20th Nov2017

‘Lost in the Pacific’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brandon Routh, Russell Wong, Yuqi Zhang, Bernice Liu, Sunny Wang, Mengjie Jiang, Xiangyu Dai, Vincent M. Ward, Kaiwi Lyman, Bobby Tonelli, Yonglin Yu, Siyu Lu, Tim Parrish, Natasha Lloyd, Tazito Garcia | Written by Vincent Zhou, Peter Cameron | Directed by Vincent Zhou When one of the first lines in the film is “if […]

20th Nov2017

‘Daddy’s Home 2′ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini | Written by Sean Anders, John Morris | Directed by Sean Anders There’s a scene at the end of Daddy’s Home 2, Sean Anders’ sequel to his mediocre 2015 hit, which has all the hallmarks of a classic Christmas movie climax: the characters, previously at […]

17th Nov2017

‘Justice League’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, Ciarán Hinds | Written by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon | Directed by Zack Snyder DC’s Justice League has had a famously troubled production history, from panicked reshoots and […]

17th Nov2017

‘Suburbicon’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac, Gary Basaraba | Written by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov | Directed by George Clooney Legend has it that the Coen Brothers penned this dark satire back in the 1980s, around the time of Blood Simple. So it’s interesting the extent to which […]

16th Nov2017

‘Never Leave Alive’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Hennigan, Michelle Taylor, Eric Etebari, Joseph Gatt, J. Michael Evans | Written by J. Amanda Sabater | Directed by Steven LaMorte Never Leave Alive is the latest star vehicle for wrestler/actor John Hennigan (who wrestled for WWE under the name John Morrison, and currently wrestles for TNA and Lucha Underground as Johnny Impact […]

15th Nov2017

‘Prime Evil / Lurkers’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

PRIME EVIL Stars: William Beckwith, Christine Moore, Mavis Harris, Max Jacobs, Tim Gail, George Krause, Ruth Collins, Amy Brentano, Jeanne Marie, Gary Warner | Written by Ed Kelleher, Harriette Vidal | Directed by Roberta Findlay Deep in the darkest reaches of New York – no, not Trump Tower – a group of Devil worshipping cultists […]

15th Nov2017

‘Office Christmas Party’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, Jamie Chung | Written by Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer | Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck Josh Gordon and Will Speck, co-directors of one of, if not THE, greatest […]

14th Nov2017

‘Chokeslam’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Marquette, Amanda Crew, Michael Eklund, Niall Matter, Gwynyth Walsh, Mick Foley, Harry Smith, Laurel Van Ness, Lance Storm, Paul James Saunders, Graham Bell, Agam Darshi, Meghan Heffern | Written by Robert Cuffley, Jason Long | Directed by Robert Cuffley Corey Swanson has problems. He’s almost 30, still lives in his mom’s basement, doesn’t […]

13th Nov2017

‘Ultimate Justice’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Matthias Hues, Mike Möller, Brandon Rhea, Mike Leeder, Wolfgang Riehm, Martin Baden, Henry Muller, Verena Konietschke, Bartholomäus Kowalski, Yazmeen Baker, Gerrit Grass, Mathis Landwehr, Sandra Tauro, Susen Ermich | Written by Marco Theiss | Directed by Martin Christopher Bode Ultimate Justice follows a group of Special Forces operatives who come back together […]

13th Nov2017

‘Blood Beat’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Helen Benton, Terry Brown, Dana Day, James Fitzgibbons, Claudia Peyton, Peter Spelson, Franck Miley, Carol Wagner, Charlie White, Andrea Cauchon | Written and Directed by Fabrice A. Zaphiratos Siblings Dolly (Dana Day) and Ted (James Fitzgibbons) – as well as Ted’s new girlfriend Sarah (Claudia Peyton) – are visiting their mother Cathy (Helen Benton) […]

13th Nov2017

‘Ghost Witch’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Steven Anderson, Mandi Christine Kerr, Josh Sinyard, Christina Pykles, Jessie Bockenek, Joseph Lavender, Elizabeth Barrett, Mandee Bloodworth | Written by Joseph Lavender, Jarrod Musselwhite | Directed by Joseph Lavender Ghost Witch tells of a group of paranormal investigators that, thanks to one of their number being rescued by a local girl at a […]

