90’s Offbeat Animated Series

By Isaac H. Imagine a time when cable television reigned supreme. An era of video rentals instead of streaming services. A time of skip-prone compact disc players the size of dining plates instead of digital audio playing smart devices. When cellular phones were the size of a brick, and when contact lists meant memorizing the […]

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Hidden Gems of 2018

by Craig B. The Oscars have come and gone and left me in a reflective mood. Every year, I see movies that I think should get more attention than they receive from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sometimes, I’m downright baffled by their choices. Unfortunately, I’ve never been invited to join their […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Anime/Manga Film Adaptations

by Kimberly P. For this month, we’re diving back into Beyond Bestsellers, and our theme is Film Adaptations. I thought to myself, Self why not talk about film adaptations of some of my favorite manga? I’ve written a few posts before about my love of manga and anime, and so I’ll try to avoid repeating titles […]

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Director Spotlight – Hayao Miyazaki

by Grant “Retired” filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s films are almost immediately recognizable, both visually and thematically.  Miyazaki is one of, if not the most influential director of animated films (I would say films in general). Luckily Sno-Isle has in our collection all eleven of his directorial efforts. Below are a selected few. His first film was […]

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