27th Nov2014

‘Arrow 1×05: The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Ben Sokolowski, Brian Ford Sullivan | Directed by Michael Schultz PLOT: Felicity’s life gets really complicated when she is forced to endure a surprise visit from her Mother and a cyber-attack on Starling City, an attack which was made possible by a virus she created years earlier. VERDICT: So after two seasons, Felicity finally gets […]

27th Nov2014

‘Space Hulk: Ascension Edition’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’ve never really managed to play Space Hulk games, but I do know of them. I remember seeing the Games Workshop board games and liking the art work, even considered playing some of the games but I never got round to it. On the PC and consoles though, there are easier options to take a […]

26th Nov2014

‘Nobody Can Cool’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Catherine Annette, Nick Principe, Nikki Bohm, David Atlas | Written and Directed by Dpyx Nobody Can Cool takes a simple concept and uses it to great effect. An independent film in every sense, it is evidence that you do not need big budget dollars to create unnerving tension and edge of your seat excitement. For those […]

26th Nov2014

‘Stations of the Cross’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp, Moritz Knapp, Birge Schade, Florian Stetter, Sven Taddicken, Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz | Written by Anna Brüggemann | Directed by Dietrich Brüggemann Maria, fourteen years of age, just wants to be a good Catholic. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community who try to live […]

26th Nov2014

‘Tales of the Borderlands: Episode 1 – Zer0 Sum’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I guess it depends on how much of a fan of Borderlands you are as to which Telltale Games release you were most looking forward to the most, Tale of the Borderlands or The Game of Thrones but it is Borderlands that has won out and scored the first release with Tale of the Borderlands: Episode […]

25th Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×04: Going Rogue’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Geoff Johns,Kai Yu Wu | Directed by Glen Winter PLOT: Barry gets a surprise visit from his friend Felicity Smoak, just as a Bank Robber appears on the scene armed with a freezing gun. VERDICT: And so The Flash continues it’s strong opening season with another quality episode, introducing one the DC hero’s […]

25th Nov2014

‘The Theory of Everything’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior | Written by Anthony McCarten | Directed by James Marsh Biopics of infamous figures are a tough shell to crack. In order to adequately cover the massive scope of someone’s life you are left with a bullet point like approach where we move from one infamous moment to the next. We […]

25th Nov2014

‘Toybox Turbos’ Review (Xbox 360)

by Phil Wheat

Remember the heyday of Micro Machines? Those tiny little diecast cars that kids, at least of my generation, went crazy for… Well if you’re old enough to remember the toys, then you’re surely old enough to remember the video games! Spanning multiple consoles, including (but not limited to) the Sega Megadrive, Commodore Amiga and the […]

25th Nov2014

‘Battlestar Galactica Vault’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Paul Ruditis | Published by Aurum Press | Format: Hardback, 176pp For over thirty years, science-fiction fans have been enthralled by Battlestar Galactica and the captivating saga of humanity’s war with the chilling Cylons. From its innovative special effects to its controversial storylines, the franchise has fascinated generations of viewers. Now, drawing on […]

24th Nov2014

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2×04: Face My Enemy’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Drew Z Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Tanchareon PLOT: When a painting with more of the mysterious writing appears at a high-class party, Coulson and May go undercover to retrieve it but find General Talbot standing between them and their objective. VERDICT: This episode was another fun little ride (in a still impressive start to […]

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 […]

24th Nov2014

Thought Bubble 2014 – from a Tabler’s Perspective

by Jack Kirby

Hi all! Last weekend, my buddy Mat and I went to Leeds Thought Bubble Festival to sell copies of our all-ages, sci-fi/sports adventure comic book, Alien in the Outfield. Nerdly head honcho Phil asked me to document our experiences, so here is an exciting video that does just that. With thanks to… Mark Allen Ryan […]

24th Nov2014

‘Trancers’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tim Thomerson, Helen Hunt, Michael Stefani, Art LaFleur, Telma Hopkins, Richard Herd, Anne Seymour, Biff Manard, Miguel Fernandes | Written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo | Directed by Charles Band It is fair to say that Charles Band makes some interesting movies, most of them B-movies with a cult charm.  As fans we love them for […]

23rd Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘Under a Kaleidoscope’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kenji Shimada, Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot, Damien Vennell, Tim Jason Wicks, Glenn Maynard | Written and Directed by Addison Heath Addison Heath, writer of the recently released Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, re-teams with some of the cast from that film – including Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot and a scene-stealing Glenn Maynard (as a crazy TV […]

22nd Nov2014

‘The Breaking Bad Cookbook’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Chris Mitchell | Published by John Blake Publishing | Format: Hardback, 208pp For five seasons, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were undisputedly the greatest cooks in North America. From their humble origins as part-timers in a cramped (and decidedly unreliable) RV to the halcyon days in a state-of-the-art ‘kitchen’, the duo prospered, with competitors falling […]

21st Nov2014

‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I’m a big Borderlands fan, I’ve played the first two games way too much and I love them.  Tales of the Borderlands is just around the corner and I’ve finally made the leap and played Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.  With 2K Australia taking over development of the game though, I was worried that there would be […]

21st Nov2014

‘Arrow 3×04: The Magician’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Wendy Mericle, Marc Guggenheim | Directed by John Behring PLOT: After finding out that Malcolm Meryln is still alive and hiding in Starling City, Team Arrow come to believe that the Dark Archer is actually Sara’s killer. But is he really? VERDICT: Okay, this is more like it. After the first few episodes […]

21st Nov2014

‘St. Vincent’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry | Written and Directed by Theodore Melfi Do not be shocked if St. Vincent seems familiar; a grumpy old man who can barely take care of himself forced to tend to the needs of a child […]

21st Nov2014

‘The Flash 1×03: Things You Can’t Outrun’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Alison Schapker, Grainne Godfree | Directed by Jesse Warn PLOT: Barry investigates a Meta-human who can turn himself into a poisonous gas, while his friends at STAR Labs figure out a way to contain future Super-villains, which in turn brings back memories of that fateful night of the Accelerator Accident. VERDICT: It’s good […]

20th Nov2014

MonsterFest 2014: ‘There’s Something in the Pilliga’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brendan Byrne, Leoni Leaver, Rebecca Callander, Bob Clark | Written and Directed by Dane Millerd There’s not a more overwrought and overused genre trope as the found footage format, at least in terms of direct to DVD movies, with many film makers using the format in place of having a decent story. Which means […]

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 […]

19th Nov2014

‘The Toxic Avenger 2′ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tsutomu Sekine, Mayako Katsuragi, Shinoburyu, Lisa Gaye, Jessica Dublin, Jack Cooper | Written by Gay Partington Terry, Lloyd Kaufman | Directed by Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman Troma films have never been described as masterpieces and I don’t think that they would ever dream of […]

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