28th May2018

‘Ghost House’ VOD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hébert, Mark Boone Junior, Michael S. New, Elana Krausz, Kevin Ragsdale, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Rich Lee Gray, Katrina Grey | Written by Rich Ragsdale, Kevin O’Sullivan, Jason Chase Tyrrell | Directed by Rich Ragsdale Jim and Julie are vacationing in Thailand where Julie falls in love with photographing the Thai […]

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28th May2018

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson | Written by T.S. Nowlin | Directed by Wes Ball This third and final entry in the Maze Runner franchise gives the YA series a rousing send-off, stream-lining the books’ overly complex […]

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25th May2018

‘Midnight Cowboy’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Georgann Johnson | Written by Waldo Salt | Directed by John Schlesinger “Where’s that Joe Buck?” the Texan locals ask. Here he is: it’s Jon Voight, a New Yorker playing a Deep Southern wannabe gigolo in flamboyant cowboy getup. Voight looks as pretty as his daughter […]

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24th May2018

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Jon Favreau | Written by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Directed by Ron Howard Fans of the Star Wars movies could be forgiven for having “a bad feeling about this” when it was announced that director Ron Howard […]

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24th May2018

‘Blessed are the Children’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kaley Ball, Keni Bounds, Arian Thigpen, Jordan Boyd, Michael Kinslow, David Moncrief, Cheryl Abernathy, Jennifer Wilder, Hope Prybylski, Claire Mayronne, George Mayronne | Written by Chris Moore, Chris Wesley | Directed by Chris Moore After being dumped by her violent boyfriend, things soon become worse for Traci Paterson (Kaley Ball) as she finds out […]

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22nd May2018

‘Bella in the Wych Elm’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Barry Anscomb-Moon, Matias Barnes, Peter Grail, Jim Heal, ‘Tatty’ Dave Jones, Lee Mark Jones, Sarah L. Page, Ria Parfitt, Richard Quarterman, James Taylor, Traci Templer, James Underwood | Written and Directed by Thomas Lee Rutter In 1943 a group of boys wondering the woodland of Hagley Hall discovered the remains of an unknown woman […]

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21st May2018

‘Carnivore: Werewolf of London’ Review

by Andy Stewart

Stars: Ben Loyd-Holmes, Atlanta Johnson, Gregory Cox, Molly Ruskin, Ethan Ruskin, Matthew Bancroft, Adam Logan, Yana Penrose, Dani Thompson, Shaquille Taylor, Adrian Blake, James Ayling | Written and Directed by Simon Wells I love werewolf movies. I really do. The struggle between man and the beast within is a timeless idea and one that, told well, can […]

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21st May2018

‘Coco’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Sofía Espinosa, Edward James Olmos | Written by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich | Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Having explored the inner workings of human consciousness in Inside Out, the animation geniuses at Pixar turn their collective imaginations to the […]

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16th May2018

‘Tremors: Cold Day in Hell’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Gross, Jaime Kennedy, Tanya van Graan, Greg Kriek, Jay Anstey | Written by John Whelpley | Directed by Don Michael Paul In this, the sixth film in the long-running Tremors franchise, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) are called to a research facility in the frozen tundra of […]

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15th May2018

‘Soft Matter’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, Mary Anzalone, Devyn Placide, Mark Blumberg, Catherine Grady, David Dillard, Sam Stinson, Mykal Monroe, Bradley Creel, Ruby Epkins | Written and Directed by Jim Hickcox Soft Matter certainly has originality on its side. A story that somehow manages to mix two trendy graffiti artists, two immortality-obsessed scientists and […]

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15th May2018

‘Deadpool 2′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Julian Dennison, Stefan Kapicic, T.J. Miller, Terry Crews, Bill Skarsgard, Rob Delaney, Shioli Kutsuna, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds | Directed by David Leitch The Merc with the Mouth is back! Hot on the heels of […]

