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This is the second DC Universe movie in a row I am excited about (at least I don’t think there has been another since Wonder Woman), I have been looking forward to Justice League for over a year.

More New PolkadotStingray

Just a few days ago PolkadotStingray uploaded another track from their new album; the song is called Surrender and in just those few days it has received over 185,000 views. The second track, Mizuho Dance, was posted on October 25th, and has collected just under 1,140,000 views to date. I am not sure if that one is part of the new album, since it was put together in honor of the Mizuho Financial Group’s Jump Project, but it was too good a tune not to share it with everyone.

Something to do: Movies

There are some great films playing this weekend, but almost all of them seem to be at film festivals. The latest iteration of Murder on the Orient Express looks like the best option to me, but while the book was a masterpiece and the cast is world class, it really isn’t science fiction or even fantasy. I think I will probably spend the weekend binging on season two of Dirk Gently and other equally silly things like the latest Red Dwarf Season 12 episode.

Something to Watch: Discs

I missed seeing it in the theaters, and it hasn’t been streaming anywhere that I could find (not even on Funimation who have the North American rights), but now it is finally available on Disc: Your Name. Featuring music by the Radwimps, it pretty much broke every theater record in Japan, and won multiple awards. Another winner this week is Westworld: The Complete First Season, an excellent reboot of the original franchise. You can stream at least some of the episodes at that SYFY link, if you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out. Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ is the latest Sci-Fi story in the Project Itoh series, dealing with some fairly current topics. Taken together, the series of feature films covers about 150 years of a parallel history, like yet unlike our own. Finally there is Trollhunters: Season One, with Season 2 available to stream beginning on December 15th.

Something to Do: Movies

Thor: Ragnarok is the film I will be seeing this weekend; how about you?

Gesu no Kiwami Otome

The band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, or Guess’ Extreme Maiden in English, is an Indi/Alternative band from Tokyo who got together in 2012. The first song is I will not lose to you, and since it was posted online on October 9th it has received over a million views. The second track is Darumasan, with Daruma’s rolling around all over the playing area. That one is more of a song fragment it is so short, there is a longer version available but I really like the visuals so I went with the fragment.

Something to Do: Movies

On first glance I couldn’t spot any genre movies this week, but it turns out there is one that just might fit the bill. Suburbicon is surreal enough that I think it fits comfortably in the Fantasy genre, so it gets my vote this time around.

Something to Watch: Discs

Continuing the reboot of the franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes could be a modern retelling of the period in history when the Cro-Magnon committed genocide by wiping out the Neanderthals. Teen Wolf: The Complete Series is not quite as epic but still has its moments. The Emoji Movie is just silly animated fun, or maybe just silly. There is a documentary worth checking out this week as well: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World has won a ton of awards, and it is nominated for more.

In Anime, Alderamin on the Sky: The Complete Series is a brilliant story that has only begun with these 13 episodes. I hope they mean “the complete series so far”, and they continue making new episodes and season, because it was one of the top 5 shows to come out of Japan in 2016. Fairy Tail: Collection Ten brings episodes 213 through 239 home, nearly 11 hours of non-stop collateral damage during magical comedy combat. Then there is Flying Witch and Servamp Season 1, should you be in the mood for additional supernatural entertainment.

Polkadotstingray Yet Again

Polkadotstingray uploaded the song REM (extended name Lem meets Yogurina & Suntory natural water) this past Monday, and by Tuesday it had crossed the quarter million views range. This art rock band continues to create some amazing music.

Something to Do: Movies

The obvious genre release this week is Geostorm, with weather used as a weapon of mass destruction, controlled from a huge orbital facility like the IIS on steroids. But the trailer reminds me all too much of the disaster films of the 1960s through the 1980s, which I tend to consider formulaic and boring. The live action Tokyo Ghoul hit theaters today and will run until Sunday the 22nd, that one I am really looking forward to. Wonderstruck looks very interesting, but is only in New York and LA this week; it will be out everywhere on the 10th. If you feel like streaming your entertainment this weekend, Red Dwarf Season 12 is currently playing, and BritBox just got it.