20th May2015

‘Barely Lethal’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron, Thomas Mann, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Dan Fogler, Rachael Harris, Alexandra Krosney, Gabriel Basso, Toby Sebastian, Steve-O, Rob Huebel | Written by John D’Arco | Directed by Kyle Newman Sometimes it pays to have friends with cable TV in the States. Otherwise I’m sure I’d be […]

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20th May2015

‘A Most Violent Year’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce, Christopher Abbott, Matthew Maher, Albert Brooks, Jerry Adler, Quinn Meyers, Chester Jones, Ashley Williams, Glenn Fleshler, Jimmy Palumbo, Daisy Tahan | Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor There are some movies that you come away from knowing that you liked it, loved the way […]

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19th May2015

‘The Cobbler’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Method Man, Adam B. Shapiro, Ellen Barkin, Evan Neumann, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dascha Polanco, Dustin Hoffman, Yul Vasquez, Kim Cloutier | Written by Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado | Directed by Thomas McCarthy Max Simkin (Sandler) is a fourth generation cobbler working in the same New York shop that has […]

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19th May2015

‘Schrodinger’s Cat & the Raiders of the Lost Quark’ Review (Xbox One)

by Phil Wheat

Cooked up by the team behind the point and click trilogy Hector: Badge of Carnage and featuring the voice talent of the brilliant A.J. LoCascio (known for his role as Marty McFly in Telltale Games’ Back to the Future), Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is set in The Particle Zoo, where […]

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18th May2015

‘WWE Payback 2015′ – Results & Review

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so it’s time for one of those B-shows of the annual WWE calendar, Payback, a show that, on-paper, sounds okay, but isn’t offering too much in terms of fresh or exciting new feuds in my view. We’ll see how the matches go, shall we? The opening match on the “Kick-off” show saw Stardust lose […]

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18th May2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×06: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“What do we do with the bodies after we clean them?” Two people are bathed in the course of ‘Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.’  One is a corpse being laid to rest in the House of Black and White while the other is Sansa Stark, betrothed of Ramsay Bolton.  Arya discovers that the bodies of those who […]

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18th May2015

‘The Haunting of Radcliffe House’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Antonia Clarke, Adam Thomas Wright, Richard Dillane, Howard Lee, Jonathan Jaynes, Rebecca Calder, Steve Oram, David J. Peel, Mark Heenehan, Stephen Chance | Written and Directed by Nick Willing When it comes to ghost stories focused on haunted houses my personal favourites are The Haunting and The Legend of Hell […]

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18th May2015

‘Mad Men 7×14: Person to Person’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I want to keep things as normal as possible, and you not being here is part of that.” ‘Person to Person’ is Mad Men‘s final hour, and it opens with Don driving as fast as he can through the middle of a blasted wasteland.  He’s running for the sake of making distance, drawing out wild trajectories […]

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17th May2015

‘VHS Forever? Psychotronic People’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written and Directed by Darren J. Perry, Mark Williams The latest in a growing strand of films that take a fond look at the VHS era, VHS Forever? Psychotronic People is a feature length documentary taking a look at the explosion of movies that became available on VHS in the UK. Taken from the perspective […]

16th May2015

Watch Now: Amazon FireTV Stick Unboxing

by Phil Wheat

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a thumb-sized streaming device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and lets you beam movies and TV shows from Amazon (via Amazon Instant Video) and other on demand platforms to your TV. No more watching via laptops and computer screens! The FireTV Stick features a dual-core processor with […]

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16th May2015

‘American Rescue Squad’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tony D. Czech, Douglas Sidney, KariAnn Craig, Roger Wayne, Anjel White, Anika Reitman, Jimmy Keebs, David Otto Simanek, Jarrod Crooks | Written by Elliot and Adam Diviney | Directed by Elliot Diviney A group of mysterious villains known as “The Alliance” sets a trap for the Taxpayer. They imprison him, torture him, and make […]

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16th May2015

‘Evangeline’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis, Kelvin Redvers, John Shaw, Nelson Leis, Dejan Loyola, Madison Smith, Anthony Shim, Natalie Grace, Ella Kosor | Written and Directed by Karen Lam Evangeline follows the titular character, Eva Pullman (Kat de Lieva), a young girl who escapes her sheltered upbringing to reinvent herself in college. […]

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16th May2015

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ben Platt, Skylar Astin, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Adam Devine, Katey Sagal, Ben Platt, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, John Michael Higgins | Written by Kay Cannon | Directed by Elizabeth Banks Given the fact that the first film was […]

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15th May2015

‘White Trash’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gordon Rennie | Art by Martin Edmond | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 128pp White Trash was originally published way back in 1991 in Blast! Magazine, and you can probably guess the level of cult status it has by the fact that both Tundra and Heavy Metal have had a bash […]

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15th May2015

‘Girls Against Boys’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard | Written and Directed by Austin Chick Ah, the rape-revenge movie. A bastion of the horror movies since the 70s, the genre has seen some great, and some not so great films fall under the banner of “rape-revenge” including such greats as the female-led […]

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15th May2015

‘What’s Left of Us’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lautaro Delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagre, Maria Figueras | Written and Directed by Christoph Behl Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a fortified house, a safe haven bunker after a global catastrophe. Outside is a threatening apocalyptic landscape – inside was once a perfect three-way bond of supportive friendship. Now that […]

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15th May2015

‘Discopath’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katharine Cleland, Ingrid Falaise, Pierre Lenoir, Ivan Freud | Written and Directed by Renaud Gauthier I’ve said it many times before and I’ve no doubt I’ll say it many times again, but Canadians know how to make damn good horror flicks and guess what? They also know how to do great retro-grindhouse […]

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14th May2015

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton | Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Directed by George Miller Come on: you don’t need me to tell you that Fury Road is the best thing since sliced bread, surely? You’ve seen all the five-star reviews […]

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14th May2015

‘The Man With the Iron Fists 2′ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: RZA, Dustin Nguyen, Eugenia Yuan, Carl Ng, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Schnitrnunt Busarakamwong, Grace Huang, Pim Bubear, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Andrew Lin, Kowit Wattanakul, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Nophand Boonyai, Simon Yin | Written by John Jarrell, RZA | Directed by Roel Reine I was a huge fan of the first film in what now looks to be a […]

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14th May2015

‘Fog and Crimes: The Complete Second Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

I must admit that I’m starting to like Italian crime series, especially with the likes of Gomorrah and the first season of Fog and Crimes.  Now that Fog and Crimes: The Complete Second Season has been released I’m able to continue the story of Police Chief Soneri (Luca Barbareschi) and his constant struggle to balance his life […]

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14th May2015

‘Allstar Heroes’ Review (iOS)

by Phil Wheat

Allstar Games, the newly launched UK-focused arm of the successful Asian mobile publisher, have made a solid debut in the west with Allstar Heroes – a brand new mobile title for iOS and Android devices, which brings the complete MOBA experience to mobile devices, smashing together the strategy synonymous with the genre with the fast, […]

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14th May2015

Play Blackpool Review: ‘World 1-1 – The Pioneers’

by Phil Wheat

The Play “Expo” events in Blackpool and Manchester are, in some ways, an attempt to recapture and relive the community spirit of video gaming in an age where keyboard warriors and faceless online gaming rule the roost. It’s also a celebration of the history of gaming, from the early years of arcade games like Space […]

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