You remember that relative you had who always, always told the best stories? Maybe you've seen some good stuff over at DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks that you just love to pieces? Maybe [[IHaveThisFriend you have a friend]] who's worried about audience reception of his/her work and wants to build the fanbase beforehand? This here's the place to dish, or merely to state your allegiance.
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* That ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' live action film was awesome! I was skeptical when they said that Ash would meet Red, but they made it work so well with [[Main/TheMcCoy Ash]] and [[Main/TheSpock Red's]] world views being compared without [[Main/CharacterShilling Character Shilling]] one or the other. Though Svetlana Khodchenkova and John Simm weren't the preferred choice for Team Rocket, they did well for the most part. Plus the original voice actors for Meowth and [[spoiler:Mewtwo]] came back. It has a brilliant plot and acting, and rumors are they are planning a sequel, with Ethan, Lucas, Lunick, Serena, Dawn, Giovanni, and Darkrai.
* If or when DarthWiki/PlanetOfTheDead comes out, Tropers/FurikoMaru will be picking up a copy. No questions asked.
* Glenn and Cory would be my favorite LetsPlay-ers... Except they have no idea what LetsPlay even ''is,'' and never even think that they could do something awesome with all the ridiculous mockery they lay down on cheesy video games while they play them. Crap.
* In ''Attack of the Killer Shrews'', the indistinct audio and thick accents render a character's attempts to say "Bradford" incomprehensible. As ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' put it "Yes, meet our resident novelist, Rapid Bathroom". I own the entire works of Rapid Bathroom. Even magazine articles.
** ''Earth vs. Soup'' is one hell of a movie, as is that Peter Graves biopic.
* One day, there will be a new OVA of ''Main/{{Gekiganger3}}''. It will spoof all the newer Main/GetterRobo OVA series. And it will be the best thing ever animated.
** Parodying the new Getter Robo series is a bit pointless, because by at the absolute latest, they descend into self-parody by the halfway point.
* So I just got back from seeing the ''Main/EccoTheDolphin'' animated adaptation. I can't tell you guys how happy I am that the film's every bit as bizarre as the game it's based on, and I especially liked the touch of doing the entire film in dolphin-speak with subtitles. Can't wait for the ''Tides'' adapt.
* I would definitely suggest TheMovie of the novelization of the game of the movie version of ''[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Tomb Raider]]''.
** I'm waiting for the [[{{Animesque}} Amerimanga]].
* The musical they made from ''VideoGame/TheSims'' is a must-watch.
* Gainax's ''{{Nextwave}}'' {{OVA}}. 'Nuff said. Except maybe for a note on how HiroyukiImaishi's style continues to develop.
** Worth the price for Elsa's boobs alone.
** For me, it was how all the Captain's dialogue is subtitled from [[ClusterFBomb Fucklish]]
* Kyoto Animation's take on ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' is hysterical. Forget [[LuckyStar Konata]] - Sei-chan is [[MemeticMutation mai waifu]].
** I'm more partial to their adaptation of ''No Longer Human''.
* You know, considering how popular StudioGhibli is, it's a shame more people haven't seen their adaptations of Literature/JaneEyre and ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. Miyazaki-sensei is the only person on Earth who can make me cry over freaking ''[[CompleteMonster Heathcliff]].''
* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Trey Parker's and Matt Stone's]] absolutely hilarious GagDub of ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' is a must-watch, assuming that you can ignore the {{Anvilicious}}ness, the fact that [[CrossdressingVoices Nagisa sounds a lot like Kyle]] and that pretty much of all of the StealthParody is gone, replaced with not only a full-out, in-your-face parody of GirlsLove anime/ manga, but also a full-out, in-your-face parody of, well, pretty much everything. Also, due to RuleOfFunny, [[ImprobablyFemaleCast the entire cast]] was voice acted by [[LarynxDissonance men]], with Matt and Trey handling the two leads, with notable others including Creator/VicMignogna as Tamao, Creator/LiamOBrien as Miyuki, Creator/CrispinFreeman as Hikari, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch as Kaname, Creator/SpikeSpencer as Chikaru and Creator/JamiesonPrice as Chiyo. Still, there's a ''lot'' of good to be said for taking the not-as-intelligent (sans the StealthParody) cousin of ''[[LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru Mari Mite]]'' and transforming it into something [[CrazyAwesome (insanely) brilliant]].
* Thumbs WAY down to the recent campus fad of Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} [=LARPing=]. A few unwelcome truths for my English 200 students:
** That thing you're playing with is called a "Rubik's Cube."
** It HAS no "Lament Configuration."
** Who's making those chain-dragging noises behind me?
** [=AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAA=]
* I have to say, I was impressed at how well the makers of the ''{{Animorphs}}'' animated series managed to [[AdaptationDistillation knit together all the arcs and subplots from the books]]. And casting Jack De Sena as Marco was an inspired move.
* The English version of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' series was excellently cast, especially DanGreen as [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Zengar Zombolt]].
* I just received my copy of [[FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K Evangelion Fantasy Battles]] on DVD. Industrial Light and Magic's fantasy EVA and Orks were ''awesome'', and Lindsey Lohan was disturbingly good as Rei. (I guess given a command of "don't act, at all" works for her.)
** Erm... Ba-Zing!?
*** I believe you mean [[TheBigBangTheory Bazinga. You've just fallen for another one of his classic pranks.]]
* My dad's some sort of computer manager and technician, and he's written a self-help book. ...Pretty damn good self-help book.
* The Marathon movie is surprisingly good. I mean, John Dimaggio as Durandal seemed kind of odd at the time, but now, I can't see anyone else doing it anywhere near as well.
* A miracle: the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' video-game developers avoided a run-of-the-mill MMORPG, instead seamlessly porting the ''tabletop'' experience into an online environment. The Model interface is the answer to fans' prayers--fantabulous options for amassing, "painting," and animating one's army, and for customizing the field of battle. No more hobby shops: that sound you hear is the death rattle of your last annoying obligations for real-life social interaction!
* I can't wait till Studio BONES' [[http://4chanarchive.org/brchive/dspl_thread.php5?thread_id=23008800&x=Pokemon+Special remake]] of ''{{Pokemon}}'' comes out in the US. I mean, not only is it a perfect AdaptationDistillation of elements from the old show, the games, and the manga, but it's supposed to have all the cool characters the first series left out, too. Oh, the dub cast sounds promising; the original VA's for Ash, Misty, and Brock are reprising their roles, but I'm really looking forward to hearing JohnnyYongBosch as Brendan, Brian Beacock as Lucas, and Michelle Ruff as the new May. The re-imagining of the mythos is the best part, though; it's more mature and thought-provoking than the original, but doesn't go ''too'' deep into DarkerAndEdgier territory.
** Funny, could've sworn Creator/CrispinFreeman was Lucas.
** I'm so glad that the studio decided to give Sabrina more screentime during the R/G/B arc. Her backstory made her fight with Blue even more epic.
* I would definitely read a Crossover Fic of Azumanga Daioh and Warhammer.
* Star Wars: The musical is the best musical adaptation ''ever''. This is fact.
** [[http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/star_wars/index.html?story=/ent/movies/feature/2011/04/06/star_wars_the_musical_full This exists.]]
** I prefer the opera adaptation.
* Or at least, the musical would hold the crown for several decades, until the Lucas estate granted Christopher Nolanís wish to remake much of Episodes II-III as a self-contained, four-hour film.\\
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The best [[LawrenceofArabia David Lean]] film that [[DrZhivago David Lean]] never made, ''Star Wars: The Chosen One'' united wrenching battle scenes with terse, literate dialogue and a Shakespearean grasp of personal/political tragedy. Anchored by Sir Christian Bale in his final performance (as the conniving Palpatine), the movie focuses on the future emperorís tense battle for Anakin Skywalkerís soul, pitting ruthless maneuvering, passionate, inspired rhetoric, and genuine fatherly affection against the influence of a reeling, compromised Jedi Order, whose stoic ideals may finally have walled it off not only from the possibilities of evil, but of goodness.\\
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Future film professors will often draw parallels between [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]] and Nolanís Anakin, minutely comparing how the two principled, uncertain young heroes slowly morph into two of cinemaís most terrifying, enigmatic monsters. One gradually turns inward, while the other is slowly but relentlessly unleashed--each to the mixed pride, remorse, and even [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horror]] of his mentor-father.\\
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(Aging fanboys taking their grandchildren to the theatre were amused to note that Lady Emma Watsonís character, a crusty retired politician and kingmaker created specifically for the film, was named [[TuckeriZation "Jiarjia Branks"]].)
* VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} 2, Revenge of [[HistoricalInJoke Delphi]] is arguably the best sequel since VideoGame/ResidentEvil4, and sets up one heck of a franchise.
* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged: The Musical''. The showstopper halfway through the third act must be seen to be believed.
** Oh, you mean the bit where everyone on the train sings ''Casey Jones'?
** Any adaptation of that book ''has'' to be an AdaptationDistillation.
** The part where the director goes on strike since he's not being paid enough is hilariously meta.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' is the '''best video game EVER'''! It takes everything that makes ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the original ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'', ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', ''GearsOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' work, and improves on and refines all of them, creating a first-person shooter unlike any other. But with all that going for it, [[EightPointEight WHY did IGN only give it 4.0??]]
** But dude...[[CueTheFlyingPigs Duke Nukem Forever doesn't come out for a few more months.]]
* [[SarcasmMode The]] {{Tsukihime}} [[SarcasmMode anime is one of the greatest animated adaptations ever, while staying true to the original creator's intentions.]]
* ''Larry the Lobster Boy Visits the Holy Land'' is the book to end all books. It's offensive, but it is hilarious and is without doubt, the greatest book ever written.
* Series/{{Heroes}}, Volume 3, Exodus is one of the best things ever put on television, from start to finish. I was convinced that they were going to chicken out of the virus like they did the bomb, but nope, they stuck to their guns.
* I gotta say, ''Cheetahmen The Animated Series" is the one series I remember more fondly than Franchise/{{Batman}}, He-Man and TMNT combined. Dr. Ape was quite the memorable villain.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland''[=/=]''Total drama action'' fighting game with all 22 campers playable is a must have (WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy fan get a bonus: the cul-de-sac is in as a super secret stage!). The best part is that all 22 campers have super powers: Cody and Trent heal over time, Ezekiel is an [[KnifeNut arrow nut]] (and, for some reason, has a device in one of his specials that [[SuperSmashBrothers seems like a landmaster]]...), Bridgette can summon giant tital waves, and DJ has the power of heart, and so on. But one thing that worries me is that Cody has a [[PaletteSwap alternate outfit]] that looks a lot like [[FanFic/WilliamCountry Joshua...]]
* ''The Courier's Tragedy'', that ill, ill Jacobean revenge play.
* Not quite fiction, but Dr. Hal Raglan's book ''The Shape of Rage'' will change your life.
* ''Supreme Primate'', where a chimp [[AintNoRule becomes]] Archbishop of Canterbury.
** Not to mention the EvenBetterSequel, ''Supreme Primate 2: First Among Sequels'', a surprisingly moving yet lighthearted religious/ecological fable, which combines broad slapstick with a non-{{Anvilicious}} GreenAesop! Terry Wogan AsHimself is, of course, one of the film's absolute highlights.
* ''TheKingInYellow'' is the best play ever written. The movie was good, too; casting Cerys Matthews as Casilda was really clever.
** Wait, how can we trust you? You're ''crazy!''
** The Oscar "non-acceptance" speech for Best Makeup freaked me out a tad: "We used no makeup." No makeup? No makeup!
* ''Film/RobotMonster: The Musical''. Ro-Man's heartbreaking ballad "I Cannot (And Yet I Must)" had the entire theatre in tears when I went to see it.
** "Consulting The Great One (Infinite Machine Suite)" is a splendid piece of classical music. Suprising for a background instrumental to be so good. The Kazoo Scene was also pretty funny.
* ''PrinceOfSpace 2''. I liked how they managed to turn Phantom of Krankor into a credible threat (he redesigns his weapons so they do effect the Prince), while still retaining the campy charm of the original. Also, the space battle scenes were fantastic; I'm so glad they were able to get a budget that size for a film that was basically a comedy.
** I agree, I like it ''very much''.
* The film adaptation of ''Finnegan's Wake'', starring Max Schreck, Bruce Willis, Thomas Kemp, Miley Cyrus, and Thespis. Directed by St. Augustin.
* ''Orlok: The Untold Story''. If you liked ''Hannibal'' or ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', you'll love this.
** On the subject of ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', we have Gregory Maguire's new book, ''[[MoreInformationThanYouRequire Mo]][[MobyDick by]]''.
* J.D. Salinger's new book (whose name I can't remember, but it was awesome) was everything ''Literature/HarryPotter'' should have been.
* [[BlackAdder ''Dictionary 2: Return of the Killer Dictionary''.]]
* ''Pony Fights 2''.
* ''Women's Penitentiary Bakesale Nightmare'', the ''Fists of Knuckles'' series, and ''Axe-Gun: Legends of the Brain-Outener''. The only Triple-R rated movies ever made, perhaps because ''no one else can ever aspire to this level of greatness.''
* ''The Emperor of Disgust'', which is set over several centuries in several continents.
