18th Jan2015

‘Into the Woods’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour | Written by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim | Directed by Rob Marshall Rob Marshall has had plenty of success in the world […]

13th Jan2015

WWE RAW: Results & Review (12.01.15)

by Chris Cummings

So, it’s been a while since I wrote WWE RAW reviews, but here goes, I’m guessing this is like riding a muscular, spandex-clad bicycle. We are half way through January, and that means one thing in the world of professional wrestling; we’re almost at Royal Rumble, and thus; almost on the road to WrestleMania. I, […]

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23rd Dec2014

Book Review: ‘NOS4R2’

by Chris Cummings

Written by Joe Hill | Published by Gollancz | Format: Paperback, 704pp I am a fan of Joe Hill. His novels, Horns and Heart Shaped Box, are two books I have read a number of times and always enjoy. His collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, is a great mixture of tales, and his […]

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05th Nov2014

‘WWE The Attitude Era: Volume 2’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

What does everybody want? Head to the nearest man cave, give your boss a Stone Cold salute and spend the next six hours watching The Attitude Era Vol.2, the hottest set to be released since Sable’s handprint bikini. If you are old enough to order a Steve-Weiser, “Hello ladies” was your pick up line in […]

28th Oct2014

‘WWE: Macho Man – The Randy Savage Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

When I first began watching professional wrestling, some 22 years ago in 1992, the one wrestler who made me sit up and take notice was “Macho Man” Randy Savage. My first wrestling event I ever saw features Savage and Ric Flair wrestling for the WWF Championship in Indiana at WrestleMania 8. Randy Savage has been […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘WWE: Night of Champions 2014’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Night of Champions is a pay per view concept that should, really, make it one of the biggest WWE shows of the year. A show where, on paper, every WWE championship is defended, is something that should be promoted as a huge deal, but sadly this didn’t feel so big. The lead up to the […]

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21st Oct2014

‘WWE: John Cena’s Greatest Rivalries’ Review

by Chris Cummings

For the first time ever, relive all the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy. From his early confrontations with Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho, to career-defining battles with Shawn Michael, JBL and Triple H, to his most recent conflicts with Batista, Randy Orton, […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Godzilla’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn | Written by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham | Directed by Gareth Edwards Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Summerslam 2014’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

It has been a trying time for WWE recently. Since the launch of the WWE Network a lot has happened. Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Title, got injured and was forced to forfeit the belt. Cena won the belt soon afterwards. The Shield split up, Roman Reigns began his ascension to the top of […]

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10th Oct2014

‘Cannibal Holocaust’ Blu-ray Review (Grindhouse Releasing)

by Chris Cummings

“I wonder who the real cannibals are…” There have been many releases of Cannibal Holocaust throughout the years, on various formats, but this release, from Grindhouse Releasing in the United States, is, from what I’ve seen, the best yet, and features 3 discs, here, I’ll be looking at what is on those discs, and reviewing […]

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06th Oct2014

‘Horns’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham, David Morse | Written by Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel) | Directed by Alexandre Aja Now, I’ll begin this by saying that I am a big fan of Joe Hill. He’s a writer with a style that I admire, and his stories are so comically […]

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12th Sep2014

‘WWE Money in the Bank 2014’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

One of the more interesting of WWE’s annual b-shows, Money in the Bank is the night of the year where a younger talent has the chance to grab the contract that sets them up for a built-in storyline and eventual chance at winning the WWE World Title. Here, there are two ladder matches, one for […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Pluto’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jun Sung, Kim Kkobbi | Written and Directed by Su-won Shin Su-won Shin (Reinbou) writes and directs Pluto,  a film about social expectation and obsession in the form of a dark thriller which twists and turns through a series of flashback sequences intermingled with our main story, a style that works brilliantly with a pace […]

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05th Sep2014

‘The ‘Burbs’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars:  Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Henry Gibson, Rick Ducommun, Wendy Schaal, Brother Theodore, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Cory Danziger | Written by Dana Olsen | Directed by Joe Dante Written by Dana Olsen (Going Berserk) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), The ‘Burbs is a comedy-horror […]

02nd Sep2014

‘They Came Together’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Ed Helms, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Michael Murphy, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Ken Marino | Written by David Wain, Michael Showalter | Directed by David Wain Spoof films are rarely done well. There is so little subtlety in them, and they […]

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25th Aug2014

‘The Quiet Ones’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Laurie Calvert, Richard Cunningham, Aldo Maland, Max Pirkis | Written by John Pogue, Craig Rosenberg, Oren Moverman | Directed by John Pogue I have to admit, I get a kick out of seeing the word “Hammer” on the posters and DVD cases of modern […]

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24th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Doc of the Dead’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Featuring: Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton, Bruce Campbell, Simon Pegg, George A. Romero, Robert Kirkman, Sid Haig, Tom Savini, Max Brooks | Written by Alexandre O. Philippe, Chad Herschberger | Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) brings us another documentary, but this time turning his focus on the […]

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24th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Faults’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Chandler, Kellie Matteson, Amanda Saunders, Suzan Averitt | Written and Directed by Riley Stearns This is one of the films that, upon reading the cast-listing and the synopsis that I could find online regarding it, peaked my interest and was one I was excited about sitting down […]

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23rd Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘White Settlers’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Lee Williams, Pollyanna McIntosh, Joanne Mitchell, James McCreadie, Dominic Kay | Written by Ian Fenton | Directed by Simeon Halligan White Settlers is the new film from West Midlands born director Simeon Halligan (Splintered); which begins with an English couple, Ed (Lee Williams) and Sarah (Pollyanna McIntosh), who are making a change in their life, leaving […]

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23rd Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson | Written and Directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson Lucky McKee is a director I have been familiar with since I saw his 2002 film, May, starring horror mainstay Angela Bettis. McKee went on to direct an excellent episode of the short-lived Masters of Horror television […]

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22nd Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘WolfCop’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine | Written by Lowell Dean, Bannister Bergen | Directed by Lowell Dean I remember seeing the bright neon 80’s style action-movie poster for WolfCop a few months ago and I immediately, without knowing any details, wanted to see the film, and I finally had the […]

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22nd Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘R100’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nao Ômori, Lindsay Hayward, Mao Daichi, Hairi Katagiri, Gin Maeda, Suzuki Matsuo, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Eriko Satô, Shinobu Terajima, Ai Tominaga | Written by Hitoshi Matsumoto, Mitsuyoshi Takasu, Tomoji Hasegawa, Kôji Ema, Mitsuru Kuramoto | Directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto Hitoshi Matsumoto is a director who, though I can’t say I know a great deal about, only […]

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