Romeo and Juliet – Franco Zeffirelli (Director and co-writer), Franco Brusati and Masolino D’Amico (co-writers)

The Romeo and Juliet classic that remains unbeaten. The film that made Franco Zeffirelli an international cinema figure Fans of romantic stories can all confirm that William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love epic of all time. Recounting the end of the war between the Montagues and Capulets following the tragic deaths of … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet – Franco Zeffirelli (Director and co-writer), Franco Brusati and Masolino D’Amico (co-writers)

Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地秀行) (Author) and Yoshitaka Amano (天野喜孝) (Illustrator)

Post-Apocalyptic Future Where Vampires Terrorize Our World Like most people worldwide, I discovered the novel series Vampire Hunter D thanks to the movie Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, directed and written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Amazing film that followed the third adventure of that series, but also respected Yoshitaka Amano's art style. And everyone who follows the … Continue reading Vampire Hunter D (バンパイアハンターD) – Hideyuki Kikuchi (菊地秀行) (Author) and Yoshitaka Amano (天野喜孝) (Illustrator)

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion – Woody Allen

Pleasant romantic Mystery that deserves better recognition When I researched about this Woody Allen film, I found pretty harsh remarks about it. Some saying the story was clumsy, mediocre, and not one of Woody Allen's best productions. Which might detract some people. But to me, those words are those that will always motivate me in … Continue reading The Curse of the Jade Scorpion – Woody Allen

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (ゴルゴ13〜QUEEN BEE〜) – Takao Saito (author), Osamu Dezaki (director), and Akihiro Tago (Screenwriter)

Osamu Dezaki's Return into the World of Golgo 13 Those who follow the 1980s Anime culture know that Osamu Dezaki was the director of the Golgo 13 film. Masterpiece of movie direction, animation, and storytelling, it influenced several artists and was referenced even in American culture; from The Simpsons to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. Especially … Continue reading Golgo 13: Queen Bee (ゴルゴ13〜QUEEN BEE〜) – Takao Saito (author), Osamu Dezaki (director), and Akihiro Tago (Screenwriter)

My problem with “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and the American comic book culture

In 1985, Marv Wolfman and George Perez produced a Mini Series called Crisis on Infinite Earths. A saga that shattered the entire DC Comics culture as its series and their dimensions/parallel universes were obliterated by a multi dimensional nemesis. Forcing the DC heroes and villains to join under the leadership of The Monitor and defend … Continue reading My problem with “Crisis on Infinite Earths” and the American comic book culture

Ninja Scroll/Jubei Ninpucho (獣兵衛忍風帖) – Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭) – Madhouse (マッドハウス)

"To understand people's minds and control them is the secret of the ninja strategy. But only true sympathy can move the human heart." - Dakuan In 1997, when Teletoon opened its channels in Canada, it presented Anime films such as Patlabor, the Macross Plus OVA Series, Wings of Honneamise, and Ninja Scroll. Latter movie which caused quite … Continue reading Ninja Scroll/Jubei Ninpucho (獣兵衛忍風帖) – Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭) – Madhouse (マッドハウス)

Up, Up, and Down! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

Very funny story! Among Robert Munsch`s books, the story Up, Up and Down! stands among one of his most popular. Which makes sense as it is quite comedic and relates to the art of climbing, which every kid has done in his/her life. Whether at home around the kitchen counters, refrigerator, and bedroom furniture. Sometimes … Continue reading Up, Up, and Down! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

The Enormous Suitcase – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

A Clever story that tackles a difficult Subject in a beautiful way In his stories, Robert Munsch has managed to present fantastical tales set in the modern world. Many of them tackling serious subjects that affect our society. And here, he presents a story that deals with children living with divorced parents; sharing two different … Continue reading The Enormous Suitcase – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

Too Much Stuff! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

Superb story about the reality of plane travelling Having travelled on a plane several times in my life, I can say that such travelling can be quite stressful for some passengers. Either reacting with panic attacks, or getting airsick due to the food they ate or their stress. Situations both kids and adults may react … Continue reading Too Much Stuff! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

Pyjama Day! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)

A story about Robert Munsch's son As stated in my title, this book was the author's desire to tribute his son within this story. A tale involving a school kid named Andrew who, like Robert Munsch's child, munched his pyjamas. To the point that when they became ruined, he would have to purchase new ones. … Continue reading Pyjama Day! – Robert Munsch (Story) and Michael Martchenko (Illustrations)