20th Aug2014

‘Branded to Kill’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa, Anne Mari, Mariko Ogawa, Hiroshi Minami | Written by Hachiro Guryu, Takeo Kimura | Directed by Seijun Suzuki Writing movie reviews opens up a world that is full of films that I probably would never have had the chance to see.  Branded to Kill (Koroshi no rakuin) is one of […]

19th Aug2014

‘Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Looking at Boardwalk Empire, especially before I started to watch it I thought it was Sopranos in the probation era, but in truth it’s much more.  Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season reaches a time when organised crime was growing and the government was slowly taking notice.  The rise of Al Capone was taking form, […]

18th Aug2014

‘Bound’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Christopher Meloni, Richard C. Sarafian, Mary Mara, Susie Bright | Written and Directed by The Wachowski Brothers Watching Bound you can’t help but be impressed with its style and understand why people cite its importance to the Matrix movies which were the Wachowski next movies to work on.  Then you […]

18th Aug2014

WWE SummerSlam 2014: Results & Review

by Chris Cummings

It has been a trying time for WWE recently. Since the launch of the WWE Network a lot has happened. Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Title, got injured and was forced to forfeit the belt. Cena won the belt soon afterwards. The Shield split up, Roman Reigns began his ascension to the top of […]

17th Aug2014

‘INK’ Review (Short Film)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Hayman, Austin Hayden, Gordon Holliday, Christopher Muir, Billy Hay, John Harley, Chris Goldie | Written and Directed by Andy Stewart It’s only been two years since writer-turned-director Andy Stewart unleashed his first short film Dysmorphia on an unsuspecting public. The first in his proposed “Reflections” trilogy, that film was an impressive body-horror short that […]

17th Aug2014

‘WWE Payback 2014′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

It may be a little boring to say this, but I find that I like WWE more when they get down to the business of actual wrestling.  I’d argue that this is what should be happening on a pay-per-view anyway and yes the storyline has to be present of course but the actual fighting in […]

16th Aug2014

In Memory of Robin Williams: ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby, Robert Wuhl, J.T. Walsh, Noble Willingham | Written by Mitch Markowitz | Directed by Barry Levinson The death of Robin Williams has been publicised massively over the last number of days, a shocking loss to the film industry, Williams was a beloved performer […]

14th Aug2014

‘Pokemon TCG: XY – Furious Fists’ Unboxing & Review

by Ginger_Phoenix

Pokémon TCG: XY — Furious Fists, the third expansion in the TCG: XY series bursts into stores this week. Players in the UK can now add to their collections with a ferocious new set of cards. There are over a hundred in total to collect! New Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region make an appearance […]

13th Aug2014

‘Invasion of the Scream Queens’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Brinke Stevens, Mary Woronov, Melissa Moore, Michelle Bauer, Elizabeth Kaitan | Written and Directed by Donald Farmer Originally shot in the early 1990s, during the heyday of direct to video and cable TV B-movie horror, Invasion of the Scream Queens is an inside look at what it takes to be a scream queen, with […]

13th Aug2014

‘Raven’s Cabin’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Andrea Burdett, Luke Ledger, Pia Prendiville, Mauricio Merino Jr., John McPherson, Neal Huxley, Jag Pannu, David Ryan Kinsman, Elizabeth Frodsham, Scott O’Keeffe | Written by Katrina Rodriguez | Directed by Loren Johnson What do we do with trouble teens? In movies we have seen a few answers, like Battle Royale where we stick them […]

13th Aug2014

‘Gioteck EX-05s Headset’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Headphones have always been treated with reverence by audiophiles but as videogames become more and more immersive experiences gamers are approaching gaming headphones in the same manner as music lovers do – often spending serious money on headsets that offer the best sound, comfort and voice reproduction. But fantastic comfort and superb sound don’t have to […]

