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  • Let's Be Cops

    Let's Be Cops 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    Great job!

  • Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs. Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Vacation Combined Special

    Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs. Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Vacation Combined Special 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jun, 2015

    Ressha Sentai ToQger is my favorite team since the Gokaigers, they are goofy and precious in an earnest way that defies cynicism. But then that is a fairly common characteristic of the tokusastsu genre. Kamen Rider Gaim is equally imaginative and shamelessly silly, deriving its Rider powers from fruits (Gaim is basically an orange). The train motif of the ToQgers is hilariously mined for maximum chuckles, often offering common safety announcements one might here riding mass transit. Their traveling line reminiscent of both Galaxy Express 999 and Hogwart's Express and filled with charming attendants. I only wish this particular feature were a bit longer.

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.