24th May2016

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer With Days of Future Past arguably a series high, but with a […]

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16th May2016

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Juston Street, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell, Temple Baker, J. Quinton Johnson, Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch | Written and Directed by Richard Linklater The career of Richard Linklater has been a rather fascinating rollercoaster off ups and downs, very much mostly ups, though the period between School of Rock […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Midnight Special’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen | Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Family and encroaching doom seem to be staple themes in Jeff Nichols’ filmography thus far with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud all dealing with ideas of […]

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24th Jan2016

‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ Blu-ray Review (MoC)

by Ian Loring

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos, Mitchell Ryan, Peter MacLean, Marvin Lichterman, Carolyn Pickman, James Tolkan, Margaret Ladd, Matthew Cowles | Written by Paul Monash | Directed by Peter Yates One of the fun things about loving a particular medium is the aspect of things being recommended, and […]

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04th Dec2015

‘Carol’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Nik Pajic, Carrie Brownstein, Trent Rowland | Written by Phyllis Nagy | Directed by Todd Haynes Hype at this time of year can become an overwhelming and overbearing thing, taking a film you could be looking forward to and loading […]

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13th Sep2015

‘The Canal’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Anneke Blok, Calum Heath, Conor Horgan, Carl Shaaban, Sinead Watters, Alicja Ayres, Paddy Curan | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh The quiet brutality some people can suffer in everyday life is an aspect the horror genre doesn’t play up all too […]

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09th Sep2015

‘Julia’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth, Darren Lipari, Ryan Cooper, Brad Koed, Sean Kleier, Bridget Megan Clark | Written and Directed by Matthew A. Brown   One of the key criticisms bandied about regarding horror movies in recent years has been the abundance of films which have […]

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08th Jul2015

‘Terminator Genisys’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, Wayne Bastrup, Gregory Alan Williams, Otto Sanchez, Matty Ferraro | Written by Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier | Directed by Alan Taylor In a summer which has felt a little light on […]

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09th Jun2015

‘Taken 3′ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, David Warshofsky, Jon Gries, Andrew Borba, Judi Beecher, Andrew Howard, Catherine Oyer, Jimmy Palumbo | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Olivier Megaton   In some ways, Taken became the little franchise that could. Kicking off in 2009, […]

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03rd Jun2015

‘The Interview’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander | Written by Dan Sterling | Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen The Interview will be the answer to questions in pub quizzes for years to come. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s second directorial feature is headline news all over […]

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11th May2015

‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ VOD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Stephen Tyron Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Joie Lee, Felicia Pearson, Jeni Perillo, Katherine Borowitz, Donna Dixon, Chiz Schultz, Lauren Macklin, Steven Hauck, Stephen Henderson, Rafael Osorio | Written and Directed by Spike Lee The respected filmmaker hitting Kickstarter for help phenomenon seems to have died down over the last year or […]

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02nd Mar2015

‘It Follows’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Linda Boston, Ruby Harris, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams | Written and Directed by David Robert Mitchell Over the last few months we have been spoilt for choice when it comes to interesting indie genre fare. The Guest, Predestination, The Babadook and Coherence […]

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12th Jan2015

‘Taken 3′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Don Harvey, Dylan Bruno, David Warshofsky, Jon Gries, Andrew Borba, Judi Beecher, Andrew Howard, Catherine Oyer, Jimmy Palumbo | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Olivier Megaton In some ways, Taken became the little franchise that could. Kicking off in 2009, it […]

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29th Dec2014

‘The Interview’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander | Written by Dan Sterling | Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen The Interview will be the answer to questions in pub quizzes for years to come. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s second directorial feature is headline news all over […]

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22nd Dec2014

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French, Kathleen Turner, Tembi Locke, Paul Blackthorne | Written by Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, John Morris, Bennett Yellin | Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly The comedy landscape may have monumentally shifted in the time […]

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10th Nov2014

‘Interstellar’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Timothée Chalamet, Francis X. McCarthy, Wes Bentley, William Devane, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, David Gayasi | Written by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan | Directed by Christopher Nolan The prospect of reviewing Interstellar is an interesting one. The basic idea of reading a review […]

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29th Oct2014

‘V/H/S Viral’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Emmy Argo, Amanda Baker, Rim Basma, Nick Blanco, Dan Caudill, Stephen Caudill, Greyson Chadwick, Lindsay Clift, Jawed El Berni, Laura Eschmann, Natalia Ferreiro, Michael Flores, Angela Garcia | Written and Directed by Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo The V/H/S franchise’s overarching idea is the concept that like David Cronenberg’s […]

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14th Sep2014

‘Sabotage’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Maganiello, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau | Written by David Ayer, Skip Woods | Directed by David Ayer Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey back to the big screen has been fraught with financial peril. While the Expendables films have done decent enough business, his other ventures since his return from government have proven to be fairly […]

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30th Aug2014

‘Painless’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Tomas Lemarquis, Alex Brendemuhl, Juan Diego, Ramon Fonsere, Derek De Lint | Written by Juan Carlos Medina, Luiso Berdejo | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina In the 1930s, a group of Spanish children are found to have somehow contracted a disease which makes them unable to feel pain. For the safety of the general […]

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26th Aug2014

FrightFest 2014: ‘Late Phases’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano Nick Damici has been a familiar face in the horror genre for a few years now. Primarily working with writer/director Jim Mickle, on whose films he […]

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25th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Extraterrestrial’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Julián Villagrán, Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces, Raúl Cimas, Miguel Noguera | Written and Directed by Nacho Vigalondo Nacho Vigalondo made quite the splash with 2007’s Timecrimes, a dark and rather uncompromising time-travel thriller which impressed many. To British eyes it would seem like all had gone quiet on the Nacho front but this was […]

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22nd Aug2014

FrightFest 2014: ‘The Canal’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra, Anthony Murphy, Kelly Byrne, Anneke Blok, Calum Heath, Conor Horgan, Carl Shaaban, Sinead Watters, Alicja Ayres, Paddy Curan | Written and Directed by Ivan Kavanagh The quiet brutality some people can suffer in everyday life is an aspect the horror genre doesn’t play up all too […]

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