26th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Leatherface’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephen Dorff, James Bloor, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, Jessica Madsen, Finn Jones, Lili Taylor, Nicole Andrews | Written by Seth M. Sherwood | Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo Want to know the shocking incidents, twisted psychology and outrageous bloodshed that led up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the classic 1974 horror? […]

25th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘King Cohen’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Martin Scorsese, Eric Roberts, Traci Lords, J.J. Abrams, john landis, Robert Forster, Barbara Carrera, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Yaphet Kotto, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Eric Bogosian | Written and Directed by Steve Mitchell Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen. Told through compelling live interviews, […]

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25th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Radius’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Diego Klattenhoff, Charlotte Sullivan, Brett Donahue, Nazariy Demkowicz, Terry Ray | Written and Directed by Caroline Labrèche & Steeve Léonard Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. […]

25th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ’68 Kill’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe, Sheila Vand, Sam Eidson | Written and Directed by Trent Haaga Seemingly inhabiting the same universe as Cheap Thrills, the film he co-wrote with David Chirchirillo, 68 Kill, Trent Haaga’s second feature as director (his first being Chop) is a similar deep-dive into the fringes of American […]

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25th Aug2017

‘Bushwick’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Brittany Snow, Dave Bautista, Angelic Zambrana, Jeremie Harris, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Alex Breaux, Arturo Castro | Written by Nick Damici, Graham Reznick | Directed by Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott Directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Cooties), this pacey U.S. invasion thriller picks up points for its premise, performances and […]

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25th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Freehold’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mim Shaikh, Javier Botet, Mandeep Dhillon, Kola Bokinni, Michael McKell | Written by Dominic Bridges, Rae Brunton | Directed by Dominic Bridges The feature debut from acclaimed commercials director Dom Bridges and written by Rae Brunton (the Outpost franchise) Freehold is a dark urban morality tale with an underlying streak of jet black comedy. […]

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25th Aug2017

Frightfest 2017: ‘Cult of Chucky’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Elisabeth Rosen, Michael Therriault, Zak Santiago, Grace Lynn Kung, Ali Tataryn, Adam Hurtig | Written and Directed by Don Mancini Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica (Dourif) is wrongly convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. […]

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24th Aug2017

‘Alien Reign Of Man’ VOD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Deanna Congo, Torrei Hart, Cameron White, Khu | Written and Directed by Justin Price A flight team becomes stranded on an alien planet while attempting to activate a machine that will restore Earth. Somebody fights an alien monster and there are also space zombies because…reasons? I would bet a fiver that I have put […]

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23rd Aug2017

‘Return of the Living Dead 3′ Blu-ray Review (Vestron Video)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Kent McCord, J. Trevor Edmond, Melinda Clarke, Basil Wallace, Sarah Douglas | Written by John Penney | Directed by Brian Yuzna These days he might be making nonsense like Amphibious Creature of the Deep, but Brian Yuzna’s directorial career began on a high with the excellent body horror satire Society, followed up by a […]

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21st Aug2017

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tawanda Manyimo, Anamaria Marinca | Written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger | Directed by Rupert Sanders Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, […]

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18th Aug2017

‘The Untamed (La Region Salvaje)’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Peláez, Oscar Escalante, Bernarda Trueba | Written by Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela | Directed by Amat Escalante The fourth film from Mexican writer-director Amat Escalante (Heli) mixes social realism and weird sci-fi eroticism to mesmerising effect. Co-written by Escalante and Gibrán Portela, The […]

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18th Aug2017

‘The Dark Tower’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Ben Gavin, Claudia Kim, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Pauling, Michael Barbieri, José Zúñiga | Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel | Directed by Nikolaj Arcel “The man in black fled across the desert, and the […]

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17th Aug2017

‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Melissa Rauch, Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Paget Brewster, Kevin Michael Richardson | Written by Bruce Timm, Jim Krieg | Directed by Sam Liu AKA Dr Harleen Quinzel, Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Originally voice by Days of Our Lives’ Arleen Sorkin, she was created by series writers Bruce […]

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16th Aug2017

‘Bed of the Dead’ VOD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Colin Price, Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn, Dennis Andres, George Krissa | Written and Directed by Jeff Maher Bed of the Dead begins with a fun premise; two young couples spend the night in a sex club to indulge in some four-way shenanigans. Before anyone can barely get a shirt off, however, they find themselves […]

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15th Aug2017

‘House On Elm Lake’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Becca Hirani, Andrew Hollingworth, Faye Goodwin, Lorena Andrea, Tara MacGowran, Oliver Ebsworth, Tony Manders, Kate Lush | Written by Shannon Holiday | Directed by James Klass House on Elm Lake opens with a terrified mother and young son bound and gagged while their knife-wielding patriarch paces and rants. The terror and confusion beams across […]

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15th Aug2017

‘WTF!’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Callie Ott, Nicholas James Reilly, Andrea Hunt, Benjamin Norris, Sarah Agor, Adam Foster, Johnny James Fiore, Perez Hilton, Shawn C. Phillips, Chloe Berman, Cheyann Dillon | Written by Adam Buchalter, Peter Herro, Christopher Centanni | Directed by Peter Herro Three years ago, Rachel (Callie Ott) barely survived a brutal massacre which left her friends murdered. […]

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14th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Dead Shack’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Andres, Lizzie Boys, Hannah Rochelle Burr, Lauren Holly, Gabriel LaBelle, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Taylor St. Pierre, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian | Written by Phil Ivanusic, Davila LeBlanc, Peter Ricq | Directed by Peter Ricq Never underestimate a trio of curious teens…. Tough girl Summer, her smartmouth younger brother Colin and his pushover best friend […]

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14th Aug2017

‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Roland Moller | Written by Kurt Johnstad | Based on “The Coldest City” by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart | Directed by David Leitch An ice cool Charlize Theron kicks plenty of ass in this stylish Cold War […]

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11th Aug2017

‘The Handmaiden’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Tae-ri Kim, Min-hee Kim, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong | Written by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook | Directed by Park Chan-wook Based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel, Fingersmith, Park Chan-wook’s first feature since 2013’s Stoker is a ravishing feminist fable, full of fantastically cruel twists. It’s sensual, funny, nasty, brilliantly acted, beautifully shot and exquisitely […]

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11th Aug2017

Second Opinion: ‘The Ice Cream Truck’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Deanna Russo, Emil Johnsen, John Redlinger, Sam Schweikert, Hilary Barraford, Bailey Anne Borders, Dan Sutter, Dana Gaier | Written and Directed by Megan Freels Johnston Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their […]

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10th Aug2017

‘Kung Fu Yoga’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jackie Chan, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahman, Miya Muqi, Sonu Sood, Paul Philip Clark, Yixing Zhang, Yuxian Shang, Jiang Wen, Eric Tsang, Guoli Zhang | Written and Directed by Stanley Tong Rumble in the Bronx was the film that, finally, broke Hollywood’s doors down for Jackie Chan. Well, with Kung Fu Yoga, Chan […]

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10th Aug2017

Review Round-Up: All Eyez on Me Mummy’s Rough Night

by Phil Wheat

Not only are the Cinema Geeks bringing their movie reviews to their podcast, but to help supplement the reviews they do in the actual podcast, each month they will be giving us their quick takes on the months new releases – in this case US releases for the month of June 2017. Each release will […]

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