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    It Stinks: The Critic a Retrospective

    I’ll never forget where I was the first time someone misappropriated the origin of the cut away gag, now most closely associated with the once-great Fox animated series Family Guy. I was in a really boring lecture and, for whatever reason, someone referenced the aforementioned joke style which caused...
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    Netflix’s Castlevania Series is Seriously Bloody!

    I love Castlevania. Who doesn’t? As a fan of both horror and video games, the series provided a near-perfect marriage of the two. Combined with the nostalgia aspect of the whole franchise, there is almost nothing to dislike about it. So when I found out about a Netflix original...
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    4 Children’s Cartoons for Kids of All Ages (aka Adults)

    4 Children’s Cartoons for Kids of All Ages (aka Adults) By Rich Spinello   Greetings to all my fellow fans of animation! If you happened to read my previous article regarding little known animated film gems (http://www.thegeekedgods.com/six-little-known-animated-film-gems), then you already know that I have an unusually high level of...
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    Six Little-Known Animated Film Gems

    Six Little-Known Animated Film Gems  By Rich Spinello   We all watched cartoons as children. Some of us still watch cartoons as adults. I am one of these “adults.” I have always had a deep affection for animation and I always will. It’s almost magical the way animation allows...
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    Netflix Original Trollhunters from creative genius Guillermo del Toro

    Netflix Original Trollhunters from creative genius Guillermo del Toro By Rich Spinello Dreamworks and Netflix Originals have paired up to bring you the latest amazing creation from the magical mind of writer/director Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. del Toro, he was either integral or...
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    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is Still Great After All These Years

    After over ten full-length Batman movies, 1993’s Mask of the Phantasm is still one of the best. Dark, haunting, and wonderfully told, this animated slice of heroism is both intriguing and entertaining. Add in a sense of early 1990’s nostalgia, and you’ve got a recipe for something truly worth revisiting. A forgotten classic?...