21st Jul2017

‘Public Enemy: The Complete Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When you’ve seen enough Nordic Noir style series you tend to see certain formulas to the stories. Public Enemy is one that definitely feels familiar, but instead of familiarity breeding content, this time it offers an engrossing experience. When federal police investigator Chloe Muller (Stéphanie Blanchoud) is given the task to protect Guy Beranger (Angelo […]

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21st Jul2017

‘Count Arthur Strong: The Complete Third Series’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rory Kinnear, Steve Delaney, Bronagh Gallagher, David Plimmer, Andy Linden  | Created by Steve Delaney When I’ve seen Count Arthur Strong on television, I do tend to watch the odd episode, but I never seem to have the time to stick with it. Reviewing Count Arthur Strong: The Complete Third Series though has allowed me to […]

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21st Jul2017

‘Hear The Silence’ Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Lars Doppler, Vera Stadler, Antonia Langenohl, Maja Jotten, Simon Hangartner, Andreas Zahn, Dominik Fenster, Clarissa Molocher, Marina Koch, Andreas Er | Written and Directed by Ed Ehrenberg October 1941, some where in the Ukraine, a squad of young German soldiers stumble upon a small village 200 kilometers behind Russian lines. Freezing, hungry, and wounded, […]

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21st Jul2017

‘Eurocrime!’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: John Saxon, Franco Nero, Henry Silva, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua, Leonard Mann, Richard Harrison | Written and Directed by Mike Malloy Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s, to give the film it’s full title, is a welcome and affectionate look at the Italian poliziotteschi films of the 1970s, films such as […]

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20th Jul2017

‘Nurse Sherri’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson, Marilyn Joi, Katherine Pass, Prentiss Moulden, Bill Roy, Erwin Fuller, J.C. Wells, Clay Foster, Caryl Briscoe | Written by Michael Bockman, Greg Tittinger | Directed by Al Adamson Deep in the L.A. Desert, a gullible cult lead by the influential and ever, ever so slightly mad and deluded preacher – […]

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20th Jul2017

‘Darker Shades of Elise’ DVD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Becca Hirani, Tommy Vilés, Arron Blake, Darcie Lincoln, David Royal, Tara MacGowran, Kate Lush, Charlene Cooper, Tony Manders, Tessa Hart | Written by Shannon Holiday | Directed by Jamie Weston Having given up a career as a model and actress to start a family, Elise (Becca Hirani) suffers a miscarriage. Struggling to deal with […]

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20th Jul2017

‘Frantz’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Anton von Lucke | Written by François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo | Directed by François Ozon A remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 film Broken Lullaby, itself based on a stage play, Frantz is the latest character-based drama from prolific French director François Ozon. Deeply melancholy and very […]

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20th Jul2017

‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #14′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Cris Bolson, Adrian Melo | Published by Titan Comics Last issue wasn’t a very good issue of Doctor Who. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good issue of course, because it wasn’t bad at all, but what it was was an issue of Jack Harkness, Time Agent. […]

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19th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones: The Card Game’ Review

by Matthew Smail

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been waiting for the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation with baited breath. No doubt, you’ll also have been hoping and praying that the treacherous winds of Westeros blow favourably for your favourite characters as the epic series draws to a conclusion. But what if you […]

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19th Jul2017

‘Freeway Fighter #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andi Ewington | Art by Simon Coleby | Published by Titan Comics The book really hit its stride last issue, after the first issue and its world building left me a little underwhelmed. The first issue was a case of style over substance, last issue was a case of style AND substance. Bella […]

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19th Jul2017

Panel Discussion #41

by Kieran Shiach

Hello again, and welcome to the recently resurrected Panel Discussion. I’m Kieran, and every week I’m going to go through some of the best comics of the week to give you an idea what you should pick up that you might have missed. This is another stacked week with some fantastic first issues and great […]

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19th Jul2017

‘Personal Shopper’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graïa, Nora von Waldstätten, Benjamin Biolay, Audrey Bonnet, Pascal Rambert | Written and Directed by Olivier Assayas Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a Personal Shopper by day and a ghost hunter by night. Trying to find proof her brother is communicating with her from […]

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18th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Sequence Break’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games, refurbishing and restoring them to their former glory. That is, until he meets Tess (Therese). The two quickly become romantically […]

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18th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Replace’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rebecca Forsythe, Barbara Crampton, Lucie Aron, Sean Knopp, Adnan Maral, J. David Hinze | Written by Norbert Keil, Richard Stanley | Directed by Norbert Keil Following in the footsteps of the likes of David Cronenberg, German filmmaker Norbert Keil unleashes his own brand of body-horror on unsuspecting audiences with Replace – a Bathoryesque tale of a […]

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18th Jul2017

‘Game of Thrones 7×01: Dragonstone’ Review

by Steven Riley

It may be the middle of July, but for Game of Thrones winter is most definitely coming… While past season openers are notoriously take a while to thaw out before a generally explosive ending (literally with that season six finale), the laying of the Westeros war table sees the show runners turn the heat up […]

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18th Jul2017

‘Twin Peaks 3×10′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of Twin Peaks you’ll no doubt have already thanked David Lynch and Mark Frost in your head for bringing us season 3. At episode 10 we are now officially down the rabbit hole, but if you were looking for much progress in the main story you won’t get it here. […]

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17th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Savage Dog’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Juju Chan, Cung Le, Keith David, Vladimir Kulich, Matthew Marsden, Charles Fathy | Written and Directed by Jesse V. Johnson OK, let’s all just say it together. Scott Adkins is the saviour of DTV action movies. Charismatic, skilled and just a downright badass (and likeable) actor, whatever Adkins seemingly touches […]

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17th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Game of Death’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Erniel Baez D, Victoria Diamond, Sam Earle, Emelia Hellman, Catherine Saindon, Nick Serino, Thomas Vallieres | Written by Edouard Bond, Philip Kalin-Hajdu, Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais | Directed by Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais A hard-partying pack of teens come across a mysterious vintage game and can’t resist giving it a try. They […]

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17th Jul2017

‘Vaccine’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all? Sounds easy right? […]

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17th Jul2017

‘Devil’s Domain’ VOD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Madi Vodane, Kelly Decker, Michael Madsen, Linda Bella | Written and Directed by Jared Cohn A bullied teen cozies up the Devil in order to enact vengeance on the mean girls at her high school… Devil’s Domain sounds like a promising, if well worn, premise; a supernatural, revenge fantasy about the dangers of cyber-bullying […]

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17th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘The Honor Farm’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olivia Applegate, Katie Folger, Dora Madison, Will Brittain, Louis Hunter, Jonny Mars, Liam Aiken, Mackenzie Astin, Josephine McAdam, Christina Parrish, Michael Eric Reid | Written by Karen Skloss, Jasmine Skloss Harrison, Jay Tonne, Jr. | Directed by Karen Skloss The gown, the hairstyling, the limousine, the prom date – all the familiar details that […]

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14th Jul2017

‘End of a Gun’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Jade Ewen, Florin Piersic Jr., Jacob Grodnik, Jonathan Rosenthal, Ovidiu Niculescu, Claudiu Bleont, Troy Miller, Alexandre Nguyen, Andrei Ciopec | Written by Chuck Hustmyre, Keoni Waxman | Directed by Keoni Waxman When Decker (Seagal), a highly skilled ex-DEA agent, crosses paths with Lisa (Jade Ewen), she approaches him with a seductive proposition: help […]

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