18th Aug2017

‘The Dark Tower’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, José Zúñiga | Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel | Directed by Nikolaj Arcel “The man in black fled across the desert, and the […]

16th Jun2017

‘The Great Wall’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Andy Lau, Hanyu Zhang, Han Lu, Kenny Lin, Eddie Peng, Xuan Huang, Ryan Zheng | Written by Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy | Directed by Yimou Zhang Magnificent, breath-taking spectacle. A glorious, gorgeous testament to mankind’s creativity. Looks really good in 3D. All of this […]

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06th Jun2017

‘Wonder Woman’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya, Ann Wolfe, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ann Ogbomo, James Cosmo, Martin Bishop | Written by Allan Heinberg | Directed by Patty Jenkins “Sir, if you don’t mind my saying, I’ve seen you […]

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02nd Jun2017

‘Fugitives’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably, Marie Avgeropoulos, Claudia Church, Chelsea Edmundson, Stephen Lang, Tricia Helfer | Written by Shane Dax Taylor, Chad Law | Directed by Shane Dax Taylor A genre-standard bickering couple take their woes to a small island in the Bahamas, where they hope to patch things up and get back on the […]

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26th May2017

‘American Exorcism’ VOD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Michael Filipowich, Kate Tumanova, William McKinney, Jessica Morris, Jennifer Lee Wiggins, Braxton Davis, Sicily Fontaine, John Paul Sales, Luke Wright | Written and Directed by Tripp Weathers Retired demon wrangler Damon Richter is pulled back into the game when his estranged daughter is possessed by the spirit responsible for destroying his life and family. […]

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21st May2017

‘Rings’ Blu-ray Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, […]

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05th May2017

‘Headshot’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Julie Estelle, Ario Bayu, Yayu A.W. Unru, Zack Lee | Written by Timo Tjahjanto | Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Following the standard set by a certain punchy tower-block inhabiting modern classic, any Indonesian action movie is going to have their work cut out […]

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09th Mar2017

‘I.T.’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Jason Barry, Brian F. Mulvey, Martin Hindy, Clare-Hope Ashitey, David McSavage | Written by Dan Kay, William Wisher | Directed by John Moore When his daughter complains about their home’s dodgy Internet connection, high-flying executive Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) brings in I.T. guy Ed (James Frecheville). […]

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07th Mar2017

‘Logan’ Review [Chinese Cut]

by Joel Harley

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook | Written by James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green | Directed by James Mangold Oh man, Logan. Everyone’s favourite Mutant is no longer the perma-young man he once was; his healing factor is greatly diminished, he walks with a limp, his hair has […]

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01st Mar2017

‘Drifter’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Aria Emory, Drew Harwood, Monique Rosario, James McCabe, Anthony Ficco, Rebecca Fraiser, Joseph Atash, Melissa Raquel, Jack G. Davis, Craig Rose, Jonah Ehrenreich, Bram Barouh | Written by Chris von Hoffmann, Aria Emory | Directed by Chris von Hoffmann After a botched robbery during which one of them takes a grisly wound to the […]

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17th Feb2017

‘We Go On’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Joel Harley

Stars: Clark Freeman, Annette O’ Toole, John Glover, David Bickford, Justin Carpenter, Jay Dunn, Edwin Garcia II, Laura Heisler, Terry Kaye, Logan Kishi, Peter Lucas | Written and Directed by Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton Phobia-ridden and driven by a sense of existential dread (and also, literally, his mother, in her car) a man places an […]

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10th Feb2017

‘Rings’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, […]

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08th Feb2017

‘Blind Sun’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Joel Harley

Stars: Ziad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Yannis Stankoglou, Laurène Brun, Gwendoline Hamon, Yiorgos Gallos, Theodoros Kandiliotis, Andreas Marianos, Sarah Krebs | Written and Directed by Joyce A. Nashawati In the sun-scorched Greece of the near future, immigrant Ashraf house-sits a fancy villa (plus cat) while its rich owners are away. After a testy […]

