3P Reviews, Superheroes

“It’s Hip, It’s Wow, It’s Now, And How!” – Spider-Man 3

Now I know what you're thinking: Hat, what are you doing? Why would you review Spider-Man 3 without having reviewed the first two Spider-Man films? It's not even new, it came out in 2007. It's the bad one. Where's our Umbrella Academy review? And yes, of course all of those are very valid points. (The… Continue reading “It’s Hip, It’s Wow, It’s Now, And How!” – Spider-Man 3

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

I’ll Meet You at the Crossroads – Hellboy, Book One

I have a fondness for monsters — the fanged, scaled, hairy, be-tentacled sort. They make our world a more interesting place, give us some respite from the darker things out there that aren’t as up front about what they really are. You know what to expect from a scary-looking monster. And when they prove you… Continue reading I’ll Meet You at the Crossroads – Hellboy, Book One

3P Reviews, Fantasy Series

The Cost of Violence – Children of Blood and Bone

About a month or two back, I was shopping for groceries at my local supermarket when I passed in front of the small book stand they have at the back of the store, then paused when I noticed Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone nestled amongst the John Grisham and Robert Pattinson reprints. I… Continue reading The Cost of Violence – Children of Blood and Bone

3P Reviews

Break the Engine – Snowpiercer

Dystopian science fiction has an uncanny ability to come up with entertaining concepts that can contain far more narrative space than they ought to have. Such is the case with Snowpiercer, a 2013 film that I remember touted as a bit of an indie production by Bong Joon-ho that few in the U.S. saw when… Continue reading Break the Engine – Snowpiercer

Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Fourteen (Episode Sixty-Four)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Fourteen: Journey's End - *** Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None Part One: Pictures of a Cast We get a few different jumps forward in time to establish where the characters have ended up, the first two months, then two years, then presumably many more years in the future. because this… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Fourteen (Episode Sixty-Four)

3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Thirteen (Episode Sixty-Three)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Thirteen: The Other Side of the Gateway - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: What We've Learned You'd think that after sixty-some reviews, I'd know how to talk about this series, but alas, it would seem some things are beyond the scope of human ken. Greed… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Thirteen (Episode Sixty-Three)

3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Twelve (Episode Sixty-Two)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Twelve: A Fierce Counterattack - ***   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Punching I’m kind of getting Game of Thrones flashbacks with this one, mainly in the sense that this almost feels like it should be the final episode but we still have several more to go.… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Twelve (Episode Sixty-Two)

3P Reviews, Bojack Horseman

It’s All Over Now – Bojack Horseman, Season Six

The first few episodes of this, the final season of beloved cartoon Bojack Horseman, aired late last year. I’ve waited to cover the series until now mainly because I wanted to review the entire season at once and the second half of the season didn't come out until later. However, I would be lying if… Continue reading It’s All Over Now – Bojack Horseman, Season Six

3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Eleven (Episode Sixty-One)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Eleven: He Who Would Swallow God - *   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Reversals Woof. Here we go. So after the previous episode impressing me more than I thought it would, the show comes crashing right back down with a whole load of nonsense. Lovely. Again,… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Eleven (Episode Sixty-One)

3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Ten (Episode Sixty)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Ten: Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth - ***   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: The World Shall Taste My Eggs Well. That was an adventure. All right, there's a lot to unpack here. First things first, the big purple fella what ate one of our protagonists… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Ten (Episode Sixty)