12th May2014

‘CSI: NY – Complete Season 9: The Final Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

They say that all good things must come to an end, when CSI: New York came to an end it may have been a good series, but felt somewhat like the lonely third sibling compared to Las Vegas and Miami.  This isn’t to say that CSI: NY was a bad show, but with the release […]

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12th May2014

‘Frank’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Scoot Mcnairy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tess Harper, Hayley Derryberry, Mark Huberman | Written by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Frank, the latest film from the supremely promising Lenny Abrahamson, is perhaps one of the most passive-aggressive films ever made. A film which brings people in with the promise of […]

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11th May2014

‘Murderdrome’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kat Anderson, Daisy Masterman, Amber Sajben, Rachael Blackwood, Jake Brown, Demonique Deluxe, Anthony Cincotta, Pepper Minx, Louise Monnington, Mary Poppinskulls, Dayna Seville | Written by Daniel Armstrong, Louise Monnington, Trent Schwarz | Directed by Daniel Armstrong It’s hard to believe that Australia once had a reputation for producing some top-notch exploitation flicks. In recent […]

11th May2014

‘Scarecrow’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robin Dunne, Lacey Chabert, Richard Harmon, Brittney Wilson, Nicole Muñoz, Kevin O’Grady, Julia Maxwell, Reilly Dolman, Iain Belcher, Jerry Wasserman, Lanie McAuley | Written by Rick Suvalle | Directed by Sheldon Wilson I’ll admit I have a soft spot for the scarecrow film. Ever since I was terrified by a TV screening of Dark […]

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11th May2014

’13 Eerie’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katherine Isabelle, Michael Shanks, Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Jesse Moss, Nick Moran, Kristie Patterson, Michael Eisner, Lyndon Bray | Written by Christian Piers Betley | Directed by Lowell Dean Every now and again I’ll scour the shelves of my local supermarket looking for an interesting straight to DVD release that might catch my eye. Usually […]

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11th May2014

‘The Attic’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Raleigh Holmes, Lori Laughlin, Jonathan Silverman, Sterling Beaumon, Steven Weber, Paul James | Written by Josh Stolberg, Nick Taravella | Directed by Josh Stolberg Writer Josh Stolberg, who penned Alexander Aja’s Piranha 3D and the Dane Cook vehicle Good Luck Chuck, turns his hand to both writing and directing with his take of the […]

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11th May2014

‘The Forgotten’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ron Berryessa, Sam Dalton, Olivia Bishop, David Eby, Luke Hatmaker, Nomalanga Eniafe, Jesse Warrick, Annie Thurman, Phil Perry | Written and Directed by Steven Berryessa Three years have passed since war destroyed the world. Civilization has fallen into anarchy and tribalism. In the shattered remains of the Southern United States, an old evil has […]

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10th May2014

‘Birth of the Living Dead’ Review

by Phil Wheat

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team – from Pittsburgh policeman, iron workers, housewives and a roller rink owner – to create a low budget horror film that would revolutionise the industry, and spawn a new flesh eating monster that endures to this day…that film was Night of […]

10th May2014

‘In Security’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Gladis, Ethan Embry, Clea DuVall, Cary Elwes, Adam Arkin, Ving Rhames, Ed Begley Jr., Vinnie Jones | Written by Craig Hildebrand | Directed by Adam and Evan Beamer Given we’re in the information age, with movies being promoted to death online each and every minute of the day, it’s rare that a film comes […]

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09th May2014

‘Curse of the Dragon Slayer’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Richard McWilliams, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, James C. Morris, Eve Mauro, Danny James, Kyle Paul, James Gaisford, Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite, Nichelle Aiden, Clare Niederpruem, Adam Abram | Written by Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin | Directed by John Lyde Three heroes are on a quest to thwart a group of Orc Cultists, known as the Shadow Cabal, […]

