Reviews

The Friends of English Magic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell gets off to a spell-binding start

The Friends of English Magic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell gets off to a spell-binding start
Just in time to give you a flavour of what to expect at their MCM London Comic Con panel, the stars of BBC One’s magical new drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell last night appeared on our TV screens for the show’s spell-binding first episode. Based on Susanna Clarke’s hugely popular novel, the seven-part series is set in a version of 18th century England where magic has been suppressed for 300 years. In Episode One, “The Friends... 

Inspired And Educated By FestivalAsia

Inspired And Educated By FestivalAsia
On Saturday 16th May MCM Buzz was invited to cover the FestivalAsia event at Tobacco Dock in London – an event covering everything from entertainment to culture from around the continent of Asia. It was a beautiful day with a breeze in the air and the hot sun beating down on the bustling city. It was the first time I had been to Tobacco Dock, but with a big ship stationed outside the building, it’s not hard to spot, and I have to say,... 

Sound! Euphonium – anime first thoughts

Sound! Euphonium – anime first thoughts
Every season of anime comes with a few rare and original shows. However they can be difficult to find amongst the overwhelming amount of same-same genre’s and retold storylines. Some may disagree with this. I believe there is a greyish area between these two kinds of shows. I like to call it the same-old guilty pleasures. Within this category are idol anime, sparkling shoujo romances and music-based shows. Unfortunately, this season lacks any... 

Gatchaman Crowds Season 1 Blu-ray review

Gatchaman Crowds Season 1 Blu-ray review
For anime fans of a certain age the name Gatchaman brings back fond memories of the 1970s Power Rangers-esque series that ran for 105 episodes in Japan and 85 episodes when it was brought over to the west as Battle of The Planets. Since then, there have been other versions of the show produced, including a live-action adaptation released in Japan in 2013. So far, none of these have managed to attract quite the same level of fandom and excitement... 

Plastic Memories – Anime first thoughts

Plastic Memories – Anime first thoughts
Plastic Memories is a series that sounded tear-worthy from the very first description I read. And I was right to assume that. The anime is set in a world where humans live happily alongside very human-like androids named Giftia. Giftia are specifically developed for various ‘owners’ requirements, whether it be for work, companionship or to fill a missing family gap, they mean a great deal to those who own them. The problem is, with a... 

Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D review

Avengers: Age of Ultron 3D review
Since its announcement in May 2012, speculation as to whether writer-director Joss Whedon could do it all again and create a blockbuster sequel to 2012’s The Avengers was rife, along with questions about which Marvel characters would be next to make the leap from page to screen. Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the return of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The... 

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Anime first thoughts

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Anime first thoughts
IT’S A HAREM, A HAREM. RUN. IT’S A HAREM. No, I’m kidding. I’m being open-minded this season and branching out. I just hope I won’t regret it. I have to be honest, I was put off by the title of this anime. For obvious reasons, I just assumed I’d be delving into a very flat and boring storyline of boy likes girl but other girl likes boy. Oh and that girl…and that one…and so on. BUT I was drawn in by... 

Ore Monogatari!! Anime first thoughts

Ore Monogatari!! Anime first thoughts
Ah, the stereotypical anime love story. Cold and careless boy meets overly ‘kawaii’ pretty girl… Nope, scratch that. Ore Monogatari!! is taking that typical told and retold story and turning it completely on its head. With a gorilla-faced giant of a male protagonist and teeny weeny cutie-pie love interest, Ore Monogatari!! has set up a premise of one of the most charming and utterly adorable love stories that could ever be written. Takeo... 

Mortal Kombat X review

Mortal Kombat X review
In NetherRealm’s latest entry Mortal Kombat returns to your screen to slice, dice and entice players back into its uniquely gruesome brand of brawling. With every bone-crunching blow it’s easy to realise that this over-the-top arcade style fighting extravaganza is exactly what has been missing from the latest generation of consoles. As the tenth instalment in the Mortal Kombat series there is a lot to build on and Mortal Kombat X does it well,... 

WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe Blu-ray review

WWE: Ultimate Warrior – Always Believe Blu-ray review
For many wrestling fans of the late eighties and early nineties there is only one neon face painted and decorated man that runs into their mind when they think of the sport and he is The Ultimate Warrior. Flash forward to 2014 and after a long and tumultuous relationship with the WWE he was now simply known as Warrior. He was also finally back in the company that made him, and he helped make. He was even afforded the ultimate honour of being inducted... 
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