06th Jul2018

Ten Best: Films Showing at Fantasia 2018

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018 and marks the start of a HUGE two month festival of genre film that, fingers crossed, we’ll be […]

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22nd Sep2017

Ten Best: Phone Scenes in Movies

by Kat Wheat

To celebrate today’s release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – available in stores from today – here’s a list of the Ten Best phone scenes in movies, showcasing some of the most famous telephone calls ever made. Pillow Talk (1959) A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, […]

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02nd Feb2017

Ten Best: Music Documentaries

by Phil Wheat

Music documentaries are a genre unto their own – sometimes they give you a glimpse behind the scenes of your favourite band, and sometimes they’re about someone you’ve never heard about who become your favourite band. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of the Top 10 Best Music Documentaries of all time: Anvil! The […]

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21st Dec2015

Ten Best: Lethal Ladies

by Phil Wheat

While action films are often considered something of a ‘boys’ club’, there’s no denying that in the last few decades, the girls have more than proved they can hold their own, with a brilliant array of deadly leading ladies hitting the big screen. The Transporter Refuelled (out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms from December 26th […]

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07th Sep2015

Frightfest 2015 – My Top 10

by Phil Wheat

Well it took a lot longer than expected and there has been a LOT of deliberation on my part, but here it is: my Top 10 Films of Frightfest 2015. In order, with a joint number 1! Honestly there really was no way I could split the two, both are my top picks for different […]

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07th Sep2015

Ten Best: Deep Sea Thrillers

by Phil Wheat

To mark the release of deep sea thriller Pressure, out now on DVD/download starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Alan McKenna and Daisy Lowe, we take a look at the best deep sea thrillers of all time. THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn Director: John McTiernan DAS […]

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27th Aug2015

Ten Best: Beasts On Film

by Phil Wheat

Beasts have always provided fantastic source material for horror filmmakers across the ages, whether from the mythical world or the natural. To celebrate the release of Into the Grizzly Maze last week we take a look back at some the biggest, baddest beasts on film… Into the Grizzly Maze (2015) Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane […]

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18th Aug2015

Ten Best: “Pop Culture” Documentaries

by Phil Wheat

In recent years there has been a real boom in documentaries surrounding popular culture. Films such as Electric Boogaloo, Video Nasties, The Search for Weng Weng and Adjust Your Tracking have captured the zeitgeist of fans across the globe, and in turn inspired more people to create their own documentaries about pop culture subjects that […]

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12th Aug2015

Ten Best: Creepiest Towns on TV

by Phil Wheat

M. Night Shylaman’s ten part mini-series Wayward Pines (episode one review) sees Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, played by Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) – pictured above – arrives in a quaint town outside of Idaho on a mission to find two missing federal agents. Instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s […]

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02nd Apr2015

Ten Best: Reasons to watch Superfast!

by Phil Wheat

This laugh-a-minute spoof centres around a not particularly smart or streetwise undercover cop, Lucas White (Alex Ashbaugh), who’s never driven a manual car before, but somehow still manages to infiltrate Vin Serento’s (Dale Pavinski) LA gang of illegal street racers. They are Superfast! and they are a little furious; watch as they plot to double-cross […]

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03rd Mar2015

Ten Best: Awkward Moments in Film

by Phil Wheat

Unfinished Business, coming to UK cinemas 6th March, staring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, and Sienna Miller, follows the story of a businessman (Vaughn) and his two employees (Franco and Wilkinson) who travel to Berlin, Germany to close the biggest business deal of their lives. However, things don’t go to plan when they bump […]

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26th Feb2015

Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

by Phil Wheat

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy […]

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11th Jan2015

Dan’s Ten Best: Movies of 2014

by Dan Clark

The proverbial Top Ten List. A sacred tradition passed down by our cinematic elders. This is the fourth time I have partaken in this holy tradition, and one thing has remained constant is that this list is never set in stone. As we catch up with more films we missed or rewatch our favorites it […]

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06th Jan2015

Ten Best: Documentaries of 2014

by Dan Clark

My look at 2014 continues as I review the best documentaries of 2014. Documentaries can serve a multitude of purposes. You will have your change the world docs that pick a certain cause and attempt to spread the word so people will rise up and do something. You have those that are just about a […]

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03rd Jan2015

Ten Best: Comics of 2014

by Dan Clark

This marks the first time I have ever done a Top 10 Comics list. I will have to preface this list by saying I do not read a great deal of comics. In order to keep up with movies the way I do, my time to read comics is rather limited. However, thanks in large […]

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06th Dec2014

Ten Best: Spies in Children’s TV and Film

by Phil Wheat

With the arrival of Penguins of Madagascar, in cinemas now, it is time to take a look at the best spies in children’s television and film. Although few can compare to the epic military style of the Penguins, some meet the challenge and are always ready to save the world. However, few have to face […]

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30th Oct2014

Ten Best: Break-up Revenge Films

by Kat Wheat

Seduced by dreams of making it big, song-writer Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her singer boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) move to New York to pursue their passion for music. However, when Dave rejects her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, Gretta finds herself alone and far from home. Seeking comfort in the […]

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24th Oct2014

Ten Best: Woodland Horrors

by Phil Wheat

Deep in stark woodland at the base of Mount Fuji, restless whispers echo as the light fades on a mid-winter afternoon. Here, amongst a maze of roots, a lone figure takes her life, binding her body to the branches and her spirit to the undergrowth. Years later, Miko and her college friends head into Suicide […]

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01st Oct2014

Ten Best: Unforgettable Dracula Performances

by Phil Wheat

Horror cinema has a long tradition of creating iconic characters and none more so than those borne in the early days of the genre: characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and, of course, Dracula – the king of horror. A character who, despite his many cinematic deaths, always […]

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29th Sep2014

Ten Best: Superheroes and their gadgets

by Phil Wheat

Debating which superhero is best has raged on for decades, and even more so since the blockbuster movies that dominate our screens. With fans engaged in battles to determine if Batman is better than Superman or if Thor could defeat Hulk; this looks like a discussion that will never be resolved. But there is one way […]

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19th Sep2014

Ten Best: Indie horrors to watch on TheHorrorShow.TV

by Phil Wheat

We’re just over a month away from Halloween and there are no less than four major UK horror festivals on the horizon, so what better time to take a look at you choice of “home video” horror – with ten of the best independent horror movies to rent or buy on TheHorrorShow.TV The Top 10, […]

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15th Aug2014

Ten Best: Live-action/Animation Movies

by Phil Wheat

Ari Folman, visionary director of Waltz With Bashir, brings us a journey beyond imagination in his upcoming movie The Congress. Robin Wright (pictured above) plays a version of herself in this thought-provoking film, which merges live-action and colourful animation. To celebrate the release of The Congress today (our review is here), we take a look at […]

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