16th Oct2015

‘Steven Universe 2×21: Too Far’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“You stayed in the ground too long.” ‘Too Far’ concerns itself with the concept of the ideal Gem as seen through the lens of Homeworld culture. It isn’t Pearl, created to serve. Garnet’s unending fusion likewise makes her unsuitable. In Peridot’s eyes it’s Amethyst, the gang’s perennial screw-up and slacker, who most closely fits the […]

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15th Oct2015

‘The Avengers: The Complete Series 6′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

There are certain British shows that are remembered so fondly that the fear of nostalgia kicks in and you think they can’t possibly be as good as you remember them. I’ll admit when I started watching The Avengers: The Complete Series 6 on Blu-ray I had that fear… Gladly I had nothing to worry about. […]

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14th Oct2015

‘WWE Summerslam 2015′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

WWE’s Summerslam is one of the main pay-per-views of the year for WWE and is normally one of the biggest events of the year. With the inclusion of Arrow’s Stephen Amell and the return of The Undertaker Summerslam 2015 promised to be a good year. Starting off with Sheamus vs. Randy Orton these two are trustworthy […]

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13th Oct2015

‘Gravity Falls 2×17: Dipper And Mabel Versus The Future’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“TV lied, man. If you can avoid growing up: do it.” Gravity Falls took one of the final episodes in what might be its final season to speak directly to both the children and the young at heart who love it. When we cling to the dream of eternal youth, we sacrifice our futures on an […]

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12th Oct2015

‘Metal Hurlant Resurgence’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michelle Lee, John Rhys-Davies, Karl E. Landler, Dominique Pinon, James Marsters, Jimmy Jean-Louis | Directed by Guillaume Lubrano | Series created by Guillaume Lubrano Heavy Metal, aka Metal Hurlant, has long been considered one of the definitive anthology comics of all time – telling some of the most fascinating sci-fi and fantasy […]

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11th Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×04 – Before the Flood’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When I watch Doctor Who and start to question why he has turned into such a selfish character, something isn’t right. With Before the Flood I found myself asking that very question, as well as at times feeling very confused… Even if I knew by the end of the episode I’d understand what was going […]

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10th Oct2015

‘WWE Beast In The East’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

As a WWE Network Special Beast In The East was somewhat of a smart move. Although aired live at a time too early for America, the nature of the online service meant it could be re-watched at anytime. Somewhat of a glorified house show though, was it any good? The first thing noticeable about WWE […]

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09th Oct2015

‘Monday Night War Vol. 2 – Know Your Role’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When WWE defeated WCW and the Monday Night War were over the world of Sports Entertainment was changed forever. It also paved the way for WWE to boast about the fact they ended their main opponent. This is what they continue to do in WWE: Monday Night War Vol. 2 – Know Your Role. After […]

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09th Oct2015

‘Steven Universe 2×20: Back to the Barn’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“What a cluster-” “As it seems I have no other options,” Peridot monologues as the episode opens, “I have conceded to reveal some important information to you Crystal Gems.” With Steven’s aid she gives a brief audio/visual presentation on the threat posed by the Cluster, something we spent all of last week learning about in […]

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05th Oct2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×10: The Wedding Squanchers’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“How long will you be visiting Earth?” The obscene, the banal, and the beloved are the three misshapen legs on which Rick and Morty lurches through life. ‘The Wedding Squanchers’ starts with a wedding invitation and Rick accidentally mailing Jerry across the galaxy and ends with Rick in prison and Earth assimilated by the Federation. It’s […]

03rd Oct2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×03 – Under the Lake’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I’m not sure what it is about Doctor Who, but it can have weeks were everything just fits, but then go on to an episode where something just doesn’t click. Under the Lake does a lot right, but also gets the most important thing wrong for me, and that is the dynamic between The Doctor […]

