27th May2015

‘Island of Death’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Ray Richardson, Marios Tartas, Efi Bani, Clay Half, Jeremy Rousseau, Elizabeth Spader, Nikos Tsachiridis, Mike Murtagh | Written and Directed by Niko Mastorakis My tastes in movies tends to be quite broad, but I will always have a love of hunting out the controversial and extreme.  This […]

26th May2015

‘Surface Tension #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Jay Gunn | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 36pp Surface Tension is another entry in Titan Comics comic output, and fits into their portfolio in that all the books they have been publishing have been different in tone, in style, in genre. You also get here 36 pages of […]

25th May2015

‘Whiplash’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair | Written and Directed by Damian Chazelle I’m not going to tell you anything you haven’t already heard; Whiplash is great, even (perhaps especially) if you’re not particularly into jazz drumming. J.K. Simmons ought […]

25th May2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×07: The Gift’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Have you ever sowed the field, Lady Olenna?  Have you ever reaped the grain?” Everybody in ‘The Gift” is trying to lend a helping hand, but from the irascible Olenna to the desperate ser Jorah they’re all operating with one eye squeezed shut against the unpleasant realities of their world. As Myrcella informs her uncle/father Jaime […]

25th May2015

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

24th May2015

‘Wrestlemania 31′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

It’s time once more for that big show of the year, the show of shows, the grand-daddy of them all, the biggest professional wrestling and sports entertainment event for fans and performers that there is. This year, held in California, the event features many matches featuring big names from the past and present of WWE, […]

24th May2015

Book Review: ‘The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road’

by Paul Metcalf

Mad Max is officially back in Mad Max: Fury Road and one of the things that attracts people to the film most is the visually stunning action scenes.  With this being a focal point it should be no surprise that an art book has been released to give a glimpse behind the scenes.  The Art […]

24th May2015

Book Review: ‘Inside VFX’

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a movie geek like me you tend to look beyond what you see on-screen to what happens behind the scenes.  For horror fans the “CGI” can be a dreaded thing, but it also is a necessary thing, especially as movies become bigger and more extravagant.  As filmgoers though we tend to not […]

22nd May2015

‘Blood & Gourd: Issue 1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jenz K. Lund, D.H. Shultis | Art by Dave Acosta | Pencils by Juan Albarran | Published by Dead Peasant Humour and horror do not always make the best bedfellows, and it takes some skill to combine those two themes into something that works, be it up on the big screen or within […]

22nd May2015

‘Life is Strange – Episode 3: Chaos Theory’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you’ve played the first two episodes of Life is Strange you’ll already know that it wears its geek crown proudly, to hipster levels of whimsy.  Now that the third episode Chaos Theory has been released we have hit the episode where the game has revealed its ace card and truly become something special, to […]

22nd May2015

‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yû Aoi, Jessica Boone, Ayano Fukuda, Arata Furuta, Adam Gibbs, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, David Matranga, Haruma Miura, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Rob Mungle, Emily Neves, Shun Oguri, Chikao Ohtsuka, Maaya Sakamoto, Miyuki Sawashiro | Written by Harutoshi Fukui, Kiyoto Takeuchi | Directed by Shinji Aramaki 2977: Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the […]

21st May2015

‘Pieces of Talent’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: David Long, Kristi Ray, Taylor Kowalski, Barbara Weetman, Jon Stafford, Nate Panning, Joy Merrow, Shane Callahan, John Marchioni, Simon Crist, Shaun O’Rourke, Johnny Blanton, Patt Noday, Donna Stamm | Written by Joe Stauffer, David Long | Directed by Joe Stauffer Those who know me personally within certain circles know that I have something of […]

21st May2015

‘The Scopia Effect’ VOD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with The […]

21st May2015

‘A.W.O.L.’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson. Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi, George McDaniel, Eric Karson, Ash Adams, William T. Amos, Roz Bosley, Dennis Rucker, Billy Blanks | Written by Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme | Directed by Sheldon Lettich When looking at eighties action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme […]

20th May2015

‘Barely Lethal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Thomas Mann, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dan Fogler, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Krosney, Gabriel Basso, Toby Sebastian, Steve-O, Rob Huebel | Written by John D’Arco | Directed by Kyle Newman Sometimes it pays to have friends with cable TV in the States. Otherwise I’m sure I’d be […]

20th May2015

‘A Most Violent Year’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks, Jerry Adler, Quinn Meyers, Chester Jones, Ashley Williams, Glenn Fleshler, Jimmy Palumbo, Daisy Tahan | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor There are some movies that you come away from knowing that you liked it, loved the way […]

19th May2015

‘The Cobbler’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Method Man, Adam B. Shapiro, Ellen Barkin, Evan Neumann, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dascha Polanco, Dustin Hoffman, Yul Vasquez, Kim Cloutier | Written by Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado | Directed by Thomas McCarthy Max Simkin (Sandler) is a fourth generation cobbler working in the same New York shop that has […]

19th May2015

‘Schrodinger’s Cat & the Raiders of the Lost Quark’ Review (Xbox One)

by Phil Wheat

Cooked up by the team behind the point and click trilogy Hector: Badge of Carnage and featuring the voice talent of the brilliant A.J. LoCascio (known for his role as Marty McFly in Telltale Games’ Back to the Future), Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is set in The Particle Zoo, where […]

18th May2015

‘WWE Payback 2015′ – Results & Review

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so it’s time for one of those B-shows of the annual WWE calendar, Payback, a show that, on-paper, sounds okay, but isn’t offering too much in terms of fresh or exciting new feuds in my view. We’ll see how the matches go, shall we? The opening match on the “Kick-off” show saw Stardust lose […]

18th May2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×06: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“What do we do with the bodies after we clean them?” Two people are bathed in the course of ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.’  One is a corpse being laid to rest in the House of Black and White while the other is Sansa Stark, betrothed of Ramsay Bolton.  Arya discovers that the bodies of those who […]

18th May2015

‘The Haunting of Radcliffe House’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Adam Thomas Wright, Richard Dillane, Howard Lee, Jonathan Jaynes, Rebecca Calder, Steve Oram, David J. Peel, Mark Heenehan, Stephen Chance | Written and Directed by Nick Willing When it comes to ghost stories focused on haunted houses my personal favourites are The Haunting and The Legend of Hell […]

18th May2015

‘Mad Men 7×14: Person to Person’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I want to keep things as normal as possible, and you not being here is part of that.” ‘Person to Person’ is Mad Men‘s final hour, and it opens with Don driving as fast as he can through the middle of a blasted wasteland.  He’s running for the sake of making distance, drawing out wild trajectories […]

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