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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03rd Aug2014

‘A Certain Justice’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Gianni Capaldi, Briana Evigan, James C. Burns, Robert LaSardo, Sean O’Bryan | Written by James Coyne | Directed by Giorgio Serafini, James Coyne A Certain Justice, aka Puncture Wounds, is the latest film from the foursome of Giorgio Serafini, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones and Gianni Capaldi, who previously […]

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03rd Aug2014

‘MMPR: Legacy Dragon Dagger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Dragon Dagger is based on the original Green Ranger weapon from 1990s MMPR TV series. 3 key buttons unlock battle sounds; press the mouthpiece to unlock additional Dragon Zord calls and theme song from the show. Order yours here

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02nd Aug2014

‘Enemies Closer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Linzey Cocker, Christopher Robbie, Zahary Baharov, Dimo Alexiev, Kristopher Van Varenberg | Written by Eric Bromberg, James Bromberg | Directed by Peter Hyams After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry (Everett Scott) is plunged […]

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02nd Aug2014

‘Almost Human’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero, Jami Tennille, Chuck Doherty, John Palmer, Mark O’Leary | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Mark Fisher disappeared from home in a blinding blue light flash. His friend Seth Hampton was the last person to see him alive. Two […]

02nd Aug2014

‘The Double’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Chris O’Dowd, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Cathy Moriarty | Written by Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine | Directed by Richard Ayoade When Richard Ayoade directed Submarine he gave us this slightly quirky tale of teen love, it was all a little fluffy and silly but very good.  Moving onto […]

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01st Aug2014

Book Review: ‘The Art of Neil Gaiman’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Hayley Campbell | Published by Ilex | Format: Hardcover, 320pp Neil Gaiman is an author I’ve always respected and he is obviously a fan favourite, my problem is I’ve never really found the time to read much of his stuff.  His influence on Doctor Who and on Coraline, a movie I love has always […]

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01st Aug2014

Review: The Walking Dead – Season 2 Episode 4 (Xbox 360)

by Paul Metcalf

I should hate Telltale Games, especially with The Walking Dead Season 2. Now onto the fourth episode, Amid the Ruins we escape from the chaos at the end of the last episode and while in the past the game has been about the dangers faced from outside the group itself, Amid the Ruins pulls focus right back to internal […]

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01st Aug2014

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, Peter Serafinowicz, Josh Brolin | Written by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman | Directed by James Gunn As a kid growing up in the late 80s/early 90s in a […]

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31st Jul2014

‘The Congress’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Danny Huston, Sami Gayle, Michael Stahl-David, Michael Landes, Sarah Shahi | Written and Directed by Ari Folman When a film is complete there are a number of different emotions one can experience. You can be supremely elated with the masterful work you just witnessed. Anger […]

31st Jul2014

‘WWE: Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Now, I have been a “Paul Heyman Guy” or rather a “Paul Heyman Fan” since the nineties when I first discovered Extreme Championship Wrestling and discovered that the man who had previously worked as a manager in WCW, Paul E. Dangerously, was now booking for ECW and later, the owner. I was excited when I […]

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31st Jul2014

‘The Last Horror Movie’ Review

by Mark Allen

Starring: Kevin Howarth, Mark Stevenson, Antonia Beamish | Written by James Handel | Directed by Julian Richards Found footage horror films are usually a tough trick to pull off well. Not only do they require realistic performances and events so that audiences are (at least partly) convinced that what they’re seeing is real enough for the length of the […]

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31st Jul2014

Comic Review: ‘Ordinary #3′

by Richard Axtell

Written by Rob Williams | Art by D’Israeli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp In Ordinary‘s third issue, divorced plumber Michael Fisher continues his search for his ex-wife and son. As the only man left on Earth without a super power however, he draws unwanted attention towards himself and puts himself and his family in the middle of a […]

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