacement as a synonym for 'surprise' in that article; I'm not surprised that 63% of films fail the test, but it certainly isn't a good thing by any means.

And since feminist film theory and criticism isn't getting the DCC anywhere, let's talk about SPIDER-MAN! It comes out tomorrow for large parts of the world tomorrow, so who's thinking of seeing it?
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It has Andrew Garfield in it, so that's a no on my end.
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I'm definitely seeing it. I'm so psyched for it. I love Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and I'm so seeing this ASAP.

It's hardly going to be anything on the scale of The Dark Knight Rises, but it'll definitely be a fun movie.
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Old July 3rd, 2012 (10:11 AM).
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It's that time again huh.

If I watch anything as it airs it'll probably be the Yuruyuri or Moyashimon sequels. Loved both of the first series, a lot.
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It can't be any worse than the other Spiderman movies so I'll probably give it a try. Super hero movies have been doing things right recently. I hope I won't be disappointed.

Also, this is totally germane to the topic:

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With regards to Brave, I was initially really excited to see it - as well as to see how Pixar would deal with a female protagonist and a female director. But then I heard the news a year or so ago that Brenda Chapman had been fired from the film, and that set alarm bells ringing in my head; then I saw the trailer and really wasn't impressed with it at all; then the reviews came out to a general 'it's OK but not great' consensus. The good thing about the reviews is that at least they stressed that the film is very little like its trailer, which really put me off. I imagine I will end up seeing it eventually - considering it hasn't come out in the UK as of yet, I've got plenty of time to make up my mind.
Chapman was still very much involved through the entire project, even after bowing out of her directorial duties. A director change around after 18 months of production is not uncommon at Pixar. It was done more to meet a deadline than anything else.

Anyway, on Spider-Man... I'll probably see it this week. Haven't really be looking forward to it. I did enjoy the Raimi films (well, the first two anyway. Especially the second one. The third one uh... doesn't exist XD). And even with an entire cast and crew, even with a reboot, I don't know why you need to tell the origin story again. Its a 10 year old franchise and the last movie was five years ago. Reinvent the character, but taking it somewhere new. From what I've seen and read, it is too similar to the original movie - with some "realistic"ness that doesn't seem to fit the franchise.

On the positive side, if I go in with low expectations then I'll probably love it lol
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I agree that it was way too soon for this franchise to be rebooted again, but I have faith that they'll pull it off. I'm gonna see it probably next week, because it just came out today and it's school holidays, which means opening day = children everywhere.
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The only thingI never liked abopt spiderman movies was Toby.

I mean, it was pretty good casting IMO, but still....its Toby Mcguire. Everytime is see him hes making that face...you know, the one that has its own meme.
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Quote originally posted by Shining Raichu:
I agree that it was way too soon for this franchise to be rebooted again, but I have faith that they'll pull it off. I'm gonna see it probably next week, because it just came out today and it's school holidays, which means opening day = children everywhere.
I went to see it today and was surprised there were barely people watching it...also there were no children in sight...my guess is everyone thought the same and decided to go later xD.

It was a good movie though it felt short, especially compared to 3. I liked Gwen though, she actually did something and wasn't just a damsel in distress!
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I agree that it was way too soon for this franchise to be rebooted again, but I have faith that they'll pull it off. I'm gonna see it probably next week, because it just came out today and it's school holidays, which means opening day = children everywhere.
Ah, the child hater we've all come to know and love has reared it's ugly head again. But for once, I agree with you. Children can just get ****ed when it comes to the cinema, to be honest. I know they're excited, but must they incessantly talk? Must they constantly move around and play with their friends while the damn movie is going? I rarely see films at the cinema where there are going to be large concentrations of children present, so this doesn't happen very often, but god, why are they do bloody annoying?

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The only thingI never liked abopt spiderman movies was Toby.

I mean, it was pretty good casting IMO, but still....its Toby Mcguire. Everytime is see him hes making that face...you know, the one that has its own meme.
I ACTUALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD WHEN I READ THIS BECAUSE THAT FACE IS THE FUNNIEST FACE EVER CAPTURED ON CAMERA END OF STORY THAT IS THE ONLY REASON I WATCHED THAT FILM I JUST WANTED TO SEE THE FACE I HATE TOBEY "WHO NAMES THEIR KID TOBEY INSTEAD OF TOBY" MAGUIRE BUT THAT GODDAMN FACE
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I just watched Shiki and this anime was AWESOME. Seriously, I almost cried being so sad it was the end. The chara design is very strange, and in the beginning it disturbed me a lot but the story is so great that we quickly don't mind anymore. Seriously, it's one of the best horror anime I've ever watched.

Well, now I think I'm gonna watch Durarara, some people advised me this anime.
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Both DRRRRRRRRRRR! and Shiki are on my one day list. I have high hopes for both but kind of feel I'll be let down so I've not bothered. Art in Shiki looks gorgeous if you ask me.

