06th Nov2014

‘Taxi’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary, Emma Sjöberg, Bernard Farcy, Georges Neri, Dan Herzberg, Sébastien Thiery, Philippe du Janerand | Written by Luc Besson | Directed by Gérard Pirès Classic high-octane car chase thriller Taxi, created by renowned writer/director/producer Luc Besson, is cult action comedy about a speed freak taxi driver who […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Blood Ties’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia,Griffin Dunne | Written by Guillaume Canet, James Gray | Directed by Guillaume Canet Two brothers, Chris (Owen), recently out of prison and Frank (Crudup), a respected policeman, are on either side of […]

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06th Nov2014

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Blu-ray Review

by Joe Cronin

Stars: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Bingbing Fan, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage | Written by Simon Kinberg | Directed by Bryan Singer It was with trepidation that I approached X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since X-Men broke the mould of cheesy 90s superhero films with their first modern outing 14 years ago, we’ve seen ground-breaking efforts from the […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Chris McDonnell | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 336pp When you watch Adventure Time the world of Finn the Human and Jake the Dog seems to be crazy and out of control, anything goes and it’s all about having fun.  The truth is though the show created by Pendleton Ward has rules, […]

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05th Nov2014

‘The Shoot’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: John Adams, Toby Poser, Sam Rodd, John DiMaggio, Claire Denis, Doug Spearman | Written and Directed by John Adams, Toby Poser Put simply, this is a mess. And not the good kind of cinematic mess that’s so overflowing with ideas the filmmakers can’t fit them all onto the screen without throwing coherent storytelling out the window. No, this […]

05th Nov2014

‘WWE The Attitude Era: Volume 2′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

What does everybody want? Head to the nearest man cave, give your boss a Stone Cold salute and spend the next six hours watching The Attitude Era Vol.2, the hottest set to be released since Sable’s handprint bikini. If you are old enough to order a Steve-Weiser, “Hello ladies” was your pick up line in […]

05th Nov2014

‘Stray Cat Rock: The Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Bikers, hippies, drugs, sex and rock & roll…sounds perfect for an American movie set in the sixties.  Stray Cat Rock: The Collection though is a new box set from Arrow Video collecting a series of Japanese movies together that not only have all of the above, but also featured Lady Snowblood herself, Meiko Kaji. The […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Monsters – Dark Continent’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers, Michaela Coel, Rajinikanth, Jesse Nagy | Written by Tom Green, Jay Basu | Directed by Tom Green Back in 2010, the Mayhem Festival hosted a screening of Gareth Edwards’ micro budget debut Monsters. Edwards was in attendance and took part […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, Elena Stejko, Jason Hoyte, Karen O’Leary, Mike Minogue, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Ian Harcourt, Ethel Robinson, Brad Harding | Written and Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi Day three of Mayhem hosted a sold out screening of New Zealand vampire […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Predestination’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, Elise Jansen, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West, Cate Wolfe, Jim Knobeloch, Freya Stafford, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Rob Jenkins, Christopher Stollery | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Directed by The Spierig Brothers Back in 2003, the Spierig Brothers directed a low budget farmhouse zombie horror called Undead. It […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, Spencer Treat Clark, Wes Chatham, Morganna May, Jaren Mitchell | Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith | Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon In 1946, the American town of Texarkana was rocked by […]

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04th Nov2014

Mayhem 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ Review

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge, Douglas Russell, Niall Greig Fulton, Jonathan Watson, Brian Vernel, James McCreadie | Written by David Cairns, Fiona Watson | Directed by Brian O’Malley It’s possible that Let Us Prey peaks too early. The title sequence is wonderfully put together. Incredible imagery of a mysterious stranger seemingly appearing […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Franklin & Bash: The Complete Third Season’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Malcolm McDowell, Heather Locklear | Created by Bill Chais, Kevin Falls Bill Chais and Kevin Falls, who both previously worked together as writers on the short-lived Emmy-nominated James Woods legal drama Shark, teamed up in 2011 for an all-new legal drama, Franklin & Bash, […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Earth to Echo’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Algee Smith, Cassius Willis, Sonya Leslie, Kerry O’Malley, Virginia Louise Smith, Peter Mackenzie, Valerie Wildman | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by Dave Green After many of the phones in their local neighbourhood seem to malfunction, a group of kids try to work out […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Beckoning the Butcher’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Damien Lipp, Stephanie Mauro, Tristen Barr, Sophie Wright, Tilly Legge, Lliam Murphy, Janet Watson Kruse, Peter Flaherty | Written and Directed by Dale Trott Beckoning the Butcher follows the story of Chris (Lipp), an online vlogger who finds ghost summoning rituals and films himself doing them. Becoming more and more desperate for ideas, he turns to his […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘WWE Slam City’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

WWE’s latest foray into widening its appeal is Slam City, an animated adventure. The Finisher has fired all the WWE Superstar on behalf of Mr McMahon, so now they have to all get regular jobs in Slam City. Alberto del Rio becomes a barista, John Cena becomes a car mechanic, Rey Mysterio is a crossing […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Chef’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr. | Written and Directed by Jon Favreau Until the likes of Iron Man, Jon Favreau was not a director on my radar, I had heard about his indie film Swingers (who hadn’t, it was all over TV and movie mags at the time) which […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Blacula: The Complete Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Urban action and fatal attraction give rise to a groove from beyond the grave in this funkadelic, fangadelic blaxploitation double-bill from Eureka Entertainment, which sees the eternally cool William Marshall put a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the earth with an insatiable lust for blood as Blacula. Produced […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Saving Santa’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Martin Freeman, Newell Alexander, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Conway, David Cowgill, Tim Curry, Holly Dorff, Pam Ferris, Nicholas Guest, Ashley Tisdale | Written by Tony Nottage, Ricky Roxburgh | Directed by Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman Every year there seems to be an inordinate amount of new CGI Christmas movies thrust […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Dennis Hopper, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Fiona Shaw, Dana Kaminski, Mojo Nixon, Gianni Russo, Francesca P. Roberts, Lance Henriksen  | Written by Parker Bennett, Terry Runte, Ed Solomon | Directed by Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel Let’s be honest, Super Mario Bros: The Movie is not a great movie. It’s not […]

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02nd Nov2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×11 – Dark Water’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I like Doctor Who and I like Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord.  I’ve grown to like Samuel Anderson as Danny and I of course think Clara is a good companion, so why is it that Dark Water had me a little annoyed? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.  I […]

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31st Oct2014

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Extended Edition’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed […]

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