23rd Jan2018

‘The Gifted 1×12: Extraction / 1×13: X-Roads’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

This week, The Gifted ends with a double episode. Making the finale a double bill brings a feature-length ending to the season dealing with not dealing with Dr. Campbell (Garret Dillahunt) but starting a new chapter where surprising lines are drawn. With Dr. Campbell attending an anti-mutant summit to try to drum up national support […]

23rd Jan2018

‘Black Lighting 1×01: The Resurrection’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning strikes (see what I did there?) a new and completely different tone for superhero shows on television and after only one episode, the show feels like it was a show Netflix created and not network television. The pilot […]

23rd Jan2018

‘Rivers of London: Cry Fox #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch | Art by Lee Sullivan | Published by Titan Comics Always a pleasure when a new issue of one of my favourite books drops. I read many comics every month, and some I read through a sense of completion rather than a sense of enjoyment, but can honestly say […]

22nd Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×12: Vaulting Ambition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Last week, the twist that everybody expected happened and for some it was no surprise. This week though, the true twist of the show was unearthed. It seems that Star Trek: Discovery has a few tricks up its sleeves to keep fans hooked, and this one was actually quite surprising. With the Emperor revealed last […]

22nd Jan2018

‘Surviving the Wild’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Jon Voight, Aidan Cullen, Jamie Kennedy, Vail Bloom, Derick Van Orden, Matthew Davis, Sheri Carbone, Susan Coleman | Written by Mark Hefti | Directed by Patrick Alessandrin Following the death of Gus (Jon Voight), his grandson Shaun (Aidan Cullen) can’t seem to let go. So when Gus appears at his own reception, unstartled by his unexpected appearance […]

22nd Jan2018

VOD Vault #9 – Sasq-Watch / Gun Shy

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. It’s been more than a few months since our last installment, so what say we kick off this debut edition for 2018 with two films that share something in common… Comedy! Sasq-Watch Stars: […]

22nd Jan2018

‘Downsizing’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Rolf Lassgård, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis | Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Directed by Alexander Payne One could argue that all of Alexander Payne’s major works – Election, Sideways, The Descendants et al – are about man’s search for meaning. Specifically, a middle-aged man’s search for meaning. […]

19th Jan2018

‘#3Minute Horror: Episode 1 – The Mime’ Review

by Philip Rogers

A business woman (Amelia Gardham) is walking through an underpass whilst texting, when she accidently drops her bag, spilling the contents onto the floor. As she starts to collect her items, she is suddenly notices a mysterious looking figure is stood front of her, a mime who is copying her every move. Although unsettled, she […]

19th Jan2018

‘Coco’ 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 […]

19th Jan2018

‘Fighting American #4′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gordon Rennie | Art by Duke Mighten, PC De La Fuente | Published by Titan Comics This book has been ridiculously good. Smart, funny, sassy, and all delivered in a fantastically deadpan style. Fighting American and Speedboy are endearing with their naivety and adherence to their outdated moral and heroic code, just as […]

19th Jan2018

‘Guns, Gore and Cannoli’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Emma Rees

Guns, Gore and Cannoli is a 2D side scrolling shooter with lots of platforming. Set in the fictional Thugtown during the 1920’s era of prohibition, illegal alcohol trades are taking place and a series of gruesome ‘murders’ have been making the headlines. You play as headstrong mobster, Vinnie Cannoli, who is assigned the task of […]

18th Jan2018

‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.13′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alex Paknadel, Rob Williams | Art by JB Bastos, Luiz Campello | Published by Titan Comics So here we are, the last issue of Year Three of The Eleventh Doctor. The year has been dominated mostly by the ongoing saga of The Sapling, and the pursuit by The Scream. It’s been a fun […]

18th Jan2018

‘The Shanghai Job’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Xing Yu, Hannah Quinlivan, Thomas Price, Lei Wu, Jing Liang, Da Ying, Rong Chang, Lyon Zhang, Ruoxi Wang | Written by Kevin Bernhardt | Directed by Charles Martin Hey everybody, its Britain’s sweetheart Orlando Bloom… You remember Orlando Bloom, the bow and arrow fella from The Lord of […]

18th Jan2018

Digital Shorts: ‘The Coma: Recut’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at The Coma: Recut, a new Korean horror game now available on the Nintendo Switch. In The Coma: Recut, players take on […]

17th Jan2018

‘Terraforming Mars’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Although Terraforming Mars has already been lauded as the best game of 2017 by many and in fact as the best board game ever by a not insignificant number of people, it took me a long time to really see the appeal. There’s no doubt that the concept of transforming the surface of Mars into a habitable […]

17th Jan2018

‘Bad Day For the Cut’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland | Written by Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin | Directed by Chris Baugh Northern Ireland is pretty well known for having its fair share of “troubles” and as such makes for […]

16th Jan2018

‘Viking Siege’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle McTernan, Rosanna Hoult, Craig Russell, Owain Rhys Davies, Alan Booty, Andrew David, Leon Davies, Phil Deguara, Sarah Driver, Philip Dyas, Richard Elis, Michael Geary, James Groom, Charlotte Hughes, Les Kenny-Green | Written by Philip Dyas, Alastar Kirton | Directed by Jack Burton During a wild night of debauchery, a gang of vengeful women […]

16th Jan2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Hammerwatch’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Hammerwatch, a new 16-bit inspired twin-stick shooter. Stop. Hammerwatch time! Sometimes, you have to let Games reviewers get away with an […]

16th Jan2018

‘Battalion’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jesse Richardson, Ellen Williams, Michael Thomson, James Storer, Leigh Walker, Darrell Plumridge, Samuel Peacock, Katie Anderson | Written and Directed by Michael Miller Obviously inspired by Independence Day and Pacific Rim, and no doubt released now to cash-in on the subsequent sequel which is coming very soon, Battalion is a low-budget sci-fi action flick […]

15th Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×11 – The Wolf Inside’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

With the second part of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, it appears that people who have stuck with the show are being rewarded well. Not only did we have a good episode last week that set Discovery on an interesting course, but this week we finally get some long-awaited answers, as well as […]

15th Jan2018

First Impressions: ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been suffering from Dragon Ball video game fatigue of late. Since the days of the PS3 there has been little to differentiate between each new title besides the odd story tweak – otherwise the similar game mechanics and graphics haven’t really warranted buying each and every game. But things […]

15th Jan2018

‘Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cynthia Von Buhler | Art by Cynthia Von Buhler | Published by Titan Comics The first issue of this book I labelled under both ‘quirky’ and ‘well, that was a pleasant surprise’. It’s certainly not a book for everyone, but the Hard Case imprint logo should tell you that anyway. Creator/Writer/Artist Cynthia von […]

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