13th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×04 – Listen’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Looking at Doctor Who episodes written by Steven Moffat you can see that he understands how to scare viewers, especially the younger ones.  Listen taps into the fear of the unknown and very much like Blink and The Empty Child creates something that really does show an understanding of what is definitely creepy.  Not everything […]

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13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Mirror’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows | Written and Directed by Edward Boase There is a long-held belief that mirrors act as gateways to another dimension. Some also believe the looking glass plays host to a world filled with evil spirits. Such superstition has been the basis for ancient folklore legends about haunting and […]

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13th Sep2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Devil’s Tower’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Roxanne Pallett, Jason Mewes, Frances Ruffelle, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Emma Buckley, Peter Barrett | Written by Adam J. Marsh | Directed by Owen Tooth Albion Court is the least ‘des res’ in the neighbourhood – a hangout for drug dealers, rife with squatters and two residents recently died in an apparent bizarre suicide pact. However […]

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13th Sep2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Show Pieces’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Siobhan Hewlett, Darrell D’Silva, Robert Goodman, Alan Moore, Andrew Buckley, Khandie Khisses  | Written by Alan Moore | Directed by Mitch Jenkins, Paul Chessell If you’re like me and you’re the type of person who likes to IMDB films before you watch them so you have a good idea what to expect, you’ll find it useful to know […]

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12th Sep2014

‘WWE Money in the Bank 2014’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

One of the more interesting of WWE’s annual b-shows, Money in the Bank is the night of the year where a younger talent has the chance to grab the contract that sets them up for a built-in storyline and eventual chance at winning the WWE World Title. Here, there are two ladder matches, one for […]

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11th Sep2014

‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Michael Siegel, Peter Licassi, Royal Dano, Chris Titus, Irene Michaels, Karla Sue Krull | Written by Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo, Edward Chiodo | Directed by Stephen Chiodo Killer Klowns from Outer Space was always one of those movies that I knew I had to see […]

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11th Sep2014

‘Mine Games’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, Rebecca Da Costa, Rafi Gavron, Ethan Peck, Joseph Cross, Alex Meraz, Lindsay Lamb, Michael Guillod | Written by Robert Cross, Michele Davis-Gray, Richard Gray, Ross McQueen | Directed by Richard Gray A group of friends travel up to a cabin located deep within the forest. Shortly after arriving, they stumble […]

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11th Sep2014

‘Geographically Desirable’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Blair Bowers, Andrew Agner-Nichols, Nic Detorie, Felicia Gonzalez Brown, Josh Adams, Sarah Allyn Collier, Rick Kain, Connie Bowman, Emily Morrison, Joy Nathan, Paul Fahrenkopf, Steve Ray, Molly Boyle, Bob Hurley, Scott Gardner | Written by Mike Kravinsky | Directed by Michael Kravinsky Described as a cross between The Newsroom and Hope Floats, Geographically Desirable […]

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11th Sep2014

‘View Quest Retro DAB Radio’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Whilst there are plenty of luxury ranges of speakers, radios and headphones, there are two main trains of thought when it comes to affordable audio technology: either make your products look as modern (nay futuristic) as possible, or tap in the nostalgia market and produce devices that, whilst packed with modern technology, have a retro-styled […]

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10th Sep2014

‘Dawn of the Crescent Moon’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Barry Corbin, Brooke Coleman, Kurt Cole, Johnny Walter, Shiree Nelson, Lauren Leal, Edward Hong, Brandon Smith, Alan Pietruszewski, Tracey Birdsall, Damon Pampolina | Written by Kirk Loudon, Kevin B. Coleman | Directed by Kirk Loudon Five college students travel to a small Texas town to research the Legend of Blood Lake, an obscure folktale […]

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10th Sep2014

‘Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Natalie Scheetz, Nick Principe, Caroline Williams, Christa Campbell, Annika Strauss, Sarah Hayden, Manoush, Jared Demetri Luciano, Jeff Dylan Graham, Micaela Schäfer, Ryan Nicholson | Written and Directed by Marcel Walz Blood Valley: Seed’s Revenge follows Christine and her friends as they drive home through the desert from a bachelorette party. Stopped by a mysterious woman […]

