21st Jul2013

‘The Dyatlov Pass Incident’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Richard Reid, Gemma Atkinson, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Holly Goss | Written by Vikram Weet | Directed by Renny Harlin Based on a true story: In February, 1959, nine Russians hikers ventured into the Ural Mountains on a trip that should have been manageable for a group with their vast experience. Two weeks later, […]

20th Jul2013

‘Entity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley, Branko Tomovic, Rupert Hill, Oliver Jackson, Michael David Worden | Written and Directed by Steve Stone In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. Despite subsequent police investigations no official explanation was ever offered by the Russian authorities for these deaths. The […]

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20th Jul2013

‘The Rise of the Shadow Warrior’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Richard McWilliams, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, James C. Morris, Eve Mauro, Danny James, Kyle Paul, James Gaisford, Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite, Nichelle Aiden, Clare Niederpruem, Adam Abram | Written by Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin | Directed by John Lyde Three heroes are on a quest to thwart a group of Orc Cultists, known as the Shadow Cabal, from raising the God […]

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20th Jul2013

‘Frankenstein’s Army’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Hon Ping Tang, Andrei Zayats, Mark Stevenson | Written by Richard Raaphorst, Chris W. Mitchell, Miguel Tejada-Flores | Directed by Richard Raaphorst Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Over the past few years there’s been a real peak in the impact of fan-boy fantasy […]

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20th Jul2013

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Channing Tatum, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, Byung-hun Lee, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Joseph Mazzello, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Walton Goggins, Elodie Yung | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Jon M. Chu Trying to reestablish yourself is quite a feat to undertake. A first impression can say a […]

19th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Everyone’s Going To Die’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley, Stirling Gallacher, Liberty Selby, Madeline Duggan, Eliza Harrison-Dine, Ellie Chidzey | Written and Directed by Jones Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Melanie (Nora Tschirner) is a young woman living out a dull existence in an English seaside town, her life crawls along until she meets Ray (Rob […]

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19th Jul2013

‘Wither’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Patrik Almqvist, Lisa Henni, Amanda Renberg, Patrick Saxe, Ralf Beck | Written by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund, David Liljeblad | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Ida and Albin are thrilled to be setting off for a fun holiday with their friends to a remote cabin in the vast Nordic woodlands. But their carefree […]

18th Jul2013

‘The Frozen Ground’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Dean Norris, Radha Mitchell, Katherine LaNasa, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, 50 Cent | Written and Directed by Scott Walker I watched this film in rather unusual circumstances. The projector at the screening room it was supposed to be shown at broke down, so the other reviewers and I were […]

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17th Jul2013

‘Welcome To The Punch’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Natasha Little, Daniel Kaluuya, Ruth Sheen, Jason Flemyng | Written and Directed by Eran Creevy Directors making a step up in their second film seems to be becoming a micro-trend of late. For example, Marc Webb went from manic pixie dream […]

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16th Jul2013

‘Planes’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dane Cook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Priyanka Chopra, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carlos Alazraqui, John Cleese | Written by Jeffrey M. Howard | Directed by Klay Hall The first shot of Disney’s latest animated feature, is almost disclaimer-like, in telling you you’re in the ‘world of Cars’. Indeed the film is set in the same […]

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15th Jul2013

‘WWE Live in the UK: April 2013′ Review

by Phil Wheat

The official line on WWE Live in the UK: April 2013 goes something like this: WWE Live In The UK: April 2013 encompasses all the episodes of WWE’s television programmes recorded during the Wrestlemania Revenge Tour in April 2013 at the O2 Arena in London, England. It’s a chance for WWE fans to remember how […]

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12th Jul2013

Rewind: ‘Jurassic Park’ Review

by Dan Clark

For the first time in his career Steven Spielberg was on a losing streak.  Both Always  and Hook  were considered massive disappointments. Some may have wondered if the Spielberg magic had finally run its course.  Spielberg answered his doubters with one of the greatest years any cinematic mind could ever imagine. This iconic year began with the […]

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12th Jul2013

‘The Assassination’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Reece Thompson, Mischa Barton, Bruce Willis, Michael Rapaport, Melonie Diaz | Written by Kevin Jakubowski, Tim Calpin | Directed by Brett Simon Boy, that cover is misleading. Full disclosure: The Assassination – originally Assassination of a High School President - isn’t a Bruce Willis actioner, he gets about ten minutes of screentime and the gun on the DVD is the only […]

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11th Jul2013

‘Hatchet III’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, Parry Shen, Derek Mears, Rileah Vanderbilt, Sean Whalen, Jason Trost | Written by Adam Green | Directed by BJ McDonnell The final(?) film in the trilogy, Hatchet III loses the series’ director, Adam Green, replacing him with BJ McDonnell, who has previously carved out a career […]

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11th Jul2013

‘Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Ivan Kaye, Michael Jibson, Guy Flanagan | Written by Matthew Read | Directed by Farren Blackburn I think it’s fair to say I don’t get on well with many of today’s historical movies and shows. I’m not a fan of Starz’s Spartacus series or […]

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09th Jul2013

‘The World’s End’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike | Written by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Directed by Edgar Wright When was the last time you went to the cinema and properly and frequently belly-laughed your way through a film? Having sat through the relatively mirthless Hangover Part III, This is the […]

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09th Jul2013

‘Aftershock’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolás Martínez, Eli Roth, Ariel Levy, Lorenza Izzo, Natasha Yarovenko, Andrea Osvárt | Written by Nicolás López, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Nicolás López Horror fanboy turned writer/director Eli Roth (Hostel) returns to the screen both behind and in-front of the camera, as co-writer and star of Aftershock. Billed as a horror movie, the film […]

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08th Jul2013

‘Pacific Rim’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Diego Klattenhoff, Charlie Day, Max Martini, Burn Gorman, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham | Directed by Guillermo del Toro What I like to do when I write a review of a film, is think of at least one half decent pun […]

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05th Jul2013

‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper | Written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio | Directed by Gore Verbinski Name recognition goes a long way in today’s movie world. Anything with any resemblance of a fandom attached has the potential of […]

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05th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Magic Magic’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Juno Temple, Emily Browning , Michael Cera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva | Written and Directed by Sebastian Silva Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is perhaps one of the more enigmatic features of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, so enigmatic in fact, that many viewers may be left rather […]

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04th Jul2013

‘To Jennifer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chuck Pappas, Jessica Cameron, James Cullen Bressack, Jody Barton | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Chuck Pappas (additional dialogue) | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pardon my language but… Fuck me! I’ve been a fan of James Cullen Bressack’s work for some time now, ever since that fateful day he sent me an email […]

04th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘uwantme2killhim?’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Jamie Blackley, Toby Regbo, Jaime Winstone, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Mark Womack | Written by Mike Walden | Directed by Andrew Douglas Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Viewers may initially be taken aback when seeing the credits of upcoming British feature uwantme2killhim? What appears as a low-key thriller actually has some big […]

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