Sunday, September 16, 2007

MADMAN REVIEWS

AFRO SAMURAI

If anyone was surely born to be an afro samurai then the kick ass, take no crap Samuel L Jackson is that man and this gruesomely violent Tarantino flavoured anime pulls no punches in its tale of a man seeking (literally) Justice for the death of his father.

Full review Afro Samurai

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DANNY BHOY LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Danny Bhoy has such a nicely relaxed style that you can't help but like him, softly spoken, this Scottish comedian is quickly finding himself very popular down under. This new release from Madman serves as a great souvenir of his tour around Australia last year.

Full review Danny Bhoy Live at the Sydney Opera House

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THE VENTURE BROS SEASON ONE
We love The Venture, a very cool slice of cartoon send up from the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim strand. Sedning up shows like Johnny Quest this adults only show follows Hank and Dean Venture, the sons of inventor Dr Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture. The boys manage to find adventure at every turn and usually have to be helped out by Brock Sampson, Dr Venture's aide de camp.
Full Review Venture Bros Season One

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JEAN COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AND ORPHEUS
Often considered something of a poseur by his surrealist contemporaries in the 1920's Cocteau's legacy has managed to outlast them all; His film making was wildly eclectic, everything from features to documentaries, from directing to writing scripts to acting Cocteau liked to try it all; Away from the cameras there was an equal amount of eclecticism, novelist, poet, graphic artist and at one time manager of boxing legend Al Brown.
Full Review Jean Cocteau

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SEALAB 2021 SEASON ONE
Sealab 2021 is a sure fire classic, hilarious and great fun. A send up of the 1972 show Sealab 2020 by Adam Reed and Matt Thompson who are clearly very familiar with the original series. In the far off future of 2021 Captain Murphy is in charge of the underwater research station Sealab and along with his crew Marco, Debbie, Stormy, Doctor Quinn and Dolphin Boy (sounds like an early line up of Adam and the Ants) manages to get involved with aliens, giant squids or starting a pirate radio station!

Full review Sealab 2021 Season One