18th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Pledge’ & ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Review(s)

by Phil Wheat

[NOTE: To talk about either of the films below too much would spoil the wonderful delights within, so the following reviews are as vague as possible whilst touching on some salient points in both films] PLEDGE Stars: Phillip Andre Botello, Erica Boozer, Zachery Byrd, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Aaron Dalla Villa, Jean-Louis Droulers, Joe Gallagher, Jesse Pimentel, […]

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18th Aug2018

‘The Kissing Booth’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Carson White, Hilton Pelser, Judd Krok, Sanda Shandu, Joshua Daniel Eady, D. David Morin, Bianca Bosch, Jessica Sutton, Molly Ringwald  | Written and Directed by Vince Marcello When Elle Evans (Joey King), a pretty, late-bloomer who’s never-been-kissed, decides to run a kissing booth at her high school’s Spring Carnival, she […]

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17th Aug2018

‘The Equalizer 2′ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Jonathan Scarfe, Kazy Tauginas, Garrett Golden, Sakina Jaffrey, Tamara Hickey, Karen Strong | Written by Richard Wenk | Directed by Antoine Fuqua Denzel Washington returns as ultra-violent vigilante Robert McCall in this slick sequel that marks the actor’s fourth collaboration with director […]

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17th Aug2018

‘Extinction’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch, Erica Tremblay, Lex Shrapnel, Emma Booth, Lilly Aspell, Mike Colter, Israel Broussard | Written by Spenser Cohen, Brad Kane | Directed by Ben Young A family man is plagued by dreams of loss. But his dreams turn out to be more prophetic than paranoid when the planet is […]

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17th Aug2018

‘Bennett’s Song’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tara Reid, Harley Wallen, Calhoun Koenig, Aphrodite Nikolovski, Dennis Haskins, Victoria Mullen | Written by Nancy Oeswein | Directed by Harley Wallen Starring and directed by Harley Wallen, and written by Nancy Oeswein, Bennett’s Song follows two very modern families and a young girl with big music dreams. Starring Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado), Harley Wallen […]

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17th Aug2018

‘The Festival’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun, Claudia O’Doherty, Jemaine Clement, Hannah Tointon, Kurt Yaeger, Noel Fielding, Nick Frost, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Leigh Williams, Lizzy Connolly | Written by Keith Akushie, Joe Parham | Directed by Iain Morris The team behind the enormous British cultural phenomenon The Inbetweeners returns to screens with The Festival after multiple dips in […]

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16th Aug2018

‘Still/Born’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson, Michael Ironside, Jenn Griffin | Written by Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan | Directed by Brandon Christensen For Mary, the joy of her infant son Adam’s birth is overshadowed by the devastating stillborn death of his twin brother Thomas. Concerned husband Jack relocates them to a spacious new home […]

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16th Aug2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward | Written by John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck | Directed by John Krasinski Imagine a world where making even the tiniest noise could get you torn to pieces by a scary alien monster. That’s the killer premise behind A Quiet Place, an original […]

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15th Aug2018

‘Fanged Up’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Vas Blackwood, Stephen Marcus, Steven Berkoff, Lauren Socha, Chris R. Wright, Huw Samuel, Roland Manookian | Written by Nick Nevern, Daniel O’Reilly | Directed by Christian James Okay so on paper this reads as a low-budget British vampire-comedy set in a prison starring WWE Superstar Stu Bennett, The […]

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15th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Lifechanger’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elitsa Bako, Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, Bill Oberst Jr., Rachel Vanduzer | Written and Directed by Justin McConnell Lifechanger is a Canadian film. You might not think Canada is best known for its horror movies but it’s delivered some very good ones and some very important ones. From Black […]

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14th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Knuckleball’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Kathleen Munroe, Luca Villacis | Written by Kevin Cockle, Michael Peterson | Directed by Michael Peterson Somewhere in western Canada is a farmhouse. A seemingly ordinary and simple farmhouse with a seemingly nice and normal farmer named Jacob (Ironside) residing within. There would be no reason to fear this farmhouse, […]

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14th Aug2018

‘The Secret of Marrowbone’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne | Written and Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez Three brothers and a sister have just lost their mother. After her death they fear to be separated, so to protect themselves and […]

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13th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ […]

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13th Aug2018

‘The Death of Superman’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, Nyambi Nyambi, Jason O’Mara, Rocky Carroll, Trevor Devall | Written by Peter Tomasi | Directed by Jake Castorena, Sam Liu Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, The Death of Superman – the latest […]

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13th Aug2018

‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Andy Garcia, Celia Imrie, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Omid Djalili, Stellan Skarsgård, Cher, Colin Firth | Written and Directed by Ol Parker Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again doesn’t need any real insightful introduction as it is, of course, […]

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10th Aug2018

‘The Domestics’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin, David Dastmalchian, Sonoya Mizuno, Laura Cayouette, Lance Reddick | Written and Directed by Mike P. Nelson This entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller marks an auspicious feature debut for sound designer-turned-writer-director Mike P. Nelson. Essentially it’s The Road meets The Warriors, with a bit of Mad Max: The Road Warrior thrown in for […]

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10th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Mega Time Squad’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Morgan Albrecht, Linda Allen, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Jonny Brugh, Milo Cawthorne, Charles Chan, Mohi Critchley, Hetty Gaskall-Haan, Arlo Gibson, Mick Innes, Ash Jones, Stephanie Liebert, Mathew Loo, Frankie Mac, Josh McKenzie, Sam Morgan, Lewis Roscoe, Axl Scott, Tian Tan, Barney Teng, Anton Tennet, Paul Trimmer, Simon Ward, Matt Weavers, William Wei, Eruera Wilton, […]

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10th Aug2018

‘The Meg’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Winston Chao, Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor | Written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber | Directed by Jon Turteltaub The Meg may seem like a film you would watch late at night on a basic cable channel but the $150 million dollar […]

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10th Aug2018

‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Eric Bauza, Michael Bolton, Nicolas Cage, Joey Cappabianca, Greg Davies, John DiMaggio, Halsey | Written by Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath | Directed by Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail It seems to the Teens that all the major […]

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09th Aug2018

‘Euthanizer’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Hannamaija Nikander, Jari Virman, Matti Onnismaa, Heikki Nousiainen, Pihla Penttinen, Jouko Puolanto, Santtu Karvonen, Alina Tomnikov, Ilari Johansson, Rami Rusinen, Olli Rahkonen | Written and Directed by Teemu Nikki Although it’s not the biggest sub genre, Finnish horror has produced a few good movies. Lake Bodom had some success outside of it’s home country, Dark Floors […]

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09th Aug2018

‘Journeyman’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, Anthony Welsh | Written and Directed by Paddy Considine After winning a punishing title defence on points, world middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine) collapses. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not […]

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08th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Cam’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson, Melora Walters | Written by Isa Mazzei | Directed by Daniel Goldhaber The internet. The great democratiser. In the case of sex work it has allowed women to take control of how, when and where they work – mainly through cam sites like Adultwork, Chaturbate, MFC […]

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