12th Nov2014

‘Wolf’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Chemseddine Amar, Mark Catuogno, Steef Cuijpers, Nasrdin Dchar, Jacob Derwig, Michael Knaap, Bo Maerten, Bjorn Niessen, Raymond Thiry, Cahit Ölmez | Written and Directed by Jim Taihuttu Maj-id (Kenzari) is a talented kick boxer from a gray, anonymous suburb in the Netherlands. Whilst trying to support his family through petty crime, his […]

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10th Nov2014

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Blu-ray Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, James Bachman, Thomas Lennon, Charles Parnell | Written by Ehren Kruger | Directed by Michael Bay After the battle of Chicago, the Transformers, both Autobot and Decepticon alike, are no longer welcome on earth. They are on the […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Blood Ties’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia,Griffin Dunne | Written by Guillaume Canet, James Gray | Directed by Guillaume Canet Two brothers, Chris (Owen), recently out of prison and Frank (Crudup), a respected policeman, are on either side of […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Earth to Echo’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Algee Smith, Cassius Willis, Sonya Leslie, Kerry O’Malley, Virginia Louise Smith, Peter Mackenzie, Valerie Wildman | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by Dave Green After many of the phones in their local neighbourhood seem to malfunction, a group of kids try to work out […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Features: J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof, Bill Prady, Hart Hanson, Jane Espenson, Jonathan Nolan | Written and Directed by Des Doyle Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the first ever, feature length documentary film to highlight the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned […]

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20th Oct2014

‘The Kill Screen #2: Cascade’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Mike Garley | Art by Josh Sherwell | Lettering by Mike Stock | Format: Paperback, 32pp Humanity has reached its Kill Screen. Now only the strongest will survive as computer errors transcend from the digital world into our own, destroying everything in their way. Set two years after the ‘Kill Screen’ event, Humanity […]

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14th Oct2014

‘The Wolves of Savin Hill’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: David Cooley, Brian Scannell, Kurt Fuller, Jack McGee, Michael Massee, Paul Carafotes, Tim De Zarn, Tonya Cornelisse, Megan Davis, Suzanne Willard, Jordan Van Vranken, Marco Verdier, Jason Oliver, Tiprin Mandalay, Nicole Haddad | Written and Directed by John Beaton Hill Childhood friends from the streets of Boston drift apart following a shocking discovery deep […]

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09th Oct2014

‘Luna’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ben Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Stephanie Leonidas, Michael Maloney, Maurice Roëves, Katia Winter | Written and Directed by Dave McKean After losing their baby, Grant (Ben Daniels) and Christine (Dervla Kirwan) visit a old friend from art school and his wife in their isolated and idyllic seaside house. Over a long weekend, secrets are revealed […]

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28th Sep2014

‘Believe Me’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Johanna Braddy, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls, Max Adler, Nick Offerman, Christopher McDonald | Written by Will Bakke, Michael B. Allen | Directed by Will Bakke Four desperate and broke college seniors come with a crazy idea to raise the money needed to pay for tuition. By starting a fake charity, […]

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26th Sep2014

‘Motivational Growth’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Adrian DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Doetsch, Pete Giovagnoli, Ken Brown, Robert Kramer, Hannah Stevenson, Laura Carlson | Written and Directed by Don Thacker Ian Folivor , a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was […]

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26th Sep2014

‘The Tour’ Review (Short Film)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon, Annette Rickard, Robert Rickard, Julia Spence, Kris Lindsay, Courtney Frazier | Written and Directed by Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Darkmoor Manor is England’s most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. […]

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23rd Sep2014

‘Don’t Blink’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, Fiona Gubelmann, Zack Ward, David de Lautour, Leif Gantvoort, Curtiss Frisle | Written and Directed by Travis Oates Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and […]

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16th Sep2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Devil’s Mile’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: David Hayter, Maria del Mar, Casey Hudecki, Amanda Joy Lim, Adrienne Kress, Frank Moore, Samantha Wan, Shara Kim, Craig Porritt | Written and Directed by Joseph O’Brien A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to […]

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11th Sep2014

‘Mine Games’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, Rebecca Da Costa, Rafi Gavron, Ethan Peck, Joseph Cross, Alex Meraz, Lindsay Lamb, Michael Guillod | Written by Robert Cross, Michele Davis-Gray, Richard Gray, Ross McQueen | Directed by Richard Gray A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble […]

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11th Sep2014

‘Geographically Desirable’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Blair Bowers, Andrew Agner-Nichols, Nic Detorie, Felicia Gonzalez Brown, Josh Adams, Sarah Allyn Collier, Rick Kain, Connie Bowman, Emily Morrison, Joy Nathan, Paul Fahrenkopf, Steve Ray, Molly Boyle, Bob Hurley, Scott Gardner | Written by Mike Kravinsky | Directed by Michael Kravinsky Described as a cross between The Newsroom and Hope Floats, Geographically Desirable […]

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10th Sep2014

‘Dawn of the Crescent Moon’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Barry Corbin, Brooke Coleman, Kurt Cole, Johnny Walter, Shiree Nelson, Lauren Leal, Edward Hong, Brandon Smith, Alan Pietruszewski, Tracey Birdsall, Damon Pampolina | Written by Kirk Loudon, Kevin B. Coleman | Directed by Kirk Loudon Five college students travel to a small Texas town to research the Legend of Blood Lake, an obscure folktale […]

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10th Sep2014

‘Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Natalie Scheetz, Nick Principe, Caroline Williams, Christa Campbell, Annika Strauss, Sarah Hayden, Manoush, Jared Demetri Luciano, Jeff Dylan Graham, Micaela Schäfer, Ryan Nicholson | Written and Directed by Marcel Walz Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge follows Christine and her friends as they drive home through the desert from a bachelorette party. Stopped by a mysterious woman […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Sledge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell, Kristian Hanson, Travis Hanson, Troy Miller, Russell Matoes, Tino Faygo, Wendy Miller, Desiree Holmes | Written by Kristian Hanson | Directed by John B Sovie II, Kristian Hanson A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, Sledge fixes on a psychopath Adam […]

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08th Sep2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Void’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Herik Hanna | Art by Sean Philips | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 48pp Goliath 01, a prison ship, drifts listlessly through space. The ship’s commander, Colonel Mercer, has massacred everyone on board – inmates and crew alike, except one. John, the lone survivor, cowers in the bowels of the carrier, […]

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04th Sep2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Michael Mendheim, Mike Kennedy, Sean Jaffe | Art by Simon Bisley | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 256pp Raised by the Order of Solomon, Adam Cahill is one of a rare handful of highly trained warriors bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. […]

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31st Aug2014

‘Obvious Child’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jenny Slate, Jack Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer | Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre Donna Stern (Slate) is an unapologetic stand up comedian who managed to get dumped, fired and pregnant in quick succession. Better at cracking jokes about flatulence and the contents […]

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26th Aug2014

‘The Captive’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton | Written by Luke Massey, Benjamin Read | Directed by Luke Massey Royal Marine A.J Budd (Joseph Morgan – Vampire Diaries, Immortals) awakes in a mysterious house. Every day he is forced to fight for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents and no matter how much he tries, he cannot […]

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