Tim Janson

Tim Janson is a native Michigander with a life long love of horror and fantasy. He has written hundreds of reviews, feature articles, and interviews for numerous online and print publications.
Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance Blu-Ray Review

Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance Blu-Ray Review

Evangelion 2.22 is the digitally mastered Blu-Ray edition of EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE.  This is the second of four films released that are remaking the original anime seriesNEON GENESIS EVANGELION.  EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE was produced and co-distributed by Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara.  Aside from that really awful looking, all-orange cover for [...]

Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season - Blu-Ray Review

Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season – Blu-Ray Review

SMALLVILLE’s 9th season continued to develop its version of the Superman mythology with its most ambitious season yet. It introduced “Major Zod” (Callum Blue) as he and the other Kandorian survivors are freed by Tess Mercer, but lacking their Kryptonian powers. The season also featured appearances by Metallo (Brian Austin Green), the Wonder Twins, The Silver Banshee, Checkmate, The Suicide Squad, Maxwell Lord and Amanda Waller (Pam Grier), and, in a the season’s high point, The Justice Society of America!

Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season - Blu-Ray Review

Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season – Blu-Ray Review

Throughout season four of SUPERNATURAL, Sam and Dean Winchester strove to prevent Lucifer from escaping Hell and setting off the Apocalypse.  Failing in this mission – actually causing it, to be honest – the boys spend Season Five trying to find a way to send Lucifer back to the Pit.  Lucifer isn’t the only being [...]

Batman: Under the Red Hood Special Edition DVD Review

Batman: Under the Red Hood Special Edition DVD Review

The latest DC Comics Direct-to-video Animated film is an adaptation of the “Under the Hood” storyline that ran in issues of Batman in 2005 – 2006.  BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD is a faithful adaptation of the comic arc with some minor changes in the cast of characters and a couple of minor plot elements.  [...]

Supernatural Season One on Blu-Ray

Supernatural Season One on Blu-Ray

As one of the very few true horror shows that doesn’t (thankfully) feature vampires, SUPERNATURAL has become must-see TV. Warner Brothers has released the first season on Blu-Ray, complete with two new bonus features.

Avatar: the Last Airbender Book 1 Collector's Edition DVD Review

Avatar: the Last Airbender Book 1 Collector’s Edition DVD Review

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER is one of the most engaging animated shows produced in the last ten or fifteen years. To coincide with the release of the feature film, the first season has been released in a collector’s edition DVD that comes with a new bonus disc and a 48 page preview edition of Avatar: The Last Airbender The Art of the Animated Series Book,

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - game review

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – game review

As I was playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, another game kept popping into my head: with its myriad of tricky jumps, ledge climbing, acrobatic swings, deadly traps, and puzzle solving, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands feels like the early Tomb Raider games all over again.  This is a big departure from 2008’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which one can argue, was too easy.  Not so this time!

True Blood Season Two DVD Review

True Blood Season Two DVD Review

Avoiding the sophomore jinx, TRUE BLOOD’s second season offered outstanding performances, witty scripts, and some of the quirkiest humor ever seen on TV.

Merlin (2008) Season One DVD Review

Merlin (2008) Season One DVD Review

Take Arthurian legend, mix small doses of SMALLVILLE and HARRY POTTER, and you’ve got MERLIN, a BBC series imported to the U.S. by way of the SyFy channel. Like SMALLVILLE, MERLIN is a look at the legend before it became a legend.  The series tells of the first meeting between Merlin and the future King [...]

Iron Man: The Animated Series DVD Review

Iron Man: The Animated Series DVD Review

Buoyed by the huge success of the X-MEN animated series, Marvel Comics unleashed a swarm of new animated shows, based upon their superheroes, in the 1990s.  In just 1994, Marvel debuted Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and Iron Man, which were all seen on the now defunct Fox Kids Saturday morning and weekday afternoon, animation blocks.  [...]