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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

[singlepic id=494 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=495 w=320 h=240 float=center]Dealing with the death of a friend or loved one isn’t easy, no matter how old you are, and everyone comes to terms with their loss in different ways. Adults can drink themselves into a stupor

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Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

[singlepic id=497 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=496 w=320 h=240 float=center]Is everything really better with zombies? Given the recent surge in stories involving the shambling undead it’s pretty obvious that there are people out there who believe that they can improve any form of entertainment, so

Red Hill

Directed by Patrick Hughes, Red Hill is Australia’s latest contribution to the Western. Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten) and his pregnant wife move away from the hustle of the police force in the big city to Red Hill. Unbeknownst to Shane he was walked into a town

Gallants

In Clement Cheng’s directorial debut we have Gallants, homage to all things 70s Kung Fu and Shaw Brothers, much in the same way that Kung Fu Hustle was only this is a much more restrained and solemn piece of film making. As the films narration goes on to describe, Gallants is the story of loser, Cheung (You-Nam Wong) who cannot do his job as an estate agent. He is constantly causing trouble for his bosses, so to get rid of him he is sent off into the Chinese countryside to resolve a dispute on the rental of a property. When he gets there he causes a dispute to be elevated to the point where it becomes a full-blown face off. Along the way there are love-interests, training montages and loss. All of these things are common place in the martial arts genre, so don’t expect the film to say anything new through its narrative.

Planzet

When people think of 3D CG animation from the Far East, they normally remember certain cut scenes from video games, some of which are truly breathtaking works that combine imaginative storytelling with top notch cinematography. It’s strange then, that the skill and passion that goes

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Planzet

[singlepic id=480 w=320 h=240 float=center]When people think of 3D CG animation from the Far East, they normally remember certain cut scenes from video games, some of which are truly breathtaking works that combine imaginative storytelling with top notch cinematography. It’s strange then, that the skill

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Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

[singlepic id=475 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=476 w=320 h=240 float=center] Adaptations are becoming a bit of a thorny issue in anime these days, which is a bit odd considering how many are produced every year. The constant conversion of stories from other media is a

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Puella Magi Madoka★Magica

[singlepic id=466 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=467 w=320 h=240 float=center] It’s long been the case that specific genres of anime are often intensely focused on certain genders and age groups, and this fact is most apparent when one considers the mahou shoujo category. From Sailor

Uchuu Show e Youkoso

Leave any child unattended for a length of time and they will undoubtedly find themselves in some sort of mischief, even if they weren’t looking to get into trouble, and all world weary parents, teachers and carers will attest to this as truth. The main

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Uchuu Show e Youkoso

[singlepic id=454 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=455 w=320 h=240 float=center] Leave any child unattended for a length of time and they will undoubtedly find themselves in some sort of mischief, even if they weren’t looking to get into trouble, and all world weary parents, teachers