15th Feb2018

‘Wulverblade’ Review (Xbox One)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of retro games, there is always one genre that has survived, and that is the side-scrolling beat ‘em up. Depending on your age you may remember the likes of RoboCop, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Batman and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What these titles prove is just how […]

13th Feb2018

‘The Holly Kane Experiment’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kirsty Averton, Nicky Henson, James Rose, Lindsey Campbell, Matthew Neal, Sophie Barker, Tom Cox, Euan Macnaughton, Simon Hepworth, Emma Davies | Written by Mick Sands | Directed by Tom Sands The idea of subliminal messages in the media or used as a weapon have always been the thing of the paranoid mind. There is […]

12th Feb2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×15: Will You Take My Hand?’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you’ve watched Star Trek: Discovery and though “this isn’t my Star Trek” it is fair to say that now the first season of the show is done, that should not be the case. While Discovery may be different, there are many themes that are deeply woven into Star Trek lore that has made it […]

09th Feb2018

‘WWE: Bayley – Iconic Matches’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When looking for iconic women’s wrestling matches in WWE, there is no doubt that they will include the Four Horsewomen. Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch are four wrestlers who are arguably the cornerstones of the so-called Diva’s revolution. With WWE: Bayley – Iconic Matches we get to see some of her best matches […]

08th Feb2018

‘Hunt: Showdown’ Closed Alpha Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are keeping up with PC first person shooter games right now you’ll know that the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite are showing that the battle royal style of battle is popular. There are some new contenders appearing on the horizon though in the shapes of Escape from Tarkov and now Hunt: Showdown… […]

07th Feb2018

‘WWE: Sasha Banks – Iconic Matches’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

We see Sasha Banks on Raw all the time now; the so-called Diva Revolution has led to a level of respect in the women’s division that they are finally getting their own Royal Rumble matches. One of the women who pushed women’s wrestling in the right direction was of course Sasha Banks, which is what […]

06th Feb2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×14 – The War Without, The War Within’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Now that the Discovery is back from the Mirrorverse I’m sure I’m not the only one that wanted to see the return of Lorca (Jason Isaacs). It seems if that is going to happen we’ll have to wait, as this week’s Star Trek: Discovery decides to focus on the small issue of taking on the […]

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06th Feb2018

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Ziyi Zhang, Roger Davies, Aksel Hennie | Written by Oren Uziel, Doug Jung | Directed by Julius Onah Cloverfield movies are becoming something of an event for film fans. While the first film was an okay found footage style monster movie full of mystery, it […]

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31st Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×13: What’s Past is Prologue’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Each week Star Trek: Discovery keeps on getting better and better. Now that we are thirteen episodes in, we know all the characters and what to expect from them. With that in mind, now that Lorca (Jason Isaacs) has been revealed as the new “big bad” just where is the show heading? With Lorca’s intensions […]

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26th Jan2018

‘The Tunnel: Vengeance’ (Season 3) Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to The Tunnel, the pairing of Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) is what makes the show stand out. This of course is in the similar way that the show it is based on, The Bridge, catches the audiences interest. Now with The Tunnel: Vengeance, the duo is back […]

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26th Jan2018

‘Witnesses: The Complete Series 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When a show starts with the discovery of fifteen frozen bodies on a bus, you know that things are going to get dark. Witnesses: The Complete Series 2 manages to take viewers into a dark place, but the frozen bodies aren’t the most disturbing thing about this French series. When fifteen frozen bodies are found […]

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25th Jan2018

‘I Am Heath Ledger’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

To think it is ten years since Heath Ledger died shows how fast things seem to go these days. One thing we can be sure of though even after ten years is that Ledger left his mark on the world, and is still missed. In I Am Heath Ledger we get an intimate look into […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘The Gifted 1×12: Extraction / 1×13: X-Roads’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

This week, The Gifted ends with a double episode. Making the finale a double bill brings a feature-length ending to the season dealing with not dealing with Dr. Campbell (Garret Dillahunt) but starting a new chapter where surprising lines are drawn. With Dr. Campbell attending an anti-mutant summit to try to drum up national support […]

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22nd Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×12: Vaulting Ambition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Last week, the twist that everybody expected happened and for some it was no surprise. This week though, the true twist of the show was unearthed. It seems that Star Trek: Discovery has a few tricks up its sleeves to keep fans hooked, and this one was actually quite surprising. With the Emperor revealed last […]

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15th Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×11 – The Wolf Inside’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With the second part of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, it appears that people who have stuck with the show are being rewarded well. Not only did we have a good episode last week that set Discovery on an interesting course, but this week we finally get some long-awaited answers, as well as […]

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15th Jan2018

‘Maze’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh, Aaron Monaghan, Niamh McGrady, Ross McKinney, Elva Trill, Tim Creed, Cillian O’Sullivan, Patrick Buchanan, Andy Kellegher | Written and Directed by Stephen Burke Prison break movies are always interesting things. Sometimes you get the high-octane thrillers where action is the main focus, but other times you get […]

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09th Jan2018

‘The Gifted 1×11: 3 X 1′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

The end of the last episode of The Gifted finally revealed Esme’s (Skyler Samuels) secret, then left us hanging until the return after the Christmas break. What her character(s) give us in this episode though, is the return of a club that could take the show to the next level. Tensions are high at Mutant […]

08th Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×10 – Despite Yourself’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When we last left the U.S.S. Discovery before Christmas, they were in an unknown part of space and we were left waiting until the show returned to find out just where they were. Now Star Trek: Discovery is back, things are getting very interesting… Especially with Jonathan Frakes coming in as director for this episode. […]

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04th Jan2018

‘Brawlout’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of Super Smash Bros. you’ll know the fun of competitive platform fighting combat. The hectic battles to drive others off the edge of the platform, while not falling off yourself makes for good entertainment for audiences too. Brawlout is a new platform fighter – now released on the Nintendo Switch […]

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27th Dec2017

‘Doctor Who Xmas Special: Twice Upon a Time’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

The Christmas episode of Doctor Who is one that we look forward to every year, but many of them don’t live up to anticipation. Twice Upon a Time though comes with two Doctors, and a regeneration to the latest incarnation. With the end of Peter Capaldi’s reign as the Time Lord, does the episode end […]

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21st Dec2017

‘The L-Shaped Room’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Leslie Caron, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage, Patricia Phoenix, Verity Edmett, Tom Bell, Cicely Courtneidge, Emlyn Williams, Jennifer White, Brock Peters, Gerry Duggan, Mark Eden | Written and Directed by Bryan Forbes When watching a British film from the sixties, the realistic discussion of such things as growing up as a single parent, or considering […]

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19th Dec2017

‘The Gifted 1×10: eXploited’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas may be days away, but that doesn’t mean that The Gifted is going to offer much cheer. In a world where the humans are the monsters, willing to do unspeakable things to the mutants, things are looking a little dark. With Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) in the hands of […]

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