17th Oct2017

‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×06: Mid-Western Assassin’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

What exactly is horror? There seems to be a lot of discussion on that at the moment. This week’s American Horror Story: Cult is an interesting look at a show that built up a fan-base based on horror themes. With all fear removed from the “cult” for the audience though, where is the horror in […]

17th Oct2017

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×05 – Choose Your Pain’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Star Trek: Discovery is a show that may be connected to a long legacy, but it also has to pave way for its own future. With Choose Your Pain, we see a harsher side of the Federation and the crew of Discovery that at moments had me thinking “Not my Star Trek”. When Captain Lorca […]

16th Oct2017

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×05: Real Life’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When will Virtual Reality go too far, becoming a little too comfortable for us to want to leave it? That is the question raised in Real Life, the latest installment in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Sarah (Anna Paquin) is a policewoman who shares so-called “headspace” with George (Terrence Howard) a brilliant game designer. Both […]

11th Oct2017

‘The Gifted 1×02: rX’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White | Executive Producer Matt Nix Last week’s episode of The Gifted was a good start, and introduced us to the world of the mutants. This week looks at the aftermath of the escape last […]

10th Oct2017

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×04 – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If Star Trek: Discovery is going to have one problem it is that fans expect a certain continuity in the show. It was built-in the original series and continue to Next Generation and beyond. With a teasing of a darker Star Trek, is Discovery testing the limits of what is Star Trek, or aiming for […]

09th Oct2017

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×04: Crazy Diamond’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams are a set of weird stories that ask you to look deeper into what each episode is telling you. This week Crazy Diamond is an episode that really does feel like a dream, or to be more exact, a world where dreams are not meant to be, and everything is […]

05th Oct2017

‘Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’ve always stayed away from a game like Guild Wars 2 because I’ve known the amount of time I’d have to put into it. The fact I love the “grind” of games makes me a prime target for the style of gameplay that Guild Wars requires. Giving into Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire though, […]

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05th Oct2017

‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×05: Holes’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Everything is fake news, it is all a lie. What else could we expect from a show that is based around the election of somebody like Donald Trump? This week’s episode of American Horror Story: Cult is called Holes, and while Trypophobia may play a part, this week is more about revealing everything. Ally (Sarah […]

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04th Oct2017

‘The Gifted 1×01: eXposed’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White | Executive Producer Matt Nix It should come as no surprise that Fox are fully utilising the X-Men world to dip into television. Marvel have been using other characters in their universe well, it […]

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03rd Oct2017

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×03: The Commuter’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With the episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams we’ve seen so far there is a certain message being given to the audience, and they have to interpret it and understand what they are seeing. This week’s episode The Commuter makes an interesting of seemingly being set in modern-day times, but of course with a […]

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03rd Oct2017

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×03 – Context is for Kings’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Now that the first two episodes are out-of-the-way, Star Trek: Discovery can get down to business with the real story.  Feeling much more like the traditional “first episode after a pilot”, Context is for Kings feels like this is the real start of Star Trek: Discovery. Finding herself on the U.S.S. Discovery Michael Burnham (Sonequa […]

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02nd Oct2017

‘Gerald’s Game’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, Chiara Aurelia, Gwendolyn Mulamba | Written by Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan Mike Flanagan has been on a pretty successful run when it comes to horrors. With Absentia, Oculus, Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil, it is fair to say he has […]

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28th Sep2017

‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×04: 11/9′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there has been one thing about American Horror Story: Cult, it is the mystery of just how the “clowns” came together. This week we see a flashback that provides that answer, and also reveals a few surprises that make us re-evaluate a few characters. More importantly, we get to take a glimpse into just […]

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27th Sep2017

‘Distrust’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you’ve seen John Carpenter’s The Thing you’ll know that feeling of claustrophobic isolation that the film created so well. When looking for a fun game, this probably isn’t the experience you are looking for. Distrust looks to give just that, but thankfully doesn’t give up on the fun. When starting the game, you have […]

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27th Sep2017

Book Review: ‘Sea of Rust’ by C. Robert Cargill

by Paul Metcalf

Written by C. Robert Cargill | Published by Voyager Robots taking over the world is one of those dystopian fantasies that we always seems to obsess about. What happens though when humans are extinct and robots are left to live in a society together, will it be peaceful? That is the question answered in Sea […]

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26th Sep2017

‘Dunkirk (1958)’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Ronald Hines, Sean Barrett, Roland Curram, Meredith Edwards, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley, Lionel Jeffries | Written by David Divine, W.P. Lipscomb | Directed by Leslie Norman While this year’s Dunkirk brought an intensity to the screen conveying the horrors of what was experienced by […]

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26th Sep2017

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×01 & 1×02′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there was one thing that has worried fans about Star Trek: Discovery, it is if we would finally get the new show we felt we deserve. After all the expected debate on the choice of a female captain (ugh, why is that still an issue?) now we get down to the important thing, watching […]

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25th Sep2017

‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou | Written by Guy Ritchie, Joby Harold, Lionel Wigram | Directed by Guy Ritchie The first movie I saw directed by Guy Ritchie was Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. When I started watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, little did I know that I’d […]

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25th Sep2017

‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams 1×02: Impossible Planet’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

After last week’s episode of Electric Dreams hooked us, the job of this week’s episode is to show it wasn’t a fluke. This week’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is Impossible Planet, which will test how much of a hopeless romantic you are. When Brian and Ed (Jack Reynor and Benedict Wong), two space tourism […]

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22nd Sep2017

‘Undead: Night of the Living Dead & Return of the Living Dead’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Undead by John Russo is a book of two halves. The first half is the novelisation of Night of the Living Dead and the second part is the novelisation of the first concept for Return of the Living Dead. This is interesting to read as it’s totally different than the movie it became. This version […]

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21st Sep2017

‘American Horror Story – Cult 7×03: Neighbours from Hell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If I was to write that American Horror Story: Cult is a brave show to air on television, I’m sure many would say “no, it just sucks.” The thing is with this year’s choice of subject, which has a focus more on the psychological, it is going to divide viewers. This is a year that […]

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20th Sep2017

‘Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

It feels like recently I’ve been reviewing way too many superhero series. I’ve gone from the dorky style of Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, to the slightly more serious The Flash. Now it is time to look at Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season, which takes things even more seriously. In Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season Oliver […]

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