We return to the Legends timeline with a look at Dark Horse’s adaptation of the first Star Wars novel (that wasn’t an adaptation of the movies).Continue reading “Legends of the Force: Episode 41 – Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (Dark Horse Comic)”
Back when I was in grade school, I read Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time for the first time. I found myself drawn not only to the character of Meg – the main viewpoint character of the novel – but also, as an autistic kid, I latched onto the character of Charles Wallace as well. That and the visuals the book evoked in my imagination made me hungry for an adaptation. Indeed, one of the first stage plays I went to in a theater (and in downtown Portland no less – on a field trip) was an adaptation of the book. While I enjoyed the play, its minimalist presentation had a mixed response from me.
When I learned Ava DuVernay was doing an adaptation of the book, I very much wanted to see it in theaters – and then life happened, in ways that ultimately meant I missed its fairly short theatrical run. However, the trailers looked promising, and I did want to see it at home – and they also made me think that DuVernay would be great for the New Gods movie she was slated to direct – before that was canceled. Well, now after a significant delay, I have finally watched the movie on streaming, and have my thoughts.Continue reading “A Wrinkle In Time: Film Review”
Bakemonogatari is my first introduction to Nisioisin and to Shaft as an anime studio. I had tried to watch the show in fansubs when it first came out, as it hadn’t been licensed, and I remember being struck by the visuals of the series and the level of visual style – I could tell that the show was doing something – but I couldn’t tell yet, and I ultimately decided that I’d get around to it once the show had finished. And then I forgot about it entirely until this past year, when I decided it was time to finally get around to watching the damn thing – and I’m glad I finally have.Continue reading “Bakemonogatari: Anime Review”
Well, I’ve reviewed all of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels, so now it’s time to review the OVA series.Continue reading “Anime Video Review: Legend of the Galactic Heroes”
I’m following up on my review of Paperbacks From Hell, with a video review of a novel covered in that book – 1977’s The Sentinel.Continue reading “The Sentinel (1977): Film (Video) Review”
By all rights, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, at least this year’s show, should not exist. It’s an adaptation of a heroic fantasy light novel that not only isn’t an isekai, but is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. That said, I’m glad it does.Continue reading “Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (2019): Anime Review”
This month I’m taking a look at the Dark Horse Comics adaptations of the original Thrawn trilogy.Continue reading “Legends of the Force Part 35: The Thrawn Trilogy Comic Adaptations”