03rd May2013

‘Dragon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Kara Hui, Zheng Wei, Li Jia-Min, Wu Jiang, Yu Kang | Written by Joyce Chan, Oi Wah Lam | Directed by Peter Chan Prolific producer and director Peter Chan steps into the wu xia genre with Dragon, which is set in 1917 in early Republican China and tells the […]

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03rd May2013

‘My Ex 2: Haunted Lover’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Ratchawin Wongviriya, Atthama Chiwanitchapan, Thongpoom Siripipat, Marion Affolter, Pete Thongchua | Written by Adirek Wattaleela | Directed by Piyapan Choopetch Those are some pretty exciting names right there. I wouldn’t even know where to begin pronouncing Chiwanitchapan or Thongpoom, but I’m having a lot of fun with them nonetheless. Such is the joy having […]

02nd May2013

‘Robosapien’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kim Coates, Penelope Ann Miller, Joaquim de Almeida, David Eigenberg, Jae Head, Bobby Coleman, Peter Jason, Holliston Coleman, Billy Slaughter | Written by Avi Arad, Max Botkin | Directed by Sean McNamara Originally announced way back in 2008, Robosapien has had a long gestation period and has gone through numerous re-titles (including Cody the […]

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02nd May2013

‘The Bigfoot Tapes’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephon Stewart, Davee Youngblood, Shy Pilgreen, Sam Ayers, Don Scribner, Brad S. Clayton, Michael Villar, Joey Napoli, Johnnie Colter | Written and Directed by Stephon Stewart The second Bigfoot flick to hit DVD in the past six months, The Bigfoot Tapes is a found-footage film that sees a documentary filmmaker, his brother and his […]

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02nd May2013

‘Come Out and Play’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw | Written and Directed by Makinov Based on the book El juego de los niños, which spawned the 1976 killer-kid flick Who Can Kill a Child?, (of which this is essentially a direct remake) Come Out and Play is another exercise in the futility of horror remakes […]

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30th Apr2013

Soho International Film Festival – Shorts Round Up

by Catherina Gioino

Year after year, festivals have come to show the love of film making people have, bringing together not only filmmakers to showcase their talent, but also moviegoers to enjoy these works of art. The Soho International Film Festival does just that. The Soho International Film Festival took place from April 5th to April 12th, featuring […]

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28th Apr2013

‘The Collection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Shannon Kane | Written by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Directed by Marcus Dunstan Originally conceived as a prequel to the long-running Saw movies and penned by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, the writing duo behind Saw’s 4 through 7 […]

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28th Apr2013

‘The Wrong House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marc Singer, Art LaFleur, Hayley DuMond, Janey Gioiosa, Paul McGill, Rebekah Kennedy, Victoria Vance, Jon Cobb | Written and Directed by Eric Hurt You’d be forgiven for thinking that The Wrong House is yet another “in the woods” slasher flick given the generic DVD box art (which is decidedly similar to 101 Films’ previous […]

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28th Apr2013

‘Turn Me On, Goddammit’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Beate Støfring, Matias Myren, Henriette Streenstrup | Based on the novel by Olaug Nilssen | Written and Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen I’ve had something of a soft spot for coming-of-age stories ever since I read JD Salinger’s perennial classic The Catcher In The Rye. Whether it’s the tough but […]

27th Apr2013

‘The Story of Luke’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Dewshane Williams, Seth Green, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cary Elwes, Al Sapienza, Kristin Bauer | Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo Autism awareness has steadily increased over the last decade. Though the public is far more educated on the topic than the past, a large misunderstanding still remains. The spectrum of autism is vast covering […]

27th Apr2013

‘The Lords of Salem’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie,  Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig | Written and Directed by Rob Zombie Darling (or deviant, depending on who you ask) of the horror genre, rock-star-turned-director Rob Zombie is back with his fifth live-action feature film, The Lords […]