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20th Jan2017

‘Go North’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Jacob Lofland, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Joshua Close, Derek Brandon, Ele Bardha, Jostein Sagnes, James Bloor, Atif Hashwi, Joe Cipriano, Eva Rosenwald | Written by Matthew Ogens, Kyle Lierman | Directed by Matthew Ogens In a post-apocalyptic America in which all of the adults appear to have been killed off by a mysterious […]

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17th Jan2017

‘The Covenant’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Owen Conway, Clint James, Sanford Gibbons, Maria Olsen, Shawn Saavedra, Amelia Haberman, Greg Lutz, Richard Lippert | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway, Christopher R. Smith | Directed by Robert Conway “Sarah,” husband Adam says, holding a gun to his own head. “It’s all your fault.” It’s not an easy lot in […]

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17th Jan2017

‘Hunting Grounds’ (aka Valley of the Sasquatch) Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Jason Vail, David Saucedo, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, D’Angelo Midili, Connor Conrad, Jordan Neslund | Written and Directed by John Portanova Horror movie monsters don’t get much goofier than the Sasquatch. Sure, Bigfoot is a legitimate part of American folk legend/mythology, but The Missing Link doesn’t exactly inspire fear or terror, no matter […]

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16th Jan2017

‘Never Open the Door’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Jessica Sonneborn, Deborah Venegas, Kristina Page, Matt Aidan, Mike Wood, George Troester, Steven Richards | Written by Vito Trabucco, Chris Maltauro | Directed by Vito Trabucco Even before they were popularised by Scream‘s slasher movie obsessive Randy, most of us were aware of the ‘rules’ of populating a horror movie. Don’t have sex. Don’t […]

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26th Sep2016

‘Ninja: Immovable Heart’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Rob Baard, Roger Neave, Danny Glover, John Balazs, Blaze Broadway, Cassandra Gava, Aliante Youngdino, Jacob Fyfe, Vivian Langham, Jennifer Rose, Christopher Bunworth, Melinda Di Natale | Written by Rob Baard | Directed by John Balazs, Rob Baard Ninjas, Danny Glover and a man wearing a terrible spandex suit – it’s like the 1980s never […]

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28th Jan2016

‘Backtrack’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Robin McLeavy, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird, Anna Lise Phillips, Chloe Bayliss, Olga Miller, Michael Whalley, Malcolm Kennard, Matthew Sunderland, Suzie Steen | Written and Directed by Michael Petroni Don’t look now, but a man begins to experience strange visions following the death of his child. After realising that the majority of his patients […]

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24th Jan2016

‘Confined’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Jason Patric, Louisa Krause, Mark Margolis, Ezra Knight, Lou Carbonneau, Massiel Hernandez, Henry Kelemen, Brandon Kieffer, James Murtaugh, John Sampson, Carlos Velazquez | Written by Ido Fluk | Directed by Eytan Rockaway Looking to get her life back on track, desperate mom Streak (Louisa Krause) takes a job as an overnight security guard in […]

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19th Jan2016

‘American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Dayo Okeniyi, Shawn Thomas, Tyler Rice, Jeremy Isabella, Flood Reed, Claire Dodin, Matt Hish, Mike Apple, Brian Allen, John Joyce, Michael Todd Schneider, Paul J Hennigan, Gaya Malakian, Stephen O’Neil Martin, Chip Kratzinger | Written and Directed by Flood Reed ‘Based on a true story’? Check. Rural American setting packed full of aggressive Hillbillies […]

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10th Dec2015

‘Krampus: The Reckoning’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Shawn Saavedra, Nathaniel Burns, Alexandria Stevens, Benjamin Foronda, Angelina Mann, Jeffrey Lamar | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway | Directed by Robert Conway As a public-domain boogeyman, you know you’ve hit the big time when you have […]

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