29th Oct2014

‘Jodorowsky‘s Dune’ Review

by Dan Clark

Often it is the one that gets away that leaves the biggest impact. For director Alejandro Jodorowsky his white whale was his dream of adapting the literary classic Dune. It was a dream he came inches close of achieving only to see it disintegrate in a cloud of dry dust.    Although the movie was never made […]

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29th Oct2014

‘V/H/S Viral’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Emmy Argo, Amanda Baker, Rim Basma, Nick Blanco, Dan Caudill, Stephen Caudill, Greyson Chadwick, Lindsay Clift, Jawed El Berni, Laura Eschmann, Natalia Ferreiro, Michael Flores, Angela Garcia | Written and Directed by Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo The V/H/S franchise’s overarching idea is the concept that like David Cronenberg’s […]

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28th Oct2014

‘Judas Ghost’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Martin Delaney, Lucy Cudden, Alexander Perkins, Simon Merrells, Grahame Fox | Written by Simon R. Green | Directed by Simon Pearce Jerry Mackay (Martin Delaney) leads his team of professional ghost hunters into a haunted village hall on a supposedly routine investigation for a tutorial for the Institute. With him are Anna (Lucy Cudden), a […]

27th Oct2014

‘Fog and Crimes: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

After watching Gomorrah moving to another Italian crime drama was something of a relief from the violent and dark world of the Mafia. Fog and Crimes: The Complete First Season is a more sedate trip into the world of a detective who doesn’t really go for the violent approach, but when he sets his sights on […]

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27th Oct2014

‘Kite’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes, Deon Lotz, DeVille Vannik, Zane Meas, Lionel Newton, Jaco Muller, Terence Bridgett | Written by Brian Cox | Directed by Ralph Ziman Yasuomi Umetsu’s (chief animator for Arms Corporation who has also worked as a designer on Akira, Spriggan, Elfen Lied and Casshern) original anime […]

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27th Oct2014

Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘Dead Snow 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Amrita Acharia, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ingrid Haas, Derek Mears, Kristoffer Joner, Christian Rubeck, Charlotte Frogner | Written by Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola, Vegar Hoel | Directed by Tommy Wirkola Over the years there has been a boom in Norwegian horror with films like Dark Woods, […]

26th Oct2014

‘The Art of the Steal’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Chris Diamantopoulos, Katheryn Winnick, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Jones, Terence Stamp | Written and Directed by Jonathan Sobol [One of my favourite films of the year, so far, is heist movie The Art of the Steal; with the film set for release tomorrow, here’s a reposting of my review from […]

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26th Oct2014

‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath, Kari Wuhrer, Courtney Baxter, Dante Palminteri | Written by Thunder Levin | Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante Fin Shepard (Ziering) and his ex-wife April (Reid) are flying to New York City when their plane enters the most unnatural of storms and is battered by airborne […]

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26th Oct2014

‘The Shout’ & ‘The Medusa Touch’ Blu-ray Review (Network)

by Phil Wheat

“The British Film” collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers. We’ve already reviewed a couple of their previous releases, […]

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24th Oct2014

‘Video Games: The Movie’ Review

by Dan Clark

Video Games: The Movie attempts to be the definitive documentary on this history of video games. With mountains of information and insight from fans, video game designers, and notable figures in the industry it goes deep into what video games where and what they are now. The issue is the topic is treated with such […]

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24th Oct2014

Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘The ABCs of Death 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Julian Barratt, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Julien Maury, Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton, Jen & Sylvia Soska and many more… It’s a second go around the alphabet of fear with the debut of The ABCs of Death 2 as part of this years Celluloid Screams film […]

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24th Oct2014

‘Found’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, Louie Lawless, Alex Kogin, Andy Alphonse, Shane Beasley, Angela Denton, Kitsie Duncan, Kate Braun, Edward Jackson, Adrian Cox-Thurmond | Written and Directed by Scott Schirmer When a serial killer is caught one of the questions that is often asked is why didn’t the family realise? For many the […]

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24th Oct2014

Celluloid Screams 2014: ‘Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Glenn Maynard, Kyrie Capri, Aston Elliot, Louise Bremner, Benjamin Grant Mitchell, Kristen Condon, Lucinda Cowden | Written by Addison Heath | Directed by Stuart Simpson It’s been four years since Stuart Simpson hit my cinematic radar with El Monstro Del Mar a rockabilly meets monster movie that, despite its low budget nature, was a […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Features: J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof, Bill Prady, Hart Hanson, Jane Espenson, Jonathan Nolan | Written and Directed by Des Doyle Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the first ever, feature length documentary film to highlight the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 2′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

It is finally time to look at the second disc of the BFI collection box set. Hope you enjoyed part one and potentially found it useful. This time round, there are only two titles to devour. One being my personal favourite Herzog film, and the other being an example of his early television documentary work. […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘See No Evil 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, Glen Jacobs, Chelan Simmons, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Greyston Holt, Lee Majdoub, Michael Eklund, Reese Alexander, Kelly-Ruth Mercier | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska WWE Studios have some success and some failure with their releases but with See No Evil the reception was definitely […]

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21st Oct2014

‘Fury’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg, Scott Eastwood, Laurence Spellman, Daniel Betts | Written and Directed by David Ayers After End of Watch and now Fury writer/director David Ayer has shown a knack for depicting the […]

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21st Oct2014

‘The Smoke’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matt Di Angelo, Lili Bordán, Stephen Marcus, Darren Ripley, Velibor Topic, Christian Brassington, Anna Passey, Jeff Leach, Lindsay Armaou, Alan Ford | Written by Darren Ripley | Directed by Ben Pickering The modern British gangster movies are strange beasts, and I admit I do have a weakness for them. With acting that is often […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Welcome to New York’ Blu-ray Review

by Guest

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Calderon, Paul Hipp, Shanyn Leigh, Amy Ferguson, Drena De Niro, Ronald Guttman | Written by Abel Ferrara, Christ Zois | Directed by Abel Ferrara Review by Andrew McArthur Abel Ferrara‘s latest work Welcome to New York is a film so unflinching in its portrait of excess and moral-corruption that it […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Godzilla’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn | Written by Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham | Directed by Gareth Edwards Godzilla is a movie that everyone has heard about, even if they have never seen it. There have been so many manifestations of Godzilla in cinema, from the […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Damn Sea Vampires!’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cassie Scerbo, Jonathan Lipnicki, Kevin Dobson, Brandon Beemer, Jaqueline Fleming, Jimmy Sweetwater, Lawrence Turner | Written by Brook Durham | Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy After seeing Cassie Scerbo’s fantastic performance in Sharknado I made it a point to track down and watch anything new movie she was in, which coupled with the ridiculous […]

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18th Oct2014

Review Round-Up: The Pigman from Das Cabinet to The Void

by Phil Wheat

With so many films released on the run up to Halloween it’s been hard to keep up with reviews, so we’re going to play catch-up with another review round-up looking at some recent releases in brief. This time round we have reviews of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, Saints & Soldiers: The Void, The Island […]

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