31st May2016

‘The 5th Wave’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Alex Roe, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Zack Arthur, David Maldonado | Written by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner | Directed by J Blakeson I enjoyed The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, the Y/A sci-fi novel that this film is based on. I thought […]

29th May2016

‘Intruders’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr, Jack Kesy, Rory Culkin, Leticia Jimenez | Written by T.J. Cimfel, David White | Directed by Adam Schindler   Anna Rook is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian mansion on […]

28th May2016

VOD Vault #7 – How To Be Single / Sisters

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. With all the controversy surrounding the new female-led Ghostbusters film, this week we’re focusing on two other female-led comedies: How To Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson; and the Tina Fey […]

27th May2016

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review #2

by Jason Brigger

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer X-Men: Apocalypse storms (see what I did there?) into theaters this Friday, […]

26th May2016

‘Restoration’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Emily Roya O’Brien, Adrian Gaeta, Zack Ward, Sarah Ann Schultz, Anna Harr | Written by Zack Ward, James Cullen Bressack | Directed by Zack Ward For actor Zack Ward, his very first appearance on screen turned out to be the one he will forever be remembered for. In 1983, a young Ward played the yellow-eyed bully Scut […]

24th May2016

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer With Days of Future Past arguably a series high, but with a […]

23rd May2016

‘Pandemic’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell | Written by Dustin T. Benson | Directed by John Suits   John Suits, director of 2014′s The Scribbler – a personal favourite – is back behind the camera for Pandemic, a first-person look at a zombie outbreak that takes the […]

19th May2016

‘Hired to Kill’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, José Ferrer, Michelle Moffett, Barbara Niven, Jordana Capra, Kendall Conrad, Kim Lonsdale, Jude Mussetter, Penelope Reed, David Sawyer, Angela Gerekou | Written by Fred Perry, Kirk Ellis | Directed by Nico Mastorakis What would you think if I pitched a version of The Magnificent Seven to you, but the […]

18th May2016

‘What We Become’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Mille Dinesen, Marie Hammer Boda, Ole Dupont, Troels Lyby, Mikael Birkkjær, Benjamin Engell, Therese Damsgaard, Ella Solgaard, Rita Angela, Diana Axelsen | Written and Directed by Bo Mikkelsen The best zombie movies – and TV shows, in the case of The Walking Dead – understand that the most interesting thing about the arrival of flesh-eaters isn’t […]

18th May2016

‘Alan Dracon #1′ Review (Amigo Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Stefano Martino | Published by Amigo Comics It’s quite refreshing sometimes to go into a new book knowing very little about it, and with this book I had the hat-trick. I didn’t know the publisher, the creator, or the character. The publisher, Amigo Comics, are a relatively new company working out […]

16th May2016

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Juston Street, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell, Temple Baker, J. Quinton Johnson, Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch | Written and Directed by Richard Linklater The career of Richard Linklater has been a rather fascinating rollercoaster off ups and downs, very much mostly ups, though the period between School of Rock […]

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14th May2016

‘Ride Along 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, Tika Sumpter, Bruce McGill, Sherri Shepherd, Arturo del Puerto, Carlos Gómez | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Tim Story Once again directed by Tim Story, who previously worked with Ice Cube on Barbershop and the first film in this series, […]

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13th May2016

‘The Darkness’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Morrison, Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry, David Mazouz, Ming-Na Wen, Tara Lynne Barr | Written by Greg McLean, Shane Krause, Shayne Armstrong | Directed by Greg McLean Australian filmmaker Greg McLean has been nothing but impressive since bursting onto the scene with Wolf Creek back in 2005, which introduced the horror world to a […]

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12th May2016

‘Desecrated’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Haylie Duff, Wilmer Calderon, Michael Ironside, Paul James, Gib Gerard, Gonzalo Menendez, Heather Sossaman, Adam Daniels | Written by Cecil Chambers | Directed by Rob Garcia After finding his family murdered by vagrant squatters, an ex-military operative and survivalist is hired by the man who bought his land to watch over the acreage and […]

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12th May2016

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Review #2

by Dan Clark

Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl | Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo It is rather insane that we are already eight years in […]

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11th May2016

‘Room’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson, Sandy McMaster, Matt Gordon, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue, Joan Allen, William H. Macy | Written by Emma Donoghue | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson A room is an enclosed space, no matter how many windows it has. It is a confinement that restricts our world while we are […]

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11th May2016

‘It Happened One Night’ Blu-Ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici | Screenplay by Robert Riskin | Directed by Frank Capra Spoiled but spirited socialite Ellie (Claudette Colbert) flees her privileged life commandeered by her overbearing father and ends up sharing a bus ride across America with cynical, hard-drinking newspaperman Peter (Clark Gable). If […]

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10th May2016

‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall, Bruce Davison, James Adam Lim, Scott Alan Smith, Zack Ward, Mim Drew, Dallas Hart, Madelaine Petsch, Anna Harr | Written by Pearry Teo, Josh Nadler | Based on the comic by Everette Hartsoe | Directed by Pearry Teo If there’s one director whose films I will watch without […]

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10th May2016

VOD Vault #6 – Decay / Tabloid Vivant

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This week we’re focusing on independent US horror, in particular two new VOD titles which share a similar “odd” theme: Decay and Tabloid Vivant. DECAY Stars: Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha […]

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08th May2016

Sci-Fi London 2016 Review: ‘Einstein’s God Model’ & ‘Teleios’

by Phil Wheat

Now in its 15th year, Sci-Fi London is an annual international film festival that enjoys an unrivalled reputation as a launchpad for genre film. Always keen to challenge stereotypes and push the definition of what ‘sci-fi’ means, the festival has a reputation for programming a variety of exciting and independent films, bringing together the best […]

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08th May2016

‘Ran’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Hisashi Igawa, Masayuki Yui, Kazuo Katô, Norio Matsui | Written by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide | Directed by Akira Kurosawa When aging warlord Hidetori Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides it is time for him to retire, he divides the lands he […]

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08th May2016

‘Betrothed’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mikayla Gibson, Trae Ireland, Omar Gooding, Reatha Grey, Joey Bell, David Brown, Elizabeth Castillo, Jamie B.Cline, Adam Dunnells, Bunny Gibson, Bill Oberst Jr. | Written by Jeff Rosenberg | Directed by Jim Lane A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. […]

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