30th Dec2015

‘Rage of Honor’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sho Kosugi, Lewis Van Bergen, Robin Evans, Gerry Gibson, Charles Lucia, Richard Wiley, Carlos Estrada, Ulises Dumont, Theodore McNabney, Alan Amiel, Armando Capo | Written by Robert Short, Wallace C. Bennett | Directed by Gordon Hessler As a kid who grew up in the video store there were a few staples in my cinematic […]

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30th Dec2015

‘The Transporter Refueled’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic, Wenxia Yu, Radivoje Bukvic, Noémie Lenoir, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Samir Guesmi, Anatole Taubman | Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Luc Besson | Directed by Camille Delamarre I not going to hide the fact I’m a huge Transporter fan, from the very first […]

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30th Dec2015

‘Hercules’ & ‘Hercules II’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Many would say that physical formats are dying out, people are moving from DVD to digital, leaving Blu-ray to disc afficionados and home theatre enthusiasts. Yet, unbelievably, there is an ever-growing – some might say rabid – fanbase for obscure and long-forgotten movies on the format, so much so that distribution labels new and old […]

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25th Dec2015

‘The Hateful Eight’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Lee Horsley, Zoe Bell, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern | Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino “You only need to hang mean bastards, but mean bastards you need to hang.” The Hateful Eight is, as its title suggests, a sort of inverted Magnificent Seven, its […]

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24th Dec2015

‘The Assassin’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shao-Huai Chang, Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh, Ethan Juan, Zhen Yu Lei, Fang Mei, Dahong Ni, Jacques Picoux, Fang-yi Sheu, Chun Shih, Mei Yong, Yun Zhou | Written by Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Hai-Meng Hsieh, Cheng Ah | Directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou “That man poisoned his father, he killed his own brother. […]

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23rd Dec2015

‘The Historian’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Miles Doleac, William Sadler, Colin Cunningham, John Cullum, Leticia Jimenez, Glynnis O’Connor, Michael Emery, Mike Mayhall, Scotty Whitehurst, David Simpson, Tamarah Murley, Jillian Taylor, Kristin Samuelson, Lindsay Anne Williams | Written and Directed by Miles Doleac A troubled, young history professor tries to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, […]

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23rd Dec2015

‘A Frankenstein Story’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jeremy Childs, Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, Isaac Disney, Flint Adam, Matt Arnold, Skye Arnold, Colleen Barton, Sydney Bell, Jeff Boyet | Written and Directed by Billy Senese Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby […]

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22nd Dec2015

‘Demonoid’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Samantha Eggar, Stuart Whitman, Roy Jenson, Lew Saunders, Narciso Busquets, José Chávez, Haji, Erika Carlsson, Whitey Hughes, Al Jones, George Soviak, Ted White | Written by Alfredo Zacarías, David Lee Fein, F. Amos Powell | Directed by Alfredo Zacarías Samantha Eggar (The Brood) stars as Jennifer Baines a woman who is visiting her wealthy […]

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18th Dec2015

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review #2 [Spoiler-Free]

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill | Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt | Directed by J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens blasts into theaters this Friday, December 18 with more fanfare and anticipation than any other film in the last 20 years.  […]

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18th Dec2015

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review #1 [Spoilers]

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I’m strong enough to do it.” This review contains spoilers. A lot of spoilers. Kylo Ren’s anguished plea to his father, Han, might as well be the logline for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie acutely conscious of its place in cinematic history. J. […]

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17th Dec2015

‘The Runner’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Berry, Peter Fonda, Wendell Pierce, Fredric Lehne, Bryan Batt, Dana Gourrier, Kerry Cahill, Wanetah Walmsley, Ciera Payton | Written and Directed by Austin Stark Nicolas Cage! *The Internet cheers*. Alright, now we have that over and done with, let’s get down to the review… In the aftermath […]

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17th Dec2015

‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes, Brittany Uomoleale, Travis Willingham | Directed by Ian Kirby This new animated series is adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach, and follows the youth and shaping of Spartan 117, The Master Chief… Halo - say that word to any gamer (and even a few non-gamers) and […]

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17th Dec2015

‘What Have You Done To Solange?’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger, Günther Stoll, Claudia Butenuth, Camille Keaton, Maria Monti, Giancarlo Badessi, Pilar Castel, Giovanna Di Bernardo, Vittorio Fanfoni, Marco Mariani | Written by Massimo Dallamano, Bruno Di Geronimo | Directed by Massimo Dallamano Movies that are described as “giallo” normally tend to depend on certain hallmarks, with […]

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16th Dec2015

‘The Ridiculous 6′ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Will Forte, Steve Zahn, Harvey Keitel, Nick Nolte, Jon Lovitz, Whitney Cummings, David Spade, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Directed by Frank Coraci The Ridiculous 6 is a film of two firsts. It is the […]

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15th Dec2015

‘Fire City: End of Days’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Tobias Jelinek, Danielle Chuchran, Keely Aloña, Kimberly Leemans, Eric Edwards, Simon Sorrells, Pelé Kizy, Brionne Davis, Derrick L. McMillon, Kristin Minter, Harry Shum Jr., Jen Oda | Written by Michael Hayes, Brian Lubocki | Directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Vine (Tobias Jelinek), a disillusioned demon, secretly lives with others of his kind in the […]

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14th Dec2015

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara, Mio Yûki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riko Narumi, Reiko Takashima, Lily Frankie, Masanori Mimoto, Shô Aoyagi, Manzô Shinra, Kiyohiko Shibukawa | Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Directed by Takashi Miike When considering the work of a director who often makes up to six or seven films […]

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12th Dec2015

‘Another World’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Larry Butchins, Zach Cohen, Susanne Gschwendtner, Davina Kevelson, David Lavenski, Carl McCrystal | Written by Shlomi Aviner, Michael Birinbaum | Directed by Eitan Reuven In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from “the infected” – mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense […]

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12th Dec2015

Mondo Squallido – Ep 69: Giallo a Venezia (Mario Landi, 1979)

by Mondo Squallido

On this episode of Mondo Squallido we venture in to the leather gloved world of the giallo. We look at a film that has quite a reputation for being a rough and sadistic watch. Is this film as nasty as people have made it out to be? Let’s follow our boiled egg eating detective and […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Standoff’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Ballentine, Jim Watson, John Tench, Laura de Carteret, Ted Atherton, Joanna Douglas | Written and Directed by Adam Alleca Carter (Jane), a troubled veteran who gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Battles Without Honour and Humanity’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When a series of films are described as “Japan’s answer to The Godfather” that is a big statement to make. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honour and Humanity though (also known as The Yakuza Papers) lives up to that statement though. Now released in a box set by Arrow Video, this is the perfect chance to watch the […]

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10th Dec2015

‘Krampus: The Reckoning’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Shawn Saavedra, Nathaniel Burns, Alexandria Stevens, Benjamin Foronda, Angelina Mann, Jeffrey Lamar | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway | Directed by Robert Conway As a public-domain boogeyman, you know you’ve hit the big time when you have […]

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08th Dec2015

‘Pixels’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Directed by Chris Columbus OK, let’s get this out of the way first. Pixels is an Adam Sandler movie and despite what anyone may say, your enjoyment of it […]

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