02nd Jul2014

Rewind: ‘Eden Lake’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Jack O’Connell, Tara Ellis, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose, James Burrows, Lorraine Bruce, Shaun Dooley | Written and Directed by James Watkins James Watkins, a British director who has gone on to stand behind the lens on the Hammer-produced horror film, The Woman in Black, made his directorial debut in 2008 […]

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24th Dec2013

Rewind: ‘Midnight in Paris’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Carla Bruni | Written and Directed by Woody Allen I must begin by saying that I usually write reviews blind, not seeing the film on numerous occassions and trying to be fully “in-the-middle” before writing, so as not to seem […]

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13th Sep2013

Rewind: ‘The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane’ Review (1976)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby | Written by Laird Koenig | Directed by Nicolas Gessner Based on a novel by Laird Koenig and directed by Nicolas Gessner, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane is a strange film, and one that I’ve been meaning to watch for quite […]

12th Aug2013

Rewind: ‘Puppetmaster Axis of Evil’ review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Levi Fiehler, Jenna Gallaher, Taylor M. Graham, Tom Sandoval, Aaron Riber, Ada Chao | Written by August White | Directed by David DeCoteau Ah, the Puppetmaster series. Once long thought dead, Puppetmaster: Axis of Evil resurrects the franchise and tries to re-capture the spirit of what many consider the high point in the series – the World War 2 set third […]

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08th Aug2013

Rewind: ‘The Unborn’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin | Written by John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris | Directed by Rodman Flender | Produced by Roger Corman Featuring the big screen debut of Lisa Kudrow (Friends), the deeply unsettling horror exploitation movie The Unborn stars Brooke Adams and Jeff Hayenga as Virginia and Brad Marshall, a couple whose unsuccessful attempts at […]

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04th Aug2013

Rewind: ‘Slumber Party Massacre’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michelle Michaels , Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Brinke Stevens, Debra Deliso | Written by Rita Mae Brown | Directed by Amy Holden Jones A mass murdering maniac escapes from prison and, armed with a power drill, begins to decimate the nubile high schoolers of a Los Angeles suburb during their slumber party. Thats it. Why mess with perfection and […]

30th Jul2013

Rewind: ‘Forbidden World’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jesse Vint, Dawn Dunlap, June Chadwick, Linden Chiles, Fox Harris, Raymond Oliver, Scott Paulin, Michael Bowen, Don Olivera | Written by Tim Curnen, Jim Wynorski | Directed by Allan Holzman | Produced by Roger Corman Set on a far off desert planet in a distant future, Forbidden World is a gory tale of a genetic experimentation that goes disastrously out of control. […]

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12th Jul2013

Rewind: ‘Jurassic Park’ Review

by Dan Clark

For the first time in his career Steven Spielberg was on a losing streak.  Both Always  and Hook  were considered massive disappointments. Some may have wondered if the Spielberg magic had finally run its course.  Spielberg answered his doubters with one of the greatest years any cinematic mind could ever imagine. This iconic year began with the […]

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27th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘E.T.’ Review

by Dan Clark

Childhood should be a special time in all of our lives. Where we have yet to be ruined by the cynicism of our society, and our hopes and dreams reflect the purity of our souls. Childhood can also have its fair share of tribulations as well. Tragedy and heartbreak are not segregated to specific age […]

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25th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Review

by Phil Wheat

In the immortal words of the legendary Rocky Balboa “It Ain’t How Hard You Hit… It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward”. Steven Spielberg certainly got hit hard when 1941  proved to be a massive disappointment. In many ways Spielberg was a victim of his own accomplishments, because 1941  was actually commercial success—just not as […]

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20th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Close Encounter of the Third Kind’ Review

by Dan Clark

Breakout success is often subsequently followed by bewildering failure.  Look through any medium and you are sure to find the latent potential of a host of one-hit-wonders. Perhaps the pressure to perform was to great, or a fluke occurred granting them unforeseen fortune.  Some are able to take advantage of a solid early foundation. Steven […]

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13th Jun2013

Rewind: ‘Duel’ Review

by Dan Clark

Everyone needs to begin somewhere. To become one of the most prolific members of any field it requires hard work, dedication, and a creative mind. The art of film is the perfect example of how challenging it is to be truly great. Based on his career there is little doubt that Steven Spielberg is one […]

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25th Mar2013

Rewind: ‘G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Ecclestone | Written by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett | Directed by Stephen Sommers With the eagerly-anticipated (at least by me) sequel set to hit cinemas this Wednesday I thought – as part of our <<REWIND strand – I’d go back and re-watch G.I. Joe: The […]

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23rd Mar2013

Rewind: ‘Mortal Kombat 1 & 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

MORTAL KOMBAT (1995) Stars: Robin Shou, Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby, Talisa Soto, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson | Written by Kevin Droney | Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson Based on the video game of the same name, Mortal Kombat tells the story of a group of martial artists plucked from Earth by the mysterious Lord Rayden […]

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18th Mar2013

Rewind: ‘Return to Horror High’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: George Clooney, Maureen McCormick, Vince Edwards, Brendan Hughes, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin, Alex Rocco | Written by Bill Froehlich, Mark Lisson | Directed by Bill Froehlich In 1982 Crippen High School was the scene of a series of brutal murders and yet the killer was never caught. Now a low budget film crew that […]

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09th Nov2011

‘Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol.3′ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Introduced by Kim Newman | Produced by Marc Morris, Jake West Nucleus Films follow up the critically acclaimed first two volumes in the Grindhouse Trailer Classics series with this all-new third volume, featuring even more outrageous and crazy trailers for movies from the heady days of cult and exploitation cinema, the likes of which have […]

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