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25th Apr2013

‘Oblivion’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell | Written by Joseph Kosinski, Karl Gajdusek | Directed by Joseph Kosinski Joseph Kosinski is clearly a director who has a large fondness and respect for the Science Fiction genre.  His first directorial effort Tron: Legacy continued the saga of one of […]

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24th Apr2013

‘Knightriders’ Blu-ray Review

by Mark Allen

Starring: Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, Patricia Tallman, Ken Foree | Written and Directed by George A. Romero Have you ever heard of Knightriders? Because I sure hadn’t when I got the screener from Phil in the mail. The name’s something of a red herring and made me think that it’d be […]

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24th Apr2013

‘Iron Man 3′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley | Written by: Drew Pearce, Shane Black | Directed by: Shane Black Phase Two of Marvel’s Avengers movie franchise kicks off a year after The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, with the third installment of Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, […]

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23rd Apr2013

’21 and Over’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright, Skylar Astin, Jonathan Keltz, François Chau, Russell Hodgkinson, Daniel Booko, Dustin Ybarra, Samantha Futerman | Written and Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore I write this review in a haze of disorientation, not, I hasten to add, due to a lingering intoxication effect from seeing this film, but […]

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23rd Apr2013

‘Baise-Moi’ Review

by Mark Allen

Starring:  Karen Bach,  Raffaëla Anderson | Written and Directed by Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi | Based on the novel by Virginie Despentes Baise-Moi is not an easy film to watch for a great many reasons, the foremost of which, after all the controversy surrounding the film’s dealt with, is that it’s really quite dull. Based on co-writer/director […]

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22nd Apr2013

‘No Tell Motel’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Angel McCord, John Hawkes, Charlie Howes, Rileigh Chalmers, Andrew MacFarlane, Chelsey Reist, James Tyce | Written by T.J. Cimfel | Directed by Brett Donowho Actor turned director Brett Donowho (5 Souls, The Sacred) is back behind the camera for his third film, No Tell Motel, which follows Megan Walsh and her friends who, after […]

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18th Apr2013

‘It’s A Disaster’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: David Cross, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Julia Stiles, America Ferrera, Erinn Hayes, Jeff Grace, Blaise Miller, Rob McGillivray | Written and Directed by Todd Berger People have widely different ideas of how they would handle the end of the world.   Some would utilize it as an opportunity to reflect amongst their love ones, […]

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17th Apr2013

‘She-Hulk XXX: An Axel Braun Parody’ Review (NSFW)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chyna, Gracie Glam, Tara Lynn Foxx, Alexis Ford, Jennifer Dark, Mark Wood, Alec Knight, Alan Stafford, Ryan Driller, Richie Calhoun | Written and Directed by Axel Braun Porn parodies of superhero flicks are all the rage right now – it seems geeks can’t get enough of their favourite porn stars playing dress-up as their […]

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16th Apr2013

‘The ABCs of Death’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Ben Wheatley, Simon Rumley, Jake West, Lee Hardcastle, Ti West, Jason Eisener, Kaare Andrews, Bruno Forzani, Noboru Iguchi, Jorge Michel Grau, Srdjan Spasojevic, Adam Wingard and many more… The ABCs of Death is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two […]

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15th Apr2013

‘Warriors of the Steppe: Myn Bala’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Assylkhan Tolepov, Aliya Telebarisova, Kuralay Anarbekova, Ayan Utepbergenov | Written by Muhammad Mamyrbekov, Javik Sizdikov, Timur Zhaksylykov | Directed by Akan Satayev It’s a story we can all relate to: boy sees entire tribe slaughtered by enemy warriors, goes into hiding with survivors and becomes the greatest freedom fighter his country’s ever seen. Oh, and he also meets a […]

15th Apr2013

‘Citadel’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels | Written and Directed by Ciaran Foy Horror has always had its finger of the pulse of the nation, be it the nuclear terror of the 50s which led to films such as The Blob or the racial tensions in 60s America that permeated […]

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