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Review- Friend Request

Anime Reporter thinks twice about accepting Friend Request, the social-networking horror movie. Okay, so, yes, this film is basically about being haunted and killed through Facebook. It’s not a thousand miles away from the idea behind Unfriended, with a spurned

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Review- Princess Mononoke (1997)

Anime Reporter sets off towards the Miyazaki-rich land of Studio Ghibli to bring you my take (not take you my bring) on Princess Mononoke, the mythology-rich 1997 anime adventure. Set during the Muromachi period in Japan (some time from the

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Review- The Host (2006)

Anime Reporter takes a look at a bit of Korean film now with 2006’s The Host (No, not the Stephanie Meyer film of the same film). This monster film broke all sorts of records in its own country and has

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Review- One Piece Film: Z

Anime Reporter heads back to the Grand Line for some theatrical pirating adventure in One Piece film: Z. Even big time One Piece fans might be well warned to stay away from this film. If you know what the Grand

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Review- Death Note live action film (2006)

Anime Reporter took some very tentative steps to watch and review Death Note, the first of two live-action film adaptations of the Death Note manga made in 2006. While the plots do certainly differ to a certain extent, many vital

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Review- Halo: Nightfall

Anime Reporter hops up and down and tries to remember which button is for throwing grenades before settling down to watch Halo: Nightfall, the live-action film set in the same universe as the Halo video game series. Originally aired as

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Review- 3 Idiots (2009)

Anime Reporter shares some thoughts on 3 Idiots, Rajikumar Hirani’s Bollywood adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Five Point Someone. The film starts with Farhan, (played by R. Madhavan), getting a text seemingly important enough to make him bring the flight

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Review – Kaiji The Ultimate Gambler (2009)

Anime Reporter takes a look at Kaiji the Ultimate Gambler, the live action film inspired by the eponymous manga series by Nobuyuki Fukumoto and the 26 episode anime series. Kaiji Ito, (played by Battle Royale’s leading man Tatsuya Fujiwara), is

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Review – The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Anime Reporter heads to the wild wild East for cowboy style antics in 1930’s Asia. The Good, The Bad, The Weird is a Korean tale of three men who are pretty neatly summed up in the film’s title. It all

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Review – Battle Royale (2000)

Anime Reporter rolls the clock back ever so slightly to review Battle Royale, the 2000 film which spawned controversy in Japan for its violent content and macabre plot. Battle Royale was originally based on the 1999 novel of the same

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