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Usagi Drop

[singlepic id=551 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=550 w=320 h=240 float=center]Raising a child isn’t easy, and every parent or guardian knows just how taxing all of the daily tasks can be, the sacrifices that need to be made in terms of work and social life, and

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Steins;Gate

[singlepic id=544 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=545 w=320 h=240 float=center]“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non subjective viewpoint it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbley … timey wimey … stuff” – The

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Tentai Senshi Sunred

[singlepic id=539 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=540 w=320 h=240 float=center]Do you want to watch a series that features heroic heroes, villainous villains and mind boggling fight scenes where every punch, kick or special move is lovingly crafted and animated? Are you looking for a show

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Deadman Wonderland

[singlepic id=527 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=528 w=320 h=240 float=center]Strange things can happen to a person when they’re in prison so the general rules of thumb are to keep a low profile, stay out of the way of other people, and avoid dropping the soap

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Level E

[singlepic id=531 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=532 w=320 h=240 float=center]Why are aliens so attracted to Earth? It’s a question that many fans of science fiction have pondered at one time or another, and there have been a number of different answers – vacations, natural resources,

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Bleach: Jigokuhen

[singlepic id=510 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=511 w=320 h=240 float=center]Brains versus brawn. Brawn versus brains. Round and around and around they go … The most puzzling thing about shounen anime and manga is the distinct lack of heroes with both strength and intelligence, and nowhere

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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

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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.