Review: Blackfish

Review of Blackfish             Keeping wild animals in captivity is a touchy subject, especially when the animals in question are highly intelligent and immensely powerful. Accidents will happen. One such accident, the death of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau inspired...

Mel Brooks: The Parody King

Mel Brooks: The Parody King             Since his introduction to the silver screen with The Producers in 1968, director Mel Brooks has become one of the best parody and satirical auteurs that Hollywood has ever seen. Like all auteurs, Mel has certain thematic and...

Review, “Pilot” episode of Elementary

Review: Robert Doherty, Writer.  “Pilot.”  Elementary.  Directed by Michael Cuesta.  Originally broadcast on 27 September 2012.  Los Angeles: CBS Television Studios, 2012. Sherlock Holmes reenters the American canon of detective fiction in the new series Elementary. ...
Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

Looking at Tokyopop (Again?)

The following article originally appeared at Mangapunk.com on 31 August 2006. I was reading an interview of Stuart Levy, CEO of Tokyopop, over at Publishersweekly.com and found some interesting and telling comments in the interview amidst the positive PR speak....
A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon Reviews

A-Kon is now doing reviews of some of your favorite anime, manga, books, and movies in our Blog section, The Good, The Bad, the WTF!? Our initial focus will be anime, manga, and items related to them, but we hope to expand to all of our fans’ favorite media,...