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Madman streaming DANGANRONPA from September 1

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Adding to their already incredible list of free streaming anime, Madman have added DANGANRONPA from director Seiji Kishi of Persona 4 fame. 
There's really no need for anyone to illegally download anime ever again with new anime released every single weekday and in the case of DANGANRONPA and ATTACK ON TITAN, the same day as Japan! 
Check out the full line up of anime on offer and more after the jump!

*CLOSED* Win Star Trek Enterprise Season 2 on Blu Ray

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Captain Archer and his crew return in Star Trek Enterprise Season 2. From the very first episode, Shockwave Part II, we are thrown back into the Temporal Cold War, ongoing threats from the Suliban and a whole lot of exploration.
Thanks to our friends at Paramount we have copies of Star Trek Enterprise Season 2 on Blu Ray to give away.
Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2, buy on Blu-ray™ August 21
All you have to do is fill out the form below and you're in the running to win a copy. Don't forget, you can score yourself an extra entry just by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook!

Resident Alien: Welcome to Earth! Review

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Right now Jonathan Hickman is dominating the comic book sales charts with his own brand of science-fiction story. His creator owned titles such as The Manhattan Projects and East of West as well as his runs on Avengers and FF have all revelled in high-concept plot devices, epic threats and all encompassing settings. So it's no surprise that the relatively low key sci-fi story, Resident Alien by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, slipped under the radar of most comic book readers, myself included.
It's a real pity that this miniseries hasn't yet gotten the attention it deserves as it is hands down one of the best comics I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's right up there with classics such as Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, admittedly not in scale or mythos, but very much on par in terms of the quality of writing and visual storytelling.

Madman Announce TITAN WEEK!

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Australia's number 1 anime distributor, Madman, have listened to the fans and reacted accordingly. After the hugely successful streaming release of Attack on Titan, Madman have announced "Titan Week" (from Monday 26th through Friday 30th August) during which they'll begin releasing 2 new episodes of Attack on Titan PER DAY until they catch up with the Japanese schedule. 

New episodes will be released each Wednesday only hours after screening in Japan with Madman also announcing their plans to release the series on physical and digital formats in 2014.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Review

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the first in a series of movie adaptations based upon novels by Cassandra Clare. Don’t worry I haven’t read the books either and I have to say after seeing this movie, I don't plan to. I checked out Harald Zwart’s bio (Director) and found that he’d directed Agent Cody Banks and Pink Panther 2 and well, yeah. When I read that Stephanie Meyer, of Twilight fame, said that this "is a world I love to live in." I cringed and considered what this could possibly mean.

Kick Ass 2 - Review

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John Romita Jr and Mark Millar’s Kick Ass is the only graphic novel I have ever read. I came away from it with a slight glow, perhaps because it was my first, but certainly because I appreciated the storytelling style and the unique artistic style. Mathew Vaughn first brought Kick Ass to the screen in 2010 in a film which I adore – a true blend of meta-comedy, ultra-violence and pop culture references. Kick Ass 2 expands on the world of the first film in an interesting way but doesn’t quite achieve the same impact as its predecessor.

Based roughly three years after the events of the first film, Dave Lizewski/Kick Ass (Aaron Johnson) has inspired a small army of regular folk to don costumes and take to the streets as crime fighters. Mindy Macready/Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) is now living with her godfather Detective Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut) and is struggling after the death of her father Big Daddy. Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has abandoned his alter ego as The Red Mis…

Beginners Guide to Gunpla with Tom from HobbyCo

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At last weeks Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH), I had the chance to speak with Tom from HobbyCo who filled us in on what's what in the world of GunPla.
GunPla is a contraction or portmanteau of Gundam Plastic Model and is quite often given to any anime related plastic model kit. Following the release of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series in 1979 came a line of plastic model kits in 1980. Since its inception there have been hundreds of kits released of nearly every mecha design in varying sizes and levels of detail. Diving into the world of GunPla can be daunting
so I had a chat with Tom to tell us where to start.

Red Obsession - Review

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Red Obsession, the latest documentary from Australian duo David Roach and Warwick Ross looks at the effect China’s economic growth is having on Bordeaux, one of the most iconic French wine regions. Whilst full of some beautiful photography of the French countryside and plenty of wine porn for those lovers of the plonk, sadly for me the film revealed more about the filmmakers' opinions of China than it did the plight of the French Wine industry. Ultimately I came away feeling the film missed it mark completely and ended up being a naive bordering on racist look at global economics.

*CLOSED* Win G.I. Joe: Retaliation on Blu Ray and a branded HDD

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To celebrate the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation on DVD and Blu Ray, our good friends at Paramount have supplied us with 5x copies of G.I Joe: Retaliation on Blu Ray and 1x 320GB G.I Joe branded external hard drive. One lucky winner will win a copy of the film on glorious HD Blu Ray AND the hard drive while 4 runners up will win a copy of the film on Blu Ray.
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra, in this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital August 14.

All you have to do is fill out the form below and you're in the running. Don't forget, you can score yourself an extra entry just by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Blu Ray Review

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Certain films demand to be watched on Blu Ray and generally, they're not exactly high art. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is such a film. Sure, it's may not be a "thinking man's film" but it looks and sounds fantastic. Sure, it has a touch of the Michael Bay's about it but none of the douchebaggery that would ordinarily accompany such a film... apart from a handful of Transformers inspired sound effects.
Duke (Channing Tatum) and Roadblock (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) lead a team of Joe's on a tactical strike in Pakistan. After securing a cache of nuclear warheads all hell breaks loose which turns this paint by numbers movie into an action packed revenge flick.

*CLOSED* Win Jason Byrne Live: Cirque Du Byrne on DVD

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Thanks to our good friends at Roadshow we have 5 copies of Jason Byrne: Cirque Du Byrne on DVD to giveaway. 
Available in stores now, Cirque Du Byrne showcases just why Byrne has become one of the highest selling comedians at the legendary Edinburgh Comedy Festival. 
After filming live at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Byrne said "There is going to be a pretty AMAZING finale, I don’t want to spoil it for you but it was so frickin’ incredible you would have wished you were there. Shame you weren’t actually, would have been nice to see you. But then I guess that’s what you want to buy the DVD for. Oh, ok go on then.”
All you have to do is fill out the form below and you're in the running to win a copy. Don't forget, you can score yourself an extra entry just by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook!

Pain and Gain Review

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Sometimes you’ve got to be smart to get away with being stupid. Michael Bay’s latest offering Pain and Gain is proof that if a film is going to be silly and ridiculous it has to stay fully committed to make it work. Mr Bay has taken a break from his goliath Transformers franchise to tell the real life story of three jacked-up, protein-munching body builders who get embroiled in extortion plan which goes horribly wrong.