Archive for August, 2008

B-Movie: Contamination

As a general rule I like to remain positive about most of the stuff I review. There just doesn’t seem to be much point in spending as much time as I do, writing about movies and such, if I can’t at least try to find something to enjoy in the title that I’m reviewing. To […]

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Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law V3

Friends of mine have been encouraging me to check out HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW for a while now, but for various reasons I’ve never had the chance to take in anything more than the odd episode here and there. Fortunately series three has just landed on the Madman catalogue, so in the guise of […]

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Jhorror: Shikoku

If there was a simple, one-sheet, check list for defining a Japanese horror movie, Shikoku would have a tick on every box. By the numbers this film reads as a predictable, cookie-cutter, genre offering, but it lacks one ingredient: The actual horror. Shikoku is the name of the smallest, and least populated, of the main […]

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY is nothing short of spectacular. Particularly so when you consider that the film was made for paltry eighty-five million USD. Of course, that statement wont really be appreciated until you see the movie yourself. Which — if you’re interested in making one of the best movie going seasons ever, even […]

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Warner Bros: Finally Some Justice

Warner Bros President Jeff Robinov has just now realised that maybe, just maybe, actually knowing something about the IP that his company owns could help avoid killing off the potential gold-mines that are the DC Comics characters. It really isn’t hard to tell that Warner Bros has been pretty clueless when it comes to how […]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

If there’s one positive thing that can be said about George Lucas, it’s that he has managed to change the face of both film-making and the way we watch (particularly, listen to) movies. He’s at the forefront of the digital revolution of movie production and is constantly pushing forth in new directions when it comes […]

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B-Movie: Deathdream

The ability to go delving back through some classic horror DVDs recently has given me a new appreciation of the genre. And while many are heralding Japan as the new home of horror, what my DVD archeology has taught me thus far, is that Japan is making a lot of the same mistakes that the […]

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Movie: The Ruins

This probably seems like an odd thing for a horror movie fan to say, but I really don’t like gore. It’s not that seeing gruesome things happen to (usually very attractive) people is something that I can’t handle… actually, I’m fine with it. It’s the fact that these movies aren’t horror… they’re just horrible. For […]

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B-Movie: G.I.Samurai

When it comes to time-travel movies, I usually like them best when they make an effort to include the method or some kind of reasoning behind why or how the story’s protagonists end up stampeding about outside the boundaries of linear time. If I was hoping for any of that in G.I.SAMURAI, then disappoint awaited. […]

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Anime: Death Note V3

The Death Note animated series continues to hold my interest and constantly surprises me with each episode. After seeing the live action movies that were released a couple of months back I’d pretty much dismissed any need to watch the anime series which had come before it (which itself was inspired by the hugely successful […]

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