30th Jul2014

‘L’Assassino’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michelle Presle, Salvo Randone, Cristina Gaioni, Andrea Checchi, Francesco Grandjacquet, Marco Mariani, Franco Ressel | Written by Elio Petri, Tonino Guerra | Directed by Elio Petri When I think of the Italian film industry I often think of horror and the so-called Spaghetti Westerns but in fact the industry is bigger and far […]

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 […]

29th Jul2014

‘Happy Christmas’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Joe Swanberg, Mark Webber, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham, Jude Swanberg | Written and Directed by Joe Swanberg Families can be forgiving, they can be giving and they can also be selfish. Happy Christmas is a film that looks at the more taking side of family, when they need help and you just can’t say no.  Letting […]

28th Jul2014

‘Lucy’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Scarlet Johnasson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicolas Phongpheth, Jan Oliver Schroeder | Written and Directed by Luc Besson Wow, this year has been full of some ambitious filmmaking. Movies like Under the Skin  have challenged the boundaries  of cinema to show that art should not abide by any sort of […]

28th Jul2014

‘Fruitvale Station’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O’Reilly, Ariana Neal | Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler You may recall back in 2009 the news story about a young 22 year old man named Oscar Grant who was shot by a police officer in a train station in […]

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

‘Scar Tissue’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charity Wakefield, Danny Horn, Kenneth Colley, Daniel Fraser, Helen George, Mark Cameron, Imogen Bain, Shaun Dingwall | Written and Directed by Scott Michell Detective Sam Cross (Wakefield) never got the chance for revenge. Twenty years ago, her sister became the last victim of serial child killer Edward Jansen, moments before he was shot dead by a […]

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, […]

25th Jul2014

‘The Toxic Avenger’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mark Torgl, Mitch Cohen, Andree Maranda, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan, Dick Martinsen, Patrick Kilpatrick | Written by Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Ritter | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil) For those who haven’t seen The Toxic Avenger, first of all why not? (stop reading this review and go […]

25th Jul2014

‘Sabotage’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Maganiello, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau | Written by David Ayer, Skip Woods | Directed by David Ayer Arnold Schwarzenegger’s journey back to the big screen has been fraught with financial peril. While the Expendables films have done decent enough business, his other ventures since his return from government have proven to be fairly […]

25th Jul2014

‘Awful Nice’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Pumphrey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman, Laura Ramsey, Alex Rennie, Keely Hazell | Written by Todd Sklar, Alex Rennie | Directed by Todd Sklar You know you’re in for a tough time with a movie, especially a comedy, when the promotion centres around one of the smaller roles and NOT the films leads. And so is the case with Awful […]

25th Jul2014

‘Don Peyote’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dan Fogler, Anne Hathaway, Jay Baruchel, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn, Dean Winters, Sean Brosnan | Written and Directed by Michael Canzoniero, Dan Fogler Stoner comedy Don Peyote tells the story Warren Allman, an unemployed graphic novelist who finally finds a purpose in life after an unpleasant encounter with a homeless […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

21st Jul2014

‘The Last Horror Film’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Judd Hamilton, Devin Goldenberg, David Winters, Susanne Benton, Glenn Jacobson, Mary Spinell, J’Len Winters, Sharon Hughes, Sean Casey | Written by David Winters, Judd Hamilton, Tom Klassen | Directed by David Winters Every year we seem to look at the horror genre and have something to complain about.  Mostly it seems […]

21st Jul2014

‘Hellbenders’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Clifton Collins, Clancy Brown, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon, Larry Fessenden, Dan Fogler | Written and Directed by J.T. Petty Let me begin this review by stating this is most-definitely not your typical horror fare; something audiences will realise a mere five minutes into this raucous, sure-to-be-cult-hit, movie. Written and directed […]

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