01st Apr2014

‘Klown’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne, Iben Hjejle | Written by Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam | Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard Imagine taking Curb Your Enthusiasm and mixing it with the gross out comedy of a movie like The Hangover.  To some people this may sound like the worst thing ever, especially the thought of taking […]

31st Mar2014

‘White of the Eye’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling, David Chow, Pamela Guest, Marc Hayashi, Mimi Lieber | Written by Donald Cammell, China Kong | Directed by Donald Cammell Arrow Video are good at finding the cult movies that although sometimes obscure always deserve to be watched.  […]

31st Mar2014

‘Axeman’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling, Arielle Brachfeld, Scot Pollard, Erin Marie Hogan, Jamie Bernadette, Nihilist Gelo, Dylan Hobbs, Chantelle Albers, Ray Trickitt, Joston Theney, Stephen Eith | Written and Directed by Joston Theney With a cast that includes iconic scream queens Tiffany Shepis and Brinke Stevens, as well as up-and-coming scream queens Elissa […]

30th Mar2014

‘POE: Project of Evil’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cristiano Morroni, Dario Biancone, Angelo Campus, Santa De Santis, Francesco Malcom, Paolo Ricci, Alessandro Rella, Federica Tommasi, Desiree Giorgetti, Mario Cellini, Roberto Nali, David D’Ingeo, Virgilio Olivari, Claudio Zanelli, Lucio Zannella | Written and Directed by Donatello Della Pepa, Angelo & Giuseppe Capasso, Edo Tagliavini, Alberto Viavattene, Nathan Nicholovitch, Domiziano Cristopharo, Giuliano Giacomelli Yet another […]

30th Mar2014

‘Dead on Appraisal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike Pfaff, Zack Fahey, Marguerite Insolia, Michael Brouillet, Anthony Berhle, R. Daniel Long, James Howell, Laura Owen, Nicholas Leonard, Adam Conn, Andrew Kramer, Fidel Castro Jr., Luke Bishop | Written and Directed by David Sherbrook, Scott Dawson, Sean Canfield Obviously inspired by the success of V/H/S and its sequel, low budget horror pioneers Brain […]

29th Mar2014

‘Outpost III: Rise of the Spetsnaz’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás, Michael McKell, Velibor Topic, Laurence Possa, Ben Lambert, Alec Utgoff, Vivien Taylor, Vince Docherty, Gareth Morrison | Written by Rae Brunton | Directed by Kieran Parker A team of fearless Russian Spetsnaz unearth details of the shocking research being taken out by the Nazis. Before they’re able to report on this […]

29th Mar2014

‘Frozen’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Edie McClurg | Written and Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen and apparently inspired by the scenery of Norway, Frozen is the tale of a pair of royal sisters, the reclusive Elsa (Idina […]

28th Mar2014

‘Cottage Country’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Tyler Labine, Malin Akerman, Lucy Punch, Dan Petronijevic, Benjamin Ayres, Kenneth Welsh, Nancy Beatty, Jonathan Crombie, Sabrina Grdevich, Jim Annan | Written by Jeremy Boxen | Directed by Peter Wellington I was doing what many customers of Netflix do, browsing the catalogue of films on offer with a far-away look in my eye, unable to choose what […]

26th Mar2014

‘Wake in Fright’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Jack Thompson, Peter Whittle, Al Thomas, John Meillon, John Armstrong | Written by Evan Jones | Directed by Ted Kotcheff John Grant (Gary Bond) is a bonded school teacher who finds himself teaching in the outback.  When travelling back to Sydney he stays overnight in the […]

25th Mar2014

‘Apocalypse Kiss’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tom Detrik, Tammy Jean, Tom Atkins, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Steve Blum, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson | Written and Directed by Christian Jude Grillo I’ll freely admit there was a heavy dose of trepidation going into Apocalypse Kiss. You see I’ve had the “pleasure” of watching one of writer/director […]

24th Mar2014

‘The Machine’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Sam Hazeldine, Denis Lawson, Lee Nicholas Harris, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, John Stylianou, Sule Rimi | Written and Directed by Caradog W. James Robots fascinate us, just think of a movie or book that looks at the nature of robotics and you’ll be able to come up with at least one.  The Machine […]

23rd Mar2014

‘Done In’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Guy Henry, Gordon Styles | Written and Directed by Adam Stephen Kelly Adam Stephen Kelly, who began his career as a film critic (you may know him from Screenjabber.com or as BritGeek on AICN) turns his hand to film making with the short film Done In – which follows Harry, played by Guy Henry, […]

23rd Mar2014

‘Paranoia’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, […]

23rd Mar2014

‘Butcher Boys’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ali Faulkner, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly, Phillip Wolf, Jon Clinkenbeard, Katie Patterson | Written by Kim Henkel | Directed by Duane Graves, Justin Meeks Kim Henkel, writer of the classic horror The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and writer/director of its third sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (although the less […]

23rd Mar2014

‘Black Water Vampire’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Lozeau, Bill Oberst Jr., Andrea Monier, Anthony Fanelli, Robin Steffen | Written and Directed by Evan Tramel Raymond Banks has been locked up and certified criminally insane for the murders of four women whose bodies were brutalised and dumped in the woods, but Andrea Adams thinks the police have got it wrong and […]

21st Mar2014

‘Cheap Thrills’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller | Written by David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga | Directed by E.L. Katz Unemployed and down on his luck, Craig finds himself drowning his sorrows in an attempt to forget the mounting debts threatening to tear his family apart. When a chance meeting with an […]

21st Mar2014

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell, Emily VanCamp, Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Toby Jones | Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Back in 2011, when Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: No Subtitle Required were released, I […]

19th Mar2014

‘Short Term 12′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Lydia Du Veaux | Written and Directed by Destin Cretton Destin Cretton (I Am Not A Hipster), who as well as this version also wrote and directed the short film on which Short Term 12 is based, is certainly […]

18th Mar2014

‘Hatchet 3′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Derek Mears, Rileah Vanderbilt, Sean Whalen, Jason Trost | Written by Adam Green | Directed by BJ McDonnell The final film in the trilogy, Hatchet 3 loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with BJ McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career as cam/steadicam operator on a ton of […]

18th Mar2014

‘Homefront’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: James Franco, Jason Statham, Rachelle Lefevre, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth | Written by Sylvester Stallone | Directed by Gary Fleder As regular readers will know, I always start reviews of Jason Statham films with a with an acknowledgment that regular readers will already know that I really like Jason Statham films, perhaps with a witty aside to the […]

18th Mar2014

‘The Borderlands’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Luke Neal, Aidan McArdle, Sarah Annis, Lee Arnold, Patrick Godfrey, Marcus Cunningham | Written and Directed by Elliot Goldner Elliot Goldner directs this British horror following a team of specialists from the Vatican who are drawn to a remote West Country church by reports of mysterious occurrences in the area.  The Borderlands sees a […]

17th Mar2014

‘Don Jon’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson | Written and Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt has seemingly been everywhere as of late. He has unquestionably come a very long way since his days as a child star. Recently his career ventured into entirely new territory with the release of Don Jon. […]

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