MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (Japan)

The anime train in Japan may still be rolling but as 2017 has illustrated, it appears to be in a bit of a funk in terms of creativity and producing that hot new property to capture the imagination of fans worldwide. This is not to say there isn’t anything worth watching among the newly released … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (UK)

2017 was a funny year here in Old Blighty on a social and political front with our futures trapped in a state of uncertainty thanks to the complete dog’s breakfast that is Brexit. But one thing we know that IS certain for anime fans is that there will never be a shortage of new titles … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (UK)

Memoirs Of A Murderer (22-nenme no kokuhaku: Watashi ga satsujinhan desu)

Memoirs Of A Murderer (22-nenme no kokuhaku: Watashi ga satsujinhan desu) Japan (2017) Dir. Yu Irie When I reviewed the 2012 Korean film Confession Of Murder back in early 2014 I made the remark that its style lent itself to a Hong Kong crime thriller and that I wouldn’t be surprised if it was remade … Continue reading Memoirs Of A Murderer (22-nenme no kokuhaku: Watashi ga satsujinhan desu)

House Of The Disappeared (Si-gan-wi-ui jib)

House Of The Disappeared (Si-gan-wi-ui jib) Korea (2017) Dir. Lim Dae-woong This psychological horror/thriller from Korea is in fact a remake of a 2013 Venezuelan film La Casa Del Fin De Los Tiempos (The House At The End Of Time), a rare case of Asian cinema remaking another country’s film and not vice versa, although … Continue reading House Of The Disappeared (Si-gan-wi-ui jib)

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie US (2017) Dir. Chris McKay The success of The Lego Movie back in 2014 was a surprise for many but the creators wisely exploited all aspects of the Lego brand, such as the tie-in franchises like the Superheroes, to produce a fun film. This proved a vital element to its success, … Continue reading The Lego Batman Movie

Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants)

Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants) France/Belgium (2016) Dir. Katell Quillévéré Some film directors find a niche and stick with it, for better or worse, while others like to expand their creativity from film to film, covering a number of themes, styles and genres. France’s Katell Quillévéré fits in the latter category as her three … Continue reading Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Rian Johnson It’s been two years since the Star Wars franchise was resumed with The Force Awakens, during which time we saw a prequel in the form of the adjunct Rogue One that came in between the prequels and the original series that began 40 … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sing

Sing US (2016) Dir. Garth Jennings For too long the CGI animation playing field in Hollywood has been dominated by Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks, so joining the race in the outside lane is the comparatively young Illumination Entertainment, the team behind the Despicable Me franchise. Sing is set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, focusing … Continue reading Sing

J Revolusi

J Revolusi Malaysia (2017) Dir. Zulkarnain Azhar It’s been well over five years since ol’ MIB paid a visit to the Malaysian branch of the world cinema chain, so here we are again with this action thriller presumably designed to keep up with their Asian neighbours in this particular genre. The UTK (Unit Tindakhas) is … Continue reading J Revolusi

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 47 minutes approx. / 46 minutes approx. Two more movies from the Dragonball Z archive get the first time Blu-ray release treatment from Manga Entertainment, this time featuring just one antagonist spoiling for a … Continue reading Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler