11th Aug2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×03: Auto Erotic Assimilation’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“If I wanted to be sober, I wouldn’t have gotten drunk.” One of Rick’s defining traits is his cultivated individuality, a combination of disdain for others and an intense desire to embody his own vision of his personality without limitations. He’s a man who literally passed on joining a club made solely of versions of himself. […]

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10th Aug2015

‘The Flying Acquaintances’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

(1973, dir: Robert Steiner) “How do the flying acquaintances find fun? We’ll show you how!”

 After being treated to the wonderful sights of 42nd Street, we meet Max (Jamie Gillis, Waterpower), a suave bank teller and his nubile friend Sylvie (Susan Curtis, Airplane) have a little of simulated fun, until some pesky aviation related stock […]

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10th Aug2015

‘Robot Overlords’ Blu-ray Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe, Geraldine James, Steven Mackintosh, Tamer Hassan, Milo Parker, Ella Hunt, Michael Stuart, Roy Hudd, Craig Garner | Written by Jon Wright, Mark Stay | Directed by Jon Wright The Earth has been taken over but Robot Overlords and all humans are confined to their houses, risking incineration by […]

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10th Aug2015

‘True Detective 2×08: Omega Stations’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I didn’t even wear a suit until I was thirty-eight.” Goodbye, Frank. Your last pre-stabbing line was as intensely confusing as nearly everything else that came out of your mouth all season. For all that Omega Station begins with a promising morning after in which Ray and Ani (their morning clean-up and pillow talk smartly […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Anticipation / Flesh Pond’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

ANTICIPATION (1981, dir: Carlos Tobalina) “Beyond Temptation…” Joyce (Sheila Parks, Casanova II) and Jerry (Jesse Adams, Deep Rub) are newlyweds who, after some mind numbingly awkward conversation, make love for the first time. After breaking in the cheap motel bed (how romantic!), the pair talk about Jerry’s brother Steve (Joey Silvera, Carnal Haven), who apparently […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Everly’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda, Togo Igawa, Akie Kotabe, Gabriella Wright, Caroline Chikezie, Jennifer Blanc, Jelena Gavrilovic, Aisha Ayamah, Masashi Fujimoto | Written by Yale Hannon | Directed by Joe Lynch When Everly (Hayek) betrays her sadistic mob boss Taiko (Watanabe), he sends a group of his most brutal men to torture and kill […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts – Vol. 2′ Review

by Jack Kirby

I’ve waxed lyrical about the joys of the Adventure Time comics on numerous occasions, both on this website and to patient and unfortunate friends. And as I have said on all those occasions, I’ve known few comics based on licensed properties that capture the spirit of their IP quite so well as Adventure Time and […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Hannibal 3×10: And the Woman Clothed in Sun’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Did He who made the Lamb make thee?” In the dark recesses of his attic, staring into a crack-crazed mirror, Francis Dolarhyde assembles one by one the parts of speech he’ll need to show himself to best advantage in his imminent conversation with a certain doctor. Re-approaching the Serial Killer Call, a stock element in […]

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09th Aug2015

‘Review 2×02: Curing a Gay, Joining the Mile-High Club’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Well, I’m off to, uh, I’m off to cure a gay person.” With those words of trepidation, Forrest embarks on another adventure to do something he’s ignorant of in the extreme and clearly, deeply doesn’t want to do. His approach to “curing” Tim, a young man rejected by his family over his sexuality, is a […]

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07th Aug2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Suspension’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ellen MacNevin, Sage Brocklebank, Johannah Newmarch, Steve Richmond, Connor Fielding | Written by Kevin Mosley | Directed by Jeffrey Scott Lando It would seem I have a love/hate relationship with the work of director Jeffrey Lando. On the one hand he has helmed fantastic direct to DVD movies such as Insecticidal (yes I really […]

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07th Aug2015

‘Fantastic Four’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson | Written by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg, Josh Trank | Directed by Josh Trank Fantastic Four slams into theaters with a big comic book “THUD” this week; and there was a reason 20th Century Fox put an […]

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06th Aug2015

‘The Lazarus Effect’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Sarah Bolger, Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Ray Wise, Scott Sheldon, Emily Kelavos | Written by Luke Dawson, Jeremy Slater | Directed by David Gelb This fear-filled Flatliners, for that’s essentially what The Lazarus Effect is – a horror take on Joel Schumacher’s classic “scientists play god” movie – ups the […]

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06th Aug2015

‘Missing: An Interactive Thriller – Episode One’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If there was one game style that you would not expect to come back it would be FMV, it was a definitely a Nineties thing and with technology moving on so much with graphical quality there is no real reason to bring it back. That of course, does not mean that a game is not […]

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05th Aug2015

‘Pixels’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Based on the short film by Patrick Jean | Directed by Chris Columbus During my bathroom trip following a screening of Pixels, a group of what I can only term lads yelled across […]

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05th Aug2015

‘Doctor Who: The 10th Doctor – Vol 2.’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Robbie Morrison | Art by Daniel Indro, Eleonora Carlini | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 128pp Every time I read a Dr. Who comic book it just reminds me what a perfect character he is for the comic book form. If anything, the unlimited budget and special effects of the comic […]

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04th Aug2015

‘Scarlett Couture #4′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Des Taylor | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp So here we are, the final issue of what has been both a strong addition to the Titan Comics stable, and an interesting first attempt at writing and drawing comic books by Des Taylor. Before starting this I had two […]

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04th Aug2015

‘Surface Tension #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written and Drawn by Jay Gunn | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Surface Tension has been a bit of an up and down ride so far, very promising first issue followed by, for me, a slightly lacklustre second issue. I still like its premise and concept, just want a little more ‘bang […]

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04th Aug2015

‘Gravity Falls 2×13: Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Is this the game that’s mostly math and writing and isn’t anything like the picture on the box?” Shows like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Gravity Falls exist in a grey area when it comes to who, exactly, they’re made for. Ostensibly they’re for kids, but anyone with a Tumblr or who’s been to a con knows […]

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03rd Aug2015

‘White God’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, Gergely Bánki, Tamás Polgár | Written by Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Wéber | Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Some films are hard to classify, they do not want to be stuck in just one genre, and they just want to tell a story. White […]

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03rd Aug2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×02: Mortynight Run’

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Oh hi Morty! I’m Krombopulos Michael, I’m an assassin. I buy guns from your grandpa.” Part of Rick And Morty‘s strength as a show is its willingness to grow without changing, to texture what’s already there rather than shake up its characters’ motivations and personalities. Case in point, Rick gives Morty the time-honored experience of learning […]

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03rd Aug2015

‘True Detective 2×07: Black Maps and Motel Rooms’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“When I ran out of the woods.” It starts with Ray, at a loss as to how to help Ani come down from MDMA, offering to roll her a joint in a seedy motel room while Paul, expression wooden, gets blackmailed via anonymous text. These people, burnouts and fuckups that they are, weren’t prepared for […]

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02nd Aug2015

‘Eat’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Meggie Maddock, Jeff Maez, Ali Francis, Dakota Pike, Jeremy Make, Christine Olyer, Stacy Pederson, Nate Bakke, Maru Garcia, Olivia Hendrick, Aaron Lenius | Written and Directed by Jimmy Weber The horrors of Hollywood strike again. After last years hit Frightfest flick Starry Eyes, which took a very supernatural look at the price of fame; […]

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