09th May2014

‘Bad Milo’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Claudia Choi, Toby Huss, Peter Stormare, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Zissis | Written by Jacob Vaughan, Benjamin Hayes | Directed by Jacob Vaughan This bizarre little creature feature was released in 2013 in the States and was directed by Jacob Vaughan (The Cassidy Kids). I was drawn to […]

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09th May2014

‘The Double’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Chris O’Dowd, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Cathy Moriarty | Written by Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine | Directed by Richard Ayoade In only two films Richard Ayoade has proven to be one of the most talented young minds in the world of cinema today. With his first film Submarine he provided […]

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08th May2014

‘Ninja: Shadow of a Tear’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Mika Hijii, Kane Kosugi, Shun Sugata, Vithaya Pansringarm, Mukesh Bhatt, Tim Man, Jawed El BerniSaichia Wongwirot, Shogo Tanikawa, Futoshi Hashimoto | Written by David N. White | Directed by Isaac Florentine I’m a huge fan of 2009’s Ninja, as my signed Blu-ray will atest, so it’s safe to say I was super-excited for the […]

07th May2014

‘Easter Casket’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jason Crowe, Josh Eal, Erin R. Ryan, Steve Rimpici, Dustin Mills, Allison Fitzgerald, Janet Jay, Roni Jonah, Brandon Salkil, Minnie Grey, Eugene Flynn, Dave Parker | Written and Directed by Dustin Wayde Mills Dustin Wayde Mills is an indie filmmaker out of Ohio, who specializes in low (some would say micro) budget horror, a […]

07th May2014

‘Like Father, Like Son’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Rirî Furankî, Jun Fubuki, Shôgen Hwang, Kirin Kiki, Jun Kunimura  | Written and Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda When a family is having a baby one thing they do is trust the hospital they choose to look after the mother and baby.  What if something happens in that hospital though […]

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05th May2014

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott, Marton Csokas, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon | Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner | Directed by Marc Webb After the debacle that was Spider-Man 3, Sony Movie Studios set out to remove the […]

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05th May2014

‘The Delta Force’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lee Marvin, Chuck Norris, Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Robert Forster, Lainie Kazan, George Kennedy, Hanna Schygulla, Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters | Written by Menahem Golan, James Bruner | Directed by Menahem Golan When you watch a Chuck Norris movie, you just feel that this is a movie built around him and the […]

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04th May2014

‘Willow Creek’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore | Written and Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait Footage has been found of a couple on the hunt for Bigfoot and the site where that infamous Bigfoot film of 1967 was made, known as Bluff Creek. That in itself suggests the fate of these two intrepid explorers as they search around in the […]

04th May2014

‘Child of God’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Scott Haze, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Jeremy Ambler, Nina Ljeti, Brian Lally, Ciera Parrack, Boyd Smith, Wade Williams  | Written by James Franco, Vince Jolivette | Directed by James Franco I first read Child of God by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) at […]

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03rd May2014

‘Ice Soldiers’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Michael Ironside, Adam Beach, Gabriel Hogan, Benz Antoine, Camille Sullivan | Written by Jonathan Tydor | Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson It’s safe to say I had some rather high (or low depending on your movie-cheese tolerance) expectations for Ice Soldiers. After all, the film comes from the pen of Jonathan Tydor, who […]

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30th Apr2014

‘Blue Ruin’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson, Brent Werzner, Stacy Rock, Sidné Anderson | Written and Directed by Jeremy Saulnier Jeremy Saulnier may be in the early days of his directing career, but his second directorial effort Blue Ruin shows he has an old cinematic soul.  It tells the […]

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30th Apr2014

‘Sisters’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jennifer Salt, Margot Kidder, William Finley, Charles Durning, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, Dolph Sweet | Written by Brian De Palma, Louisa Rose | Directed by Brian De Palma Fans of Alfred Hitchcock movies will watch Brian De Palma’s Sisters and at the beginning notice that the music sounds a little like that out of […]

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