Dec 052012


Almost every wonderful moment you had during childhood that didn’t involve your parents or friends was  thanks to such characters such as the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus. As a child you were convinced of their magic. But what if these entities were challenged? What if all those figures who we perceived as the ones responsible for our happiness and wonder were up against an evil that aimed to end that belief and joy? My review of Rise of the Guardians after the jump.

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Oct 022012


Adam Sandler voices Count Dracula in the hyperactive new animated family comedy Hotel Transylvania. Along with running a hotel that occupies just about every monster and creature you’ve seen or read about, the count is doing his very best in protecting his young 118 year-old daughter from the outside world; yet what happens when she falls for a human disguised as a creature? And more importantly, can Adam Sandler’s voice ever be in a decent film? Find out after the jump.

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Sep 172012


The highest grossing Japanese film of 2011, From Up On Poppy Hill (コクリコ坂から) was written by the master of animation Hayao Miyazaki (with Keiko Niwa, and based on the comics written by Tetsuro Sayama), directed by Goro Miyazaki, and was produced by animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli – What a pedigree! Thankfully the film lives up to the reputation of the names behind it. It’s a heartfelt and charming story, anchored by historical facts and the strong female characters which Ghibli films are known for. Review after the jump!

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Aug 102012

from up on poppy hill

Madman Entertainment is again bringing some of the freshest and most exciting animation direct from Japan to centres around Australia in September.

Four fantastic animated films wills screen in the show case held September 13-26. Details about the films (courtesy of Madman Entertainment)  and the official showcase trailer can be found after the jump.

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