19th Jan2021

‘Paradise Z’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milena Gorum, Alice Tantayanon, Brian Migliore, Michael S. New, Lee Mason, Damian Mavis | Written by Wych Kaosayananda, Steve Poirier | Directed by Wych Kaosayananda Writer/director Wych Kaosayananda (Tekken 2, Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever) has been somewhat of a busy bee recently with not one but THREE films released in the span of six […]

14th Jan2021

‘Happy Face’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: E.R. Ruiz, Cindy Nicholsen, David Roche, Dawn Shaw, Robin L’Houmeau, Debbie Lynch-White, Dean Perseo, Noémie Kocher | Written by Joelle Bourjolly, Alexandre Franchi | Directed by Alexandre Franchi Happy Face is a very different kind of film. Beginning as a personal concept and going on to an Indiegogo campaign, using crowdfunding as a way […]

30th Dec2020

‘Alone’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal | Written by Mattias Olsson | Directed by John Hyams It’s been some time since I saw a thriller like Alone – one that was actually as thrilling as it promised. Alone delivers on every single level. It is tense, oh my god, it’s tense. It […]

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24th Dec2020

‘Let It Snow’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner, Tinatin Dalakishvili | Written by Stanislav Kapralov, Omri Rose | Directed by Stanislav Kapralov Mia and Max are young couple who love nothing more than snowboarding. Max has brought Mia to a resort that has an infamous slope with the intentions of proposing to his love. Upon arriving they are […]

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23rd Dec2020

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Hwang Jun-Min, Lee Jung-Jae, Jung-Min Park, Moon Choi | Written and Directed by Won-Chan Hong Signature Entertainment are looking to kick off 2021 in the same way they ended 2020… In lockdown! I’m joking of course, however Signature did drop a smorgasbord of delectable treats in the last month of 2020 with flicks like […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Summerland’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay, Toby Osmond, Dixie Egerickx | Written and Directed by Jessica Swale Ever since the super low budget and criminally underrated Disappearance of Alice Creed (if you have not seen it check it out), I have been a big fan of Gemma Arterton; she is […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Let’s Scare Julie’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May, Odessa A’zion, Brooke Sorenson, Jessica Sarah Flaum, Dakota Baccelli, Blake Robbins | Written and Directed by Jud Cremata Okay, so the whole “one take” style of movie making is becoming quite the gimmick. Rarely is it done to perfection and more often than not it really hinders the creative […]

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16th Dec2020

‘Welcome to Sudden Death’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Jai White, Michael Eklund, Sabryn Rock, Nakai Takawira, Lyric Justice, Sagine Sémajuste, Gary Owen, Anthony Grant, Kristen Harris, Marrese Crump | Written by Dallas Jackson, Gene Quintano | Directed by Dallas Jackson It started last year, with the release of Benchwarmers 2… Which is when I speculated that Universal’s DTV arm Universal 1440 […]

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03rd Dec2020

‘The Legend of Baron To’a’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga’aia, Shavaughn Ruakere, John Tui | Written by John Argall | Directed by Kiel McNaughton Imagine Taika Watiti directed a mash-up of Once Were Warriors, with a sprinkling of Kung Fu Hustle; then add a touch of Lock Stock, oh, and some WWE Raw and you have THIS movie! […]

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02nd Dec2020

‘Knuckledust’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Moe Dunford, Kate Dickie, Gethin Anthony, Alex Ferns, Jaime Winstone, Phil Davis, Sebastian Foucan | Written and Directed by James Kermack Right spoilers on my verdict out of the way first…. I keep saying a lot lately that we are smack dab in the middle of an independent movie surge in the UK, with […]

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27th Nov2020

‘Here Awhile’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Anna Camp, Steven Strait, Joe Lo Truglio | Written by Csaba Mera, Tim True | Directed by Tim True If the scene at the dining room table doesn’t break you… Nothing will! I sit here a broken man. I mean this is not a new thing for me, I am a total wet blanket […]

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27th Nov2020

Terracotta launch East Asian cinema VOD platform

by Phil Wheat

Terracotta Distribution launches the UK’s first Video On Demand (VOD) platform dedicated to East Asian cinema. The new streaming service will showcase a range of new and classic genre, arthouse and indie films from across East and South East Asia. The launch is being marked with a time-limited retrospective of highlights from the celebrated Terracotta […]

