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Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review
Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War Review

Into Phase 3 we plunge with the third of the Captain America movies, a very lose adaptation of the Civil War comic series. The heart of that conflict (Cap vs. Iron Man) is installed here in a modified story structure, but the e...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Green Room Review
Green Room Review
Green Room Review

Green Room Review

Director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another solid effort after the much acclaimed Blue Ruin a couple of years back. Green Room is another nail biting tension brewer that gives way to shocking and sudden visceral violence. A small...
 

Film Reviews
 
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

There hasn’t been many subtle things about Hans Zimmer’s work in recent years. Chart back to the trailer blazing and blaring notes from inception, and then his recent fad for Taiko drums and it’s all be a thunderous headache of...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review
The Jungle Book Review

The Jungle Book Review

The king of the swingers strolls back into town, but this time in live action form.  Much like Ken Brannah’s live action update of “Disney’s” Cinderella, this one cuts it very close to the cloth.  Sure there are less sing-songs...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review
Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review

Snow White: A Tale Of Terror Review

We have still yet to get a great live action Snow White movie made.  In recent years we had to suffer two very poor adaptations in one year. One a colourful, but a bit whimsical version with Lilly Collins going up against a ver...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Secret Of My Success Review
The Secret Of My Success Review
The Secret Of My Success Review

The Secret Of My Success Review

Michael J Fox was on a hot streak in the 80s and it’s been a while since The Secret Of My Success has been on the subject of any debate. But it’s being pushed out onto DVD once again (sans extras) and in all honestly it was del...
 

Disc Reviews
 
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review
American Horror Project Volume 1 Review

American Horror Project Volume 1 Review

The first in Arrow Video’s collection of old long forgotten horror films being unearthed and worth re-visiting titled the American Horror Project Volume 1 is a collection of three such films, all from the 1970s. They are: Malat...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review
Midnight Special Review

Midnight Special Review

Jeff Nichols’ has a knack for bringing the weird and wonderful together, and Midnight Special is no different. His homage to the sci fi films of old comes with the director’s signature style, which we’ve come ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
All Quiet On The Western Front Review
All Quiet On The Western Front Review
All Quiet On The Western Front Review

All Quiet On The Western Front Review

When Lewis Milestone adapted Erich Maria Remarque’s novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ for Carl Laemmle and Universal in 1930, for many World War I still held fresh memories. The film stood at roughly the ...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review
Battlestar Galactica DVD Review

Battlestar Galactica DVD Review

This is the pilot movie of the original series from the 1970s starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene. It can’t be emphasised enough just how powerful the main theme music is for the original and it still sounds ...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review

What are the makings of a great film? Boil it down: There’s the actors, the story, the director and the audience. If these four things can come together in unison and really gel, something fantastic is usually the result....
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Encounter Review
The Encounter Review
The Encounter Review

The Encounter Review

We’re barely a quarter of the way through 2016. We already have a prime candidate for worst DVD release of the year. The Encounter explores the chilling plausibility of alien abductions. Badly. Sex and bong obsessed campers, so...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Being John Malkovich DVD Review
Being John Malkovich DVD Review
Being John Malkovich DVD Review

Being John Malkovich DVD Review

Although it’s common to see oddball indie movies appear from time to time, it’s far less regular for a giant studio to throw their weight behind one, however Being John Malkovich is a very good example of this phenomenon. Penne...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Burbs Uncut DVD Review
The Burbs Uncut DVD Review
The Burbs Uncut DVD Review

The Burbs Uncut DVD Review

If you were to ask a group of, say, 30 – 50 year olds to name their most beloved director of the 80s you can wager that Joe Dante’s name would show up several times, and rightfully so; his directorial filmography reads like a p...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
High-Rise Review
High-Rise Review
High-Rise Review

High-Rise Review

    “And you, are you settling in?” This is the question architect Anthony Royal poses to Dr. Laing, the newest tenant to his building, as they sit amongst chaos and decadence, as they devour the remnants ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 

Mojave Review

Imagine: a young, handsome, burnt-out movie star (Thomas, played by Garrett Hedlund), who has been famous for most of his adult life, gets bored with the apparent meaninglessness of his existence, the super rich in Hollywood Hi...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Witch Review
The Witch Review
The Witch Review

