31st Jul2014

Comic Review: ‘Ordinary #3′

by Richard Axtell

Written by Rob Williams | Art by D’Israeli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp In Ordinary‘s third issue, divorced plumber Michael Fisher continues his search for his ex-wife and son. As the only man left on Earth without a super power however, he draws unwanted attention towards himself and puts himself and his family in the middle of a […]

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30th Jul2014

‘Alien Legion: Uncivil War #2′ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Chuck Dixon, Carl Potts | Art by Larry Stroman | Published by Titan Comics | Format:Paperback, 32pp Force Nomad have been tasked with providing humanitarian (and all other species) support to refugees fleeing a civil war which has broken out on the Planet Harkon. Looking forward to a easy mission of peacekeeping and order, Nomad are surprised to find smugglers […]

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17th Jul2014

‘Exit Generation: Issues 1 & 2′ Comic Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Sam Read | Art by Caio Oliveira | Lettering by Colin Bell | Published by Read French Comics | Format: Paperback/Digital The Earth was overcrowded. Resources were running out. So an ‘Exit’ plan was devised. Ninty-five percent of the planet’s population were evacuated leaving five percent behind. Against all expectations, Earth became a paradise. No more […]

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17th Jul2014

‘Too Late Blues’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Vince Edwards, Val Avery, Marilyn Clark, James Joyce, Rupert Crosse | Written by John Cassavetes, Richard Carr | Directed by John Cassavetes Ghost (Darin), is an idealistic musician who would rather play in the park to the birds and at other small time gigs than compromise himself by […]

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17th Jul2014

‘Wynter #3′ Comic Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Guy Hasson | Art by Aron Elekes | Published by New World Comics | Format: Digital Only Issue 3 of the comic series Wynter starts with a bang as Liz Wynter is hunted by a Supreme Agent. He can predict what she will do before she does it. He can find her location using […]

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14th Jul2014

‘Harold and Maude’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas | Written by Colin Higgins | Directed by Hal Ashby Harold (Cort) is young, rich, depressed, lonely and obsessed with death. His idea of fun is visiting funerals and pretending to commit suicide in a variety of gruesome and violent ways […]

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11th Jul2014

‘The Trials of Cate McCall’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino, David Lyons, Dale Dickey, Brendan Sexton III, Isaiah Washington  | Written and Directed by Karen Moncrieff Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) was once a hotshot lawyer before she put an innocent man away thinking him guilty. Now, she is a recovering alcoholic and on probation and must […]

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09th Jul2014

‘Expecting’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Radha Mitchell, Michelle Monaghan, John Dore, Michael Weston, Mimi Kennedy, Sarah Aldrich | Written and Directed by Jessie McCormack Radha Mitchell plays Lizzie, a woman who has been trying to conceive a child with her husband for years and has almost given up hope. But, when her best friend Andie (Michelle Monaghan) gets pregnant on a one […]

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09th Jul2014

‘Half a King’ Book Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Joe Abercrombie | Published by Harper Collins | Format: Hardcover, 384pp Prince Yarvi is a boy with a crippled hand. He has dreams of becoming a minister, to be called ‘Brother Yarvi’ and to heal, give advice, to speak truth and know the secret ways. These dreams, however, are shattered when his father and brother […]

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08th Jul2014

‘Deception’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Jackson, Dermot Crowley, Liya Kebede | Written and Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore Deception is a thriller about Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), a famous auctioneer and art appraiser who is called to go through an estate of Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks). On arriving at the house, […]

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05th Jul2014

‘The Splintered Gods’ Book Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Stephen Deas | Published by Orion Books | Format: Paperback, 544pp The Dragon Queen Zafir had been captured by an unknown enemy and is forced to wage a war for them on the back of her Dragon, bringing death and fire to their enemies. Meanwhile, lost in a body that isn’t his own and […]

04th Jul2014

‘Gagarin: First in Space’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova, Vadim Michman, Vladimir Steklov, Viktor Proskurin, Nadezhda Markina, Daniil Vorobyov | Written by Andrey Dmitriev, Oleg Kapanets | Directed by Pavel Parkhomenko Gagarin: First in Space is a biographical film which follows the life of Yuri Gagarin, played by Yaroslav Zhalnin, who was the first person ever to […]

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28th Jun2014

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ 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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24th Jun2014

‘I Declare War’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia, Mackenzie Munro, Alex Cardillo, Kolton Stewart, Eric Hanson, Alex Wall | Written by Jason Lapeyre | Directed by Robert Wilson, Jason Lapeyre I Declare War is a war film which documents the horrors of war including torture, battles, violence and balloons filled with paint. Of course, […]

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20th Jun2014

‘Dark Vision’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bernie Hodges, Suzie Latham, Judith Haley, Oliver Park, Alicia Ancel, Simon Pearce | Written by Darren Flaxstone, Bernie Hodges | Directed by Darren Flaxstone Dark Vision is a paranormal competition. Five teams enter and try to make the best paranormal television show possible, but only one can be the victor. We follow Spencer Knights […]

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19th Jun2014

‘Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1′ Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Chuck Dixon, Carl Potts | Art by Larry Stroman | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As a civil war breaks out on one of the rim worlds in the galaxy, hundreds of refugees flee the system, seeking asylum in safer areas. However, it is up to Force Nomad, a team of specialists, to […]

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12th Jun2014

‘Behaving Badly’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Heather Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Cary Elwes, Ashley Rickards, Patrick Warburton, Jason Lee, Mindy Robinson, Gary Busey, Dylan McDermott | Written by Tim Garrick, Scott Russell | Directed by Tim Garrick Behaving Badly is a story about Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff), a boy who makes a bet with a […]

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11th Jun2014

‘Shadow Walkers’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall, Rohan Kymal, Adam David Thompson, Ronald Ogden, Bernard D. Jones, April Billingsley, Peter Luis Zimmerman, Chelsea Hayes, Marla Malcolm | Written by Bill Gullo | Directed by Dennis Iliadis Three friends are attending the biggest party of the year when things take a turn for the […]

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11th Jun2014

‘Delivery Man’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan, Dave Patten, Adam Chanler-Berat, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Amos VanderPoel, Matthew Daddario | Written and Directed by Ken Scott Delivery Man has Vince Vaughn starring as David Wozniak, an incompetent meat delivery guy who has serious money problems, can’t seem to do anything […]

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10th Jun2014

‘Non Stop’ Blu-ray Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Scoot McNairy, Anson Mount, Corey Stoll, Linus Roache | Written by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach | Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Liam Neeson is Bill Marks, federal air marshal on a flight to London. Not everything on this flight is as it seems however, as he begins to get […]

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06th Jun2014

‘Assault on Wall Street’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Paré, Lochlyn Munro, Tyron Leitso, Eric Roberts | Written and Directed by Uwe Boll Jim Baxford (Purcell) is just an average guy trying make his way in the world. When his wife falls ill and the bills rise, Jim works hard to try and […]

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03rd Jun2014

’47 Ronin’ Blu-ray Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Min Tanaka, Jin Akanishi, Masayoshi Haneda, Hiroshi Sogabe, Takato Yonemoto, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rinko Kikuchi | Written by Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini | Directed by Carl Rinsch An ancient Japanese legend tells the story of 47 samurai, seeking revenge on a rival warlord who killed their master […]

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