18th Aug2017

‘The Untamed (La Region Salvaje)’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Peláez, Oscar Escalante, Bernarda Trueba | Written by Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela | Directed by Amat Escalante The fourth film from Mexican writer-director Amat Escalante (Heli) mixes social realism and weird sci-fi eroticism to mesmerising effect. Co-written by Escalante and Gibrán Portela, The […]

18th Aug2017

‘The Dark Tower’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, José Zúñiga | Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel | Directed by Nikolaj Arcel “The man in black fled across the desert, and the […]

17th Aug2017

‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Melissa Rauch, Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Paget Brewster, Kevin Michael Richardson | Written by Bruce Timm, Jim Krieg | Directed by Sam Liu AKA Dr Harleen Quinzel, Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Originally voice by Days of Our Lives’ Arleen Sorkin, she was created by series writers Bruce […]

16th Aug2017

‘Bed of the Dead’ VOD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa | Written and Directed by Jeff Maher Bed of the Dead begins with a fun premise; two young couples spend the night in a sex club to indulge in some four-way shenanigans. Before anyone can barely get a shirt off, however, they find themselves […]

15th Aug2017

‘House On Elm Lake’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Becca Hirani, Andrew Hollingworth, Faye Goodwin, Lorena Andrea, Tara MacGowran, Oliver Ebsworth, Tony Manders, Kate Lush | Written by Shannon Holiday | Directed by James Klass House on Elm Lake opens with a terrified mother and young son bound and gagged while their knife-wielding patriarch paces and rants. The terror and confusion beams across […]

15th Aug2017

‘WTF!’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Callie Ott, Nicholas James Reilly, Andrea Hunt, Benjamin Norris, Sarah Agor, Adam Foster, Johnny James Fiore, Perez Hilton, Shawn C. Phillips, Chloe Berman, Cheyann Dillon | Written by Adam Buchalter, Peter Herro, Christopher Centanni | Directed by Peter Herro Three years ago, Rachel (Callie Ott) barely survived a brutal massacre which left her friends murdered. […]

14th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Dead Shack’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Andres, Lizzie Boys, Hannah Rochelle Burr, Lauren Holly, Gabriel LaBelle, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Taylor St. Pierre, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian | Written by Phil Ivanusic, Davila LeBlanc, Peter Ricq | Directed by Peter Ricq Never underestimate a trio of curious teens…. Tough girl Summer, her smartmouth younger brother Colin and his pushover best friend […]

14th Aug2017

‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Roland Moller | Written by Kurt Johnstad | Based on “The Coldest City” by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart | Directed by David Leitch An ice cool Charlize Theron kicks plenty of ass in this stylish Cold War […]

11th Aug2017

‘The Handmaiden’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Tae-ri Kim, Min-hee Kim, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong | Written by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook | Directed by Park Chan-wook Based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel, Fingersmith, Park Chan-wook’s first feature since 2013’s Stoker is a ravishing feminist fable, full of fantastically cruel twists. It’s sensual, funny, nasty, brilliantly acted, beautifully shot and exquisitely […]

11th Aug2017

Second Opinion: ‘The Ice Cream Truck’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Deanna Russo, Emil Johnsen, John Redlinger, Sam Schweikert, Hilary Barraford, Bailey Anne Borders, Dan Sutter, Dana Gaier | Written and Directed by Megan Freels Johnston Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their […]

10th Aug2017

‘Kung Fu Yoga’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jackie Chan, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahman, Miya Muqi, Sonu Sood, Paul Philip Clark, Yixing Zhang, Yuxian Shang, Jiang Wen, Eric Tsang, Guoli Zhang | Written and Directed by Stanley Tong Rumble in the Bronx was the film that, finally, broke Hollywood’s doors down for Jackie Chan. Well, with Kung Fu Yoga, Chan […]

10th Aug2017

Review Round-Up: All Eyez on Me Mummy’s Rough Night

by Phil Wheat

Not only are the Cinema Geeks bringing their movie reviews to their podcast, but to help supplement the reviews they do in the actual podcast, each month they will be giving us their quick takes on the months new releases – in this case US releases for the month of June 2017. Each release will […]

10th Aug2017

‘Arachnicide’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gino Barzacchi, Gabriel Cash, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Crisula Stafida | Directed by Paolo Bertola Just how many giant spider movies will we get before filmmakers realise that NONE will beat 2000s Spiders, directed by Gary Jones (Mosquito) and starring Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time’s Evil Queen), which had a sequel in 2001… This […]

09th Aug2017

‘Final Recall’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wesley Snipes, RJ Mitte, Jedidiah Goodacre, Laura Bilgeri, Niko Pepaj, Hannah Rose May, Scott Nettleton, Sean Millington | Written by Reggie Keyohara III, Mauro Borrelli, Teddy Wynne, Sam Acton King | Directed by Mauro Borrelli A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while, unbeknownst to them, aliens […]

08th Aug2017

‘Fun Mom Dinner’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Molly Shannon, Bridget Everett, Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Adam Levine, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd, David Wain | Written by Julie Rudd | Directed by Alethea Jones Four moms, whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, arrange a fun mom dinner with the sole aim to drink wine, gossip, and bond without worrying […]

07th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Tilt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee | Written by Kasra Farahani, Jason O’Leary | Directed by Kasra Farahani All seems normal with Joseph and Joanne. Joanne is pregnant with their first child. Life in their little urban house is cozy and familiar. But something is off about Joseph. He doesn’t […]

07th Aug2017

‘Free Fire’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley From A Field in England to a High-Rise in London to a warehouse in a US dockland, you cannot say writer-director Ben Wheatley is predictable. Except Free Fire […]

04th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘M.F.A.’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack, Michael Welch, Andrew Caldwell, David Sullivan, Mike C. Manning, Adam Lazarre-White | Written by Leah McKendrick | Directed by Natalia Leite Noelle is a shy and inhibited university student, reservedly working through a fine arts degree without much notice. In an effort to come out […]

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04th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Tragedy Girls’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Kevin Durand, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Craig Robinson, Rosalind Chao, Timothy V. Murphy | Written by Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre | Directed by Tyler MacIntyre A small, midwestern town is terrorized in the grip of a serial killer (Kevin Durand). We first meet Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) as […]

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04th Aug2017

‘Tsunambee’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Stacy Pederson, Ruselis Perry, Maria DeCoste, Shale Le Page, Thea Saccoliti | Written and Directed by Milko Davis Tsunambee opens on a dusty land where a young woman is foraging wood for an unknown reason. Cut to the jungles of Africa, I think. We’re quickly filled in on a biblical apocalypse that somehow involves […]

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04th Aug2017

‘Asylum of Darkness’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Nick Baldasare, Richard Hatch, Amanda Howell, Frank Jones Jr., Tiffany Shepis, Scott Summitt, Tim Thomerson | Written and Directed by Jay Woelfel After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans an escape to freedom, but finds an even more disturbing, supernatural world on the outside, one that threatens to keep him trapped in […]

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03rd Aug2017

‘Matinee Idol’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido



Stars: David F. Friedman, Elmo Lavino, Kay Parker, Colleen Brennan, Herschel Savage, Angel, Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Laurie Smith, Tigr | Written by David F. Friedman | Directed by Henri Pachard There have been plenty of volatile co-star rivalries in the world of cinema; Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield, […]

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