"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe”

Blu-ray Review: The Third Man

Blu-ray Review: The Third Man

“Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that...

DVD Review: ’71

DVD Review: ’71

A British soldier left behind on the streets of Belfast attempts to get back to his regiment while pursued by the IRA. Before going off to his first military assignment Private Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell} assures his younger brother that there is nothing to worry about as he is not even leaving the UK; however, the streets of Belfast prove to be a hostile war...

Review: Digging Up The Marrow

Review: Digging Up The Marrow

Horror writer and director Adam Green (Hatchet and Frozen) teams up with gooey mind-bending artist Alex Pardee and genre movie legend Ray Wise (Robocop and Twin Peaks) for the monster hunting mockumentary Digging Up the Marrow. In a world one reality removed from our own, Green plays an exaggerated version of himself alongside his wife at the time Rileah...

Review: LEGO Jurassic World

Review: LEGO Jurassic World

You may have noticed that there have been lots of dinosaurs knocking about over the past few days. That can only mean Jurassic World is in the cinemas (read our review). That also means LEGO Jurassic World is with us and I was lucky enough to have a copy of the game sent to me to review. It is available on most formats, but I was playing it on the PS4. Based...

Review: Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales

Review: Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales

Tom Holland is rightly regarded as a Master of Horror. Having brought us not just the eighties horror classics Fright Night and Child’s Play, but also contributed to Tales From The Crypt and Masters of Horror, this moniker is entirely appropriate. Holland’s output has been in the form of TV episodes and shorts since his last film, the 1996 Stephen...

Secret Cinema’s The Empire Strikes Back: Tips and spoiler free walkthrough

Secret Cinema’s The Empire Strikes Back: Tips and spoiler free walkthrough

Secret Cinema’s latest immersive event for cinephiles is a presentation of The Empire Strikes Back. It is certainly their largest, longest running, most complicated, and most importantly MOST FUN event thus far. If you are unfamiliar with Secret Cinema, it breaks down like this. You buy your tickets to a performance of the film, but the location is...

Review: Burying the Ex

Review: Burying the Ex

The legendary Joe Dante returns with his first film since 2009’s too-creepy-for-kids kids movie The Hole. Having directed favourites such as Gremlins, The ‘Burbs and Innerspace there is always a weight of expectation on any new Joe Dante film, and while not in the same league as some of his classics, Burying the Ex doesn’t disappoint...

Review: Jurassic World – Epic and ridiculous in equal measure

Review: Jurassic World – Epic and ridiculous in equal measure

The Jurassic franchise is back with this hybrid of bigger than ever action sequences and typically awful dialogue. “We have an asset out of containment!” cries the uptight manager of Jurassic World, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard). She uses modern, corporate lingo like this because she’s a career-driven control freak, but what she really meant to say was...

Review: Jurassic World

Review: Jurassic World

Twenty-two (JESUS) years after the original Jurassic Park, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) returns us to Isla Nublar for more dino japes in Jurassic World. The only returning cast member may be BD Wong as Dr. Woo, but there are sly nods to Dr.’s Malcolm and Grant (keep your eyes AND EARS peeled) and the new cast is great. Chris Pratt...

Blu-ray Review: Whiplash

Blu-ray Review: Whiplash

As one of 2014’s most discussed films on the festival circuit, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash was, and still is, the talk of the town for its ferocious and compelling portrayal of a music teacher and his explosive academic relationship with one of his students. J.K. Simmons rules the roost as tyrannous conductor Fletcher at a prestigious music school, where he...