JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Having seen the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the notion of a live action version is preposterous - until we remember Takashi Miike exists! Already with many anime and manga adaptations in his vast catalogue, including Yatterman, … Continue reading JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

Night Of The Living Dead

Night Of The Living Dead US (1968) Dir. George A. Romero Many hardcore horror fans will no doubt be aghast at the fact this is a first time watch of this cult classic for me - in fact there are even more legendary horror films I’ve yet to see - but better late than never … Continue reading Night Of The Living Dead

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) Japan (2017) Dir. Kenji Kamiyama  Most of us want our dreams to come true, but only the ones that involve attaining a certain goal in life or reaching a state of prosperity in terms of love, wealth and success. The dreams we have that are escapist fantasies … Continue reading Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

WWE – 30 Years Of Summerslam

WWE – 30 Years Of Summerslam (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 517 minutes approx. A lot of things happened in August of 1988 but two are most significant for ol’ MIB. One - at the risk of exposing my age - is that I attended the fateful Monsters of Rock … Continue reading WWE – 30 Years Of Summerslam

L’Amant Double

L'Amant Double France/Belgium (2017) Dir. François Ozon When a director’s reputation precedes them by a vast distance, reading the summary of their latest film fills you with either a cold dread or perverse excitement. And when that director is maverick auteur François Ozon and one early shot is an extreme close up of lady parts … Continue reading L’Amant Double

One Piece Collection 18

One Piece Collection 18 (Episodes 422-445) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 565 minutes approx  Welcome back to the further adventures of everybody’s favourite pirates the Straw Hats as One Piece continues to roll on. In truth, this is a bit of a white lie as this collection features Straw Hats rubbery … Continue reading One Piece Collection 18

A House Of Happiness

A House Of Happiness Malaysia (2018) Dir. Jy Teng  We are all forgetful from time to time; we even manage to block out things we’d rather not remember, but losing all of our memories would be too hard to take. So spare a thought for those who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s, with no control … Continue reading A House Of Happiness

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sorry Wrong Number US (1948) Dir. Anatole Litvak Over the past few years, they have been scares in the media that excessive use of mobile phones could cause brain cancer. Some have baulked at this idea but as this classic 1948 film noir drama suggests, even an ancient rotary dial telephone could eventually lead to … Continue reading Sorry, Wrong Number

Black Clover Season 1 Part 1

Black Clover Season 1 Part 1 (Episodes 1-10) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running time: 239 minutes approx.  I wonder how many anime and manga fans watched their favourite shows or read their favourite strips, thought to themselves “I could do that” then went ahead and created their own story, blissfully unaware … Continue reading Black Clover Season 1 Part 1

Courted (L’hermine)

Courted (L'hermine) France (2015) Dir. Christian Vincent The English translation of this French courtroom drama suffused with rom-com elements is a pun, while the French title refers to the ermine lined robes judges wear. What does this have to do with anything? This is a problem with Courted - it unites two disparate genres that … Continue reading Courted (L’hermine)