Posts Tagged ‘animation’

DVD: The Lost Thing

Fifteen minutes. That’s how long this movie is. In that short time it manages to wrap you in the gorgeous world that it creates, far more so than many of the feature length movies I’ve seen in my time. Depending on how you choose to interpret it, The Lost Thing could be a bleak tale […]

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Series: Titan Maximum

There are very few advantages to having pretty much sucked at everything I’ve tried to do in my life, but at least I’ve avoided ever having to face that most daunting of things: The follow up [whatever]. Lets face it, when you’re a nobody no body expects the next thing you do to be brilliant. […]

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Series: Moral Orel

When it comes to delicate subjects, religion is probably at the top of the list. So, when treading ground which may be seen as possibly offensive to someone else’s belief system you’ll usually find that the matter is handled with kid gloves. The game Assassins Creed opens with a disclaimer, noting that the game was […]

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Blu-Ray: Claymore Collection

Told across 26 episodes, Claymore is an epic tale of good verses blah blah blah. Typical of most anime, Claymore is littered with unexplained creatures and mythology that we, the viewer, are expected to accept as ‘the way it is’. Fortunately Claymore’s story is allowed to unfold slowly, giving us plenty of time to catch […]

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Blu-Ray: 9

There’s something about Tim Burton that just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t know why, but for some reason seeing his name associated with a movie seldom acts as a hook for my interest. Maybe it’s just that I don’t buy his whole “I’m a scruffy, emo, artistic, weirdo” vibe… or maybe I just […]

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DVD: Follow ups, Sequels and Series No.1

I don’t really like going back and reviewing sequels, or continuations of titles that I’ve already visited. Too often it feels like you’re just saying the same thing about the same things. But there are titles that I feel deserve a mention, so from time to time I’m going to be doing this kind of […]

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Blu-Ray: Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Redux

It seems like every time I post about anything that falls in to the anime category the very first thing I do is grab a pot, and wooden spoon, from the kitchen and march about banging them together, proclaiming, “I’m not an anime guy!”. So, you’d be well within your rights to pose the question: […]

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Series: The Venture Brothers

One of the reasons I love trawling the Madman catalogue is that it’s full of undiscovered gems. Undiscovered by me that is. But from time to time there’s a movie or a show that I am well aware of and, for whatever reason, have either actively avoided (usually because of some preconceived idea about the […]

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Powers Cosmic: Minisode 01

If you’ve been following the Powers Cosmic facebook page, or our twitter feed, then you’d be aware already that we’ve announced that we wont be releasing any new episodes until sometime in the new year (which isn’t really that far away). We’d been working towards getting the next episode out before the Xmas break, but […]

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Blu-Ray: Akira

Every genre has films which are not only considered classics, but are seen as the very definition of that genre: Psycho, Double Indemnity, Night of the Living Dead, Breakfast Club, The Towering Inferno. AKIRA is indisputably high — if not in the number one spot — on the list of movies which define Anime. I […]

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