Category Archives: Movies

Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (Review)

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 (Review)

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 (Anime Review)

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 (Review)

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 (Review)

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 (Review)

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 (Review)

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 (Review)

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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Loups=Garous (Anime Review)

When I was looking for some suitable anime series and films to watch for Halloween, this one stood out to me in the shop. I assumed it was going to be a werewolf film, and it sounded interesting, so I … Continue reading

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The Anthem of the Heart (Review)

Jun Naruse is a happy, normal, chatty little girl, who is unlucky enough to witness her father cheating one day.  Not realising the implications, she blurts out what she has seen to her mother, resulting in her parents divorcing.  Her … Continue reading

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me (Review)

This rather unwieldy-titled movie brings us to the conclusion of the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions saga, and draws everything nicely to a close, at least as far as Rikka and Yuta’s relationship is concerned.  This is their final year … Continue reading

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Rainbow

Up above the trees and houses, rainbow flying high.  No, not that Rainbow.  The Junkyard presents a review by Daz of the anime series Rainbow: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin…Where do I begin with this one? First of all, my … Continue reading

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Harmony (A Review by Daz)

Watched a film called Harmony over the weekend and man, do I wish I never wasted my time.  It tries so hard to be thought provoking that it just turns into a very dialogue heavy, very boring experience. The story … Continue reading

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Mirai (a review by Daz)

We welcome new contributor Daz to the Junkyard.  The following is his review of the anime film Mirai. Being able to fully appreciate things depends on your own life experiences I feel and whilst this is a sweet movie that … Continue reading

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