THE TOP TEN WORST KIDS TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME

DORA THE EXPLORER (DORA L’ESPLORATRICE) Story: Hispanic toddler Dora Marquez, who lives in the jungle with her mother and her pet monkey Boots, goes on a quest to find or do something important, and overcomes three challenges in each episode, whilst also fending off the sly fox Swiper, and teaching language lessons (Spanish in the … More THE TOP TEN WORST KIDS TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME

SPIDERMAN: THE TOEI SERIES (L’UOMO RAGNO)

Japanese, 1978, Superhero/Science-Fiction/Tokusatsu/Drama, created by Saburo Yatsude and produced by Susumu Yoshikawa, Toei.  Starring Shinji Todo, Rika Miura, Izumi Oyama, Yoshiharu Yabuki, Mitsuo Ando, and Yukie Kagawa. Konichiwa, everybody!  It’s time to get a little bit politically-incorrect on the CINEMATIC CALAMITY as this week, for my long-awaited return to movie/TV reviews after a month-long hiatus, … More SPIDERMAN: THE TOEI SERIES (L’UOMO RAGNO)

THE CINEMATIC CALAMITY SPECIAL 3: RIVERDALE, OVER AND OUT!

[Reading time: 5 minutes] “Archie’s here, Betty’s here, Veronica too! Reggie’s here, hey Jughead, where are you?  We wanna dance, and we wanna sing, have some fun and go adventuring, and everything’s Archie!” Picking up where last week’s column left off, I will now attempt to present a few important storylines and authors from ARCHIE … More THE CINEMATIC CALAMITY SPECIAL 3: RIVERDALE, OVER AND OUT!

LA CINEMATIQUE CALAMITE SPECIALE RIVERDALE PARTIE DEUX

[Reading time: 5 minutes] Bonjour!  Vive la République, et vive la France!  Before starting this review, I would like to thank the people of France for electing Emmanuel Macron as the new President, thus defeating the extreme-right candidate Marine Le Pen.  Félicitations! Now, I know the CINEMATIC CALAMITY is usually published only on a Friday, … More LA CINEMATIQUE CALAMITE SPECIALE RIVERDALE PARTIE DEUX

POKEMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK

[Reading time: 5 minutes] POKEMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK (POKEMON: MEWTWO COLPISCE ANCORA, formerly known as POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE) Japanese, 1999, Anime/Science-Fiction/Fantasy, directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, Oriental Light & Magic / Toho / Nintendo.  This review is of the English adaptation produced by Michael Haigney, starring the voices of Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, … More POKEMON: MEWTWO STRIKES BACK

THE GIANT CLAW

[Reading time: 5 minutes] American, 1957, Kaiju Eiga, directed by Fred F. Sears, starring Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, and the Giant Claw, Columbia Pictures. If you’ve read my King Kong vs Godzilla review, you know how much I like monster movies, or as they’re called in Japan, “kaiju eiga”.  This time, however, our kaiju eiga … More THE GIANT CLAW