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02nd Oct2015

‘Review 2×10: Conspiracy Theory’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I survived on garbage in the middle of the ocean! I scratched my way out of a grave! You think you can kill me? Nothing can kill me!” “Jesus (bleep)ing Christ, holy (bleep)ing Jesus, Jesus (bleep)ing Christ. It’s a conspiracy,” Forrest hisses to himself in his empty office, staring at crumpled photographs of his many(11) […]

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02nd Oct2015

‘Steven Universe 2×22: When It Rains’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s just thunder. It happens when it rains.” ‘When It Rains’ is an old story: a spiky, unpleasant person learns to accept help and to open up to those around them. It’s a little shopworn, a little canned, but it’s still a pleasant quarter hour and a successful about-face for a character who looked headed […]

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30th Sep2015

‘The Best Of WCW Monday Night Nitro Vol.3′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I will admit I was much more of a WWE fan than WCW, but even with that being the case I remember some classic matches from Nitro that caught my interest. With The Best Of WCW Monday Night Nitro – Volume 3 being released I was wondering if we’d get some, but the cracks are […]

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30th Sep2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×09: Look Who’s Purging Now’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Oh, I do some pretty bad stuff.” Rick and Morty has ugly bones. It’s a show predicated on the idea that watching a drunk abuse his grandson across space and time is inherently amusing. This is, unless you’re particularly squeamish about the aforementioned abuse(or gratuitous drool), right on the money. We love to watch the titular […]

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30th Sep2015

‘Review 2×09: Happiness, Pillow Fight, Imaginary Friend’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“What are your values, son?” A man is dead and Forrest is to blame. The goodness Forrest’s father once saw in his son has been burned away by Forrest’s belief that what he does as the host of Review is more important than and/or somehow separate from his personal integrity and what its dissolution means for the people […]

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29th Sep2015

‘Fog and Crimes: The Complete Third Season’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Good detective shows focus themselves around a likeable character who always wins in the end. Police Chief Soneri may not be the best known detective on television, but Fog and Crimes: The Complete Third Season proves he deserves to be more recognised as one of the greats. In the third and final season of the […]

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26th Sep2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×02 – The Witch’s Familiar’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

In last week’s review of The Magician’s Apprentice I was worried, I doubted Steven Moffat could conclude the story in a fitting way, or one which I wanted at least. What he gave us with The Witch’s Familiar was something surprisingly good, that not only respected tradition but reminded us this is a new Doctor […]

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25th Sep2015

‘Steven Universe 2×21: Catch and Release’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“You’re like…an angry little slice of pie.” ‘Catch and Release’ is a quiet, laid-back episode with much more to recommend it than the series last two entries. It gives Peridot some much-needed depth without resorting to making her likable, boasts an impressive array of gorgeous backgrounds, and makes a meager stab toward setting the stage […]

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24th Sep2015

Review Round-Up: Modern Family / Sleepy Hollow / Last Man on Earth

by Nathan Smith

Hey guys, just thought I’d pop in with some quick thoughts on some upcoming DVD releases for Modern Family: Season 6, Sleepy Hollow: Season Two and The Last Man on Earth Season One. The shows I’m reviewing were met with mixed reviews upon their release, and frankly, I feel it was for naught as they […]

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22nd Sep2015

‘Rick And Morty 2×08: Interdimensional Cable 2 – Tempting Fate’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“The car always wins.” ‘Rixty Minutes’ was one of season 1′s strongest episodes, a twenty-minute reel of Justin Roiland shouting at himself and improvising with every halt and hesitation left in for the hell of it as the cast of Rick and Morty binged on bizarre interdimensional cable. ‘Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate’ pitches itself as […]

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22nd Sep2015

‘Gravity Falls 2×16: Roadside Attraction’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Man, RVs are amazing. I can’t believe we’re sitting at a table in a moving vehicle.” Old men teaching young men to hit on women is a time-honored part of masculinity, but it isn’t hard to see the predatory undertones in teaching boys to pursue and charm. Gravity Falls comes at the institution with a man-eating […]

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