02nd Aug2014

‘Enemies Closer’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Orlando Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Linzey Cocker, Christopher Robbie, Zahary Baharov, Dimo Alexiev, Kristopher Van Varenberg | Written by Eric Bromberg, James Bromberg | Directed by Peter Hyams After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry (Everett Scott) is plunged […]

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02nd Aug2014

‘Almost Human’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Anthony Amaral III, Michael A. LoCicero, Jami Tennille, Chuck Doherty, John Palmer, Mark O’Leary | Written and Directed by Joe Begos Mark Fisher disappeared from home in a blinding blue light flash. His friend Seth Hampton was the last person to see him alive. Two […]

02nd Aug2014

‘The Double’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Chris O’Dowd, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Cathy Moriarty | Written by Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine | Directed by Richard Ayoade When Richard Ayoade directed Submarine he gave us this slightly quirky tale of teen love, it was all a little fluffy and silly but very good.  Moving onto […]

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31st Jul2014

‘The Last Horror Movie’ Review

by Mark Allen

Starring: Kevin Howarth, Mark Stevenson, Antonia Beamish | Written by James Handel | Directed by Julian Richards Found footage horror films are usually a tough trick to pull off well. Not only do they require realistic performances and events so that audiences are (at least partly) convinced that what they’re seeing is real enough for the length of the […]

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29th Jul2014

‘Hercules Reborn’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Hennigan, Christian Oliver, Marcus Shirock, James Duval, Dylan Vox, Christina Ulfsparre | Written by Jim Hemphill | Directed by Nick Lyon The second Hercules movie we’ve reviewed here in the space of a week, Hercules Reborn is a product of mockbuster kings The Asylum and unlike The Legend of Hercules, which told the […]

27th Jul2014

‘Apocalyptic’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jane Elizabeth Barry, David Macrae, Geoff Pinfield, Tom McCathie, Rachel Torrance, Ashleigh Gregory, Zoe Imms, Janice Paull, Natalia Nespeca, Donna Pope, Nalini Vasudevan, Felicity Steel, Meghan Scerri | Written and Directed by Glenn Triggs By now you’re probably sick of me saying how much I detest found-footage films. After all I say the same […]

27th Jul2014

Review Round-Up: ‘Adult World’ & ‘Dream Girl’

by Phil Wheat

Adult World Stars: Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, John Cusack, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Chris Riggi, Scott Coffey, Darin Scott, Reed Birney, Catherine Lloyd Burns | Written by Andy Cochran | Directed by Scott Coffey Helmed by actor-turned-director Scott Coffey, who many may recognise from 80s films such as Some Kind of Wonderful and Space Camp, […]

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25th Jul2014

‘The Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan, Claire Geare | Written by Melanie Simka, Mychal Simka | Directed by Lijun Sun You only have to walk into the home entertainment section of any supermarket in the UK to see the shelves clogged up with numerous straight to DVD animated movies – many […]

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25th Jul2014

‘Calvary’ DVD Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Isaach De Bankolé, M. Emmet Walsh, Marie-Josée Croze, Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot | Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh In 2012 writer and director John Michael McDonagh broke out worldwide with the indie action-comedy The Guard. It’s story of an unapologetic Irish policemen teaming up […]

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24th Jul2014

‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Serbedzija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Kenneth Cranham, Mariah Gale, Sarai Givaty | Written by Sean Hood, Daniel Giat | Directed by Renny Harlin One of THREE films released this year (the other two films surprisingly both star former WWE wrestlers) based on […]

24th Jul2014

’20 Feet From Stardom’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Lou Adler, Stevvi Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Carole Childs, Amy Christian, Kyliyah Clayton | Written and Directed by Morgan Neville Living in a world obsessed with celebrity when a star is singing on the stage it’s often them that get all the attention, neither they nor their […]

