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Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Anomalisa’employs stop-motion animation for what is a very adult story. Two strangers meet going to a conference and one, a celebrated author on the subject of customer service, ironically is just not a people person. He does however meet Lisa, who is a bit intimidated by his fame. Michael is anxious to manipulate Lisa to […]

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (trailer).

December 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (trailer).

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follow-up, Sword of Destiny, is heading your way on Netflix soon (the sequel to the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Hitting IMAX as well as Netflix on February 2016, we believe. Ah, martial arts, wire-work, is that still a popular sub-genre outside of the Chinese and other Asian markets?

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Samurai Jack swings back on TV for 2016.

December 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Samurai Jack swings back on TV for 2016.

The Emmy Award-winning cartoon series Samurai Jack is returning in 2016 to TV on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. For those that missed the fab original, it featured Jack, a samurai stranded in the far future, and his quest to travel back to his home time while beating the sly alien-and-robot-backed demon ruler of Earth, aka, […]

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Kim Jong-un: just make it stop!

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kim Jong-un: just make it stop!

According to our chums over at Boing Boing, this is the Girls’ Generation K-pop hit that was played to near extinction by South Korea in their recent audio duel of the border bands with North Korea – no wonder Kim Jong-un was pleading to make the sonic assault stop. We’d probably mobilise our submarine fleet too!

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The Halas & Bachelor Short Film Collection (blu-ray or DVD animation review).

June 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Halas & Bachelor Short Film Collection (blu-ray or DVD  animation review).

Before I took on the editorial gig here at SFCrowsnest when there were only videos and no one had ever heard of DVDs, I was collecting information for a book I was co-writing on British animation. The toughest aspect was the lack of availability of commercially available classic material to see first hand followed by […]

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The World Of Quest by Jason T. Kruse (graphic novel review).

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The World Of Quest by Jason T. Kruse (graphic novel review).

‘The World Of Quest’ is a colourful little Manga-style graphic novel. The story in the book starts after Nestor’s parents have been killed and the castle, his home, have been destroyed. Our story features Prince Nestor, an eleven year-old boy and Quest who was formerly the greatest hero in the realm, when he was much […]

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Anime director Isao Takahata talks about founding Studio Ghibli and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Anime director Isao Takahata talks about founding Studio Ghibli and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

Acclaimed director Isao Takahata’s first film in fourteen years is the Academy Award nominated The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. In 1985, Takahata was one of the founding fathers of animation hothouse Studio Ghibli along with fellow director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki. Miyazaki, 74, announced his retirement in 2013 and Takahata, who will be […]

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – first trailer.

February 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya – first trailer.

Directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of The Fireflies) and featuring a cast with Darren Criss, Lucy Lui and Chloë Grace Moretz, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya will be released in UK cinemas March 20th 2015, and the Republic of Ireland March 27th 2015. Nominated for an Academy Award (Best Animated Feature), […]

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Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno trailer.

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno trailer.

Here’s the new UK for Warner Bros live action sequel Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno – which opens in UK cinemas 28th November 2015. Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) is a legendary swordsman, a hero in the wars preceding the turbulent fall of Japan’s Shogunate in the 19th century. Once feared as ‘Battosai the Killer’, with […]

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Appleseed Alpha (2014) (DVD review).

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Appleseed Alpha (2014) (DVD review).

Animation at its best, directed by Shinji Aramaki, here we have a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the desolation of New York City. Mind you, it could be any city and it’s a scene of utter devastation similar to that of Dresden after World War II with very few buildings are left standing. With Japanese origins, […]

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