28th May2015

‘The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Bree Olsen, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Clayton Rohner, Jay Tavare, Michael Flores, Carlos Ramirez, James Darnell, Akihiro Kitamura, Chris Clanton | Written and Directed by Tom Six The wait is finally over ladies and gentlemen! One of this years most anticipated horror films is finally here! […]

27th May2015

‘Island of Death’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Ray Richardson, Marios Tartas, Efi Bani, Clay Half, Jeremy Rousseau, Elizabeth Spader, Nikos Tsachiridis, Mike Murtagh | Written and Directed by Niko Mastorakis My tastes in movies tends to be quite broad, but I will always have a love of hunting out the controversial and extreme.  This […]

25th May2015

‘Whiplash’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair | Written and Directed by Damian Chazelle I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t already heard; Whiplash is great, even (perhaps especially) if you’re not particularly into jazz drumming. J.K. Simmons ought […]

25th May2015

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

22nd May2015

‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta, Adam Gibbs, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, David Matranga, Haruma Miura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Rob Mungle, Emily Neves, Shun Oguri, Chikao Ohtsuka, Maaya Sakamoto, Miyuki Sawashiro | Written by Harutoshi Fukui, Kiyoto Takeuchi | Directed by Shinji Aramaki 2977: Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the […]

21st May2015

‘Pieces of Talent’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: David Long, Kristi Ray, Taylor Kowalski, Barbara Weetman, Jon Stafford, Nate Panning, Joy Merrow, Shane Callahan, John Marchioni, Simon Crist, Shaun O’Rourke, Johnny Blanton, Patt Noday, Donna Stamm | Written by Joe Stauffer, David Long | Directed by Joe Stauffer Those who know me personally within certain circles know that I have something of […]

21st May2015

‘The Scopia Effect’ VOD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with The […]

21st May2015

‘A.W.O.L.’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson. Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi, George McDaniel, Eric Karson, Ash Adams, William T. Amos, Roz Bosley, Dennis Rucker, Billy Blanks | Written by Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme | Directed by Sheldon Lettich When looking at eighties action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme […]

20th May2015

‘Barely Lethal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Thomas Mann, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dan Fogler, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Krosney, Gabriel Basso, Toby Sebastian, Steve-O, Rob Huebel | Written by John D’Arco | Directed by Kyle Newman Sometimes it pays to have friends with cable TV in the States. Otherwise I’m sure I’d be […]

20th May2015

‘A Most Violent Year’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks, Jerry Adler, Quinn Meyers, Chester Jones, Ashley Williams, Glenn Fleshler, Jimmy Palumbo, Daisy Tahan | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor There are some movies that you come away from knowing that you liked it, loved the way […]

19th May2015

‘The Cobbler’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Method Man, Adam B. Shapiro, Ellen Barkin, Evan Neumann, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dascha Polanco, Dustin Hoffman, Yul Vasquez, Kim Cloutier | Written by Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado | Directed by Thomas McCarthy Max Simkin (Sandler) is a fourth generation cobbler working in the same New York shop that has […]

18th May2015

‘The Haunting of Radcliffe House’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Adam Thomas Wright, Richard Dillane, Howard Lee, Jonathan Jaynes, Rebecca Calder, Steve Oram, David J. Peel, Mark Heenehan, Stephen Chance | Written and Directed by Nick Willing When it comes to ghost stories focused on haunted houses my personal favourites are The Haunting and The Legend of Hell […]

17th May2015

‘VHS Forever? Psychotronic People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written and Directed by Darren J. Perry, Mark Williams The latest in a growing strand of films that take a fond look at the VHS era, VHS Forever? Psychotronic People is a feature length documentary taking a look at the explosion of movies that became available on VHS in the UK. Taken from the perspective […]

16th May2015

‘American Rescue Squad’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tony D. Czech, Douglas Sidney, KariAnn Craig, Roger Wayne, Anjel White, Anika Reitman, Jimmy Keebs, David Otto Simanek, Jarrod Crooks | Written by Elliot and Adam Diviney | Directed by Elliot Diviney A group of mysterious villains known as “The Alliance” sets a trap for the Taxpayer. They imprison him, torture him, and make […]

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16th May2015

‘Evangeline’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis, Kelvin Redvers, John Shaw, Nelson Leis, Dejan Loyola, Madison Smith, Anthony Shim, Natalie Grace, Ella Kosor | Written and Directed by Karen Lam Evangeline follows the titular character, Eva Pullman (Kat de Lieva), a young girl who escapes her sheltered upbringing to reinvent herself in college. […]

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16th May2015

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ben Platt, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Adam Devine, Katey Sagal, Ben Platt, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, John Michael Higgins | Written by Kay Cannon | Directed by Elizabeth Banks Given the fact that the first film was […]

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15th May2015

‘Girls Against Boys’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard | Written and Directed by Austin Chick Ah, the rape-revenge movie. A bastion of the horror movies since the 70s, the genre has seen some great, and some not so great films fall under the banner of “rape-revenge” including such greats as the female-led […]

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15th May2015

‘What’s Left of Us’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lautaro Delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagre, Maria Figueras | Written and Directed by Christoph Behl Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a fortified house, a safe haven bunker after a global catastrophe. Outside is a threatening apocalyptic landscape – inside was once a perfect three-way bond of supportive friendship. Now that […]

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15th May2015

‘Discopath’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katharine Cleland, Ingrid Falaise, Pierre Lenoir, Ivan Freud | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse […]

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14th May2015

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton | Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Directed by George Miller Come on: you don’t need me to tell you that Fury Road is the best thing since sliced bread, surely? You’ve seen all the five-star reviews […]

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14th May2015

‘The Man With the Iron Fists 2′ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: RZA, Dustin Nguyen, Eugenia Yuan, Carl Ng, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Schnitrnunt Busarakamwong, Grace Huang, Pim Bubear, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Andrew Lin, Kowit Wattanakul, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Nophand Boonyai, Simon Yin | Written by John Jarrell, RZA | Directed by Roel Reine I was a huge fan of the first film in what now looks to be a […]

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14th May2015

Play Blackpool Review: ‘World 1-1 – The Pioneers’

by Phil Wheat

The Play “Expo” events in Blackpool and Manchester are, in some ways, an attempt to recapture and relive the community spirit of video gaming in an age where keyboard warriors and faceless online gaming rule the roost. It’s also a celebration of the history of gaming, from the early years of arcade games like Space […]

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