02nd May2012

‘ID:A’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tuva Novotny, Flemming Enevold, Carsten Bjørnlund, Arnaud Binard, John Buijsman, Rogier Philipoom, Jens Jørn Spottag | Written by Tine Krull Petersen | Directed by Christian E. Christiansen In a trend started off by the likes of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, European thrillers seem to be quite popular right now, and of course very remarkable for the lazy people who don’t want to read subtitles. ID:A is […]

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22nd Apr2012

‘Hirokin: The Last Samurai’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wes Bentley, Jessica Szohr, Angus Macfayden, Julian Sands, Laura Ramsey | Written and Directed by Alejo Mo-Sun If there’s one reason I love B-movies. Sometimes the films are absolutely terrible and in other cases, like with Hirokin: The Last Samurai, they are fantastic hidden gems that deserve to be brought to everyone’s attention. Set […]

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15th Apr2012

‘Superheroes’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Features: Mr. Xtreme, Zimmer, Super Hero, T.S.A.F., Apocalypse Meow, Master Legend and more | Produced by Theodore James | Directed by Michael Barnett With the recent explosion of geek culture the idea of grown people dressing up in costume isn’t all that outrageous. What is different from the norm is those same grown people dawning […]

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14th Apr2012

‘Thor: Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt, Daz Crawford, Alexis Peters | Written by Steve Bevilacqua, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Vikings always seem to interest film makers, we’ve had the classic Kirk Douglas movie, we’ve even had the comic Erik the Viking, and we’ve had the 3D “spectacle” that was Beowulf. Now that we […]

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13th Apr2012

Blu-ray Review: ‘Recoil’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Danny Trejo, Serinda Swan | Written by John Sullivan | Directed by Terry Miles When honorable police officer Ryan Varrett’s (Austin) entire family is viciously murdered, the one-time good guy cop is forced to go rogue – breaking the laws he once swore to uphold – in his quest for […]

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08th Apr2012

‘Shadow of the Sword’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Patrick Godfrey, Eddie Marsan | Written by Steve Attridge, Susanne Freund | Directed by Simon Aeby When writing a story about history it seems that the easy thing to do is look at religion. It’s a subject that has created such division in society it just screams out […]

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04th Apr2012

‘Dark Relic’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Frain, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Basden, Alyy Khan, Samuel West | Written by Andy Briggs | Directed by Lorenzo Sena When a film starts and you see “Syfy” it’s often that moment that you start to sigh. These films are often CGI fests with weak stories, the kind of thing you would watch late […]

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14th Jan2012

‘Helldriver’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yûrei Yanagi, Minoru Torihada, Taka Guadalcanal | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Daichi Nagisa | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura For people who are used to “J-sploitation” films they will know what’s coming when I tell you that Helldriver comes from the same people who gave us Tokyo Gore Police. I’ll admit I’m […]

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14th Jan2012

‘Devil’s Crossing’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Sharpe, Patrick G. Keenan, Kevin L. Johnson, Jenny Gulley | Written and Directed by James Ryan Gary I found Devil’s Crossing to be a strange film, with a feel of a typical cowboy themed film but set in a modern day feel it surprised me when I read the synopsis and found that it’s set […]

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08th Jan2012

‘Sand Sharks’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brooke Hogan, Corin Nemec, Gina Holden, Julie Berman, Nick Hogan, Vanessa Lee Evigan | Written by Cameron Larson | Directed by Mark Atkins When you get a movie to review called Sand Sharks you can already guess what is coming. This is going to be one of those crazy shark films that use dodgy CGI and […]

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05th Jan2012

’3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan, Saori Hara | Written by Stephen Shiu, Mark Wu | Directed by Christopher Sun Lap Key When reviewing 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy it’s hard to understand what point of view to take it from. If you take it from the fact it’s advertised as the first 3D “erotic” movie then […]

