As Christmas gets ever closer you would expect there to be quality new releases, and there are. Suicide Squad was a very pleasant surprise after all the dark DC movies, which I am pretty sure was a direct result of how much fun (and how much money it made) Marvel’s Deadpool generated. Trying to jump on that bandwagon was the best thing any DC movie director ever did, and the results were the first DC movie since the 80s I wanted to watch a second time. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children lived up to the book very well, and I can only hope they go ahead and turn all of the books in that franchise into movies. Morgan is a different story, leaning a bit too close to horror for my tastes.
In Anime, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb is season two of this story, and everyone’s relationships continue to undergo changes; not least of which is chuunibyou-plagued Satone, who keeps showing up in the most unexpected places and times. Will her delusions shatter the delicate relationship the other three are forming? In Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace, the Complete Series, a serial killer dispenses justice while the police and investigators race to shut him down, before the copy cat killers take out everyone left standing. The artwork and animation are somewhere between gorgeous and grotesque, the music is interesting, and the plot line is keeping me guessing. If you are a fan of murder mysteries the odds are good you will like this one. This time around we also get One Piece: Season 8 Voyage 5 with episodes 505 through 516, and The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: The Complete Series in a S.A.V.E. edition.