24th Nov2014

‘White Reindeer’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Chris Doubeck, Nathan Williams | Written and Directed by Zach Clark Christmas is meant to be about family and happiness, to some it’s even about religion.  When tragedy strikes though and Christmas is looming it can be a strange and ominous date where you want to be happy, but […]

22nd Nov2014

Competition: Win a copy of sci-fi anime ‘Patema Inverted’

by Phil Wheat

One of the freshest Sci-­Fi anime in years, Patema Inverted literally turns its heroine’s world upside down to produce an action­packed, gravity­ defying adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s movie combines an innovative theme, spectacular set pieces and top notch art to create a sci­fi future classic you’ll […]

19th Nov2014

‘Savaged’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amanda Adrienne, Tom Ardavany, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Rodney Rowland, Brionne Davis, Ed Fletcher, Jason Gurvitz, Daniel Knight, John Charles Meyer, Kyle Morris, Marc Anthony Samuel | Written and Directed by Micheal S. Ojeda Travelling across country to be with her fiancé, deaf mute Zoe (Adrienne) stumbles on a horrific crime. Zoe’s brave attempt to intervene […]

13th Nov2014

‘Begin Again’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, Mary Catherine Garrison, Marco Assante | Written and Directed by John Carney When I started to watch Begin Again my initial thoughts were of déjà vu.  Seemingly following the same style of plot similar to Not Another Happy Ending I […]

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12th Nov2014

‘Wolf’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Chemseddine Amar, Mark Catuogno, Steef Cuijpers, Nasrdin Dchar, Jacob Derwig, Michael Knaap, Bo Maerten, Bjorn Niessen, Raymond Thiry, Cahit Ölmez | Written and Directed by Jim Taihuttu Maj-id (Kenzari) is a talented kick boxer from a gray, anonymous suburb in the Netherlands. Whilst trying to support his family through petty crime, his […]

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12th Nov2014

‘Kidnapped’ DVD Review (aka Secuestrados)

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Fernando Cayo, Manuela Vellés, Ana Wagener, Guillermo Barrientos, Dritan Biba, Martijn Kuiper, Xoel Yáñez, Luis Iglesia | Written by Miguel Ángel Vivas, Javier García | Directed by Miguel Ángel Vivas This Spanish film is the figurative definition of ‘thriller’ (I get told off by my housemate for misuse of literality). Jaime (Fernando Cayo) has […]

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10th Nov2014

‘True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

They say everything must come to an end, and although True Blood was definitely showing signs of reaching that point it was still sad to hear that True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season would be the final chapter of the saga that was Sookie and Vampire Bill’s love story.  Giving this finality though at least […]

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06th Nov2014

‘Blood Ties’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia,Griffin Dunne | Written by Guillaume Canet, James Gray | Directed by Guillaume Canet Two brothers, Chris (Owen), recently out of prison and Frank (Crudup), a respected policeman, are on either side of […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Franklin & Bash: The Complete Third Season’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Breckin Meyer, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond, Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Malcolm McDowell, Heather Locklear | Created by Bill Chais, Kevin Falls Bill Chais and Kevin Falls, who both previously worked together as writers on the short-lived Emmy-nominated James Woods legal drama Shark, teamed up in 2011 for an all-new legal drama, Franklin & Bash, […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Earth to Echo’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Algee Smith, Cassius Willis, Sonya Leslie, Kerry O’Malley, Virginia Louise Smith, Peter Mackenzie, Valerie Wildman | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by Dave Green After many of the phones in their local neighbourhood seem to malfunction, a group of kids try to work out […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘Beckoning the Butcher’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Damien Lipp, Stephanie Mauro, Tristen Barr, Sophie Wright, Tilly Legge, Lliam Murphy, Janet Watson Kruse, Peter Flaherty | Written and Directed by Dale Trott Beckoning the Butcher follows the story of Chris (Lipp), an online vlogger who finds ghost summoning rituals and films himself doing them. Becoming more and more desperate for ideas, he turns to his […]

