02nd Jun2017

‘Split’ DVD Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula | Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan was once the devil prince of the movie twist, mischievously upending audiences’ expectations with increasingly contrived plot devices which retroactively flooded his films with new meaning. Breaking point arrived with The Village […]

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02nd Jun2017

‘Shirtless Bear-Fighter! #1′ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Jody Leheup, Sebastian Girner | Art by Mike Spicer, Nil Vendrell | Published by Image Comics It is hard to make good smart dumb comedy. That’s a hard sentence to both read and write and it may not make sense at first but some comedy that on face value can look very slapstick […]

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02nd Jun2017

‘Fugitives’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably, Marie Avgeropoulos, Claudia Church, Chelsea Edmundson, Stephen Lang, Tricia Helfer | Written by Shane Dax Taylor, Chad Law | Directed by Shane Dax Taylor A genre-standard bickering couple take their woes to a small island in the Bahamas, where they hope to patch things up and get back on the […]

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01st Jun2017

‘Venom #150′ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Mike Costa, David Michelinie, Robbie Thompson | Art by Ron Lim, Tradd Moore, Gerardo Sandoval | Published by Marvel Comics Synopsis: Bonded together again, Eddie and the symbiote are web-slinging their way across New York City. But, is their relationship as harmonious as it once was? Or is their bond more sinister than ever? But […]

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01st Jun2017

‘The Legacy: Season Three’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When watching dramas that come out of Europe, we tend to think that we’ll get some good Nordic Noir where there is plenty of murder and mystery. The Legacy though is a Danish family drama with no actual murder at all (well to be fair there is a death)… When Hannah (Karla Løkke) tragically dies while […]

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01st Jun2017

‘Hinterland: The Complete Season Three’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alex Harries, Aneirin Hughes, Hannah Daniel, Mali Harries, Richard Harrington | Produced by Ed Talfan, Ed Thomas, D. Gethin Scourfield After the events of season two, DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) is on the hunt for Iwan Thomas (Geraint Morgan). When Thomas is found dead though, Mathias is soon under suspicion in an investigation […]

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01st Jun2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator – an indie game making the move from a very successful PC release to PS4 and […]

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01st Jun2017

‘Jean Grey #2′ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Dennis Hopeless | Art by Victor Ibanez | Published by Marvel Comics Synopsis: TELEPATHS UNITE! The Phoenix is coming! And determined not to become its next victim, JEAN GREY will enlist the help of its previous hosts…but will RACHEL GREY, QUENTIN QUIRE and HOPE SUMMERS have the answers she’s searching for? Two issues […]

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31st May2017

‘Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD’ Blu-ray Review (Severin)

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Pat Mills, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Kevin O’Neill, David Bishop, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons, Dan Abnett, Alan Grant | Directed by Paul Goodwin The latest in a long-line of pop-culture documentaries that capture the zeitgeist of their particular subject matter, Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD tells the story of the UK science-fiction comic […]

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31st May2017

‘Steve Rogers: Captain America #17′ & ‘Secret Warriors #2′ Review(s)

by Dan Clark

Steve Rogers: Captain America #17 Written by Nick Spencer | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Marvel Comics There has been a lot of things said regarding the current state of Marvel and one of the biggest issues that needs to be addressed is the inconsistency of art in some of their biggest books. […]

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31st May2017

‘House of Cards: Season 5, Episodes 1-6′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Paul Sparks, Derek Cecil, Neve Campbell, Joel Kinnaman | Created by Beau Willimon But is it really deja vu? Is it really that far off to believe somehow, the House of Cards universe suddenly finds itself feasible? Rather, are we so induced into whatever universe we find ourselves in that […]

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31st May2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Dynasty Feud’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Dynasty Feud, a multiplayer platform brawler available now on PC/Steam. Dynasty Feud is an ambitious and feature rich take on the […]

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31st May2017

‘Infamous Iron Man #8′ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Art by Alex Maleev | Published by Marvel Comics They say you never know what you have until it gone. Well, as someone who did not care much about The Fantastic Four, I do have to say I miss them a great deal. The Marvel universe just does not […]

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30th May2017

‘Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #2′ & ‘X-Men: Blue #4′ Review(s)

by Dan Clark

Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #2 Written by Peter David | Art by Mark Bagley | Published by Marvel Comics Dan Slott has stated that every time he has a major event storyline he tries to use the event to propel a character to their own individual series. This process has led to mixed results as […]

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30th May2017

‘American Gods 1×05: Lemon Scented You’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman | Created by Neil Gaiman | Developed for TV by Bryan Fuller After last week’s flashback episode American Gods finally delivers us with the big confrontation of new and old. […]

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30th May2017

‘Twin Peaks 3×04′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

This episode is the one we’ve been waiting for, with Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) coming face to face with Gordon Cole (David Lynch) and Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer). Typically for Twin Peaks though, nothing is as it seems. With Agent Cooper playing happy families as Dougie Jones, the other “Coop” faces his old boss and Albert. […]

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30th May2017

Needle in a [Comic] Haystack #2: ‘All of This Will Crumble’

by Tara Marie

Hi! Welcome back to Needle in a [Comic] Haystack, where I tell you all about the incredibly awesome comics that you’re missing out on because, honestly, there’s just so many of them. Today I’m going to talk about All of This Will Crumble, a single issue, one-off story that was published through Comixology’s indie imprint […]

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30th May2017

Catching Up With the Classics: ‘Y – The Last Man Vol.1′

by Dan Clark

Written by Brian K. Vaughan | Art by Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr. | Published by Vertigo Synopsis: “Y” is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his father was a Shakespeare buff), and he’s seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why […]

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29th May2017

‘All–New Guardians of the Galaxy #2′ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Gerry Dugan | Art by Aaron Kuder | Published by Marvel Comics All–New Guardians of the Galaxy has a lot working against it immediately. For one the ‘All New’ tagline has greatly been overused by Marvel and for that matter so have the Guardians of the Galaxy. While it is understandable they would […]

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29th May2017

‘Rime’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When a game wants to tell the player a story, there can be many methods to do this. Some games though take the impressive option of not using a narrator to explicitly do this, but let the story unfold as part of the game, allowing the player to emotionally connect and interpret it for themselves. […]

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29th May2017

‘Assassin’s Creed Uprising #4′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alex Paknadel, Dan Watters | Art by Jose Holder | Published by Titan Comics Assassin’s Creed Uprising was always an interesting idea, melding together characters from other Assassin’s Creed titles. As Assassin’s Creed has mainly been a single player type of adventure, which the other titles mainly kept in line with, this is more […]

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29th May2017

‘Doctor Who 10×07: The Pyramid at the End of the World’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Last week’s Doctor Who set up a new big bad for season 10, but left The Doctor knowing that they would be coming to Earth soon. In this week’s episode, the sudden appearance of a pyramid made it clear that they had arrived, and were ready to put their plans into action. When a 5,000-year-old […]

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