04th Dec2020

‘An American Pickle’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jorma Taccome, Molly Evensen, Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen | Written by Simon Rich | Directed by Brandon Trost Seth Rogen pulls double duty in this bittersweet fish-out-of-water comedy based on an acclaimed short story by comic writer Simon Rich. It’s an entertaining, oddly touching picture that finds Rogen on top […]

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03rd Dec2020

‘The Legend of Baron To’a’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga’aia, Shavaughn Ruakere, John Tui | Written by John Argall | Directed by Kiel McNaughton Imagine Taika Watiti directed a mash-up of Once Were Warriors, with a sprinkling of Kung Fu Hustle; then add a touch of Lock Stock, oh, and some WWE Raw and you have THIS movie! […]

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03rd Dec2020

‘Rev’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Francesco Filice, Vivica A. Fox, Hannah Gordon, Sam Asante, Sebastian Deery, Francisca Dennis, Dennis Nimoh, Sean Rey, Mark Rival | Written by Ant Horasanli, Reza Sholeh | Directed by Ant Horasanli [NOTE: With the film out now in the UK, here’s a repost of our REV review from it’s US release earlier this year] […]

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02nd Dec2020

‘Knuckledust’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Moe Dunford, Kate Dickie, Gethin Anthony, Alex Ferns, Jaime Winstone, Phil Davis, Sebastian Foucan | Written and Directed by James Kermack Right spoilers on my verdict out of the way first…. I keep saying a lot lately that we are smack dab in the middle of an independent movie surge in the UK, with […]

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02nd Dec2020

‘Cold Feet’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Gabe Arredondo, Adam Burns, Allen C. Gardner, Matthew Gilliam, Matt Mercer, Nathan Ross Murphy, Drew Paslay, Matthew Stiller, Kenneth Farmer, Lindsey Roberts, Najarra Townsend | Written by Allen C. Gardner | Directed by Brad Ellis, Allen C. Gardner Bachelor Parties or the ‘Stag Do’ as people in the U.K. will know it, aren’t the […]

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01st Dec2020

‘The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone’ Blu-ray Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Sophia Coppola | Written by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Let’s take a cheeky rare trip down memory lane as Paramount Entertainment prepare to release Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone… My […]

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01st Dec2020

‘Officer Down’ Short Film Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Martin Delaney, Josef Altin, Ben Turner | Written by Tommy Draper, Simon Pearce | Directed by Simon Pearce Alex Trent (Martin Delaney) is a young British Police Officer and is part of a task force that has been sent into a rundown building smack dab in the middle of Civil Riots that are dividing […]

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30th Nov2020

Rewind: ‘Apocalypse Now – Final Cut’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, Dennis Hopper, Scott Glenn | Written by John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola | Directed by Francis Ford Coppola You don’t have to be mad to work here (but it helps)… I love Apocalypse Now. As a piece of […]

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27th Nov2020

‘Possessor’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Written and Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg proves a proper chip off the old block with his second feature, Possessor, a brilliantly directed and startlingly original sci-fi horror that’s worthy of instant classic status. In fact, it’s fully […]

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27th Nov2020

‘Here Awhile’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Anna Camp, Steven Strait, Joe Lo Truglio | Written by Csaba Mera, Tim True | Directed by Tim True If the scene at the dining room table doesn’t break you… Nothing will! I sit here a broken man. I mean this is not a new thing for me, I am a total wet blanket […]

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27th Nov2020

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ Review (Netflix)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Julian Dennison, Jahzir Bruno, Darlene Love, Tyrese Gibson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Sunny Suljic | Written by Matt Lieberman, Chris Columbus | Directed by Chris Columbus The first Christmas Chronicles movie released two years ago was a Netflix Original hit. A fantastic family Christmas movie that made you wonder why […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Nail in the Coffin: The Fall & Rise of Vampiro’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Featuring: Ian Hodgkinson, Kevin Arturo Geist, Dasha Hodgkinson | Written and Directed by Michael Paszt Nail in the Coffin is a documentary that is part wrestling documentary and part human interest story that will appeal to both wrestling and non-wrestling fans. The documentary balances the career of Vampiro the wrestler while showcasing the importance of […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Thirst’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Jens Jensson, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir | Written by Bjorn Leo Brynjarsson | Directed by Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfars The new and most bad-ass gay vampire Zombie splatter movie you’ll ever see… Ever! First up, the statement above is not of my making, no the statement above is lifted directly from […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Attack of the Demons’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Features the voices of: Andreas Petersen, Thomas Petersen, Katie Maguire, Eric Power | Written by Andreas Petersen | Directed by Eric Power Horror and animation don’t exactly go hand in hand. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe it is because when people think of animated movies their minds always think of children’s or family movies. […]

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26th Nov2020

‘The Irishman’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham | Written by Steven Zaillian | Directed by Martin Scorsese It’s a strange thing, really, that until I had a chance to check out the new Criterion Blu-ray release of The Irishman, I hadn’t seen it. It […]

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25th Nov2020

‘Fatman’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Chance Hurstfield | Written and Directed by Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms I’ll be honest, if you said that I am not exactly a huge fan of Christmas movies you would be absolutely correct; with the few that I do like not exactly being your typical movies. I thought […]

25th Nov2020

‘Derelicts’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kelly Dealyn, David Lee Hess, Emily Ammon, Dalton Allen, Steve Uzzell, Les Best, Lana Dieterich, Sam Pleasant, Clay Shirley, Kara Mellyn, Andre Evrenos, Marcela Pineda, Pat Turner | Written by Brett Glassberg, Andre Evrenos, Clay Shirley | Directed by Brett Glassberg Derelicts has taken three years to get from completion to release, which should […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Tokyo Home Stay Massacre’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alex Derycz, Diana G., Will Harrell, Miyatani, Kumi Yuuki, Umiyushi, Karin Tokushige, Kanta Nonaka, Yuuki Kawashima, Ai Namura, Hideki Yanayi, Kaname Yuumura, Tousei Yamaguchi | Written and Directed by Kenta Osaka, Hirohito Takimoto Tokyo Home Stay Massacre… What a title! One that clearly tells the audience what to expect from the film and a […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Seized’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Karlee Perez, Steven Elder, Matthew Garbacz | Written by Richard Lowry | Directed by Isaac Florentine Let’s get this out of the way first… Seized contains three things I love in my action movies 1) Scott Adkins kicking, punching and shooting his way through the film; 2) Isaac Florentine […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Beast Within’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Colm Feore, Steven Morana, Holly Deveaux, Ari Millen, Art Hindle, Bobbie Phillips, Melissa D’Agostino, Marco Timpano, Mark Andrade, Nicole Stamp, Jon Cor, Supinder Wraich | Written by Matthew Campagna, Rudy Jahchan | Directed by Chris Green, Steven Morana Essentially a horror version of Knives Out (or the many Agatha Christie films which inspired it) […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Chronical: 2067’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten, Sana’a Shaik, Deborah Mailman, Aaron Glenane | Written and Directed by Seth Larney 400 years from now you have to ask… Are we worth saving? It still amazes me to this day that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwantan, True Blood) is none other than lifeguard Vinnie from Home and Away. I […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Playhouse’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: William Holstead, Grace Courtney, Helen MacKay, James Rottger | Written and Directed by Fionn Watts, Toby Watts As you will see in the coming months, I have been checking out a lot of action movies recently rather than horror fare; so it became apparent I need to switch lanes for a minute… Hence checking […]

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