22nd Nov2013

‘Streets of Fire’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Willem Dafoe, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan | Written by Walter Hill, Larry Gross | Directed by Walter Hill There are films that are said to be “ahead of their time”, this can often be an excuse for poor box-office sales or just the fact that the film was done in a style that people […]

19th Nov2013

‘Bad Grandpa’ Review: A New Kind of Filmmaking?

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine Everyone’s heard of the Jackass movies even if they haven’t seen them. Movies where people with an extremely high pain threshold put their minds and bodies […]

18th Nov2013

‘The Wolverine: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Famke Janssen | Written by Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Directed by James Mangold In case you hadn’t noticed, there was another Wolverine film out this summer. Hugh Jackman took his cigar-smoking, brow-furrowing, claw-snikt-ing anti-hero to Japan […]

17th Nov2013

‘Pacific Rim’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Diego Klattenhoff, Charlie Day, Max Martini, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham | Directed by Guillermo del Toro Some people think that Guillermo del Toro is one of the most creative directors at work in the movie industry today, and […]

17th Nov2013

‘Lifeforce’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard | Written by Dan O’Bannon | Directed by Tobe Hooper Based on a book by Colin Wilson known as Space Vampires and adapted by Dan O’Bannon for the silver screen Lifeforce is one of the most unique versions of the vampire legend ever […]

17th Nov2013

‘Creepshow’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Viveca Lindfors, Ed Harris, Ed Harris | Written by Stephen King | Directed by George A. Romero Creepshow is an anthology of five stories, some written specifically for the film by Stephen King and others adapted from his own short […]

15th Nov2013

‘Pin’ Review (Arrowdrome)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O’Quinn, John Pyper-Ferguson | Written and Directed by Sandor Stern When Alfred Hitchcock made Psycho he had a lot to answer for, creating a character in Norman Bates that is so easy to replicate, though hard to perfect.  Pin is a film that bears similarities to Hitchcock’s masterpiece and has a […]

14th Nov2013

‘The Night of the Hunter’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Peter Graves | Written by James Agee | Directed by Charles Laughton My love of movies comes from watching them, obsessively and probably way too much.  No matter how many I manage to watch though, even starting from an early age I’ve still not seen some that are […]

14th Nov2013

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Growing up in the eighties was an awesome time for kids when it came to cartoons.  One of the best cartoons I remember was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I watched the cartoons every change I had and tried to never miss an episode.  I even have the somewhat embarrassing memory of Turtle Power, the theme song […]

11th Nov2013

‘Compliance’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Pat Healy, Philip Ettinger, Ashlie Atkinson, Stephen Payne | Written and Directed by Craig Zobel When you look at the poster for Compliance you will see the bold letters exclaiming that it is “based on true events”, a notion that becomes harder to believe the longer this film lasts. Yet based on true events […]

10th Nov2013

‘Silent Night’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Brendan Fehr, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong | Written by Jayson Rothwell | Directed by Steven C. Miller Following on from his original horror flick The Aggression Scale, which was undoubtedly a hit with a lot of horror fans, director Steven C. Miller tackled a quasi-remake of the controversial 1984 killer-Claus […]

10th Nov2013

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2′ Blu-Ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert | Written by L.M. Kit Carson | Directed by Tobe Hooper A key component of just why many sequels don’t satisfy is that age old complaint of repetition. The Saw and Paranormal Activity franchises are just the latest examples of films which […]

07th Nov2013

’13/13/13′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Trae Ireland, Erin Coker, Jody Barton, Calico Cooper, Tiffany Martinez, Jared Cohn, Bill Voorhees, Greg Depetro | Written and Directed by James Cullen Bressack What happens when you team one of America’s best indie horror filmmakers (directing from his own script) with one of America’s biggest mockbuster makers, The Asylum? Well, you get 13/13/13. […]

06th Nov2013

‘The Body’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alfie Allen, Hannah Tointon, Christian Bassington, Jack Gordon | Written by Paul Davis, Paul Fischer | Directed by Paul Davis Paul Davis, director of the fantastic An American Werewolf in London documentary Beware the Moon and the SUPERB short film Him Indoors, returns to narrative storytelling with his second short The Body, this time […]

06th Nov2013

‘Red 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee | Written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber | Directed by Dean Parisot Retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Willis) reunites his team of elite operatives for an abundance of action-packed adventures and cracking comedic moments as their new mission takes […]

06th Nov2013

‘The Internship’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Dylan O’Brien, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad | Written by Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern | Directed by Shawn Levy Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they […]

04th Nov2013

‘Zero Charisma’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Eidson, Anne Gee Byrd, Brock England, Garrett Graham, Lowell Bartholomee, Katie Folger, Larry Jack Dotson | Written by Andrew Matthews | Directed by Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews Another production of crowd-funding, Zero Charisma is a black comedy that tells the story of Scott (Sam Eidson) an overgrown nerd who lives with his grandmother […]

04th Nov2013

’4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katherine Browning, Leah Verrill, Ashley Love, Tiffany S. Walker | Written and Directed by Mike Campbell, Todd Johnson Lily (Browning), her best friend Bianca (Walker), sister Lori (Love), and Lori’s lover Pam (Verrill) move into their first off campus house together. The antics and the tempers run high. What they don’t know is that the […]

04th Nov2013

‘Zombie Hunter’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Martin Copping, Danny Trejo, Clare Niederpruem, Terry Guthrie, Michael Monasterio, Jarrod Phillips, Jade Regier, Marianne Smith, Jake Suazo, Jason K. Wixom | Written by Kevin King, Kurt Knight | Directed by Kevin King Zombie apocalypse movies are ten-a-penny these days, so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Luckily Zombie Hunter […]

02nd Nov2013

‘This is the End’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Paul Rudd | Written and Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen With the halcyon years of their Apatow-backed adventures behind them, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg bring us their meditation on […]

01st Nov2013

‘Viking: The Darkest Day’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mark Pickering, Gareth John Bale, Ian Dicks, Richard Elfyn, Paul Gamble, Huw Garmon, Christopher Godwin, Ioan Hefin, Michael Jibson, Paul Jibson, Mark Lewis Jones | Written by Chris Crow, Graham Davidson | Directed by Chris Crow Cast into a violent and bloody world of murder, Hereward, a novice monk, must deliver the Holy Gospel […]

01st Nov2013

‘Wasteland’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christopher Mann, Laura L. Cottrel, K.J. Linhein, Ernie Hudson, Doug Bradley, Tom Detrik, Kevin Fennell | Written and Directed by Christian Grillo Originally titled Deer Crossing, Wasteland comes from Christian Grillo, who not only wrote and directed the film but also edited it a well; and judging by the end result he should probably […]

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