* ''Bottomless Pit'' has been called the best novel about individual wants vs. societal benefit to ever climax in a fight to the death between an acrocanthosaurus and a troupe of Nazi clowns at Stonehenge (Time Out).
** From the same author, we have ''The Anachronistic Adventures of Amelia Earhart''. Basically, Amelia crashlands on a hidden island, which turns out to be the secret lair of Film/DrMabuse, who, in collaboration with FuManchu, Fantomas, and [[TheMarxBrothers Gummo Marx]], is plotting to rule the world. Amelia teams up with Glenn Miller, IndianaJones, Boxcar Betty, special agent Gaius Julius Caesar, and a horde of {{giant spider}}s to save the day. It's surprisingly awesome, as well as being a great comment on the emergence of fascism in the 1930s.
* ''Sir Watkyn Basset's Memoirs''.
** Sir Watkyn's niece, Lady Florence Craye, is a highly thought-of author as well, with works like ''Spindrift''.
* ''A Hog of Epicures'', the long-awaited sequel to ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', detailing more of Lecter's collaboration with Will Graham, as well as cementing his status as the ultimate MagnificentBastard. Mostly, it's about how he's a maniac SerialKiller, but he has no FreudianExcuse whatever.
* The ''{{Sonichu}}'' video games are worth checking out. The storylines are a little cheesy at times, but [[RuleOfFun the gameplay is great]].
* ''The Nonconsensual Adventures of Ichabod Crane''.
* ''RobinHood vs. Hitler''.
* ''Nixon in Space''.
* ''PumaMan 7'' is definitely the best film in the series.
* ''Unto the Breach'', a MascotBrawler using characters from the works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. You have not lived until you've seen Shylock's fatality.
** [[GuideDangIt No one told me]] [[RomeoAndJuliet Mercutio]] was the JokeCharacter. T_T
** Actually, if you get good with him, Mercutio can be a LethalJokeCharacter. It's Romeo who sucks, because all his moves hurt him, instead of the other guy.
** My only complaint is that Prospero is ''obscenely'' overpowered. I understand it's in keeping with the source material, but c'mon.
** The sanity effects that you get when you play Lady Macbeth are chilling. And with Ophelia, they're disorientingly gorgeous, weird and unsettling all at the same time. (I heard a rumor that the woman who designed these sanity effects was the same person who designed Delirium's Realm for ComicBook/TheSandman movie. I can believe it.)
* The Watchmen Anime is one of the greatest adaptions ever made, surpassing even the great movie. Madhouse did a beautiful job with the animation, bringing every moment to life, with some truly beautiful atmosphere created by the soundtrack working with said animation. Not to mention the excellent voice acting and true honor to the source material, with nothing left out. {{Emperordaein}}
** Not to mention the upcoming [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w Saturday morning ''Watchmen'']] series.
** While we at adaptions, I also greatly admire ''Cave Story: The Animated Series''. This was a series that truly cared about the source material, making a brilliant job of the cast and characters. It's an adaption expansion, to given more time with the characters, not to mention all the amazing alternate character interpretations (The Protagonist in particular) that still feel faithful to the source material. Not to mentioned that they managed to perfectly get the story into TV format. The wonderful animation and the fact that they used the amazing soundtrack from the games is just icing on the cake. It was defiantly a good idea to make GregWeisman head of making the series!
* Averted by the ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' anime, which is an absolute abomination against the source material. Unlike the live action film, with Adrian Lester as the Marquis de Carabas. It was awesome.
** Similiarly, we have the ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' movie. Damn, but Chiwetel Ejiofor was well cast as Charlie. And the obscure actor they cast as Mr. Nancy (I think his name was Oliver Samuels) was absolutely perfect for the role.
* I'm so glad they brought the ''PrimalRage'' franchise back.
* ''Tales of the Volt Dynasty''. I liked SoonIWillBeInvincible, but Tales not only deconstructs the concept of a LegacyCharacter and all the tropes surrounding that, but builds a surprisingly rich universe from scratch. Sure, some of the minor characters are Expies, but in superhero fiction it's almost impossible to avoid that.
* Dune: The Animated Series promises to be the best adaptation ever made, even greater than the miniseries!
** How about Dune: the {{Anime}} from the makers of ''Anime/CodeGeass''?
* Leatherface And Friends, on PBS!
* The next VideoGame/MetalGearSolid prequel is going to be amazing! I think it was very brave of Kojima and company to do something with a female protagonist after all the fuss the fans put up over having to play as Raiden when ''Sons of Liberty'' came out, and I'm really looking forward to learning more about the Cobras. It'll be interesting to see how the gameplay adjusts to a more 1940s tech level and less solitary combat style. And there's going to be a Nazi vampire!
* The new ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' game for Wii. It's already a rather good game, with the graphics excellent, wonderful fighting, and Link, although as bishonen as ever, looks a bit different. [[spoiler: Then you get to the tower where "Zelda" is and "Link" removes the typical hat, revealing very long hair, pulls off the tunic (still wearing a shirt), and exclaims "Whew, Link, how do you ''wear'' that?!" The shadowy figure you assumed was Zelda [[HeroicMime hands you a note]] saying "Took you long enough, [[TomatoInTheMirror Princess.]] Can I have my clothes back now?" You then continue playing as Zelda for the rest of the game.]] In addition to this, the game features the triumphant return of Midna, brand-new areas in addition to the familiar hunting grounds, and a definitive explanation for the ContinuitySnarl (finally).
* In my trip to the future, I saw many wondrous things, but [[SeriousBusiness nothing was more incredible]] than the Zelda game Nintendo made for their as-yet unannounced system (I was told that describing the game would not cause a TimeParadox, but giving away the name of the system would). The game takes DualWorldGameplay UpToEleven, to the point where it seems like two different games interwoven together. In fact, that's how the game was made-one half of the game was had ShigeruMiyamoto as lead programmer and Creator/TerryPratchett as lead writer, while the other half was developed by [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Rocksteady Studios]] and written by GeorgeRRMartin. The result is, to quote [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Benjamin Yahtzee]] of the New York Times: "The Film/CitizenKane of video games...one minute I'm playing [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] while [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs taking enough drugs to humble]] [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Rauol Duke]], and the next minute I'm playing a perfect blend of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum, VideoGame/SilentHill2 and VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime. The only thing missing is a [[SaintsRow Super-villain simulator]] and Nintendo would have the perfect game...I was initially worried that such a shift in mechanics and tone would be schizo, but it all blends together flawlessly, sort of like how that alternate reality version of VideoGame/DukeNukemForever was able to integrate FirstPersonShooter and Rugby-Team-Management gameplay into one seamless package...While I may still be disappointed in Nintendo for the whole 'Wii' episode, this game has gotten me to the point where I'll let him sleep on the couch if he's in Brisbane."
* The upcoming direct sequel to KingdomHearts I & II. Your party consists of Sora, Riku, and Kairi, with Kairi upgraded to full ActionGirl status, the Axel/Roxas HoYay is confirmed as canon, and the plot simplifies a number of points beautifully. Periodically [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]], as well as a wonderfully fun game.
* The upcoming SonicTheHedgehog 2D console game looks awesome. I especially love that it's including so many characters but having them all play about the same (Advance-style, that is). The level editor looks incredible, and it seems they might be bringing back Super Sonic. The first thing I'm gonna do when I get it is going online!
* Oh man, I can't believe they're coming out with a new Smash Bros game already! They're going to be bringing back Roy and Mewtwo in this one, and according to WordOfGod it'll play like a mix between Melee and Brawl. There are so many awesome new characters, too. I'm personally looking forward to playing as ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', [[{{Metroid}} Ridley]], and [[{{Pokemon}} Deoxys]]. The new Downloadable Content feature looks like it's gonna be awesome.
** You neglected to mention the latest trailer revealing that [[Castlevania Belmont and Dracula]] are going to be in the game too. The trailer itself is a clinic in how to get fans excited. It starts with what looks like an in-game match starting on a stage set in Dracula's throne room. Belmont and Dracula beam in...and they proceed to give their iconic exchange from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''. Not only that, but the VAs are clearly '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''' and ChristopherLee engaging in epic HamToHamCombat....It is truely glorious.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 3'' proved well worth the wait when, just before the climax, [[Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences a madly grinning character]] runs up to you brandishing twin Uzis and says, [[WhamLine "It's good to see you again, bro!"]] What follows is perhaps the most epic hour of video gaming ever.
* Oh, and I ran into a ''beautiful'' VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FanFic the other day. It was AU and covered what would happen if Zack and Sephiroth essentially switched roles, Zack going crazy at Nibelheim and Sephiroth starting to play his role. There were some drastic changes, skillfully handled (Sephiroth, being Sephiroth, got himself and Cloud home, which changed everything) but some distinct InSpiteOfANail too, and all in all it was brilliantly thought-out and brilliantly written. It also contains the most beautiful, touching, believable creation of the Sephiroth/Aerith pairing ''ever''.
* ''Central Powers Osmanlia'' is a wonderful prequel to AxisPowersHetalia. Who knew Serbia could be such a dick?
** To be fair, it's mostly to Austria. Serbia's relationship with Russia surprisingly moving.
* I once saw a crossover fic between Manga/AzumangaDaioh and {{Eversion}}. It [[GoMadFromTheRevelation shook me to the]] [[NightmareFuel deepest recesses of my soul...]]
* YumeNikki DS is going to be awesome! Even more NightmareFuel, a DeusAngstMachina removal (and huge middle finger to the [[WildMassGuessing theory-maniacs]]) thanks to some awesome characterization, and an [[EarWorm infectious]] DancingTheme courtesy of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Seccom Masada-sensei and Uboa]]!
* The VisualNovel/AceAttorney Anime looks like it's gonna be awesome, don't you agree? The series was practically made for this, after all, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the old cases adapted to the show. Casting DanGreen as Will Powers was truly a stroke of genius.
** After seeing the first episode, I don't think it has quite the same charm as the games. But I fully support the casting of WendeeLee as Maya. I'm just afraid the whole Gumshoe and his fear of space ninja might become a [[OverlyLongGag running joke that will wear thin soon]].
* I will be waiting for that new SpaceChannel5 game. I demand playable Purge SEGA!
* ''[[BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing 2]]'' is the biggest sequel improvement ever. you have collision, you oppoment, if you set the difficulty high, can put up a fight, the levels are awesome. The best part? It has an option to play just like the first game!
* The SquirrelBoy game is just awesome. It sucks how people [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch bash it without playing it just because it's a squirrel boy game]].
* Nintendo made one hell of a good choice to add Runouw (creator of ''Super Mario 63'') to thier development team. Not only did the next ''SuperMarioBrothers'' intallment had fludd, the nozles and the caps returning, but it is the first Mario game to have a level creator. Although the star coins, from [=SM63=], return, yet some of them are real hard to find.
* When I heard that there was a ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' spinoff staring [[TheScrappy Katie and Sadie]], I started to give a [[BigNo huge no]], but the show it's self is too awesome for words. Guess it goes to show that the writers ''can'' write flat characters after all. I still can't wait for Ezekiel's, Bridgette's, Izzy's or Heather's spinoffs. Along with who ever else has one ([[DarthWiki/NonExistentFictionRecommendationsDiscussion the article]] said that there will be a surprise one, and probably a few more, if these get good ratings).
* CalvinAndHobbes movie is one of the best films of the year and one of the most greatest comebacks of all time. I love how they decided to make wonderfully hand-drawed animation for the childhood scenes and live action for the adulthood. Great casting, stays loyal to the source material and truly a fantastic piece of art. I truly shed a tear at [[spoiler: the part where adult Calvin finally accepts his adulthood and shares a final hug with Hobbes. And the final scene where Calvin gives Hobbes to his son is truly heartwarming]]. It's easily a great comeback for not only the comic, but also for Steven Spielberg, who shows us that he still got it. This is my favourite movie of all time!
** Not to mention the irony of having the fantasies in CG, but the reality (in the childhood scenes) in traditional animation.
* ''Further Down The Trail'': I'm happy to report that someone has finally done a ''good'' film adaptation of Creator/ManlyWadeWellman's "Literature/SilverJohn" fantasy stories.
* ''[[TheCaligula Caligula]]: The Movie: On Ice'' far outstrips its source material. Advertised via the brilliant tagline: "Let them skate, so long as they fear!"
* [[BlackAdder Drackadder]] is the best Halloween special of all time. Baldrick as Renfield, Stephen Fry as Melchett Van Helsing, Hugh Laurie as George Harker, Miranda Richardson as Lucy, [=Tim McInnerny=] as Percy Holmwood, Rik Mayall as Quincy Flasheart and Rowan Atkinson as the titular Count... Comedy just doesn't get any better. Though its ending could be quite a bit of NightmareFuel.
* Speaking of adaptations of {{Dracula}}, you don't get much better than the Coppola/Burton collaboration version! Johnny Depp makes a surprisingly good Jonathan Harker, they don't hold back on the ho yay, and visually it's just a gorgeous thing to look upon. All the on-location shooting really shows, and I never thought I'd see an adaptation that channels the claustrophobia and urgency of the original novel.
** I wholly disagree and thought that it was awful. I liked the one with David Wenham as Dracula, Ian [=McDiarmid=] as Van Helsing, Cillian Murphy as Harker, and Steve Buscemi as Renfield. They were genuinely loyal to the book, didn't eroticize it any more than necessary, and best of all, didn't tack on some stupid [[{{Necromantic}} lost love]] angle for Dracula. You wouldn't think anyone would be able to outcreep Cillian Murphy, but apparently you haven't seen David Wenham in ''TheProposition'', which is actually a real movie.
