The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – An Outstanding Dying Art

The-Tale-of-the-Princess-Kaguya-600x450With Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, having been reviewed here last year, I have been waiting; as I assume all fans of Studio Ghibli have been doing, for what could be possibly Isao Takahata’s final foray into filmmaking, and perhaps ever so slight more frightening, the second to last Studio Ghibli film that may ever be released. Continue reading

The Unfinished Swan – The Complete Package

the-unfinished-swan-1I seem to be more and more inclined to turn away from the big games that have been released since the inception of the new consoles. I mean I jumped on Dragonball: Xenoverse as if it were a disgraceful youth putting a dying animal out of its misery with my size eight feet and I’m incredibly stoked for Star Wars: Battlefront, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Fallout 4 and a whole host of games that have fallen prey to the recent trend of colon-isation and sequelisation. Continue reading

Just to Say…

2000px-Gay_flag.svgWell done America, you’ve finally allowed gay marriage in all 50 States. Give yourself a pat on the back, but remember ther’s always more work to be done and, looking at America at the moment, some of it needs to be done sharpish. Celebrate today, but remember there’s still so much work to do tomorrow. Also, just a quick message to Northern Ireland: please pass same-sex marriage. It’s not hard, or controversial, it’s a matter of equality, so please do the right thing.

Oh and, err, reviews… I knew there was something I’d forgotten. They’ll be coming soon… hopefully.

Mad Max: Fury Road – Utter Carnage

MMFR_BUS_SHELTER_DUO_INTLSomewhat surprisingly, I’m not that much of an action film aficionado. I mean, I have seen a fair few but I’m not a die-hard about the subject (pardon the pun). So when Mad Max: Fury Road came out, I just thought that it was another summer blockbuster attempt. An admittedly cool looking one, but I had no inclination that this was part of a franchise, let alone a genre-defining one at that. Hell, South Park parodied it in Proper Condom Use! Now I finally understand that weird scene… Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hype Without Substance?

Avengers_Age_Of_Ultron-poster1I know this film has been out for a short while now and the fact I’m reviewing now is more of a testament to by procrastination rather than anything else, but nevertheless I shall, finally, be reviewing the hype-tastic Avengers: Age of Ultron! But you guys know what’s coming first, although I don’t see why I’m even bothering since we’ve all seen the trailers and probably the film itself, but here’s the obligatory overview! Continue reading

Begin Again – Sweet and Satisfying, if a Little Uneven

Begin_Again_film_poster_2014So… how are you all? It’s been a while hasn’t it? Sorry, I’m not so good at striking up a conversation with possibly many people that I have barely spoken/written to in months, but I’m going to have a bash at it, for my blog’s health as well as my own. Continue reading