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Would You Buy This For a Dollar? : My Views on Robocop (2014)

All there seems to be lately is remakes or reboots (or sequels) populating the local multiplex. A sad state of affairs where we find film companies repeating a tried and tested formula for success. Last year we had a double whammy of decent remakes with the likes of Maniac and Evil Dead. Following hot on … Continue reading

Motel Hell Blu-Ray Review

It’s time to grab your chainsaw’s, pig heads and (if you have one) a crazy murderous sister because Kevin Connor’s cult classic is finally released in the UK. This little seen camp horror slasher is one of those oddities that just keeps giving in each of its bizarre moments. This is by far, one uniquely … Continue reading

Short Film Review : Plastic Love – 2013

Making short films (or films in general) is without a doubt one of the hardest things a group of people could do. Speaking from experience (I’m an ex-film student) it doesn’t matter if you have the greatest talent or budget, it’s the lack of focus that can quickly turn the making of a short film … Continue reading

Best of the Rest – A Small Collection of Recent Reviews

I’m ashamed to say it, but its been a while since i’ve posted anything on this blog. Writing commitments for various sites and publications have led me to slightly neglect any new blog content. Thankfully I’ve remembered that I have not (as of yet) posted any of my recent reviews or features. Below you shall … Continue reading

Django Prepare A Coffin – DVD Review

Whether you love or hate him, it seems Quentin Tarantino is once again back in the public eye with this weeks release of Django Unchained, his love letter to the cult Spaghetti Westerns of the 60s and 70s. Thankfully if you’re not in the mood for bloated kitsch filmmaking, those fine folks at Arrow Video … Continue reading

Rise….Once More Time With Feeling

  WARNING! This post contains spoilers With Christopher Nolan’s third (and final) Batman now currently doing the rounds in the local multiplexes, I thought I’d give my 2 cents on it. This post will unfortunately contain spoilers, so those that have yet to view The Dark Knight Rises are best to read this at a … Continue reading

A Kier Royale Of Sex & Bloody Fangs

After being asked by the supercool Lydia Mitchell (check out her blog here) if I would write a piece on Russ Meyer’s UP! (found here), she has returned with a piece for this rambling blog. She’s enthusiastically written a great piece about the classically camp, Blood For Dracula (a personal favorite of mine). Keep your eyes peeled for her piece … Continue reading

Top 5 of 2011

2011 was an exciting year for film, particularly homegrown British efforts. For the first time on this blog I have knuckled down and found my top 5 films of last year. I thought a top 10 was a little too easy, so below are what I believe to be the cream of the crop of … Continue reading

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April 2020