02nd Mar2020

‘Angels Fallen’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nicola Posener, Caroline Amiguet, Filareta Atanasova, Ivica Dimitrijevic, Scott Anthony Gould, Hailey Hermida, Li Jing, Lee Kholafai, William Legue, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Tommy Nash, Ivy Natalia, Houston Rhines | Written by Amanda Barton | Directed by Ali Zamani Action/fantasy horror can be very hit or miss. I have to say in general I […]

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02nd Mar2020

‘The Mercenary’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dominiquie Vandenberg, Louis Mandylor, Carmen Argenziano, Manny Alva, Brad Ashten, Robb Zbacnik, Jeremiah B. McQueen, Geordie Robinson, Alina Andrei, Luke LaFontaine, Robert Dill, Marilyn Sanabria, Nihan Gur | Written by David Filmore | Directed by Jesse V.Johnson Maxx (Dominiquie Vandenberg) is a legionnaire turned mercenary. When a mission in South America goes wrong Maxx […]

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28th Feb2020

‘Trauma Centre’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicky Whelan, Bruce Willis, Texas Battle, Tito Ortiz, Steve Guttenberg | Written by Paul Da Silva | Directed by Matt Eskandari In his latest direct-to-DVD effort, Trauma Centre, Bruce Willis plays Lt. Wakes, a vengeful police detective determined to solve the murders of his partner and an informant. Wakes joins forces with Madison (Nicky […]

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25th Feb2020

‘Freaks’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew, Grace Park | Written and Directed by Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Seven-year-old Chloe never leaves her ramshackle suburban home unless under the watchful eye of her paranoid father. Instead, he trains his daughter to adopt an assumed identity if she’s ever separated from him, or […]

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24th Feb2020

‘Valerie And Her Week of Wonders’ Blu-ray Review (Second Run)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek, Jan Klusák, Libuse Komancová, Karel Engel, Alena Stojáková, Otto Hradecký | Written and Directed by Jaromil Jires A Czechoslovakian cult classic, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, based on a novel written by the poet, Vitezslav Nezval, was adapted to the screen and directed by Jaromil […]

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24th Feb2020

‘Birds of Prey’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco, Chris Messina, Ali Wong | Written by Christina Hodson | Directed by Cathy Yan A little messy, a little all over the pace, but a lot of fun. The DCEU has had rough time of late. With films such as […]

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21st Feb2020

‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice, Natalie Moon, Daphne Hoskins, Joely Collins | Written by Stacey Menear | Directed by William Brent Bell Katie Holmes stars in this sequel to 2016’s little-seen creepy doll horror The Boy. It’s directed by William Brent Bell, who clearly has an affinity […]

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18th Feb2020

‘5 Galaxies’ DVD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Pom Klementieff, Cynthia Kirchner, Neil Jackson, Eric Roberts, Nelson Lee | Written by Nelson Lee, Harry Assouline, Brian O’Carroll, Peer Gopfrich, Kristen Hilkert | Directed by Nelson Lee, Harry Assouline, Kristen Hilkert, Amir Reichart, Vitaly Verlov Low budget sci-fi is an interesting sub genre. There’s not too much of it about and it’s hard […]

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17th Feb2020

‘Red Handed’ Review

by Dom Hastings

Stars: Michael Biehn, Michael Madsen, Kenzie Dalton, Ryan Carnes, Rick Salomon, Owen Burke, Christian Madsen, Clement von Franckenstein, Beth Miller, Hunter Daily, Caroline Vreeland, Jeb Berrier, Jay Seals, Thyme Lewis, Sage Mayer | Written and Directed by Frank Peluso A family trip down to the river they said. It will be peaceful and provide closure […]

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17th Feb2020

‘The Legend of the Stardust Brothers’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyoko Togawa, Kiyohiko Ozaki | Written and Directed by Macoto Tezuka The Legend of the Stardust Brothers was made all the way back in 1985. I was only two years old; Back to the Future, The Goonies, Weird Science and The Breakfast Club (among many others, because it’s a hell […]

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14th Feb2020

‘Parasite’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Jeong-eun Lee, Hye-jin Jang, Ji-hye Lee, Ji-so Jung, Myeong-hoon Park, Seo-joon Park, Keun-rok Park | Written and Directed by Bong Joon Ho The now best picture winner, Parasite is yet another force to prove that Bong Joon Ho is one of the best directors […]

