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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27th Jan2015

‘Treehouse’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: J. Michael Trautmann, Dana Melanie, Clint James, Darren Kennedy, Daniel Fredrick, Shannon Knopke, Victoria Spencer Smith, Chance Nichols, Nick Herra, Caleb Cox, Vincent Michael-Smith | Written by Alex Child, Miles Harrington | Directed by Michael G. Bartlett After breaking curfew to party with some friends, Killian and his brother discover a treehouse in the […]

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26th Jan2015

‘Big Hero 6′ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph, Abraham Benrubi | Written by Jordan Roberts, Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird | Directed by Don Hall, Chris Williams Cursory Wikipedia research suggests that Disney’s latest animated feature bears little resemblance to the […]

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25th Jan2015

‘Toy Soldiers’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr., Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff, R. Lee Ermey, Denholm Elliott, George Perez, T.E. Russell, Shawn Phelan, Michael Champion, Mason Adams | Written by Daniel Petrie Jr., David Koepp | Directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. Regis High School, an exclusive prep school for delinquent teenage boys, becomes the target […]

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25th Jan2015

‘The Boxtrolls’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Nika Futterman, Maurice LaMarche | Written by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava | Directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi Below the streets of Cheesebridge live the Boxtrolls, a community of cave-dwelling and cardboard box-wearing creatures, who are believed to […]

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24th Jan2015

‘Ex Machina’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander | Written and Directed by Alex Garland It’s rare these days to find a sci-fi that doesn’t bog you down in condescending exposition for the first half an hour, boring you senseless with background and character history to the point that you’re unlikely to care all that much when the story […]

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24th Jan2015

‘Draft Day’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Sean Combs, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn | Written by Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph | Directed by Ivan Reitman OK, so it’s fair to say I’m not a sports guy. I hated playing sports in high school, I don’t watch sports […]

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23rd Jan2015

‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Matt Lanter, Jason O’Mara, Nathan Fillion, Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson | Written by Heath Corson | Directed by Ethan Spaulding PLOT: When the Kingdom of Altantis prepares to retaliate for an attack on their people by the US Military, it is up to the Justice League to stop this rising threat while Arthur Curry finds […]

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23rd Jan2015

‘Coherence’ DVD Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Alex Manugian, Lauren Maher, Hugo Armstrong | Written and Directed by James Ward Byrkit Coherence centres on eight friends enjoying a very grown up, suburban dinner party. A comet is passing by Earth and changes to the atmosphere are making some of them jumpy […]

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23rd Jan2015

‘Honeymoon’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown | Written by Leigh Jeniak, Phil Graziadei | Directed by Leigh Jeniak Honeymoon follows a newlywed couple Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) honeymooning in an old cabin in isolated Canada. Their initial romance soon begins to fade as strange occurrences begin and Bea starts acting mysteriously towards […]

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22nd Jan2015

‘The Search for Weng Weng’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

It’s safe to say that a lot of my fellow cinephiles reading this have at least one cinematic obsession. You may devote a lot of time and money building up a library of films and merchandise relating to that specific obsession. Some devote Facebook pages, blogs and books to their cinematic pride and joy. Then […]

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22nd Jan2015

‘Ghost Bride’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Yoson An, Rebekah Palmer, Fiona Feng, Catheryn Wu, Geeling Ng, Charles Chan, Ian Mune | Written and Directed by David Blyth I get a perverse  thrill out of terrible dialogue in movies. You know what I mean – the kind of cliched, hackneyed writing that sounds like it came right out of some washed-up actor’s mouth on […]

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21st Jan2015

‘The Scarehouse’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Katherine Barrell, Jennifer Miller, Teagan Vincze, Emily Alatalo, Dani Barker, Ivana Stojanovic, Brad Everett, Jack Ettlinger, Alex Harrouch, Jonathan Dubsky, Sean Kaufmann, Tanya Bevan, Scott Cavalheiro | Written and Directed by Gavin Michael Booth The Scarehouse is a solid contained horror film mixed with found footage when away from the […]

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21st Jan2015

‘Woodfalls’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Matthew Ferdenzi, Michelle Crane, Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Tyron Maynard, Maggie Daniels, Joseph Law, Rachel Marwood, Virginia Byron, Andrew McDonald, Marlene Abuah, Rob Timbrell, David Luke, Anthony Abuah | Written and Directed by David Campion Woodfalls focusses on a family of Irish travellers who have recently moved into a rural town. Quickly they find themselves in […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Ejecta’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Richings, Adam Seybold, Lisa Houle, Mark Gibson, Justin Darmanin, Ry Barrett, Ari Millen, Cat Hostick, Tony Burgess, Jason David Brown, Matt Griffin | Written by Tony Burgess | Directed by Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele Aliens can be annoying, especially with all the probing and implanting they seem to do. Ejecta features a character that […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Carnal Haven’ / ‘Her Last Fling’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

CARNAL HAVEN (dir: Carlos Tobalina, 1976) “Sharon has the ‘Gypsy Grip’… But John knows the ‘Inka Knot’” Not every couple has amazing sex. Thankfully, for those couples out there who suffer, you are not alone! You see, we have four couple who each have their own problems and hang ups. Firstly, we have Leslie and […]

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19th Jan2015

‘Drones’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Eloise Mumford, Jack Bowles, Whip Hubley, William Russ, Amir Khalighi, Mae Aswell, Vivan Dugré, Drea Garcia, Treasure Mallory, Nishi Munshi | Written by Matt Witten | Directed by Rick Rosenthal The use of drones not only in warfare but for spying, reporting new and even delivering packages is a controversial subject and one that is […]

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18th Jan2015

‘Into the Woods’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour | Written by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim | Directed by Rob Marshall Rob Marshall has had plenty of success in the world […]

17th Jan2015

‘Down Dog’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jason Durr, Nick Moran, Orla O’Rourke, Tom Goodman-Hill, Dylan Llewellyn, Naomi Battrick, Poppy Drayton, Chetna Pandya, Neil Toon | Written by Andres Dussan, Simon Nye, Lawrence Tallis | Directed by Andres Dussan Frank Clayton, a high flying business man in the sex toy industry, a ladies man and a sex addict neglects his family to […]

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