12th Aug2022

‘Secret Headquarters’ Review (Paramount+)

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: Owen Wilson, Michael Peña, Walker Scobell, Momona Tamada, Keith L. Williams | Written by Christopher L. Yost, Josh Koenigsberg, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains […]

11th Aug2022

‘They/Them’ Review

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: Theo Germaine, Kevin Bacon, Quei Tann, Austin Crute, Monique Kim | Written and Directed by John Logan Campers at an LGBTQ+ conversion camp endure unsettling psychological techniques while the campsite is stalked by a mysterious killer. John Logan‘s They/Them is absolutely one of the weirdest slasher films in years. First thing’s first – why […]

10th Aug2022

‘The Dead Girl in Apartment 03’ VOD Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Bryan Manley Davis, Laura Dooling, Jennie Osterman, Jasmine Peck, Frank Wihbey, Adrienne King, Michael Schantz | Written and Directed by Kurtis Spieler Let’s clear one thing up before we start, The Dead Girl in Apartment 03 is billed as being “From the director of New York Ninja”. But it’s directed not by John Liu […]

10th Aug2022

‘Allegoria’ Review

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: John Ennis, Krsy Fox, Bryce Johnson, Edward Hong, Adam Marcinowski | Written and Directed by Spider One A timid actress, a tortured painter, a pretentious writer, a psychotic sculptor and a rock band all become entangled when their insecurities manifest themselves into monsters and ghouls. Have you ever seen a movie that bored you […]

09th Aug2022

‘Of the Devil’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Lucas Sequeira, Jonathan Stoddard, Daniela Palavecino, Eileen Dietz, Robert LaSardo, Roslyn Gentle, Vernon Wells, Devanny Pinn, Vicki Gunvalson | Written and Directed by Kelton Jones Of the Devil sees actor Kelton Jones (Miranda Veil, Escape from Area 51) return to the directors’ chair five years after helming his disturbing first feature, Dry Blood. This […]

09th Aug2022

‘Safe House 1618’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jasmine Day, Matison Card, Brittney Carpenter, Jesse Davis, Andrew Hook, Ryan Fredericks | Written and Directed by Calvin T. Shepherd Safe House 1618 is the latest film about criminals on the run taking refuge in a house that turns out not to be nearly as safe as they thought. From Fight for Your Life […]

09th Aug2022

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Blu-ray Review

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Jim Carrey, James Marsden | Written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller, John Whittington | Directed by Jeff Fowler After settling in Green Hills, Sonic (voice of Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. […]

08th Aug2022

‘Luck’ Review (Apple TV)

by Caillou Pettis

Features the voices of: Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg | Written by Kiel Murray | Directed by Peggy Holmes Suddenly finding herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, the unluckiest person in the world must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around… Few animated movies are […]

08th Aug2022

‘LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation’ Review (Disney+)

by Caillou Pettis

Featuring the voices of: Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Helen Sadler, Omar Benson Miller, Jake Green, Matthew Wood, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kyleigh Curran, Matt Lanter, Matt Sloan, Ross Marquand, Shelby Young, Trevor Devall, Thomas Lennon, Paul F. Tompkins, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic | Written by David Shayne […]

05th Aug2022

‘Bullet Train’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Logan Lerman, Zadie Beetz, Masi Oka | Written by Zak Olkewicz | Directed by David Leitch In a lot of ways, Bullet Train shouldn’t work. It’s over the top on exposition and flashback sequences that […]

05th Aug2022

‘Prey’ Review (Disney+)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Geronimo Vela, Stefany Mathias, Stormee Kipp, Mike Paterson, Julian Black Antelope | Written by Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg | Directed by Dan Trachtenberg The Predator franchise gets a stealth prequel in the shape of this smartly written sci-fi thriller that has the dreadlocked […]

04th Aug2022

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Hope, Jemaine Clement | Written by Vera Herbert | Directed by Hannah Marks When single father Max (John Cho) discovers he has a terminal disease, he decides to try and cram all the years of love and support he will miss with his teenage daughter Wally (Mia […]

04th Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Blue Sunshine’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Brion James, Richard Crystal, Zalman King, Robert Walden, Mark Goddard, Charles Siebert, Stefan Gierasch, Alice Ghostley, Ray Young, Bill Adler | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman Showing as part of this year’s Fantasia Midnights program, Synapse Films premiered their restoration of writer/director Jeff Lieberman’s (Just Before Dawn, Satan’s Little Helper) cult favorite Blue […]

03rd Aug2022

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Features the voices of: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Olivia Wilde | Written by Jared Stern, John Whittington | Directed by Jared Stern, Sam Levine An animated adventure containing both talking animals and popular superheroes was always going […]

03rd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Seire’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Seo Hyun-woo, Ryu Sun-young | Written and Directed by Park Kang Fantasia Festival once again delivered this year on bringing the best of Korean cinema to a wider audience. It’s one of the reasons I love the festival so much and Seire is one of those movies that deserves to be seen by as […]

03rd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘The Killer’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jang Hyuk, Lee Chae-young, Lee Seo-young, Bruce Khan, Lee Seung-joon | Written by Nam Ji-woong | Directed by Choi Jae-hun Not to be confused with John Woo’s classic film of the same name, The Killer (Jugeodo Doeneun Ai) is the new film from Choi Jae-hun (The Hypnosis, The Swordsman) and written by Nam Ji-woong […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Incredible But True’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alain Chabat, Anaïs Demoustier, Léa Drucker, Benoît Magimel | Written and Directed by Quentin Dupieux There are plenty of films that could call themselves Incredible But True but maybe more than most this one feels like it justifies it. But unfortunately, I don’t want to say too much about why this is the case […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Cult Hero’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ry Barrett, Justin Bott, Tony Burgess, Liv Collins, Jess Vano, Matt Griffin | Written by Kevin Revie | Directed by Jesse T. Cook Cult Hero opens with the credits presented as those of a reality TV show called Cult Buster which may have been the film’s original title. Revolving around the exploits of deprogrammer […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Island of Lost Girls’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Autumn Schmidt, Avila Schmidt, Scarlet Schmidt | Written and Directed by Ann-Marie Schmidt, Brian Schmidt My Fantasia viewing continues with Island of Lost Girls – a very unique kind of family film. Part thriller part action movie but all centred on three young sisters stuck at sea. The three sisters are waiting to be […]

02nd Aug2022

‘Not Okay’ Review

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: Zoey Deutch, Mia Isaac, Dylan O’Brien, Nadia Alexander, Tia Dionne Hodge | Written and Directed by Quinn Shephard Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) is an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, and fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her […]

02nd Aug2022

‘Black Site’ Video Review

by Kevin Haldon

For his latest video review, Kev sits down to review Black Site (not the Tom Paton one). An Aussie-made government black site movie directed by Sophia Banks and starring Jai Courtney, Michelle Monaghan and Jason Clarke. A group of officers based in a labyrinthine top-secret must fight for their lives against Hatchet, a brilliant and […]

01st Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘The Witch Part 2: The Other One’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Shin Sia, Park Eun-bin, Seo Eun-soo, Jin Goo, Kim Da-mi | Written and Directed by Park Hoon-jung I was lucky enough to see The Witch Part 1: The Subversion as part of my coverage for Glasgow Frightfest in 2019. It was my favourite movie of the festival and was the perfect action horror movie. […]

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