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We just wanted to start this off by apologizing that we haven’t provided you with the wide variety of content that we normally publish throughout the week. We know we have been focused heavily on electronic music releases and news, but a door opened a while back that would allow us to publish this kind of content. Believe us, we have been trying to work through a backlog of movies, anime, and series that we have on our list. For starters, while we will still be posting our now-normal EDM content, we also will have our anime content return this week as well as focus on other forms of content. We have been rather busy in the back-end, so also expect a major overhaul relatively soon.

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Terms and Conditions May Apply: What You Actually Agree To.

Hello everybody! Today we have the interesting documentary about technology agreements called Terms and Conditions May Apply.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY

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DIRECTOR: Cullen Hoback

GENRE: Documentary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States

Admit it you don’t really read the endless pages of terms and conditions connected to every website you visit or phone call that you make do you? Of course not. But every day billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets precisely because of this; and are not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but freely sharing it with the government. And you agreed to all of it. With plenty of recent real-world examples, Terms And Conditions May Apply covers just a little of what governments and corporations are legally taking from Internet users every day turning the future of both privacy and civil liberties into serious question. From whistle blowers and investigative journalists to zombie fan clubs and Egyptian dissidents, this film demonstrates how all of us online have incrementally opted-in to a real-time surveillance state, click by click.

maxresdefault The film reveals that Google, Facebook and other Web sites that require and aggregate information about you — including details about your personal life such as age, sex and sexual preference, family, income and finances, education status, employment, political affiliations, hobbies, circles of friends, lifestyle and consumer preferences and habits — actually sells that information not only to marketers and advertising agencies, but also delivers it — presumably free of charge — to government agencies such as the FBI, CIA, NSA and others with surveillance mandates under the Homeland Security Act.

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Like many documentaries TACMA is more interested in making a point than proving its case more polemic and partisan than investigative and inquiring; more fear-mongering than simple awareness raising. As a result it’s quite one-sided in its choice of interview subjects and lacks a balancing voice – there’s no level-headed commentator or journalist here to provide perspective. Still even so, this well-made film forcefully gets its point across.  Thought provoking stuff.

PROS:

  • Interesting information.
  • Pacing.
  • Interview style

CONS:

  • Almost fear-mongering.
  • One-sided interviewing.
  • Lack of balanced voiced.

SCORE: 7.5 / 10

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Anime Club: Rwby Vol. 1

Hello everybody! On this week’s anime club, we have the Rooster Teeth creation Rwby.

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STARRING: Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Barbara Dunkelman, Miles Luna, Monty Oum, Samantha Ireland, Jen Brown, Michael Jones, Kerry Shawcross, Shannon McCormick, Kathleen Zuelch, Gray G. Haddock, Jessica Nigri

DIRECTOR: Monty Oum

GENRE: Action, Science-Fantasy

YEAR: 2013-present

COUNTRY: United States

The story takes place in the world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces and shadowy creatures known as the “Creatures of Grimm”. Prior to the events of the series, mankind waged a battle of survival against the Grimm before discovering the power of a mysterious element called Dust, which allowed them to fight back against the monsters. In the present day, Dust is used to power magical abilities and weapons. Those who use these abilities to battle the Grimm are known as Huntsmen or Huntresses. The series focuses on four girls, each with her own unique weapon and powers. Together, they form team RWBY at Beacon Academy in the city of Vale, where they are trained to become Huntresses alongside team CRDL (pronounced “cardinal”) and team JNPR (pronounced “juniper”).

 

I wasn’t interested in Rwby (especially since I don’t consider this kind of animation in the anime realm) but an associate of mine recommended it. As somewhat of a fan of Rooster Teeth (now that Meg Turney is apart of them I’m even a bigger fan) I decided to take a look.]\ (THIS REVIEW IS ONLY FOR VOL. 1 OF RWBY).

There are many things I like about Rwby. I do like the characters quite a bit, especially the two main teams of students. The character designs (especially their weapons) is obviously the high point of the show. I mean come on, a scythe that’s also a sniper rifle? How about a chick that uses “dust” in a rapier to use magic? What is going on here? All I can tell you is enjoy the fight scenes because they are obviously the best thing about the show.

Now this is the part I am excited for. i know Rwby is an independent effort, so I’m not going to be too harsh on it. First, I want to point out that the animation style is incredibly western (which is why I don’t consider this anime). It appears to just be some clunky 3d computer animation. Second, the voice acting is just terrible. I know they try their hardest, but I don’t think it pays off for all the characters. Outsource why don’t you?

PROS:

  •  Character design.
  • Weapon design.
  • Fight Scenes.
  • Soundtrack.

CONS:

  •  Voice acting.
  • Animation.
  • Too many known tropes.

SCORE: 6.0 / 10

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