16th Aug2014

In Memory of Robin Williams: ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham | Written by Mitch Markowitz | Directed by Barry Levinson The death of Robin Williams has been publicised massively over the last number of days, a shocking loss to the film industry, Williams was a beloved performer […]

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14th Aug2014

‘Pokemon TCG: XY – Furious Fists’ Unboxing & Review

by Ginger_Phoenix

Pokémon TCG: XY — Furious Fists, the third expansion in the TCG: XY series bursts into stores this week. Players in the UK can now add to their collections with a ferocious new set of cards. There are over a hundred in total to collect! New Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region make an appearance […]

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13th Aug2014

‘Invasion of the Scream Queens’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Brinke Stevens, Mary Woronov, Melissa Moore, Michelle Bauer, Elizabeth Kaitan | Written and Directed by Donald Farmer Originally shot in the early 1990s, during the heyday of direct to video and cable TV B-movie horror, Invasion of the Scream Queens is an inside look at what it takes to be a scream queen, with […]

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13th Aug2014

‘Raven’s Cabin’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Andrea Burdett, Luke Ledger, Pia Prendiville, Mauricio Merino Jr., John McPherson, Neal Huxley, Jag Pannu, David Ryan Kinsman, Elizabeth Frodsham, Scott O’Keeffe | Written by Katrina Rodriguez | Directed by Loren Johnson What do we do with trouble teens? In movies we have seen a few answers, like Battle Royale where we stick them […]

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13th Aug2014

‘Gioteck EX-05s Headset’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Headphones have always been treated with reverence by audiophiles but as videogames become more and more immersive experiences gamers are approaching gaming headphones in the same manner as music lovers do – often spending serious money on headsets that offer the best sound, comfort and voice reproduction. But fantastic comfort and superb sound don’t have to […]

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13th Aug2014

‘Stelle Audio Pillar’ Review

by Phil Wheat

There have been many variations of the “luxury speaker” in the years since Apple unleashed its stylish iPhone range on the world. Many have tried, and many have failed to live up to the fashion-led design of Apple’s products. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great luxury speakers – a while ago we […]

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12th Aug2014

‘Erotic Adventures of Candy’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Carol Connors, Eddy Cannon, Don Fernando, Georgina Spelvin, Pat Rhea, John Holmes, John Leslie | Written and Directed by Gail Palmer Carol Connors (Deep Throat, Sweet Savage) plays as Candy, a 20 year old student who although a knockout, is a 100% virgin. She has a dream and wants to ‘help’ her fellow men. […]

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11th Aug2014

‘Cathouse Fever’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Becky Savage, Herschel Savage, John Colt, Rhonda Jo Petty, Gaylene Marie, Debbie Truelove, Tommy Drake, Jerry Davis, Rick Cassidy | Directed by Chris Warfield After some rather wonderful library music over the opening sequences, we are introduced to Becky, a young and attractive coed played by Becky Savage (Sweets Cheeks, Foreplay) living in LA. We find out that […]

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11th Aug2014

‘Lizzie Borden Took an Axe’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry, Stephen McHattie, Shawn Doyle, Sara Botsford, Hannah Anderson, Andrea Runge, Billy Campbell | Written by Stephen Kay | Directed by Nick Gomez Massachusetts director Nick Gomez (Drowning Mona) is more used to working on television shows than feature films and it shows in Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, a […]

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10th Aug2014

‘Mercenaries’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zoe Bell, Vivica A. Fox, Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Cynthia Rothrock, Nicole Bilderback, Gerald Webb, Tim Abell, Tiffany Panhilason | Written by Edward DeRuiter | Directed by Christopher Olen Ray You remember the 80s and the action films of The Cannon Group? Remember how Stallone tried to bring that era back with The Expendables? Remember […]

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09th Aug2014

‘You Are Not Alone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Nolan, Evie Brodie, Simon Dutton, Louise Houghton, Seth Sinclair | Written and Directed by Mark Ezra Here we go again. Another found footage movie. This time the premise steals heavily from the grand-daddy of found footage movies, Cannibal Holocaust, in so much that the film purportedly consists of ‘found’ material from the screen […]

08th Aug2014

‘Soulmate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn [Note: This review is of the full UNCUT version of Soulmate shown at last years Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter, which is not the version being released on DVD. The BBFC requested cuts to the opening suicide scene due […]

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08th Aug2014

‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley, Noel Gugliemi, Castulo Guerra, Michael K. Williams, Edwin Hodge, Keith Stanfield, Roberta Valderrama, Niko Nicotera | Written and Directed by James DeMonaco Written and directed by James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first film, The Purge: Anarchy takes the […]

07th Aug2014

‘Halley’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alberto Trujillo, Hugo Albores, Luly Trueba | Written by Sebastian Hofmann, Julio Chavezmontes | Directed by Sebastian Hofmann When watching movies you can take them on face value and just enjoy the explosions and entertainment value or you can look at the underlying meaning and see much more.  This takes more brain work but it […]

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06th Aug2014

‘Joss Whedon: Geek King of the Universe’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Amy Pascale | Published by Aurum Press Ltd | Format: Hardcover, 448pp There are certain people who are happy to take the mantle “King of the Geeks” and I normally cringe that the very thought of them accepting it, but for me there is one man who would.  Joss Whedon is arguably one of the […]

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06th Aug2014

‘The Expendables 3′ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Randy Couture, Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt | Directed by Patrick Hughes The Expendables 3  is not your father’s action movie. Well, actually it […]

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05th Aug2014

‘WWE Live in the UK: May 2014′ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Still feeling the tremors created at WrestleMania XXX and Extreme Rules, the WWE hit the shores of the UK in May of 2014 for a series of live shows, including London’s O2 Arena where, Hulkamania returned and WWE’s biggest names tore it up in the ring for the British fans. WWE put out these “live” […]

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05th Aug2014

‘Patrick: Evil Awakens’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Martin Crewes, Peta Sergeant | Written by Justin King | Directed by Mark Hartley Former music video director Mark Hartley came to prominence, at least to me, in 2008 when his wonderful documentary Not Quite Hollywood, which detailed the “Ozploitation” genre, exploded on film blogs and movie sites across […]

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05th Aug2014

‘What If’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Mackenzie Davis, Lucius Hoyos, Jemima Rooper | Written by Elan Mastai | Directed by Michael Dowse I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of What If this week, a romantic comedy with a quirky edge to it that makes if feel somewhat fresh, like […]

04th Aug2014

Book Review: ‘The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni’

by Jack Kirby

Edited by Jeremy Frommer and Rick Schwartz | Introduction by Ben Bova | Published by powerHouse Books | Format: Hardcover, 224pp Omni was a magazine published from the late-seventies to the mid-nineties mostly covering science and science fiction. I was a bit young to have been a reader of it, but having researched the magazine […]

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04th Aug2014

‘We Are the Best!’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mira Barkhammer, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg, Jonathan Salomonsson, Alvin Strollo, Charlie Falk | Written by Lukas Moodysson, Coco Moodysson | Directed by Lukas Moodysson One thing that always happens when we become adults is that we miss childhood.  Responsibility sucks but there is nothing we can do but just continue with […]

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04th Aug2014

‘Rapture’ Review (Masters of Cinema)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Patricia Gozzi, Dean Stockwell, Melvyn Douglas, Gunnel Lindblom, Leslie Sands, Murray Evans, Sylvia Kay, Peter Sallis, Ellen Pollock | Written by Stanley Mann | Directed by John Guillermin John Guillermin, the London-born director of the classic disaster film The Towering Inferno directed this moving drama set in France called Rapture in 1965. I am familiar with some of […]

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