16th Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×05: Babylon’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I am getting a taste of what Agent Scully must suffer.” Boy, this season is one wild ride. Ups and downs have abounded and here on the precipice of its foreshortened run there’s still no clear thrust as to where it’s all heading and why any of it was dragged up from cold storage for […]

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16th Feb2016

‘The Scopia Effect’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Joanna Ignaczewska, Louis Labovitch, Akira Koieyama, Genevieve Sibayan, Jessica Jay, Haruka Abe, Morgan Ackermann, Bookie Anifowose | Written and Directed by Christopher Butler   When watching a low-budget genre movie it’s always a little disheartening to discover that the film’s execution doesn’t quite live up to its ambitions. Sadly, such was the case with […]

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16th Feb2016

Game Review: ‘Timeline – Music & Cinema’

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say there has been a recent resurgence in tabletop gaming, RPGs, board games, card games – you name it and nerds like me are playing it. Whereas gaming for the longest time remained the domain of the hardcore gamer, tabletop gaming and in particular card games have made the move into the […]

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15th Feb2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×03: Faking Miracles’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Yeah, Mighty Monarch. My wife invited me.” Nothing in The Venture Bros is merely exceptional. If there’s one thing the show does consistently, it’s portraying a world where even the most astonishing lives are riddled with fear, insecurity, fuckups, and tedium. ‘Faking Miracles’ is a quiet case study in how the glossy exterior is maintained through hack-work, […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Triple 9′ Review

by Joe Cronin

Stars: Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by Matt Cook | Directed by John Hillcoat You can’t fault the line-up that Australian director, John Hillcoat has pulled together for Triple 9. In what appears to be a Breaking […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Deus Ex: Children’s Crusade #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alex Irvine | Art by John Aggs | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp For those not in the know, Deus Ex is a series of first person computer games dating back to 2000. They all take place in the near future, in a kind of slightly clichéd dystopian cyberpunk society. […]

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15th Feb2016

‘Assassination’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Vinnie Jones, Estella Warren, James Remar, Michael Paré, Richard Burgi, Matt Cinquanta, Rachel Laurenne, Ardeshir Radpour, Michael J Long, Paulina Vallin | Written by Sean Ryan | Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. Assassination, aka Decommissioned sees CIA agent John Niles (Messner) set up to be the patsy in the assassination of the […]

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12th Feb2016

‘NCIS New Orleans: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The second spin-off from NCIS (and technically the third from JAG – which is where the original NCIS series was spun out of), NCIS New Orleans is a very different beast to its predecessors. Whereas the first show was a stoic, patriotic series; and the second was more action and comedy orientated; this third entry […]

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12th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller Deadpool slices and dices it ways into theaters this Friday, February 12 with more crass, gore, violence and cussing than any comic book film that has preceded it.  Deadpool may not be for everyone, especially those […]

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11th Feb2016

‘The Troop #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Noel Clarke | Art by Joshua Cassara | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Conflict. If there is one thing a writer must both introduce and maintain to make for good drama, it’s conflict. A lot of other stuff, like character building, romance, action etc are also welcome, but without conflict […]

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09th Feb2016

‘Johnny Red #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Keith Burns | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Johnny Red has been a lot of things since Issue 1 came out. A loving homage to those old war comics, told with modern eyes, probably the best non-superhero title out there right now, and genuinely surprising […]

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09th Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×04: Home Again’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE” ‘Home Again’ is a parable about how we deal with our garbage. It births this metaphor via a gooey canal, giving us a garbage golem who kills to protect the homeless, or at least to punish those who oppress them, and a bluntly mirrored plot centered on Scully’s struggle to accept her […]

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08th Feb2016

‘The Condemned 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada, Bill Stinchcomb, Alex Knight, Dylan Kenin, Michael Sheets, Morse Bicknell, Mark Sivertsen | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Roel Reiné Like The Marine franchise, which featured a new WWE superstar in the lead role in each consecutive film, The Condemned 2 sees […]

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08th Feb2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×02: Maybe No Go’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Where am I? Hell? Or a children’s TV show set in Hell?” There’s a blurry line between the everyday and the exceptional. Plenty of superhero flicks have made fodder out of the murkiness of that division. Think back to Mr. Incredible’s super-powered midlife crisis, his inability to reconcile his power and ability with what he […]

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08th Feb2016

‘Five Dolls for an August Moon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think about Italian horror one of the master,s and arguably the best, would be Mario Bava. Even his lesser films have a certain style that make them still enticing to the viewer, and Five Dolls for an August Moon is a good example of that. Just how does this oddity fair with Arrow […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Earth Defense Force 4.1′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

There are some gamers out there that have bought and played all the AAA titles released across numerous consoles for decades. Then there are people who’ve bought and played every low-budget (sometimes feeling like no-budget) game released by independent distributors for years… I fall into the latter camp. Ever since the PS2 era I have […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny, Rune Temte, Edvin Endre, Jo Hartley, Daniel Westwood, Tony Paul West, Ania Sowinski, Daniel Ings, Anastasia Harrold | Written by Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton | Directed by Dexter Fletcher A comedy-drama based on the true story of the plucky underdog defying expectations at the 1988 Winter Olympics under […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Pray For Death’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Michael Constantine, Alan Amiel, Woody Watson | Written by James Booth | Directed by Gordon Hessler Pray For Death was the second film – outside of the Ninja Trilogy – to feature Sho Kosugi in […]

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07th Feb2016

‘Alienate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, Nathan Day, Keith Hottinger, Marlys Miller-Fladeland, Cuyle Carvin, Richard Sharrah, Jack Diamond, Sue Rowe, Tye Nelson, Brandyn Cross, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Kenneth Applegate, Courtnea Hyland | Written by Rick Hansberry, Lex Hogan | Directed by Michael Shumway Obviously inspired by the likes of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters – only with […]

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05th Feb2016

‘Lifeline’ – The Creepiest Build Your Own Adventure Game Yet

by Catherina Gioino

Screaming rats. Possessed humans. A non-gender specific student astronaut. Of all the things I was told I can be, I never thought I would ever get a chance to be a student astronaut. I mean, astronaut, yeah, I can do that, but not a student astronaut, let alone one lost in space with screaming rats […]

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05th Feb2016

‘Avon Triple Feature’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Savage Sadists “A young innocent learns the ropes!” A pair of armed thugs (David Christopher & Dan Stevens) are on the hunt for a pornographer (Martin Patton, The Story of Prunella) who owes their boss some money. They pay his wife (Nicole Bernard, Corruption) a visit and at gun point, have some fun because who […]

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04th Feb2016

‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to LEGO games they are pretty reliable. They have that humour that we can expect, they understand the audience they are catering for and they know how to treat the licenses they are entrusted with well… Which is exactly what they have done with LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. While we’ve seen Marvel characters […]

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