14th Jun2019

‘The Night Sitter’ VOD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers, Amber Neukum, J. Benedict Larmore, Ben Barlow, Bailey Campbell, Joe Walz, Deanna Meske, Manny Sandow, Luna Devika, Victoria Graham | Written and Directed by Abiel Bruhn, John Rocco Abiel Bruhn and John Rocco (A Not So Pleasant Surprise) work together once again on The Night Sitter, a horror […]

14th Jun2019

‘Tolkien’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Nicolas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Craig Roberts, Harry Gilby, Laura Donnelly, Nia Gwynne, Pam Ferris | Written by David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford | Directed by Dome Karukoski Tolkien, directed by Dome Karukoski, stars Nicolas Hoult as the titular character J.R.R. Tolkien. From his orphan beginnings through his rise in literature societies Britain and eventually the […]

14th Jun2019

‘Three Identical Strangers’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz, David Kellman, Evan LeRose, Adrian Lichter, Andrew Lovesey, Scotty Murray, Robert Shafran, David Straus, Rachel VanDuzer | Directed by Tim Wardle Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story […]

13th Jun2019

‘Men in Black International’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois | Written by Matt Holloway, Art Marcum | Directed by F. Gary Gray Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson attempt to replicate their Thor: Ragnarok chemistry for this fourth instalment in the 22 year-old Men In Black […]

13th Jun2019

’30 Miles From Nowhere’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Carrie Preston, Rob Benedict, Seana Kofoed, Birgundi Baker, Rusty Schwimmer, Marielle Scott, Cathy Shim, Andrew Rothenberg, Roslyn Alexander, William Smillie, Robert Breuler, Reggie Baker | Written by Seana Kofoed | Directed by Caitlin Koller There are so many horror movies released every week – even just in the UK, I’m sure there’s many more […]

13th Jun2019

‘Boots on the Ground’ DVD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Tom Ainsley, Ian Virgo, Ryan McParland, Valmike Rampersad, Sally Day | Written and Directed by Louis Melville [NOTE: With the film finally getting a UK release, here's a reposting of our review of Boots on the Ground from way back in 2017 when it debuted at Frightfest] On the last night of the Afghan […]

12th Jun2019

‘Hi-Death’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Julia Vally, Todd Sheets, Fabiana Formica, Kate Durocher, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Jensen Jacobs, Renee Galarza, Jay Sosnicki, Antwoine Steele, Todd Martin, Kristen Adams, Thomas Kindler, Billy Nicholson, Eve Smith, Mike Gordon | Written by Anthony Catanese, Amanda Payton, Tim Ritter, Todd Sheets, Brad Sykes, Josephina Sykes | Directed by Anthony Catanese, Amanda Payton, Tim […]

12th Jun2019

‘I Am Mother’ Review (Netflix)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Summer Lenton, Hazel Sandery, Tahlia Sturzaker, Clara Rugaard, Hilary Swank, Jacob Nolan | Written by Grant Sputore, Michael Lloyd Green | Directed by Grant Sputore I Am Mother is a Netflix distributed science fiction movie directed by Grant Sputore, who also penned the story, and with a screenplay […]

11th Jun2019

‘Terror of Hallow’s Eve’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Caleb Thomas, JT Neal, Annie Read, Juliet Landau, Eric Roberts, Doug Jones, Sarah Lancaster, Christian Kane | Written by Ronald L. Halvas, Todd Tucker, Zack Ward | Directed by Todd Tucker Growing up is hard and for fifteen-year-old Timmy Stevens it’s no exception. Scrawny and nerdy, he’s relentlessly tormented by the town bullies. His only […]

11th Jun2019

‘Pool Party Massacre’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Alexis Adams, Sally Burnswello, Nick Byer, Paul Card, Dora Deceuninck, Jimmy Grosse, Mark Justice, Trevor Layne, Drew Marvick, Jenifer Marvick, Kristin Noel McKusick, John Molinaro, Destiny Faith Nelson | Written and Directed by Drew Marvick So, if a movie opens with a cut throat, followed by an 8-bit video game style opening beneath the […]

