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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Patrick Hao, WHRW News
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1, is a terrible title to say to the teller as you pay for a ticket. Yet, this is the third film of the enormously popular adaptation of the Suzanne Collins book series. Although it’s adapted from the third book of the trilogy, the film is actually part one of the book, following the financial success of the last “chapter style” films of the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises. Here a revolution is afoot in the dystopian future of Panem as Katniss …

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[14 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Patrick Hao, WHRW News
InterstellarInterstellar is a good film. But the thing is,  I have a strange relationship with Christopher Nolan’s work. On one hand, I appreciate the sheer pleasure I get from his spectacle cinema. He loves the medium and will exploit every inch on the screen to create a feeling of awe. On the other hand, his outright stating of themes in each of his movies and stilted dialogue compounded with Nolan fanboys who will contest that he is the best filmmaker of all time makes me recoil. But, …

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[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

Westerners talking about manga tend to think of only the most well-known titles: Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Death Note, and the like. English-speaking audiences are limited to only translated works, so publishers like Tokyopop have almost limitless control over what manga is read outside of Japan. Unbeknownst to us, then, a rich underground comics culture has grown in Japan over the past few decades, a culture that is as diverse in its style as any time in Western comics. With this new volume, work by some of the greatest comics …