Category Archives: Movies

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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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The view from 5930 miles away: The Haruhi series could never be accused of being ordinary, and the film that ends it all is no exception. It’s the second longest anime film ever made, but rarely feels like it’s dragging … Continue reading

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Liz and the Blue Bird

You might not know it from the title but this is a Sound! Euphonium film. When I ordered my copy there was no shortage of whingers in the review section complaining about that and saying that you needed to have … Continue reading

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Psychic School Wars

The storyline to Psychic School Wars didn’t really capture me. It’s a time travel drama, with Ryoichi Nyogoku travelling back from a future where the human race is almost extinct, living only on the moon. He has psychic powers, as … Continue reading

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K-on! The Movie

Before we started looking at some creepy anime for October I wrote about the anime series K-on! Now that Halloween is over for another year let’s return to the gentler subject of K-on!, specifically the movie that followed the end … Continue reading

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