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 […]

17th May2013

‘Trouble With the Curve’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, Ed Lauter | Written by Randy Brown | Directed by Robert Lorenz We all enjoy the opportunity to be comfortable. It brings a warm sensation as we relax from our busy day to feel at ease for a brief moment.  Sometimes movies […]

16th May2013

‘Upstream Color’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Andreon Watson, Ashton Miramontes, Myles McGee, Frank Mosley, Carolyn King | Written and Directed by Shane Carruth Shane Carruth burst onto the scene in 2004 with his intricate Science Fiction drama Primer. The complexities of that film have propelled an endless amount of analysis and debate. It is […]

14th May2013

‘Superman: Unbound’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, John Noble, Molly C. Quinn, Diedrich Bader, Jason Beghe, Frances Conroy, Melissa Disney, Alexander Gould, Stephen Root, Wade Williams | Written by Bob Goodman | Directed by James Tucker With 2013 being the 75th anniversary of Superman and Man of Steel scheduled to come out this summer it was a […]

12th May2013

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho | Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof | Directed by J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise was, in my opinion, a success. It was an entertaining, exciting slice of space shenanigans which managed to […]

11th May2013

‘The Fallow Field’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Michael Dacre, Steve Garry | Written and Directed by Leigh Covey El Mariachi has a lot to answer for. As does Clerks. Both were made in the early ‘90s on incredibly low budgets ($9,000 and $30,000 respectively; Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith famously maxed out all of his credit cards to finance the film) and achieved […]

11th May2013

‘Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Louise Madison, Sabrina Dickens, S.J. Evans, Rorie Stockton, Richard Goss, Sule Rimi, Kathy Saxondale, Johnathon Farrell | Written by James Plumb, Andrew Jones | Directed by James Plumb In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. Academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena […]

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