16th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×04: Book of the Stranger’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Don’t you wish we could go back to the day we left?” The human desire for catharsis is primal and powerful. Hurt, we want succor and revenge. Slighted, we want justice. ‘Book of the Stranger’ is a complex portrait, sometimes lovely, sometimes gruesome, of what those impulses mean and how they impact our lives. In […]

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15th May2016

‘Samurai #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Jean-Francois Di Giorgio | Art by Frederic Genet | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp As I have done with both previous issues of Samurai, I read this through twice. Once, to read the actual story, the second time just to look at the visuals. Not only is Genet’s artwork amazing […]

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15th May2016

‘Assassin’s Creed #8′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery | Art by Neil Edwards | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Last issue was a little disappointing, as the great pace and progression of the first two issues gave way to an issue of essentially treading water, where very little actually happened. We still followed […]

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14th May2016

‘Battleborn’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Let me get something off my chest before delving further into this review… I’m not a huge fan of Borderlands or MOBA’s either for that matter, so I’m not exactly the target audience for the likes of Battleborn. But even I was willing to give the game the benefit of the doubt, even despite my […]

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14th May2016

‘Ride Along 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Ken Jeong, Olivia Munn, Benjamin Bratt, Tika Sumpter, Bruce McGill, Sherri Shepherd, Arturo del Puerto, Carlos Gómez | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Tim Story Once again directed by Tim Story, who previously worked with Ice Cube on Barbershop and the first film in this series, […]

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13th May2016

‘The Darkness’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Morrison, Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry, David Mazouz, Ming-Na Wen, Tara Lynne Barr | Written by Greg McLean, Shane Krause, Shayne Armstrong | Directed by Greg McLean Australian filmmaker Greg McLean has been nothing but impressive since bursting onto the scene with Wolf Creek back in 2005, which introduced the horror world to a […]

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12th May2016

‘Desecrated’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Haylie Duff, Wilmer Calderon, Michael Ironside, Paul James, Gib Gerard, Gonzalo Menendez, Heather Sossaman, Adam Daniels | Written by Cecil Chambers | Directed by Rob Garcia After finding his family murdered by vagrant squatters, an ex-military operative and survivalist is hired by the man who bought his land to watch over the acreage and […]

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12th May2016

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Review #2

by Dan Clark

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 It is rather insane that we are already eight years in […]

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11th May2016

‘Room’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson, Sandy McMaster, Matt Gordon, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue, Joan Allen, William H. Macy | Written by Emma Donoghue | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson A room is an enclosed space, no matter how many windows it has. It is a confinement that restricts our world while we are […]

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11th May2016

‘It Happened One Night’ Blu-Ray Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici | Screenplay by Robert Riskin | Directed by Frank Capra Spoiled but spirited socialite Ellie (Claudette Colbert) flees her privileged life commandeered by her overbearing father and ends up sharing a bus ride across America with cynical, hard-drinking newspaperman Peter (Clark Gable). If […]

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11th May2016

‘Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2.9′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Nick Abadzis | Art by Iolanda Zanfardino | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Every month when I sit down to read this title I hope will it to grab me and make me like it more than I do. For me it has consistently been just ‘ok’, partly because of […]

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11th May2016

‘Heroes: Godsend #3′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Joey Falco | Art by Roy Allan Martinez | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp So far this Heroes story arc, focusing on Farah Nazan, aka Godsend, has been decent. Not as good as it should be, but not falling as short as the previous Heroes mini-series. Not as good as […]

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10th May2016

‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ethan Peck, India Eisley, Natalie Hall, Bruce Davison, James Adam Lim, Scott Alan Smith, Zack Ward, Mim Drew, Dallas Hart, Madelaine Petsch, Anna Harr | Written by Pearry Teo, Josh Nadler | Based on the comic by Everette Hartsoe | Directed by Pearry Teo If there’s one director whose films I will watch without […]

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10th May2016

VOD Vault #6 – Decay / Tabloid Vivant

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another installment of VOD Vault – taking a look at some of this weeks on-demand releases that have hit various VOD platforms. This week we’re focusing on independent US horror, in particular two new VOD titles which share a similar “odd” theme: Decay and Tabloid Vivant. DECAY Stars: Rob Zabrecky, Lisa Howard, Elisha […]

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10th May2016

‘Penny Dreadful #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Art by Louie De Martins | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Sometimes being a fan can work both ways when you review a book. You can either be too lenient, wanting so much for it to be good that you overlook flaws you would normally point out, […]

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09th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×03: Oathbreaker’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I fought. I lost. Now I rest.” Alliser Thorne dies steeled with the conviction that, torn between his oath to his Lord Commander and his love and loyalty for the Night’s Watch itself as he sees it, he did the right thing. His dilemma is hardly unique. It’s a permutation, after all, of Jaime’s infamous […]

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09th May2016

‘Vikings #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Staz Johnson | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp In the interests of full disclosure I have never actually watched the Vikings TV show on which this is based, though not because I never thought it looked interesting. With so many good shows on at the […]

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08th May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

So, we just had WWE Payback and now we enter a new week of WWE… Let’s go. RAW (2nd May 2016) Results: Cesaro and Kevin Owens wrestled to a no-contest Tyler Breeze pinned Goldust Big Cass & The New Day beat The Dudleys and The Vaudevillains Emma beat Becky Lynch Rusev won a Battle Royale […]

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08th May2016

‘WWE Payback 2016′ Review

by Chris Cummings

So, the post-WrestleMania PPV, Payback, has happened (over a week ago now) and it was a night of good, bad and in-between but it was fresh and had a feel of something new, like WWE are making an effort to build new stars (finally). Results: Kick-Off Show: Kalisto retained his US Title against Ryback Kick-Off […]

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08th May2016

Sci-Fi London 2016 Review: ‘Einstein’s God Model’ & ‘Teleios’

by Phil Wheat

Now in its 15th year, Sci-Fi London is an annual international film festival that enjoys an unrivalled reputation as a launchpad for genre film. Always keen to challenge stereotypes and push the definition of what ‘sci-fi’ means, the festival has a reputation for programming a variety of exciting and independent films, bringing together the best […]

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08th May2016

‘Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

Anime can make anything fun, there is just so much energy in it that you can become intoxicated by its nature, and its often manic style. Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault for the PlayStation 4 is a game that uses the anime style to full effect, and features quite an abundance of characters. The only […]

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08th May2016

‘Ran’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Hisashi Igawa, Masayuki Yui, Kazuo Katô, Norio Matsui | Written by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide | Directed by Akira Kurosawa When aging warlord Hidetori Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides it is time for him to retire, he divides the lands he […]

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