Real-Life Angry Birds

I found this video in the course of my regular browsing, and it’s such an awesome idea I thought I’d share it. As a promotion for a version of Angry Birds being released onto the Google Chrome app store this week, developer Rovio set up a giant, playable real-life Angry Birds set in a city in Spain. It sounds cooler in theory, and doesn’t quite pan out as well as my unrealistic e...

Orcs Must Die Details

Although it was first announced in February, Robot Entertainment’s upcoming title Orcs Must Die! has only just caught my attention, due to the regular videos on their YouTube channel showcasing each weapon. Founded by developers from Ensemble Studios, the people behind Halo Wars and the classic Age of Empires franchise, this is their first original game as Robot Entertainment, and it looks a...

Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 3 Review

The Curse of the Black Spot Air date: 14/5/2011 (AUS) – 7/5/2011 (UK) Stations: ABC1 (AUS) / BBC1 (UK) Cost: Minimal Overview The Curse of the Black Spot is the third episode in the 6th series of the resurrected season of Doctor Who. The episode takes place on a pirate ship that’s stuck out at sea and is haunted by a deadly sea-siren. It’s up to the Doctor and a crew of pirates t...

Winner of the Design a TARDIS contest *SPOILERS*

The recently aired (in the UK) fourth episode of Doctor Who looks like it’s going to be an epic story in the series, out of all the stories in every series before it. Written by Neil Gaiman, the episode is titled ‘The Doctors Wife’ and looks like it’s going to take place on a wasteland planet. At some point during the story, The Doctor is going to need to build a new contro...

Winters Bone out May 20 on Blu-Ray and DVD

The critically acclaimed Winter’s Bone hits stores on DVD and Blu-Ray as of May 20. The film has been nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), as well as collecting the Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Based on th...

American: The Bill Hicks Story Review

Genre: Documentary/Animation Produced by: American the Movie Featuring: Kevin Booth, Dwight Slade, John Farneti, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks, Andy Huggins, David Johndrow, James Ladmirault, Lynn Hicks Running Time: 102 minutes Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95) Overview Okay, okay – I’ll admit it: before I picked up this DVD, I didn’t know too much about Bill Hicks. I knew the dud...

Black Butler Collection 1 Review

Produced by: Aniplex Distributed by: Madman Entertainment Media: DVD Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy Runtime: 325 minutes, 2 DVD’s Rating: MA15+, Strong animated violence Available from: Madman – $59 Reviewed by: Grace Mitchell and Michael Marr   Premise If Jane Austin Books and endless hours of studying classic English literature have taught us anything it’s that the lives and problems o...

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter Dated For Europe…

Solatorobo: Red The Hunter was originally released in Japan last year by Namco and thankfully Nintendo decided to pick this rather unknown title up and bring it to a larger audience across seas. While it is still unknown if the future RPG will hit the U.S., Nintendo of Europe have now set the date for the anthropomorphic adventure, having it hit shelves in the region on July 1st on the Nintendo DS...

Ubisoft’s film project launches in full force

Ubisoft Motion Pictures has been formed, and it has one sole purpose.  To make movies and TV shows based on beloved video game franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and other Ubisoft series.  Based on the $335 million success of the Prince of Persia film last summer, Ubisoft obviously sees quite a huge future in this investment.  We all know that video game movies rarely have criti...

Madman’s July Lineup!

With so many great films and series’ out at the moment, we all know when winter strikes in the Southern Hemisphere there will be plenty of DVDs to get us through those cold nights. Madman have released their July lineup so we know exactly what to look forward to when the rain comes…and it is a brilliant lineup. Films Carlos the Jackal “From acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (SUM...

The Company Men coming to DVD!

Madman has announced that The Company Men is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on the 13 July, 2011. The Company Men features an all-star cast of Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, and Kevin Costner. When Bobby Walker (Affleck), Phil Woodward (Cooper), and Gene McClary (Jones) find themselves jobless, they are forced to redefine their lives. Directed by John Wells (The West Wing, ER), The Company...

Reign of Assassin’s DVD available in June

John Woo’s latest action film, Reign of Assassin’s, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from Madman on the 22nd of June, 2011. Our favourite Hong Kong actress, Michelle Yeoh (yes, the awesome woman from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), returns in a ‘swords and sandals’ adventure which sees plenty of swordplay, fighting, and assassinations. Yeoh’s character, “Dr...

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