03rd Jun2015

‘Preservation’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wrenn Schmidt, Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue, Michael Chacon, Nick Saso | Written and Directed by Christopher Denham A camping trip for newlyweds Mike and Wit takes an unexpected turn when they are joined by Mike’s brother, Sean, a former marine. When their tent is stolen overnight and they are left without food […]

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03rd Jun2015

‘The Interview’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Reese Alexander | Written by Dan Sterling | Directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen The Interview will be the answer to questions in pub quizzes for years to come. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s second directorial feature is headline news all over […]

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03rd Jun2015

‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis De Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss, Sam Kydd, Michael Hawkins, Judi Moyens, Michael Mulcaster | Written by Peter Bryan | Directed by Terence Fisher I’ve always been a Sherlock Holmes fan, and my horror leanings turned me to […]

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02nd Jun2015

‘Backtrack’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mark Drake, Sophie Barker, Rosie Akerman, Miles Jovian, Callie Moore, Julian Glover | Written by Mick Sands | Directed by Tom Sands Ralph is a 26-year-old regional journalist who’s been having recurring nightmares in German. To help him understand his troubling dreams, his friend Claudia, a 22-year-old hippie, uses her undeveloped psychic powers to […]

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02nd Jun2015

Sci-Fi London 2015: ‘El Incidente (The Incident)’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Raúl Méndez, Humberto Busto, Erick Trinidad Camacho, Magda Brugengheim, Santiago Mendoza Cortes, Nailea Norvind | Written and Directed by Isaac Ezban My initiation into Sci-Fi London looked like it was going to tick all the boxes for me: time-twisting premise; Primer-esque allusions to a complex (and possibly unsolvable) narrative; and, best of all, the fact that El Incidente was an original, mid-budget science-fiction […]

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02nd Jun2015

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Recent years have been VERY good for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal […]

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01st Jun2015

‘Hungerford’ VOD Review

by Reece Jones

Stars: Drew Casson, Tom Scarlett, Georgia Bradley, Sam Carter, Mark Cusack, Matthew Jackson, Nigel Morgan, Colin Murtagh, Kitty Speed | Written by Drew Casson, Jess Cleverly | Directed by Drew Casson The lives of a group of teenagers are turned upside down when their town is taken over by sinister forces, in this deconstruction of […]

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01st Jun2015

‘Mercenary: Absolution’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Vinnie Jones, Howard Dell, Adina Stetcu, Josh Barnett, Maria Bata, Dominte Cosmin, Sergiu Costache, George Remes | Written by Keoni Waxman, Richard Beattie | Directed by Keoni Waxman Mercenary: Absolution is the latest direct to market offering from action superstar Steven Seagal and marks the sixth time Seagal has worked with […]

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31st May2015

‘San Andreas Quake’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jhey Castles, Jason Woods, Grace Van Dien, Elaine Partnow, Lane Townsend, Robert Evans, Kyle Barok, Chris Clanton, James Cleveland, Alex Diehl, Bill Voorhees, David Alan Giat | Written and Directed by John Baumgartner After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot […]

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31st May2015

‘Sword of Vengeance’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stanley Weber, Annabelle Wallis, Edward Akrout, Ed Skrein, Karel Roden, Dave Legeno, Gianni Giardinelli, Peter J. Chaffey, Milica Jevtic | Written by Matthew Read, Julian Unthank | Directed by Jim Weedon I really wanted to like Sword of Vengeance, I really did. Billed as “an almighty clash between Hammer of the Gods and Game of […]

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29th May2015

‘American Sniper’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson, Troy Vincent, Marnette Patterson, Billy Miller, Leonard Roberts, Reynaldo Gallegos, Kevin Lacz, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Eric Ladin | Written by Jason Hall | Directed by Clint Eastwood I have a lot of time for the school of thought that suggests that you get […]

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28th May2015

‘The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Bree Olsen, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Clayton Rohner, Jay Tavare, Michael Flores, Carlos Ramirez, James Darnell, Akihiro Kitamura, Chris Clanton | Written and Directed by Tom Six The wait is finally over ladies and gentlemen! One of this years most anticipated horror films is finally here! […]

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27th May2015

‘Island of Death’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Ray Richardson, Marios Tartas, Efi Bani, Clay Half, Jeremy Rousseau, Elizabeth Spader, Nikos Tsachiridis, Mike Murtagh | Written and Directed by Niko Mastorakis My tastes in movies tends to be quite broad, but I will always have a love of hunting out the controversial and extreme.  This […]

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25th May2015

‘Whiplash’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair | Written and Directed by Damian Chazelle I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t already heard; Whiplash is great, even (perhaps especially) if you’re not particularly into jazz drumming. J.K. Simmons ought […]

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25th May2015

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

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22nd May2015

‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta, Adam Gibbs, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, David Matranga, Haruma Miura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Rob Mungle, Emily Neves, Shun Oguri, Chikao Ohtsuka, Maaya Sakamoto, Miyuki Sawashiro | Written by Harutoshi Fukui, Kiyoto Takeuchi | Directed by Shinji Aramaki 2977: Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the […]

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21st May2015

‘Pieces of Talent’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: David Long, Kristi Ray, Taylor Kowalski, Barbara Weetman, Jon Stafford, Nate Panning, Joy Merrow, Shane Callahan, John Marchioni, Simon Crist, Shaun O’Rourke, Johnny Blanton, Patt Noday, Donna Stamm | Written by Joe Stauffer, David Long | Directed by Joe Stauffer Those who know me personally within certain circles know that I have something of […]

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21st May2015

‘The Scopia Effect’ VOD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with The […]

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21st May2015

‘A.W.O.L.’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson. Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi, George McDaniel, Eric Karson, Ash Adams, William T. Amos, Roz Bosley, Dennis Rucker, Billy Blanks | Written by Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme | Directed by Sheldon Lettich When looking at eighties action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme […]

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20th May2015

‘Barely Lethal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Thomas Mann, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dan Fogler, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Krosney, Gabriel Basso, Toby Sebastian, Steve-O, Rob Huebel | Written by John D’Arco | Directed by Kyle Newman Sometimes it pays to have friends with cable TV in the States. Otherwise I’m sure I’d be […]

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20th May2015

‘A Most Violent Year’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks, Jerry Adler, Quinn Meyers, Chester Jones, Ashley Williams, Glenn Fleshler, Jimmy Palumbo, Daisy Tahan | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor There are some movies that you come away from knowing that you liked it, loved the way […]

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19th May2015

‘The Cobbler’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Method Man, Adam B. Shapiro, Ellen Barkin, Evan Neumann, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dascha Polanco, Dustin Hoffman, Yul Vasquez, Kim Cloutier | Written by Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado | Directed by Thomas McCarthy Max Simkin (Sandler) is a fourth generation cobbler working in the same New York shop that has […]

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