12th Feb2015

‘The Killing’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art.  All masters though have a […]

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12th Feb2015

‘Three Ripening Cherries / Sensual Fire’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

THREE RIPENING CHERRIES (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1979) “RIPE for ACTION ready to be plucked…’” Don’t you just love sisters? Well, thankfully Uncle Tobalina has a film just for you! What we have here are the three sisters. Sally, Lucy and Ann played by Dorothy Lemay (Taboo, Chopstix), Misty Regan (Champagne Orgy, Baby Cakes) and my […]

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11th Feb2015

‘Chastity Bites’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eduardo Rioseco, Chloë Crampton, Amy Okuda, Sarah Stouffer, Lindsey Morgan, Laura Niemi, Diana Chiritescu | Written by Lotti Pharriss Knowles | Directed by John V. Knowles Chasity Bites is a film that has been on my radar for quite some time; ever since I saw the awesome poster […]

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11th Feb2015

‘Knights of Badassdom’ DVD 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 Larping (or Live Action Role Playing) is subcultural phenomenon that is continuing to gain notoriety. For some it is a way of life, while for others they are not sure what language the […]

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10th Feb2015

‘Jessabelle’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, David Andrews, Ana de la Reguera, Amber Stevens, Chris Ellis, Brian Hallisay, Vaughn Wilson, Larisa Oleynik, Fran Bennett, Lucius Baston | Written by Robert Ben Garant | Directed by Kevin Greutert Jessabelle is yet another in the long line of Blumhouse-inspired supernatural thrillers that have flooded the market […]

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10th Feb2015

‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

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09th Feb2015

‘Wicked Women’ (1977) DVD Review (Ascot Elite)

by Mondo Squallido

aka FRAUEN OHNE UNSCHULD Stars: Lina Romay, Nanda Van Bergen, Michael Maien, Esther Studer, Kurt Meinicke, Brigitte Meyer, Monica Swinn, Peggy Markoff, Peter Baumgartner, Dagmar Bürger | Written by Erwin C. Dietrich, Jesús Franco | Directed by Jess Franco Lina Romay (Downtown, Barbed Wire Dolls) stars as Margarita, a young woman who is discovered by police naked […]

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07th Feb2015

‘Enemy’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Joshua Peace, Tim Post, Kedar Brown, Darryl Dinn, Misha Highstead, Megan Mane, Alexis Uiga | Written by Javier Gullón | Directed by Denis Villeneuve What would you do if you found a person who is your exact copy? Would you hunt this doppelgänger down and try to connect […]

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07th Feb2015

‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth | Written and Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski A rich science-fiction world, full of weird and colourful characters who still ring true despite having massive animal ears or wings, with well-defined politics, an ancient conflict and a lead couple who you […]

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06th Feb2015

‘Cry for Cindy / Touch Me / Act of Confession’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

CRY FOR CINDY (dir: Anthony Spinelli, 1976) “Which is the real Cindy?” Amber Hunt (Long Jeanne Silver, Sexworld) stars as Anna and she’s cute as a button in that almost strange sort of way. She’s a humble hairdresser who spends her free time with her boyfriend Dennis, played by Spencer Travis (Big Split). Things are […]

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05th Feb2015

‘Game of Thrones: Episode 2 – The Lost Lords’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

The race between Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones to see which got their second episode is over and with The Lost Lords we have a winner, and it was worth the wait.  Continuing from the shocking events of the first episode the important thing for Telltale Games was to make the player […]

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05th Feb2015

‘Thief’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli, Dennis Farina, Nick Nickeas, W.R. Brown, Norm Tobin, John Santucci | Written and Directed by Michael Mann When it comes to Michael Mann the number of movies he’s directed may not be huge, but the impact that they have has been. With […]

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04th Feb2015

‘Grace: The Possession’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexia Fast, Lin Shaye, Alan Dale, Joel David Moore, Alexis Knapp, Clarke Peters | Written by Jeff Chan, Chris Pare | Directed by Jeff Chan Grace (Fast) is a beautiful, naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes […]

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04th Feb2015

‘Nurse 3D’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Kathleen Turner, Judd Nelson, Katrina Bowden, Paz de la Huerta, Corbin Bleu, Boris Kodjoe, Michael Eklund, Niecy Nash, Melanie Scrofano, Martin Donovan, Adam Herschman, Katia Peel | Written by Douglas Aarniokoski, David Loughery | Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski The Nurse may be in 3D, but that’s not how it was viewed – because if […]

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03rd Feb2015

‘Doc Of The Dead’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Featuring: George A. Romero, Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Robert Kirkman, Simon Pegg, Max Brooks, Bruce Campbell, Fran Kranz, Greg Nicotero, Jacqui Holland, Tom Savini, Traycee King | Written by Chad Herschberger & Alexandre O. Philippe | Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe I like zombies just as much as the next person. Well, okay, maybe a little more, but probably not […]

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02nd Feb2015

‘Whiplash’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair | Written and Directed by Damian Chazelle I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t already heard; Whiplash is great, even (perhaps especially) if you’re not particularly into jazz drumming. J.K. Simmons ought […]

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02nd Feb2015

‘Atari: Game Over’ Review

by Phil Wheat

As a kid growing up I can safely say we were dirt poor. When all the kids were playing the Atari 2600 I was stuck playing “Tennis” and “Football” on a hand-me-down Grandstand plug and play (think of Pong with 4 games rather than one); I did have a cousin who had the system but […]

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30th Jan2015

‘Two Night Stand’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Analeigh Tipton, Miles Teller, Jessica Szohr, Scott Mescudi, Josh Salatin, Kellyn Lindsay, Michael Showalter, Leven Rambin, Joey Lauren Adams | Written by Mark Hammer | Directed by Max Nichols During The Theory of Everything, I could have sworn I saw the plot of Two Night Stand chalked up on one of Eddie Redmayne’s blackboards. Then I squinted […]

30th Jan2015

‘Unhallowed Ground’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ameet Chana, Poppy Drayton, Marcus Griffiths, Thomas Law, Andrew Lewis, Rachel Petladwala, Morgane Polanski, Paul Raschid, Will Thorp, Richard Derrington, Gil Cohen-Alloro, Jacob James Beswick, Tom Glenister, Perry Moore, Drew Sheridan-Wheeler | Written by Paul Raschid | Directed by Russell England Six students from North London private schools spend a night patrolling the eerie […]

29th Jan2015

‘Stage Fright’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Kent Nolan, Brandon Uranowitz, Ephraim Ellis, Melanie Leishman, Thomas Alderson, James McGowan | Written and Directed by Jerome Sable Billed as Friday the 13th meets Glee, Stage Fright is a new take on the classic slasher formula which sees Kylie Swanson (Driver) brutally murdered after her star-making […]

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28th Jan2015

‘Blackwood’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey, Isaac Andrews, Paul Kaye, Greg Wise, Joanna Vanderham, Kenneth Collard | Written by J.S. Hill | Directed by Adam Wimpenny Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has […]

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28th Jan2015

‘Greatful Dead’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kumi Takiuchi, Takashi Sasano, Aira, Itsuji Itao, Kkobbi Kim, Hôka Kinoshita, Kenji Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Taro Yabe | Written by Eiji Uchida, Etsuo Hiratani | Directed by Eiji Uchida In films that have a twisted edge, if a child grows up dysfunctional you know that somebody is likely to die. Greatful Dead is a twisted tale that […]

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