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03rd Nov2014

‘WWE Slam City’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

WWE’s latest foray into widening its appeal is Slam City, an animated adventure. The Finisher has fired all the WWE Superstar on behalf of Mr McMahon, so now they have to all get regular jobs in Slam City. Alberto del Rio becomes a barista, John Cena becomes a car mechanic, Rey Mysterio is a crossing […]

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27th Oct2014

‘Fog and Crimes: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

After watching Gomorrah moving to another Italian crime drama was something of a relief from the violent and dark world of the Mafia. Fog and Crimes: The Complete First Season is a more sedate trip into the world of a detective who doesn’t really go for the violent approach, but when he sets his sights on […]

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26th Oct2014

‘Gomorrah: The Complete Season One’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When you look at the fictional world of the crime families, especially those of the Mafia it’s about tradition and respect.  Gomorrah is a drama that looks at what happens when respect is not given and tradition is attacked. The falling of a family empire is rarely a peaceful death, it calls for blood and it […]

24th Oct2014

Ten Best: Woodland Horrors

by Phil Wheat

Deep in stark woodland at the base of Mount Fuji, restless whispers echo as the light fades on a mid-winter afternoon. Here, amongst a maze of roots, a lone figure takes her life, binding her body to the branches and her spirit to the undergrowth. Years later, Miko and her college friends head into Suicide […]

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24th Oct2014

Competition: Win ‘All Cheerleaders Die’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of All Cheerleaders Die on DVD and Download on Monday 27th October we have a DVD copy to give away! Mean Girls meets Scream by way of Spring Breakers in this all new feature from Lucky McKee. Smart, sassy, fun – a new wave of exciting terror comes to life in […]

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24th Oct2014

‘Found’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck, Phyllis Munro, Louie Lawless, Alex Kogin, Andy Alphonse, Shane Beasley, Angela Denton, Kitsie Duncan, Kate Braun, Edward Jackson, Adrian Cox-Thurmond | Written and Directed by Scott Schirmer When a serial killer is caught one of the questions that is often asked is why didn’t the family realise? For many the […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 2′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

It is finally time to look at the second disc of the BFI collection box set. Hope you enjoyed part one and potentially found it useful. This time round, there are only two titles to devour. One being my personal favourite Herzog film, and the other being an example of his early television documentary work. […]

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23rd Oct2014

‘See No Evil 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, Glen Jacobs, Chelan Simmons, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Greyston Holt, Lee Majdoub, Michael Eklund, Reese Alexander, Kelly-Ruth Mercier | Written by Nathan Brookes, Bobby Lee Darby | Directed by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska WWE Studios have some success and some failure with their releases but with See No Evil the reception was definitely […]

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21st Oct2014

‘WWE: John Cena’s Greatest Rivalries’ Review

by Chris Cummings

For the first time ever, relive all the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy. From his early confrontations with Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho, to career-defining battles with Shawn Michael, JBL and Triple H, to his most recent conflicts with Batista, Randy Orton, […]

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21st Oct2014

‘The Smoke’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matt Di Angelo, Lili Bordán, Stephen Marcus, Darren Ripley, Velibor Topic, Christian Brassington, Anna Passey, Jeff Leach, Lindsay Armaou, Alan Ford | Written by Darren Ripley | Directed by Ben Pickering The modern British gangster movies are strange beasts, and I admit I do have a weakness for them. With acting that is often […]

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19th Oct2014

‘Damn Sea Vampires!’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cassie Scerbo, Jonathan Lipnicki, Kevin Dobson, Brandon Beemer, Jaqueline Fleming, Jimmy Sweetwater, Lawrence Turner | Written by Brook Durham | Directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy After seeing Cassie Scerbo’s fantastic performance in Sharknado I made it a point to track down and watch anything new movie she was in, which coupled with the ridiculous […]

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