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 […]

24th May2013

‘Mud’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Joe Don Baker | Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Writer-Director Jeff Nichols’s latest film Mud  is a coming of age tale that combines the country brashness of Huck Finn  with the grand adventure of Stand […]

23rd May2013

‘The Hangover Part III’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy, Jeffrey Tambor, Heather Graham, Mike Epps, Sasha Barrese, Jamie Chung | Written by Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin | Directed by Todd Phillips The Hangover Part III bills itself as the ‘epic finale to the Hangover trilogy’, which is pretty bold […]

23rd May2013

‘The Last Stand’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Peter Stormare, Eduardo Noriega, Luis Guzmán, Sonny Landham, Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford | Written by Andrew Knauer | Directed by Jee-woon Kim After a temporary retirement and a brief stint as the Governator of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to the silver screen. Schwarzenegger has had a few […]

21st May2013

‘Parental Guidance’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Gedde Watanabe | Written by Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse | Directed by Andy Fickman The family comedy with a moral message has been a staple of Hollywood for eons. They have also been a go-to for filmmakers looking to fill cinemas with a […]

19th May2013

‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Anthony Pizza, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta, Craig Van Hook, Mahershala Ali, Olga Merediz, Ben Mendelsohn  | Written and Directed by Derek Cianfrance The Place Beyond the Pines is an ambitious tale of scope and sequence. It embodies the impact of heritage and the lingering effects of our actions. Director Derek Cianfrance […]

19th May2013

‘Handgun’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Karen Young, Clayton Day, Suzie Humphreys, Helena Humann, Ben Jones | Written and Directed by Tony Garrett With one broken relationship still fresh in her mind, Kathleen Sullivan (Young) is in no mood to take on a new boyfriend. Larry (Day) however will not tolerate sexual rebuffs; rape is his means of exercising what […]

19th May2013

Tinto Brass – ‘The Key’ and ‘All Ladies Do It’ Blu-ray Review(s)

by Phil Wheat

One of the true pioneers of adult and erotic cinema, Tinto Brass is renown as one of Europe’s leading figures in softcore erotic filmmaking, earning a worldwide reputation for his blend of art and extremity. After joining the Italian film industry in the early 1960’s Brass worked alongside the likes of Federico Fellini and Roberto […]

18th May2013

‘The Stone Tape’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael Bryant, Ian Cuthbertson, Michael Bates, Reginald Marsh, Tom Chadbon, John Forgeham, Philip Trewinnard, James Cosmo | Written by Nigel Kneale | Directed by Peter Sasdy  I’ve never been a huge fan of ghost stories, largely because most of them feel (if you’ll excuse the pun) insubstantial and are more often than not resolved cheaply and […]

18th May2013

‘Black Sabbath’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Jacqueline Pierreux, Gustavo De Nardo, Mark Damon, Susy Andersen, Massimo Righi | Written by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato | Directed by Mario Bava Mario Bava had been steadily working away in Italian cinema before he hit it big with 1960s Black Sunday, a film which introduced […]

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