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Ten Anime Series You Should See Before You Die

Ten Anime Series You Should See Before You Die
First off I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that read my list of ten anime films you should see before you die—the response has been phenomenal—not just the number of people who read it, but also those who took the time out to get involved in the following discussion. Some people loved my selections, some people thought I was well off the mark, but it was clear that there was no way I was going to be able to avoid putting together another list, this time of TV series. It has been a far harder list to compile. Not only because of the vast selection to choose from, but also because I knew from the start that I would be leaving out some shows that a lot of people hold very dear. As such, I hope that at least some of you will read the next paragraph first before scrolling down the list to see what is missing and getting upset. Cowboy Bebop (1998) - 26 episodes Paranoia Agent (2004) - 13 episodes Gunslinger Girl (2003) - 13 episodes Future Boy Conan (1978) - 26 episodes

Year In Review: The 11 Best Short Films of 2011 Over the course of the year, curating the Short Film of the Day feature has given me a deep and affecting appreciation of the art form. Before, I hadn’t given much thought to the little bastards, but the truth is that they are incredibly versatile and representative of the boundaries that film can break. They can be jokes told well or human dramas driven home. They can be a perfect bite or demand to be expanded into a full meal. They can feel classic or break out into the long, strange realm of experimentation. They are so much more than movies with short runtimes. There’s one difficulty in judging them, though. The other (small) problem is that sometimes short films spend a long time touring festivals and otherwise being unavailable online. 11. In this sweetly dark comedy from writer/director Bradley Jackson features Ralph Winston (Keir O’Donnell) as a children’s party clown who has never cried in his entire life. 10. 9. 8. Absurdity lives. 7. 6. Spike Jonze.

Ten Anime Films You Should See Before You Die One of the most surprising, and gratifying, things that has happened since I started my blog, Tim Maughan Books, a year or so ago is the positive feedback I’ve had for the anime reviews—especially from people I know are far from being massive fanboys like myself. It’s gratifying because its part of the reason I started writing them; to try and introduce the medium to people who had never really indulged in it all, at least not past perhaps watching Spirited Away with their kids. The problem is, once you’ve had your first taste, where do you go next? Type ‘anime’ into Google and the results are bewildering, and without a little bit of guidance and a quality filter finding something to watch can be a daunting task. Akira (1988) For many of us in the west, this is the one that started it all. Ghost in the Shell (1995) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) I’ve talked at length elsewhere about how personally important My Neighbour Totoro is to me, so here I’ll try not to gush too much. Porco Rosso (1992)

100 Horror Films Not to Miss! & Fangoria Frightfest So horror junkies lets get injected with the best nail biting films out there! 100. They Live (1988, Directed by John Carpenter) 99. Hostel (2005, Written and Directed by Eli Roth) 98. 97. 96. 95. 94. 93. 92. 91. 90. 89. 88. 87. 86. 85. 84. 83. 82. 81. 80. 79. 78. 77. 76. 75. 74. 73. 72. 71. 70. 69. 68. 67. 66. 65. 64. 63. 62. 61. 60. 59. 58. 57. 56. 55. 54. 53. 52. 51. 50. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33. 28 Days Later (2002, Directed by Danny Boyle) 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

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Movie Guide | Anime Movie Guide Movie Count: 63 Do you have feedback, questions, movie suggestions or review copy offers? You can contact us at contact@animemovieguide.com *protected email* I’ve spent more time than I care to think about watching anime movies in my life thus far. I’ve seen both astoundingly spectacular and horrifically terrible anime movies. To ease the navigation of this guide, here are some anchor links to take you straight to the individual studios: Studio Ghibli | Studio Madhouse | Katsuhiro Otomo | Production I.G. | Makoto Shinkai Shinji Aramaki | Fumihiko Sori | Keiichi Hara | A-1 | Tin House | Studio 4°C | Bones | Brain’s Base Gainax | Shaft | AIT | Square Enix | Gonzo Pre-Ghibli Studio Ghibli was officially formed in 1985. Hayao Miyazaki Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro (ルパン三世 カリオストロの城) A random anime-series film that just so happens to have been co-written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Isao Takahata Gauche the Cellist (1982) Sero Hiki no Goushu (セロ弾きのゴーシュ)

The Best Horror Movies of 2011 [The Top 10 Released and Top 5 Unreleased] 2011 was a really shitty year for horror. There’s no reason to dance around it; it just sucked. Sure, some good movies managed to find release, but not nearly enough. You know it’s been a bad 12 months of genre when it’s a struggle to assemble a Top 10 filled with films that leave any kind of a significant mark– and even then, several are just unreleased films from 2010. But such is the genre these days… The Best Horror Movies of 2011 10. The latest from May director Lucky McKee isn’t for everyone. 9. I’ve taken a lot of flak for defending the hell out of Fright Night, but I’ll take everything the haters have got if it means at least one more person gives this smart, unique remake a shot. 8. Seconds Apart is the most interesting flick After Dark Horror films has ever been involved with. 7. 6. Jee-woon Kim’s I Saw the Devil is one of the most brutal movies you’ll see this or any year. 5. It’s a shame that Undocumented didn’t become the hit it deserved. 4. 3. 2. 1. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 5. 4. 3.

The 15 Best Miramax Films Today, the indie world and the film world at large lost a giant in the field, watching Disney close the doors and turn the lights off on Miramax. As sad a day like today is, and as uncertain as the future is, we can still hold on to the memories. Most of them are now on Blu-ray. Without further tears in our eyes, we’d like to remember Miramax for their 15 Best Films. If you’re like me and Rob Hunter, your rental queue is already full. 15. The Pitch: Even if Rob Hunter doesn’t think Larry Clark’s harsh film about drug and sexual abandon amongst the youth in NYC is well acted, he’s wrong, and the movie is brilliant and challenging. 14. The Pitch: You probably haven’t seen this odd and creepy little flick, but if you have consider yourself one of the lucky few. 13. The Pitch: This film is mostly known for its twist, which is a shame, because the entire film is a thing of beauty. 12. The Pitch: This is the movie that put director Atom Egoyan on the map. 11.

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