04th Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Here Comes Hell’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Margaret Clunie, Timothy Renouf, Tom Bailey, Jessica Webber, Charlie Robb, Robert Llewellyn, Nicholas Le Prevost, Jasper Britton, Maureen Bennett | Written by Jack McHenry, Alice Sidgwick | Directed by Jack McHenry Filmed in black and white, with cut-glass British accents and a dodgy American in the cocktail party mix, a sophisticated 1930s soiree at […]

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01st Mar2019

‘The Hole in the Ground’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall | Written by Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields | Directed by Lee Cronin Director Lee Cronin serves up some pleasingly old-fashioned supernatural scares in creepy Irish horror The Hole in the Ground. Seána Kerslake (A Date for Mad Mary) stars as single […]

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01st Mar2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘Level 16′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, Sara Canning, Peter Outerbridge, Amalia Williamson, Kate Vickery, Joelle Farrow, Josette Halpert, Shanice Johnson, Yasmin Lau, Kiana Madeira | Written and Directed by Danishka Esterhazy Sixteen-year-old Vivien feels trapped in The Vestalis Academy, a prison-like boarding school, keeping to herself and sticking her neck out for no one while being […]

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01st Mar2019

‘Rendel: Dark Vengeance’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Kristofer Gummerus, Rami Rusinen, Renne Korppila, Matti Onnismaa, Johnny Vivash, Bianca Bradey, Sheila Shah, Michael Majalahti, Michael Hall, Alina Tomnikov, Aake Kalliala, Reino Nordin, Tero Salenius, Sami Huhtala | Written by Pekka Lehtosaari, Miika J. Norvanto, Timo Puustinen | Directed by Jesse Haaja Hans(el) und (G)rendel There is something uniquely American in the unashamed […]

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28th Feb2019

‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington, Justin Rupple, Robin Atkin Downes, Kieron Elliott, Julia Emelin, Gideon Emery | Written and Directed by Dean DeBlois We’ve finally arrived at the conclusion of a beloved franchise that has been present since […]

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27th Feb2019

Vestron Video: ‘Class of 1999′ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell, Pam Grier, John P. Ryan, Stacy Keach, Patrick Kilpatrick | Written by C. Courtney Joyner | Directed by Mark L. Lester Ever wondered what Mark L. Lester did after Commando? Well, he directed a terrible John Candy comedy called Armed and Dangerous. But then he made this bizarre […]

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27th Feb2019

‘Fighting With My Family’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Jack Lowden, Nick Frost | Written and Directed by Stephen Merchant In a year with such upcoming hotly anticipated features from the likes of cinematic creators and auteurs Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, James Gray, Harmony Korine and Terrence Malick to just name […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Serenity’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Charlotte Butler, David Butler, Rafael Sayegh, Michael Richard, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Fok, Garion Dowds | Written and Directed by Steven Knight The feeling and emotion a cinephile find within themselves when they witness a cinematic masterpiece unfold in front of their eyes […]

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26th Feb2019

Vestron Video: ‘The Unholy’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Ned Beatty, Trevor Howard, Jill Carroll | Written by Philip Yordan, Fernando Fonseca | Directed by Camilo Vila In the church of St Agnes, the ageing Father Dennis (Ruden Rabasa) is seduced by a nude woman with enormous ‘80s hair. Three years later, young Father Michael (Ben “Sarek” […]

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25th Feb2019

Vestron Video: ‘Parents’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky | Written by Christopher Hawthorne | Directed by Bob Balaban “Real grown-ups don’t get upset,” reckons Michael Laemle (Bryan Madorsky), a young boy trapped in an idyllic 1950s condo with his creepily conventional parents. It’s a comment that betrays his increasingly twisted thinking. He suspects […]

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25th Feb2019

‘Soldier of War’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Rosie Fellner, Tanya Franks, Theo Devaney, Paul Reynolds, Jack Derges, Gary Mavers, Sally Mortemore, Tristam Summers, James Fisher, Michael Elkin | Written by John Adams, Peter Adams | Directed by John Adams I’m not sure if I should be surprised or not but there seems to be quite a few World War […]

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25th Feb2019

‘The Wandering Earth’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Chuxiao Qu, Jing Wu, Guangjie Li, Man-Tat Ng, Jin Mai Jaho, Mike Kai Sui, Hongchen Li, Jingjing Qu, Yichi Zhang, Haoyu Yang, Zhigang Jiang, Huan Zhang, Jiayin Lei, Arkadiy Sharogradskiy, Hao Ning | Written by Gong Geer, Junce Ye, Yan Dongxu, Frant Gwo, Yang Zhixue | Directed by Frant Gwo The sun was dying […]

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22nd Feb2019

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review – Second Opinion

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland Liam Neeson stars as a grizzled snow plough driver on a bloody revenge spree in Hans Petter Moland’s English-language remake of his 2014 Norwegian thriller, In Order […]

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22nd Feb2019

‘High Flying Bird’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala, Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, Joy Taylor, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Zachary Quinto, Caleb McLaughlin, Bobbi A Bordley, Sonja Sohn, Kyle MacLachlan, Jeryl Prescott, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley | Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney | Directed by Steven Soderbergh Steven Soderbergh continues his ongoing evolution in digital filmmaking with […]

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22nd Feb2019

‘Smallfoot’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Justin Roiland, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, Kelly Holden Bashar | Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Clare Sera | Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD […]

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21st Feb2019

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps […]

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21st Feb2019

‘The 6th Friend’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jamie Bernadette, Chantelle Albers, Dominique Swain, Jessica Morris, Tania Nolan, Monique Rosario, David Villada | Written by Jamie Bernadette, Letia Clouston | Directed by Letia Clouston How many friends is too many friends? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly is 6… 5 years after a private graduation party went awry (mostly for a man in a […]

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21st Feb2019

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Noma Dumezweni, Rebecca Ferguson, Mark Bonnar | Written and Directed by Joe Cornish Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical […]

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20th Feb2019

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, David Warner | Written by David Magee | Directed by Rob Marshall The long-awaited fifty-five years in the making and hotly anticipated sequel to the classic Disney property and […]

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20th Feb2019

‘Halloween 4 & 5′ DVD Review (Budget Re-release)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasance, George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks | Directed by Dwight H. Little (4), Dominique Othenin-Girard (5) If there is one thing that horror fans love it’s Michael Myers, that’s probably why when he never even bothered to turn up to Halloween 3: Season of the Witch they took it so badly […]

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19th Feb2019

‘Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Klein, Chelsey Reist, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Silverman, Liam Hughes, Zak Santiago, Lochlyn Munro, Garfield Wilson, Elizabeth Bowen, Lisa Durupt, Chris Gauthier, Peter Graham-Gaudreau, Zachary Gulka, Benita Ha, Crystal Lowe, Lee Majdoub | Written by Stephen Mazur | Directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum Ben McGrath (Chris Klein) had major league potential playing professional baseball, […]

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19th Feb2019

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Director Christopher Landon, along with stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard as Tree Gelbman and Carter Davis, respectively return to the Blumhouse produced sequel of 2017′s surprise underground horror […]

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