25th Jul2014

‘The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan, Claire Geare | Written by Melanie Simka, Mychal Simka | Directed by Lijun Sun You only have to walk into the home entertainment section of any supermarket in the UK to see the shelves clogged up with numerous straight to DVD animated movies – many […]

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25th Jul2014

‘Calvary’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Isaach De Bankolé, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Josée Croze, Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot | Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh In 2012 writer and director John Michael McDonagh broke out worldwide with the indie action-comedy The Guard. It’s story of an unapologetic Irish policemen teaming up […]

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24th Jul2014

‘Tapestry of Passion’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Lesllie Bovee, John Holmes, Annette Haven, Desiree West | Written and Directed by Alan Colberg Sharon Thorpe (Sexworld, Candy Stripers) plays as the beautiful and mysterious Black Widow who has a habit of  murdering unsuspecting customers in the comfort of her own nicely decorated S&M club (I appreciate my sadists having good taste) with poison, […]

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24th Jul2014

‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Kenneth Cranham, Mariah Gale, Sarai Givaty | Written by Sean Hood, Daniel Giat | Directed by Renny Harlin One of THREE films released this year (the other two films surprisingly both star former WWE wrestlers) based on […]

24th Jul2014

’20 Feet From Stardom’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Lou Adler, Stevvi Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Carole Childs, Amy Christian, Kyliyah Clayton | Written and Directed by Morgan Neville Living in a world obsessed with celebrity when a star is singing on the stage it’s often them that get all the attention, neither they nor their […]

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23rd Jul2014

‘The Unleashed’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Trisha Echeverria, Jessica Salgueiro, Colin Paradine, Caroline Williams, Suzanne Farla, Malcolm McDowell, Shane Harbinson, Peter Valdron, L.A. Lopes, Anna Jane Edmonds, Joseph Cannata | Written by Diane Da Silva, L.A. Lopes | Directed by Manuel H. Da Silva There are some horror movies that stick to one of the many horror formulas so rigidly that they become […]

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22nd Jul2014

‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jaques, Holly Phillips, Rebecca Plint, Sean Gannon, Christian Radford, Darrell Plumridge, Mirko Grillini | Written and Directed by Chris Sun After the police find Derek’s daughter brutally murdered on the beach, he vows to make the culprit suffer for his actions, even if that person is ‘part of the […]

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22nd Jul2014

‘The Battery’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, Kelly McQuade | Written and Directed by Jeremy Gardner You can either love or hate zombies but the fact is they are one of the monsters that just refuse to lay down and die (again).  A part of pop culture they are part of […]

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21st Jul2014

‘The Last Horror Film’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Judd Hamilton, Devin Goldenberg, David Winters, Susanne Benton, Glenn Jacobson, Mary Spinell, J’Len Winters, Sharon Hughes, Sean Casey | Written by David Winters, Judd Hamilton, Tom Klassen | Directed by David Winters Every year we seem to look at the horror genre and have something to complain about.  Mostly it seems […]

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21st Jul2014

‘Hellbenders’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clifton Collins, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden, Dan Fogler | Written and Directed by J.T. Petty Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed […]

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17th Jul2014

‘Too Late Blues’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Vince Edwards, Val Avery, Marilyn Clark, James Joyce, Rupert Crosse | Written by John Cassavetes, Richard Carr | Directed by John Cassavetes Ghost (Darin), is an idealistic musician who would rather play in the park to the birds and at other small time gigs than compromise himself by […]

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16th Jul2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer | Written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver | Directed by Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  will be categorized as a summer blockbuster because of its release date, […]

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16th Jul2014

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Official Novelization’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Alex Irvine | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 320pp At the end of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm by Greg Keyes it was evident that the Simian Flu was taking over, the human race was in self-destruction mode and the apes had finally found a home that could sustain […]

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15th Jul2014

‘The Square’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Features: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam, Buthayna Kamel, Aida Elkashef, Ragia Omran | Written and Directed by Jehane Noujaim Documentaries when done right can strike a nerve with the viewer, especially if the subject is something that they can connect to emotionally.  The Square is a documentary that everybody can relate to because of the themes […]

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14th Jul2014

‘Harold and Maude’ Blu-ray Review (Masters of Cinema)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas | Written by Colin Higgins | Directed by Hal Ashby Harold (Cort) is young, rich, depressed, lonely and obsessed with death. His idea of fun is visiting funerals and pretending to commit suicide in a variety of gruesome and violent ways […]

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13th Jul2014

‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5′ VOD 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 One thing I wondered when watching Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was how many of the “real” people were actually planted, call me cynical but it is […]

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12th Jul2014

‘Haunter’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Peter DaCunha, Samantha Weinstein, Eleanor Zichy, David Hewlett, Sarah Manninen | Written by Brian King, Matthew Brian King | Directed by Vincenzo Natali Often it feels like there are not enough ghost stories based horror films these days, but then when you think about it we’ve had Insidious, […]

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12th Jul2014

‘Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Jason Mewes, Eliza Dushku, Marc Bernardin, Ming Chen, Kevin Conroy, Matt Cohen, Brian Faraldo, Walter Flanagan, James Franco Jr., Neil Gaiman, Ralph Garman, Ben Gleib, Bryan Johnson | Written by Kevin Smith | Directed by Steve Stark Anti-heroes Jay and Silent Bob are back in a new animated feature that sees […]

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12th Jul2014

‘Boyhood’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater  | Written and Directed by Richard Linklater The one thing I can rely on Richard Linklater for is his uncanny ability to produce a vision of an era and show it in subtle detail both in language and in visuals. He is able to take dialogue and […]

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11th Jul2014

‘The Trials of Cate McCall’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino, David Lyons, Dale Dickey, Brendan Sexton III, Isaiah Washington  | Written and Directed by Karen Moncrieff Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) was once a hotshot lawyer before she put an innocent man away thinking him guilty. Now, she is a recovering alcoholic and on probation and must […]

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10th Jul2014

‘Abduction of an American Playgirl’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Eric Edwards (Teenage Twins) and Alan Marlow (Rollerbabies) star as Will and Fred, two down and out guys who are just as desperate for money as they are some tail. Whilst contemplating their situation, they spot Jackie, a good looking socialite played by Darby Lloyd Rains (Naked Came the Stranger) exiting a small shop – […]

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10th Jul2014

‘Across the River’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Renzo Gariup, Marco Marchese, Lidia Zabrieszach | Written by Lorenzo Bianchini, Michela Bianchini | Directed by Lorenzo Bianchini While working in a remote woods, wildlife researcher Marco Contrada’s studies lead him to an abandoned village deep in the Italian countryside where he becomes trapped due to flooding. His presence in the village unleashes a […]

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