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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Seven (Episode Fifty-Seven)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Seven: Eternal Leave - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Bits and Pieces I’d like to offer a clip of dialogue from the dub to start. For context, Olivier and Alex Armstrong, along with the Kurtises and some Briggs soldiers have confronted one of the heads… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Seven (Episode Fifty-Seven)

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Lessons in Adaptation: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

A few years back, I was in an introductory filmmaking program. This was not crucial to my degree (which is in rocks), but it was fun, and if we finished up with our projects for the day with time to spare, the instructors would show us films they thought demonstrated parts of the craft uncommonly… Continue reading Lessons in Adaptation: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Six (Episode Fifty-Six)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Six: Return of the Fuhrer - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Unravel As we get closer to the end, I notice the cohesion of the series falling apart. It's starting to feel a lot less like a single narrative than a Frankenstein's Monster of separate… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Six (Episode Fifty-Six)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Five (Episode Fifty-Five)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Five: Adults' Way of Life - ***   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Why Does Armstrong Have No Nipples? I Demand Manly Nipples! This is the episode that broke me originally. During my first run at this show, I got all the way to Episode Fifty-Five, and… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Five (Episode Fifty-Five)

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Four: Beyond the Inferno - *   Spoilers: Yes. Oh, also warning for a suicide reference here, because that's the direction the show wants to go now. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Hooray, the Zombies are Back. As we steadily make our way toward the end of this series,… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Four (Episode Fifty-Four)

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Three: Flame of Vengeance - ***   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: WELL I'M GLAD WE DERAILED THE PLOT TO HAVE ZOMBIES FOR ALL OF TWO EPISODES "Immortal Legion" my fucking ass. As with the rest of the final season, a lot of things are happening simultaneously… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Three (Episode Fifty-Three)

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Two: Combined Strength - *   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: The Blue's Clues-Style Exposition is Back! Well, that episode was... packed. Normally when an episode of anything has so much going on, at least some of it is worthwhile, and that is the case here. There… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Two (Episode Fifty-Two)

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode One: The Immortal Legion - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None Part One: I Hope You Like Zombies When you asked for the series to end on an epic finale that tied up the established threads and brought the characters to satisfying conclusions in their arcs, did you actually… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode One (Episode Fifty-One)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Twelve: Upheaval in Central - ***   Part One: That Musty Stang Last episode of the season! The previous one felt like a better ending… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Twelve (Episode Fifty)

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3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Eleven (Episode Forty-Nine)

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 7 Aesthetics and Style: 7 Creativity: 7 Overall Plot: 5 Dialogue: 4 Sum: 30/50   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Season Four Episode Eleven: Filial Affection - ****   Part One: Taking the Cake Reviewing a series I’ve already seen fully through multiple times is a bit of… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Four, Episode Eleven (Episode Forty-Nine)