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Cheap Thrills Blu-ray Review
Cheap Thrills Blu-ray Review
Cheap Thrills Blu-ray Review

Cheap Thrills Blu-ray Review

Craig is down on his luck. On a particularly horrid day after losing his job he finds himself in a dive bar where he runs into old time friend, Vince. Drowning their sorrows together, Craig and Vince’s night takes a turn for th...
 
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Sophie's Choice Blu-ray Review
Sophie's Choice Blu-ray Review
Sophie's Choice Blu-ray Review

Sophie’s Choice Blu-ray Review

Meryl Streep deservedly won the Oscar that year for her simply astonishing performance as the tragic Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant to Brooklyn with a dark and desperate past who begins a relationship with the unstable ...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review

Guardians Of The Galaxy Review

Marvel’s tenth picture is the launch of almost an entirely new universe. Yes GOTG goes way out there into the universe, introduces five main characters and a colourful supporting cast (literally! there is a whole rainbow’s wort...
 
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Too Late Blues Blu-ray Review
Too Late Blues Blu-ray Review
Too Late Blues Blu-ray Review

Too Late Blues Blu-ray Review

John Cassavettes was a director known for his experimental drama films. His first was the independently made Shadows (1959), pretty much a talking heads film. It is a rather dull affair and very much an actor’s film made with f...
 

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Harold And Maude Blu-ray Review
Harold And Maude Blu-ray Review
Harold And Maude Blu-ray Review

Harold And Maude Blu-ray Review

There are some films that were cult films from the moment they were released; there are others that can take many years before they fall into the cult club. Harold and Maude falls into both camps. The second film for eccentric ...
 
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A Long Way Down Review
A Long Way Down Review
A Long Way Down Review

A Long Way Down Review

Nick Hornby gets the go around again on screen with this adaptation of his book. The story concerns four suicidal strangers who decide on a New Year’s Eve to end their lives by dropping off the rooftop of the same building at t...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Earth To Echo Review
Earth To Echo Review
Earth To Echo Review

Earth To Echo Review

This budget sci-fi kids adventure finds three best friends facing separation by property development. It seems their once joyful lives are about to be interrupted by the diggers, cranes and mixers than have come to create the n...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Purge: Anarchy Review
The Purge: Anarchy Review
The Purge: Anarchy Review

The Purge: Anarchy Review

In the not too distant future the United States has decreed that for a 12 hour period on a marked day – any citizen can take part in the Purge. This is a window of opportunity for anyone to unleash the devil from within and com...
 

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The Zero Theorem Review
The Zero Theorem Review
The Zero Theorem Review

The Zero Theorem Review

Gilliam is back, and on fine form with this latest plunge into insanity with The Zero Theorem. Christoph Waltz has been literally shaved down for the lead role of Qohen; an obsessive compulsive worker who is looking for the pur...
 
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Haunter Blu-ray Review
Haunter Blu-ray Review
Haunter Blu-ray Review

Haunter Blu-ray Review

For Lisa (Abigail Breslin) every day feels the same because it is. Lisa and her family are stuck repeating the last day of their lives, in their home, over and over without realising they’re dead. But now Lisa has “woken up” an...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Boyhood Review
Boyhood Review
Boyhood Review

Boyhood Review

Richard Linklater proves himself further as still one of the most interesting filmmakers working in today’s modern market. Boyhood it seems is the of his romantic, comedic and purely dramatic efforts in the past all paying off ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Enemies Closer Review
Enemies Closer Review
Enemies Closer Review

Enemies Closer Review

Someone is answering prayers (or just fan email) somewhere. Jean Claude Van Damme has finally re-teamed with his Timecop and Sudden Death director, Peter Hyams (Outland, 2010, The Relic, Capricorn One). Anyone who thinks that o...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Review

The re-launch of the Apes series reaches new heights in this next instalment – continuing the tragedy of the ending of the first film whilst keeping its dramatic feet firmly planet on the ground. It is going to be no surprise t...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Sacrament Review
The Sacrament Review
The Sacrament Review

The Sacrament Review

Ti West returns to the slow burning horror-chiller with this excellent new piece of work. Two online documentarians Sam and Jake (AJ Bowen and Joe Swanberg) follow Patrick (Kentucker Audley – sound like the name of a horse to u...
 

