MIB’s Instant Headache -10th Anniversary!

Ten years. A lot has happened in that time but one constant, at least in my life, has been this blog. Films, anime, WWE, year-end top ten lists, and now short films, video edits and Photoshop artworks have been featured across 3,473 posts (or 3,474 including this one). That is a lot of writing and … Continue reading MIB’s Instant Headache -10th Anniversary!

A Quick Note About Anime Reviews

Hello dear readers, Some of you may have noticed a slight dearth in reviews for new UK anime releases on this site recently. This is due in part to some of the titles having their release dates delayed by the distributors. However, in lieu of the current situation with the Coronavirus and the widespread lockdown … Continue reading A Quick Note About Anime Reviews

Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom

Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 298 minutes approx. Release Date: May 23rd We return to the Rabbit House café to rejoin Cocoa, Chino, Rize, Syaro, Chiya, Megumi, and Maya for more sugary sweet moe slice-of-life hijinks. This third season of Is The Order A Rabbit? … Continue reading Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom

VOD Review – Cop Secret

Cop Secret (Cert 15) (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. Release Date – May 23rd The life of a cop according to cinema is one of testosterone, swagger, and breaking the rules with the same fervour they go after the criminal rule breakers! Love and romance is collateral damage where protecting the law … Continue reading VOD Review – Cop Secret

Movie Review – Mandibles

Mandibles (Mandibules) France (2020) Dir. Quentin Dupieux Flies. Nobody likes them - except spiders and that is only because they feed on them. They interrupt our daily lives by buzzing around our heads as we work or watch the TV; they ruin our food by leaving goo on it; and they can’t even figure out … Continue reading Movie Review – Mandibles

Movie Review – Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon

Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (Sau foo fei lung) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Kar-wing Far be it for me to impugn the police force here in the UK but they are currently in a bit of a sad state following the last Commissioner resigning because of her poor and corrupt leadership. However, they are nowhere … Continue reading Movie Review – Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon

Movie Review – Turning Red

Turning Red US (2022) Dir. Domee Shi “Don’t make me moody, You wouldn’t like me when I’m moody!” Puberty is a bloody nuisance for all of us, especially girls, and I apologise for being less than subtle with this introduction, but this latest offering from Pixar/Disney isn’t exactly shy about isn’t subject matter either. Meilin … Continue reading Movie Review – Turning Red

Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2

Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2 (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 58 minutes approx. Release Date: May 16th Unless you have a fantastic memory, you may want to revisit the first instalment of Das Finale before watching this follow up as it picks up the story right from where we … Continue reading Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2

Movie Review – The Ground Beneath My Feet

The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füßen) Austria (2019) Dir. Marie Kreutzer It is true that life has a funny way of unfolding for us all. No matter if we are poor or privileged, we will all, at some point, hit a brick wall or find ourselves drowning in our problems. Such … Continue reading Movie Review – The Ground Beneath My Feet

Movie Review – End Game

End Game (Ren chao xiong yong) China/Hong Kong (2021) Dir. Rao Xiaozhi “I need to be myself/ I can’t be no-one else” Those were the first words we heard Liam Gallagher sing when Supersonic heralded the arrival of Oasis in 1994 and almost 20 years later they are apropos to this Chinese/Hong Kong remake of … Continue reading Movie Review – End Game

Movie Review – Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Days Of The Bagnold Summer UK (2019) Dir. Simon Bird Parents vs. teenagers is an age old war (at least since Rock & Roll created the teenager in the ‘50s) that will continue to be waged as long as parents give birth to teenagers. This is where the divide in the bond between parent and … Continue reading Movie Review – Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Movie Review – Top Hat

Top Hat US (1935) Dir. Mark Sandrich Jumping to conclusions, as the aphorism goes, is the only way some people get exercise, yet can be quite harmful when an issue is contested without possession of the full facts. Embarrassment and humiliation as well as collateral damage are the usual results, all of which could be … Continue reading Movie Review – Top Hat