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Camp Comes Alive in TwoMorrows’ ‘Hero-A-Go-Go’!

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With the debut of the 1966 Batman television series, a craze of camp swept through pop culture, especially comic books, and would   infect the world for more than a few years. Whether you lived through this era, or it’s brand new to you, this is the book that has it all: Hero-A-Go-Go! from TwoMorrows, a swinging journey through nostalgia for pop culture and comics fans alike!

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‘My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea’: Dash Shaw Lands Quirky Animated Debut

High school dramas are back with a vengeance. There’s the noir soap opera shenanigans of Archie, Betty and Veronica on Riverdale, and the sharply observed teen pathos of Thirteen Reasons Why. Both series paint a portrait of high school about fifty shades darker than the quaint distractions of a John Hughes movie. Out on the big screen in limited release this weekend is My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, joining the class of 2017 with a surrealistic romp fusing teen comedy and disaster movies to hilarious effect.

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Creations of Chaos: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

There are parodies, countless mash-up tees, and more merchandise than your wallet could ever afford. On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it is the most recognizable, cutest, and fuzziest character in the Studio Ghibli world, it’s My Neighbor Totoro.

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Creations of Chaos: Turning Point 1997-2008

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, we’re talking photography bans, saving trees, and killing curiosity, as I delve into the Hayao Miyazaki focused book, Turning Point 1997-2008.

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Creations of Chaos: The Red Turtle

In this edition of Creations of Chaosit’s the film that will make you believe that life is a magical and beautiful thing. I cry tears of joy over The Red Turtle.

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Creations of Chaos: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, director Isao Takahata once again ends a film with crushing despair. It’s the story about a Princess who wants to be a peasant, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

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Creations of Chaos: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the film that shows all of the ins and outs of Studio Ghibli. It’s the documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

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We have been given a very cool early Christmas present this year from the folks at Doctor Who. For the last few weeks on BBC America, and some time ago in select theaters, a new animation of a classic lost series of The Doctor battling the Daleks was created from surviving audio of the episodes. For the first time in fifty years, we can witness “The Power of the Daleks,” meet me after the jump for my review.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Gifts for the Studio Ghibli Lover

They’ve watched the films multiple times.  They get excited at the mention of cats, umbrellas, and planes. They are actively saving up for a trip to Japan. They’ll debate with you over the pronunciation of Ghibli. All of these are signs that you know a Studio Ghibli lover, so why not get them a gift that they will love as much as Ponyo loves ham?

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Creations of Chaos: Grave of the Fireflies

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the most depressingly haunting  film ever animated. It’s Studio Ghibli’s, Grave of the Fireflies. 

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