31st Jan2014

‘Penthouse North’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Andrew W. Walker, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Trevor Hayes, Tilo Horn | Written by David Loughery | Directed by Joseph Ruben Written by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace, Passenger 57) and directed by Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy, The Forgotten), Penthouse North is a thriller, and an old school one at that, mixing elements of […]

31st Jan2014

‘Out of the Furnace’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker | Written by Scott Cooper, Brad Ingelsby | Directed by Scott Cooper In this hotly contested awards season we currently find ourselves in, it’s no surprise that there have been some casulaties in the great promotional battle to win awards and increase box […]

30th Jan2014

‘American Horror Story: Coven 3×13 – The Seven Wonders’ Season Finale Review

by Nathan Smith

Perhaps because I was so enamored with the highs of American Horror Story: Asylum, I went into the third season, Coven, with appropriately set expectations. I mean, witches in New Orleans residing in a boarding school. Well, that’s ripe with possibilities. And throw in a little bit of local flavor with the history of Madame […]

29th Jan2014

‘That Awkward Moment’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas | Written and Directed by Tom Gormican Jason (Efron) and Daniel (Teller) are living a carefree single life in New York City when their best friend Mikey (Jordan) learns his wife wants a divorce. In a show of support, the three […]

29th Jan2014

‘Bates Motel: Season One’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Some shows come along and you just can’t help being sceptical about them.  Bates Motel Season 1 came with the news that it would be a “modern re-imagining” of the Psycho origin story, putting Norman and his mother in a modern-day setting with an aim of looking at the routes of just what made Norman […]

29th Jan2014

‘The Selfish GIant’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Ralph Ineson, Ian Burfield, Lorraine Ashbourne, Elliott Tittensor, Siobhan Finneran | Written and Directed by Clio Barnard There is something disarming about stories that deal with childhood friendships, especially ones that are filmed close to where you live.  The Selfish Giant was filmed around the city of Bradford, so there […]

28th Jan2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sacrament’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones, Kentucker Audley, Shaun Clay, Shawn Parsons, Donna Biscoe | Written and Directed by Ti West Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse New Splat Pack maestro Ti West wowed us back in 2009 with House of the Devil then again last year with Innkeepers. Whilst […]

28th Jan2014

WWE RAW Results & Review (27.01.14)

by Chris Cummings

Welcome to the RAW following Royal Rumble 2014, the most controversial WWE PPV in many a moon. There are many open questions heading into tonights RAW, and hopefully some of them will be answered in the three hour episode of WWE’s flagship program. Will the WWE fans continue to voice their vehement support for Daniel […]

27th Jan2014

‘WWE Royal Rumble 2014′ Results & Review

by Chris Cummings

So, here we are, officially on the road to WrestleMania, the time of year where WWE pull out all the stops in order to sell as many PPV’s as possible come April. Royal Rumble has always been the beginning of this segment of the year and often is the time when WWE brings in popular […]

27th Jan2014

WWE Royal Rumble 2014: A few thoughts on the crowd reaction

by Paul Metcalf

Last night the WWE held its yearly Royal Rumble event and in many ways it was exactly what you would expect from the wrestling company and there were no real surprises.  I tend to like Royal Rumble because of the match itself where thirty of the superstars enter the ring starting with one, then after […]

27th Jan2014

‘Hunt vs Lauda’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to Formula 1 as a sport there are certain rivalries that have added drama to the seasons, even now the egos of the drivers and politics of the car companies can sometimes overshadow the action on the road.  Probably the greatest of these rivalries though is way back before some of the […]

26th Jan2014

‘Last Passenger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, David Schofield, Joshua Kaynama, Lindsay Duncan | Written by Omid Nooshin, Andy Love  | Directed by Omid Nooshin What’s this? I’m reviewing a new British movie? Yes indeed, if you’ve been a long time reader of my work, you may have noticed a proclivity for me to review mainly […]

26th Jan2014

WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Preview

by Chris Cummings

Here we are at the first WWE PPV of 2014 and the official beginning on the frequently-mentioned “Road to WrestleMania”. The most famous and successful gimmick match in history, the Royal Rumble, rides again with 30 men fighting it out for the opportunity to become the number one contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship […]

25th Jan2014

‘The Beast Within’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora When I was a kid, there were two movies that terrified me as a kid. This wasn’t […]

24th Jan2014

‘Night of the Demons’ [1988] Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Amelia Kinkade, Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Billy Gallo, Allison Barron, Lance Fenton, Donnie Jeffcoat, Jill Terashita, Philip Tanzini | Written by Joe Augustyn | Directed by Kevin Tenney My discovery of Night of the Demons is one I’d consider the fondest of memories. It was back in my skuzzy VHS […]

24th Jan2014

‘The Horror Show’ aka House III Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer, Aron Eisenberg, Thom Bray, Lawrence Tierney | Written by Allyn Warner, Leslie Bohem | Directed by James Isaac If there was one genre that spawned countless knock-offs (some better than the films they were imitating, others not so much) it was the slasher film. Even some […]

21st Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) […]

21st Jan2014

WWE RAW Results & Review (20.01.14)

by Chris Cummings

Welcome back to the review and results write-up of WWE RAW, apologies for not providing a review for a couple of weeks, but here we are, back as normal. RAW opens with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon standing in the ring, they talk about the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV and the match that will take […]

19th Jan2014

‘R.I.P.D.’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper, Mike O’Malley, Devin Ratray | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Robert Schwentke Essentially a mashing together of Men In Black, Ghostbusters and Hellboy, R.I.P.D doesn’t do itself any favours in just how derivative and […]

19th Jan2014

‘White House Down’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich White House Down might be the greatest film ever made. At least that was my immediate reaction as the couple of people I texted informing them so could testify to. […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It […]

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