* KingdomHearts: MY Story. It was first annonced as a new take on the original. It turned out the big twist was Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie pulling a hostile takeover from Sora, Riku, and Kairi. It's hard to say what was funnier; Tidus'attempts to be a hero, Wakka's even more inept villainy, the very original path Selphie made, or the game's whole lack of a forth wall. The gameplay was superb, adding some very nice twists to the old engine. And, in spite of it's general silliness, it still had some very dramatic and heartwarming moments.
* Finally, Ben Jonson's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volpone ''Volpone'']] gets a film version. Johnny Depp in the title role simply oozes Magnificent Bastardry, even if his Italian accent is a bit dodgy.
** I went into that movie not expecting much, because I thought Depp was being lazily cast again. I was very much impressed. That is one stylish movie, nicely managing to acknowledge Volpone's charisma while still making it clear that he is not admirable at all, and avoiding telling us [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing not to do this cool thing]]. Also, the actor who played Mosca (I think it was Dexter Fletcher, but I could be wrong) did a fantastic job with the villainous sidekick schtick.
* Man, SquareEnix really proved how much they cared about their fans when they released their ''Chrono Tales'' anthology to go along with the collector's edition of ''Chrono Break'', right? Hiring the makers of ''Chrono Resurrection'' and ''Crimson Echoes'' to port their creations to consoles, plus a brand-new official Chrono game. Rumor has it that Nintendo liked it so much they're bringing out a 3D Mother Trilogy for Wii!
* The Studio Gonzo adaptation of ''{{Tosca}}'' literally took my breath away. I know, I know, it's an opera, but seeing the plot and the characters shown off to their best advantage in the same art style they used for ''{{Gankutsuou}}'' was just thrilling. It was a ballsy decision to keep it in the original language, too. The English dub is a little bit naff, but the entire ScarpiaUltimatum sequence was one of the lushest pieces of animation I've ever been blessed to see. Scarpia as WickedCultured bishonen must be seen to be believed. And the thing is, it ''works''. Don't let the awful English dub dissuade you, or the subtitles, for that matter. I can't wait until they get started on that anime adaptation of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment''...
* Coming soon: ''DarthWiki/TheProtectorTheSevenCrystals''. If you can get past the fact that the main character looks like and is named after the creator, it can be a great show.
* The upcoming ''Orlando Furioso'' movie looks really wonderfully clever, and just what we need after that awful ''[[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Song of Roland]]'' movie with Gerard Butler.
* Oh man, ''TheGhostSonata'' movie. Cillian Murphy as Arkenholz, Daamen Krall as Hummel, David Warner as the Colonel, Alan Rickman as Bengtsson, TomWaits writing the soundtrack, and cinematography and art direction by DaveMcKean... I don't believe I've ever seen so much NightmareFuel in one film. I'm just glad they didn't get Creator/TimBurton to direct it like they'd originally optioned, because he would have just phoned it completely in and given us a rehash of ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''.
* ''TheFaerieQueene'' film series is fantastic thus far (they ain't done yet; the ''FQ'' is maddeningly long). I liked that they were able to downplay the gigantic anti-Catholic theme of the original without resorting to outright PoliticallyCorrectHistory. Gemma Arterton makes a truly badass Britomart, and John Hodgman and JonathanCoulton are hilarious as [[ThoseTwoGuys Bragadoccio and Trompart]].
** The filmmakers exposed a cruel/funny streak when they awarded Tara Reid the lead role of Gloriana. Poor girl was walking on air for months.
* The ''Henry VI Tetrology'' movie series is going to be awesome. They're filming the whole set as big budget epics. The best part is that BrianBlessed has finally been confirmed to play Falstaff. I've also heard Mark Strong's name mentioned to play Gloucester when he finally shows up.
* I for one, can't wait for the American release of the video game adaptation of The Game.
** Dammit!
* ''Invasion of the Money Snatchers''. It's about PlantAliens who steal people's wallets. Hilarious.
* ''KingArthur Destroys KingArthur'' has the worst thought-out premise in film history. As such, it's [[SoBadItsGood so bad as to be good]].
* The visual novel of the musical ''Thrill Me'', about Leopold and Loeb, was a fan creation, so I didn't expect it to be much good. Boy, was I wrong. Gorgeous art, excellent working of leitmotifs in the soundtrack, and honestly chilling presentation. It subverts so many tropes it's not even funny, and I was irresistibly drawn in on the first playthrough. Even though it expands far beyond its source material into the actual heavy details of the Leopold and Loeb case, it's still almost painful how it manages to get inside the player's head. I've never had a HannibalLecture put on me by a game before. The subversion of the tropes surrounding YaoiGuys was just brilliant, and the fan translation from Korean is the [[{{Woolseyism}} very Woolseyest.]] The fact that it at first handled like a dating sim- down to fake relationship values and Nathan's introspective narration-- before making it shockingly obvious that there is only one possible road for this pair to take was just a knife in the gut. (And though the soundtrack was a little low-tech, I'll admit that cheerful reworking of "Nothing Like A Fire" was in my head for weeks.) The fact that the same team of fans is working on an (unrelated to ''Thrill Me'') subversion of the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship based off of the Parker/Hulme case gets my hopes way, way up.
* The English translation of ''IrisuSyndrome'' made me squee like a little girl.
** Well... I have to say that they certainly made the game even creepier than it was before. And considering how the original was pure NightmareFuel, that's saying a lot.
* The latest ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' Classic Anime Series is '''GREAT'''! The characters are well developed, the story arcs are impressive, even the Fillers or Original Story Arcs are awesome! Too bad it lasted only three seasons before the Zero Arc could get off the ground].
** Oh my god yes. Especially that episode where Metal Man had that huge EnemyMine moment with Cut Man that was just full of HypocriticalHeartwarming. Seriously. When he said "The only one allowed to chop this dummy's head off is me!" I just wanted to squee so hard.
* The Official TransformersAnimated Movie was amazing, everybody got a starring role, and the plot is well done, with Megatron and his Decepticons fighting several Autobots to take over Cybertron [[spoiler: and ''[[DownerEnding wins]]'']], they also managed to make [[spoiler: Optimus Prime's death]] a real TearJerker instead of {{Narm}} like every other time after the first movie, season 4's gonna be a blast when it comes out though!
** I thought that [[spoiler:Skywarp's TookALevelInBadass braver and more powerful split personality]] was kinda cheesy. Although, I did like the appearance of [[spoiler:Starscream's ghost]], and [[spoiler:Sari and Bumblebee forming a relationship]] was kinda cute.
*** And Blackarachnia discovering [[spoiler: she's pregnant with Optimus' sparkling]]? CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming at its finest.
**** And of course, who can forget [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime murdering Ultra Magnus because he believes that Magnus was in league with the Decepticons, only to redeem himself by trying to hold off several Decepticons by himself]]? Proof that even the JerkAss can perform a HeroicSacrifice at times.
* Gainax's VideoGame/EarthBound Anime can only be described in several words... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Comedically]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yet Heartwarmingly]] [[NightmareFuel Scary]], it's amazing what Gainax did with this adapation, even creating some new characterizations for the otherwise flat main characters.
** Similarly, The Mother3 manga by [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Hiromu Arakawa]] manages to embrace all of the humor and charm of the original, while still retaining the dark and memorable storyline and amazing characters.
*** Speaking of Mother 3, anyone get that VideoGameRemake? [[spoiler: It has Giygas! And he turns back into his original alien form from Mother after you beat him! And you learn why he changed so much between Mother and Earthbound! The part where he tells off Porky was also hilarious!]].
** Any VideoGame/EarthBound fan owes it to himself/herself to get the VideoGame/EarthBound Anthologies on the DS. All three VideoGame/EarthBound games, complete with normal and hard modes, perfectly fitted touch controls, a demo of what would have been VideoGame/EarthBound 64, and, coolest of them all, a brand new game! It chronicles the adventures of Hugh as he sets out to destroy the very last traces of Giygas in the world. [[spoiler: We eventually find out that Hugh is the son of Ness and Paula, that Ness and Ninten are half-brothers (Ness' clothes are hand-me-downs from Ninten), that Lucas traveled back in time under his brother's Masked Man persona to kill Porky, that Hugh's mysterious mentor is Porky in disguise, and that Hugh contains the very last trace of Giygas. The moment that the game stops before Hugh's girlfriend is about to kill the corrupted Hugh and asks you whether or not you should kill him is the most powerful moment in gaming I have ever known.]]
* It's about time they finally pulled ''Capcom Vs. Arc System Works'' out of development hell. Some people may have complained about the fixed character teams being stifling, but with the game's systems as smooth as they are, everything works out to be supremely well-balanced. Except for the [[StreetFighter Yang]] / [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Bang]] versus [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Lilith]] / [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Dizzy]] matchup, but hey, you can't win them all.
** I'm pretty sure that the game that was initally reported to be Capcom vs. ASW actually turned out to be the companies working together on VideoGame/SengokuBasara X.
* I was so happy when EA Games dusted off the Ultima franchise and brought us Ultima X: Odyssey. Using the previously established "shards" plotline of Ultima Online, Richard Garriot was able to bring his fans an outstanding reboot, wiping away all the horrors perpetrated by Ultima VII: Pagan and Ultima IX: Ascension. It was nice to see Iolo, Shamino and Dupre travel with the Avatar again, upholding the virtues while simultaneously robbing poor Britannia blind. Oh, and LB's death scene? Priceless!
* ''EA Sports'' has just teamed up with ''Hentai Zone'' to produce ''Madden: NSFW''.
* I just returned from an alternate universe where Cillian Murphy got the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, despite his small stature, and the Scarecrow role went to Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum is funny, nerdy, and surprisingly terrifying in the Scarecrow role, and Murphy is brilliant as Batman, expressing Batman's inner torture brilliantly (as well as adding a touch of a Napoleon complex) and being genuinely charming as Bruce Wayne. Better yet, in this alternate universe, Heath Ledger and Brittany Murphy are both still alive, and they'll be playing the Joker and Harley Quinn in the next Batman sequel!
* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' full-length live action movie is great! They really managed to capture the clinical, [[CosmicHorrorStory uncaring]] tone of the original while having an overarching plot. And it's in the same canon as the originals, rather than a ContinuityReboot.
** Not to be confused with [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-foundation-the-movie this SCP Foundation movie]], which was made by Creator/UweBoll and [[SeltzerAndFriedberg Friedberg]].
* Can anybody wait for the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' crossover event, which crosses over ''Brotherhood'' and the 2003 Anime? Sure, it'll be hard to tell the difference between ''Brotherhood'' Ed and 2003 Ed, but from what's been seen so far, it's gonna be ''awesome''!
* There's an adorable new miniseries coming out based on ''AxisPowersHetalia'', called ''Hetalia Hamsters''! All your favorite nation-tans are back, only as hamsters with the cute cranked UpToEleven, and they've even gone as far as to remake all the old songs like "Bouno Tomato" and "Pub and Go!" in chipmunk-esque hammie voices. Promises to outdo ''Chibitalia'' in terms of [[TastesLikeDiabetes diabetes-inducing sweetness]].
* I quite like the spinoff of House where Taub goes back to plastic surgery and, due to unexpected good luck, is able to open his own practice. All the best medical elements of House, Grey's Anatomy and Nip/Tuck without the jerk doctors and the cast sexing it up as in Grey's Anatomy. I could watch Taub perform difficult surgeries and deal with his personal life all day.
* I highly recommend ''Terminator: Invasion.'' The scene where a [[MrFanservice bazillion naked Sam Worthingtons]] teleport into [=NORAD=] drove the audience '''nuts''' at the theater. Yes, even more than the Arnie scene in ''Salvation.'' And yes, they used the '''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome KLAKLANG-KLANG-KLAKLANG]]''' theme. Now somebody please tell me, why did it took this long for them to finally introduce the Many Worlds Theory in the mythology? Is Creator/JJAbrams the only one allowed to use it now?
* The Newest ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' Anime Movie, which includes robots from Anime that weren't in the games before, one of them happens to be GurrenLagann! Best part? The part where, Simon is knocked unconscious, who pilots Gurren Lagann while he's unconscious? [[spoiler: ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]]'']], who does a very impressive job, for someone with not much confidence! If I'm missing anything, please tell me!
* Factorial! A Mathematical Musical is just so incredibly awesome. Math! Puns! [[ShakespeareInLove And a bit with a dog!]]
* [[{{Potemayo}} Guchu]][[{{Metalocalypse}} klok]] may well be the best story I have ever read about five humorously out-of-touch metal musicians and their hypercompetent manager interacting with the world's most brutal RidiculouslyCuteCritter. It manages to be funny, oddly heartwarming without being sugary, and [[WidgetSeries deeply weird]] all at the same time. Highly recommended if you like crack, fluff, ensemble casts, friendship-centered genfics, and scythe-wielding chibis running around humorously maiming people.
