Not sure how to spend your hard-earned yet rapidly-devaluing dollar? Feel like saving up for the future would be a tragic mistake? Well, pilgrim, we’ve got you covered.
First, you’ve got your usual weekly DVD releases. I find myself surprisingly excited by the pending re-release of Robocop — I’ve never actually seen the movie in its entirety, but I suspect it’s going to hold up fairly well to my scrutiny. Its vision of the “future” strikes me as sober and realistic, which is always the least embarrassing sort of cinematic future when you look back a few years down the line.
And then there’s the weekly anime supplement, for which I serve as a gracious host despite the fact that most anime makes me want to punch people in disgust. Of course, so do most movies, but there’s that certain je nais c’est quoi about anime. (That’s French for “stigma,” and it’s a stigma that the medium has visited entirely upon itself. As this week’s column says, “One of the most perplexing things about Japan is that some of the better mainstream anime shows are based on pornographic games and cartoons.”) But hey, whatever. I won’t judge you for your tastes.
Unless you’re one of those people who keeps clicking on Kotaku’s stupid “OMG real life anime-inspired porn!!” entries. In that case, I want to punch you in disgust.
I also kind of want to punch Interpol for their forehead-slapping belief that the fact that you can reverse an application of the Photoshop “Twirl” filter by applying a reversed twirl is some kind of super-secret spy knowledge. Really, hasn’t the entire world known that for like a decade?
Ha, ha, just kidding. I wouldn’t really punch Interpol. That would make me some kind of terrorist.
Please don’t put me on the no-fly list, ECHELON :(