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23rd Jul2014

‘The Unleashed’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Trisha Echeverria, Jessica Salgueiro, Colin Paradine, Caroline Williams, Suzanne Farla, Malcolm McDowell, Shane Harbinson, Peter Valdron, L.A. Lopes, Anna Jane Edmonds, Joseph Cannata | Written by Diane Da Silva, L.A. Lopes | Directed by Manuel H. Da Silva There are some horror movies that stick to one of the many horror formulas so rigidly that they become […]

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22nd Jul2014

‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jaques, Holly Phillips, Rebecca Plint, Sean Gannon, Christian Radford, Darrell Plumridge, Mirko Grillini | Written and Directed by Chris Sun After the police find Derek’s daughter brutally murdered on the beach, he vows to make the culprit suffer for his actions, even if that person is ‘part of the […]

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22nd Jul2014

‘The Battery’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden, Kelly McQuade | Written and Directed by Jeremy Gardner You can either love or hate zombies but the fact is they are one of the monsters that just refuse to lay down and die (again).  A part of pop culture they are part of […]

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21st Jul2014

‘Burn Notice: Complete Season Seven’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless | Created by Matt Nix It all comes down to this—the thrilling final season of one of television’s hottest shows, where everything is finally revealed. Separated from his friends and family, and on the verge of losing it all, Michael Westen goes deep undercover, joining forces […]

15th Jul2014

‘The Square’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Features: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam, Buthayna Kamel, Aida Elkashef, Ragia Omran | Written and Directed by Jehane Noujaim Documentaries when done right can strike a nerve with the viewer, especially if the subject is something that they can connect to emotionally.  The Square is a documentary that everybody can relate to because of the themes […]

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12th Jul2014

‘Haunter’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Peter DaCunha, Samantha Weinstein, Eleanor Zichy, David Hewlett, Sarah Manninen | Written by Brian King, Matthew Brian King | Directed by Vincenzo Natali Often it feels like there are not enough ghost stories based horror films these days, but then when you think about it we’ve had Insidious, […]

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10th Jul2014

‘Abduction of an American Playgirl’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Eric Edwards (Teenage Twins) and Alan Marlow (Rollerbabies) star as Will and Fred, two down and out guys who are just as desperate for money as they are some tail. Whilst contemplating their situation, they spot Jackie, a good looking socialite played by Darby Lloyd Rains (Naked Came the Stranger) exiting a small shop – […]

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10th Jul2014

‘Across the River’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Renzo Gariup, Marco Marchese, Lidia Zabrieszach | Written by Lorenzo Bianchini, Michela Bianchini | Directed by Lorenzo Bianchini While working in a remote woods, wildlife researcher Marco Contrada’s studies lead him to an abandoned village deep in the Italian countryside where he becomes trapped due to flooding. His presence in the village unleashes a […]

07th Jul2014

‘Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 – Draconian Days’ Review

by Phil Wheat

The highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorahip & Videotape documentary, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris continue uncovering the shocking story of home entertainment post the 1984 Video Recordings Act with Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 – Draconian Days. A time when Britain plunged into a […]

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04th Jul2014

‘Gagarin: First in Space’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova, Vadim Michman, Vladimir Steklov, Viktor Proskurin, Nadezhda Markina, Daniil Vorobyov | Written by Andrey Dmitriev, Oleg Kapanets | Directed by Pavel Parkhomenko Gagarin: First in Space is a biographical film which follows the life of Yuri Gagarin, played by Yaroslav Zhalnin, who was the first person ever to […]

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03rd Jul2014

‘Amber: The Complete Series’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lauryn Canny, Eva Birthistle, David Murray, Levi O’Sullivan, Justine Mitchell, David Herlihy, Declan Conlon, Emily Nagle, Stella McCusker, Shauna Griffith | Created by Rob Crawley, Paul Duane If there is one type of television show we’ve got a lot of right now it’s the drama. While mostly concentrating on murder and politics there are some though that […]

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