Reviews

DVD Review: Nicolas Cage’s SEASON OF THE WITCH Lacks Magic

Today many viewers go into a Nicolas Cage film with some trepidation, and to be fair, there is some just cause for this. Financial woes, and fanboy decision-making seem to be a major factor in the roles that Cage chooses to play these days (that and [...]

April 2, 2012

DVD Review: Liam Neeson Does His Action Thing In UNKNOWN

In recent years Liam Neeson has re-imagined himself as the thinking man’s aging action hero. Taken saw him…er take his career to the next level, and he followed it up with The A-Team and now Unknown – a film, if the marketing materials [...]

March 31, 2012

DVD Review: Powerful Australian Crime Drama ANIMAL KINGDOM

  During the summer season your local cinema is usually filled with the latest blockbusters, all of them fighting for your attention and your cash. Now, there’s nothing wrong with mass entertainment on a commercial level, everyone loves a [...]

March 28, 2012

DVD Review: Bradley Cooper And Robert DeNiro In LIMITLESS

Limitless sees Bradley Cooper continue his climb up the A-list ladder. This adaptation of Alan Glynn’s novel The Dark Fields is the first film which Cooper has top lined (he is also an Executive Producer) and he does a commendable job, [...]

March 26, 2012

DVD Review: STAKE LAND Is A Bite Above Most Vampire Movies

We live in a time where the vampire genre has been adopted by mainstream moviegoers and glamorized to within an inch of its (un)dead life (yeah – I’m not sure that makes sense either – but stay with me). The Twilight movies have taken vampires [...]

March 25, 2012

DVD Review: Dutch Christmas Horror SAINT

Saint is a Dutch horror film that sees an evil Saint Nicholas descending on Amsterdam bringing death and terror, rather than the usual festive gifts. This Christmas-set horror comes from writer/director Dick Maas (yes that is his real name – [...]

March 24, 2012

DVD Review: WHITECHAPEL Series 3

We live in a time when television is littered with detective dramas. The likes of C.S.I and Law and Order rule on both sides of the Atlantic, but it could be argued that Britain is the home of the detective show. Obviously Sherlock Holmes is the [...]

March 22, 2012

DVD Review: COLUMBUS CIRCLE Is A Curious Thriller

Columbus Circle is an odd little curio, a direct-to-DVD thriller with a solid cast, featuring the not inconsequential talent of Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee, Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Pollak and Beau Bridges. A decade ago this may even have had a [...]

March 18, 2012

DVD Review: Norwegian Monster Movie TROLL HUNTER

“Found Footage” movies have become ten a penny since The Blair Witch Project hit it big at the box office in 1999. However, since then the horror sub-genre has hit upon hard times, with films like Apollo 18 and The Devil Inside showing [...]

March 18, 2012

DVD Review: THE DEVIL’S ROCK IS A WWII Horror Movie

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 13, 2012

DVD Review: RESISTANCE Is A World War II Curiosity

Resistance is a low key British drama which plays with a “what if” premise of what if D-day was a failure and the Germans invaded Britain. The film, based on Owen Sheers’ novel, follows a group of German soldiers who are stationed in a small [...]

March 10, 2012

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