27th Jan2017

‘Terror Birds’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Lee Keller, Lindsey Sporrer, Greg Evigan, Leslie Easterbrook, Dillon Cavitt, Evan Miller, Sarah Joy Byington, Heath Allyn, Mark Hanson, Craig Nigh, Sam Stinson, Carlton Caudle | Written by Jake Helgren | Directed by Sean Cain OK, when you buy a film called Terror Birds you surely know what you getting… A film horror […]

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26th Jan2017

‘Storefront Theatre Collection #1: Po-No’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Ever wondered what it would be like to visit an LA porn theatre in the early 1970′s? Well, those lovely folks over at Vinegar Syndrome may have the release just for you. I’d usually set the scene and build up the excitement (I do actually do that right?), but we have over 12 hours of […]

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26th Jan2017

‘Killing Salazar’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Georges St-Pierre, Darren E. Scott, Florin Piersic Jr., Martine Argent, Lauro Chartrand, Bruce Crawford, Adina Galupa, Claudiu Bleont | Written by Keoni Waxman, Richard Beattie | Directed by Keoni Waxman It has been a long time since I’ve reviewed a direct-to-market Steven Seagal movie, in fact its been some time […]

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25th Jan2017

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughan, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington | Written by Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan | Directed by Mel Gibson Andrew Garfield goes to Japan to face a powerful enemy, and finds his Christian faith and pacifist opposition tested to the limit in a realm of violent conflict. But enough about Martin Scorsese’s Silence. […]

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25th Jan2017

‘Carnage Park’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hébert, Michael Villar, Bob Bancroft, Larry Fessenden, Graham Skipper, Darby Stanchfield, Alan Ruck | Written and Directed by Mickey Keating Sometimes I’m sure people think I’m just being contrary in my reviews – there are films I like that MANY don’t (if you remember the first Frightfest I […]

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24th Jan2017

‘Shrew’s Nest’ Review (Shudder Exclusive)

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nadia de Santiago, Hugo Silva, Luis Tosar, Gracia Olayo, Lucía González, Carolina Bang | Written by Juanfer Andrés, Sofía Cuenca | Directed by Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel In the mood for a Spanish-language psycho-drama? Shrew’s Nest is another Shudder exclusive and is a fun jaunt into the weird world of sisters Montse […]

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24th Jan2017

‘Blair Witch’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry | Written by Simon Barrett | Directed by Adam Wingard There are certain horror movies that I’ve totally obsessed about, one of them being The Blair Witch Project. I watched the documentaries released around it and loved the mythology that extended […]

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24th Jan2017

‘The Haunted’ DVD Review

by John Squires

Stars: Emily Roya O’Brien, Adrian Gaeta, Zack Ward, Sarah Ann Schultz, Anna Harr | Written by Zack Ward, James Cullen Bressack | Directed by Zack Ward For actor Zack Ward, his very first appearance on screen turned out to be the one he will forever be remembered for. In 1983, a young Ward played the yellow-eyed bully Scut […]

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24th Jan2017

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson | Written and Directed by Wes Anderson The final part of Wes Anderson’s “Owen Wilson trilogy” (the last Wilson co-wrote) is a typically oddball family opera. From the opening scene we see the Anderson tropes: A muzaked cover of a […]

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23rd Jan2017

‘Fists of Fury’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Presented by Cynthia Rothrock | Written by Leroy Patterson | Directed by Charles Band Trailer compilations have, in recent year, become big business, they have also become increasingly important in terms of keeping trailers alive. In this time of streaming and digital downloads, where films come sans trailers and extras, there’s no real way – […]

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23rd Jan2017

‘Satanic’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Hyland, Justin Chon, Clara Mamet, Anthony Carrigan, Steven Krueger, Sophie Dalah, Marc Barnes, Stevin Knight | Written by Anthony Jaswinski | Directed by Jeffrey G. Hunt So we have a bunch of teens, most of whom are stoners, some are goths, some are jocks; messing with ouija boards and thinking that satanic tourism […]