* The [[StudioGhibli Ghibli]] / [[NeilGaiman Gaiman]] movie adaptation of [[EndersGame the Fantasy Game]]. I didn't know a DVD player could even ''do'' that.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' video game is pretty cool, the fact that they got the show's writers to write the story shows how weird the game can get, it helps that Capcom made the game, and the best part about the game? The Ice King is probably the [[BestBossEver best final boss you will ever face]]. The Game is also in {{Retraux}}.
* I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm still holding out hope for Tetris: The Movie starring Patrick Stewart as the L-shaped piece.
* Has anyone been keeping up with Webcomic/DrBrinnerGhostPsychiatrist? This has to be [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures Andrew Hussie's]] best work ever. Possibly ''the'' best work ever.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino's 100Bullets movie is just spectacular, and TommyLeeJones does a great job as Agent Graves.
* Remember when Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} gave the rights to ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' back to JhonenVasquez? And remember when he made it a webcomic? It retained all its CrapsackWorld qualities and fit into the canon almost flawlessly!
* I know this sounds like heresy, but I prefer the 3D remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' to the original. The fact that the voice acting is really good is one of the reasons why. In particular, Ultros and Kefka are dozens of times funnier with voicework. I couldn't stop laughing at the opera scene, even through the boss battle - the way Ultros's VA delivers the "octopus royalty" line gets me ''every single time''. (Cyan's accent amuses me far more than it should, though. I keep waiting for him to yell, "TIS BE SPARTA!")
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head]]: Our Dumbass Future.'' It sounded like a cheap cash-in at first, but Mike Judge showed a tremendous amount of perspective for his first creation in this hour-long special for MTV's "Back In The Day" week. The boys were always observant through their stupidity, and never failed to make connections with the lower rungs of society- traits that served to make their post-dropout years an entertaining whirlwind of road life, prison culture, and kitsch fame. The moral is a bit heavy-handed, what with the boys' lives briefly juxtaposed with Daria's nervous breakdown, but it's a unique and refreshing one: the key to happiness isn't accomplishment or social status, but a complete lack of self-awareness. It's good to see that although they're now scarred, tattooed, balding thirty-somethings, Beavis and Butt-head have nothing less to laugh at.
* In a similar vein, the one-shot graphic novel ''[[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers The Planeteers]]'' also manages to bring a 90's icon into 2010 in a mature, respectful fashion. There's been "dark future" imaginings of Captain Planet before, even in the original show itself, but ''The Planeteers'' manages to pull it off without any anviliciousness whatsoever. Much is made of the real economic and social forces contributing to our planet's pollution. Cap appears very infrequently, as the colorful rogues gallery of the Planeteers' youth is replaced by poverty, corrupt governments, and powerful industry lobbies- hardly a job for a briefs-and-boots superhero. Angst, however, is non-existent. The Planeteers are weary from their lifelong struggle against pollution, but share a resigned optimism to their cause, even as the forces aligned against them constantly manufacture distrust in their motives and their mission. Children who grew up with the Planeteers in the early 90's know now that there's infinitely more to cleaning up the planet than just picking up highway litter and snipping six-pack rings- the adult versions of Kwame, Ma-Ti, Wheeler, Gi, and Linka are no different.
* As soon as Radioactive Hellstorm is released. I'm picking up a copy! What's it about you ask. Well it's an epic crossover as a shrunken Godzilla faces off with the murderous Jason Voorhees, deep inside the Crystal Lake Research Facility! Who'll win, who'll get their face torn off? Only time will tell. Coming soon!
* While managing to strike the right balance between CulturalTranslation and authenticity while still respecting kids' ability to adapt to a foreign setting was impressive enough, I think the point when I was certain I was sold on the new English dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was when I realized that ''nothing in script or voice indicated Zoicite's gender''. Whether you'll like the minor script changes or not is definitely something you'll have to decide for yourself, but they're certainly not the sort of thing the original dub got blasted for -- if anything, some of the characters' actions make ''more'' sense now, and other bits seem to fit better thematically.
* After their highly successful take on ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle,'' it seems like Ghibli thought it would be a good idea to go after another Creator/DianaWynneJones work... and it ''was.'' Their adaptation of ''Literature/DeepSecret'' may well be one of their best works yet. While longtime fans of the book may take umbridge with the fact that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Maree]] is now the main character, but given the Ghibli tradition of strong young female protagonists, [[FridgeBrilliance it makes more sense than it initially seems.]] Her avoidance of too much GenericCuteness as well makes her discovery and acceptance of and in the Magid world all the more heartwarming. The way Babylon is implemented is arguably [[AdaptationDistillation better than the original books'.]]
* I always thought that turning [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids stuff meant for children]] DarkerAndEdgier was an incredibly stupid and cheap way of trying to appeal to the older demographic until I saw ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Winnie-the-Pooh and the Rather Unpleasant Curse of Deathly Doom]]''. It really is amazing how the characters managed to TakeALevelInBadass without losing any of their original characterization, and the soundtrack is a dream come true if you're a fan of [[TheEighties 80s]] rock. My one complaint is that the people writing the script got a little carried away with the [[OneLiner cheesy one liners]]; I can definitely see Tigger or Rabbit telling the BigBad to "Go sniff old socks... IN HELL!", but ''Kanga?!'' No. Just no. Other than that, an excellent installment in the franchise and a great movie in general.
* With apologies to those people who actually did like WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce, I think the best thing to happen to the franchise was when Ben10UltimateAlien was cancelled and Manofaction came back to reset the continuity to the end of the original series. The arc with the Negative 10 infiltrating Ben's school was one of my favorite arcs ever.
** You mean when it turned out the Ben Gwen and Kevin from [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]] and UltimateAlien were rapidly aged clones by that Jimmy Jones kid and the real Ben Gwen and Kevin were only 11 and still the same people as in Ben10Classic,love the way the reveal was done and I agree with you on the negative ten at Ben's school arc best.story.arc.ever
* With the success of WeaponBrown (the post-apocalyptic parody of Peanuts), it was only a matter of time before the imitators started jumping on the bandwagon. Now we've got Larry Whittington's ''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/fritzi.htm Fritzi Blitz]]'', Garry Trudeau's ''[[{{Doonesbury}} Doomsbury]]'', and the Quentin Tarantino / Scott Adams collaboration, ''[[Film/KillBill Kil]][[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Bert]]''.
* After his work on ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars,'' Genndy Tartakovsky sounds like a good choice to direct an animated ''{{Metroid}}'' cartoon. And... he ''is!'' ''Metroid: The Animated Series'' is a worthy addition to the ''Metroid'' franchise, even if its place in canon is [[AlternateContinuity dubious at best.]] The art style combines Tartakovsky's signature fluid-but angular ThickLineAnimation with a deliciously oversatured color palette, and ''gorgeously''-animted, acrobatic fight and ass-kickin' scenes. And that's just the animation! The story seems like MonsterOfTheWeek on the surface, but a MythArc involving an arch-criminal named James [=McGee=] is emerging. But the most remarkable thing? Rather than feel superfluous or shallow, the new characters added ''actually work.'' Samus' two sidekicks/companions/helpers/whatevers, Joseph and Athena, complement the heroine adroitly without overshadowing her. Nor do they sink into the background--they're engaging, fleshed-out characters in their own right without becoming a SpotlightStealingSquad.
** What about Ridley Scott? after his works on ''Aliens'' frenchise, he can pull off Live ''Metroid'' movie. Of course, It would be adaptation of Metroid video games, and unlike other [[VideoGameMoviesSuck video game movies]] this movie would be both financially and critically acclaimed because of director. also, the role of Samus? goes to EmmaWatson. because of her Excellent role as Hermione in ''Film/HarryPotter'', this would be perfect.
* Speaking of cartoon adaptations of video games, I don't think ''anyone'' was expecting Double Fine to continue ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' via an animated interquel series. But c'mon, didn't we ''all'' want to know what happened during the ''rest'' of that summer camp before the ending? ''I'' did! Some writers would take LighterAndSofter as a curse, but the writers seem to have taken it as an excuse to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get as much crap past the radar]] as possible. The results? Hilarious! The best episodes are by far "Sasha-Bye Baby" (in which Sasha has to take care of a psychic baby--ItMakesSenseInContext), "Bread and Circus Kids" (in which Raz's science project mutates due to Psitanium exposure, and makes overflowing numbers of yeast-related puns), and fan-favorite episode "A Fish Called Linda," which manages to be both hilarious ''and'' heartwarming in the way the camp kids rush to protect their favorite lake monster from a lakey interloper.
* ''1000 Words'' is already poised to become the fan-favorite new anime of the season. It has action, humor, and touching moments. Its heroine is extremely likeable, and the LionsTigersAndHumansOhMy universe is already drawing attention from fanartists. Recently-introduced character "[[strike: Douburu]]" sorry, "Habu-kun" is also shaping up to be anime's new King of {{Adorkable}}. But a lot of those fans wonder why some of the animal characters have such a radically different art style. This is because many of them don't know about [[AdaptationDisplacement the game the anime is based on]], mainly ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil.'' Whoever thought it would be a good idea to turn a poorly-selling obscure video game never released in Japan into an anime... was right. Who knew?
* While most [[TheProblemWithLisencedGames lisenced games]] suck, ''LiloAndStitch: Experiment Attack!'' [[NoProblemWithLisencedGames is a quality effort for what it is]]. It takes the experiments from the TV series, throws in an ExcusePlot about a crazy cloning machine, and uses it as the backdrop for a well-balanced, entertaining {{Mons}} RPG. All of your favorite experiments are here, from Angel to Zap, with Stitch being your irreplacable and lovable "starter." It's intended for a younger audience, but older RPG fans will find plenty to sink their teeth into, with lots of collectable experiments, overflowing sidequests, and a fun battle system that's deeper than it looks. Plus: Who knew Pleakly could be ThatOneBoss?
* Creator/JackChick Productions and Saint Abraham have joined forces to create a masterpiece of Christian fanfiction worthy of God's blessings: "[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Keiichi Morisato]] Turns to the Lord". Keiichi is plagued by foul dreams of demons and creatures of the Satanic variety and due to lack of sleep, crashes his motorcycle one day outside a kindly old man's house. When he says he's living with his girlfriend, a goddess, and her divine sisters and friends, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and on top of that they aren't married]], he tells Keiichi that they're actually demons who have possessed him. Keiichi shortly [[EasyEvangelism becomes a Christian]], returns home, and starts reading psalms. Belldandy and company then graphically melt ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''-style. Keiichi is slightly upset, but he realizes that with God on his side, who can be against him? Good Christian fun for the whole family!
* I can't recommend highly enough the ''MyLittlePony'' / ''{{Equus}}'' crossover. It's DarkerAndEdgier done right. The same goes for the ''[[TheWorldOfPeterRabbitAndFriends Peter Rabbit]]'' / ''WatershipDown'' crossover.
* Don't read the {{macekre}} that is the abridged version: get the uncut ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. Actually, man up and read it in the original Florinese.
* You know how they say movies based on video games are not worth watching? Well, I just can't recommend the movie of ''RoseAndCamellia'' highly enough. With Keira Knightley as Saori, Angelina Jolie as Shizuka and Julia Roberts as Hanae, this AdaptationExpansion gives you a whole ''two hours'' of watching them being gloriously slapped in the face by Summer Glau's Reiko.
* {{Scribblenauts}} the Movie is awesome! The best part is when [[spoiler: the audience gets to choose how he defeats Edison after her FaceHeelTurn.]]
* I just played EliteBeatAgents 2: Music Lives! They pretty much topped themselves on every level in this game. Seriously, the final levels make GurrenLagann look ''sedated'', and the TearJerker level made me cry so much, I couldn't play for a week. And the {{Ouendan}} are playable too! The best part is, [=iNiS=] somehow got the funds to make a tie-in movie! I'm looking forward to Lady Gaga as Foxx.
* Oh my god, I just played the latest VideoGame/{{Touhou}} game! It's both an AuthorsSavingThrow for ''Silent Sinner in Blue'' and [[spoiler: brings back PC-98 characters!]]. The Moonbitches are subjected to TheWorfEffect and defeated off-screen by [[spoiler: Shinki!]] Then they're relegated to Stage 4 bosses that appear when you play as Marisa! (The other two are [[spoiler: Elly and Kurumi and Yuki and Mai]], respectively. And yes, [[spoiler: Elly's boss theme is a Bad Apple remix]].) It's even explicitly stated that Marisa was holding back in ''SSiB''. Then you reach [[spoiler: Shinki]] in a climactic fight, with all sorts of attack references. Oh, and speaking of references, there's another stage after the final one that's not an Extra Stage! Yeah, if you beat the game twice then after the normal final boss you go fight [[spoiler: [[TrueFinalBoss the Goliath Doll, followed by Alice Margatroid. With her book open!]] It also clarifies the Shinki/Alice relationship]]. The whole thing is of course a take off on ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonpachi]]''. But wait, we haven't even got to the Extra Stage! It's a It's basically a NostalgiaLevel [[spoiler: for the PC-98 games]]. The boss is [[spoiler: Yuka]], who gleefully uses her signature move on you. And then, yes yes, as if this game hasn't had enough, the new Phantasm Stage! It's even ''more'' of a NostalgiaLevel, with [[spoiler: Shinki and Alice together as the mid-boss]] and the main boss is...well ''[[spoiler: [[BrotherChuck who do you think?]]]]''. Marisa's had an expression only used for that level, it was shocking to see.
