15th Dec2014

‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total […]

14th Dec2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller It was an invite to review a Blu-ray like any other, or […]

13th Dec2014

“Nekromantik’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Some films are created to convey a message.  They aren’t made to be loved, and may not actually be that good but they still get a cult following because of what they represent to the audience they are aimed at.  Nekromantik is a film that has a certain infamy about it, especially in the United […]

12th Dec2014

‘The Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love.  Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the truth in the face of the puzzle yet to be solved, a story awaits that will inevitably be told in […]

11th Dec2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Pernicious’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien, Jackie Moore, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Byron Gibson, Jared Cohn, Wallop Terathong, Sara Malakul Lane, Irada Hoyos | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Taryn Hillin | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pernicious (adjective), definition: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie. deadly; fatal: a pernicious […]

11th Dec2014

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

2014 has been a good year for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal […]

11th Dec2014

‘Tropic of Desire / Fantasy World’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Tropic of Desire It’s approaching the end of World War 2. Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones) plays as Frances, a madam of a small tropical island whore house. She caters for the constant stream of American sailors. One day Rita, one of her girls played by Kitty Shane (Vista Valley PTA) finds out […]

10th Dec2014

‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

LEGO games have always been popular. Whether it’s been Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel and Batman – just to name a few of their releases – LEGO seem to have access to many licenses, and make full use of them in the games they create.  This makes for a good experience for the […]

10th Dec2014

‘Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Shahin Sean Solimon, Lorna Raver, Said Faraj, Patrick Stewart, Sadie Alexandru, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Marco Khan, Mariam Vardani, Jon Jon Briones | Written by Shahin Sean Solimon, Evelyn Gabai | Directed by Shahin Sean Solimon Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage follows the story of Sinbad (Shahin Sean Solimon, who also co-wrote, directed, and was executive […]

07th Dec2014

‘Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas is almost here and Arrow Video have a present for horror fans (though you’ll have to buy it of course).  Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales is a box set of the Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe films starring not only Price but some of the most iconic horror actors.  Just mentioning the names […]

04th Dec2014

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman , Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland | Written by Peter Craig, Danny Strong | Directed by Francis Lawrence More is not always better. In recent years there has been a trend to extend franchises as long as possible in order to keep the guaranteed […]

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02nd Dec2014

‘We Are The Giant’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Director Greg Hunt (Manhunt) premiered this harrowing documentary surrounding different parts of the Arab Spring at Sundance this year to a largely positive reaction and it’s obvious to see why. The film follows three groups of people fighting against three different regimes in their own way: Muhannad (sadly passed away) and Osama from Libya, Ghassan […]

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02nd Dec2014

‘Revelations’ Review (Short Film)

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Sheri Davis, Gracie Whitten, Lance Eakright, Kristal White, Jason White | Written and Directed by Roger Sampson Summarising a short film that’s runs just shy of 13 minutes is always tricky, but it doesn’t help when over a quarter of that time is taken up by a surprising amount of credits in a tacky cursive font. […]

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01st Dec2014

‘Step Up 5: All In’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner, Adam Sevani, Stephen ‘Stev-O’ Jones, David ‘Kid David’ Shreibman, Mari Koda, Christopher Scott, Luis ‘Luigi’ Rosado, Chadd Smith, Facundo Lombard, Martín Lombard, Cyrus ‘Glitch’ Spencer | Written by John Swetnam | Directed by Trish Sie Guilty Pleasure. It’s a term I dislike […]

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30th Nov2014

‘Journey to Le Mans’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Narrated by Patrick Stewart | Written and Directed by Charlotte Fantelli The 24 hours of Le Mans is the most prestigious endurance motorsport event in the world. Fantelli Productions follows Great British privateer team Jota Sport, taking an intimate look at the feat of human endurance and the marvel of engineering it takes to compete […]

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28th Nov2014

‘A Grim Becoming’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Brandyn T. Williams, Bill Oberst Jr., Jessica Cameron, Devanny Pinn, Lynn Lowry, Melantha Blackthorne, Kevin Tanski, Britt Griffith, Rich Lounello, Mike Sarcinelli, Sherri Lyn Litz, Samantha Hoy, Michael Sciabarrasi | Written by Adam R. Steigert, Janeen Avery, Christopher Brechtel, Mark Mendola , T.R. Smith | Directed by Adam R. Steigert Raphael is a young […]

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28th Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘How To Save Us’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Trost, Kate Avery, Ryan Gibson, Coy Jandreau, Tallay Wickham, Michael Gupta | Written and Directed by Jason Trost There are very few film makers working today who have the same filmic sensibilities as me, whose work resonates with me the most – be it because I can see influences in their work that […]

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26th Nov2014

‘Nobody Can Cool’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Nikki Bohm, David Atlas | Written and Directed by Dpyx Nobody Can Cool takes a simple concept and uses it to great effect. An independent film in every sense, it is evidence that you do not need big budget dollars to create unnerving tension and edge of your seat excitement. For those […]

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26th Nov2014

‘Stations of the Cross’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp, Moritz Knapp, Birge Schade, Florian Stetter, Sven Taddicken, Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz | Written by Anna Brüggemann | Directed by Dietrich Brüggemann Maria, fourteen years of age, just wants to be a good Catholic. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community who try to live […]

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25th Nov2014

‘The Theory of Everything’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior | Written by Anthony McCarten | Directed by James Marsh Biopics of infamous figures are a tough shell to crack. In order to adequately cover the massive scope of someone’s life you are left with a bullet point like approach where we move from one infamous moment to the next. We […]

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24th Nov2014

‘White Reindeer’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Chris Doubeck, Nathan Williams | Written and Directed by Zach Clark Christmas is meant to be about family and happiness, to some it’s even about religion.  When tragedy strikes though and Christmas is looming it can be a strange and ominous date where you want to be happy, but […]

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24th Nov2014

‘Trancers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm.  As fans we love them for […]

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