13th Sep2017

‘The Hellion’ DVD Review

by Andy Stewart

Stars: Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren, Roman Kemp, Stuart Nurse, Sameera Steward, Maria Popska, Fin Banks, Nathan Brine | Written and Directed by C.A. Cooper The Hellion tells the story of Alice (Eaoifa Forward), a troubled young woman (we know this as her eyebrows are knitted in a perpetual state of worry from the […]

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13th Sep2017

‘S.W.A.T.: Under Siege’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Jaeger, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Jai White, Matthew Marsden, Kyra Zagorsky, Ty Olsson, Olivia Cheng, Zahf Paroo, Aren Buchholz, Lisa Chandler, Mike Dopud, Monique Ganderton, Dakota Guppy, Marci T. House | Written by Jonas Barnes, Keith Domingue | Directed by Tony Giglio An in-name only sequel- it’s been six years since the last S.W.A.T. […]

13th Sep2017

‘Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera | Published by TItan Comics Part 3 of this 8 part event sees the creative baton passed over to the team of Abadzis and Laclaustra and Cabrera, and the focus back on the Tenth Doctor after last issue’s focus on the Ninth Doctor. The […]

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13th Sep2017

‘Rick and Morty 3×07: The Ricklantis Mixup’ Review

by Steven Riley

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for season 3, episode 7 of Rick and Morty. If you have yet to see ‘The Ricklantis Mixup’ we advise you to do so. Now, if possible. Rick and Morty seems to work best when the shows take an ambitious (or ridiculous idea) and just roll with it. Pickle […]

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12th Sep2017

‘Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (just Mask of Truth from here on in) is the rapid fire sequel to Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception, which was released earlier this year. The original Utawarerumono was first released in 2004, but only came out in Japan, although a 26-part anime series and some other assets did make it west. For whatever reason, developer Aquaplus […]

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12th Sep2017

‘Sleepless’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, David Harbour, Dermot Mulroney | Written by Andrea Berloff | Directed by Baran bo Odar   The English-language debut of Swiss director Baran bo Odar delivers nothing of what we want, namely: half-decent action, interesting characters, witty writing, or surprising plot deviations. Jamie Foxx plays Vegas cop Vincent Downs, […]

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12th Sep2017

‘Fires on the Plain’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lily Franky, Tatsuya Nakamura, Yûko Nakamura, Dean Newcombe, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shinya Tsukamoto | Written and Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto It seems these days, when some world leaders seem to enjoy the thought of war, we need to be reminded just what it is. War is hell, there is no positive side, even for the […]

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12th Sep2017

‘Penny Dreadful #5′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics Two months after the last issue, the one that finished the first story arc and directly led into this new one, we’ve had time to catch our breath a little. Usually these days we lament the lack of content in some […]

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11th Sep2017

‘The Hunter’s Prayer’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, Tina Maskell, Eben Young, Stephanie Dooley, Eudald Font, Amy Landecker, Martin Compston | Written by John Brancato, Michael Ferris | Directed by Jonathan Mostow Lucas, (Sam Worthington) is a solitary assassin who is hired to kill a young woman, Ella (Odeya Rush). When he can’t bring himself to […]

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11th Sep2017

‘Mindhorn’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Steve Coogan | Written by Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby | Directed by Sean Foley Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show ‘Mindhorn’, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him […]

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11th Sep2017

‘Starcrash’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caroline Munro, David Hasslehoff, Christopher Plummer, Marjoe Gortner, Robert Tessier, Joe Spinell, Nadia Cassini, Judd Hamilton, Hamilton Camp | Written by Luigi Cozzi, Nat Wachsberger | Directed by Lewis Coates (aka Luigi Cozzi) The entire galaxy is in peril and infamous space-smuggler Stella Star, the greatest star pilot ever to command a vessel, is […]

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09th Sep2017

‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Liev Schreiber, Wyatt Russell, Kim Coates, Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Callum Keith Rennie, Jonathan Mark Cherry | Written by Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot | Directed by Jay Baruchel Back in 2011, Michael Dowse’s Canadian sports comedy Goon was a minor hit with critics, […]

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09th Sep2017

‘It’ Review #2

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott, Stephen Bogaert, Stuart Hughes | Written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman | Directed by Andy Muschetti Stephen King’s bumper 1986 novel gets the fully-fledged cinematic treatment […]

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08th Sep2017

‘Clowntergeist’ VOD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Brittany Belland, Monica Baker, Aaron Mirtes, Madeleine Heil, Eric Corbin, Burt Culver, Tom Seidman, Johnjay Fitih, Sean Patrick Murray | Written and Directed by Aaron Mirtes You never know what you are going to get when you take a chance with a low budget movie, but with a title like Clowntergeist there is a […]

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08th Sep2017

‘Red Roses of Passion’ Ltd. Edition Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Laurene Clair, Judson Todd, Carol Holleck, Helena Clayton, Frank Spencer, Johnny Kuhl, Bella Donna, Laura London, Patricia McNair, June Roberts | Written and Directed by Joe Sarno Carla (Laurene Clair) is an attractive thirty-something who lives with her overbearing and sexually repressed aunt Julie (Bella Donna) and her cousin Tracey (Laura London). Julie is […]

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08th Sep2017

‘The Vault’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning, Scott Haze, James Franco, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by Dan Bush, Conal Byrne | Directed by Dan Bush “The Town meets Sixth Sense,” they claim in the press blurb. Even if that were a good idea on paper, the result is a useless genre train crash with very little […]

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08th Sep2017

‘Cold Moon’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Josh Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, Robbie Kay, Candy Clark, Frank Whaley, Tommy Wiseau, Madison Wolfe, Laura Cayouette | Written and Directed by Griff Furst In a sleepy southern town, the Larkin family suffers a terrible tragedy. Now the Larkin’s are about to endure another: Traffic lights blink an eerie warning, a ghostly visage prowls in […]

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08th Sep2017

‘The Flash: The Complete Third Season’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Over the last few weeks I’ve managed to review quite a few of the DC television shows. The Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl have been fun to watch, but one thing that has been missing are the crossover episodes that connect the shows with The Flash. Now I’m reviewing The Flash: The Complete Third Season I’m […]

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08th Sep2017

‘Throat… 12 Years After’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Sharon Kane, Eric Edwards, Jerry Butler, Sharon Mitchell, George Payne, Joey Silvera, Joanna Storm, Michelle Maren, Annie Sprinkle, Marc Stevens | Written and Directed by Gerard Damiano Walter (George Payne) and Marsha (Michelle Maren) are the classic American married couple. Walter has a good job and Marsha is your perfect housewife. The pair believe […]

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08th Sep2017

‘Wind River’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Review by Matthew Turner Stars: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, James Jordan | Written and Directed by Taylor Sheridan Avengers co-stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen headline this snowbound mystery thriller from Taylor Sheridan, the writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water. Gripping and moving […]

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07th Sep2017

‘Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Adriana Melo, Cris Bolson | Published by Titan Comics The good thing about ‘event’ series is that you don’t have to wait a whole month for the next episode, and that’s the case here. One week ago the first issue kicked off The Lost Dimension series, and it […]

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07th Sep2017

‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters | Written by William Rose, Tania Rose | Directed by Stanley Kramer If you are a fan of comedy films, you’ll already know that It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is one of the […]

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