30th Sep2014

‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Howard Harris, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Ruth Sundell, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Rio Kanno, Yukito Nishii, Ken’ichi Takitô, Daniel Genalo, Noriko Nakagoshi, Erina Mizuno, Fujiko Kojima, Kento Hayashi | Written and Directed by Takashi Miike I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let […]

29th Sep2014

‘Brooklyn Nine Nine: Season One’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti | Created by Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur DISCLAIMER: Some sort of mishap happened and my review copy came without disc 2. Without any legal means to watch them online, I’ve done the review […]

29th Sep2014

‘WWE Battleground 2014′ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

As one of WWE’s B pay per views, you can’t really set expectations too high. Fortunately, Battleground delivered a mostly okay PPV, with some pretty awesome high points and equally disappointing lost points and bad booking. We start the main card with the Usos successfully defending their titles in a pretty good 2 out of […]

28th Sep2014

‘Believe Me’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Johanna Braddy, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls, Max Adler, Nick Offerman, Christopher McDonald | Written by Will Bakke, Michael B. Allen | Directed by Will Bakke Four desperate and broke college seniors come with a crazy idea to raise the money needed to pay for tuition. By starting a fake charity, […]

28th Sep2014

‘Blended’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Bella Thorne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Shaquille O’Neal | Written by Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera | Directed by Frank Coraci If the phrase ‘Adam Sandler-starring romantic comedy’ doesn’t fill your heart with dread and terror then you’ve probably not been paying too much attention to film criticism in […]

27th Sep2014

‘The Hypnotist’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Jonatan Bökman, Helena af Sandeberg, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcárate, Jan Waldekranz, Eva Melander | Written by Paolo Vacirca | Directed by Lasse Hallström Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) is a Swedish CID officer investigating the murder of a gym teacher and his family. With no DNA or fingerprints, his only witness is the […]

27th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×06 – The Caretaker’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

I am a Doctor Who fan, I want to like every episode I watch but sometimes this just isn’t the case.  Last week when I watched the teaser for The Caretaker I was worried, and having now watched it I was right to be, but also wrong because in truth it wasn’t that bad.  My […]

26th Sep2014

‘Motivational Growth’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Adrian DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Doetsch, Pete Giovagnoli, Ken Brown, Robert Kramer, Hannah Stevenson, Laura Carlson | Written and Directed by Don Thacker Ian Folivor , a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was […]

26th Sep2014

‘The Tour’ Review (Short Film)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon, Annette Rickard, Robert Rickard, Julia Spence, Kris Lindsay, Courtney Frazier | Written and Directed by Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Darkmoor Manor is England’s most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. […]

25th Sep2014

‘Tokarev’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols, Max Ryan, Michael McGrady, Peter Stormare, Danny Glover | Written by Jim Agnew, Sean Keller | Directed by Paco Cabezas It doesn’t bode well for a film when it counts Jim Agnew and Sean Keller as its writers. After all the duo were responsible for penning Giallo, the film that […]

25th Sep2014

’300: Rise of an Empire’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Jack O’Connell | Written by Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad | Directed by Noam Murro I don’t want to spoil 300, but I think it’s fair to say it had a double-edged ending with the feeling being that there was still hope […]

24th Sep2014

‘Mark of the Devil’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Herbert Lom, Olivera Katrina, Reggie Nalder, Herbert Fux, Johannes Buzalski, Michael Maien, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schöner, Günter Clemens, Doris von Danwitz | Written by Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Directed by Michael Armstrong My first experience with Mark of the Devil was to receive a DVD review copy from America which included a barf bag, written on the […]

23rd Sep2014

‘HK: Forbidden Superhero’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken Yasuda, Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shun Oguri, Yoshinori Okada, Jirô Satô, Takashi Tsukamoto | Written by Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri | Directed by Yûichi Fukuda I love, nay ADORE, completely-bonkers Far East flicks be they live-action or animation – hell, some of the […]

23rd Sep2014

‘Don’t Blink’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Robert Picardo, Fiona Gubelmann, Zack Ward, David de Lautour, Leif Gantvoort, Curtiss Frisle | Written and Directed by Travis Oates Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and […]

22nd Sep2014

‘Night of the Comet’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell, Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis, Peter Fox, John Achorn, Michael Bowen, Devon Ericson, Lissa Layng | Written and Directed by Thom Eberhardt It’s no surprise really that the Eighties are so fondly remembered for horror and science fiction, that was the time that VHS was growing […]

22nd Sep2014

‘I Really Hate My Job’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shirley Henderson, Neve Campbell, Anna Maxwell Martin, Alexandra Maria Lara, Oana Pellea, Danny Huston | Written by Jennifer Higgie | Directed by Oliver Parker Jobs are strange things, we are often tied to them and if we are unlucky we hate them.  You have to be lucky to truly love what you do, but what do […]

20th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×05 – Time Heist’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

There always has to be those throw away episodes in a television show, where the episode has no real importance to the overall continuity but just works as a filler.  Time Heist arguably signposted that it would be one of these episodes and to be fair has done little to dissuade me from changing my […]

20th Sep2014

‘Werewolf Rising’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Melissa Carnell, Brian Berry, Matt Copko, Taylor Horneman, Danielle Lozeau, Irena Murphy, Bill Oberst Jr. | Written and Directed by BC Furtney There werewolf is one of the monsters that seems to be building in popularity right now, especially with Hemlock Grove and Teen Wolf gaining fans in the teen market.  In movies there are plenty of […]

19th Sep2014

‘Hannibal: The Complete Season Two’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne | Created by Bryan Fuller What is it about the character of Hannibal Lecter that draws us in? Gaspard Ulliel’s version in Hannibal Rising may not have had the same success as Anthony Hopkins or Mads Mikkelsen but Lecter is adored by the fans, even as one […]

19th Sep2014

Graphic Novel Review: Elric Volume 1 – The Ruby Throne

by Phil Wheat

Written by Julien Blondel | Art by Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Robin Recht | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 64pp Elric Volume 1: The Ruby Throne may just be an introduction to the Albino Emperor of Melnibone but what an introduction it is. Julien Blondel, Didier Poli, Robin Recht and Jean Bastide have […]

18th Sep2014

‘Graduation Day’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy, Michael Pataki, E.J. Peaker, Richard Balin, Carmen Argenziano, Beverly Dixon, Hal Bokar, Denise Cheshire, Bill Hufsey, Linnea Quigley, Vanna White | Written by Herb Freed, David Baughn, Anne Marisse | Directed by Herb Freed Laura, played very briefly by Ruth Ann Llorens (The Comeback Kid) is a […]

17th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Sleeping Room’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, David Sibley, Julie Graham, Chris Waller, Christopher Adamson, Lucy Clements, Billy Chainsaw, Mike Altmann | Written by John Shackleton, Alex Chandon, Ross Jameson | Directed by John Shackleton The feature-film directorial debut of John Shackleton, one of the producers at Movie Mogul, the company behind 2011′s fantastic Panic Button (which also […]

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