Full Course Anime – Hosted by Jon Spencer Reviews

Welcome, Please Make Yourself at Home

I know your journey to my countryside manor must have been a long and arduous one, but now that you are here please make yourself comfortable as we prepare for tonight’s meal. We’ll have a full seven course meal paired with only the finest vintage previously unavailable to the public for some time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy tonight’s festivities. Continue reading “Full Course Anime – Hosted by Jon Spencer Reviews”

Terminator: Dark Fate (an average review)

“‘can I copy your homework?’/ ‘yeah just change it up a bit so it doesn’t look obvious you copied’ / ‘ok'”.

– Popular meme format, 2016.

As far as movie franchises go, the Terminator series is one of a farcical nature in today’s day. When I think about this series, there is always a clear distinction: the original two movies, the other three. I bring my personal distinction into this review with purpose because, through watching this latest installment, I think that the franchise can now be represented as a Venn diagram with a single movie placed in the center. This movie is both good and bad in nearly every aspect; there is nothing I see that is genuinely one or the other. Let’s talk about what I mean: Continue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate (an average review)”

Jacob’s Top 10 ‘BoJack Horseman’ Episodes

After six seasons, ‘BoJack Horseman’ has finally come to an end, which is sad, being that there may be no new seasons to look forward to in the following years. If you knew me, ‘BoJack Horseman’ is my favorite show; not only is it filled to the brim with hilarious sight gags involving animals, but it is also surprisingly dark, depressing, and closer to reality than any animated sitcom could possibly dare tread. If you have never seen ‘BoJack Horseman’, the show concerns a former TV sitcom star known as BoJack Horseman (Voice of Will Arnett), a horse trying to find his purpose over twenty years later, only to spiral into self-destructive behavior. His friends include his feline agent/ex-girlfriend, Princess Carolyn (Voice of Amy Sedaris), who is always eager to find celebrities perfect roles, human Diane Nguyen (Voice of Alison Brie), who he hires to be a ghostwriter for his autobiography, his human roommate, Todd Chavez (Voice of Aaron Paul), who comes up with crazy ideas, and his TV rival, Mr. Peanutbutter (Voice of Paul F. Tompkins), a happy-go-lucky golden retriever who is always willing to help. At first glance, ‘BoJack Horseman’ may not sound like anything too special, but these episodes are what showcase its best form, and I am going to count ten of my favorites.  Warning – This list may contain spoilers for the entire series as some episodes may contain plot points, so you have been warned

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Creating 20 Original Anime Valentine’s Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day!

If you are on Twitter or in my Discord, you have probably already seen that I made a bunch of anime-related Valentine’s Day cards. If not, then this post will discuss why I did this project and what inspired each card. Please enjoy! Continue reading “Creating 20 Original Anime Valentine’s Cards”

Ad Astra: an average review

Per ardua ad astra

(Through adversity to the stars)

– Motto of the British Royal Air Force

Ad Astra is a movie that I believe would be perfect to start with for a new reviewer of cinema. It is very well shot with many gorgeous vistas, serviceable dialogue that got the point of the movie across, and it was a good reminder that it doesn’t need to be a sequel in a long, drawn out franchise in order to be an excellent film. If I were to sum up the movie with two words, it would be these: beautifully boring. Allow me to elaborate with a spoiler filled review. Continue reading “Ad Astra: an average review”

Average Introduction Time!

Hey guys! AveragePal Ian here! I like to talk about movies, television, and trends in Hollywood. When it comes to the articles I want to write, certain goals of mine include providing analysis of film and elaborating on various aspects of the film beyond just story. With some luck (and praying to the Eldritch Gods for a good schedule), I hope to enrich you with worthwhile opinions on the internet. Let me know what kinds of things you would be interested in me discussing in future articles. Be sure to check out Tone Death 2: The Four Chordsmen- summer of [insert next year]


You can see all the latest from Ian here but be sure to head on over to his Twitter @AveragePalTime to see more of what he’s up to! We are happy to have Ian aboard and I hope you’ll look forward to his content.

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Film Review

Grade: A-                                                                                                          

Sam Rockwell, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, and Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit (2019)     You would never believe that a movie like ‘Jojo Rabbit’ would ever be made today, let alone become an Academy Award nominee. Its subject matter is portrayed in tasteless form; something that Mel Brooks could make, yet what separates ‘Jojo Rabbit’ from all the offensive satires is its heart to counteract its goofy nature. One moment, we get a parody of one of the most chilling times in WWII history, the next, we get an emotional drama that challenges stereotypes with a tale of an unlikely friendship between a ten-year-old boy training to be a part of Hitler’s army, and a Jewish girl he discovers in his sister’s basement.

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Jacob’s Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019

Just when you thought that I was done talking about the movies of 2019, with it now February, it turns out that I have some garbage to dig up. The Best of 2019 was only the beginning, now it is time to bring up the stinkers, the disappointments, sh*tstorms, and buzzkills, which I am more than ready to get off my chest once and for all.

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Jon’s Creator Showcase – Second Anniversary Edition & Best of the Decade

Welcome to The Party!

This is the first showcase of the year as well as the decade, and if this is any indication of what’s to come, then we are in for one fantastic year for this program! Today we are celebrating the second anniversary of Jon’s Creator Showcase along with 50 other wonderful individuals who decided to participate this moth. Along with the usual posts, you’ll also be seeing some “best of the decade” submissions from several folks. With that, let’s dive in! Continue reading “Jon’s Creator Showcase – Second Anniversary Edition & Best of the Decade”

Weekly Anime Music Quiz Night

Heya Folks!

I wanted to tell you all about a weekly community event I’ve been hosting for awhile now. Each week on Thursday several of us from the community get together to play a game called Anime Music Quiz, or AMQ for short. So what is this and how can you join in on all the fun?

What is AMQ?

Anime music Quiz is a free game where you try to guess what anime a song belongs to after hearing a short sample of it. Despite how simple and easy this may sound, it’s actually far from it! Don’t worry though, even if you haven’t seen a ton of anime, the event is fairly casual. It’s mostly a way to hang out for awhile, chat, and learn about some anime (as well as each other) along the way.

How do I Join?

It’s really easy to join the event. First, sign up for a free account by following the link hereThen link your anime list (if you have one, it’s not required). After that, just wait until the scheduled time and hop right in. It really is that simple!

When is AMQ Night?

Each game occurs weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 PM PST. I tweet the game out each week so you shouldn’t miss it! To stay up to date with any changes in the schedule I recommend following me on Twitter (@JS_Reviews) and/or joining my Discord.

I know that this time is not ideal for everybody throughout the community, but for right now this time has been what’s proved to work best for most people. Plans to expand this program are in place, so if you want to see a second time slot added be sure to support this initiative!

How Can I Provide Support?

The easiest way to help this program out and show your support is by sharing the weekly tweets. After that, simply get involved and come play! As this program grows, I’ll need additional hosts to run games in tandem with mine, plus we always need another player or two anyway.

Lastly, consider becoming a Patron or making a one-time donation via my Ko-fi. This money helps me with living expenses, which in turns allows me to expand these initiatives, provide more content, and a whole host of other things. To learn more or to make a donation, simply click the corresponding button below.

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