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GamelogoBy Australian Ninja

Remnants & Relics. Buttonhole *Special* Feature

Welcome dear reader to Remnants & Relics, the first in an ongoing series of features looking back at various aspects of yesterday's video games. This series is one that I'd hoped to kick off many months ago, but I just haven't had the time to do it justice, until now. So consider this your opportunity to put on your best pair or rose-tinted glasses, open up a luke-warm can of clichés and prepare to hop aboard the way-back-machine.... It came from beyond two dimensions! -A Look Back at Isometric Gaming-

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

ACMI Day Tripper

Welcome Buttonhole readers to another feature that is so choc-full of goodness that I've divided it into several sections. The top half is about the Indy video games showcased at ACMI. The bottom half is about the Pixar exhibit. It's ridiculously long and all terribly interesting to read, so you may as well read it in two halves, or just the parts that interest you. After reading about the ACMI exhibits on their website and getting more than a little excited, I decided to make the perilous trek to inner Melbourne. With time on my side and money stuffed in my pocket I ventured forth to the train station. Once on board I passed the time by staring out the window, reading a volume of Dark Horse's Concrete and snacking on tasty fruit. Arriving at Flinders St, I wandered around until inevitably finding my way out of the rat-maze like station.

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Classic Comic-book Review. Kraven's Last Hunt

"Here lies Spider-Man - Slain by the Hunter" So reads the grave of one of histories greatest superheros. "But he's not dead, is he? What happened to everyone's favourite web-slinger? Spidey seems to be alive and well now, what with his three movie deal and a string of monthly Marvel comic-book titles to his name, so why was he buried six feet under? The year is 1987. The company is Marvel. The character is Sergei Kravinov also known as 'Kraven the Hunter.' Back in the 60's Stan and Steve (Lee and Ditko, respectively) churned out a heap of cool villains for the title "Amazing Spider-Man." Doctor Octopus, The Cham

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Disney logo 1 Press Release. National Treasure 2 Coming soon to DVD

On 4 June 2008 The adventure continues on Disney DVD!

Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Sat, 19 April 2008

Sammy by: Hillelman

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Discover secrets the world isn't ready for -
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets on Disney DVD!

Join treasure hunter Ben Gates for another exhilarating adventure when he sets out on a global quest to uncover a truth buried in history and hidden treasures as NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS bursts onto Disney DVD 4 June 2008!

Academy Awardİ winner NICOLAS CAGE returns as Ben Gates, a treasure hunter extraordinaire who discovers his great-great grandfather, Thomas Gates, was implicated as a collaborator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Determined to clear his ancestor's name, Gates must follow a chain of cryptic clues and hidden mysteries that leads him on an international chase from Washington to Paris, then to London and eventually back to the White House and the President of the USA.

With the help of his acrimoniously divorced parents, played by Oscarİ winners JON VOIGHT and HELEN MIRREN, as well as his friend Riley (JUSTIN BARTHA) and estranged girlfriend Abigail (DIANE KRUGER), Gates pursues the infamous President's Book of Secrets, said to contain the answers to the biggest cover-ups in US history, from the truth behind Gates' grandfather, to the JFK assassination and Area 51.

But to locate the Book, Gates must plot to kidnap the only man who has access to it - the President of the United States (BRUCE GREENWOOD). Moreover, if he is to have any hope in proving his great-great grandfather's innocence, he must find 'Cibola', the lost city of gold hidden under Mount Rushmore.

The 2 Disc spectacular is packed with special bonus features including audio commentaries with Director JON TURTELTAUB and actor JON VOIGHT, deleted scenes, outtakes and hilarious bloopers. NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS also contains an abundance of interviews and behind-the-scenes specials including "The Book of Secrets: On Location", "Street Stunts: Creating the London Chase" and "Underground Action", an in-depth look at the sets, stunts and action of the film.

Produced by the legendary JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS contains an unforgettable blend of lightning paced action, history and awesome backdrops. NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS is a thrilling adventure for the whole family.

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ToonlogoBy Borgieman

Manifest '07 Report

Ninja's note: Once again, it's time for another Buttonhole report on the Melbourne Anime Festival, otherwise known as Manifest 2007. If you missed Ichibod's feature on a previous Manifest, check it out here. This Manifest coverage comes to you courtesy of forum regular and newest Buttonhole contributor Borgieman, a cool guy who knows his Anime and has been known to play a video game or two. So read on true believers! A Day at Manifest 2007

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ToonlogoBy Australian Ninja

Only Yesterday. Anime Review

The problem with having favourite films is that every time I watch another Studio Ghibli film it becomes my new favourite. It kind of renders the word 'favourite' meaningless when every Studio Ghibli film takes my breath away. Still, I can't complain about being thoroughly entertained by this whimsical and insightful film, "Only Yesterday". This gem was directed by Isao Takahata, well known for his anime film Grave of the Fireflies. Although Only Yesterday is a light hearted film that ambles along at a leisurely pace, it still manages to explore themes such as love, work, family relationship struggles, following your dreams and country versus city living. In the film, the main character Taeko decides to take a working vacation in the country, getting away from her office bound job and unexpectedly starts t

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ToonlogoBy Jason

Speed Grapher V1. Anime Review

Well, "I don't like it" was my initial feeling when viewing this Anime for the first time. Subsequent viewings haven't changed my views a great deal. Nothing really stands out as being absolute shit but it seems that this series tries too hard. It's almost like they were more interested in creating something 'edgy' and confronting but sadly forgot to include an even remotely palatable story. The hero of this particular piece is a bloke called Tatsumi Saiga. Tatsumi is a photographer and a veteran war journalist for whom taking photos has become somewhat of a fetish. Although he seems to have become jaded - nothing is worth wasting his film on - that is, at least until he stumbles across an exclusive club for the mega rich

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