** Also the latest VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fighting game, which was released at the same time! It had Flandre, Kaguya, Mokou, Nitori, Kanako, Orin, Koishi, Byakuren, Nue, and [[spoiler: surprise, Kogasa!]]. Alice's new Grimoire spellcards really change her character while still making her balanced. Oh, and there's an OldSaveBonus if you cleared the new Touhou game [[spoiler: Shinki randomly appears at the end of Arcade mode; Mima if you also cleared Phantasm. Beat them and they're unlocked!]] This is truly epic, folks.
** ''Touhou 14: Nightfall On Mystical Land'' is a more-that-worthy addition to the series. Here, ZUN pulls one of the most awesome [[AscendedFanon Sure, Why Nots]] in history by rendering one of the most badass Touhou memes of all time canon - the game's main villain and final boss is the almighty Embodiment of all Darkness [[SuperpoweredEvilSide EX Rumia]] herself as she assembles armies of youkai in an attempt to break the existing peace between the races of Gensokyo and reestablish youkai as the maneating demons of the night. Surprizingly for a Touhou game, this one has an [[DarkerAndEdgier eerie and sinister atmosphere]] fitting for the apocalyptic events taking place and perfectly depicts the darker side of Gensokyo which is so rarely explored in most games. As always, the music is extraordinary. Furthermore, [[spoiler: [[{{Baka}} Cirno]] gets some more love when she is revealed as the one to have unleashed EX Rumia (albeit by accident) and subsequently boss of the Extra stage as she wields immense power granted to her by Rumia as thanks for her liberation.]]
* With the release of the final episode of ''The Siege of Babel'', I think it's safe to say that the ''GiantRobo'' saga has cemented its status as the greatest OVA series ever made, and quite likely the best mecha anime ever. Watching the entire thing in chronological order from ''The Birth of Zangetsu the Midday'' is a roller coaster that must be experienced to be believed. I'd advise watching it in weekly installments over the course of a year, but any pace works. (And don't listen to anyone who tells you Daisaku and Sunny were StrangledByTheRedString; it actually builds remarkable well from her battle in ''The Day the Earth Stood Still''.) Bonus points for making the cel-to-digital transition so visually seamless that you can't even tell when it happened.
* Two words: Kingdom Hearts 3. All the others were NOTHING compared to it. Where to begin. The happy rescue of Terra, Aqua, Ven, Roxas, Namine, Xion, and Lea. The second Keyblade war. Everyone cool shows up to the party. Disney villains and heroes, Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed. There was too much awesome and funny moments to list, but the keyblade battle between Maleficent and Riku can't be missed. And the final battle with Xehanort calls back to his previous forms and game music such as Another Side and Fate of the Unknown. The last form, however, is kind of depressing. All in all though, the heroes earn their happy ending.
* Still need to see [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prism Rangers Vs. Effortless Ninja Gorillian]].
* ''Webcomic/AxeCop: TheMovie'' is going to be ''epic!'' Creator/MichaelBay is the perfect director for such a project, and casting Creator/MelGibson in the titular role is not only fitting, it's sure to revitalise his career. From what's shown in the trailers, the special effects are top-notch, and it's been confirmed that while there's enough recap of past storylines for the feel to be established and newcomers to understand, the majority of the storyline will be ''all new''. But best of all, Malachai is the assistant director and has full control over the plot, so it'll still have the ''Axe Cop'' feel. Plus, if the rumours are true, [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Dr. McNinja]] will make a surprise cameo appearance! I can already tell that it'll be a huge hit!
* Yes, the sex scenes fall somewhere between SoBadItsGood and SoBadItsHorrible, and the male-female relations can get a little iffy, but I have to admit, TypeMoon's new adaptation of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' is a true GuiltyPleasure. (Alright, I'm a {{Tsundere}} fan. You couldn't tell?) Don't expect to see me for the next year or so, though.
* When I dicovered the MonsterHigh anime would star the dub voices of VictoriaJustice as Cleo De Nile, MirandaCosgrove as Draculaura, [=Jenette McCurdy=] as Lagoona Blue, Keke Palmer as Clawdeen Wolf, Willa Howard as Frankie Stein and [=Jesse McCartney=] as Deuce I was a little bit put off. But they pulled it of perfectly! May have had something to do with the fact that the anime was made by StudioBONES and the Opening was performed by UtadaHikaru! Even though it only lasted 12 Episodes the entire Arc was amazing and full of CharacterDevelopment and [[PlotTwist Plot Twists!]]
* ''Tales of Game's Presents Chef Boyardee's SweetBroAndHellaJeff RPG'' is a surprisingly entertaining game! I had always thought that they were going to make it ''too'' intentionally sucky and have it end up being a poorly-programmed troll game, but then I downloaded it anyway, and it turns out to be truly fun. It's a real treat to see the awesomely fun battle system from ''BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' reused, and its new implementations are fresh and exciting. Speaking of ''Barkley'', Tales of Game's do pull several homages to their older work, particularly with Hass the Rock's special attacks, but they're never jarring or forced. The writing is hilarious and true to the original comic - I was laughing all the way through the BigBad revealing himself to be Cool Dude and Stoner Lou and the HotCoffeeMinigame with Sweet Bro's mom - and the plot line flows suprisingly well, progressing from the boys going out to get the New Hot Game, to chasing the Squirrel, and finally to proving themselves a sweet enough bro to rescue the president when they set off to save Barack Obana. The artstyle matches the comic perfectly - who'd have known that they could animate JPEG artifacts? They even pulled off a very good instance of MagikarpPower with Geromy, who starts out as a JokeCharacter unable to attack, but then becomes the hardest hitter in the game when equipped with his best equipment. My only complaint is that I can't beat the BonusBoss, Peaches. Is there any way to hit him before he makes Sweet Bro fall down him?
* NipponIchi's new ''GurrenLagann'' StrategyRPG is a must-play for any fan of the series. The way they handle Spiral Energy by having it deplete or increase based on how well you're doing in the battle is innovative and true to the series, the art style is perfectly accurate, and the action commands during battles are great fun. While you can play through the exact events of the series (with some of the best parts from the movies - they even ''finally'' fixed the [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot waste of a perfectly good plot]] by giving Lord Genome a Tengen Toppa Lazengann!) if you take the main quest, the real fun is trying out all the "what-if" paths and seeing what happens. But the best part is how [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything they handled the Thymilph fight]]. Ordinarily, his lance will deal enough damage to kill Kamina if you're at the level you'd ordinarily be at by that point, but if you've done enough LevelGrinding and sidequests to build up Kamina's maximum HP, he'll actually shrug it off, and you get to keep him for the rest of the game! It's just as awesome as it sounds. And, since it wouldn't be Nippon Ichi without crossovers, there's a secret sidequest where you can get the cast of ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' to join Team Dai-Gurren, and HilarityEnsues. Flonne's conversation with the Anti-Spiral in the final battle is positively ''hysterical.''
* Man, Power Mecha Max is awesome! The main character is this [[AdorablyPrecociousChild 10 year old boy]] [[TheVoiceless who never speaks]] named Max, until he gets in his Mecha, called Prototype X. In it, he becomes a Hot Blooded Badass Adorable with a weapon that can change shape. Said weapon's normal form is [[spoiler: A GIANT PENCIL!]] Did I mention that [[spoiler: Max is really Maxwell from Scribblenauts?]]
* Did you hear? They're making a mini-manga spinoff of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' that will ''actually'' be translated! It's going to be followed by a 3DS re-release and thanks to Nintendo making a deal with Square, it's going to keep the original gameplay everyone loved intact while still fleshing out the characters with additional scenes! From additional mini-games to interactions between party members [[spoiler: like that one scene where Mallow and Geno talk about the former's wish]] to more optional sidequests [[spoiler: rumor has it that there's a special event for each party member]], it's one game that fans of the original won't want to miss. One of the best parts so far? [[spoiler: A Boss Battles mode that allows the player to face down any BigBad they've defeated before using any party combination, even soloing if you're feeling brave.]]
* I absolutely love the Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure - JoJo's Legacy series! They remade both the Phantom Blood and Golden Wind games, and actually went ahead and made Battle Tendency with an updated Phantom Blood engine (The end fight against Cars is the stuff of legends), and even made Stardust Crusaders, Diamond is Unbreakable and Stone Ocean with an updated Golden Wind engine. All of the fights from the manga were adapted (Never thought that Enigma or Cheap Trick would make fun fights huh?), and it allows Online versus with all the characters across all games.
* We know that all the religious symbology in Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion is just to make [[FauxSymbolism things]] [[CreepyCoolCrosses cool]], but what if they play Christian symbolism straight? That would be like Evangelion meets Pre-Millenial Evangelical Dispensationalism, LeftBehind style. That surely would be a FlameBait.
* I had my doubts, but that {{Gorillaz}} movie really tied up all the loose ends. Better than any of the music videos!
* What's this? A fan-done pen-and-paper version of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''? Surely you jest... but it's actually pretty faithful to the setting and the feel of the games. Being able to choose the era when your game/campaign takes place is a nice touch. Right now they're doing a test run of the system with the basic plot of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and oh gods, it's '''hilarious'''.
* ''[[MagicTheGathering Magic: The Musical]]'' is an excellent example of AdaptationDistillation. The Invasion saga has been turned into an epic, visionary musical masterwork. The best part? Yawgmoth and Tsabo Tavoc singing ''[[SweeneyTodd A Little Elf]]''.
* The concept threw me at first, but ''Southern'' ''IronChef'' is more compelling than the Japanese original, much less ''IronChefAmerica''. The two-hour special between Iron Chef Cajun and Iron Chef Lowcountry was a tournament for the ages ... enough to make one forget the ignominy of "Battle Chicken Gizzard," when the challenger's bogarting of the Crisco led to Iron Chef Short Order's umbrage and eventual dual-wield assault (griddle/tire tool).\\
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"Allez cui ... Array... MOVE YER BUTTS!" (Chairman Boudreaux, ep.1)
* The VideoGame/Left4Dead movie was simply spactacular. [[spoiler:They are all killed off in glorious ways, each death showing the full potential of each special infected.]] I especially loved when [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Stella]] and [[MagicalNativeAmerican Running Bear]] cut the Smoker's tongue off of Zoey [[spoiler: only to die because [[DirtyCoward Joel]] shined his light at two Witches (played by the Olsen twins) and fled as the witches killed Stella and Running Bear.]] And the casting of MichelleRodriguez as Zoey and [[30Rock Tracy Morgan]] as Lewis was Oscar worthy!
* I just moved here from an AlternateUniverse. [[MoneyDearBoy For tax reasons.]] Its disappointing to see that ProfessionalWrestling took such a nose dive in this reality. You see...well, it's probably best to start at where events diverged and go from there. That takes us all the way back to the period between the MontrealScrewJob and Starcade '97.
** The buildup before the Screwjob gave the impression [[HulkHogan Hogan]] was [[DirtyCoward scared shitless]] of {{Sting}}. This changes after the Screwjob-Hogan starts looking for ways to incite Sting. Even though he [[TheVoiceless doesn't say a word,]] Steve Bordon does a fantastic job of selling how '''[[UnstoppableRage ANGRY]]''' he's getting. Then, on the Nitro before Starcade, Bischoff makes Sting vs. Hogan an 'I Quit' match. The stadium explodes.
** Most of the matches at Starcade '97 were good, but nothing to write home about. The last two matches, well...
*** The penultimate match is simply refered to as the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Bret-Hart-Destroys-the-Entire-NWO Match.']] I don't think any further description is necessary.
*** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hogan. Versus. Sting.]]
**** To set the mood, we get not one but two CrowningMusicOfAwesome. First up, {{WCW}} somehow managed to find space to fit the '''LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA''' into the Stadium to perform an orchestral remix of Sting's entrance music. How does the the Hulkster top that? Out comes {{Metallica}} to perform his new entrance theme, a song that would sweep every Grammy it was nominated for. The song's title? 'Real American.' That's right: '''[[CompleteMonster HOGAN CAUSED HIS ORIGINAL THEME SONG AND METALLICA TO DO A HEEL TURN!!!]]'''
**** For a minute, Hogan and Sting just stand in the ring and slowly circle each other, [[FoeYay their eyes fixed.]] The buzz is incredible. And for once, the announcers keep their mouths shut.
**** After what seems like forever, the match begins! Sting throws a right hook! Hulk Hogan...sidesteps the punch, grabs the mic from the ref, and says [[WhamLine 'I quit...]][[CatchPhrase Brother.']] Cue the camera focusing on [[HeroicBSOD Sting's face]], which manages to capture what everyone watching is thinking: "...what the FUCK???" And then the whole stadium is drowned in boos and catcalls as everyone realizes what just happened: Sting won, yes, [[FridgeBrilliance but winning was no longer the point.]] The point was that Sting was going to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge utterly demolish Hulk Hogan,]] and Hogan robs him of the opportunity by doing the one thing everyone assumed he simply [[InvincibleHero would]] [[InvincibleVillain not]] [[StrictlyFormula do.]] With three words, WCW tops the Montreal Screwjob with none of the InternetBackdraft, and Hulk Hogan becomes a truely epic MagnificentBastard.
