14th Apr2013

Tales from the Crypt 2×05 – “Three’s A Crowd” Review

by Nathan Smith

Original airdate – May 1st, 1990 I have memories of this episode from back before I re-watched it after I bought the DVD some years ago. It was on my local FOX affiliate and during the commercial breaks, I recall seeing advertisements for Demon Knight, and that satiated my thirst for something more, a film […]

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12th Apr2013

Hannibal 1×02 – “Amuse-Bouche” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller Amuse-Bouche: def: \a-’myuz bush\ [Fr. amuse the mouth] 1: a small bite before the meal begins. 2: greeting of the Chef de cuisine The most important thing that ‘Amuse-Bouche’ does is to show exactly how Will Graham is affected by the […]

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11th Apr2013

The Americans 1×10 – “Only You” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg From its inception, The Americans has been a show about spies creating lives and facades in an effort to throw down a regime that they’ve been taught to need to destroy since they were youngsters. But, it also raises another idea in its midst, […]

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08th Apr2013

‘The Best Of WCW Monday Night Nitro Vol.2′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

World Championship Wrestling was the number one competitor to the World Wrestling Federation during the late 1990′s to early 2000′s with their flagship television show, WCW Monday Nitro. Following on from the success of the inaugural release, The Best Of WCW Monday Nitro Volume 2 brings you more wrestling action taken from 5 years worth […]

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07th Apr2013

Tales from the Crypt 2×04 – “Til Death” Review

by Nathan Smith

Original airdate: April 24th, 1990 Voodoo and zombies. If ever there was a cocktail inherent to fit the mold of a Tales From the Crypt episode, that’d be it. Hell, there was even a film called “Ritual” released a while back that was all about the voodoo they do. It’s the first episode of the […]

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06th Apr2013

‘WWE: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

WWE: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012 is a look back of the best WWE matches that were (given the title) shown on the WWE universe’s flagship television programmes Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown. Featuring over 25 matches, many cool promos/moments and featuring John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Triple […]

05th Apr2013

The Americans 1×09 – “Safe House” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg There’s an interesting idea raised this week on The Americans. It’s a idea that is always something that rolls around in a show about covert operations and that idea is the shifting of paradigms. We’ve seen from the get-go that Elizabeth and Philip are people […]

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05th Apr2013

Hannibal 1×01 – “Aperitif” Season Premiere Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller One thing is very clear from the first few minutes of Bryan Fuller’s new series, Hannibal, it’s his own take on the characters invented in the world of literature by Thomas Harris and then essayed onscreen in film as The Silence […]

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03rd Apr2013

Justified 4×13 – “Ghosts” Season Finale Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Walton Goggins, Patton Oswalt | Created by Elmore Leonard, Graham Yost Last week’s penultimate episode of Justified seemingly tied everything in a nice little bow, for the most part. Everything was swiftly and cleanly dealt with. Drew Thompson was in police custody and Ellen May was rescued from […]

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31st Mar2013

‘Hannibal’ – Series Premiere (P)review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller POSSIBLE SPOILERS LIE BEYOND HERE: One thing is very clear from the first few minutes of Bryan Fuller’s new series, Hannibal, it’s his own take on the characters invented in the world of literature by Thomas Harris and then essayed on […]

30th Mar2013

The Walking Dead 3×15 – “This Sorrowful Life” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Sarah Wayne Callies, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus | Created by Robert Kirkman Redemption is such a strong facet for the television show character. When we met Merle way back in season one, he was the stereotypical racist jackass. It’s no wonder that Rick decided to handcuff him and leave […]

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27th Mar2013

Justified 4×12 – “Peace of Mind” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Walton Goggins, Patton Oswalt | Created by Elmore Leonard, Graham Yost The main thrust of this season has been all about finding Drew Thompson before the Detroit mob does, and while it took up almost all of the screen time thus far, they’ve still left room for […]

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23rd Mar2013

The Walking Dead 3×14 – “Prey” Review

by Nathan Smith

‘Prey’ is an effective episode setting up the endgame to come in the dawning war between Rick and The Governor. It smartly focuses on one half of the equation and barely even registers with the prison group save for the cold open with Michonne by the fireside and a brief but unsettling apperance by Rick […]

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23rd Mar2013

The Americans 1×08 – “Mutually Assured Destruction” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor | Created by Joseph Weisberg There’s a great quandary that lies in the middle of ‘Mutually Assured Destruction.’ If Philip and Elizabeth’s marraige is a sham, if they’re together just because of the so-called mission, do they really have to stay married? It’s a thought that should cross everyone’s […]

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19th Mar2013

‘WWE TLC 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

The final pay-per-view event of the WWE calendar, TLC: Tables/Ladders/Chairs was originally marked out for its innovative high-flying, high-risk matches. However since the departure of many of the WWE’s rope-walking risk takers the TLC PPV has become something of a damb squib, especially considering the event sits in between the much more high profile Survivor […]

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19th Mar2013

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the Turtles’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Jason Biggs, Rob Paulsen, Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Hoon Lee, Kevin Michael Richardson | Created by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird Splinter allows the Turtles to visit the surface for the first time, where they attempt to stop a group of thugs from kidnapping April O’Neil and her parents. But […]

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18th Mar2013

‘Person of Interest: The Complete First Season’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jim Cavaziel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman | Created by Jonathan Nolan John Reese (Cavaziel) a former elite CIA officer is homeless and presumed dead following the death of the woman he loves. When he is approached by a reclusive billionaire computer genius Harold Finch (Emerson) who lives under an assumed identity, they form a […]

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17th Mar2013

‘WWE Survivor Series 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Survivor Series is one of WWE’s top pay-per-view’s, along with Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble and Summerslam, and with good reason – it is officially WWE’s second longest running PPV having debuted in 1987 and still continuing to be as relevant today as it was then. Survivor Series 2012 marks the 26th annual show of the PPV […]

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16th Mar2013

‘Tales From the Crypt 2×03: Cutting Cards’ Review

by Nathan Smith

‘Cutting Cards’ may be one of the best episodes of Tales from the Crypt out there. It’s not necessarily horror but still has overtones of it, especially in the last third. Overall, it’s just a pitch black comedy in the guise of two-hander (fitting words for how the episode ends, eh?) between two titans of […]

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15th Mar2013

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Lloyd Floyd, Matt Sloan, Lisa Fuson, John Armstrong, Tom Kane, Sam Witwer, Anthony Daniels, Kenneth Colley, Brian Blessed | Written by Michael Price | Directed by Guy Vasilovich A follow-up to 2011′s The Padawan Menace, LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is the second Star Wars parody to come courtesy […]

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10th Mar2013

‘Tales From the Crypt 2×02: The Switch’ Review

by Nathan Smith

Out of all the episodes in seven seasons of Tales From the Crypt, this particular entry, ‘The Switch,’ feels less like an episode of the titular show and rather more like a twisted moral play. It’s a play about the vain and how changing yourself for someone isn’t necessarily the right nor best thing to […]

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02nd Mar2013

‘Tales From the Crypt 2×01: Dead Right’ Review

by Nathan Smith

Two things stick out very vividly in memory from watching ‘Dead Right’ early on in my youthful days late, late Saturday nights (right after my local news). One, Demi Moore was a foxy chick. She was a two-sided coin, gorgeous and tough edged. A totally memorable girl. And two, Jeffery Tambor, long before he became known to […]

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