14th Feb2020

‘Villains’ Review (Rakuten TV)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner, Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick, Noah Robbins | Written and Directed by Dan Berk, Robert Olsen I’ve used Rakuten TV a few times now, and the service is on-point. Slick, easy to use and crystal clear in sound and picture, it’s a very cool service for the rental of […]

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13th Feb2020

‘Cupid’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Georgina Jane, Michael Owusu, Abi Casson Thompson, Ali Barouti, Bao Tieu, Sarah T. Cohen, Georgie Banks, Kelly Jubilee, Jake Watkins, Adrian Bouchet | Written and Directed by Scott Jeffrey Opening with brilliant, narrated, animation that re-tells that tale of cupid and thus setting up the films evil villain, Cupid is the latest film from […]

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13th Feb2020

‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ Review (Netflix)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Emilija Baranac, Jordon Fisher | Written by Sofia Alvarez, J. Mills Goodloe | Directed by Michael Fimognari In 2018 Netflix came out with an original movie based on a young-adult novel by Jenny Han called To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It was a charming, whimsical teen rom-com that […]

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11th Feb2020

‘Last American Horror Show’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Darrell Lewis, Lynn Lowry, Robert Allen Mukes, Felissa Rose, Jim Van Bebber, Tino Zamora | Written and Directed by Michael S Rodriguez Every so often I like to delve into Amazon Prime and try to find the hidden gems within. Now given how laborious it is to browse these huge online […]

11th Feb2020

‘Blood Bags’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Makenna Guyler, Emanuele Turetta, Marta Tananyan, Alberto Sette, Salvatore Palombi, Denitza Diakovska, Franco Olivero, Mario Cellini, Riccardo Leto | Written by Emiliano Ranzani, Davide Mela | Directed by Emiliano Ranzani Blood Bags is the kind of film you’d expect to have seen in the mid to late 80s, emanating out of Italy – you […]

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07th Feb2020

‘The Tombs’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Ria Fend, Jess Impiazzi, Akie Kotabe, James Kermack, Danielle Harold, Carl Wharton, Devora Wilde, Anthony Ilott, Marcia Do Vales, Barry Jay Minoff, Ayvianna Snow, David Lemberg | Written by Michael William Smith | Directed by Dan Brownlie A live streamed, publicity stunt, filmed inside London’s most famous scare attraction takes a terrifying […]

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07th Feb2020

‘Plus One’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley Jr., Alex Anfanger, Kiersten Armstrong, Jennifer Bartels, Jon Bass, Joe Bays, Emma Bell, Beck Bennett, Scarlett Bermingham | Written and Directed by Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer I’ll say it straight away. I don’t really like romantic comedies or ‘rom-coms’ as they are better known. Hate is probably too […]

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06th Feb2020

‘Bliss’ Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt, Abraham Benrubi, Mark Beltzman | Written and Directed by Joe Begos f ever there was a filmmaker I felt made films especially for me it’s Joe Begos. Almost Human, The Minds Eye and now Bliss. Three films that […]

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05th Feb2020

‘In The Line of Duty’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben McKenzie, Courtney Eaton, Dina Meyer, Giancarlo Esposito, Jessica Lu, James Hutchison III | Written by Jeremy Drysdale | Directed by Steven C Miller In 2015 Steven C. Miller, director of horror hits such as The Aggression Scale, Under the Bed and Submerged, made a move into the action genre with the […]

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05th Feb2020

‘Anyone Home?’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Monique Gabriela Curnen, Kathy Baker, Luke Ganalon, Jon Jon Briones, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Maree Cheatham, Jasper Cole, Victoria Cruz, Jill Jordan, Cici Lau | Written by Patrick Cunningham, William Day Frank | Directed by Patrick Cunningham Genre movies based in the home usually take one of a few routes. They can be a haunted house […]

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04th Feb2020

‘The Courier’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gary Oldman, Olga Kurylenko, Amit Shah, William Moseley, Dermot Mulroney, Alicia Agneson | Written by Zackary Adler, James Edward Barker, Andy Conway, Nicky Tate | Directed by Zackary Adler Set against a gritty London backdrop, Olga Kurylenko plays a tough motorbike courier whose day takes a wrong turn after discovering a package she’s carrying […]

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