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 […]

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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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23rd Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Under a Kaleidoscope’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot, Damien Vennell, Tim Jason Wicks, Glenn Maynard | Written and Directed by Addison Heath Addison Heath, writer of the recently released Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, re-teams with some of the cast from that film – including Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot and a scene-stealing Glenn Maynard (as a crazy TV […]

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21st Nov2014

‘St. Vincent’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry | Written and Directed by Theodore Melfi Do not be shocked if St. Vincent seems familiar; a grumpy old man who can barely take care of himself forced to tend to the needs of a child […]

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20th Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘There’s Something in the Pilliga’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brendan Byrne, Leoni Leaver, Rebecca Callander, Bob Clark | Written and Directed by Dane Millerd There’s not a more overwrought and overused genre trope as the found footage format, at least in terms of direct to DVD movies, with many film makers using the format in place of having a decent story. Which means […]

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19th Nov2014

‘Savaged’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amanda Adrienne, Tom Ardavany, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Rodney Rowland, Brionne Davis, Ed Fletcher, Jason Gurvitz, Daniel Knight, John Charles Meyer, Kyle Morris, Marc Anthony Samuel | Written and Directed by Micheal S. Ojeda Travelling across country to be with her fiancé, deaf mute Zoe (Adrienne) stumbles on a horrific crime. Zoe’s brave attempt to intervene […]

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19th Nov2014

‘The Toxic Avenger 2′ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyu, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Jack Cooper | Written by Gay Partington Terry, Lloyd Kaufman | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman Troma films have never been described as masterpieces and I don’t think that they would ever dream of […]

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19th Nov2014

‘Birdman’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts | Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu So contrary to popular belief director Alejandro González Iñárritu is actually capable of having a sense of humor.  The man who gave us the two hour misery fests like Babel, Biutiful, and 21 […]

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19th Nov2014

‘Sons of Anarchy 7×11: Suits of Woe’ Review

by Nathan Smith

I gave up on writing about Sons of Anarchy because, frankly, I felt I covered everything in my advance review. It was the same machinations, with once reasonably intelligent characters doing dumb things and following blindly in the footsteps of Jax Teller (whose reign at the head of the table is far more violent and […]

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