02nd May2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Curmudgeons’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Danny DeVito, David Margulies, Lucy DeVito, Sarah Hayon, Kett Turton | Written by Joshua Conkel | Directed by Danny DeVito Danny DeVito. The late David Margulies. A senior citizen home. Love. Curmudgeons. Need I say more? Written by first time writer Joshua Conkel, the short stars DeVito and Margulies as Jackie and Ralphie, respectively, as […]

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02nd May2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘The Family Fang’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Christopher Walken, Marin Ireland, Harris Yulin, Eugenia Kuzmina, Michael Chernus, Josh Pais, Maryann Plunkett | Written by David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Jason Bateman Performance artists. What good are they anyhow? It’s not like they put their lives on the line, or make a strong statement about anything going on […]

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02nd May2016

‘The Forgotten’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clem Tibber, Shaun Dingwall, Elarica Gallacher, Lyndsey Marshal, Isaura Barbé-Brown, James Capel, James Doherty, Carys Lewis | Written by Oliver Frampton, James Hall | Directed by Oliver Frampton [NB: With the film now – finally – available to buy in the UK (The Forgotten is out today from Metrodome), here’s a repost of my […]

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02nd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.” Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at […]

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01st May2016

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Moose’

by Chris Cummings

Created by Max de Radigues | Published by Conundrum Press | Format: Paperback Moose is a graphic novel from Conundrum Press that I’ve had my eye on for a while, so when it was sent to me to read and review I was over the moon, and I read it the day it plopped through […]

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01st May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

We are quickly approaching WWE Payback, and this week will be the “final sell” before the PPV. Let’s see what WWE can offer to get us to watch their annual May event. RAW (25th April 2016) Results: AJ Styles pinned Sheamus Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows beat The Uso’s in their RAW debut Sami Zayn […]

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29th Apr2016

‘Cherry Tree’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Naomi Battrick, Sam Hazeldine, Patrick Gibson, Minnie Phipps | Written by Brendan McCarthy | Directed by David Keating Faith’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. […]

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29th Apr2016

‘The Antwerp Dolls’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Jason Wing, Bruce Payne, Sean Cronin, Sabastien Foucan, Terrence Anderson, Danny Cutler | Written and Directed by Jake. L. Reid Love them or hate them, low-budget British crime and gangster films will never die. I know some see these types of films as guilty pleasures, but I have a genuine soft spot and overall […]

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29th Apr2016

‘The Troop #5′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Noel Clarke | Art by Joshua Cassara | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Ah, my favourite dysfunctional family book. Try as I might, I cannot find a better description for this book than X-Men/Fantastic Four on steroids. There’s also more than a passing nod to the self destructiveness of the […]

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29th Apr2016

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl | Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron […]

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28th Apr2016

‘Sharknado: The Collection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Combining Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!  – Sharknado: The Collection is a 3-disc boxset filled with shark-infested splatter-fest action! With the set due for release on May 2nd, here’s our review of all three Sharknado movies… SHARKNADO Stars: Ian Ziering, Jaason Simmons, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, John Heard, Alex Arleo, […]

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28th Apr2016

‘The Phoenix Incident’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Michael Adamthwaite, Troy Baker, James L. Brewster, James C. Burns, Holgie Forrester, Karl Girolamo, Matthew Grant Godbey, William Goldman, Yuri Lowenthal, Elise Muller, Liam O’Brien | Written and Directed by Keith Arem Strange and otherwise terrifying things tend to happen on Friday the 13th, at least according to superstition and a certain horror franchise featuring a […]

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27th Apr2016

’13 Cameras’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: PJ McCabe, Sean Carrigan, Sarah Baldwin, Brianne Moncrief, Neville Archambault | Written and Directed by Victor Zarcoff Newlyweds Claire and Ryan have just moved into a new house. Both are hoping Claire’s pregnancy will be the cement needed to hold their already fraying relationship together. Little do they know their marital issues are the […]

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27th Apr2016

‘Couple in a Hole’ VOD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero | Written and Directed by Tom Geens John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) used to have it all. They had uprooted from Scotland with their son to a small, yet idyllic cottage in the beautiful Pyrenees Mountain range of France. However, tragedy struck by the way of […]

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27th Apr2016

‘Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby | Art by Brian Williamson | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Until reading last issue featuring the iconic Tom Baker Fourth Doctor, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the character in comic book form. I was an avid reader of the Dr Who Marvel Comics […]

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26th Apr2016

‘Man Plus #4′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Andre Lima Araujo | Art by Andre Lima Araujo | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As I’ve pointed out in my reviews of the previous issues, this is on the surface a very derivative series, mixing up a wide variety of genres but also managing to blend them together into […]

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26th Apr2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

This week we stay on the road to Payback in the aftermath of WrestleMania season. The roster has been shuffled up a little and some new faces are plodding around Raw, Smackdown and NXT. Let’s see what this past week brought us, shall we? RAW (18th April 2016) Results: Chris Jericho beat Sami Zayn via […]

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25th Apr2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×01: The Red Woman’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“All I could think about when she died was what would happen to her now. every day, every night, what does mama look like now? Has she started to bloat? Has her skin turned black? Have her lips peeled back from her teeth?” Cersei’s monologue about her childhood obsession with her mother’s corpse is ‘The Red […]

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25th Apr2016

‘Speedy’ Blu-ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, Babe Ruth | Written by John Grey, Lex Neal & Howard Emmett Rogers | Directed by Ted Wilde One of the three giants of silent cinema in Hollywood (the others were Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton), Harold Lloyd is well-known for his impressive stunt work (albeit overshadowed somewhat by Keaton’s own […]

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24th Apr2016

‘Stories: The Path of Destinies’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

While so many people were obsessed with not dying in Dark Souls 3, another release appeared in the PlayStation Store that promised furry creatures and plenty of sword fighting. Stories: The Path of Destinies is something a little different though, and at £8.99 a must buy game. At the start of the game we are […]

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24th Apr2016

VOD Vault #5 – Lazer Team / Mercury Plains

by Phil Wheat

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another installment of VOD Vault, taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This time round we’re looking at a film only available via YouTube (to buy or view via the sites subscription service YouTube Red), the sci-fi comedy […]

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24th Apr2016

‘The Passing’ Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Dyfan Dwyfor, Annes Elwy, Mark Lewis Jones | Written by Ed Talfan | Directed by Gareth Bryn When it comes to ghost stories, I’m not the biggest fan. Even though I often get irrational fears such as someone grabbing my foot as I walk up the stairs or seeing a distorted reflection in the […]

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