25th Jan2018

‘The Cutlass’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Lisa-Bel Hirschmann, Arnold Goindhan, Kirk Baltz, Rebecca M Foster, Michael De Souza, Gary Moore, Ruby Parris, Jonathan Agostini, Conrad Parris, Alister Edwards, Chris Paul Smith, Alexis-Marie Chin, Nicholas Subero | Written by Teneille Newallo | Directed by Darisha J. Beresford On the southernmost Caribbean island of Trinidad, Joanna (Lisa-Bel Hirschmann) is a young woman […]

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24th Jan2018

‘Flatliners’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland | Written by Ben Ripley | Directed by Niels Arden Oplev Danish director Niels Arden Oplev is still best known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (what, you mean you don’t remember Dead Man Down?), and he brings the same flat, […]

24th Jan2018

‘Robotech #6′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Simon Furman | Art by Marco Turini | Published by Titan Comics Last issue saw Brian Wood passing the Robotech torch on to Simon Furman, although with a plotting credit for last issue and this Wood holds Furman’s hand a little as he gets up to speed on the book. If you hadn’t […]

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24th Jan2018

‘The Terrible Two’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ariana Baron, Arielle Breslerman, Billy Lewis, Cari Moskow, Reid Doyle, Donny Boaz, Shane Callahan, Devin McGee, Karen Labbe, Maureen Mountcastle | Written and Directed by Billy Lewis The Terrible Two follows Albert and Rose Poe as they approach the first anniversary of the death of their daughters, Addi and Jade. As the day comes […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘The Gifted 1×12: Extraction / 1×13: X-Roads’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

This week, The Gifted ends with a double episode. Making the finale a double bill brings a feature-length ending to the season dealing with not dealing with Dr. Campbell (Garret Dillahunt) but starting a new chapter where surprising lines are drawn. With Dr. Campbell attending an anti-mutant summit to try to drum up national support […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘Black Lighting 1×01: The Resurrection’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams | Developed by Salim Akil Black Lightning strikes (see what I did there?) a new and completely different tone for superhero shows on television and after only one episode, the show feels like it was a show Netflix created and not network television. The pilot […]

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23rd Jan2018

‘Rivers of London: Cry Fox #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch | Art by Lee Sullivan | Published by Titan Comics Always a pleasure when a new issue of one of my favourite books drops. I read many comics every month, and some I read through a sense of completion rather than a sense of enjoyment, but can honestly say […]

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22nd Jan2018

‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×12: Vaulting Ambition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Last week, the twist that everybody expected happened and for some it was no surprise. This week though, the true twist of the show was unearthed. It seems that Star Trek: Discovery has a few tricks up its sleeves to keep fans hooked, and this one was actually quite surprising. With the Emperor revealed last […]

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22nd Jan2018

‘Surviving the Wild’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Jon Voight, Aidan Cullen, Jamie Kennedy, Vail Bloom, Derick Van Orden, Matthew Davis, Sheri Carbone, Susan Coleman | Written by Mark Hefti | Directed by Patrick Alessandrin Following the death of Gus (Jon Voight), his grandson Shaun (Aidan Cullen) can’t seem to let go. So when Gus appears at his own reception, unstartled by his unexpected appearance […]

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22nd Jan2018

VOD Vault #9 – Sasq-Watch / Gun Shy

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms recently. It’s been more than a few months since our last installment, so what say we kick off this debut edition for 2018 with two films that share something in common… Comedy! Sasq-Watch Stars: […]

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22nd Jan2018

‘Downsizing’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Rolf Lassgård, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis | Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Directed by Alexander Payne One could argue that all of Alexander Payne’s major works – Election, Sideways, The Descendants et al – are about man’s search for meaning. Specifically, a middle-aged man’s search for meaning. […]

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19th Jan2018

‘#3Minute Horror: Episode 1 – The Mime’ Review

by Philip Rogers

A business woman (Amelia Gardham) is walking through an underpass whilst texting, when she accidently drops her bag, spilling the contents onto the floor. As she starts to collect her items, she is suddenly notices a mysterious looking figure is stood front of her, a mime who is copying her every move. Although unsettled, she […]

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19th Jan2018

‘Coco’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Sofía Espinosa, Edward James Olmos | Written by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich | Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Having explored the inner workings of human consciousness in Inside Out, the animation geniuses at Pixar turn their collective imaginations to the […]

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19th Jan2018

‘Fighting American #4′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gordon Rennie | Art by Duke Mighten, PC De La Fuente | Published by Titan Comics This book has been ridiculously good. Smart, funny, sassy, and all delivered in a fantastically deadpan style. Fighting American and Speedboy are endearing with their naivety and adherence to their outdated moral and heroic code, just as […]

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19th Jan2018

‘Guns, Gore and Cannoli’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Emma Rees

Guns, Gore and Cannoli is a 2D side scrolling shooter with lots of platforming. Set in the fictional Thugtown during the 1920’s era of prohibition, illegal alcohol trades are taking place and a series of gruesome ‘murders’ have been making the headlines. You play as headstrong mobster, Vinnie Cannoli, who is assigned the task of […]

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18th Jan2018

‘Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #3.13′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alex Paknadel, Rob Williams | Art by JB Bastos, Luiz Campello | Published by Titan Comics So here we are, the last issue of Year Three of The Eleventh Doctor. The year has been dominated mostly by the ongoing saga of The Sapling, and the pursuit by The Scream. It’s been a fun […]

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18th Jan2018

‘The Shanghai Job’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Orlando Bloom, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Xing Yu, Hannah Quinlivan, Thomas Price, Lei Wu, Jing Liang, Da Ying, Rong Chang, Lyon Zhang, Ruoxi Wang | Written by Kevin Bernhardt | Directed by Charles Martin Hey everybody, its Britain’s sweetheart Orlando Bloom… You remember Orlando Bloom, the bow and arrow fella from The Lord of […]

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18th Jan2018

Digital Shorts: ‘The Coma: Recut’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 The Coma: Recut, a new Korean horror game now available on the Nintendo Switch. In The Coma: Recut, players take on […]

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17th Jan2018

‘Terraforming Mars’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Although Terraforming Mars has already been lauded as the best game of 2017 by many and in fact as the best board game ever by a not insignificant number of people, it took me a long time to really see the appeal. There’s no doubt that the concept of transforming the surface of Mars into a habitable […]

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17th Jan2018

‘Bad Day For the Cut’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland | Written by Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin | Directed by Chris Baugh Northern Ireland is pretty well known for having its fair share of “troubles” and as such makes for […]

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16th Jan2018

‘Viking Siege’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle McTernan, Rosanna Hoult, Craig Russell, Owain Rhys Davies, Alan Booty, Andrew David, Leon Davies, Phil Deguara, Sarah Driver, Philip Dyas, Richard Elis, Michael Geary, James Groom, Charlotte Hughes, Les Kenny-Green | Written by Philip Dyas, Alastar Kirton | Directed by Jack Burton During a wild night of debauchery, a gang of vengeful women […]

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16th Jan2018

Digital Shorts: ‘Hammerwatch’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 Hammerwatch, a new 16-bit inspired twin-stick shooter. Stop. Hammerwatch time! Sometimes, you have to let Games reviewers get away with an […]

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