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The LEGO Movie Blu-ray review
The LEGO Movie Blu-ray review
The LEGO Movie Blu-ray review

The LEGO Movie Blu-ray review

Finally!  It’s here on Blu-ray and we get to freeze frame throughout to explore all of the background glory that is in The LEGO Movie! Yes the smash hit of the spring is out to buy and it looks glorious in hi-def blu-ray. Emmet...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Driver Blu-ray
The Driver Blu-ray
The Driver Blu-ray

The Driver Blu-ray

Walter Hill’s sophomore directional effort comes to Region 2 Blu-Ray, and we get to tell you all about it. So without further ado… The Driver stars Ryan O’Neal as the top flight, best in the business freelance getaway car drivi...
 

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Remo Williams Blu-ray Review
Remo Williams Blu-ray Review
Remo Williams Blu-ray Review

Remo Williams Blu-ray Review

The 1980s was a decade of the violent action hero. But these were less James Bond or Dirty Harry and more like your jingoistic über-buff, spend their time down the gym kind of heroes: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

The adventures of Hiccup and Toothless continue in this rather lavish looking sequel to the original hit film. So it seems that Dragons are not only a part of everyday working life for the Vikings, but that every Viking his his...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review
Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review
Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review

Transformers: Age Of Extinction Review

It’s almost a pointless venture these days to hand out criticisms of the world that Michael bay has created for the Transformers. The incoherence, the pure drivel that is character development, the horrid dialogue, the even wor...
 
Film Reviews
 
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review

Ramin Djawadi is still delivering commanding work for this very hot show at the moment. Developing his work in all directions he understands how to deliver the action and drama. The music really supports the shows mystery. The ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Helix Season 1 Review
Helix Season 1 Review
Helix Season 1 Review

Helix Season 1 Review

Ronald D Moore’s brings his horror and sci-fi sensibilities to this latest bit of television work in Helix. It seems in a remote scientific installation in the Arctic has ran into a few issues with their disease control experim...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Rocket Review
The Rocket Review
The Rocket Review

The Rocket Review

There has been something of a rise on the international stage of South East Asian cinema. 10 years ago there was the hugely popular martial-arts Ong-Bak films, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s wonderfully magical Uncle Bonomee Who C...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Chef Review
Chef Review
Chef Review

Chef Review

  Jon Faverau plays Carl Casper a fine dining chef who is walking the line between former protégé art genius and sell out set-menu maker. In a swift turn of events it becomes clear that the choices he thought he had as a head c...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Non-Stop Review
Non-Stop Review
Non-Stop Review

Non-Stop Review

Liam Neeson is back for more trashy thriller action – this time he’s air marshall Bill Marks (fond of the drink it seems, and a little despondent in life) who when aboard his latest flight begins to receive threatening messages...
 

Disc Reviews
 
13 Sins Review
13 Sins Review
13 Sins Review

13 Sins Review

Salesman Elliot (Mark Webber) has just lost his job, he’s about to get married, his fiancé is pregnant, his brother is mentally challenged and relies on his support, his father is aging and also in need of his aid. Life it seem...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Complete Dr. Phibes Blu-ray Review
The Complete Dr. Phibes Blu-ray Review
The Complete Dr. Phibes Blu-ray Review

The Complete Dr. Phibes Blu-ray Review

A beautiful limited edition package from Arrow Films of some more Vincent Price classics, this time the films ‘The Abominable Dr Phibes’ (1971) and its 1972 sequel ‘Dr Phibes Rises Again’. This package i...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Cold In July Review
Cold In July Review
Cold In July Review

Cold In July Review

Richard Dane (Michael C Hall) and his wife are woken in the night by the sound of an intruder in the house. With a baby in the house as well, Dane goes on high alert and fetches his dad’s pistol from the closet and goes to inve...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Camp Dread Review
Camp Dread Review
Camp Dread Review

Camp Dread Review

Julian Barrett (Eric Roberts) is a director who found fame in the 80s with his hit slasher series “Summer Camp”, but after his initial success he faded into obscurity. Determined to regain his former status Barrett decides to t...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot Blu-Ray Review
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot Blu-Ray Review
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot Blu-Ray Review

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot Blu-Ray Review

New from Second Sight, we have a treat making its UK Blu-ray debut: Thunderbolt & Lightfoot. Before The Deer Hunter made him famous a few years later; Writer/Director Michael Cimino made his feature film debut with this now...
 
Disc Reviews
 
If… Blu-ray Review
If… Blu-ray Review
If… Blu-ray Review

If… Blu-ray Review

There are many films which capture the zeitgeist of their time. In the US there were such films as The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider (both 1969) and Zabriskie Point (1970), while in France there were the films of...