The Witch Review

17th Century, new England. Rejected from the safety of a local community; A family of seven head out into the wilderness to live their lives. But growing crops or hunting game turns out to be a harder task as the spot they pick...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Prey Review
Prey Review
Prey Review

Prey Review

You know the drill. Five friends travel to an exotic location (Panama in this instance) to take in the sites and party with the locals. Said locals tell them about a remote beauty spot and, despite some disturbing legends and f...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
The Ones Below Review
The Ones Below Review
The Ones Below Review

The Ones Below Review

Hanna scribe David Farr offers up a promising character piece for his feature directorial debut. Casting Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn in a potentially tense psycho-drama; focusing on pa...
 
Disc Reviews
 
The Green Inferno Review
The Green Inferno Review
The Green Inferno Review

The Green Inferno Review

So we’ve had our fill of recent movies with Eli Roth’s name hanging from them like a car air freshener,   Produced by ELI ROTH, Endorsed by ELI ROTH, Watched by ELI ROTH, Spoke over dinner about this movie with ELI ROTH etc.. B...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine / Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs Reviews
Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine / Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs Reviews
Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine / Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs Reviews

Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine / Dr. Goldfoot And The Girl Bombs Reviews

After James Bond became one of the cinematic phenomenons of the 1960s it was inevitable that there would be copycat films and those that at least contained references to Bond or was anti-Bond or even a parody of the spy, such a...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Fixed Bayonets! Review
Fixed Bayonets! Review
Fixed Bayonets! Review

Fixed Bayonets! Review

Sam Fuller is among the foremost directors of war films. As a personality he was a dynamic director, one of the original macho directors falling in between such great Hollywood action filmmakers as Raoul Walsh and Sam Peckinpah...
 

Cinema Reviews
 
Hail, Caesar! Review
Hail, Caesar! Review
Hail, Caesar! Review

Hail, Caesar! Review

1951, Hollywood: Movie studio produced Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) has a heck of a day ahead of him. He has to move a star from one type of period picture to something completely out of their range; and then after an actress (Sc...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Deathgasm Review
Deathgasm Review
Deathgasm Review

Deathgasm Review

New Zealand horror is riding an almighty high at the moment after the likes of What We Do In The Shadows  and Housebound. Throwing its fork into the fire is Deathgasm – a horror/comedy about a couple of Metal heads who somehow ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Nina Forever Review
Nina Forever Review
Nina Forever Review

Nina Forever Review

A “fucked up fairytale” was how the tagline presented the film. This small British film that has gathered a slow burning reputation since its release at Frightfest 2015 and does present some interesting filmmaking. ...
 
Cinema Reviews
 
Triple 9 Review
Triple 9 Review
Triple 9 Review

Triple 9 Review

Trust no one. That’s the lesson which rookie cop Chris Allen must learn as he sets out on his new venture in gangland Atlanta. There he tries to adjust to his now life out of the military, his wife comes to grips with the...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Blu-ray Review
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Blu-ray Review
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Blu-ray Review

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Blu-ray Review

A 60’s girl band tour America seeking fortune, fame and love – and find sex, drugs, rock n’ roll and pressures from all around getting the better of them. Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer’s screenplay is all shades of decadent, psych...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Five Dolls For An August Moon Review
Five Dolls For An August Moon Review
Five Dolls For An August Moon Review

Five Dolls For An August Moon Review

Arrow continue to put out titles from one of Italy’s best – and here now comes Five Dolls For An August Moon. Perhaps one of Mario Bava’s more “Agatha Christie” type of movies. A group of people are stuck on an island together ...
 

Disc Reviews
 
Mr. Bean’s Holiday Review
Mr. Bean’s Holiday Review
Mr. Bean’s Holiday Review

Mr. Bean’s Holiday Review

It is typical for film adaptations of successful TV comedy sitcoms that make it to the big screen to set the feature length film in a foreign holiday location and of course stretch something written for the small screen to feat...
 
Disc Reviews
 
Frankenstein review
Frankenstein review
Frankenstein review

Frankenstein review

We are two years shy of The Modern Prometheus’s 200th anniversary. It’s redundant to discuss the enduring legacy of one of horror fiction’s bona fide masterpieces. However it is worth discussing Candyman director Bernard Rose’s...