05th Jul2014

‘Blockstorm’ – Hands On Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Early Access on Steam is something that has really opened up innovation in consumer feedback.  As the games sold using this system are still in development, this means that feedback provided can be used to update the game based on what the gamers hope to get in the final product.  This then in theory leads […]

05th Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Coherence’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Alex Manugian, Lauren Maher, Hugo Armstrong | Written and Directed by James Ward Byrkit Review by Andrew McArthur One of the surprise treats of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is low-key sci-fi thriller, Coherence: the sort of film where walking in with no […]

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05th Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Hyena’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham ,Neil Maskell, Richard Domer, Myanna Burring | Written and Directed by Gerard Johnson Review by Andrew McArthur In the past years the Edinburgh International Film Festival has been opened by some excellent features (William Friedkin’s Killer Joe) and some less exciting fare (Breathe In). Settling somewhere towards the latter of these […]

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05th Jul2014

‘The Splintered Gods’ Book Review

by Richard Axtell

Written by Stephen Deas | Published by Orion Books | Format: Paperback, 544pp The Dragon Queen Zafir had been captured by an unknown enemy and is forced to wage a war for them on the back of her Dragon, bringing death and fire to their enemies. Meanwhile, lost in a body that isn’t his own and […]

05th Jul2014

‘A Hard Days Night: 50th Anniversary’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Wilfrid Brambell | Written by Alun Owen | Directed by Richard Lester It’s been fifty years since United Artists wanted a Beatles movie to make money off its soundtrack, but what a decision it was.  A Hard Day’s Night is a film that focused on the life […]

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04th Jul2014

‘Gagarin: First in Space’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova, Vadim Michman, Vladimir Steklov, Viktor Proskurin, Nadezhda Markina, Daniil Vorobyov | Written by Andrey Dmitriev, Oleg Kapanets | Directed by Pavel Parkhomenko Gagarin: First in Space is a biographical film which follows the life of Yuri Gagarin, played by Yaroslav Zhalnin, who was the first person ever to […]

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04th Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Honeymoon’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown | Written by Leigh Jeniak, Phil Graziadei | Directed by Leigh Jeniak Review by Andrew McArthur I approached my final horror of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival with some trepidation as it has been a very mixed year for the genre. The Green Inferno was an outstanding update […]

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04th Jul2014

The WWE Main Roster Report: Part 5 – The Rest

by Chris Cummings

The WWE main roster is always changing, some wrestlers leave for whatever reason happens to cause their departure, some wrestlers move up the card because management wants to give them a push and some wrestlers move downwards, or stay still, sometimes merely because the creative team has a lack of ideas for their television character. […]

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04th Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Scintilla’ Review

by Guest

Stars: John Lynch, Craig Conway, Antonia Thomas, Jumayan Hunter, Morjana Alaoui, Beth Winslet | Written by Steve Clark, Josh Golga, Rob Green, Billy O’Brien, G.P. Taylor | Directed by Billy O’Brien Review by Andrew McArthur British horror is not particularly good at hitting the middle ground – it normally finds itself at either extreme end of […]

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04th Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Liam Cunningham ,Pollyanna McIntosh, Sophie Stephanie Farmer, Niall Greig Fulton | Written by David Cairns, Fiona Watson | Directed by Brian O’Malley Review by Andrew McArthur Despite a promising opening and some interesting thematic concepts, Scottish horror Let Us Prey quickly goes off the rails veering into sloppy bog-standard genre territory. Brian O’Malley’s feature […]

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04th Jul2014

‘The Anomaly’ Review

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Stars: Noel Clarke, Ian Somerhalder, Luke Hemsworth, Brian Cox, Alexis Knapp, Niall Greig Fulton, Michael Bisping, Ali Cook, Art Parkinson, Reuben Dabrow, Victoria Broom | Written by Simon Lewis | Directed by Noel Clarke Review by Andrew McArthur Noel Clarke‘s third directorial feature sees him in front of the cameras once again in science-fiction action piece, The […]