10th Nov2017

‘Krampus Unleashed’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amelia Brantley, Bryson Holl, Caroline Lassetter, Taylor Buckley, Tim Sauer, Emily Lynne Aiken, Daniel Link, Tori Osborn, Michael Harrelson, Linda Cushma, Travis Amery, Dujhan Brown, Juliet Rose Serrato, Kerry Keepers, William ‘Bill’ Connor | Written and Directed by Robert Conway An in-name only sequel to writer/director Robert Conway’s 2015 DTV flick Krampus: The Reckoning […]

09th Nov2017

‘Monster X’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Leslie Easterbrook, Matt Tatroe | Written and Directed by Jaysen P. Buterin, Daniel B. Iske, Patrick Rea, Sean van Leijenhorst Monster X is a fun monster flick which gives a twist to some of the classic monsters of the genre. As with most horror anthologies it has varying degrees of success, but with the […]

09th Nov2017

‘A Haunting in Michigan’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Cary Elwes, Shelby Young, Michael Welch, Alexandria DeBerry, Scott T. Whitesell, Nancy Lynette Parker, Lauren Rys Martin, Patrick Floch, Jordan Burgess | Written and Directed by Phil Wurtzel In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenty something who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release […]

08th Nov2017

‘Dawning of the Dead’ VOD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Ruth Galliers, Leo Gregory, Andrew McHale, Fabien Buller, Kristofer Dayne, Ian Saynor, Tim Heath, Paul Lavers, Kimberly Jaraj, Linny Bushey, Honey Holmes | Written by Stuart Bedford, Andy Davie, Tony Jopia, Stu Jopia | Directed by Tony Jopia When a deadly virus which reanimates the recently deceased is deliberately exposed across the world causing an […]

08th Nov2017

‘Suffer Little Children’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Colin Chamberlain, Ginny Rose, Jon Hollanz, Nicola Diana, Mark Insull, Joanna Bryant, Sharnilla Babjee, Angela Hilton, Nicola Bratley, James Hillis, Ben Woods, Natalie Toubkin, Andre Toubkin, Julie Piper, Zeynup Turan | Written by Meg Shanks | Directed by Alan Briggs I’m a fan of history as well as movies, so I like to watch […]

07th Nov2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review #2

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Taika Waititi | Written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost | Directed by Taika Waititi Standalone Thor films have never really received the love that most other Avengers’ solo films receive and with good reason […]

06th Nov2017

‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan, Sunny Suljic | Written by Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos | Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Having made a name for himself with weird-yet-accessible black satires like Dogtooth (and its sort-of-sequel Alps) and The Lobster, Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos remains true to form with his sophomore English-language effort, […]

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06th Nov2017

‘The Spiderwebhouse (Im Spinnwebhaus)’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ben Litwinschuh, Lutz Simon Eilert, Helena Pieske, Ludwig Trepte, Sylvie Testud | Written by Johanna Stuttmann | Directed by Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt We first see Sabine (Sylvie Testud) in happier times, frolicking with her three young kids: Jonas (Ben Litwinschuh), Nick (Lutz Simon Eilert) and Miechen (Helena Pieske). But Sabine, suffering with mental health problems, […]

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03rd Nov2017

‘Thelma’ Review

by Guest

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervag, Oskar Pask, Steiner Klouman Hallert | Written by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt | Directed by Joachim Trier Co-written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs), this compelling psychological thriller is part coming-of-age drama and part supernatural chiller, layered […]

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03rd Nov2017

‘It Comes At Night’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Griffin Robert Faulkner, Riley Keogh | Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults Ah, the thrill of plunging into a good movie with no prior knowledge. It’s rare, not simply because of the ubiquity of marketing material in the connected world, but also because said films […]

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03rd Nov2017

‘The House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, Christina Offley, Rory Scovel, Lennon Parham, Cedric Yarbrough, Kyle Kinane, Andrea Savage | Written by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien | Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into […]

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