Akira (Book One) by Katsuhiro Otomo

Since the western release of the anime film version of Katsuhiro Otomo's early 1980s manga Akira it has entered the western pop culture lexicon like few other things from the Far East, arguably kick starting the ongoing fascination with Japanese culture in the western world that spans from the films of Studio Ghibli to the... Continue Reading →

Watchmen: Director’s Cut

Having seen the theatrical cut of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen several times I thought it time I investigate the Director’s Cut version of the movie - not the Ultimate Cut which adds another 26 minutes on top of the 186 minute version I’m discussing here. As the film that must have been a major contributory factor... Continue Reading →

Man Of Steel

Having heard some opinions and read some of the reviews of Zack Snyder’s new take on DC Comics’ Superman, it is clearly something of a ‘Marmite’ movie with some really liking it and some, well… not so much. I think I fall more into the liking it camp, than not, but that’s not to say... Continue Reading →

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