Disney and YouTube are distancing themselves from YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, after a string of anti-Semitic videos. The videos, beginning in August 2016, featured images such as: the attempted resurrection of Adolf Hitler, a man dressed as Jesus Christ saying “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong,” and, most recently, a video of two south-east Asian men holding up a sign saying “Death to all Jews,” which Kjellberg paid them to do. Sunday, Kjellberg made a post to his Tumblr, saying his videos should be taken as “serious political commentary” and he is “in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes,” though no apology was given in the post.
Rooster Teeth’s hit show, RWBY, historically has had problems with pacing, storytelling, and its animation. Volume three had remedied many of these problems with an incredible season that had a real impact. However, volume four has returned to its past problems with pacing and storytelling, but in new aspects. While previous volumes had characters that felt too flat, this new volume tried a bit too much with its characters spread throughout the world of Remnant.
With the Grammy’s fast approaching, we discuss the unique myriad of performers slated to appear at this Sunday’s award’s show. We also couldn’t help but notice that Nickelback wanted to put in their two cents (five cents?) on recent political issues in their new single Feed the Machine. Imagine Dragons’ new single titled Believer is what we believe to be better execution of lyrics and sound. On top of everything, one of our favorite bands Twenty-one Pilots have ended the Blurryface era with a music video for the song heavydirtysoul. We’re pretty hyped about that.
Overwatch has become one of the most played online games. It breaks the mold of typical shooters in many ways, one of the most obvious being it’s wide array of characters.
Adaptions of Japanese horror films seem to be a popular trend in American media, especially in the early 2000’s. A notable amount of these titles appeared in American theaters to varying amounts of success, including The Grudge (2004), Pulse (2006), and One Missed Call (2008). With a few exceptions, most of these American adaptions are far less inspired than their Japanese counterparts, and as a result, many are forgotten shortly after their release. The film that started this trend of American re-interpretations of Japanese horror films, The Ring (2002), is one of the exceptions. Based off of the Japanese film Ringu (1998), The Ring was met with mostly favorable reviews and remains a title that is still heavily recommend by horror fans. While the American version of the The Ring was followed by both a short film and sequel, these titles have remained fairly unpopular among the general movie-going public and have been met with harsh scrutiny amongst critics. This year’s newest addition to the franchise, Rings, falls victim to the same old clichés that had plagued earlier entries in the franchise and ignores the factors that had made the original film a hit. Thus, Rings makes for a drawn out rather than horrific film viewing experience.
It’s the new winter season and we’re feeling the seasonal affect disorder. Find out why we’ve felt that this season of anime has been kind of... ehhh. We cover all the big (and weird?) names like The Saga of Tanya the Evil and Little Witch Academia. Where are you watching your anime? Because Amazon has unleashed a new anime streaming service called Anime Strike. How does it match up to Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Netflix?