02nd May2012

‘ID:A’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tuva Novotny, Flemming Enevold, Carsten Bjørnlund, Arnaud Binard, John Buijsman, Rogier Philipoom, Jens Jørn Spottag | Written by Tine Krull Petersen | Directed by Christian E. Christiansen In a trend started off by the likes of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, European thrillers seem to be quite popular right now, and of course very remarkable for the lazy people who don’t want to read subtitles. ID:A is […]

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22nd Apr2012

‘Hirokin: The Last Samurai’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wes Bentley, Jessica Szohr, Angus Macfayden, Julian Sands, Laura Ramsey | Written and Directed by Alejo Mo-Sun If there’s one reason I love B-movies. Sometimes the films are absolutely terrible and in other cases, like with Hirokin: The Last Samurai, they are fantastic hidden gems that deserve to be brought to everyone’s attention. Set […]

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15th Apr2012

‘Superheroes’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Features: Mr. Xtreme, Zimmer, Super Hero, T.S.A.F., Apocalypse Meow, Master Legend and more | Produced by Theodore James | Directed by Michael Barnett With the recent explosion of geek culture the idea of grown people dressing up in costume isn’t all that outrageous. What is different from the norm is those same grown people dawning […]

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14th Apr2012

‘Thor: Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt, Daz Crawford, Alexis Peters | Written by Steve Bevilacqua, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Vikings always seem to interest film makers, we’ve had the classic Kirk Douglas movie, we’ve even had the comic Erik the Viking, and we’ve had the 3D “spectacle” that was Beowulf. Now that we […]

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13th Apr2012

Blu-ray Review: ‘Recoil’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Danny Trejo, Serinda Swan | Written by John Sullivan | Directed by Terry Miles When honorable police officer Ryan Varrett’s (Austin) entire family is viciously murdered, the one-time good guy cop is forced to go rogue – breaking the laws he once swore to uphold – in his quest for […]

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08th Apr2012

‘Shadow of the Sword’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox, Patrick Godfrey, Eddie Marsan | Written by Steve Attridge, Susanne Freund | Directed by Simon Aeby When writing a story about history it seems that the easy thing to do is look at religion. It’s a subject that has created such division in society it just screams out […]

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04th Apr2012

‘Dark Relic’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Frain, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Basden, Alyy Khan, Samuel West | Written by Andy Briggs | Directed by Lorenzo Sena When a film starts and you see “Syfy” it’s often that moment that you start to sigh. These films are often CGI fests with weak stories, the kind of thing you would watch late […]

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23rd Mar2012

Book Review: Tales from Development Hell

by Paul Metcalf

As film fans we look at the finished result and it’s sad to say that often we see a mess. The big event we were looking forward to just does not meet our expectations and we blame the director or the actors because they did not do a good enough job in our eyes. We […]

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12th Mar2012

‘Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Nostalgia is always a popular tool, especially in the DVD market. Shows like the Man from U.N.C.L.E that don’t have a release yet on DVD in the UK are sought after by people who remember the show and want to relive them on a format that is now seen as the mainstream choice. Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. could be […]

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10th Mar2012

‘WIlfred: Seasons 1 & 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Having pets can sometimes be a mystery, the looks they give as you walk past or even the looks they give as you try to get them to do as they are told. Imagine you could understand what your pet was thinking, that they spoke to you and let you know in a foul mouthed […]

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05th Feb2012

Book Review: The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Glenn Mitchell | Published by Titan Books To some movies are very of the “now,” whether it’s the latest summer hit or the latest super hero movie that’s coming out soon, or the latest so-called horror movie that we complain is not bloody enough because it’s had its rating reduced to make more […]

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14th Jan2012

‘Helldriver’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yûrei Yanagi, Minoru Torihada, Taka Guadalcanal | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Daichi Nagisa | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura For people who are used to “J-sploitation” films they will know what’s coming when I tell you that Helldriver comes from the same people who gave us Tokyo Gore Police. I’ll admit I’m […]

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14th Jan2012

‘Devil’s Crossing’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Michael Sharpe, Patrick G. Keenan, Kevin L. Johnson, Jenny Gulley | Written and Directed by James Ryan Gary I found Devil’s Crossing to be a strange film, with a feel of a typical cowboy themed film but set in a modern day feel it surprised me when I read the synopsis and found that it’s set […]

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08th Jan2012

‘Sand Sharks’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brooke Hogan, Corin Nemec, Gina Holden, Julie Berman, Nick Hogan, Vanessa Lee Evigan | Written by Cameron Larson | Directed by Mark Atkins When you get a movie to review called Sand Sharks you can already guess what is coming. This is going to be one of those crazy shark films that use dodgy CGI and […]

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06th Jan2012

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes on Screen

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Alan Barnes | Published by Titan Books When starting to write this review I thought I’d check something, just who is the most filmed character? And yes, as you are reading a review of a book calledSherlock Homes on Screen it would be in fact this character. All over the world, in TV series, […]

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05th Jan2012

‘Misfits: Season 3′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

After series two of Misfits ended it had a lot to prove, not only to itself in a way but to the audience. With the loss of Robert Sheehan as Nathan it was losing one of its best characters, to some he was most definitely the best and ending series two the way it did with almost […]

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05th Jan2012

’3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan, Saori Hara | Written by Stephen Shiu, Mark Wu | Directed by Christopher Sun Lap Key When reviewing 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy it’s hard to understand what point of view to take it from. If you take it from the fact it’s advertised as the first 3D “erotic” movie then […]

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01st Jan2012

Book Review: Uncharted – The Fourth Labyrinth

by Paul Metcalf

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth is a new book based on characters from the Uncharted games by Naughty Dog. Having played the games I was immediately familiar with the characters and jumped straight into the action as Drake is pulled into yet another adventure full of adventure and intrigue. When Drake is called by his long-time friend […]

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30th Dec2011

‘Burn Notice: Season 4′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Gabrielle Anwar, Sharon Gless, Burt Reynolds, Michael Ironside | Created by Matt Nix As a newcomer to the Burn Notice series it may have been strange to start at season four but sometimes it’s a good way to start on shows like this. It allows people to see if it’s easy to get […]

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26th Dec2011

‘Battle Recon: The Call to Duty’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Scott Martin, Clint Glenn Hummel ,Tony Pauletto ,Brandon Davis ,Johnny Kios, Riley Litman, Alberto Frezza | Written and Directed by Scott Martin Scott Martin, who previous wrote and starred in the well-received horror flick The Rig, here turns his hand to directing and the war genre with a film set in the aftermath of […]

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09th Dec2011

‘Camp Hell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dana Delany, Andrew McCarthy, Caroline London, Will Denton, Bruce Davison, Jesse Eisenberg, Connor Paolo | Written and Directed by George VanBuskirk When reviewing a movie about a Christian summer camp and you are an atheist it’s quite an interesting prospect really. You have to try not to judge the characters for their beliefs and […]

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06th Dec2011

‘My Pure Joy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexei Ryan, Lisa Frantz, Cory Jacob | Written and Directed by James Cullen Bressack Ever wanted to watch a film that pays homage to some of the most notorious on-screen movie deaths and turns them up to 11? Then My Pure Joy is the film for you! The story of Adam (Ryan) a horror-movie obsessed […]

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