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09th Sep2014

‘Tapped Out’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Biehn, Cody Hackman, Krzysztof Soszynski, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jess Brown, Daniel Faraldo, Nick Bateman, Tom Bolton | Written by Allan Ungar, Jerry Buteyn, Cody Hackman | Directed by Allan Ungar The more things change, the more they stay the same… A mantra that couldn’t be more apt for a fight flick like […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Sledge’ VOD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell, Kristian Hanson, Travis Hanson, Troy Miller, Russell Matoes, Tino Faygo, Wendy Miller, Desiree Holmes | Written by Kristian Hanson | Directed by John B Sovie II, Kristian Hanson A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, Sledge fixes on a psychopath Adam […]

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08th Sep2014

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Void’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Herik Hanna | Art by Sean Philips | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 48pp Goliath 01, a prison ship, drifts listlessly through space. The ship’s commander, Colonel Mercer, has massacred everyone on board – inmates and crew alike, except one. John, the lone survivor, cowers in the bowels of the carrier, […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Varsity Blood’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, Wesley Scott, Debbie Rochon, Natalie Peyton, Blair Jackson, Elyse Bigler, Melody Herron, Jesse Ferraro, Kiarra Hogan, Chris Hlozek, Payton Wood, Fabian Watkins, Elle LaMont | Written and Directed by Jake Helgren Quick question. This is 2014 right? You wouldn’t guess that from watching Varsity Blood! It would seem that the trend for […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Pluto’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jun Sung, Kim Kkobbi | Written and Directed by Su-won Shin Su-won Shin (Reinbou) writes and directs Pluto,  a film about social expectation and obsession in the form of a dark thriller which twists and turns through a series of flashback sequences intermingled with our main story, a style that works brilliantly with a pace […]

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07th Sep2014

‘RPG’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rutger Hauer, Cian Barry, Alix Wilton Regan, Nik Xhelilaj, Pedro Granger | Written by Tino Navarro, Artur Ribeiro | Directed by Tino Navarro, David Rebordão If there was a way to regain their youth what would the old do to claim that prize? RPG aka Real Playing Game looks to answer that in a […]

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07th Sep2014

‘The Sword Identity’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Yang Song, Yu Chenghui, Yuanyuan Zhao, Ma Jun, Xu Fujing, Ma Ke, Zhexin Liu, Yao Weiping, Ou Keqin, Li Guisheng, Bing Bo | Written and Directed by Haofeng Xu Haofeng Xu, writer of the still-to-be-released (at least in the UK) The Grandmaster, makes his directorial debut with The Sword Identity, a Chinese martial arts […]

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06th Sep2014

‘Doctor Who: 8×03 – Robot of Sherwood’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When writing reviews I like to go on my initial thoughts and work from there.  Lately there has been a lot of criticism about the direction the show is going and I’ll admit that there are issues that fans (including me) have a right to complain about.  What this can’t get in the way of […]

06th Sep2014

‘Wacom Bamboo Pad’ Review

by Phil Wheat

As a designer I often have to use tablets in my creative pursuits and I’ve experienced all manner of different makes and models – in fact I use one on a semi-regular basis for my day job. So when I was offered the opportunity to review Wacom’s new Bamboo Pad I jumped at the chance, […]

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06th Sep2014

‘Brick Mansions’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay | Written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Directed by Camille Delamarre Hollywood remaking a foreign film is far from a new phenomenon, and adaption in this manner has yielded some truly great films. […]

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05th Sep2014

‘The ‘Burbs’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars:  Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Henry Gibson, Rick Ducommun, Wendy Schaal, Brother Theodore, Courtney Gains, Gale Gordon, Dick Miller, Robert Picardo, Cory Danziger | Written by Dana Olsen | Directed by Joe Dante Written by Dana Olsen (Going Berserk) and directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), The ‘Burbs is a comedy-horror […]