Black Clover Season 1 Part 4

Black Clover Season 1 Part 4 (Episodes 30-39) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 239 minutes approx. The journey of magic less Magic Knight Asta to realising his dream of becoming Wizard king continues in this fourth instalment of Black Clover. The next adventure to befall our shouty protagonist actually happens … Continue reading Black Clover Season 1 Part 4

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. Michael Dougherty There seems to be a recurring cycle regarding the Godzilla franchise between Japan and the US. When the original Japanese incarnation retired in the 1970’s after 20 years, the US made a TV cartoon series prompting Toho to resurrect Gojira in the mid-80’s … Continue reading Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú)

The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú) China (2019) Dir. Frant Gwo A few months ago, I reviewed a Chinese sci-fi film Last Sunrise, about the impending end of a solar reliant world due to the sun going out. Unbeknownst to me, China had made another sci-fi flick about the end of the world thanks … Continue reading The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú)

Black Clover Season 1 Part 2

Black Clover Season 1 Part 2 (Episodes 11-19) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 215 minutes approx. You’ll have to cast your mind all the way back to last August for when the first volume of the latest shonen adventure show Black Clover hit these shores. It’s been a bit of … Continue reading Black Clover Season 1 Part 2

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet US (2018) Dirs. Phil Johnston & Rich Moore No, he doesn’t post a picture of his bare bottom although this is probably the only thing Ralph doesn’t do as he ventures from the safe-haven of his old school arcade game into the vast, busy and heavily populated digital world of the … Continue reading Ralph Breaks The Internet

The Seven Swords

The Seven Swords China (2019) Dir. Francis Nam Chi-Wai This is something of anomaly for me as I can’t find any sufficient information about this wu xia fantasy film at all online. Aside from the poster, a trailer, and ironically, the film itself, The Seven Swords is shrouded in mystery - it doesn’t even have … Continue reading The Seven Swords

My Hero Academia – Two Heroes

My Hero Academia -  Two Heroes (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray/Steelbook (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 96 minutes approx You know a shonen action show has made it to the big time when it gets its own big screen spin-off, so welcome to the major leagues My Hero Academia! Kōhei Horikoshi’s creation manga has seen … Continue reading My Hero Academia – Two Heroes

Princess Principal Collection

Princess Principal Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. I don’t have much time for our royal family, as treacherous as that may sound, but I can guarantee that the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge fawned over by our press will never be as cool or as productive as the … Continue reading Princess Principal Collection

Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 1

Granblue Fantasy - The Animation Part 1 (Episodes 1-7) (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 167 minutes approx. Anyone familiar with the video game this anime is based on will know what to expect; if you don’t know the game you will still have an idea of what to expect since Granblue … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 1

The King And The Mockingbird (Le Roi et l’Oiseau)

The King And The Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'Oiseau) France (1980) Dir. Paul Grimault French animation is a bit of a niche product internationally, so it is a surprise to learn that one of the biggest influences on Japanese legend Hayao Miyazaki is French animator Paul Grimault. One of the most important figures in French … Continue reading The King And The Mockingbird (Le Roi et l’Oiseau)