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Director: Atsushi Takahashi Starring: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Bryce Papenbrook, Jun Fukuyama, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kana Hanazawa, Christine Marie Cabanos, Kazuya Nakai, Kyle Hebert,  Running Time: 98 minutes Certificate: 12 BLUE EXORCIST: THE MOVIE is a simple extension of the popular TV show. It doesn’t supply a plot that elaborates or adds to the series’ story arcs, but instead offers up an emotionally powerful film and solitary story. This...

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz Publisher: Titan Books Pages: 168 As a major, mighty Godzilla fan, there was never any question as to whether or not I would enjoy this book. Instead it came down to how much I would enjoy it. Despite being very pleased with Gareth Edwards’ take on the classic Toho monster there is something both lovers and haters can...

Director: Itsuro Kawasaki Starring: Ayahi Takagaki, Brina Palencia, Mai Nakahara, Monica Rial, Mikako Takahashi, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Todd Haberkorn  Running Time: 300 minutes Certificate: 15 The heavily influenced dystopian show is back to complete its run, and this time the show manages to underplay elements taken from other films and television programmes. There’s a greater focus on character and politics in this collection of episodes,...

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Yoji Matsuda, Billy Crudup, Yuriko Ishida, Claire Danes, Yuko Tanaka, Minnie Driver, Kaoru Kobayashi, Billy bob Thronton, Akihiko Miwa, Gillian Anderson Running Time: 133 minutes Certificate: PG I still remember first hearing about this film. Back then it sounded like some kind of strange myth, which Miramax had bought the rights to and refused to release. Many rumours spread as to why, with...

Director: Hiroyuki Morita Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Anne Hathaway, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Cary Elwes, Tetsu Watanabe, Peter Boyle, Yosuke Saito, Elliot Gould, Tetsuro Tanba, Tim Curry Running Time: 71 minutes Certificate: U Originally planned as a short feature for a theme park and direct to video release, THE CAT RETURNS gradually evolved into a film that has been looked down upon somewhat when compared to other Studio Ghibli...

Director: Hiroaki Miyamoto, Munehisa Sakai, Junji Shimizu, Konosuke Uda Starring: Mayumi Tanaka, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Kazuya Nakai, Christopher R. Sabat, Akemi Okamura, Luci Christian, Kappei Yamaguchi, Sonny Strait, Hiroaki Hirata, Eric Vale, Ikue Ohtani, Brina Palencia, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Stephanie Young Running Time: 650 minutes Certificate: 12 Like with any anime series following a huge arc, One Piece settles into a few smaller adventures during its sixth boxset. Each...

Director: Kôichi Ôhata Starring: Veronica Taylor, Akeno Watanabe, Caitlin Glass, Masumi Asano, Wendee Lee Running Time: 300 Minutes Certificate: 18 Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians is the most difficult anime series I have ever had the pleasure of reviewing for a number of reasons. The series focusses on a group of young scantly-clad women guided by the spirits of ancient warriors in order to...

Director:  Uwe Boll Starring:  Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Michael Pare Running Time:  99 mins Certificate:  18 Corporate America has long been the root of evil in the world of movies. From ROLLERBALL (1975) to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012), capitalism has been calculating and faceless, though these portraits are generally painted in broad strokes. When...

Director: Jane Campion Starring: Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker Running Time: 120 Minutes Certificate: 15 In the wake of the films glorious Blu-ray upgrade, it's time to revisit the academy award winning classic THE PIANO which believe it or not is now 21 years old. However, you could be forgiven for thinking that the film was released just yesterday as 'glorious'...

Director: Ron Howard Starring: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pearl Jam, Rita Ora, Run-DMC, Santigold, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Odd Future, The Hives, Passion Pit, D’Angelo and Gary Clark Jr. Running Time: 90 minutes Certificate: 15 It’s nearly festival season, so MADE IN AMERICA is a perfect time to share the music and (in the sense of this documentary) a very precise moment to bring...

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