13th Aug2014

‘Stelle Audio Pillar’ Review

by Phil Wheat

There have been many variations of the “luxury speaker” in the years since Apple unleashed its stylish iPhone range on the world. Many have tried, and many have failed to live up to the fashion-led design of Apple’s products. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great luxury speakers – a while ago we […]

12th Aug2014

‘Erotic Adventures of Candy’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Carol Connors, Eddy Cannon, Don Fernando, Georgina Spelvin, Pat Rhea, John Holmes, John Leslie | Written and Directed by Gail Palmer Carol Connors (Deep Throat, Sweet Savage) plays as Candy, a 20 year old student who although a knockout, is a 100% virgin. She has a dream and wants to ‘help’ her fellow men. […]

11th Aug2014

‘Cathouse Fever’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Becky Savage, Herschel Savage, John Colt, Rhonda Jo Petty, Gaylene Marie, Debbie Truelove, Tommy Drake, Jerry Davis, Rick Cassidy | Directed by Chris Warfield After some rather wonderful library music over the opening sequences, we are introduced to Becky, a young and attractive coed played by Becky Savage (Sweets Cheeks, Foreplay) living in LA. We find out that […]

11th Aug2014

‘Lizzie Borden Took an Axe’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry, Stephen McHattie, Shawn Doyle, Sara Botsford, Hannah Anderson, Andrea Runge, Billy Campbell | Written by Stephen Kay | Directed by Nick Gomez Massachusetts director Nick Gomez (Drowning Mona) is more used to working on television shows than feature films and it shows in Lizzie Borden Took an Axe, a […]

10th Aug2014

‘Mercenaries’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zoe Bell, Vivica A. Fox, Kristanna Loken, Brigitte Nielsen, Cynthia Rothrock, Nicole Bilderback, Gerald Webb, Tim Abell, Tiffany Panhilason | Written by Edward DeRuiter | Directed by Christopher Olen Ray You remember the 80s and the action films of The Cannon Group? Remember how Stallone tried to bring that era back with The Expendables? Remember […]

09th Aug2014

‘You Are Not Alone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nathan Nolan, Evie Brodie, Simon Dutton, Louise Houghton, Seth Sinclair | Written and Directed by Mark Ezra Here we go again. Another found footage movie. This time the premise steals heavily from the grand-daddy of found footage movies, Cannibal Holocaust, in so much that the film purportedly consists of ‘found’ material from the screen […]

08th Aug2014

‘Soulmate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Anna Walton, Tom Wisdom, Tanya Myers, Nick Brimble, Emma Cleasby | Written and Directed by Axelle Carolyn [Note: This review is of the full UNCUT version of Soulmate shown at last years Frightfest Halloween All-Nighter, which is not the version being released on DVD. The BBFC requested cuts to the opening suicide scene due […]

08th Aug2014

‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley, Noel Gugliemi, Castulo Guerra, Michael K. Williams, Edwin Hodge, Keith Stanfield, Roberta Valderrama, Niko Nicotera | Written and Directed by James DeMonaco Written and directed by James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first film, The Purge: Anarchy takes the […]

07th Aug2014

‘Halley’ VOD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alberto Trujillo, Hugo Albores, Luly Trueba | Written by Sebastian Hofmann, Julio Chavezmontes | Directed by Sebastian Hofmann When watching movies you can take them on face value and just enjoy the explosions and entertainment value or you can look at the underlying meaning and see much more.  This takes more brain work but it […]

06th Aug2014

‘Joss Whedon: Geek King of the Universe’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Amy Pascale | Published by Aurum Press Ltd | Format: Hardcover, 448pp There are certain people who are happy to take the mantle “King of the Geeks” and I normally cringe that the very thought of them accepting it, but for me there is one man who would.  Joss Whedon is arguably one of the […]

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06th Aug2014

‘The Expendables 3′ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Randy Couture, Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Victor Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, Kellan Lutz | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt | Directed by Patrick Hughes The Expendables 3  is not your father’s action movie. Well, actually it […]

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