** Next night on Nitro, Sting breaks his silence by delivering a ten minute [[ClusterFBomb profanity-laced rant]] at Hogan, all the while Hogan is standing under the JumboTron, arms crossed and sporting a perfect PsychoticSmirk that is still used in 'u mad' ImageMacros. Finally, Bischoff comes out and gives a pretty hilarious promo before telling Sting that he'll get another shot at Hogan at Souled Out. Only now it's going to be a Triple Threat match. And the third opponent? Cue entry music that was only debut the night before, but even those who missed Starcade [[BretHart know who]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome it is.]]
** Souled Out '98: Sting vs. Hart vs. Hogan. Hulk Hogan gets the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the fans have been waiting for since Bash At the Beach '96. Happy ending, right? '''[[SupermanReturns WROOOOOOONG!]]''' RicFlair runs in and he and Hart proceed to ''annihilate'' [[GoodIsDumb Sting.]] Hart wins by simultaneously pinning Sting and Hogan. So ends the NWO era, and heralding the "Three Kingdoms Saga" (courtesy a SoBadItsGood line from Terry Schaivone)
*** After DynastyWarriors came out, it soon became impossible to get a crowd shot that didn't include a sign that said [[MemeticMutation "DO NOT PURSUE BILL GOLDBERG"]]
** I could go on with the sheer amount of awesome you guys missed out on, including a long-awaited WWF/WCW crossover PPV that concluded with WCW Champion Bret Hart vs WWF Champion OwenHart. On the other hand, Cheney never declares himself to be GodEmperor of the [[EagleLand American]] [[TheEmpire Imperium]] and UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin did not conquer [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Hell]] and [[CrapsackWorld all the Eastern Hemisphere,]] so I suppose its a fair trade-off.
* ''{{Shenmue}} III'' took f*cking forever, but ''good god, it is SO worth it!''
* Just got back from seeing the first ''Manga/SoulEater'' film adaptation. Great idea having EdgarWright write and direct, and DakotaFanning was a great Maka, as was JohnnyDepp as Stein. Can't wait for the second and third films in the trilogy!
* While I had my doubts about Music/{{Eminem}} after ''Relapse'', his DuetsAlbum ''[=BackToBasics=]'' not only returns him to his ''Slim Shady LP''-era sound, but pumps out CrowningMomentOfAwesome after CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Highlights include "Six White Limit" (feat. [[RageAgainstTheMachine Zack de la Rocha]], the surviving Music/BeastieBoys, & Music/KidRock) and "No More Rage" (feat. Music/RunDMC). Even if you don't like Eminem, buy this album--you won't regret it!
* ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'' is a work of 18th-century literary genius to rival ''Literature/TristramShandy'', and it's a miracle that the manuscript survived an apparent mishap with a clumsy servant and a palace hearth.
* Oh my gosh, when I heard about the amusement park based on all the 90's classics, I fangirled so hard. The ''Animaniacs'' ride was the best, along with the Classic Nickelodeon-based area.
* Personally, I thought there was no way the MMO version of WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender could possibly capture the feel and humor of the original while still presenting a compelling gaming experience, particularly after the disaster that was the movie. I was wrong. The 9 new bending types fit seamlessly into the mythology, to the point it's hard to remember a time the setting didn't have radiation benders, astronomy benders, or glamor benders. A triumph of gameplay and storytelling.
* When Creator/MichaelBay announced plans for a robot-free Transformers spin-off focusing entirely on Sam Witwicky, there were a lot of doubters, but these days it's hard to find anyone who doesn't agree the man earned his Oscar for Best Director, much less someone who can't quote the famous "taco scene" by heart. The casting just perfect too, from John DiMaggio as the personification of Sam's guilt over surviving the Decepticon internment camps to Maggie Smith as Sam's half-Maximal wife from the future.
* I am completely addicted to the new ''MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'' show on Creator/CartoonNetwork! It's so girly, but you know what? I don't care! The characters are unique and memorable(my favorite is [[{{Metalhead}} Pluto]], but [[GenkiGirl Mars]] is a total riot and the relationship between [[TheWoobie the Moon]] and [[ParentalNeglect Mother Earth]] is [[TearJerker heartbreaking]]), the action is crazy fun, the writing and humor is top notch as usual, and the music is amazing, from the [[EarWorm incredibly catchy theme song]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome to the badass score!]] I don't wanna spoil some of the real good lines for you, but the show is almost as [[MemeticMutation insanely quotable as]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]], LaurenFaust's other big hit show. You can watch the whole Season 1 on Youtube and I, personally, cannot wait for Season 2.
** Oh, and speaking of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, I just came back from a few years in the future(I made a bet with my friends. I lost.) and I saw the movie based on the show. Releasing a MyLittlePony in theaters might have been a risky choice in the wrong hands, but a combination of the internet's efforts to spread the word about it and [[DoingItForTheArt the team working on it actually trying to make a good movie]] made it a huge success! I don't wanna spoil the plot any, but I will tell you this: They really used their use of flash animation to their advantage, [[SceneryPorn resulting in some surprisingly gorgeous backdrops and a lot of attention to detail]]. And don't even get me started on the soundtrack! [[EarWorm I was humming over half the songs in the movie when it was done]]. Daniel Ingram really knows his stuff! And besides that, the movie is fill to the brim with adventure, action, comedy, and even some darker elements too. Everything that made the show so amazing and more is in this movie. Kids can enjoy it too, but I think the people making this movie truly made it for [[PeripheryDemographic us]], even going so far as to include a few callbacks to the fandom and even the original series(though nothing too fanservice-y). I can't wait to see it again in [[NoEndorHolocaust 2013]]!
* Naturally, we all had our doubts abou the ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' movie, considering how long the gap between the series and film was, but boy, were we wrong! This is easily one of the funniest films of the year, and just might end up breaking through the ComedyGhetto and win Best Picture. Pretty much every single line is bound to end up insanely quotable, but my personal favorite moments would have to be:
** Buster having a shootout with that group of trained seals, thwarting the bank robbery and finally getting his revenge for his hand;
** George-Michael falling off a cliff, only to be saved by falling through the roof of the ''C-Word'' and landing on top of George Sr.;
** That revelation of what the Funkes have been up to for the past several months (no sense in spoiling it, it's just too damned funny)
* When I heard adult swim would be buying one disney property I would have guessed DonaldDuck or MickeyMouse so was very suprised that they had bought......''Recess''. I was very sceptical as to how adult swim would treat the show and when I was getting ready to watch the premier I was about to cry ruined forever until I saw the theme, an incredible ThrashMetal remake of the original opening that signified I was watching the mature, even better version. Basically it's set in the 6th grade with the Gang having changed after "taking the 5th grade" (Randall and Ashley A had a HeelFaceTurn while Vince had a FaceHeelTurn) in a NoodleIncident called "The Rewrite" With Tj now "King of the Playground" the Gang are now "Agents of playground". The humor has got ranchier don't get me wrong but there's still enough of the originals charm to keep the show's wholesome tone, which has the effect of makeing the Rude stuff even funnier and Tj's obsessive crush on Spinelli makes a hilarious TakeThat to Tj\Spinelli shipper's. Have I mentioned it's better than the original?
* Despite fan threats and scattered film-critic strikes, the live-action ''[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder All-Star Batman & Robin]]'' movie has been green-lighted. Leaked photos of Adam Carolla and Christopher Mintz-Plasse threaten to make everyone forget ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' ... nipples, it turns out, aren't the worst anatomical feature one can replicate in latex and kevlar.
* Just came back from 20 years in the future ó ''Series/DoctorWho'' is still on the air and still a high-quality production, but the Doctor's been long since dead. His GrandFinale holds the record for the most watched program in British television history, mainly since it was 1) the finale of that series and 2) the killing blow came '''out of nowhere''' with '''no''' hints in previous stories resulting in 3) a ton and a half of phone calls and "[[BigWhat WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?]]" forum posts meant audience numbers jumped astronomically once it started going around. The closing moments were a funeral in the Rose Garden, attended only by the Doctor's last two companions.
** It left any ''Who'' fan worth their salt in tears for months and caused a great many rumors as to whether the show would continue (eventually debunked; see below), what the Doctor whispered to Christine (his ''dying words''), and whether the Doctor had actually died (some believing Eleven's "507 regenerations" comment in that ''Sarah Jane Adventures'' episode was a legit statement, and despite him being cremated per Gallifreyan law as the TARDIS databank explained to said companions). On ThisVeryWiki, the WildMassGuessing page for ''Who'' got '''three subpages''' dedicated solely to the theories that started bouncing around.
** The show returned the following year amid tons of secrecy (the only proof it was coming back was '''one''' teaser promo consisting solely of the logo and the date it was going to return, posted on the official BBC Website/YouTube channel well after AprilFoolsDay) with a cold open: Christine and the other companion at the TARDIS controls; this sequence ran about five minutes, as it dealt with the weight of everything sinking in (this was right after the end of last series) and the explanation: [[spoiler:Christine became the Fourteenth Doctor]].
** Things continued in this manner for another three-and-a-bit series (two years in-universe) before Christine was [[spoiler:killed by the Daleks]], which sent the male companion into an UnstoppableRage. Next episode, [[spoiler:the Doctor wakes up in the console room in Christine's clothes, then soon discovers he's changed again. And you can tell he's not saying that to convince himself, he actually ''believes'' he's regenerated for the fourteenth time]]. WordOfGod says (in comparing it to [[spoiler:what happened to Jackson Lake in "The Next Doctor"]]) that the traumatic events [[spoiler:fragmented the new Doctor's memories of it to the point where the remainder made him believe he '''was''' Christine, with the new body being a subconscious remembrance of her/his companion who (according to the fragmented memories) had died]]. A very well-done, clever, and heartwrenching scene.
** The Fifteenth incarnation remains the current one, and has since acquired a few companions. I nearly fell out of my holochair when I first saw him, though: ''[[spoiler:he looks like '''me]]!''''' [[FlatWhat What.]]
* For fans of anime and TheSilentEra (and {{Surrealism}}), I have [[TwoWords three words]] for you: ''[[Film/UnChienAndalou Un Chien]] [[Literature/ADogOfFlanders Flandrais]]''.
* I absolutely LOVED the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' anime series! It not only adapts the games faithfully (with the ''Klonoa 2'' adaptation being especially good), but it expands upon scenes from the games, including the backstories. I knew Lolo went through crap from the pristesses, but never thought one actually bullied her! You can't help but feel bad for the poor girl! They also made the battles even more extensive Klonoa's battle with the King of Sorrow was particularly a MomentOfAwesome. The animation is pretty sweet, too! Check it out if you can!
* ''The Hub'' announcing a CrossThrough between ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', and ''GIJoeRenegades'' had some strange responses through the fanbase, most thought it was a horrible idea, others thought to give it a chance with the high quality of all the shows named... The latter proved to be right, as the CrossThrough was well-done given the threats of the universes swapping, mostly because they're generally {{Outside Context Villain}}s, the Autobots teaming up with MECH, having to fight Cobra Commander (and unlike in "Too Human", ''his organization appears too''), the Joes having to deal with Discord, and the Mane cast having to deal with ''Unicron the Destroyer''. Hope that CrossOver sequel film coming soon manages to one-up it!
* The ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' Anime is... Weird. But in a [[SoBadItsGood good way]].
* They finally made an abridged version of TheTwilightSaga, all in a single book. This book takes most of the important parts of the novels, removes the {{Padding}}, and changes a few details to be more accurate with the real world. Remember [[spoiler:Renesmee]]? She doesn't exist in this version of the saga! This and other factors (such as making [[MarySue Bella Swan]] and [[GaryStu Edward Cullen]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap more likeable characters]] by keeping the positive aspects and giving them actual, legitamate flaws, as well as adding the fact that they are now concerned for people other than themselve) make this a [[AdaptationDistillation better story than the original books and the movies.]] Plus: A [[FunnyMoments hilarious]] afterword with the author of this abridged version complaining that he had to practically ''beg'' StephenieMeyer to let him abridge the novels into a single one. It's gotten so popular that there are talks of a film version of this! For those who originally hated Twilight, you should check this out and see what the original books ''should have been''!
* When I first heard that [[Creator/CartoonNetwork CN]], Nickelodeon, TheHub and [[DisneyChannel Disney]] were going to make a collaboration together [[MegaCrossover with every character from their histories]] appearing with each other, my first thought was that this was going to be a [[EpicFail horrible clusterf***]]. Then, I sat down and watched an episode and I couldn't have been more wrong! Granted, I thought that the main story was pretty silly (really, they couldn't have thought of a better storyline than a tournament between the companies' main shows?), the interesting and realistic interactions between the characters, the ''[[SceneryPorn beautiful animation]]'', the awesome CN vs. Nick subplot, and the many cameos from other shows from other companies (how did they get the characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' to appear?) is what really made the show for me. It has become a major ratings hit, it has been greenlighted for a second and third season, and a game is planned for release on all major platforms ([[HolyShitQuotient developed by]] [[MortalKombat NetherRealm Studios]]).
* You'd never think that a licensed game based based on ''MyLittlePony'' [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames would be good]], and you'd be right - in the case of the Game Boy Advance and DS titles. The new ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship Is Magic]]'' {{Metroidvania}} on the 3DS, though... wow. It's exactly what you'd expect a game of ''[=FiM=]'' to be like - it's got appeal to both little kids of both genders and the older crowd, with adjustable difficulty levels ranging from unsurprisingly easy to NintendoHard and tons of [[ContinuityNod Continuity]] and {{Fandom Nod}}s. And since it's developed by {{Konami}}, it feels like it stepped right out of the '90s.
