20th Jul2013

‘Entity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley, Branko Tomovic, Rupert Hill, Oliver Jackson, Michael David Worden | Written and Directed by Steve Stone In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. Despite subsequent police investigations no official explanation was ever offered by the Russian authorities for these deaths. The […]

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20th Jul2013

‘The Rise of the Shadow Warrior’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Richard McWilliams, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, James C. Morris, Eve Mauro, Danny James, Kyle Paul, James Gaisford, Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite, Nichelle Aiden, Clare Niederpruem, Adam Abram | Written by Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin | Directed by John Lyde Three heroes are on a quest to thwart a group of Orc Cultists, known as the Shadow Cabal, from raising the God […]

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17th Jul2013

‘Welcome To The Punch’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Natasha Little, Daniel Kaluuya, Ruth Sheen, Jason Flemyng | Written and Directed by Eran Creevy Directors making a step up in their second film seems to be becoming a micro-trend of late. For example, Marc Webb went from manic pixie dream […]

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15th Jul2013

‘WWE Live in the UK: April 2013′ Review

by Phil Wheat

The official line on WWE Live in the UK: April 2013 goes something like this: WWE Live In The UK: April 2013 encompasses all the episodes of WWE’s television programmes recorded during the Wrestlemania Revenge Tour in April 2013 at the O2 Arena in London, England. It’s a chance for WWE fans to remember how […]

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04th Jul2013

‘Little Deaths’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amy Joyce Hastings, Luke de Lacey, Kate Braithwaite, Tom Sawyer, Jodie Jameson | Written and Directed by Sean Hogan, Simon Rumley, Andrew Parkinson The anthology has a rich history in British film, from TV dramas such as Armchair Theatre and Hammer’s House of Horror to the classic Amicus anthologies such as Tales From the […]

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02nd Jul2013

‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features: Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Seth Green, Paul Scheer, Seth Rogen, Harry Knowles, Stan Lee | Written by Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon | Directed by Morgan Spurlock After dishing the dirt on fast food, terrorism, and advertising, documentarian Morgan Spurlock turns his camera to one of the biggest pop-culture events in […]

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29th Jun2013

‘The Sleeper’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brittany Belland, Tiffany Arnold, Riana Ballo, Jason Jay Crabtree, Jessica Cameron, John Bloom, Ali Ferda, Luke Frost, Paul Moon | Written and Directed by Justin Russell As a collector of VHS, The Sleeper is one of those films that has been on my radar for quite some time. The film was released in a […]

21st Jun2013

Competition: Win a DVD of ‘The Sleeper’

by Phil Wheat

Released on DVD this week by Safecracker Picture, The Sleeper is a throwback to the decade of the slasher movie – the 80s – and tells the story of the girls of Alpha Gamma Theta sorority who are putting on a bash. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest “The Sleeper” and he […]

17th Jun2013

‘Parker’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr. | Written by John J. McLaughlin | Directed by Taylor Hackford Ah Statham. We’re on safe ground here folks. I’ve already fully elucidated The Stathe’s qualities in a previous outpouring of praise review so they hardly need reiterating here. But to […]

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13th Jun2013

‘The Vineyard’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Hong, Karen Lorre, Michael Wong, Lars Wangberg, Cheryl Madsen, Cheryl Lawson, Rue Douglas, Sean P. Donahue, Sherri Ball, Karl-Heinz Teuber | Written and Directed by James Hong Crackpot scientist and celebrated winemaker Dr. Elson Po has made the ultimate discovery: the secret to everlasting life. As with all good things, however, there s […]

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13th Jun2013

‘Nothing But The Truth’ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Alan Alda, Angela Bassett, David Schwimmer, Noah Wyle | Written and Directed by Rod Lurie I’m always somewhat skeptical when it comes to modern films that have an overlong transition from celluloid to home video, as there either wasn’t enough interest in a DVD release from the original distributor or nobody […]

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10th Jun2013

‘Mama’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier | Written by Neil Cross, Andrés Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti | Directed by Andrés Muschietti In preparation for watching Mama, I caught up with The Orphanage, the logic being that both come under the ‘presented by Guillermo del Toro’ horror label, are directed by Spanish filmmakers and both deal […]

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09th Jun2013

‘Dexter: Season 7′ DVD Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Yvonne Strahovski, Ray Stevenson, David Zayas, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, James Remar First, a confession: I haven’t seen a single episode of Dexter since I reviewed Season 4 way back when this site used to have another name – and even before then I’d only seen the odd few […]

06th Jun2013

‘House of Cards: Season One’ DVD Review

by Catherina Gioino

CHAPTERS 1 – 3 There are very few examples of adaptations or remakes that have taken well to the public liking, and even fewer prove to be worth the watch and outdo everything in its way. This perfectly describes House of Cards, a remarkable show following the narcissistic Francis Underwood in his strife for political […]

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06th Jun2013

‘Broken City’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne | Written by Brian Tucker | Directed by Allen Hughes Broken City is a place where crime may be low, but the moral corruption seeping from the inner workings of City Hall are at an all-time high. Similar […]

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31st May2013

‘Breaking Bad: The Fifth Season’ DVD Review

by Nathan Smith

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul return in their Emmy-winning roles of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. With Gus Fring dead, Walt’s transformation from a well-meaning family man to ruthless drug kingpin is nearly complete. When he begins to make a killing in the meth business, his murderous schemes are threatened by a new investigation led […]

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28th May2013

‘Kill For Me’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Tracy Spiridakos, Donal Logue, Adam DiMarco, Shannon Chan-Kent, Torrance Coombs, Leah Gibson, Ryan Robbins, Colin Lawrence | Written by Christopher Dodd, Michael Greenspan, Christian Forte | Directed by Michael Greenspan The writer and director of the Adrien Brody film Wrecked re-team for a new take on a familiar theme with Kill For Me, a […]

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24th May2013

‘Bullet to the Head’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sung Kang | Written by Alessandro Camon | Directed by Walter Hill Bullet to the Head is the latest film to star ass-kicking pensioner Sylvester Stallone. He plays Jimmy Bobo (really), a hitman with morals – don’t they all – who gets himself in […]

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19th May2013

‘Handgun’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Karen Young, Clayton Day, Suzie Humphreys, Helena Humann, Ben Jones | Written and Directed by Tony Garrett With one broken relationship still fresh in her mind, Kathleen Sullivan (Young) is in no mood to take on a new boyfriend. Larry (Day) however will not tolerate sexual rebuffs; rape is his means of exercising what […]

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11th May2013

‘The Fallow Field’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Michael Dacre, Steve Garry | Written and Directed by Leigh Covey El Mariachi has a lot to answer for. As does Clerks. Both were made in the early ‘90s on incredibly low budgets ($9,000 and $30,000 respectively; Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith famously maxed out all of his credit cards to finance the film) and achieved […]

11th May2013

‘Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Louise Madison, Sabrina Dickens, S.J. Evans, Rorie Stockton, Richard Goss, Sule Rimi, Kathy Saxondale, Johnathon Farrell | Written by James Plumb, Andrew Jones | Directed by James Plumb In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. Academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena […]

09th May2013

‘Dead Mine’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joe Taslim, Ario Bayu, Sam Hazeldine, Use Badhu, Byron Hulbert, Mike Lewis, James Taenaka, Les Loveday, Miki Muzuno | Written and Directed by Steve Sheil Some four years after he struck horror-comedy gold with Mum & Dad, Steve Sheil returns to the directors chair for Dead Mine, which follows a treasure hunter as he adventures […]

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