Back from MCM Expo!

Lookie what we gots for you! Want to win this? – Tune in tonight 6-8pm, 104.5FM in Teesside, and live in the steam  (link in side —>) How ever shall we loose it all? A series of weekly prize giveaways starting tonight? Don’t mind if

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

On The Horizon

Apologies for the lack of previews over the last couple of weeks, but as you all know, life has a habit of getting in the way. Normal service is being resumed, but there’s a pile of editing with my name on it that unfortunately has

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On The Horizon – May 2011 (Part 1)

Apologies for the lack of previews over the last couple of weeks, but as you all know, life has a habit of getting in the way. Normal service is being resumed, but there’s a pile of editing with my name on it that unfortunately has

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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 pretty lucrative business as there’s already an established market for

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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

On The Horizon (Pt. 3)

What makes a good game? It’s a question that haunts developers the world over as there is no set production line method to making one, and no mathematical formula that can predict how a title will be received. Unless the game in question is already

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On The Horizon – April-May 2011

What makes a good game? It’s a question that haunts developers the world over as there is no set production line method to making one, and no mathematical formula that can predict how a title will be received. Unless the game in question is already