* When Gainax picked up the licensing, for Stretch Panic, I nealy cried. When I finally saw the trailer, I let the tears of joy flow freely. The animation is beautiful, faithful to the game, but with Hiroyuki Imaishi's own flair. From the looks it's a deconstruction of the normal kid taken to a strange land to save their friends/siblings plot. Giving the Scarf, now Hipparu, a voice was a nice touch, as well as giving him and Linda an interesting dynamic. The entire score if one big Crowning Music of Awesome, expanding on the games sound track, along with some nice original stuff. I can't wait for it to come out in Fall of 2012.
* Did you ''see'' the fight on Spire in the movie of ''{{Myst}}: The Book of Calam''? And then Yeesha's WhatHaveIDone was perfect.
* How did the BBC construct such convincing virtual versions of Hartnell, Troughton, and Pertwee for Thete's farewell message to Susan after the Thirteenth Doctor died? That message, of all thirteen Doctors, was so heart-wrenching and so like each and every one of them. And ''Susan Who'' looks to be off to a really good start. Nice CallBack to ''Marco Polo'', too.
* I loved the episode of {{Daria}} where they remove the brain tumour and showed he recover, she was completely normal by the end of the ep!
* Did anyone see the new ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode were Rarity got pregnant with Spike's child? It sounds [[{{Squick}} squicky]], but it was fun to watch. Especially the part where Spike ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fights off a giant spider]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to protect his pregnant lover]], and that [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome song]] Spike and Rarity sang to each other after Rarity gave birth, that was both [[EarWorm catchy]] and [[TearJerker sad]] at the same time. Also, the twist ending, [[spoiler:where it reveals that Applejack is pregnant too]].
* You know, I was afraid when I heard that Disney was taking the implied crossovers with several of their tv series and fully making it real. WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}, AmericanDragonJakeLong, WesternAnimation/KimPossible, TheProudFamily, and LiloAndStitchTheSeries all getting a MegaCrossover movie was a daring move that could have been a disaster. But it couldn't have turned out better! Having Kim going to TJ and co's school, where Penny is the NewTransferStudent, to discuss what being a real hero is about was a curious move, but it can't be denied that the [[spoiler:Lorwardian full-scale invasion]] shook things up. That drew them all into the plot with the resulting abductions, which swept up Penny, TJ, Gretchen, etc with Kim. From there, having the [[spoiler:masters of the various Zodiac powers, such as Ron with the MMP and the Dragon Council members with Jake helping out, combining efforts with the United Galactic Federation, Stitch's cousins, and the various WesternAnimation/KimPossible villains and heroes to stop it]] was PHENOMENAL! The only thing that could have made it better was if there was a bit more classic comedy, such as Ron losing his pants, and if the WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} crew and Penny had more of a role than going around [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo pushing]] all the [[BigRedButton big red buttons]] they could find.
* Sure it's more sitcomish than I expected, but that new ''KaBlam'' spin-off focusing only on Henry and June and their friends is awesome. It's like ''TheWeekenders'' meets ''MickeyMouseWorks''. My only complaint is about how Henry and June have new voice actors (Danny Cooksey and AshleyJohnson), but they're not that bad. My favorite episode so far is "Plane and Agony", where the duo are about to go to Disney World (Well, at least a CaptainErsatz of it) in Florida, but board the wrong plane and once they end up at the (wrong) airport, they have to wait two days for their flight back to New York. Naturally, June blames this one on Henry, though it was her fault in the first place for putting the Florida tickets next to someone else's tickets and grabbing the wrong ones. The animation has also cleaned up and improved ''a lot'' since ''KaBlam'' ended in 2000.
** And the show just got what seems to be the first WhamEpisode: "June Wants a Mom". It's revealed that [[spoiler: June's mom died in a car accident when she was two]] when Henry asks what happened to her on the aniversary of the day (not knowing beforhand). It was amazingly written, and a huge TearJerker.
* The new ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' spin-off, ''Study Hall'' is amazing. Disney did a great job of not wanting to mix it up with their tweeny fare on DisneyChannel and put it on ABC in primetime. The humor is also intended for a somewhat older audience, but not by too much (usually TV-G and TV-PG for one or two episodes). Plus, they got the entire cast back to play their characters. The idea of putting the main six in high school was great, and didn't lose the humor or charm the first series had. But it wasn't just the voices, but the entire writing crew has returned, as well as the art crew. The main six look awesome as teenagers, and T.J. [[HeIsAllGrownUp grew up well]]. The best episode so far is "That Glorious, Beautiful Stinking Feeling", when [[spoiler: Spinelli and T.J. admit their love for each other]]. I'm dissapointed that it's only going to have four seasons (starting with the gang's freshman year and ending with their senior year, roughly 2002 to 2006), but at least that'll keep the show from going on too long and becoming stale.
* HBO has finally broken into the animation field for its next prestige series. Under the guiding hand of Producer Brad Bird, ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' is being hailed for its visual stylishness, literate scripts, and understatedly adult humor. In possibly related news, locals report the cessation of "subterranean spinning noises" at cartoonist Will Eisner's grave (first reported around the Frank Miller movie's release date).
* When I heard that Disney would be dubbing ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and it's specials and movies, I was a bit skeptical. But when I realized that 1. There were no cuts or edits, 2. All the dialog and names were left the same, and 3. The voices were nice, I was more than happy. The voices are amazing. Even if some of them come from Disney shows, they do a great job. We've got Kath Soucie as Usagi/Sailor Moon, Ashley Johnson as Ami/Sailor Mercury (no wonder why Ami sounded so much like [[BenTenAlienForce Gwen Tennyson]]!), Christy Carlson Romano as Rei/Sailor Mars, Melissa Joan Hart as Makoto/Sailor Jupiter, Ashley Tisdale as Minako/Sailor Venus, Allyson Stoner as Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon, and for the cats, we have Allyce Beasley as Luna and Jason Marsden as Artemis (and thanks to that, I'm a furry for him now). Haven't heard the outer senshi yet (we're still in the middle of ''Sailor Moon R''), but I've heard rumors about Olivia Olsen playing Haruka/Sailor Uranus. I need to check who played Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask again. Oh, and since Disney's behind this, the quotent is filled for having a character voiced by April Winchell: she plays Usagi's mom.
** And the no edits thing? This is going to apply to Haruka and Michiru's relationship. ''And'' the final season's going to be dubbed!
* I just picked up my copy of the ''{{Doug}}'' manga, which has just been translated into English. And...wow. It surprisingly, has a Shojo edge to it, and it really works. The art style is really cute. And while Doug was {{Adorkable}} in the original series, now he's ''more'' adorkable and pretty freakin` {{Moe}}. Actually, it's a mix between both series, to please both sides of the fanbase. Volumes 1 to 5 are going to cover what was in the Nickelodeon series, while the volumes after that are going to cover what was in the Disney series and beyond. So the manga's even going to cover what happens ''after'' the events of the final episode. If you're a longtime fan of the show, pick up a copy. And an anime's on the way.
* And speaking of the ''Doug'' manga, ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' just got one as well. Unlike the ''Doug'' manga, this one is four-panel and ''much'' more crazy, plus, it's shonen. Like the series it's based on, it follows the kids and their adventures, just it's a little more like ''LuckyStar'' and ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', [[RecycledInSpace but with more boys]]. There are a few differences, such as how Miss Grotke's less of a HippieTeacher and more of a childish ChristmasCake, some stuff is a bit more localized for Japanese markets, and it's a bit more non sequiter, but it's still pretty hilarious.
*** And from the same mangaka, a ''PepperAnn'' manga's coming.
* I'm so happy that TheDisneyAfternoon section at Disneyland came back, plus it's being added to Disney World. And OneSaturdayMorning's going to get it's own area too, to commemorate the block's fifteenth aniversary.
** And it looks like Disney World scrapped their plans for Storybook Circus, and they'll be rebuilding Toon Town, ''including the Disneyland exclusve rides!'' This even includes a replica of the HouseOfMouse, where you can view ClassicDisneyShorts and shorts from ''MickeyMouseWorks''!
* Remember VideoGame/EarthwormJim? Remember the first two games that were [[SoCoolItsAwesome excellent]], with great designs and funny humor? Then we got [[SarcasmMode masterpieces]] like ''[[PolygonCeiling Earthworm Jim 3D]]'', and ''Menace 2 the Galaxy''. Well Jim is back, and his new adventure takes all the stuff that made the first two brilliant and made them better! This game takes place not too long after ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim 2'', but [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignores]] the last two, with Jim having to save Princess What's-Her-Name [[HereWeGoAgain yet again]]! This time, however, he will have to go through worlds that are...[[MindScrew interesting]], to say the least. The game is not only a worthy followup, but to make this news even better, DougTenNapel actually helped work on the game! You should get Jim's triumphant reteurn if you want a '''worthy''' sequel to the games!
* The moment a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' live action movie, I died a little inside, when I saw it, '''''LIFE WAS GLORIOUS!''''', The story was perfect, they didn't cram in too much in but didn't cut too much out (All they cut out was that stupid "Orihime's brother" story that no one likes) and the casting, ''my god'' the casting, BenedictCumberbatch as Ichigo, SaoirseRonan as Rukia, Creator/OrlandoBloom as Uryu, Creator/EvannaLynch as Orihime and that new guy who they brought in to play Chad, he's gonna have a promising career, and the cliffhanger teaser ending with the captains, MY GOD! Creator/RobertDowneyJr as Shunsui, MarkWahlberg as Ukitake, Micheal Gambon as Yamamoto and ''[[PlayingAgainstType DAVID FREAKING TENNANT]] as Aizen!''
* After Julie Taymor's snoozefest, critics have wondered if any filmmaker has what it takes to capture the essence of the Bard's ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''. Creator/{{Troma}} to the freaking rescue. Toxie gets an early cameo (as Bassianus), and so does one of the studio's most [[ShoutOut notorious]] [[GagPenis props]] during the final banquet scene.
* The ''GilligansIsland'' live-action movie? Very stupid. Casting Kevin Nealon and Amy Poehler as the Howells? Very smart.
* The six-part OVA anime adaption of ''Gundam F90''? With real footage of Mars used for the background of some of the battles?! Not to mention the ED being done by Motorhead!
* Everyone likes to compare and mash up ''{{Evangelion}}'' and ''ANime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. In that case, we've added a dash of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' to get ''Madoka's Nightmare Cataclysm''.
** "Hey KYUBEY! STOP Skullf***ing Homura YOU BASTARD!!!"
* If you are a fan of the Toei live-action Spider-Man show, you'll love Toei's version of the Fantastic Four from 1975! The series features space scientist Ren Ryoushi, who takes his friends (SDF pilot Hikaru Majime, Ren's girlfriend Eriko and her 10-year-old brother (!) Jun) on a test-run of his new anti-gravity propelled rocket-ship. Hilarity ensues. The somewhat cheesy concept of a family-like team was more palatable with Japanese characters, and it's amazing how effective the stories were. The series was also notable for its serious portrayal of Doctor Doom, as a Samurai armor and gas mask clad WWII veteran who was based somewhat on Yukio Mishima, and voiced by none other than Toshiro Mifune! The effects are laughable (the long arms and legs on Ren especially; they only had him extend his neck once, and the scene is so hilarious than the trick was never tried again), and the human torch is obviously a flaming wooden doll. However the makeup for The Thing was especially good, and was an influence on the costumes of villains in the upcoming Super Sentai series. The series was pulled after 14 episodes due to low ratings, but Word of God states that the next few episodes would've led into the introduction of Galactus!
* Just came back from another trip to an alternate dimesion, and I would like to say what I saw this time! In this world, to promote ''KidIcarusUprising'', they had sold various manga books, from the game's writers that focus on each of the characters. While they weren't masterpieces by any stretch of the imagination, they were pretty good, and showed some very interesting things about the characters. However, they would later hire someone, who was a writer and an artist not involved with the games, to focus on Pit and Viridi, whom the latter [[TheScrappy is not particularly well-liked]], working together and hanging out (beginning to get along more). He admitted to never having played ''Uprising'', which this is supposed to tie to, or any of the other games, even. Upon hearing that, I had feared it would be the ''KidIcarus'' version of ''Literature/MassEffectDeception'', what with its ContinuitySnarl, having one character [[ThrowingOffTheDIsability throw off the autism]] and other issues, and expected [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible the worst]]. I was pleasently surprised at what I found, for not only was it much better than the other books, but it was very respectful to {{Canon}}. It was actually kind of refreshing to see Pit and Viridi's banter being used for further CharacterDevelopment, getting closer to one another, and the fight scenes in their battle against a new enemy (can't spoil, his identity is a secret until this point) were beutifully drawn. I had a little tear in my eye, and then the forword after the story has the author being very happy that Creator/{{Nintendo}} gave him the time he needed to research the world and wonders if he did a good job. He certainly did! If you can find it, please read it! You won't regret it!
* Following the advance screenings, three out of five critics agree: ''[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-701 The Hanged King's Tragedy]]'' was a triumph, and 100% worth bringing to the big screen. (For some reason, the other two out of five aren't picking up their phones.)
