22nd Sep2013

‘Sharknado’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian Ziering, Jaason Simmons, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, John Heard, Alex Arleo, Neil H. Berkow, Heather Jocelyn Blair | Written by Thunder Levin | Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante When a freak tornado swamps Los Angeles, thousands of man-eating sharks are sucked into the swirling vortex, terrorizing the waterlogged populace and flooding the city with shark-infested […]

22nd Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘The Sacrament’

by Guest

Stars: Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones, Kentucker Audley, Shaun Clay, Shawn Parsons, Donna Biscoe | Written and Directed by Ti West Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse New Splat Pack maestro Ti West wowed us back in 2009 with House of the Devil then again last year with Innkeepers. Whilst […]

21st Sep2013

‘Dark Feed’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Evalena Marie, Michael Reed, Dayna Cousins, Victoria Nugent, Jason Beaubien, Rebecca Whitehurst, Michael Scott Allen, Jonathan Thomson, Andrew Rudick, Jonathan Popp | Written and Directed by Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen I think I may have been only one of a handful of people in the film-blogging community who expressed deep love for John Carpenter’s […]

21st Sep2013

‘The Reaper’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland, Douglas Tait, David Beeler, Joel Bryant, Stacey Carino, Richardson Chery, Adam David, Jemal Draco | Written and Directed by Kimberly Seilhamer An albino, a deaf mute, a jock, a fat kid, a sexually-abused girl and a token “Angry Asian” chick all get on a bus… Sounds like the start of […]

21st Sep2013

‘The Last American Virgin’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Steve Antin, Diane Franklin, Joe Rubbo, Kimmy Robertson, Louisa Moritz | Written and Directed by Boaz Davidson I’ve long been a fan of The Last American Virgin, no doubt due to my obsessions as a teenager with the ingenue that is Diane Franklin. Having enjoyed Better Off Dead (where she played a French […]

20th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘The Green Inferno’

by Guest

Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira | Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Eli Roth Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have a love/hate relationship with horror. I love its ingenuity and its ability to ponder […]

20th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Devil’s Knot’

by Guest

Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer | Written by Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson | Directed by Atom Eyogan Review by Scott Clark of The Peoples Movies Back in 1993, 3 boys wandered into the woods of a small Arkansas town and never came out alive, their […]

20th Sep2013

‘The Way Way Back’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, River Alexander, Zoe Levin, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Adam Riegler | Written and Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Written and directed by the team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who also wrote the screenplay […]

19th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘Horns’

by Guest

Stars: Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham, David Morse | Written by Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel) | Directed by Alexandre Aja Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill (that’s horror maestro Stephen King’s son), Horns is a spellbinding gothic fairy tale that tackles lost […]

18th Sep2013

TIFF 2013 Review: ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

by Guest

Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson | Written and Directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Lucky Mckee has always had a bizarre sense of style I’ve never quite come to terms with. Some of his films are cult crackers (May) and others are more laid back […]

16th Sep2013

‘Outpost 11′ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Billy Clarke, Luke Healy, Joshua Mayes-Cooper, Bernard Hill, Graham Till | Written and Directed by Anthony Woodley Outpost 11, the first feature film for director Anthony Woodley, is science-fiction, pure and simple, and I went into the feature with little-to-no knowledge of what it was about or what to expect. The film stars Billy Clarke […]

16th Sep2013

‘Time Bandits’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Edmonds, Jack Purvis, Tiny Ross | Written by Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin | Directed by Terry Gilliam Time Bandits was first released in 1981. A family adventure film that sported a […]

15th Sep2013

‘The Moth Diaries’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon, Lily Cole, Valerie Tian, Melissa Farman, Laurence Hamelin, Gia Sandhu | Written and Directed by Mary Harron At an exclusive girls’ boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her obsession is her room-mate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy’s friendship with their new […]

13th Sep2013

Rewind: ‘The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane’ Review (1976)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby | Written by Laird Koenig | Directed by Nicolas Gessner Based on a novel by Laird Koenig and directed by Nicolas Gessner, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane is a strange film, and one that I’ve been meaning to watch for quite […]

13th Sep2013

First Time Watch #7 – The Magnificent Ambersons

by Ian Loring

The second directorial feature effort of Orson Welles’ then young career, watching The Magnificent Ambersons now is a rather troubling experience as while the genius and overwhelming force of personality of the man is all over the film, so is that most depressing of complaints of the master director: that of the fight for creative […]

12th Sep2013

‘Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo, Eric Kleinsteuber, Jorge Alis, Víctor González, Sofía García | Written and Directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza Written and Directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mandrill, Kiltro, The ABC’s of Death), Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman proudly claimed to be a ‘LatinXploitation’ flick and as such was a Chilean take […]

11th Sep2013

‘Elysium’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga | Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp South African director Neill Blomkamp made his feature film debut with District 9 in 2009, to much acclaim. A fantastic sci-fi film about aliens living in a Johannesburg slum and a human caught in the middle of the aliens […]

09th Sep2013

‘American Mary’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Katherine Isabelle, Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo, Paula Lindberg, Twan Holliday | Written and Directed by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska Jen and Sylvia Soska should be on the radar of most fans of the horror genre and it’s progression as a genre with something unique and interesting to offer the current earth or cinema. Their […]

09th Sep2013

‘The Bleeding House’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Nina Lisandrello, Patrick Breen, Richard Bekins, Betsy Aidem, Charlie Hewson, Court Young, Henderson Wade, Victoria Dalpe | Written and Directed by Philip Gelatt The Bleeding House is a mystery horror movie directed by Philip Gelatt, a director who hasn’t done anything else as far as research can tell, as a director. Gelatt also wrote the […]

08th Sep2013

‘White House Down’ (Jack’s) Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich White House Down might be the greatest film ever made. At least that was my immediate reaction as the couple of people I texted informing them so could testify to. […]

06th Sep2013

‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor | Written by Leigh Whannell | Directed by James Wan Having watched what I guess we should now refer to as ‘Chapter 1’ prior to the screening of the Insidious sequel, I can confirm that as […]

06th Sep2013

‘The Theatre Bizarre’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Catriona MacColl, Shane Woodward, André Hennicke, Suzan Anbeh, Debbie Rochon, James Gill, Lena Kleine, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lindsay Goranson, Guilford Adams | Directed by Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten Best known for their DVD and Blu-ray releases, Severin Films move into producing movies with the […]

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