November 2013


You know.. You grow up with this thing, and it seems mainstream… But then I stopped and thought…

MGM may be mainstream nowadays, but when they first started, they basically took the scariest thing most people could imagine: A lion roaring – and put it up on a giant screen in front of a ton of people who’d never really been exposed to this technology before.

That’s actually brilliantly subversive. Nowadays they’d probably get charged somehow for hurting peoples’ feelings ….

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GAMES: Cards Against Humanity: Black And White [Android]

An Android multi-player Cards Against Humanity clone.

If you play with me in person, maybe we should try online sometime?

[If you’re an iOS fag you can google “evil apples” for an Apple version]

LINK URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cs.blackandwhite

GAMES: Cards Against Humanity: Pretend You’re Xyzzy

A web-app clone of Cards Against Humanity.

LINK URL: http://pyz.socialgamer.net

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Another title I found by going through IMDB‘s Adult Animation tag, sorted by rating. With the exception of *short films*, and #5, a 1969 Japanese movie that is impossible to find English subs for, this is the highest-rated Adult Animation I haven’t seen. And it’s #38 on the list. There’s only about 5 out of the top 50 Adult Animation titles that I haven’t seen.

PLOT SUMMARY: In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse), on planet X, the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Mice beat cats via involuntarily lobotomies.

QUIRKS: Hungarian animation. That’s a first for us.

VISUALS: Looks like generic 1980’s animation.

SOUNDTRACK: Could do without the musical interlude songs, but they weren’t sooo terrible. The “WTF factor” helped out.

GOOD STUFF: This is called adult animation, and had its adult moments. That helped make it easier to watch. It still seemed pretty kid friendly, by 1980s standards. Maybe not by today’s whiny standards.

BAD STUFF: English dub might not have been the best choice, but it was the only one we were presented with. I swear, the main bad cat that was featured throughout the movie really sounded like Captain K’nuckles from Flapjack – he even had a fake hand like K’nuckles – but no, it was not the same voice.

Carolyn says since this was an 80’s movie, maybe she would have enjoyed it more back then.

CONCLUSION: Quite generic and cheesy, but hey, it’s probably the best adult animation about a society of cats fighting a society of mice to ever come out of Hungary in the 1980s :)

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6.4/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 8.1/10 (quite high!) (but only 4.5 for US voters, even though 86% of them voted 10/10), Netflix: 2.4/5 stars (quite low!). I’m guessing people in Hungary don’t have Netflix.

RECOMMENDATION: This is really only for adult animation completists.

SIMILAR MOVIES: 21 yrs later, Cat City 2 was made.

COINCIDENCES: (Toxic Avenger 2, Cat City) 2 movies in the same day with someone floating/surfing across the Atlantic ocean to Japan.

Mood: haha
Music: Kreator – Trauma

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