06th May2016

‘Deus Ex: Children’s Crusade #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Alex Irvine | Art by John Aggs | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp This has so far been a very solid book, thanks in large part to scripter Alex Irvine. The book is designed to be a prologue of sorts to the upcoming game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and Irvine […]

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06th May2016

Sci-Fi London 2016: ‘Kill Command’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhart, David Ajala, Tom McKay, Mike Noble, Bentley Kalu, Deborah Rosan, Osi Okerafor | Written and Directed by Steven Gomez In Kill Command, a group of military meatheads travel to a remote island for a training exercise involving ten-foot-tall combat robots designed to give the soldiers a run for their money […]

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06th May2016

‘Submerged’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Talulah Riley, Rosa Salazar, Samuel Hunt, Cody Christian, Giles Matthey, Denzel Whitaker, Willa Ford, Mario Van Peebles, Tim Daly | Written by Scott Milam | Directed by Steven C. Miller Horror movies that trap a character or group of characters in one confined location can be quite effective in the right hands, and […]

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06th May2016

Sci-Fi London 2016: ‘The Call Up’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Max Deacon, Morfydd Clark, Ali Cook, Parker Sawyers, Tom Benedict Knight, Boris Ler, Adriana Randall | Written and Directed by Charles Barker The debut feature of writer/director Charles Barker, The Call Up comes from producers Red & Black Films, the company behind the well-regarded UK sci-fi thriller The Machine, and tells a very timely […]

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05th May2016

‘The Zero Boys’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney, Nicole Rio, Tom Shell, Jared Moses, Crystal Carson, Joe Estevez, John Michaels | Written by Robert Gilliam, Nico Mastorakis, Fred Perry | Directed by Nico Mastorakis You could say that the 80s are the decade that just keeps on giving, especially when it comes to cult movies. There are some […]

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04th May2016

‘Independence Day #2′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Victor Gischler | Art by Rodney Ramos, Ivan Rodriguez, Renarto Arlem, Rui Woberto | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp My review of the first issue of this series was quite harsh, which is rare for me as I always try to see the positives in any book. I fully understand […]

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03rd May2016

‘Only Angels Have Wings’ Blu-ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn, Sig Ruman, Victor Kilian | Screenplay by Jules Furthman | Directed by Howard Hawks When thinking about the great flying pictures of Hollywood’s Golden Age, many would immediately turn to war films containing dogfights, high political drama and the sense that all the death we […]

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03rd May2016

‘Xmoor’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Melia Kreiling, Nick Blood, Mark Bonner, Simone Kirby, Olivia Popica, Sophie Harkness, Fergal McElherron, Jemma Obrien, James Lecky | Written and Directed by Luke Hymans Written and directed by Luke Hymans (Dubplate Drama), this horror film, shot in Belfast, tells the story of American documentary film-makers Georgia (Melia Kreiling – Cold) and Matt (Nick […]

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03rd May2016

‘Assassin’s Creed: Templars #2′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Fred Van Lente | Art by Dennis Calero | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Assassin’s Creed: Templars was a welcome addition to the Assassins Creed universe, switching the focus as it did from the Assassins Guild to the Templar Order. As all the books and games have established, neither side […]

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03rd May2016

‘Yakuza Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Hayato Ichihara, Mio Yûki, Pierre Taki, Denden, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riko Narumi, Reiko Takashima, Lily Frankie, Masanori Mimoto, Shô Aoyagi, Manzô Shinra, Kiyohiko Shibukawa | Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Directed by Takashi Miike I’m not sure if it’s from watching Battles Without Honour and Humanity or my love […]

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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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