Showing posts from November, 2011

Competition Time - Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D *CLOSED*

Legendary director TSUI HARK and superstar JET LI reunite for the first Wuxia epic ever filmed in stunning 3D!

"The hunt for an escaped concubine quickly turns into a game of cat-and-mouse, as the infamous Dragon Inn is once again centre stage for an epic battle.  As a gigantic storm looms on the horizon,  ready to wipe out everything in sight, the cat-and-mouse game inside grows fiercer.  Fortune, love and vengeance, could very well be gone with the wind."

Thanks to the good people at Icon we have 5 in-season double passes to FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE 3D to give away. For your chance to win, follow on after the jump!

Review By Stu - The Adventures of Tin Tin

Please run to the nearest window and shout in a clear rejoicing voice "They've done it, they've finally cracked the code!!". Granted this may sound strange to anyone who happens to be walking past at the time but the minute they see The Adventures of Tin Tin, people will appreciate your crazy ravings. The Adventures of Tin Tin - The Secret of the Unicorn is an animated film adaptation of the Belgian classic comic book series which follows a young journalist, Tin Tin (Jamie BELL), and his trusty side kick Snowy as they set off on an unexpected journey sees them crossing vast oceans, surviving deserts and retracing the steps of heroes from long ago all of which is shot using motion capture animation.

Movie Review - Attack the Block

Many reviews that I had read before the release of Joe Cornish's Attack the Block have described it as a gritty version of The Goonies. At no point while watching the film was a reminded of the magic and adventure had by the Goonies while searching for One-Eyed Willie's fortune. Instead, at the beginning of the film I found myself disgusted with who would soon become the main characters, a group of unlikeable thugs who belong in mug shots, not the silver screen. This thought did nothing else but solidify the impressive way that Cornish captured the hopelessness and deep rooted innocence of a group of kids from South London.
"From the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD comes ATTACK THE BLOCK - a sci-fi/comedy/action/adventure mash-up, that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It’s…

Competition Time - Attack the Block *CLOSED*

Mix Shaun of the Dead, War of the Worlds and Dizzee Rascal and you have Attack the Block. Aliens are invading and unfortunately they picked one of the most dangerous places to do so, South London.

Thanks to Icon Movies, we have 5 in season double passes to give away. All you have to do is send us your name, email and address and you're in the draw! No questions, no nuffin!

A group of gang banger thugs led by the stoic "Moses" are attacked from all angles by other baddies, the feds (Police) and a strange alien life form the likes of which has never been seen. Can this rag tag group of misunderstood misfits thwart an alien invasion, avoid gaol AND keep their baggy pants from falling down? Find out for yourself when Attack the Block is released in cinemas on December 1. Believe!

Game Review - Sonic Generations (PS3)

Everybody's favourite blue blur is all grown up at the ripe old age of 20! That's right, Sonic the Hedgehog has turned 20 and Sega have released Sonic Generations as a birthday present to us all.

The ultimate celebration of 20 Years of Sonic gaming, Sonic Generations delivers the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans new and old.

Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. Whilst there, Sonic runs into some very familiar characters from his past including a younger version of himself! Now they must team up to defeat their enemies, save their friends, and find out who is behind this diabolical deed.

JFF Movie Reviews - Gantz: Perfect Answer

Gantz: Perfect Answer is a direct continuation of the first film although it has a completely different feel to it. The dark angst remains but this film hits us with a fist full of anger and unbridled violence. When we left our hero, Kei (Kazunari Ninomiya), he was just finding his feel in this sick and twisted death match. Now when we return, he has fully embraced the power at his disposal and is a relentless killing machine.

Kei and Kato return to their normal lives, albeit momentarily, and fall back into the routines of their daily routines. Kato cares for his brother while Kei focuses on a burgeoning relationship with college classmate Tae. Just when their routine begins to offer a sense of normalcy, Gantz plays the cruelest trick of all.

JFF Movie Reviews - Gantz

Gantz the film is based upon the wildly successful Gantz manga and Gantz anime series created by Hiroya Oku. This is one seriously whacked out thrill ride. Luckily, or possibly unfortunately, the film is MUCH more tame than the manga and anime. There is a good chance that if it was kept panel for panel true, it would almost certainly have been refused classification.
Kei, a socially awkward college student stumbles across an old friend at a local railway station. Next thing he knows he is helping his friend save an old drunk from an oncoming train which doesn't stop in time and kills Kei and his school friend Kato. Strangely, the boys find themselves in a white room, seemingly alive. Tasked with the destruction of alien invaders, Kato and Kei must hunt down strange creatures in a sadistic and bloody game of cat and mouse. You either win your life back or die trying.

Jff Movie Reviews - Ninja Kids!!

Imagine, if you will, the love-child of Naruto and Yo-Gabba-Gabba. Sure, its not the most likely of mash-ups but if you can wrap your head around it, you'd get Ninja Kids!!! (忍たま乱太郎). Stylistically the film takes its cues from the original manga and anime series' Rakudai Ninja Rantaro by Sōbē Amako.

Rantaro is born into a bottom tier, yet incredibly dedicated ninja family. In order to get the family back on track he is sent to a prestigious ninja academy to learn the sacred and spiritual art of ninjutsu. A boy who is swift of foot and pure of heart, Rantaro quickly excels at school and amasses a solid group of friends with whom he embarks on an adventure of snot covered peril. If only Rantaro could get a hang of those pesky throwing stars.... There is no way to truly explain Ninja Kids!!! You just have to see it for yourself.

Comic Review - Man From Space #1

From the mind of Marc Jackson, an award winning* cartoonist, comes Man From Space. The "*" following the "award winning" statement is an absolute must as without it, people would be at risk of believing it. Alternatively you could read said statement, not believe it, yet still find yourself pondering if there was something that you missed... something that required a higher level of brain function to properly receive and digest this piece of high art. In short, you don't and you didn't.