15th Dec2014

‘Lets Be Cops’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature in movies that are total […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Blu-ray 3D Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller It was an invite to review a Blu-ray like any other, or […]

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14th Dec2014

‘Juju’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Platform games can be simple and are an easy way to ease children into the world of gaming.  Giving the character the ability to jump and dispose of their opponents by landing on their heads is a simple gaming dynamic that all gamers seem to easily pick up, is seems everybody has played Mario in […]

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13th Dec2014

“Nekromantik’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Some films are created to convey a message.  They aren’t made to be loved, and may not actually be that good but they still get a cult following because of what they represent to the audience they are aimed at.  Nekromantik is a film that has a certain infamy about it, especially in the United […]

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12th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×07: Power Outage’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Alison Schapker, Grainne Godfree | Directed by Larry Shaw PLOT: Disaster strikes when an Meta-Human with the power to feed on electricity drains him of his powers and causes a City-wide blackout, meanwhile the Central City Police station endures a hostage situation curtsey of the Clock King. VERDICT: So this week the Flash […]

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12th Dec2014

‘The Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love.  Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the truth in the face of the puzzle yet to be solved, a story awaits that will inevitably be told in […]

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11th Dec2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Pernicious’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien, Jackie Moore, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Byron Gibson, Jared Cohn, Wallop Terathong, Sara Malakul Lane, Irada Hoyos | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Taryn Hillin | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Pernicious (adjective), definition: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie. deadly; fatal: a pernicious […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

2014 has been a good year for fans of psychotronic cinema, especially when it comes to documentaries. We have had Jake West’s Video Nasties: Draconian Days, his follow up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic Censorship & Videotape, Andrew Leavould’s Search for Weng Weng, Wiktor Ericsson’s The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies and my personal […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Saving Hope: The Complete Second Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Every year we get more and more television shows fighting for survival and it gets harder to have what it takes to make an impact.  Trying to be a show that stands out of the crowd, Saving Hope started off with a main character in a coma, but still walks the halls of the hospital […]

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11th Dec2014

‘Tropic of Desire / Fantasy World’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Tropic of Desire It’s approaching the end of World War 2. Georgina Spelvin (The Devil in Miss Jones) plays as Frances, a madam of a small tropical island whore house. She caters for the constant stream of American sailors. One day Rita, one of her girls played by Kitty Shane (Vista Valley PTA) finds out […]

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10th Dec2014

‘Arrow 3×07: Draw Back Your Bow’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Wendy Mericle, Beth Schwartz | Directed by Rob Hardy PLOT: A Serial-Killer with an Arrow obsession starts killing criminals in Starling City, hoping that she will catch Oliver’s attention. But he has other things on his mind as Felicity starts working more closely with Ray Palmer. VERDICT: So after two average episodes, Arrow […]

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10th Dec2014

‘LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

LEGO games have always been popular. Whether it’s been Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel and Batman – just to name a few of their releases – LEGO seem to have access to many licenses, and make full use of them in the games they create.  This makes for a good experience for the […]

10th Dec2014

‘Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Shahin Sean Solimon, Lorna Raver, Said Faraj, Patrick Stewart, Sadie Alexandru, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Marco Khan, Mariam Vardani, Jon Jon Briones | Written by Shahin Sean Solimon, Evelyn Gabai | Directed by Shahin Sean Solimon Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage follows the story of Sinbad (Shahin Sean Solimon, who also co-wrote, directed, and was executive […]

10th Dec2014

‘Far Cry 4′ Review (Xbox 360)

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say my history with the Far Cry franchise is a little… spotty. As a PC gamer back in the early 2000′s I loved the original Far Cry game. It came at a time when I was heavily into first-person shooters and, for me, the PC was and still is, the best way […]

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09th Dec2014

Book Review: ‘Prince Lestat’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Anne Rice | Published by Chatto & Windus | Format: Hardcover, 480pp As with most people my first introduction to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles was with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire. Once the film had finished though I did what needed to be done, and that was buy […]

09th Dec2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×07: The Writing on the Wall’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Craig Titley | Directed by Vincent Misiano PLOT: When a Woman is found dead with the alien writing carved into her body, Coulson goes back into the Memory Machine to find his lost memories of Tahiti and figure out who it’s other patients were. Meanwhile May leads Trip, Bobbi and Hunter as they close […]

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08th Dec2014

‘The Flash 1×06: The Flash is Born’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Jamie Paglia, Chris Rafferty | Directed by Millicent Shelton PLOT: When another dangerous Meta-human appears in Central City with the power to turn his skin to metal, Barry is shocked to learn that it is a Man who used to bully him when they were at school together. VERDICT: So this week we get […]

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08th Dec2014

‘Basketball Pro Management 2015′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I don’t often play management games, if anything I prefer to play games I can jump in and out of fast (often rage quitting when I die too often).  Management games need time and patience and a certain attention to detail, which I find I don’t often have.  When I do find the time though […]

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07th Dec2014

The Almighties #1 and #0 Review

by Richard Axtell

The Almighties are a superhero team comprised of armoured field leader MAXI-TRON, former downtrodden Canadian housewife turned swingin’ super-heroine MS. F, British punk rocker/werewolf NITE FANG, black ops soldier-for-hire MASON… and Greek takeout owner Stefanos. Together they battle the biggest and meanest threats to the United States of America in their ‘Avengers’ parodying tale. Prepare […]

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07th Dec2014

‘Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas is almost here and Arrow Video have a present for horror fans (though you’ll have to buy it of course).  Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales is a box set of the Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe films starring not only Price but some of the most iconic horror actors.  Just mentioning the names […]

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05th Dec2014

‘Wytches #2′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Written by Scott Snyder | Art by Jock | Published by Image Comics Snyder, Jock, and Hollingsworth outdo themselves again in the second issue of their horror title, Wytches. It picks up a not long after the last issue, with Sail back at school with a bandage pad on her neck for the cuts and […]

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05th Dec2014

‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 7′ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk Jimmy is at the Mott’s Mansion trying to convince the twins to come back to the camp believing them to be a […]

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