01st Dec2013

‘Josh Widdicombe Live: And Another Thing’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

I will admit this week feels like a long week, turns out watching so many stand-up comedy DVD releases is a tiring task.  I’ve sat through the comedy created to shock, the comedy related to make you think a little and comedy that didn’t really need brain power at all.  I’ve still got a few […]

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30th Nov2013

‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sean Pertwee, Jessica Knappett, Darren Boyd, Monica Dolan, Nigel Lindsay | Written by Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci | Directed by Declan Lowney When it comes to British television if you were to mention Steve Coogan even the most cynical of fan […]

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30th Nov2013

‘Frozen’ 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 In a break from usual Sunday morning screening traditions, Disney’s Frozen was preceded by a performance of one of its songs by Willemijn Verkaik, star of the West End’s Wicked. Which […]

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29th Nov2013

‘Sean Lock: Purple Van Man’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The name Sean Lock: Purple Van Man is very fitting.  I saw him do an interview about the release and he said that what he was aiming for was to be the “white van man” of comedy, only where a white van man believes he knows everything, the Purple Van Man doesn’t really know anything, […]

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29th Nov2013

‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns saw Bryan Singer unable to shoulder the burden […]

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27th Nov2013

‘Reginald D. Hunter Live: In The Midst of Crackers’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

I think it’s easy to say that Reginald D. Hunter didn’t have the best of years in 2013 in the United Kingdom, though he came out on top because of the idiocy of the people who took offence.  Let’s just say that the “Professional Footballers’ Association” really should have been aware of the language used […]

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27th Nov2013

‘Roy Chubby Brown’s Who Ate All the Pies? Live’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Comedy is about humour, but you’d never guess that sometimes.  Very often especially on the internet you’ll see people who seem to decide what is funny and they decide who should have retired by now.  They tend to proclaim this to people who are like minded then enjoy the feeling that people agree with them.  […]

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26th Nov2013

‘Robotrix’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Amy Yip, Chikako Aoyama, David Wu, Billy Chow, Ken Goodman, Wing-hin Ho | Written by Jamie Luk, Siu Man Sing | Directed by Jamie Luk After watching Robotrix it’s not shock to me that this film was released in 1991, if anything could be described as the remnants of the creativity of movies like Robocop and […]

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26th Nov2013

‘Despicable Me 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Ken Jeong, Russell Brand, Elsie Fisher, Moises Arias, Dana Gaier, Benjamin Bratt, Steve Coogan | Written by Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul | Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud I liked Despicable Me and I won’t hide that fact.  The thing is though I can say that I liked the film because I could […]

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24th Nov2013

‘The World’s End’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan | Written by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Directed by Edgar Wright When Gary King (Simon Pegg) decides it’s time to finish the Golden Mile, a pub crawl he gathers his old friends from his home town together to relive the old […]

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23rd Nov2013

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne | Written by Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack | Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée Having death at your door can change a person. Certain priorities go by the way side, while others are quickly brought to the forefront. This exact phenomenon occurs in Jean-Marc […]

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23rd Nov2013

‘Frances Ha’ Criterion Collection Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Esper | Written by Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig | Directed by Noah Baumbach Age is certainly not a determining factor on maturity. As generations have gone on the line between adolescents and adulthood has become more and more blurry. If you were to look at the responsibility of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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