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  • 10 Movies You Should Be Watching About Demons.

    Ah demons my favourite creations from he who shall not be named, demons are kind of like a staple now in supernatural horror films and some none horror movies and in every decade they always find a way to reinvent themselves within cinema and get a new generation of fans from cinema goers. So today I’ll be recommending TEN movies that deal with DEMONS (p.s. some of these movies might not be so well known so I encourage you to give them a try)

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  • Fun With Names: Hachikuji Mayoi (八九寺 真宵)

    Welcome to Fun With Names, where I will be dissecting the names of anime, anime characters and assorted named things in anime! Today's episode of Fun With Names will be covering the character Hachikuji Mayoi from the Monogatari Series. As a fan of this series, I'm well aware of the author NisioisiN's artistry with words and being the dialogue-rich series that it is, it isn't surprising that there are various junctures where meaning is twisted and played with. Names are no exception, and one day I'll explore the puns that go into the titles of each story of the Monogatari Series. Hachikuji is first introduced in the first iteration of the series, Bakemonogatari, as one of the many oddities that main character Araragi Koyomi deals with.

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  • Fun With Names: Ryuugamine Mikado (竜ヶ峰帝人)

    Fun With Names, Episode 1: Ryuugamine Mikado from Durarara!!

    Welcome to the first ever Fun With Names, where we will be exploring the hidden messages layered into the names of characters and series, starting off with the protagonist of Durarara!!, a dialogue-heavy, supernatural adventure featuring intense gang warfare in Tokyo's Ikebukuro District.
    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS WILL REQUIRE HEAVY SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

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  • Fun With Names

    Much of the debate within the anime community surrounds the question, "Subbed or Dubbed?". Most people who don't live in Japan owe their initial exposure to the medium through dubbing, dubbing is the reason why anime has grown in popularity globally. Ah, but as an anime fan and as a polyglot, I can tell you that many issues with story inconsistencies can simply be traced back to things being lost in translation. To be honest, I'm completely pretentious and watch all my anime in Japanese because I think Japanese sounds better than English (it does), but as someone who speaks a little bit of Japanese, things do get dicey with direct translation and of course, lost nuances in the interactions between characters.
     

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  • Eso Es Gay! (10 Amazing Gay Spanish Films)

    Today we’re looking at 10 fantastic LGBTQ+ themed films to come out of Latin America. Latino cinema has its ways of capturing the raw essence of human life and emotion, while showcasing rich extraordinary characters. The films are rooted in realism and more often than not they reflect the real world rather than escape it and that puts them in a league of their own design.

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  • Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Mystery Anime Movies with Kickass Mythology

    Mythology is what has made me a fan of DC Comics from the day I had decided to take upon alternative reading, from my usual novel escapades. Since insuing on my comic book-enthusiast career, I've come across a variety of lores of monsters, gods and magic, and I have since been on a quest to find stories that carry suchlike potency and attention to detail.

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  • That's What You Get When You Let Your Heart Win (10 Movies With "Bleak" Endings)

    Okay, okay it’s been awhile since I’ve done a recommendations list of top 10 movies, so I have decided to gift you guys with this list of awesome movies with what some might call “bleak” or “unhappy” endings-ish (p.s there will be typos/grammar mistakes). I had to dig deep into my memory of films that I’ve seen in my entire 24 years of existence so that I can compile this list of movies that had characters listen to their hearts and well that didn’t end very well (and sometimes it wasn’t their hearts just circumstances).

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  • Three theme-heavy animated movies that will leave you emotionally screwed

    Traditional animation is generally kid-friendly, although Pixar often manages to push the boundaries by embeding underlying adult/explicit themes as seen in the movies Up and Wall-E, as well as the the more recent Inside Out. It's not very often that you come across animated movies that are bare bat-shit heart-rendering and grievious.

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  • Top 10 Fantasy Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Fantasy might not be a genre that can be viewed as having works that transcend the art of cinema like sci-fi however there have been films that have done so, like the Middle Earth saga which kinda saw a revival of the genre. Fantasy is one of my favourite cinema genres, so I’ve decided to compile a top 10 list of fantasy films I’ve seen, that the majority hasn’t seen (p.s if you’ve seen all of these you are a big NERD).

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  • Top 11 Movies of 2017

    2017, as is the case with any other year, has brought us a variety of movies, some great, some bearable and some completely unwatchable. I've seen quite a few movies from this particular year, and though I wouldn't hail it as the year of movies, I've got quite a few favourites.

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