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26th Dec2011

‘Battle Recon: The Call to Duty’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Scott Martin, Clint Glenn Hummel ,Tony Pauletto ,Brandon Davis ,Johnny Kios, Riley Litman, Alberto Frezza | Written and Directed by Scott Martin Scott Martin, who previous wrote and starred in the well-received horror flick The Rig, here turns his hand to directing and the war genre with a film set in the aftermath of […]

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09th Dec2011

‘Camp Hell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dana Delany, Andrew McCarthy, Caroline London, Will Denton, Bruce Davison, Jesse Eisenberg, Connor Paolo | Written and Directed by George VanBuskirk When reviewing a movie about a Christian summer camp and you are an atheist it’s quite an interesting prospect really. You have to try not to judge the characters for their beliefs and […]

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06th Dec2011

‘My Pure Joy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexei Ryan, Lisa Frantz, Cory Jacob | Written and Directed by James Cullen Bressack Ever wanted to watch a film that pays homage to some of the most notorious on-screen movie deaths and turns them up to 11? Then My Pure Joy is the film for you! The story of Adam (Ryan) a horror-movie obsessed […]

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14th Nov2011

‘The Exterminator’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Ginty, Steve James, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George | Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Arrow Video are back again with another fantastic new Blu-ray release. Getting the Arrow treatment this time round is the exploitation movie classic The Exterminator which stars Robert Ginty as John Eastland, a Vietnam vet pushed over the edge […]

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09th Nov2011

‘Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol.3′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Introduced by Kim Newman | Produced by Marc Morris, Jake West Nucleus Films follow up the critically acclaimed first two volumes in the Grindhouse Trailer Classics series with this all-new third volume, featuring even more outrageous and crazy trailers for movies from the heady days of cult and exploitation cinema, the likes of which have […]

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18th Oct2011

‘Ninja Girl’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Aiko Ito, Shuji Kashiwabara, Daisuke Nagakura, Kentaro Shimazu, Ben Hiura | Written and Directed by Seji Chiba Ninja, just the name is cool right? So when you get a movie and it’s called Ninja Girl you can’t help but be intrigued. You expect kick ass fights and a girl kicking major ninja ass and when the […]

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16th Oct2011

‘The Guardian’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall, MIguel Ferrer | Written by Stephen Volk, Dan Greenburg | Directed by William Friedkin Nature can be beautiful and it can be evil. Druids worshipped it as a god, making sacrifices as offerings to it so they could be in its favour. Well that’s what we […]

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16th Oct2011

‘Shiver’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Junio Valverde, Francesc Orella, Mar Sodupe, Jimmy Barnatán | Written by Hernán Migoya, Alejandro Hernández | Directed by Isidro Ortiz Moving to an isolated village to try and get away from the sun would probably be a hard thing for a teenage boy, but when people start dying around you and the villagers look […]

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10th Oct2011

‘The Cheerleaders/Revenge of the Cheerleaders’ Review (ArrowDrome)

by Phil Wheat

THE CHEERLEADERS Stars: Stephanie Fondue, Denise Dillaway, Jovita Bush, Sandy Evans, Brandy Woods | Written by Ace Baandige, Paul Glickler, Tad Richards | Directed by Paul Glickler High schooler Jeannie dreams of joining the school cheerleading squad in the hopes that popularity and a loss of virginity will follow. What she doesn’t know is that […]

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10th Oct2011

‘Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Roxane Mesquida, Nicholas Ofczarek, Andrea Zogg, Carlos Leal | Written by Michael Steiner, Stefanie Japp | Directed by Michael Steiner The Sennentuntschi a creature built out of cloth and straw made by shepherds in the Swiss Alps to entertain themselves on the lonely nights alone with only the sheep. She comes alive and gives […]

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08th Oct2011

‘House of Bones’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Marcus Lyle Brown, Ricky Wayne, Kyle Clements, Collin Galyean, Corin Nemec | Written by Anthony C. Ferrante, Jay Frasco | Directed by Jeffery Lando This horror yarn (headlined by Corin Nemec and Charisma Carpenter) takes you on the journey with a group of reality television ghost hunters as they get trapped in […]

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