12th Feb2016

‘NCIS New Orleans: The Complete First Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The second spin-off from NCIS (and technically the third from JAG – which is where the original NCIS series was spun out of), NCIS New Orleans is a very different beast to its predecessors. Whereas the first show was a stoic, patriotic series; and the second was more action and comedy orientated; this third entry […]

12th Feb2016

‘Deadpool’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller Deadpool slices and dices it ways into theaters this Friday, February 12 with more crass, gore, violence and cussing than any comic book film that has preceded it.  Deadpool may not be for everyone, especially those […]

11th Feb2016

‘The Troop #3′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Noel Clarke | Art by Joshua Cassara | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Conflict. If there is one thing a writer must both introduce and maintain to make for good drama, it’s conflict. A lot of other stuff, like character building, romance, action etc are also welcome, but without conflict […]

09th Feb2016

‘Johnny Red #4′ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Keith Burns | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 32pp Johnny Red has been a lot of things since Issue 1 came out. A loving homage to those old war comics, told with modern eyes, probably the best non-superhero title out there right now, and genuinely surprising […]

09th Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×04: Home Again’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE” ‘Home Again’ is a parable about how we deal with our garbage. It births this metaphor via a gooey canal, giving us a garbage golem who kills to protect the homeless, or at least to punish those who oppress them, and a bluntly mirrored plot centered on Scully’s struggle to accept her […]

08th Feb2016

‘The Condemned 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Randy Orton, Eric Roberts, Wes Studi, Steven Michael Quezada, Bill Stinchcomb, Alex Knight, Dylan Kenin, Michael Sheets, Morse Bicknell, Mark Sivertsen | Written by Alan B. McElroy | Directed by Roel Reiné Like The Marine franchise, which featured a new WWE superstar in the lead role in each consecutive film, The Condemned 2 sees […]

08th Feb2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×02: Maybe No Go’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Where am I? Hell? Or a children’s TV show set in Hell?” There’s a blurry line between the everyday and the exceptional. Plenty of superhero flicks have made fodder out of the murkiness of that division. Think back to Mr. Incredible’s super-powered midlife crisis, his inability to reconcile his power and ability with what he […]

08th Feb2016

‘Five Dolls for an August Moon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think about Italian horror one of the master,s and arguably the best, would be Mario Bava. Even his lesser films have a certain style that make them still enticing to the viewer, and Five Dolls for an August Moon is a good example of that. Just how does this oddity fair with Arrow […]

07th Feb2016

‘Eddie the Eagle’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Tim McInnerny, Rune Temte, Edvin Endre, Jo Hartley, Daniel Westwood, Tony Paul West, Ania Sowinski, Daniel Ings, Anastasia Harrold | Written by Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton | Directed by Dexter Fletcher A comedy-drama based on the true story of the plucky underdog defying expectations at the 1988 Winter Olympics under […]

07th Feb2016

‘Pray For Death’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Michael Constantine, Alan Amiel, Woody Watson | Written by James Booth | Directed by Gordon Hessler Pray For Death was the second film – outside of the Ninja Trilogy – to feature Sho Kosugi in […]

07th Feb2016

‘Alienate’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Blake Webb, Tatum Langton, Jaclyn Hales, Nathan Day, Keith Hottinger, Marlys Miller-Fladeland, Cuyle Carvin, Richard Sharrah, Jack Diamond, Sue Rowe, Tye Nelson, Brandyn Cross, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Kenneth Applegate, Courtnea Hyland | Written by Rick Hansberry, Lex Hogan | Directed by Michael Shumway Obviously inspired by the likes of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters – only with […]

05th Feb2016

‘Avon Triple Feature’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Savage Sadists “A young innocent learns the ropes!” A pair of armed thugs (David Christopher & Dan Stevens) are on the hunt for a pornographer (Martin Patton, The Story of Prunella) who owes their boss some money. They pay his wife (Nicole Bernard, Corruption) a visit and at gun point, have some fun because who […]

04th Feb2016

‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to LEGO games they are pretty reliable. They have that humour that we can expect, they understand the audience they are catering for and they know how to treat the licenses they are entrusted with well… Which is exactly what they have done with LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. While we’ve seen Marvel characters […]

04th Feb2016

‘Miss Hokusai’ Review

by Mark Allen

Cast: Anne Watanabe, Michitaka Tsutsui, Yutaka Matsushige, Kumiko Asô, Shion Shimizu, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kôra | Written by Miho Maruo | Based on the manga by Hinako Sugiura | Directed by Keiichi Hara Choosing to depict an artist’s life in a form close to their own can be a tightrope walk. Miss Hokusai dares to examine the work and lives of two Japanese artists in the form of anime, but this […]

04th Feb2016

Head to Head Review: ‘The Green Inferno’ – Pro vs. Con

by Phil Wheat

With Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno finally hitting UK cinemas next week (on limited release) we thought we’d present our review a little differently, with not one but TWO reviews of the cannibalistic horror film from two horror loving guest reviewers… Check out both reviews below; and if The Green Inferno isn’t showing near you […]

02nd Feb2016

‘Dirty Grandpa’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Mantzoukas, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Hough, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brandon Mychal Smith, Adam Pally | Written by John Phillips | Directed by Dan Mazer Sacha Baron Cohen cohort Dan Mazer – who produced Cohen’s movies Bruno, Borat and The Dictator – follows up his feature debut, […]

02nd Feb2016

Mondo Squallido – Ep.72: Hell of the Living Dead

by Mondo Squallido

An accident at a chemical plant unleashes a horrific virus, and an elite SWAT team is sent to New Guinea to investigate. But when they arrive on the hellish island, they discover a plague of flesh-eating zombies as well as a beautiful female reporter who practices nude anthropology. Can the commandos survive this cannibal rampage, […]

02nd Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×03: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

 “It’s a reminder that no matter how overwhelming our anxieties might be, they will soon be resolved when we are dead and buried for all eternity.” Thus does the preposterously Teutonic psychiatrist prescribe a walk in the graveyard as a cure for life’s angst. Even life’s most terrifying and mysterious questions, he asserts, have answers. […]

01st Feb2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×01: Hostile Makeover’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s a Sicilian thing.” It feels like the Earth was young the last time The Venture Bros was on the air, but here we are again at the start of a brand new season. Season 5 ended in flames, death, and an accordion-driven rendition of The Crash Test Dummies’ ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ along with the […]

31st Jan2016

‘Goosebumps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Jack Black, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Halston Sage, Steven Krueger, Keith Arthur Bolden, Amanda Lund, Timothy Simons, Ken Marino | Written by Darren Lemke | Directed by Rob Letterman As a kid growing up I was a huge horror fan, I loved reading scary novels – mainly ones I really shouldn’t have […]

31st Jan2016

‘The Ninja Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Enter the Ninja The film that heralded the start of the ninja craze in the West, Enter the Ninja was one of many martial arts action films made by the uber-prolific producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus after they purchased Cannon Films in the late 70s. Directed by Golan, Enter the Ninja tells the story of […]

29th Jan2016

‘Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

I have a storied history with racing games. Back in the days of the NES and Commodore 64 I loved nothing more than playing Outrun and Rad Racer – you know the types of racing games I mean, the arcade-style racers where you could put pedal to the metal and drift round tracks at speed. […]

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