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23rd Jan2017

‘The Squid and the Whale’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, David Benger, Anna Paquin | Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach As they bicker over the tennis net and over the dinner table, there’s tension in the Berkman family from the start. The year is 1986, and a pair of middle class Brooklyn parents […]

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22nd Jan2017

Cine-Sunday: ‘Invisible Target’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicholas Tse, Jaycee Chan, Shawn Yue, Wu Jing | Written by Benny Chan, Melody Lui, Rams Ling | Directed by Benny Chan The paths of a renegade cop (Tse), a rookie police officer (Chan) and a veteran detective (Yue) converge with explosive results, as they each take on their most deadly assignment to date: […]

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20th Jan2017

‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen, Rory McCann, Toni Collette, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Danny Wu, Ariadna Gutierrez | Written by F. Scott Frazier | Directed by D.J. Caruso xXx: The Return of Xander Cage starts off strong (and ridiculous) and keeps on going at a hundred miles per hour. You know […]

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20th Jan2017

‘The Amityville Terror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicole Tompkins, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Kim Nielsen, Amanda Barton, Trevor Stines, Christy St. John, Tonya Kay, Bobby Emprechtinger, Lai-Ling Bernstein, Klaudia Kaye, Korey Knecht, Sarah Lieving, Cher Hubsher, Priscilla Emprechtinger, Jocelyn Saenz | Written by Amanda Barton | Directed by Michael Angelo The Jacobsen family moves into an aged house in the town of Amityville. […]

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20th Jan2017

‘Go North’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Jacob Lofland, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Joshua Close, Derek Brandon, Ele Bardha, Jostein Sagnes, James Bloor, Atif Hashwi, Joe Cipriano, Eva Rosenwald | Written by Matthew Ogens, Kyle Lierman | Directed by Matthew Ogens In a post-apocalyptic America in which all of the adults appear to have been killed off by a mysterious […]

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19th Jan2017

‘Punch-Drunk Love’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Mary Lynn Rajskub | Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson If you’re Paul Thomas Anderson, how do you follow up a succession of sprawling epics like Boogie Nights and Magnolia? Why, you make a small-scale rom-com, of course. Except this is PTA, so it’s not […]

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19th Jan2017

‘The Hospital’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Whitney Anderson, Yeniffer Behrens, Mauricio Mendoza, Christopher Allen-Nelson, Kara Luiz, Michael G. Coleman, Caroline Mann, Paul Dietz, Mike Jerome Putnam | Written by John Rogers, Mo Anouti, Edward Conna | Directed by John Rogers Not to be confused with the 2013 film of the same name, which was pulled from Tesco shelves after customer […]

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18th Jan2017

‘Leatherface’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Natasha Blasick, Richard Tyson, David A. Lockhart, Charlie Glackin, Alanna Forte | Written by Barry Massoni, Rene Perez | Directed by Rene Perez Before we start, let me clarify some things… Or not. Because I’m still a little confused. Last March saw the UK DVD release of director Rene Perez’s Playing With Dolls. That […]

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17th Jan2017

‘Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller, Burt Grinstead, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler, Charlie Farrell, Shanna Olson, D.C. Douglas | Written by G.J. Echternkamp, Matt Yamashita | Directed by G.J. Echternkamp G.J. Echternkamp and Matt Yamashita, who previously worked together on Virtually Heroes – a video game movie that told the story of […]

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17th Jan2017

‘The Covenant’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Owen Conway, Clint James, Sanford Gibbons, Maria Olsen, Shawn Saavedra, Amelia Haberman, Greg Lutz, Richard Lippert | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway, Christopher R. Smith | Directed by Robert Conway “Sarah,” husband Adam says, holding a gun to his own head. “It’s all your fault.” It’s not an easy lot in […]

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17th Jan2017

‘Hunting Grounds’ (aka Valley of the Sasquatch) Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Jason Vail, David Saucedo, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, D’Angelo Midili, Connor Conrad, Jordan Neslund | Written and Directed by John Portanova Horror movie monsters don’t get much goofier than the Sasquatch. Sure, Bigfoot is a legitimate part of American folk legend/mythology, but The Missing Link doesn’t exactly inspire fear or terror, no matter […]

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