21st Jan2016

‘Evilspeak’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones, Haywood Nelson, Don Stark, Charles Tyner, Hamilton Camp, Louie Gravance, Jim Greenleaf, Lynn Hancock, Loren Lester | Written by Eric Weston, Joseph Garofalo | Directed by Eric Weston From the 1970’s and 80’s to now, one thing will always be a sad constant: bullies will […]

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21st Jan2016

‘The X-Files Vol.1: The Agents, The Bureau & The Syndicate’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Edited by Natalie Clubb | Senior Art Editor Rob Farmer | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 176pp There was a time, pre-Netflix and Amazon Prime, when network TV ruled the airwaves in the U.S, and churned out a steady supply of middle of the road TV shows, firmly aimed at the ‘average viewer’ […]

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20th Jan2016

‘Last Stop’ DVD Review (101 Films)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, Fiona Gubelmann, Zack Ward, David de Lautour, Leif Gantvoort, Curtiss Frisle | Written and Directed by Travis Oates Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and […]

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20th Jan2016

‘Mark of the Witch’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Ana Paula Redding, David Landry, Lillian Pennypacker, Michael St. Michaels, Nancy Wolfe | Written and Directed by Jason Bognacki There’s a joke in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, the under-seen but superlative comedy about the making of a fictional eighties horror programme, that is too good not to repeat at any given opportunity. In it, the show’s […]

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19th Jan2016

‘American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Dayo Okeniyi, Shawn Thomas, Tyler Rice, Jeremy Isabella, Flood Reed, Claire Dodin, Matt Hish, Mike Apple, Brian Allen, John Joyce, Michael Todd Schneider, Paul J Hennigan, Gaya Malakian, Stephen O’Neil Martin, Chip Kratzinger | Written and Directed by Flood Reed ‘Based on a true story’? Check. Rural American setting packed full of aggressive Hillbillies […]

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19th Jan2016

‘Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by George Mann | Art by Emma Vieceli | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp I found issue 1 of this series a mixed blessing. Very happy that the Eighth Doctor is getting a bit more ‘screen time’, as he is certainly an incarnation that is ripe for development, most of what […]

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19th Jan2016

‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, Phyllis Elizabeth Davis, Harrison Page, Duncan McLeod, James Iglehart, Charles Napier, Henry Rowland | Written by Roger Ebert | Directed by Russ Meyer Russ Meyer movies may be best known for their nudity and their exploitative nature but […]

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18th Jan2016

‘The Visit’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Samuel Stricklen, Patch Darragh, Jorge Cordova, Steve Annan, Benjamin Kanes | Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Some would say that the scariest thing you can see in a movie is the name M. Night Shyamalan. It is fair to say […]

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18th Jan2016

‘Last Shift’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose, Natalie Victoria, Sarah Sculco, Kathryn Kilger, Mary Lankford Poiley | Written and Directed by Anthony DiBlasi Horror is at its best when there isn’t a focus on over doing special effects to try to shock the audience. If a film can make use of its location, add in […]

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17th Jan2016

‘Creed’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Andre Ward, Tony Bellew, Ritchie Coster, Wood Harris | Written by Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington | Directed by Ryan Coogler It’s not too often you get the seventh installment of a movie franchise that feels fresh, exciting and renews your faith in that series as a whole. Well, if you […]

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17th Jan2016

‘Air’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou, Sandrine Holt | Written by Christian Cantamessa, Chris Pasetto | Directed by Christian Cantamessa Norman Reedus, star of TV’s The Walking Dead, teams with Robert Kirkman, writer and creator of The Walking Dead (who takes a producer role here) for a new sci-fi thriller, Air. Which tells the story of […]

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17th Jan2016

‘The Drownsman’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable, Ry Barrett, JoAnn Nordstrom | Written by Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan | Directed by Chad Archibald Chad Archibald, producer of Antisocial (a personal fave) turns his hand to directing with a film which is a bold attempt to create an all-new horror villain […]

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17th Jan2016

‘Bad Bromance’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Russell Posner, Henry Zebrowski, Kyle Bornheimer, Mike White, Corrina Lyons, Donna Duplantier, Charlotte Gale, Denise Williamson, Han Soto, Danielle Greenup, Dermot Mulroney | Written and Directed by Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul Bad Bromance. That’s an interesting title… You might not have heard it till the debut […]

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17th Jan2016

‘Misery Loves Comedy’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

In his directorial debut, Kevin Pollak signs on an impressive roster of actors, comedians, stand-ups, writers, and more, all to come together and answer one of the most dumbfounding questions known comedy lovers everywhere: do you truly have to be miserable in order to be funny? Actors from Sam Rockwell, Bobby Cannavale, Matthew Perry, Nick […]

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17th Jan2016

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Hungry Hearts’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker, Natalie Gold, Victor Williams, Cristina J. Huie, Ginger Kearns, Katherine O’Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Dennis Rees | Written and Directed by Saverio Costanzo What do you do when the love of your life is in the bathroom next […]

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17th Jan2016

‘The Adderall Diaries’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Ed Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack, Timothée Chalamet, Danny Flaherty, Michael Cristofer, Tonya Glanz, Jessica Leccia, Gabriela Fresquez, Casper Andreas, Jimmy Gary Jr. | Written by Stephen Elliott, Pamela Romanowsky | Directed by Pamela Romanowsky Adderall: now coming to a college campus near you. Well besides […]

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15th Jan2016

‘Assassin’s Creed #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As tie-ins go, this has been a pretty impressive effort so far by all involved, using the familiarity of the Assassin’s Creed brand and world, but expanding it by introducing new characters and new […]

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14th Jan2016

‘Dragon Blade’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Si Won Choi, Peng Lin, Mika Wang, Yang Xiao, Taili Wang, Tin Chiu Hung, Shaofeng Feng, Sharni Vinson, Sung-jun Yoo | Written and Directed by Daniel Lee When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army […]

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14th Jan2016

‘Arne Dahl: The Complete Second Season’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When I got Arne Dahl: The Complete Second Season to review, I hoped that I’d be able to pick up the show without having to watch the first season. Luckily this is the case, and I was introduced to another good dose of Nordic Noir… Arne Dahl follows the A Unit, a group of elite police […]

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13th Jan2016

‘Heroes: Vengeance #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, Zach Craley | Art by Rubine | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp So far I’ve found Heroes: Vengeance to be decent, without really stretching itself in any way to make it more of an essential read. The idea of the Heroes Reborn minis is a good one, giving […]

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13th Jan2016

‘Guns For Hire’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Ever Carradine, Michele Hicks, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ben Mendelsohn, Tony Shalhoub, Sarah Shahi, Orlando Jones, Ivana Milicevic, Brooke Adams, Raffaello Degruttola, Jamie Donnelly, Cullen Douglas | Written and Directed by Donna Robinson Beatle is a quirky loner who refuses to live by society’s rules. Her only human contact is with her psychiatrist and the […]

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13th Jan2016

‘Anesthesia’ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Mickey Summer | Written and Directed by Tim Blake Nelson We asked O Brother Where Art Thou?. We’ve seen him help dig Holes. We watched him hang with presidents in Lincoln, with superheroes in The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. […]

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