18th Mar2014

‘Hatchet 3′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Derek Mears, Rileah Vanderbilt, Sean Whalen, Jason Trost | Written by Adam Green | Directed by BJ McDonnell The final film in the trilogy, Hatchet 3 loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with BJ McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career as cam/steadicam operator on a ton of […]

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18th Mar2014

‘Homefront’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: James Franco, Jason Statham, Rachelle Lefevre, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth | Written by Sylvester Stallone | Directed by Gary Fleder As regular readers will know, I always start reviews of Jason Statham films with a with an acknowledgment that regular readers will already know that I really like Jason Statham films, perhaps with a witty aside to the […]

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18th Mar2014

‘The Borderlands’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Luke Neal, Aidan McArdle, Sarah Annis, Lee Arnold, Patrick Godfrey, Marcus Cunningham | Written and Directed by Elliot Goldner Elliot Goldner directs this British horror following a team of specialists from the Vatican who are drawn to a remote West Country church by reports of mysterious occurrences in the area.  The Borderlands sees a […]

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17th Mar2014

‘Don Jon’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson | Written and Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt has seemingly been everywhere as of late. He has unquestionably come a very long way since his days as a child star. Recently his career ventured into entirely new territory with the release of Don Jon. […]

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17th Mar2014

‘The Zero Theorem’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rupert Friend | Written by Pat Rushin | Directed by Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam may be a national treasure but that doesn’t preclude him from making films which can at times sink a little too much into his […]

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16th Mar2014

‘Salamander: The Complete Season One’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Nordic Noir is popular in the United Kingdom right now and we tend to get hooked whenever we are given a new morsel to chew on.  One thing we’d be stupid to not realise though is that Europe has much more to offer than just that certain brand of Noir.  Salamander: The Complete Season One […]

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16th Mar2014

‘Escape Plan’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent | Written by Miles Chapman, Jason Keller | Directed by Mikael Halfstrom After two box office disappointments, The Last Stand and Bullet To The Head, two of action’s greatest ever stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone come together for the first film in which they properly, […]

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15th Mar2014

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky | Written by Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix | Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche Love is a complicated thing, it can also be destructive but for those fleeting moments when you are truly in love they can shape your life forever.  […]

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15th Mar2014

‘The Doll Squad’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Francine York, Sherri Vernon, Tura Satana, Leigh Christian, Michael Ansara, Anthony Eisley, John Carter | Written by Ted V. Mikels, Jack Richesin, Pam Eddy | Directed by Ted V. Mikels A rousing cocktail of bombs and bikinis, topped with a slick 70s score, The Doll Squad (ask Seduce and Destroy) was produced, directed, written and edited […]

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15th Mar2014

‘Badge of Fury’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Shishi Liu, Michelle Chen, Yan Liu, Collin Chou, Stephen Fung, Raymond Lam, Ka-Yan Leung, Siu-Lung Leung, Yili Ma | Written by Tan Cheung | Directed by Tsz Ming Wong Jet Li, star of countless classic martial arts movies, teams up with the producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kung […]

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14th Mar2014

‘Bad Channels’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Paul Hipp, Martha Quinn, Aaron Lustig, Charlie Spradling, Ian Patrick Williams | Written by Jackson Barr | Directed by Ted Nicolaou I’m a bad Full Moon fan. I really am… I can now cross Bad Channels off my list of Full Moon flicks I know of but haven’t seen. Yet another collaboration between Charles […]

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13th Mar2014

‘Frost’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Helgi Björnsson, Einar Dagbjartsson, Valur Freyr Einarsson, Björn Thors, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir, Hallur Ingólfsson | Written by Jón Atli Jónasson | Directed by Reynir Lyngdal If I tell you that Frost was released on DVD back on February 10th and only now am I getting round to putting fingers to keyboard, […]

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13th Mar2014

‘Stalled’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne | Written by Dan Palmer | Directed by Christian James One of the films high on my “must-see” Frightfest list last year, unfortunately work got in the way and I missed it. However I didn’t miss the furore surrounding its screenings, which  – if memory serves, sold out on more […]

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13th Mar2014

‘Knights of Badassdom’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage,  Danny Pudi, Summer Glau, Brian Posehn | Written by Kevin Dreyfuss, Matt Wall | Directed by Joe Lynch [EDITORS NOTE: Knights of Badassdom had a very long and very troubled journey to release and the version available now in the US is not director Joe Lynch’s original vision, the film having […]

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12th Mar2014

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: The Muppets, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston | Written by James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller | Directed by James Bobin Muppets Most Wanted arrives in what feels like no time at all since the long-awaited previous film. I was honestly quite shocked to see the screening invite in my inbox. After the […]

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11th Mar2014

‘Dark House’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Luke Kleintank, Tobin Bell, Alex McKenna, Anthony Rey Perez, Zack Ward, Lacey Anzelc, Ethan S. Smith, Lesley-Anne Down, Charles Agron, Daniel Ross Owens, Max Gail, Patricia Belcher | Written by Victor Salva, Charles Agron | Directed by Victor Salva As a fan of the Jeepers Creepers movies I’m always interested in what Victor Salva will come […]

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11th Mar2014

‘The Corpse Grinders’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly, Sanford Mitchell, J. Byron Foster, Warren Ball, Ann Noble, Vincent Barbi | Written by Arch Hall, Joseph Cranston | Directed by Ted V. Mikels Recently on television in the UK there was a show about what is in your pet’s food, and how shocked you would be.  They missed a […]

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10th Mar2014

‘Bloody Homecoming’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jim Tavaré, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey, Branden Lee Roth, Taryn Cervarich, Elizabeth Bigger, Shaleen Cholera, Grainne McDermott, Jesse Ferraro, Steve Earnest, Victoria Park, Hilary Wagner | Written by Jake Helgren | Directed by Brian C. Weed Three years earlier Billy Corbin died trapped in a fiery storeroom. Now the ones […]

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10th Mar2014

‘Arcade’ DVD Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley, Seth Green, A.J. Langer, Bryan Dattilo, Norbert Weisser, John DeLancie, Don Stark, Humberto Ortiz | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Albert Pyun Released at the height of the straight to video techno-horror phase that rode in on the coat-tails of The Lawnmower Man and also saw the […]

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09th Mar2014

‘Dollman’ & ‘Demonic Toys’ Blu-ray Review(s)

by Phil Wheat

Two of my favourite Full Moon flicks, Dollman and Demonic Toys, have been given the Blu-ray treatment by the folks at 88 Films. Already owning the pair on DVD we take a look at these new releases to see how they compare and if the new Blus are worthy of an upgrade… DOLLMAN Stars: Tim […]

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09th Mar2014

‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, Swann Arlaud, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Roxane Duran | Written by Arnaud des Pallières, Christelle Berthevas | Directed by Arnaud des Pallières In the 16th Century, in the Cévennes, Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is leading a happy life with his family raising horses to sell at […]

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09th Mar2014

‘Veronica Mars’ Review [Spoiler Free]

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra, Ken Marino, Enrico Colantoni, Jerry O’Connell | Written and Directed by Rob Thomas [NOTE: Consider this a spoiler-free review, I’ve tried to keep this from going too in-depth as I truly feel that audiences should go into […]

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