Take Two – Keijo!!! Nip Slip Girls (Review)

Back in October I first saw a trailer for this series due out for the fall 2016 season. The trailer was the most forward and blunt that I’ve seen for a weeb trash fan service anime perhaps ever. It was unashamedly self-aware and this was

Could The Curious Case of Benjamin Button be a Reality?

*I hope you’ve all enjoyed the festive period!!* Yup, you read that correctly. I hope you have enjoyed the festive period but also, the title. Ageing is an inevitable consequence of, well, living (cue dark music). Grey hairs, wrinkles, aching joints and the like are things we

Keyframe Episode 65 – Naruto or Potato

It’s been a strange week with Stan Lee working on another anime series, the return of Muppet Babies, Klonoa getting a movie and some less-than-flattering anime statues. Our featured anime are One Piece Season 13 (#300 to #324), Digimon Season 1 and Inner Sanctums –

Cinema Eclectica’s Top Movies of 2016

This year’s run-down of the best films to hit UK cinemas is a little different than usual. Instead of being the opinion of one person, these 20-ish films are the collective opinion of the 5 people to feature on Cinema Eclectica. That’s Rob, Graham, Ryan,

The Sound of Magic: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

(Spoilerphobes read ahead at your own risk…) We all recognise ‘Hedwig’s theme’. Since it first played in cinemas fifteen years ago, bookending the tales of a boy wizard – it now signals the dawn of the adventures of the magizoologist, Newt Scamander. With a shimmering

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On The Box 63 – Curly Wencing

Things are getting stranger in TV land with Candy Crush game shows, the possibility of Trump TV, and an online streaming service to help people sleep. This week we’ve been watching The Crystal Maze and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. We also take a

The Emigrants and The New Land

In its native America, the Criterion Collection earned its reputation for desirable, extras-packed editions of arthouse classics over whole decades, disc by disc. When it expanded to Region 2 in April this year, it wasn’t an unknown quantity – cinephiles with region-free players had been

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#9 – Press X and Say It With Passion!

The reviews are upon us yet again! While we’re at it we also discuss the sea-change happening in First Person Shooters, poor storytelling in JRPGs and the “anti-hype” for Resident Evil 7 (or Resident E7 if the title is to be believed). Our featured games

Cinema Eclectica Episode 94 – Opening a Can of Kevin Smith

We have our second ever photonegative show featuring lots of new releases from all over the world. The choice cuts are Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Creepy”, Botswanan drama “A United Kingdom”, Robert Zemeckis’ “Allied” and hysteria-laden Korean horror “The Wailing”. Staying with South Korea, Kim Jee-Woon is