Category Archives: Movies

Eden of the East: Paradise Lost

We pick up where the last film left off, with Akira and Saki on the plane back to Japan. As per the previous film, you won’t have a clue what’s going on if you haven’t watched what came before. This … Continue reading

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Eden of the East: The King of Eden

This feels like stating the obvious, but you have to watch the Eden of the East television series before you watch the two films that follow it. I shouldn’t really need to say that, but bizarrely just about every review … Continue reading

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Harmony

I didn’t come into this with high hopes after reading Daz’s review (see below), but the Blu-ray popped up in a sale at a very good price and my wife thought the story sounded interesting, so I thought it was … Continue reading

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A Pioneering Film

In the very early days of silent film, France and Italy were the big hitters in the industry, with British filmmakers struggling to compete.  In the 1st April 1909 issue of The Bioscope, the editor welcomed a production that could … Continue reading

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Planet of the Apes

There are a few gaps in my sci-fi knowledge, and it’s about time I filled them. OK, I’ve been browbeaten by some friends into filling them, but either way I felt it was time to finally take the plunge and … Continue reading

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Underwater

Taking a week off the video games reviews, I thought I’d share another surprise.  I don’t watch many movies during weeknights.  Work takes up a lot of my time and by the evening, I just want to play some PC … Continue reading

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Robo (Enthiran) (Robot)

If there’s on thing that we can say about having to go to work, it’s that it offers us the opportunity to make friends with wonderful people who can surprise us with the sheer volume of unexpected ideas they can … Continue reading

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The Original Foley Artists

Until the late 1920s films were all silent, with musical accompaniment generally provided live by a pianist. You might have seen clips of silent films with some very clichéd music playing on a hideous honky-tonk piano, such as Mysterioso Pizzicato … Continue reading

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Okko’s Inn

This is one of many films marketed for it’s ex-Studio Ghibli staff member credentials. The director is Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator for the studio. It’s worth mentioning, because if you are looking to find that Ghibli magic … Continue reading

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The Film Rights War

In the very early days of cinema there was nothing in the way of regulations to protect the interests of the film-makers. As cinema became more and more popular, this became an increasing problem. Films were sold to theatres to … Continue reading

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