19th Jan2014

‘R.I.P.D.’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper, Mike O’Malley, Devin Ratray | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Robert Schwentke Essentially a mashing together of Men In Black, Ghostbusters and Hellboy, R.I.P.D doesn’t do itself any favours in just how derivative and […]

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19th Jan2014

‘White House Down’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich White House Down might be the greatest film ever made. At least that was my immediate reaction as the couple of people I texted informing them so could testify to. […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It […]

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18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 11: Beach Babes 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Bellomo, Tina Hollimon, Stephanie Hudson, Rodrigo Botero, Stefan Galio, Kennneth Johnson, Guy Payne, Lenny Rose | Written by Mark Michelini | Directed by Ellen Cabot Once again directed by David DeCoteau under his Ellen Cabot pseudonym, Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island is the second film from Charles Band’s Torchlight label which specialised […]

16th Jan2014

‘Devil’s Due’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Zach Gilford, Allison Miller, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano, Vanessa Ray | Written by Lindsay Devlin | Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett If this was the first found-footage horror you’d ever seen, then Devil’s Due would probably strike you as a fairly shocking tour de force. Unfortunately, it’s 2014 now and 78% of all mainstream horror […]

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14th Jan2014

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Christine Ebersole | Written by Terence Winter | Directed by Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have made an eclectic slate of cinema together ranging from the historical epic of Gangs of New York to the throwback […]

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13th Jan2014

‘Blood Glacier’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren [NB: I originally saw this movie under its original title The Station at the Frightfest 2013 All-Nighter. Worried that my original review was clouded by my somnambulic state I thought I'd give the film another go in the comfort […]

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12th Jan2014

‘Riddick’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine | Written and Directed by David Twohy If you know your movie trivia (or read IMDB like me) you’ll know that Vin Diesel agreed to the cameo in The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift so that he could take control of the Riddick franchise […]

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10th Jan2014

‘Her’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig | Written and Directed by Spike Jonze At first glance Spike Jonze’s latest film Her  may appear to be just a satirical enquiry at our current culture’s dependence and obsession with technology as it depicts a story of a not so distant future […]

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09th Jan2014

‘Lone Survivor’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Dan Bilzerian, Jerry Ferrara, Rick Vargas, Scott Elrod | Written and Directed by Peter Berg Director Peter Berg is not shy about letting the intentions of his latest film Lone Survivor  be known. From the opening shots of real life […]

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05th Jan2014

‘You’re Next’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, AJ Bowen, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard Directed by Adam Wingard (VHS, A Horrible Way to Die) and set during a family reunion in a remote part of the countryside in the US, […]

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03rd Jan2014

‘Insidious/Insidious: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye | Written by Leigh Whannell | Directed by James Wan INSIDIOUS James Wan’s latest horror outing Insidious turns out to be a roller coaster of a film, which jumps from being a dread-filled fright fest to a farcical horror flick. The pairing of the […]

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02nd Jan2014

‘The Croods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders | Written and Directed by Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders In all honesty I wasn’t expecting much from The Croods, after all Dreamworks are very hit and miss when it comes to CG animated flicks. For every […]

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01st Jan2014

‘The Colony’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegars | Written and Directed by Jeff Renfroe Forced underground by the next ice-age, the inhabitants of Colony 7 struggle to survive below the world s frozen surface. When they mysteriously lose contact with Colony 5, the only other known settlement, Briggs (Fishburne) decides to lead a dangerous mission […]

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29th Dec2013

‘Grindhouse 9: Laserblast’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak, Dennis Burkley, Barry Cutler, Mike Bobenko, Eddie Deezen, Keenan Wynn, Roddy McDowall, Rick Walters | Written by Franne Schacht, Frank Ray Perilli | Directed by Michael Rae The latest release from 88 Films’ Grindhouse Collection label, Laserblast is a very early Charles Band production that, for […]

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25th Dec2013

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman | Written by Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith | Directed by John Lee Hancock Based on the pedigree of Saving Mr. Banks  all signs point to a possible fluff piece. Disney is making a movie about Disney?  Surely it […]

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24th Dec2013

‘American Hustle’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K., Jack Huston, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Röhm | Written by David O. Russell, Eric Singer | Directed by David O. Russell Truth is a holy relic many artists seek. Not necessarily truth through representation of facts, rather the truth in seeking those universal […]

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24th Dec2013

Rewind: ‘Midnight in Paris’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Carla Bruni | Written and Directed by Woody Allen I must begin by saying that I usually write reviews blind, not seeing the film on numerous occassions and trying to be fully “in-the-middle” before writing, so as not to seem […]

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23rd Dec2013

‘WWE Battleground 2013′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

The inaugural WWE event, Battleground, certainly lives up to its name! With a Hardcore Rules match, a tag team encounter where an entire family’s livelihood is put on the line and a WWE Championship match that has been months in the making! This brand-new pay per view comes to us from Buffalo, New York and […]

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23rd Dec2013

‘Lovelace’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts, Ron Pritchard | Written by Andy Bellin | Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Amanda Seyfried, arguably best known for her wide-eyed performances in films such as Mean Girls andMama Mia!, is perhaps […]

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23rd Dec2013

‘Elysium’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga | Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp South African director Neill Blomkamp made his feature film debut with District 9 in 2009, to much acclaim. A fantastic sci-fi film about aliens living in a Johannesburg slum and a human caught in the middle of the aliens […]

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