* The episode of ''Madmen'' where Don's brother John crashes at this place, and brings along his friends the two Steves.
* Now, while my opinion on the webcomic is...[[SeasonalRot less]] [[JumpingTheShark chari]][[FirstAndTenSyndrome table]] than most other people's, I knew I would be watching ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}: the Animated Series'' [[JustHereForGodzilla solely for]] JamesRolfe as the voice of Karkat. And what did I know, it's a perfect match. The role is similar enough to WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd for James to be in his element, and it's a treat to see him essentially playing the Nerd in a new context. What's even better is how they wrote in some brilliant {{Actor Allusion}}s to James's previous role - I was laughing my head off when he called John a miserable shitload of fuck, and best of all, they're in-character enough to not feel out of place. Overall, seeing James definitely made up for everything else that ruined the comic for me.
** I'm more impressed with Music/WeirdAlYankovic's performance as Gamzee, myself. The way he plays it is ''downright hilarious''. Overall, the way they got all the actors from such different backgrounds together to play the parts that fit them perfectly is nothing short of an achievement in casting.
* A ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' / ''JohnnyBravo'' Xover where Red Guy rapes Johnny Bravo
* Hey guys! Just got back from five years in the future! You're never gonna believe it--''VideoGame/MegaMan 11''! And they brought back the Stardroids from the fifth Game Boy game--in an official title. Best yet, it's in effing 3D. 3D PLATFORMING ACTION!
* I sure enjoyed those direct-to-video movies Marvel made about the Heroes for Hire and the Guardians of the Galaxy, in response to the positive reception of their respective guest spots on ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. The Heroes for Hire movie, in particular, serves as a great throwback to 1970s buddy cop stories. If you became one of the unfortunate many to have not seen ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'', don't worry, the scripts of these movies don't rely too strongly on foreknowledge of that show. Of course, none of those movies have anything on ''The Avengers: To End in Flames'', the video in which the Avengers finally defeat Surtur.
* The ''[[Film/TheRocketeer Rocketeer]]'' cartoon on DisneyXD sure provides a swell time, especially since Bill Campbell reprised his role of Cliff Secord. The episode where Cliff teamed up with Captain America and Bucky Barnes particularly blew my mind.
* I'm not a huge fan of the DC reboot, but I really like where they've taken ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld''. The writers jettisoned the excessive dark edginess that the original series degenerated into and, mercifully, returned to all-ages MagicalGirl high fantasy. Admittedly, the strong WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic influence can be a bit disconcerting at first if you were expecting the more serious tone and art style of the original maxi-series, but it's quite charming one you get used to it, and the writing is good enough to be engaging for adult audiences as well as preteens.
* I know it was a controversial casting choice, but in my opinion TildaSwinton made the best Franchise/SherlockHolmes since Creator/JeremyBrett. Her Holmes is aloof, brilliant, understatedly sexually ambiguous, eccentrically charismatic, subtly damaged, and just a bit mad. And the Watson they have playing opposite her is ''perfect''.
* I just came back from an alternate universe, and I must say, Jeremy Brett's [[OneSceneWonder cameo]] as the Holmes brothers' father in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' was ''outstanding'', even in a series that, in general, is wonderfully cast.
* While TelltaleGames has had a hit-and-miss history with episodic adventure games [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames based on licensed properties]], their game adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (titled ''Adventures in Harmony'') is definitely a hit! Six episodes, each focusing on a member of the Mane Six, with all the charm and clever writing of the series at its best. I like how they managed to give each of the characters a unique trick (Pinkie's "Pinkie Sense", Rainbow Dash's speed, Twilight Sparkle's magic) without making it feel too gimmicky. Plus the puzzles and challenges are perfectly balanced to test kids and adults alike.
* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' movie is wonderful proof that not all VideoGameMoviesSuck. The backstories for the characters are just perfect, no prior knowledge of the game is needed to enjoy it, and, while slightly changing the physical appearances of the BLU team was controversial at first, the new designs seem to have been accepted by the fandom. All in all, highly recommended.
* Hey there, I'm just back from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, feeling great after having played Kingdom Hearts 3. It was awesome. You start out playing as Riku as he travels around the worlds alongside Donald and Goofy, completing their plots (which are now integral to the main one because each world you visit gives Riku a hint about Aqua, Terra and Ventus' locations). It's really funny to see Riku interact with Donald and Goofy. In each world, you will encounter one of the members of the True Organization XIII as the bosses, as well as the (small) possibility of encountering any member in a short random battle. However, [[spoiler:none of them is KilledOffForReal until the final world.]] Brand new Limit attacks are added. I loved the final battle [[spoiler:or, should I say, war, in which the Seven Guardians of Light face the whole Organization XIII at the same time, and it's fully playable.]] However, my favorite part of the game was the Holodeck, which allowed you to replay the Boss Battles, and it only gets better after the Clear Save, as it allows you to fight many bosses at the same time, choosing your party members, and also allows you to fight against many {{Mooks}}, you choose the quantity and the kind, including the now returned Behemoth, as well as Darksides and Twilight Thorns which, at the endgame become Mooks.
* Derek Forester was... just a ''fantastic'' series. The third book, In the Realm of the Mortakka'ar, was especially great.
* And I'm [[RunningGag back again]]! I've just read a remake of ''ComicBook/NovasAventurasDeMegaman'' (the original version {{NSFW}}), and I must say, it is [[AdaptationDistillation MUCH better than the original]]! The basic plot and the good ideas are still there, but [[LighterAndSofter the blood, nudity and creepy undertones are gone]], the writing is much more consistent, the characters act more like their {{Canon}} selves, the artwork is better, and it's much more faithful to the games. And while there is still that vibe that the writers love the female characters (most notably Roll), even that is handled better than it originally was. Not to mention that while the main villains still kidnap homeless people (though not girls specifically this time), and turn them into cyborgs, they handled it much more effectively, and made it so that we don't see the operations while still doing enough to show that they are quite brutal. This story was also made in to an eight issue limited series, and actually has a conclusion, which was a [[EarnYourHappyEnding well-earned happy ending]]. My overall verdict: they not only made the story ''readable'', but this version stands alongside ''Manga/MegaManMegamix'' and ''[[ComicBook/MegaMan Archie Mega Man]]'' as one of the best adaptations of the franchise ''ever''. [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] that one of the worst adaptations of ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' served as a basis for one of the best, isn't it?
* In a groundbreaking East-West collaboration, Isao Takahata and Ralph Bakshi have finally brought an animated ''BloodMeridian'' to the big screen. The good news: this was the one way the book ever could have been successfully adapted, and the results are genius. The bad news: the results are too traumatizing to really permit ever moving or eating again once you've seen it. Someone call my next of kin and tell them to retrieve my body sometime next month.
* Oh my god, just came back from watching the ''Animaniacs'' movie. They got all of the cast back and most of the crew to do a live action/animated movie in the vein of ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. It was full of humor and the dirty jokes the show was known for, along with some great Character Development of some of the characters in Animaniacs canon. The BigBad was also amazing and he got an epic villain song called "Pulling the Strings". Still stuck in my head. And then there was TheReveal.....oh MAN. I'm not gonna spoil it but I can't believe they got away with it in a PG-rated movie.
* Just came back from this alternative universe where {{VideoGame/Snapshot}} was a game from the 80's, and it had a movie adaptation. It can be described as Short Circit meets Electric Dreams meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PIC was animated) meets [[BuffySpeak those stories were the guy gets transformed into something else and hilarity ensues]]. I was a little skeptical at first (the premise was that a photographer/robot creator named Peter got turned into PIC thanks to lighting, and it was a romantic comedy), but the plot was well scripted, the jokes were funny, and the characters were well written. Also, that premise problem is solved when it turns out that [[spoiler: Peter never existed, and was the result of PIC getting his memories mixed with the Jerk Jock and the random employee we thought was Peter at first (also, he gets the girl in the end).]] Also, this seemed to be the universe where "Together in Electric Dreams" came from this movie. And it's awesome.
* Just made it back from the alternate universe where Marvel had the guts to retcon One More Day. The way they did it was just masterful and even managed to rescue the original storyline from the Scrappy heap!
* The ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' movie directed by Creator/GuillermoDelToro was pretty cool. It combined live-action with CGI characters that were performed through motion capture. The story, which was based largely on the first season, was well-written and matched the tone of the original cartoon.
* Finally got ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed III'' , and boy, it's ''awesome''. Maybe the story isn't as good as the first one, but definitely an improvement over the sequel. However, the best part is the gameplay: while Starkiller's moveset is more or less the same, you also get to play as other characters, like Rahm Kota, PROXY, Juno Eclipse (her segments play more like Franchise/MetalGear game, since it's more about stealth, but they're still fun), and for one level you play as freaking [[spoiler: YODA!]]. The boss fights are much fun now, especially the one against Darth Vader and Boba Fett together (The Dark Apprentice boss fight is great too, but for many it will be ThatOneBoss). The ending where [[spoiler: Starkiller is sent back in time to the age of the Old Republic]] caused some serious InternetBackdraft, but I think it was a cool twist, plus it justifies Starkiller's absence in the movies.
* [[HarryPotterAndTheNatural20 Milo]] and Anything. [[note]](''Not'' Milo and MyImmortal, unless it's "Milo kills Voxelmort and Enoby. Hilariously." I'd read that.)[[/note]] Basically anything. For example:
** Milo and the [[FanFic/HPMoR Methods of Munchkinry]]. "Even a Horcrux can't survive being Polymorphed into positrons."
** The Munchkin [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings of Ring-Melting]]. Milo kills the Watcher in the Water, and wishes he could have killed the Balrog.
** Munchkin of [[Literature/DeltoraQuest Deltora]]: "What? The entire land is a cursed object?!? Break Curse!!!"
** Mistborn: [[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy The Final Adventurer]]: aka, five-way SnarkToSnarkCombat across two universes, with a side-order of [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu challenging]] [[GodOfEvil Ruin]].
** Milo vs. Evangelion: Oh, horror - he'd actually have to go through CharacterDevelopment to help the other characters through the emotional turmoil!
** Dovahkiin [[FanficRecs/TheElderScrolls Quest +Milo]]: Basically Milo, Dovahkiin from Dovahkiin Quest Redux, and possibly ChaoticNeutral![[Literature/HarryPotter Harry]] from The Havoc Side of the Force. Two are self-aware characters, all three are powerful, snarky, morally grey characters. HilarityEnsues. Preferably, drop them somewhere with an infinite supply of ever-more-powerful enemies for them to pound into dust ({{MoneySpider}}s would be nice...). Or, in a comedy...
** Dungeon [[FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi Keeper Milo]]: Short-term: Level-grind. Oh, and try to figure out why dwarves like alcohol. Long-term: The Dark Gods have stolen my soul. [[LeaveNoSurvivors Kill them all]].
** Anime/SwordArtOnline +5: In a world of swords... a glitch just dropped a Wizard. EveryoneLives (except 1/10th as many NPC humans; even [[spoiler: Heathcliff]] lives, imprisoned in Milo and [[spoiler: Yui]]'s personal computer pocket dimension. ([[CodZilla And Milo figures out how to conjure infinite stuff with dimensional travel.]])
* Creator/EdgarWright and Creator/TerryGillam's 4-part ''Literature/GoodOmens'' miniseries. It's really great to see Creator/BenedictCumberbatch getting the chance to show his talent for comedy as the stuffy, neurotic Aziraphale, and his chemistry with Creator/DavidTennant's Crowley is absolutely incredible. Creator/SimonPegg and Creator/NickFrost steal every scene they're in as the demons Hastur and Ligur, but at the same time the series does justice to the quiet, more tender moments from the book as well. The relationship between Adam, the reluctant antichrist, and his father (Creator/MartinFreeman) is really well developed and sweet.
** Not to mention the video blogs and DVD extras showing all the on-set shenanigans the cast got up to during production. Well worth the watch if you have an extra three hours to spare. Pegg, Frost and Freeman teaming up to prank the rest of the cast members was just priceless.
* Now for yet another trip into an alternate dimension; I enjoyed the new ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' game for Nintendo3DS. It has all the stuff you came to love about the games, but you no longer have to wait for opportunities to get a Perfect on each mini game. Not enough? Okay, how about the fact that there are so many new features that it feels like a true sequel rather than an UpdatedRerelease of previous games. Still not enough? Then how about the fact that it has ''Rhythm Tengoku'', the first game in the series, [[EmbeddedPrecursor in there as an unlockable]]. Officially translated to boot, thus finally averting NoExportForYou! For fans of the series, this is a MUST!
* Does anyone else remember that little {{Animesque}} spinoff of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' called ''Hiroes''? You'd think a show with a PunnyName like that would be ridiculous - especially with the TimeyWimeyBall bouncing around due to RuleOfFunny and Creator/MasiOka spending half each episode TalkingToHimself (hiring the original actor instead of a sound-alike was a stroke of genius) due to the multiple [[TitleDrop Hiroes]] from different years meeting up to solve problems - but somehow the whole thing just '''worked'''. And the finale in which they [[spoiler:figured out how to split the timeline so Old!Charlie wouldn't lose her children and grandchildren but Present!Charlie could go off on all sorts of time-traveling adventures with Hiro ala ''Film/BackToTheFuture III'']] was one big CrowningMomentOfAwesome with a heaping side of CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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