17th Apr2015

‘Batman vs. Robin’ Blu-ray Review

by ApolloXL5

Stars: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Trevor Devall, Robin Atkin Downes, Griffin Gluck, Grey Griffin, Sean Maher, David McCallum, Jeremy Sisto, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic | Directed by Jay Oliva PLOT: Damian Wayne has established himself as Robin, but he and Batman continue to clash over the latter’s rule of not killing criminals. […]

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17th Apr2015

‘Hackney’s Finest’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Nathanael Wiseman, Arin Alldridge, Enoch Frost, Marlon G. Day, Rajan Sharma, Neerja Naik, Malcolm Tomlinson, Sean Cronin, Jeanette Rourke, Christopher Dingli, Katarina Gellin | Written by Thorin Seex | Directed by Chris Bouchard I’ve reviewed quite a few British gangster movies and know what to expect, some take themselves a little too seriously and […]

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17th Apr2015

‘Steven Universe S02E06: Shirt Club’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Vote For My Dad.” The stakes have never been lower, but Steven Universe thrives on the small stage.  The episode’s plot is simple: Steven and Buck Dewey make T-shirts together, then disagree about what said T-shirts are for.  It’s a light, sit-com-esque premise that leads into an earnest look at what growing up can take from […]

16th Apr2015

‘Zombies Hi: Issues 1-12′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Danny McLaughlin, Kevin Logue | Art by Michael Arbuthnot, Kevin Logue, Ruairi Coleman, John McFarlane | Published by Uproar Comics I imagine there is not much new that the zombie genre has left to give us, so kudos to publisher Uproar Comics for finding its own unoccupied corner of the genre. Although the […]

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16th Apr2015

Book Review: ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Sharon Gosling | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 176pp When a show like Penny Dreadful merges a historical setting with a fantastical dark world where anything is possible – to make this believable, but still add the level of the surreal that is required, there has to be a set vision and […]

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16th Apr2015

‘Supersoul Brother’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

a.k.a The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger 1978, dir: Rene Martinez The film opens up in the laboratory of pint-sized Dr. Dippy, played by Peter Conrad (Porky’s), where we find himself and his attractive laboratory technician are working on a serum to give people superhuman strength. Unfortunately, those who use it will die within a few […]

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16th Apr2015

‘Day of Anger’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder, Yvonne Sanson, Lukas Ammann, Andrea Bosic, Ennio Balbo, José Calvo, Giorgio Gargiullo | Written by Ernesto Gastaldi, Tonino Valerii, Renzo Genta | Directed by Tonino Valerii When it comes to cult Italian movies we tend to know them for two things, horror and the Spaghetti Western.  […]

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16th Apr2015

‘ECW Unreleased: Vol. 3′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

WWE continue with their volume releases of ECW history with the third ECW Unreleased release, hosted by Joey Styles, Stevie Richards and The Blue Meanie. I recall ECW fondly in many ways, and it is fun to go back and look at some of the matches, wrestlers and storylines that made the grungy extreme promotion […]

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15th Apr2015

Review: Schleich Justice League Figurines – Batman vs The Joker

by Phil Wheat

Available now from toymaker Schleich, each 10.5 cm figure is expertly recreated in a classic pose that captures the strength and movement of the character. Batman and Superman lead the way with three versions of each to choose from; kneeling, standing and ready to fight. Added to the superheroes in this launch collection are Green […]

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15th Apr2015

‘Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, it’s likely you have heard of a few names from the world of professional wrestling. Hulk Hogan. The Rock. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Oh, and The Ultimate Warrior. A household name, and a massive wrestling superstar in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Warrior (Formerly Jim Hellwig) had a career […]

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15th Apr2015

‘Open Windows’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Blood and Black Lace’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante DiPaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Krugher, Massimo Righi | Written by Marcello Fondato | Directed by Mario Bava Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace may not be the first Giallo film but it is the one that many took inspiration […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Black Sea’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jude Law, Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Jodie Whittaker | Written by Dennis Kelly | Directed by Kevin Macdonald Heist movies work best when there is a hint of danger involved, so why not put the characters in a scenario like being trapped in a submarine hunting for gold […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Wayward Pines 1×01: Where Paradise Is Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Hope Davis, Siobhan Fallon, Sarah Jeffery | Created by Chad Hodge “People are objects that aren’t really there.” It’s a line that’s used to describe a breakdown, a lapse in reality, experienced by the […]

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13th Apr2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×01: The Wars To Come’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“The future is shit, just like the past.” Tyrion Lannister punctuates his brief thesis on the value of life by bending over to vomit.  In an episode that begins with a young Cersei slogging through what looks like a mixture of mud and offal and ends with a man being burned alive after leading his […]

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13th Apr2015

‘Mad Men 7×09: New Business’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Can’t you see I don’t want anything?” Why do families blow up?  Why can’t we just love each other, live with each other, understand each other?  What happens if, in Pete Campbell’s frustrated words, “you never get past the beginning again?”  What if you never wanted to? The episode begins with Don in pastoral bliss […]

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12th Apr2015

‘Odoyo Aircoat’ iPad Air Case Review

by Phil Wheat

Odoyo are no stranger to the case market, after all they have been making cases – in particular their Aircoat line – for iPads since the debut of the iPad 3 in 2012. With each generation Odoyo have refined the design and function of the Aircoat case to what we have today, the Aircoat for […]

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12th Apr2015

‘LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Darkseid Invasion (Set #76028)’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Darkseid is causing mayhem in the city with his Hover Destroyer. Join forces with the Justice League to disarm this dangerous invader before he demolishes Metropolis! Help Cyborg hold the villain at bay using his stud shooter. But beware of blasts from the Destroyer’s powerful cannonball shooter. Soar into battle with Hawkman and place Green […]

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12th Apr2015

BIFFF 2015: ‘From the Dark’ Review

by Stuart Wright

Stars: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell, Ged Murray, Gerry O’Brien | Written and Directed by Conor McMahon From The Dark is the latest feature film from Stitches writer/director Conor McMahon. Where his Irish horror comedy, starring Ross Noble, played for bloody, gross out laughs and utilised an extensive cast to tell its tale, From The Dark […]

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12th Apr2015

WWE Network – Is it worth your 9.99?

by Chris Cummings

So, we’re over a year on from the launch of the WWE Network. It launched in the United Kingdom (and some other places that didn’t get it when it initially hit the market) in January (2015) at the price of £9.99. The price-point annoyed plenty of UK consumers who are paying more than the US […]

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11th Apr2015

‘Zombie Resurrection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eric Colvin, Jim Sweeney, Danny Brown, Simon Burbage, Jade Colucci, Joe Rainbow, Rachel Nottingham, Shamiso Mushambi, Georgia Winters, Rupert Phelps | Written and Directed by Jake Hawkins, Andy Phelps Opening with a fantastic animated title sequence which explains the basic plot – soldiers return home from war infected with zombie-like symptoms which quickly spreads […]

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11th Apr2015

‘A Haunting at Silver Falls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alix Elizabeth Gitter, Erick Avari, Steve Bacic, James C. Burns, James Cavlo, Tadhg Kelly, James Ralph, Tara Westwood, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey | Written by Cam Cannon, Rachel Long, Brian Pittman | Directed by Brett Donowho Recently orphaned teen Jordan is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in the small town of […]

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