23rd Apr2015

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, James Spader | Written and Directed by Joss Whedon You’re probably all well-aware of the plot to Avengers: Age of Ultron by now, given just how many trailers, posters and […]

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22nd Apr2015

‘Fifty Shades of Erotica’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When Fifty Shades of Erotica was announced it was obvious that the release was timed to gain some exposure from the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, maybe even gain some purchases from the fans looking to branch out into the world of the naughty.  There are other audiences for the DVD though, and not just those […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Come Under My Spell / Lady Dynamite’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

COME UNDER MY SPELL (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1979) “The film that will bring you up to a joy you’re paying for!” The film opens up in hip and swinging San Fransisco and instantly we are introduced to some heavy student action. Before the memories of university life get the better of me (yeah right!), we […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Beneath’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey, Lauren Gores, Molly Hagan, Joey Kern, Ashway Lawver, Jason Masek, Larry Moran, Kelly Noonan, Rene Rivera, David Shackelford, Mark L. Young | Written by Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano | Directed by Ben Ketai The Descent arguably made being stuck underground scary again, with intelligent use of […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Coffy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig, Barry Cahill, Lee de Broux, Ruben Moreno, Lisa Farringer, Carol Locatell, Linda Haynes, John Perak | Written and Directed by Jack Hill If there is one thing about Quentin Tarantino we can be sure of, it’s that he loves movies. For film […]

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20th Apr2015

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed […]

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20th Apr2015

‘Night of the Wolf: Late Phases’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano If there is one sub-genre of horror that tends to struggle right now it is that of the werewolf, though WolfCop has gone a long way […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Last Knights’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ahn Sung-ki, Giorgio Caputo, Daniel Adegboyega, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Babson, Brian Caspe, Cliff Curtis, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ayelet Zurer | Written by Michael Konyves, Dove Sussman | Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya Set in an age of honour and justice by the sword, Last Knights tells the story […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Frequencies’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lily Laight, Charlie Rixon, Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, Owen Pugh, Dylan Llewellyn, Georgina Minter-Brown, David Broughton-Davies, David Barnaby, Timothy Block, Ria Carroll | Written and Directed by Darren Paul Fisher Thematically similar to the Divergent franchise – in that children are tested at a young age and their place in society is determined given […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Mankind’s Last Stand’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adrian Paul, Brandon Auret, Reiley McClendon, Rick Ravanello, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan, Nic Rasenti, Andy Davoli, Matthew Holmes, Sven Ruygrok, Scott E. Miller, Kenneth Fok, Darron Meyer | Written by Jabbar Raisani, Blake Clifton | Directed by Jabbar Raisani Jabbar Raisani, a former visual effects maestro, who here turns director – makes his feature […]

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19th Apr2015

‘Road to Paloma’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan, Lisa Bonet, Linden Chiles, Lance Henriksen, Timothy V. Murphy, Michael Raymond-James, Sarah Shahi, Wes Studi, Steeve Reevis, Kelly Noonan, Chris Browning | Written by Jason Momoa, Robert Homer Mollohan | Directed by Jason Momoa Robert Wolf (Momoa) is a Native American who is on the run from the authorities after […]

18th Apr2015

‘Supremacy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danny Glover, Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Mahershala Ali, Julie Benz, Nick Chinlund, Robin Bobeau, Anson Mount, Alex Henderson, Jenica Bergere, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Tyrin Turner | Written by Eric J. Adams | Directed by Deon Taylor Apparently “inspired” by the true-life case of Robert Walter Scully, Jr. who killed […]

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17th Apr2015

‘Batman vs. Robin’ Blu-ray Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Trevor Devall, Robin Atkin Downes, Griffin Gluck, Grey Griffin, Sean Maher, David McCallum, Jeremy Sisto, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic | Directed by Jay Oliva PLOT: Damian Wayne has established himself as Robin, but he and Batman continue to clash over the latter’s rule of not killing criminals. […]

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17th Apr2015

‘Hackney’s Finest’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nathanael Wiseman, Arin Alldridge, Enoch Frost, Marlon G. Day, Rajan Sharma, Neerja Naik, Malcolm Tomlinson, Sean Cronin, Jeanette Rourke, Christopher Dingli, Katarina Gellin | Written by Thorin Seex | Directed by Chris Bouchard I’ve reviewed quite a few British gangster movies and know what to expect, some take themselves a little too seriously and […]

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16th Apr2015

‘Supersoul Brother’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

a.k.a The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger 1978, dir: Rene Martinez The film opens up in the laboratory of pint-sized Dr. Dippy, played by Peter Conrad (Porky’s), where we find himself and his attractive laboratory technician are working on a serum to give people superhuman strength. Unfortunately, those who use it will die within a few […]

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16th Apr2015

‘Day of Anger’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder, Yvonne Sanson, Lukas Ammann, Andrea Bosic, Ennio Balbo, José Calvo, Giorgio Gargiullo | Written by Ernesto Gastaldi, Tonino Valerii, Renzo Genta | Directed by Tonino Valerii When it comes to cult Italian movies we tend to know them for two things, horror and the Spaghetti Western.  […]

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15th Apr2015

‘Open Windows’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Blood and Black Lace’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante DiPaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Krugher, Massimo Righi | Written by Marcello Fondato | Directed by Mario Bava Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace may not be the first Giallo film but it is the one that many took inspiration […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Black Sea’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jude Law, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Jodie Whittaker | Written by Dennis Kelly | Directed by Kevin Macdonald Heist movies work best when there is a hint of danger involved, so why not put the characters in a scenario like being trapped in a submarine hunting for gold […]

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12th Apr2015

BIFFF 2015: ‘From the Dark’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Ged Murray, Gerry O’Brien | Written and Directed by Conor McMahon From The Dark is the latest feature film from Stitches writer/director Conor McMahon. Where his Irish horror comedy, starring Ross Noble, played for bloody, gross out laughs and utilised an extensive cast to tell its tale, From The Dark […]

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11th Apr2015

‘Zombie Resurrection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Colvin, Jim Sweeney, Danny Brown, Simon Burbage, Jade Colucci, Joe Rainbow, Rachel Nottingham, Shamiso Mushambi, Georgia Winters, Rupert Phelps | Written and Directed by Jake Hawkins, Andy Phelps Opening with a fantastic animated title sequence which explains the basic plot – soldiers return home from war infected with zombie-like symptoms which quickly spreads […]

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11th Apr2015

‘A Haunting at Silver Falls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alix Elizabeth Gitter, Erick Avari, Steve Bacic, James C. Burns, James Cavlo, Tadhg Kelly, James Ralph, Tara Westwood, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey | Written by Cam Cannon, Rachel Long, Brian Pittman | Directed by Brett Donowho Recently orphaned teen Jordan is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in the small town of […]

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