30th Apr2014

‘Sin’ (aka Bloody Bloody Bible Camp) DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ivet Corvea, Jessica Sonneborn, Christopher Raff, Matthew Aidan, Ron Jeremy, Reggie Bannister, Tim Sullivan | Written by Vito Trabuco, Shelby McIntyre | Directed by Vito Trabucco [NB: With the film finally set for a UK DVD release under the title of Sin, some 2 years after its US debut, here’s my (old) review of […]

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29th Apr2014

‘Brick Mansions’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. […]

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28th Apr2014

‘Gallowwalkers’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix, Simona Roman, Steven Elder, Patrick Bergin, Hector Hank, Jonathan García, Alyssa Pridham, Diamond Dallas Page, Alex Avant, Jenny Gago | Written by Andrew Goth, Joanne Reay | Directed by Andrew Goth Aman (Snipes) is on a mission of vengeance to kill the men who abused the […]

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28th Apr2014

‘Child of God’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

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 Do not mistake Child of God for being a film on a religious topic. It follows Lester […]

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28th Apr2014

‘Transcendence’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser | Written by Jack Paglen | Directed by Wally Pfister Surely one of the more anticipated American films of the year for a lot of cineastes, Transcendence is the directorial debut of the wonderfully named Wally Pfister, a man who […]

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27th Apr2014

‘Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ami Dolenz, Andrew Robinson, Soleil Moon Frye, J. Trevor Edmond, Hill Harper, Alexander Polinsky, Mark McCracken, Steve Kanaly, Gloria Hendry | Written by Constantine & Ivan Chachornia | Directed by Jeff Burr Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings was originally released in the UK at a time when I was heavily getting into horror yet was, […]

25th Apr2014

‘The Railway Man’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Hiroyuki Sanada | Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson | Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky At first glance The Railway Man appears to be the latest addition to the genre of stale British golden age love stories–a tale of an introverted man, with an odd fascination of […]

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24th Apr2014

‘Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton, Michael Ward, Elsie Wagstaff, Patrick Troughton, Philip Voss, Bernard Lee | Written by Anthony Hinds | Directed by Terence Fisher I often pride myself on the fact that I grew up on Hammer films and many of my favourite moments have come from actors […]

24th Apr2014

‘Generation Iron’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Features: Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno, Busta Rhymes, Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Dennis Wolf, Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Roelly Winklaar, Bob Cicherillo, Branch Warren, Ben Pakulski | Written and Directed by Vlad Tudin Generation Iron, a semi-sequel to the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary Pumping Iron (the film is exec produced by Jerome […]

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23rd Apr2014

‘He Who Dares’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Simon Phillips, Tom Knight, Zara Phythian, Christina Bellavia, Lorraine Stanley | Written by Paul Tanter, James Crow, Simon Phillips | Directed by Paul Tanter If I was to ask you to think of action movies set in tower blocks you could probably come up with movies like Die Hard, Dredd and The Raid as […]

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23rd Apr2014

‘The Unknown Known’ Review

by Dan Clark

“There are known knowns. There are known unknowns. There are unknown unknowns. But there are also unknown knowns—that is to say, things that you think you know that it turns out you did not.” Those are the confounding words are spoken by Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld – the subject of Errol […]

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22nd Apr2014

‘The Selfish Giant’ – Chris’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Ralph Ineson, Ian Burfield, Lorraine Ashbourne, Elliott Tittensor, Siobhan Finneran | Written and Directed by Clio Barnard This film was first brought to my attention when I saw some guerrilla marketing in and around Bradford, England, the place in which The Selfish Giant was set and filmed. I’m […]

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21st Apr2014

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Blu-ray Review (1989)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Bill Nighy, Alex Hyde-White, Stephanie Lawrence, Terence Harvey, Nathan Lewis, Peter Clapham, Molly Shannon, Emma Rawson, Mark Ryan, Terence Beesley | Written by Duke Sandefur | Directed by Dwight H. Little Christine Day (Schoelen) is a young Broadway singer in New York City. She is auditioning for a show and […]

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20th Apr2014

‘Dom Hemingway’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Luca Franzoni, Nick Raggett, Simeon Moore, Glenn Hirst | Written and Directed by Richard Shepard For a long time Jude Law was a character actor stuck in stale leading man roles. Recently he has loosened those restraints with work in recent films like Contagion. In his latest film […]

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20th Apr2014

‘Joe’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler, Brian Mays, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Elbert Hill III | Written by Gary Hawkins | Directed by David Gordon Green The pairing of director David Gordon Green and actor Nicholas Cage is an intriguing one. […]

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20th Apr2014

‘In the Blood’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Luis Guzman, Amaury Nolasco, Danny Trejo | Written by James Robert Johnston, Bennett Yellin | Directed by John Stockwell Former MMA star Gina Carano, who rose to fame following her starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 action-thriller film Haywire – although she had previously appeared in low-budget actioner […]

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20th Apr2014

‘The Last Keepers’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Zosia Mamet, Sam Underwood, Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis, Nat Wolff, Joshua Bowman, Jee Young Han | Written by Peter Hutchings, Christina Mengert | Directed by Maggie Greenwald Rhea Carver (Mamet) is different. She makes art and clothes from rubbish she picks up from the ground, her family are reclusive artists and this […]

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19th Apr2014

‘Dolls’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason, Bunty Bailey, Cassie Stuart, Stephen Lee | Written by Ed Naha | Directed by Stuart Gordon The second collaboration between Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna and Charles Band, Dolls was originally lensed as a “stop-gap” feature between Gordon’s debut feature Re-Animator and its follow-up, […]

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19th Apr2014

‘Under the Skin’ Review (2nd Opinion)

by Dan Clark

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance, Joe Szula, Lynsey Taylor Mackay | Written by Walter Campbell | Directed by Jonathan Glazer When Jonathan Glazer last directed almost ten years ago he polarized audiences with his controversial film Birth. His latest effort will no doubt have a similar effect. Under the Skin is a Kubrikian-esque Science Fiction […]

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17th Apr2014

‘Made In America’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Features: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Gary Clark Jr, Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Rita Ora, Santigold | Directed by Ron Howard Made in America is Jay-Z’s dream music festival. He brings together musical artists from all across different genres in a concert which celebrates the diversity and the power of music to bring people together. Follow Jay-Z […]

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16th Apr2014

‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Donny Alamsyah, Oka Antara, Alex Abbad, Tio Pakusodewo | Written and Directed by Gareth Evans In 2012 Gareth Evans burst onto the scene with The Raid: Redemption. He took a simple concept and filled it with some of the most engaging and inventive action seen in years. Now […]

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15th Apr2014

‘The Last House’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Lindsey Haun, Blake Berris, RJ Mitte, Diane Dalton, Randy Schulman | Written and Directed by Michael Bartlett A mind bending supernatural thriller, The Last House follows Kelly (Lindsey Haun) as she is house-sits for an estranged couple who are taking a trip to Italy to escape their troubles and start afresh. But all is […]

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