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26th Nov2020

‘Thirst’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Jens Jensson, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir | Written by Bjorn Leo Brynjarsson | Directed by Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfars The new and most bad-ass gay vampire Zombie splatter movie you’ll ever see… Ever! First up, the statement above is not of my making, no the statement above is lifted directly from […]

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25th Nov2020

‘Derelicts’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kelly Dealyn, David Lee Hess, Emily Ammon, Dalton Allen, Steve Uzzell, Les Best, Lana Dieterich, Sam Pleasant, Clay Shirley, Kara Mellyn, Andre Evrenos, Marcela Pineda, Pat Turner | Written by Brett Glassberg, Andre Evrenos, Clay Shirley | Directed by Brett Glassberg Derelicts has taken three years to get from completion to release, which should […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Seized’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Karlee Perez, Steven Elder, Matthew Garbacz | Written by Richard Lowry | Directed by Isaac Florentine Let’s get this out of the way first… Seized contains three things I love in my action movies 1) Scott Adkins kicking, punching and shooting his way through the film; 2) Isaac Florentine […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Beast Within’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Colm Feore, Steven Morana, Holly Deveaux, Ari Millen, Art Hindle, Bobbie Phillips, Melissa D’Agostino, Marco Timpano, Mark Andrade, Nicole Stamp, Jon Cor, Supinder Wraich | Written by Matthew Campagna, Rudy Jahchan | Directed by Chris Green, Steven Morana Essentially a horror version of Knives Out (or the many Agatha Christie films which inspired it) […]

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23rd Nov2020

‘Playhouse’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: William Holstead, Grace Courtney, Helen MacKay, James Rottger | Written and Directed by Fionn Watts, Toby Watts As you will see in the coming months, I have been checking out a lot of action movies recently rather than horror fare; so it became apparent I need to switch lanes for a minute… Hence checking […]

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20th Nov2020

‘Jungleland’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jack O’Connell, Jessica Barden | Written by Max Winkler, Theodore Bressman | Directed by Max Winkler Being a big fan of movies like Rocky, Warrior, The Fighter and, well, any movie that centers around boxing but is way more about the heart of the characters involved, I am always quick to watch […]

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19th Nov2020

‘Watch List’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Arthur Acuña, Bernard Carritero, Alessandra de Rossi, Jake Macapagal | Written by Ben Rekhi, Rona Lean Sales | Directed by Ben Rekhi The Philippine Drug War is a real thing and it takes centre stage in this movie right from the very beginning. We see actual clips of President Rodrigo Duterte declare the war […]

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18th Nov2020

‘Airliner Sky Battle’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Wade Baker, DeAngelo Davis, Alyson Gorske, Joseph Michael Harris, Xavi Israel, Michael Lavallee, Bai Ling, Ego Mikitas, Daniel O’Reilly, Jamey Rimawi, Dallas Schaefer, Marisha Shine, Joyce Tatler, Gina Vitori, Terry Woodberry | Written by Alex Heerman | Directed by Rob Pallatina The Asylum return to the disaster movie well with Airliner Sky Battle, a […]

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17th Nov2020

‘Dead Reckoning’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: K.J. Apa, Scott Adkins, James Remar, India Eisley, Ellie Cornell, Sydney Park, Devon Diep, Leah Procito, Patrick M. Walsh, James Michael Cummings | Written by Kristin Alexandre, A. Wayne Carter | Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak Sometimes, well more than sometimes if I’m honest, I’ll sit down to watch a film purely on the names […]

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16th Nov2020

‘Sweet Taste of Souls’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Honey Lauren, John Salandria, Mark Valeriano, Amber Gaston, Sarah J. Bartholomew, Thom Michael Mulligan, Frank Papia, Jesse LeNoir, Darn Oldham, Scott Alin, Lonny Curtis, Samantha Larson, Tess Dunlap, Jesse Turner | Written by F. Scott Mudgett | Directed by Terry Ross You know that old superstition, oftentimes used as a trope in genre films, […]

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