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15th May2018

‘Mother’s Doll’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Amy Crowdis, Robin Lord Taylor, Josh Caras, Geneva Carr, Shirley Knight, David Pirrie | Written and Directed by Alejandro Daniel Calvo When her overbearing mother dies, young Melanie (Amy Crowdis) is understandably torn by grief. To cope with her loss, she does what any teenager would do – craft a life-size doll to fill […]

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14th May2018

‘Batman Ninja’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Roger Craig Smith, Tony Hale, Grey Griffin, Tara Strong, Fred Tatasciore, Yuri Lowenthal, Adam Croasdell, Will Friedle, Tom Kenny, Eric Bauza | English language version written by Leo Chu, Eric Garcia | Directed by Jumpei Mizusaki There have been many, many Batman movies over the years – from the 60s movie, […]

14th May2018

‘Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Ali Bastian, Guy Faulkner, Charlie Wernham, James Tratas, Ben Freeman, Denis Khoroshko, Ryan Winsley, Cheryl Burniston, Kate Parnell, Oleg Hill, Michael Elkin, Kevin Mathurin, Taryn Bishop | Written and Directed by Nicholas Winter France 2016 the European Cup. A group of English football hooligans are chased down and cornered by their vicious Russian rivals […]

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11th May2018

‘Revenge’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède | Written and Directed by Coralie Fargeat French writer-director Coralie Fargeat makes a spectacular debut with Revenge, a stylish and super-violent thriller that brings a female perspective to the rape revenge genre and delivers a powerful kick to the unmentionables in the process. The […]

11th May2018

‘Anon’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O’Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, Sebastian Pigott, Rachel Roberts, Ethan Tavares, Marco Grazzini, Conrad Coates | Written and Directed by Andrew Niccol Writer-director Andrew Niccol has made a career out of depicting tech-enhanced dystopias, whether it’s his 1997 debut Gattaca (genetic engineering), his script for […]

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09th May2018

’3 Hours Until Dead’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Hennigan, Michelle Taylor, Eric Etebari, Joseph Gatt, J. Michael Evans | Written by J. Amanda Sabater | Directed by Steven LaMorte FYI: With the film now released on VOD in the UK, under a new title, here’s a reposting of our review of Never Leave Alive – now known as 3 Hours Until […]

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08th May2018

‘SWAT: 24 Hours’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Sizemore, Mischa Barton, Timothy Woodward Jr., Michael Paré, Marlon Young, Jeremy London, Said Faraj, Matt Cinquanta, Chris Jai Alex, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Jayde Rossi, Omid Zader, Kerry Knuppe, Catherine Fetsco | Written by Lauren De Normandie | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. SWAT: 24 Hours follows the LAPD, the FBI and an […]

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08th May2018

‘Metropolitan’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Edward Clements, Carolyn Farina, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols, Allison Parisi | Written and Directed by Whit Stillman One might think of Whit Stillman’s minor hit debut as the uptown, Eastside answer to Richard Linklater’s Slacker, which was also released in 1990. Between them they set the template for many a late-century indie: a loose […]

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07th May2018

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Features the voices of: Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Morwenna Banks, Teresa Gallagher, Rasmus Hardiker, Rebecca Kidd, Kate Winslet | Written by Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, David Freedman, Lynda Freedman | Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi Mary and the Witch’s Flower is the first film from Studio Ponoc. This studio […]

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04th May2018

Sci-Fi London 2018: ‘Chimera’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison, Karishma Ahluwalia, Jennifer Gjulameti, Raviv Haeems, Kaavya Jayaram | Written and Directed by Maurice Haeems ‘Medical horror’ is strange sub genre that could contain a wide range of movies. From The Fly to The Human Centipede trilogy to Frankenstein to Re-Animator. Each of those movies is very […]

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03rd May2018

‘Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alina Babak, Valeriya Dmitrieva, Igor Khripunov, Evgeniya Loza, Sergey Pokhodaev, Valentin Sadiki, Vladimir Seleznyov | Written and Directed by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy There is an ancient ritual known to humankind for more than a hundred years…According to the legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door […]

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