09th Mar2014

‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, Swann Arlaud, David Kross, Bruno Ganz, Denis Lavant, Roxane Duran | Written by Arnaud des Pallières, Christelle Berthevas | Directed by Arnaud des Pallières In the 16th Century, in the Cévennes, Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is leading a happy life with his family raising horses to sell at […]

09th Mar2014

‘Veronica Mars’ Review [Spoiler Free]

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra, Ken Marino, Enrico Colantoni, Jerry O’Connell | Written and Directed by Rob Thomas [NOTE: Consider this a spoiler-free review, I've tried to keep this from going too in-depth as I truly feel that audiences should go into […]

09th Mar2014

‘Need for Speed’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Sir Maejor, Nick Chinlund, Carmela Zumbado | Written by George Gatins | Directed by Scott Waugh I approached Need for Speed with all the enthusiasm you might expect of a recent Breaking Bad convert who, having binged […]

08th Mar2014

‘The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Emily Alyn Lind, Katee Sackhoff | Written by David Coggeshall | Directed by Tom Elkins Andy Wyrick (Murray) and his wife, Lisa (Spencer) are over the moon when they find what seems to be the ideal location to bring up their young daughter Heidi (Lind) – an old house […]

07th Mar2014

‘Motorway’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue, Xiaodong Guo, Barbie Hsu, Josie Ho | Written by Joey O’Bryan, Kam-Yuen Szeto | Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang I don’t know what it is about cars in movies but they can be very entertaining.  Be it The Fast and The Furious in its various forms, Driver or even The […]

07th Mar2014

‘Scream Park’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nicole Beattie, Doug Bradley, Kailey Marie Harris, Dean Jacobs, Tyler Kale, Ian Lemmon, Alicia Marie Marcucci, Carrie Lee Martz, Nivek Ogre, Kyle Riordan, Steve Rudzinski, Wendy Wygant | Written and Directed by Cary Hill As film fans we often see independent movies that are looking for funding from the fans and we put money […]

07th Mar2014

‘The Lady Assassin’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kim Dzung, Tang Thanh Ha, Thanh Hang, Thai-Hoa Le, Diem My, Ngoc Quyen | Written by Ngo Quan Dung | Directed by Quang Dung Nguyen A lot of martial arts movies tell stories that follow the same revenge style tale.  You have the hero created to gain vengeance against some nemesis who has the […]

06th Mar2014

‘Non-Stop’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong’o, Scoot McNairy, Anson Mount, Corey Stoll, Linus Roache | Written by John W. Richardson, Chris Roach | Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra From Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) comes Non-Stop, a new action thriller starring Liam Neeson as Bill Marks, a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service who views his assignments […]

05th Mar2014

‘Third Contact’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tim Scott-Walker, Jannica Olin, Oliver Browne, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Kristina Erdely | Written and Directed by Simon Horrocks Independent films have a freedom not only to test the limits of the audience but sometimes frustrate them.  This frustration is not in a negative way, but it’s the fact that when independent filmmakers have the freedom to create […]

04th Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Torment’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robin Dunne, Katharine Isabelle, Stephen McHattie, Peter DaCunha, Amy Forsyth | Written by Michael Foster, Thomas Pound | Directed by Jordan Barker There’s always one film at any Frightfest that feels as formulaic and cliched as your typical Hollywood horror. In the case of this years Glasgow Frightfest it was Torment. A home invasion horror that sees […]

04th Mar2014

‘Gravity’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris | Written by Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón | Directed by Alfonso Cuarón There is no doubt about it at all, the best way to see Gravity is on the big screen and in 3D but a truly great movie cannot be restrained by a statement like that.  For the film […]

04th Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Video Nasties – Draconian Days’ Review

by Phil Wheat

The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act. A time when Britain plunged into a new dark age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror […]

04th Mar2014

‘Robot Wars’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Michael Paul, Yuji Okumoto, Barbara Crampton, James Staley, Lisa Rinna, Danny Kamekona, J. Downing | Written by Jackson Barr | Directed by Albert Band In the early 90s Full Moon dipped their toe into the giant-robot market with three films that, in the intervening years, have gained somewhat of a cult following – […]

03rd Mar2014

‘Bad Grandpa’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris, Georgina Cates, Kamber Hejlik, Jill Kill, Spike Jonze, Catherine Keener | Written by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville | Directed by Jeff Tremaine If there is anything surprising about Jackass it’s that there is still life in the formula and Johnny Knoxville is still a part of it.  The […]

03rd Mar2014

‘We Are What We Are’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Bill Sage, Jack Gore, Kelly McGillis | Written by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici | Directed by Jim Mickle A seemingly wholesome family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves but behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the family with a rigorous fervour. When a torrential rainstorm moves in, […]

03rd Mar2014

‘In Fear’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker, Allen Leech | Written and Directed by Jeremy Lovering When Tom (Iain De Caestecker) and Lucy (Alice Englert) decide to stay at a secluded hotel to celebrate their two week anniversary they find themselves on secluded country roads with only signs placed randomly around the route to take them to their destination.  As […]

02nd Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Scribbler’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Garrett Dillahunt, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Kunal Nayyar, Billy Campbell, Michael Imperioli, Ashlynn Yennie, Richard Riehle | Written by Dan Schaffer | Directed by John Suits Based on the graphic novel by Dan Shaffer (Doghouse), The Scribbler is the latest “comic book movie” to grace our screen, telling the […]

02nd Mar2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Proxy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Joe Swanberg, Jim Dougherty, Faust Checho, Erika Hoveland | Written by Zack Parker, Kevin Donner | Directed by Zack Parker Attacked and beaten by a hooded assailant after seeing her gynaecologist, pregnant Esther seeks consolation in a support group where she meets Melanie, a mother who lost a child. But […]

28th Feb2014

‘Nymphomaniac Volumes I & II’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth | Written and directed by Lars von Trier How long was the last film you went to see? How long do you think you were in the cinema, ticket-buying, ad-consuming and actual movie-watching all accounted for? Probably somewhere between 2 […]

27th Feb2014

‘Devil in the Woods’ (aka The Barrens) Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Allie MacDonald, Peter DaCunha, David Keeley, Erik Knudsen, J. Larose, Shamier Anderson, Max Topplin, Michael Copeman, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman When I sat down to watch Devil in the Woods I suddenly had a case of déjà vu because I’ve seen this movie before.  […]

27th Feb2014

‘The Stuff’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O’Neal, Alexander Scourby | Written and Directed by Larry Cohen In 1985, New York director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Full Moon High) took to the camera to bring us a cult classic called The Stuff, the story of a strange “goo” […]

26th Feb2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Almost Human’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero, Jami Tennille, Chuck Doherty, John Palmer, Mark O’Leary | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Mark Fisher disappeared from home in a blinding blue light flash. His friend Seth Hampton was the last person to see him alive. Two […]

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