01st Oct2016

‘Luke Cage 1×01: Moment of Truth’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“UPS ain’t the only brown that delivers.” Actor Mike Colter’s guarded, injured, and ultimately good-hearted turn as Luke Cage was one of the few pleasures the first season of Jessica Jones had to offer. On his own and grounded in a much more immediate and organic sense of place and moment, he doesn’t disappoint. Luke Cage, adapted from the […]

30th Sep2016

‘The Out-Laws (aka Clan): The Complete First Season’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

It is fair to say that if the UK or America handled The Out-Laws (aka Clan) it would be just another Suburban Housewives. Thankfully though the Dutch have a darker sense of humour and we are treated to a tale of potential homicide where things never go to plan. The Out-Laws is the tale of […]

26th Sep2016

‘The History of the WWE Hardcore Championship 24/7′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you’ve been a WWE fan for long enough, you’ll know both the good and the bad side of the Hardcore Title. For the most part though you’ll have fond memories of the title that started as a joke, but slowly gained credibility. Now the The History of the WWE Hardcore Championship 24/7 has been […]

23rd Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×10: The Winds of Winter’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Promise me, Ned.” Olenna Tyrell sits all in black in the water gardens of Dorne, surrounded by beautiful women bent on revenge. “Cersei stole the future from me,” she tells Ellaria. Her enemy’s crime is so vast, so terrible that it cannot be described as the destruction of places or people. Instead it is the transformation, […]

22nd Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×09: Battle of the Bastards’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I lived with him.” Violence is a form of intimacy. To cut into another person’s body, to reveal the secret machinery of their existence, is an incredible violation, yes, but it’s also about the closest, physically, two people can be. The dead of the Battle of Winterfell form a hill together, a single massive edifice […]

22nd Sep2016

‘The Booth at the End: The Complete Series 1 & 2′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to television shows, a lot tend to follow a successful formula. In the cutthroat world where shows have to survive year to year, it seems that “different” can be a risk not worth taking. However The Booth at the End is different and with the release of the show on DVD we […]

21st Sep2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×08: No One’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“He died fighting.” The Blackfish dies offscreen in a lonely stairwell, his last words a wry observation that he hasn’t been in a proper sword fight in years and that he’ll most likely embarrass himself. The Waif dies in the dark under Braavos, skewered by the girl she tormented and beat, her face given to […]

21st Sep2016

‘CSI: Cyber – The Complete Season One’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz, Hayley Kiyoko | Created by Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker When a new CSI show is premiered it has a hard task to live up to the shows that have run before them. This was one problem with CSI: Cyber. We last […]

07th Jun2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×07: The Broken Man’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Violence is a disease.” Possession, loss, reclamation; these are mile markers on the endless circuit of war down which great houses and their hapless draftees trudge, marching ever lower on a corkscrew path like a frozen whirlpool, like a huge mouth sucking up men and spitting out corpses. But why? Why keep fighting even, as […]

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07th Jun2016

‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

With the release of The Tunnel, it had a big job to do. Being the remake of The Bridge, it had to make it out of the Nordic Noir show’s shadow. With the first season it arguable managed to do this, but can it do it again with The Tunnel: Sabotage? The Tunnel: Sabotage brings together the team of […]

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31st May2016

‘WWE Extreme Rules 2016′ Review

by Chris Cummings

WWE’s annual Extreme Rules PPV always finds itself full of gimmick matches such as table matches, ladder matches, street fights and things of that nature, so it’s no surprise that the 2016 version of Extreme Rules is also full of these types of matches. Sometimes it can result in overkill, other times it can result […]

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31st May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×06: Blood of My Blood’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s not an easy thing, admitting to yourself who you really are.” Fanatics, dragonriders, face-peeling assassins, and the walking dead. ‘Blood of My Blood’, the sixth episode of Game of Thrones‘ riveting sixth season, spent its hour marrying intimate moments of introspection to towering spectacle as deftly as the High Sparrow facilitated his erasure of the […]

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23rd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×05: The Door’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Hodor.” It feels strange to learn something so grave and so terrible in a scene less than a minute long. The Children of the Forest made their own destroyers, sacrificing men on the roots of their heart trees and giving them a new and awful life as the White Walkers, a bitter sword forged to […]

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16th May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

So, we are heading quickly towards WWE’s second May PPV, Extreme Rules, and there are lots of rematches from Payback likely to happen at that show. I hope this doesn’t mean the product will be stale for the next month or so, but we shall see. RAW (9th May 2016) Results: Baron Corbin defeated Dolph […]

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16th May2016

‘WWE – The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I’ve often said that I find the history WWE Blu-Ray releases the best, so when one was released celebrating the US Championship I was obviously looking forward to it. Although we often see people like John Cena dominating the belt these days it has one of the more interesting histories of any of the belts. […]

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16th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×04: Book of the Stranger’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Don’t you wish we could go back to the day we left?” The human desire for catharsis is primal and powerful. Hurt, we want succor and revenge. Slighted, we want justice. ‘Book of the Stranger’ is a complex portrait, sometimes lovely, sometimes gruesome, of what those impulses mean and how they impact our lives. In […]

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09th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×03: Oathbreaker’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I fought. I lost. Now I rest.” Alliser Thorne dies steeled with the conviction that, torn between his oath to his Lord Commander and his love and loyalty for the Night’s Watch itself as he sees it, he did the right thing. His dilemma is hardly unique. It’s a permutation, after all, of Jaime’s infamous […]

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08th May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

So, we just had WWE Payback and now we enter a new week of WWE… Let’s go. RAW (2nd May 2016) Results: Cesaro and Kevin Owens wrestled to a no-contest Tyler Breeze pinned Goldust Big Cass & The New Day beat The Dudleys and The Vaudevillains Emma beat Becky Lynch Rusev won a Battle Royale […]

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08th May2016

‘WWE Payback 2016′ Review

by Chris Cummings

So, the post-WrestleMania PPV, Payback, has happened (over a week ago now) and it was a night of good, bad and in-between but it was fresh and had a feel of something new, like WWE are making an effort to build new stars (finally). Results: Kick-Off Show: Kalisto retained his US Title against Ryback Kick-Off […]

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02nd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.” Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at […]

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01st May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

We are quickly approaching WWE Payback, and this week will be the “final sell” before the PPV. Let’s see what WWE can offer to get us to watch their annual May event. RAW (25th April 2016) Results: AJ Styles pinned Sheamus Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows beat The Uso’s in their RAW debut Sami Zayn […]

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26th Apr2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

This week we stay on the road to Payback in the aftermath of WrestleMania season. The roster has been shuffled up a little and some new faces are plodding around Raw, Smackdown and NXT. Let’s see what this past week brought us, shall we? RAW (18th April 2016) Results: Chris Jericho beat Sami Zayn via […]

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