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Live action anime adaptation “Alita: Battle Angel” lacks the ability to be truly great. The movie features interesting visuals and heart-pounding action but neglects to touch upon deeper messages that should be present.

Review: Sci-fi adaptation is uninspired and robotic

By Jake Leary February 26, 2019

“Alita: Battle Angel” wears its influences proudly — maybe a little too proudly. Robert Rodriguez’s sci-fi action romp traffics heavily in sci-fi tropes, a tactic which is understandable. It’s...

Death Note is the westernized version of the Japanese anime classic. The Netflix remake is less a high stakes detective drama and more a high school drama with a sinister supernatural twist.

Review: Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ has a paper-thin plot

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor September 5, 2017
“Death Note” is neither a strong stand-alone story nor is it a compelling retelling of the manga.
Deja View: Ghost in the Shell and white washing in Hollywood

Deja View: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and white washing in Hollywood

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 4, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Contributing Writer Patrick Pinney to discuss his review of “Ghost in the Shell.” Then, Jake...

Ghost in the Shell is the latest adaptation of the 1989 manga of the same name. The film, set in a futuristic Asian city, explores the the meaning of consciousness and the power of memory.

Review: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a hollow shell of the original

By Patrick Pinney, Contributing Writer April 4, 2017

The release of “Ghost in the Shell” has sparked much discussion within the film community. One could discuss “Ghost in the Shell” as a franchise and how the 1995 movie has influenced both eastern...

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