Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 12 – The Magic Bracelet

Jim Carter alerts the Pats to a Gangler, but it seems to be moving around the city at a very fast pace. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 11 – The Filming Must Go On

Director Hilltop has Keiichiro, Tsukasa and Sakuya star in a movie about the GSPO to counter the popularity of the Lups with the public. Keiichiro and Tsukasa aren’t too excited about the idea, but Sakuya is and he is fired up about it. They can show off how awesome they are while also getting girls. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 31 – Surging Magma!

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Sawa says based on what she’s learned so far, she has reason to believe Ryuga may not be human. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 10 – “It’s not over yet.”

Kairi is upset at Tooma and Umika’s big fail. He grabs Tooma by the collar. Umika apologizes, but Kairi says it’s over. He leaves the bistro. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 9 – To See Them Again

Keiichiro admires the cherry blossoms and notes that crimes and weirdos tend to increase this time of year. Speaking of weirdos, Zamigo walks past him enjoying an ice ball. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 30 – The Truth of Pandora’s Box

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Martian queen Vernage exerts her power on SoichiStark who is shocked to see she is still alive. He is forced to untransform and then fires back at Vernage/Misora. Ryuga rushes over to intercept the attack. Soichi grins as Ryuga absorbs the attack and is forced to dehenshin. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Netflix/TV5’s Amo a Modern, Gritty Take on Familiar Filipino Themes

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TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Mild to moderate spoilers.

The Netflix-acquired, TV5-produced drama series Amo by internationally recognized director Brillante Mendoza is both notable and controversial for a number of reasons. It is notable for being one of the first two Filipino productions acquired by Netflix and the first Filipino TV series to be released exclusively on the international platform.

And as a series following a high school student as he gets sucked into the rampant drug trade in the Philippines, it is controversial in the midst of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs that has polarized the country and drawn international condemnation. Continue reading