09th Jun2013

‘The Wicked’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Devon Werkheiser, Nicole Forester, Caitlin Carmichael, Justin Deeley, Cassie Keller | Written by Michael Vickerman | Directed by Peter Winther “Season of the Equinox, the witch besets her kill; one less soul in the town to know, taken against their will.” A urban legend that nearly every child in the small town of Summerset […]

07th Jun2013

‘V/H/S 2′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Fachry Albar | Written and Directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard The horror anthology has received a fair bit of new blood lately with two high-profile effort V/H/S and The ABCs of Death both arriving on a huge wave […]

06th Jun2013

‘House of Cards: Season One’ DVD Review

by Catherina Gioino

CHAPTERS 1 – 3 There are very few examples of adaptations or remakes that have taken well to the public liking, and even fewer prove to be worth the watch and outdo everything in its way. This perfectly describes House of Cards, a remarkable show following the narcissistic Francis Underwood in his strife for political […]

06th Jun2013

‘Broken City’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne | Written by Brian Tucker | Directed by Allen Hughes Broken City is a place where crime may be low, but the moral corruption seeping from the inner workings of City Hall are at an all-time high. Similar […]

06th Jun2013

‘To The Wonder’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem | Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Terrence Malick is undoubtedly one of the most polarizing filmmakers going today. His eagerness to break away from the restraints of the classic narrative structure has allowed him to create films that are uniquely his own. Some view his […]

06th Jun2013

‘Foxy Brown’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Harry Holcombe | Written and Directed by Jack Hill With Shaft hitting it big in the cinema in 1971, grabbing an audience spanning both age and race, producers scrambled to find the next big blaxploitation franchise and star. In walked Jack Hill […]

05th Jun2013

‘The Seasoning House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth, David Lemberg, Dominique Provost-Chalkle | Written by Paul Hyett, Conal Palmer, Adrian Rigelsford | Directed by Paul Hyett Brutal, harrowing, unflinching and relentless. Just some of the words that will no doubt be used to describe the debut feature of SFX artist turned director Paul Hyett; and they’d […]

04th Jun2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Harold Perrineau, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler | Written by Mark Boal | Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Certain imperative moments in history have redefined the makings of generations. Their influence is so immense they forever shift political, social, and economical reasoning. Most recently we have seen this occur with […]

04th Jun2013

‘Lincoln’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Jackie Earle Haley, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris | Written by Tony Kushner | Directed by Steven Spielberg There are few names in American history that are as recognizable and respected as Abraham Lincoln. If you were […]

03rd Jun2013

‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic, Cole Hauser | Written by Skip Woods | Directed by John Moore Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last […]

01st Jun2013

‘The Last Exorcism Part 2′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen, Tarra Riggs, Louis Herthum, Muse Watson, Erica Michelle, Sharice A. Williams | Written by Ed Gass-Donnelly, Damien Chazelle | Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly The Last Exorcism Part 2 is a somewhat incongruous title and the film itself bears little resemblance to the first instalment from […]

01st Jun2013

‘This is the End’ Review

by Jack Kirby

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 Apparently the apocalypse is the theme du jour of offbeat comedies, with last year’s Seeking a Friend for the End […]

31st May2013

‘Black Rock’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, Katie Aselton, Will Bouvier, Jay Paulson, Anslem Richardson | Written by Mark Duplass | Directed by Katie Aselton Black Rock tells the story of three girls Abby (Aselton), Lou (Bell), and Sarah (Bosworth) who, in an attempt to mend broken fences between them, venture out to a deserted island where […]

30th May2013

‘Tulpa’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Claudia Gerini, Michele Placido, Nuot Arquint, Michela Cescon, Ennio Tozzi | Written by Federico Zampaglione, Giacomo Gensini | Directed by Federico Zampaglione Tul-pa (from the Tibetan): meaning a magically produced illusion or creation. The concept of a being or object which is created through sheer discipline alone. It is a materialized thought that has […]

29th May2013

‘Snitch’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Rafi Gavron | Written by Ric Roman Waugh, Justin Haythe | Directed by Ric Roman Waugh I’m pretty sure most of you reading this review have an unexplainable dislike of Lifetime movies – you’re forced to watch it because your parents, spouse, anyone has put it on […]

28th May2013

‘Kill For Me’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos, Donal Logue, Adam DiMarco, Shannon Chan-Kent, Torrance Coombs, Leah Gibson, Ryan Robbins, Colin Lawrence | Written by Christopher Dodd, Michael Greenspan, Christian Forte | Directed by Michael Greenspan The writer and director of the Adrien Brody film Wrecked re-team for a new take on a familiar theme with Kill For Me, a […]

28th May2013

‘Stranded’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault | Written by Christian Piers Betley | Directed by Roger Christian Whereas the name Christian Slater once meant a sign of a great movie (I’m thinking of the likes of Heathers, Mobsters, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and his magnum opus, Pump Up the Volume), today […]

28th May2013

‘Texas Chainsaw (3D)’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager, Trey Songz, Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde, Shaun Sipos, Paul Rae, Richard Riehle, Bill Moseley | Written by Stephen Susco, Adam Marcus, Debra Sullivan | Directed by John Luessenhop After Platinum Dunes’ remake and a badly-received prequel to said remake, Texas Chainsaw (3D) goes back to where it all began. Picking […]

26th May2013

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Joe Lo Truglio, Ed O’Neill, Dennis Haysbert, Edie McClurg, Adam Carolla | Written by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee | Directed by Rich Moore Video games have had a tough time translating their success to the big screen. Even games that appear […]

25th May2013

‘Submission’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ernie Reyes Jr., Ving Rhames, George Takei, John Savage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Matthias Hues, Sara Downing | Written by Adam Boster, Kenneth Chamitoff | Directed by Kenneth Chamitoff I’m a huge fan of martial arts flicks, be they traditional wuxia titles or modern MMA-inspired b-movies, my DVD shelves are pretty much weighed down by […]

24th May2013

‘Bullet to the Head’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sung Kang | Written by Alessandro Camon | Directed by Walter Hill Bullet to the Head is the latest film to star ass-kicking pensioner Sylvester Stallone. He plays Jimmy Bobo (really), a hitman with morals – don’t they all – who gets himself in […]

24th May2013

‘Fast & Furious 6′ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Luke Evans, Gina Carano | Written by Chris Morgan | Directed by Justin Lin Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment of the decades spanning Fast Cars & Family saga sees director Justin Lin bow out from the franchise […]

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