26th Apr2013

Hannibal 1×05 – “Coquilles” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller ‘Coquilles’ is an outstanding hour of television. It’s equal parts horrifying and heart-wrenching while mixing in a dark standalone story. It’s a cocktail that Hannibal seems to have down pat and this episode is absolutely no exception. It skirts the plot of Abigail Hobbes […]

26th Apr2013

Hannibal 1×04 – “Ceuf” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller ‘Ceuf’ was notoriously pulled from the NBC lineup in the wake of any numerous tragedies that have occurred in the United States (Sandy Hook, Watertown, etc) and it wobbles the mind as to exactly why it was pulled. The episode, or the main plot […]

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22nd Apr2013

‘Banshee’ – Series Preview

by Phil Wheat

Acclaimed writer, director and producer Alan Ball (True Blood, Six Feet Under, American Beauty) brings his brand new action drama series, Banshee to the UK on Monday 29th April. Banshee stars Antony Starr (Rush) as Lucas Hood, an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, Philadelphia, where he continues […]

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20th Apr2013

‘For All Mankind: The Life & Career Of Mick Foley’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Mick Foley broke into sports-entertainment in 1983 shortly after a fateful trip to see his idol Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka inspired him to pursue his dream. Now, 30 years, 3 personas, 3 WWE Championships, multiple New York Times best sellers and countless bumps and cheap pops later, the WWE brings Mick Foley’s story to DVD and […]

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19th Apr2013

Hannibal 1×03 – “Potage” Review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller Po·tage  (p-täzh) n.- A thick, often creamy soup. There’s so much depth in ‘Potage,’ that it required a second viewing to truly absorb everything that’s going on, and it’s a whole hell of a lot. Whereas last week’s episode took a […]

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16th Apr2013

‘WWE Royal Rumble 2013′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

WWE kicks off 2013 with the Royal Rumble and once again The Rock is back and this time he’s setting his sights on CM Punk intending to dethrone him as WWE Champion and regain the title he last held 10 years ago! Plus, 30 or more Superstars compete in WWE’s historic over-the-top rope main event […]

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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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