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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Radar Replay: “Dragon Ball” the underappreciated beginnings of a cult classic

“Dragon Ball” is possibly one of the most recognizable and beloved anime of all time. Many think of the sequel, “Dragon Ball Z” (DBZ), when referring to the series overall. It’s fast paced action,...

Radar Replay: ‘Heathers,’ a dark twisted take on the high school genre

Courtesy of New World Pictures “Heathers” stands out in the history of Hollywood cinema. Few films go so unapologetically dark as “Heathers.” This is the R-rated “Mean Girls,”...

‘Spaceballs’ the replay

Mel Brooks is without a doubt the big-screen king of spoofs and satire. With classics such as the hilarious western spoof “Blazing Saddles” and his comedic take on classic Hollywood horror “Young Frankenstein,” Mel...

Radar Replay: ‘Transistor’ exemplifies the introspective nature of science fiction

Supergiant Games were coming in hot after their successful debut action role-playing title “Bastion” had won numerous awards and accolades. The pressure of attempting to catch lightning in a bottle again in an artistic...

Radar Replay: The overwhelmingly somber tone in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’ offers...

Courtesy of Nintendo One of the most esteemed video game franchises of all time is no doubt Nintendo’s very own Legend of Zelda series; one that spans over...

Radar Replay: The first two seasons of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ are a perfect...

To fans of the horror genre and Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comic series, Halloween was a very special day to look forward to back in 2010, as the highly-anticipated “The Walking Dead” TV...

Radar Replay: Shaking up the formula: ‘Six of Crows’

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in a stand-alone, young adult duology set in Bardugo’s Grisha Verse. Following the tale of a group of gangsters, “Six of Crows” sees the...

Radar Replay: ‘Saw’ offers compelling storytelling in the slasher film genre with a realistically...

“Saw” stands out above all other horror films for one simple reason alone: Jigsaw. Unlike most horror movie villains, he has no elements of science fiction or fantasy. He cannot die again and again...

Radar Replay: ‘Comet’ is a nuanced, experimental take on the typical rom-com

Romantic comedies are abundant in Hollywood — unfortunately, so much so that they’ve begun to rely on tried-and-true cliches. The typical boy-meets-girl story is so recognizable that in 2019, “Isn’t It Romantic” was dedicated...

‘Pleasantville,’ a deep philosophical take on the fantasy genre

The trapped in TV land trope is one that has been explored many times over in film and television like “Stay Tuned,” “DramaWorld,” “Last Action Hero,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Truman Show,” “Space...