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“Straight up nightmare fuel”: Extraterrestrial review

“Straight up nightmare fuel”: Extraterrestrial review

The Vicious Brothers are writing and directing duo Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz. A few years ago they made Grave Encounters – found footage horror a cut above the rest, with a trailer that quickly went viral. Now, in time for Halloween, they return to the genre with Extraterrestrial. April (Brittany Allen) and a group of her friends set off to her...

13 Days of Horror: Brimstone & Treacle

13 Days of Horror: Brimstone & Treacle

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. This review is by Leslie Simpson. “There resides infinitely more good in the demonic than in the trivial man.” Soren Kierkegaard. In my opinion, Dennis Potter was the greatest British television and film scriptwriter. In the world. Ever. The Singing...

Win Natural Born Killers on Blu-Ray

Win Natural Born Killers on Blu-Ray

Out now on Blu-ray, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 20th Anniversary release of Natural Born Killers contains two versions of the film (Theatrical version and Director’s Cut), a new high-def featurette Natural Born Killers: Method in the Madness, a rare glimpse provided by director Oliver Stone, editor Hank Corwin and technical advisor Dale Dye into...

Review: This is Where I Leave You

Review: This is Where I Leave You

Director: Shawn Levy Writer: Jonathan Tropper Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Timothy Olyphant Synopsis: After the death of their father, four siblings have to return home to spend a week in each other’s company. The  big family reunions, the tension that lingers after years of familiarity, the love...

Lipstikka director Jonathan Sagall talks to Live for Films

Lipstikka director Jonathan Sagall talks to Live for Films

Lipstikka is the story of two childhood friends, Lara and Inam (Clara Khoury and Nataly Attiya). The pair grew up together in Palestine and have a complicated relationship and painful past. At odds now, as the women work at reconciling in present day London, flashbacks to their teen lives in Israel reveal the traumatic event that changed them forever. It’s...

Win Once Upon A Time In America on Blu-ray

Win Once Upon A Time In America on Blu-ray

Sergio Leone’s original vision for his tour-de-force Once Upon a Time in America is now available in the UK with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (WBHE) Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet™ release of the Extended Director’s Cut. This 251-minute cut was a restoration funded by The Film Foundation, the film preservation organisation founded by...

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer and poster

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer and poster

The trailer leaked online so Marvel released it officially and you can watch it below. Let me know what you think of it. There are many things to see – Hulkbuster Iron Man armour, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Andy Serkis, and Ultron. It all looks very dark for the team. Great to hear James Spader as Ultron. Very menacing. All in all, I would say it...

Win The NeverEnding Story on Blu-Ray!

Win The NeverEnding Story on Blu-Ray!

“The NeverEnding Story”, the cinematic classic about a young boy who borrows a mysterious, ornately-bound book, who never dreamed turning a page would draw him into a shimmering fantasy world of racing snails, hang-glider bats, soaring luckdragons, puckish elves, a Childlike Empress, the brave warrior Atreyu and a slab-faced walking quarry called a Rock...

Review: Wild -“Serious, life-affirming and radical”

Review: Wild -“Serious, life-affirming and radical”

It’s raining. My boots hurt. I’m hungry. All of these things are very inconvenient, but trite in these circumstances. As Wild makes my complaints pale in comparison. For Wild is something that I have been waiting a long time for. Not because it’s a film centring on a struggle with personal demons – sex, drugs, death, pain,...

John Carter may go back to Mars as rights revert back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

John Carter may go back to Mars as rights revert back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

I loved the John Carter movie (read my review) and would have loved to have seen more. The poor marketing by Disney basically killed the film. It looked like there would never be a sequel to the film, but the fact the rights have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. from Disney. That means there is the chance we could once more return to Barsoom. The...