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‘Override: Mech City Brawl’ Review: Fight the Hurricane

George Cheese
Guillermo del Toro’s mecha-monster masterpiece Pacific Rim released in 2013, which featured titanic ‘Jaegers’, piloted fighting-robots tasked with cancelling the apocalypse by defeating the monstrous Kaiju. The film solidified my burgeoning love of the mecha and giant-monster genres that continues to this day, in part fueled by games like Override: Mech...
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‘Darling in the Franxx’ Check-in: Ending With a Whimper

Kyle Rogacion
Spoilers for Darling in the Franxx below Franxx has been many things throughout its run, from a campy metaphor for puberty to an endearing character-driven coming-of-age story. What I never expected it to be, however, was disappointing. I don’t normally use that word to describe media, as I often temper my...
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‘Darling in the FRANXX’ Check-in: Roller Coaster of Emotions

Kyle Rogacion
With Episode 15 of Darling in the FRANXX, we've reached the end of Act 2. My original misgivings about the show's pacing have gone away with every Saturday since it started airing. What other shows try to do over 24 episodes, FRANXX has already accomplished in two-thirds that time.