15th Feb2014

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Guest

Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Bruce Campbell | Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja | Directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn Review by Glen Chapman Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up immediately after […]

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14th Feb2014

An Open Letter to Spike Lee

by Guest

[Editors Note: Writer/director Pearry Teo (Necromentia, Witchville, Bedlam Stories) pens this open letter to director Spike Lee regarding his remake of Chan-Woo Park's masterpiece, OldBoy]   Dear Spike Lee, When I was a young kid, at about 15 years old, I came across one of your masterpieces called Malcolm X. I loved that movie so […]

14th Feb2014

‘The To Do List’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, Connie Britton, Clark Gregg | Written and Directed by Maggie Carey Brandy Klark (Plaza) is an intellectually successful but socially inept student at an Idaho high school in 1993. This differentiates her starkly from her popular sister […]

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13th Feb2014

‘Nothing Left to Fear’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clancy Brown, Anne Heche, Rebekah Brandes, Ethan Peck, James Tupper, Jennifer Stone | Written byJonathan W.C. Mills | Directed by Anthony Leonardi III Nothing Left to Fear is the first terrific terror tale from Slasher Films (founded by Guns N’ Roses rock legend/horror nut Slash), directed by Gore Verbinski’s visionary protégé Anthony Leonardi III. The film stars James Tupper […]

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12th Feb2014

‘Mara’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Angelica Jansson, Cecilia Samuelsson, Emelie Frantz Nilsson, Martin Brandt, Philip Hansell, Mia Möller, P.O. Möller, Pidde Andersson | Written and Directed by Jacob Kondrup, Ake Gustadsson, Fredrik Hedberg Three first time directors, Jacob Kondrup, Ake Gustadsson and Fredrik Hedberg, who also penned this film, have created an unusual little horror movie here, in the guise […]

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12th Feb2014

‘Reel Evil’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jessica Morris, Kaiwi Lyman, Jeff Adler, Jamie Bernadette | Written by Danny Draven, Shane Bitterling | Directed by Danny Draven Danny Draven, who some genre fans will know as the director of Hell Asylum, Deathbed and other low budget fare, is back behind the camera for this 2012 horror flick entitled Reel Evil. The cast […]

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12th Feb2014

‘Argo: Declassified Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Kyle Chandler | Written by Chris Terrio | Directed by Ben Affleck As we get ever closer to the BAFTA and Oscar Awards Hollywood is in overdrive with all the studios trying to get their movies […]

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11th Feb2014

‘Muirhouse’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Iain McDonald, Kate Henderson, Steve Lynch, Libby Ashby, David Saporito, Jordie McKay, Lewis Ryan, Jacob Turner, Jack Walsh | Written and Directed by Tanzeal Rahim Ghosts always catch people’s interest whether it be a “live investigation” or the latest found footage horror film that promises to be the scariest thing you’ve ever seen.  Muirhouse is a […]

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11th Feb2014

‘The Lego Movie’ Review – A second opinion

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day | Written and Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller The Lego Movie is an odd idea. There’s so many layers of pop cultural sediment in the film, it’s dizzying. DC characters rub shoulders with Gandalf, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars folks and many […]

10th Feb2014

Cuban Fury ‘Review’

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris O’Dowd, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman, Alexandra Roach, Rory Kinnear, Kayvan Novak | Written by Jon Brown | Directed by James Griffiths Tubby funster Nick Frost steps out as the lead in salsa-based rom-com Cuban Fury. Frost plays Bruce, a former teenage salsa dancing extraordinaire who dons his […]

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08th Feb2014

‘The Lego Movie’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day | Written and Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller What do you get when you decide to mix together the people who made 21 Jump Street (and the next 22 Jump Street, which is an ingenious way to advertise […]

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07th Feb2014

‘Robocop’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against […]

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06th Feb2014

‘For Those in Peril’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Jordan Young, Conor McCarron, Lewis Howden | Written and Directed by Paul Wright There are times when I’m reminded just why I love the British movie industry and the films they produce.  Over the last month I reviewed The Selfish Giant, and now I’ve […]

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05th Feb2014

‘How I Live Now’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Harley Bird, Danny McEvoy, Anna Chancellor, Corey Johnson, Jonathan Rugman, Darren Morfitt, Stella Gonet, Des McAleer | Written by Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni, Penelope Skinner | Directed by Kevin Macdonald War is something that changes lives forever, whether you be fighting in it or just a citizen.  It […]

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04th Feb2014

Rewind: ‘Maniac Cop’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins, Laurene Landon, Robert Z’dar, Richard Roundtree | Written by Larry Cohen | Directed by William Lustig Featuring one of the best taglines ever: “You have the right to remain silent… Forever”, one of my all-time favourite horror franchises finally makes it Blu-ray debut with this release of the fantastic Maniac Cop from Arrow Video. Written and directed by […]

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04th Feb2014

‘Scavengers’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Lee Ames, Roark Critchlow, Brett Curtze, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jennifer Jalene, Louise Linton, Jeremy London, J.J. Nolan, Tyler Poelle, Russell Richardson, Kaitlin Riley | Written and Directed by Travis Zariwny Scavengers follows the crew of the Starship Revelator, who survive in the dark depths of space by keeping out of trouble, until they […]

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04th Feb2014

‘Not Another Happy Ending’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor, Gary Lewis, Henry Ian Cusick | Written by David Solomons | Directed by John McKay When I decided to review Not Another Happy Ending the reason for this was pretty obvious, as a Doctor Who fan I was interested in a movie where […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval’e Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Nati Kluger, Ami Weinberg, Guy Adler | Written and Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado made quite a splash at FrightFest a few years back with Rabies, the first Isreali horror film which made a little bit […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Ride Along’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Bruce McGill, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Dragos Bucur, Gary Owen, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Benjamin Flores Jr. | Written by Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Tim Story As someone who absolutely adored the Ice Cube buddy cop comedy All About the Benjamins I […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura, Naomi Nishida, Kanau Tanaka | Written by Jun’ya Katô, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata Hideo Nakata is well known in the horror world for his work, directing Ring, Ring 2 and Dark Water, among others, so it wasn’t unwelcome to see a new release from Nakata that […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Hellgate’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran, Evan J. Klisser, Joanne Warde, Frank Notaro, Lance Vaughan, Victor Melleney | Written by Michael O’Rourke | Directed by William A. Levey So, Arrow Video have gone and done it again, released a movie from the 80’s that many people think of as pure garbage but […]

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02nd Feb2014

‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to […]

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