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03rd Jul2014

‘The Escapists’ – Hands On Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Prison is hell, if you are not being beaten up by the other inmates you are being bullied by the guards to follow their orders. What do you do to survive? You learn to fit in, learn the schedules of the guards, form a team and make your escape! That’s not what you really do […]

03rd Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Welcome to New York’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Calderon, Paul Hipp, Shanyn Leigh, Amy Ferguson, Drena De Niro, Ronald Guttman | Written by Abel Ferrara, Christ Zois | Directed by Abel Ferrara Review by Andrew McArthur Abel Ferrara‘s latest work Welcome to New York is a film so unflinching in its portrait of excess and moral-corruption that it […]

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03rd Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘The Green Inferno’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira | Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Eli Roth Review by Andrew McArthur Eli Roth continues to prove that he is quickly becoming a titan in the horror genre with his first directorial feature film in six years, The Green […]

03rd Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Dane DeHaan, Audrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Anna Kendrick, Jim O’Heir, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Garry Marshall | Written and Directed by Jeff Baena Review by Andrew McArthur If like me zombie themed romantic comedy Warm Bodies left you as cold as one of the undead stiffs themselves, then Life After Beth is the perfect […]

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03rd Jul2014

The WWE Main Roster Report: Part 4 – The Divas

by Chris Cummings

The WWE main roster is always changing, some wrestlers leave for whatever reason happens to cause their departure, some wrestlers move up the card because management wants to give them a push and some wrestlers move downwards, or stay still, sometimes merely because the creative team has a lack of ideas for their television character. […]

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03rd Jul2014

‘The Weirding Willows Vol 1: What The Wild Things Are’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Dave Elliot | Art by Barnaby Bagenda | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 104pp When Alice crawled through the rabbit hole and entered Wonderland she found a world unlike any other and made a many friends along the way.  What if though the Wild Woods in which the hole was found […]

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03rd Jul2014

‘Amber: The Complete Series’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lauryn Canny, Eva Birthistle, David Murray, Levi O’Sullivan, Justine Mitchell, David Herlihy, Declan Conlon, Emily Nagle, Stella McCusker, Shauna Griffith | Created by Rob Crawley, Paul Duane If there is one type of television show we’ve got a lot of right now it’s the drama. While mostly concentrating on murder and politics there are some though that […]

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02nd Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Simon Helberg, Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Cantor, Gioianna DiGiorgio, Dana Ivey, Judith Light | Written by Simon Helberg | Directed by Jocelyn Towne, Simon Helberg Review by Andrew McArthur Joined by his wife Jocelyn Towne, The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg turns director with autobiographical romantic comedy We’ll Never Have […]

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02nd Jul2014

EIFF 2014: ‘Hellion’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner, Dalton Sutton, Camron Owens, Dylan Cole, Jonny Mars, Walt Roberts, Annalee Jefferies | Written and Directed by Kat Candler Review by Andrew McArthur Kat Candler’s Hellion boasts some strong performances but ultimately feels like an amalgamation of various indie tropes that never quite hit the right emotional […]

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02nd Jul2014

The WWE Main Roster Report: Part 3 – The Mid-Card

by Chris Cummings

The WWE main roster is always changing, some wrestlers leave for whatever reason happens to cause their departure, some wrestlers move up the card because management wants to give them a push and some wrestlers move downwards, or stay still, sometimes merely because the creative team has a lack of ideas for their television character. […]

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02nd Jul2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Extinction Parade – Volume 1′

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Max Brooks | Illustrated by Raulo Caceres | Published by Avatar Press | Format: Paperback, 160pp In pop culture it’s fair to say that vampires and zombies are still the most popular monsters right now.  With World War Z Max Brooks created a zombie apocalypse that fans loved (in book form at least) […]

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