Psycho-Pass

Nerd-base Psycho-Pass

At Anime Boston this year I got a chance to see a lot of anime, but I also missed a lot as well because of time conflicts. One thing I wanted to see, but couldn’t was Psycho-Pass. Once I got home, I immediately remedied that situation.  Psycho-Pass takes place in a dystopian future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person’s mental state, and the probability that a person will commit crimes.  While the story on the surface sounds similar to Minority Report, I think it goes much further than that.

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Anime Boston 2014 Cosplay

Anime Boston 2014 banner

There are a lot of great cosplayers at Anime Boston every year.  I was really impressed by several of them.  There were some bad ones as well, but I rarely ever got that cringe worthy feeling from them.  The photos were taken by Dave Chosid and I.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you want to read about our Anime Boston experiences from this year, you can check them out here.  You can also go back and check out last years Anime Boston cosplay photos as well.

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Anime Boston 2014

Anime Boston 2014 banner

The best anime convention on the east coast has come and gone for another year.  Anime Boston sailed in over the past weekend, and delivered a lot of really good anime series I’m going to have to finish watching.  With the exception of a few hiccups, the staff that runs the convention has created another top notch experience for all involved.

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Making friends again with Veronica Mars

1016471_4055355598685_1451917872_nVeronica Mars is a show that I didn’t really start watching until recently over the last few years.  The name kind of turned me off when it came out.  On the surface it looked like a show that I just wouldn’t appreciate because I was far removed from High School.  I have no problem admitting when I’m wrong, and boy was I wrong.  This show unfortunately was killed off well before it should have, but at least it had 2 really good seasons and one so-so one (Damn you Piz!).  With the modern miracle of crowdfunding we now have a true follow-up to the show.

For many fans, I’m sure lyrics to the TV show’s theme song are a perfect way to describe how they feel about Veronica Mars.  “A long time ago, we used to be friends, but I haven’t thought of you lately at all”.  The movie itself shares the same narrative theme.   The movie starts out with Veronica in NY, having left Neptune after her first year at Hearst College 9 years ago.  Due to reasons I won’t spoil, she travels back to Neptune to help an old friend she hadn’t spoken to that entire time.

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300: Rise of an Empire Rises Above It’s Predecessor

300: Rise of an EmpireGoing into 300: Rise of an Empire, I was a bit skeptical about the movie.  The first 300 movie I saw 3 times in the theater.  The visuals at the time were ground breaking and hadn’t been seen before.  The fight sequences felt like something out of Asian cinema, with its gore and intensity. Looking at the trailer for the new movie it looked like it was going to be more of the same . . . but 8 years later.  Over those 8 years we have seen other movies use similar action sequence techniques so it no longer feels new or fresh.  Somehow with that against him, director Noam Murro managed to create a movie that surpassed Zack Snyder’s original.

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