I've just finished Yamato today, no idea why Japan liked that so much.


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I saw the Spider Man yesterday. Since I never finished any of the other Spider Man movies I can't really compare it to them, but I thought this one was okay. Not great. Okay.

The writing seemed to be good for a while, then dip into sappy cliches, then back to good, then down again throughout the movie.

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I wish they had done more with Gwen though. She only had that one scene to herself around the climax where she... stood around while the scifi laboratory made a magical cure? I'm not sure if they wanted us to believe she was some kind of science genius or just merely competent. She was always otherwise fawning over Peter or worried about him and that got disappointing after a while.

I did like the villain being sympathetic, especially at the end when he's shown to still be a good guy under all that CG. I half expected to see Samuel L. Jackson to pop up after the credits though. Sad he didn't.
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The idea that Spiderman is old enough for a reboot makes me feel very old. :/

I still want to see it, though. Not as much as Batman, though.
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I think it's a bit of a tall order to give the love interest in a comic book movie a bigger role than just the damsel in distress, so if they gave her anything at all beyond that then I think that's a step in the right direction lol
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The thing about taking one step in the right direction is that the second step is so obvious I don't know why they don't take that one, too.

Anyone read anything good lately? I've got a collection of short stories by Saki that I'm enjoying while I plod through 1Q84. (I'm reading that with other people who read slower and I don't want to get so far ahead that we can't talk about it.)
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Looks like we'll be getting more Sailor Moon next summer, and a Jojo anime this Fall. Sounds great
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Two franchises I've been meaning to get into for a hell of a long time. Well I watched a little bit of Sailor Moon as a kid but not enough to remember any plot points.

Still more excited about Yuno what it is next season if I'm being completley honest.
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LOL I only recall the first season of Sailor Moon.... I might have seen more of it a long time ago, but it was about a year or two ago that I went back and revisited the first season.

Of course there was also Sailor Moon Abridged. I mean, who doesn't like the screams of children
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Quote originally posted by -Lapras-:
Both DRRRRRRRRRRR! and Shiki are on my one day list. I have high hopes for both but kind of feel I'll be let down so I've not bothered. Art in Shiki looks gorgeous if you ask me.

They actually look gorgeous. It's just that in the beginning they're a little disconcerting as you're not used to them. The characters have also VERY strange haircut, I mean, really. You'll understand when you watch it, that point pretty disturbed me when I started watching. But finally, when you realize how awesome the plot is, you don't mind anymore.
I'm sure you won't be let down.
Durarara is great too, totally different from what I'm used to watch but I love it. The characters are very endearing.
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The 65th episode of SKET Dance came out Thursday, if anyone watches that. It's almost time for me to start Mirai Nikki, and then I'll finally watch Ao no Exorcist. I've read a lot of the manga though, so.
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I'm not sure if they wanted us to believe she was some kind of science genius or just merely competent. She was always otherwise fawning over Peter or worried about him and that got disappointing after a while.

I did like the villain being sympathetic, especially at the end when he's shown to still be a good guy under all that CG. I half expected to see Samuel L. Jackson to pop up after the credits though. Sad he didn't.[/spoiler]
He couldn't be in the credits. That side of the Marvel movies is owned by Disney and Spidey doesn't come under the Disney banner until Sony goes inactive with the franchise (that's why Spider-Man was absent from The Avengers)

Anyway, yeah we were supposed to believe Gwen was smart. They said that Connors gave her a recommendation for university. They also said that she is top of her class, with Peter being second. And she does tutoring. It didn't really come for nowhere.

Anyway, I surprisingly enjoyed this movie. I expected to hate it. I did not. It was great. So much better than The Avengers. I would say better than the original Spider-Man, but not as good as Spider-Man 2.
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So, I finally ended up seeing it and sorta liked it! It was certainly better than the original Spider-Man, which I hated so much upon a first watch that I refused to give its sequels the light of day. Indeed, Andrew Garfield >>>>>>> Tobey Maguire in the Spidey stakes (and Emma Stone >>> Kirsten Dunst, but Emma Stone is normally >>> anything, so there was never going to be a contest). And the 'teenage angst' that's so heavily in the Spidey formula actually felt a lot more real; Peter Parker felt more like a teenager in his gangly awkwardness and in his interactions with Gwen.

But then they had to go it all by doing something stupid like making Rhys Ifans the most boring villain ever. I appreciated the subtlety given to his character in the first act, but as his transformation wore on, it just became more a case of LIZARD SMASH! than anything else. If the film had just been about Peter Parker coming to terms with his new powers, it would have been so much better. It also would have bombed hard, but it would have been a better film, nonetheless! :D
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So much better than The Avengers.
I haven't even seen Spider Man yet and I know for an absolute fact that that is not possible

In other news though, I went to Sydney today and saw something quite exciting! I took a photo of it for you, it increased my excitement tenfold!

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