10th Jun2019

‘Dolls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thomas Downey, Dee Wallace, Trinity Simpson, Bret Green, Elise Muller, Melinda DeKay, Robert R. Ryel | Written by Justin Hawkins, Josh Hawkins | Directed by Cuyle Carvin Wow. You’ve got to have some balls to name your film Dolls. You’re stepping on the toes of ther legendary Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) right there… […]

10th Jun2019

‘Backtrace’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine, Christopher McDonald, Ryan Guzman, Meadow Williams, Colin Egglesfield, Baylee Curran, Jenna Willis, Heather Johansen, Swen Temmel | Written by Mike Maples | Directed by Brian A. Miller Directed by Brian A. Miller and written by Mike Maples, Backtrace stars one of the most famous actors of all time, Sylvester Stallone and Matthew […]

10th Jun2019

‘Dazed and Confused’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Anthony Rapp | Written and Directed by Richard Linklater A certain generation regards this 1993 comedy-drama from Richard “Boyhood” Linklater as their The Breakfast Club. Except its period setting makes it a recollection rather than a snapshot, so it has more in common with […]

10th Jun2019

‘Xtro’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d’Abo, Simon Nash, Peter Mandell, David Cardy, Anna Wing, Robert Fyfe, Katherine Best, Robert Pereno | Written by Iain Cassie, Robert Smith | Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport, who co-wrote the story with Michel Parry, and written for the screen by Iain Cassie and Robert […]

07th Jun2019

‘Aladdin’ Review – Second Opinion

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Jordan A. Nash, Amir Boutrous, Numan Acar, Taliyah Blair, Aubrey Lin | Written by Guy Ritchie, John August | Directed by Guy Ritchie So, let me begin by saying that personally I’m not much of a fan of Guy Ritchie. He […]

07th Jun2019

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jessica Chastain, Halston Sage | Written and Directed by Simon Kinberg X-Men: Dark Phoenix holds two distinct records on its quiet and understated release. Firstly, it stands as the directorial debut for franchise writer and producer […]

06th Jun2019

‘Hallowed Ground’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Lindsay Anne Williams, Sherri Eakin, Ritchie Montgomery, Creek Wilson, Miles Doleac, Jeremy Sande, Cotton Yancey, Michael Randall, Ella Claire Bennett, Wesley O’Mary, Dan Ellzey | Written and Directed by Miles Doleac Hallowed Ground is a horror movie that doesn’t waste any time in pulling you in as a viewer. The opening scene itself giving […]

06th Jun2019

‘The Cleaning Lady’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alexis Kendra, Stelio Savante, Rachel Alig, Elizabeth Sandy, Mykayla Sohn, JoAnne McGrath, Keri Marrone | Written by Jon Knautz, Alexis Kendra | Directed by Jon Knautz Based on the 2016 short of the same name (also written and directed by Jon Knautz), The Cleaning Lady follows a floundering love addict who forms a dangerous […]

06th Jun2019

‘Always Be My Maybe’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Randall Park, Ali Wong, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Keanu Reeves, Susan Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Lyrics Born, Casey Wilson | Written by Michael Golamco, Randall Park, Ali Wong | Directed by Nahnatchka Khan Always Be My Maybe, a slight riff on the famous Mariah Carey song, is directed by […]

05th Jun2019

‘Vice’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Jesse Plemons, Bill Camp, Don McManus, Lily Rabe, Shea Whigham, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tyler Perry | Written and Directed by Adam McKay Director Adam McKay has found himself a new-found evolution at the forefront of dramatic narratives; beginning with […]

05th Jun2019

‘An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jermaine Clement, Craig Robinson, Michael D. Cohen, Matt Berry, Maria Bamford, Zach Cherry| Written by Jim Hosking, David Wike | Directed by Jim Hosking When director Jim Hosking came out with his film The Greasy Strangler in 2016, I was intrigued by the Bad Boy Bubby feel that the trailer showed […]

04th Jun2019

‘Lords of Chaos’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgard, Anthony De La Torre, Jonathan Barnwell, Sam Coleman, Wilson Gonzalez, Lucian Charles Collier | Written by Jonas Akerlund, Dennis Magnusson | Directed by Jonas Akerlund I’d been eagerly awaiting Lords of Chaos after first hearing about the adaptation a good while ago. I was […]

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