Anybody who has read this site over the years will no doubt be aware that I have a thing for the horror genre. Yes, I’ll admit it, I am a BIG horror film fan. And one of the most enjoyable horror’s that I have seen in recent years was The Woman In Black. I thought it was a really well made film that didn’t rely too heavily on loud noises or jump scares & instead seemed to want to instil a sense of dread in the viewer, which I found a lot more effective than most attempts. And it was also great to see Hammer Studios once again releasing a quality horror film. Read the rest of this entry »
You know how you can be totally unaware of a film & then you get to see a trailer & you suddenly think “DAMN! How did I not know about this before?!?”? Well, that’s exactly how I felt when I had finished watching the trailer for The Human Race, a new film from British director Paul Hough. Read the rest of this entry »
I have to admit to being quite a big fan of true crime. I’m always watching crime documentaries on the TV and have seen some fantastic “true crime” genre films over the years – but for every Zodiac you can end up with a The Black Dahlia. OK, so The Black Dahlia is not terrible it’s not brilliant…
But I digress a little. Basically I am a fan of murder mysteries & true crime. So when The Frozen Ground landed on my doormat I was immediately hopeful that this true crime thriller was going to live up to the hype & be a good watch.
Which obviously raises the question….is it?
To celebrate the release of The Worlds End on DVD, Blu-Ray & Ultraviolet download this week I’ve been sent a rather cool infographic about the UK’s favourite location – the Great British Pub! Read the rest of this entry »
I meant to post this a long time ago, but better late than never here’s a trailer for Homefront starring Jason Statham & James Franco, which looks pretty damn good if you ask me. Read the rest of this entry »
To coincide with the upcoming release of THE LEGO MOVIE (in cinemas February 14th), Film search engine FindAnyFilm.com and Warner Bros. UK have teamed up to bring to you an exclusive trailer that shows just how many bricks go into making a great movie experience…literally! Read the rest of this entry »
So I have been a fan of Doctor Who my entire life. I have a place in my heart for them all and was very happy when the show returned & I could share the character with my daughters. And here we are – 50 years after he first appeared with a very special one off episode.
But the question is, was it worth all the hype?
The Wolverine was released on DVD & Blu-Ray in the UK Monday 18th of November. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t actually aware it was coming out yet until I walked into a local supermarket with my wife that morning as I had a day off work for Christmas Shopping.
So I thought I might treat myself to it, as I’ve always liked the X-Men films (even those that aren’t as popular with the general public). But then I noticed that this particular supermarket had an “exclusive” release that packaged it with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Not really a problem, as the price was still cheap even on Blu-Ray, but as I already own X-Men Origins I didn’t really feel the need to get a second copy of it. So I left it. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Lord, you’re fussy!
Joking aside, is the latest film from visionary director Guillermo del Toro actually a good film or is it just a cool trailer extended into a whole film?
Unless of course, that’s not your cup of tea, in which case this remake of the classic 1980′s film Silent Night, Deadly Night might be more to your tastes. But is it a case of familiar territory or does it manage to be a film that stands tall next to the original?
Tis the season to be jolly,
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However…if you are more “bah humbug” than “Merry Christmas” then I might just have the film for you……Silent Night, the remake of the notorious Silent Night, Deadly Night, is going to be released on Region 2 DVD on the 11th of November & to celebrate I have two copies of the DVD to offer to you lovely readers. And all you have to do is use the handy entry form below to send me the answer to the simple question before the closing date of the 22nd of November.
And if you’re the winner I will be your own personal Santa & make sure that you get it before Christmas Eve! Read the rest of this entry »
Casinos have always had that air of mystique and glamour attached to them. This is probably mainly due to the fact that not everyone can afford to go and play at a casino, so for many people knowing the names of games played in casinos was as close as they’d ever get to playing them. Thanks to online casino sites we can all play casino games now whenever we want – at home, on the bus, anywhere that you have internet access. And you can play for pennies too; there’s no need to sink all your savings into a weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you fancy a chance to win a copy of Jack The Giant Slayer on Blu-Ray? The new film from Warner Bros & director Brian Singer is available in the shops right now, but if you want to get your hands on a copy for free, read on.
Earlier this year, my eldest daughter was desperate to see All-Stars, but we never made it to the cinema to see it. So I knew that she would be overjoyed when it was released on DVD & I just happened to get a review copy. But would the wait be worth it as we sat down to watch it as a family?
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Remakes of films are a strange thing. In most cases it’s best to try and forget about what’s come before and rate the new version on its own merits. So with that in mind, how does the remake of one of my favourite horror films of all time fare?
I’ll be perfectly honest, I had no idea what Side Effects was before I got sent it to review. Then all of a sudden I started seeing trailers for it all over the TV and it looked pretty interesting as thrillers go. But was this a case of the best bits being shown on TV or did it live up to the promise displayed in the trailers?
Since nearly every household now has the possibility of having broadband at home, our entertainment options have been transformed. And nowhere is this more obvious than with the broadband packages or bundles from single suppliers which roll into one our TV, telephone and internet. Not only does this reduce your costs as you’re getting all three services from one provider, but it also simplifies life, so you receive just one bill rather than three every month.
Having the possibility to stream rather than download films and TV shows frees up a lot of space on your hard drive too. You can watch programmes as if they were live TV at any time. And if you like watching series like Mad Men or Atlantic City, you can opt to stream any episodes that you happen to have missed and catch up before the next episode is screened on TV.
I grew up loving Doctor Who. In the 1980′s I had Peter Davison guiding me through the adventures of the madman in his box, but as I grew older I started to discover, thanks to my Dad being a Doctor Who fan as well, that there were previous adventures that I hadn’t seen & I soon became acquainted with the previous incarnations of the Doctor. Which led me to discover a strange entry into the Doctor Who franchise.
Two films that were released in the 1960′s, due to the popularity of the TV show, which re-imagined two of the best 1st Doctor adventures into full colour films – you have to remember that this was a big thing in the 1960′s as Doctor Who had only appeared on TV in black & white.
And now, these two films are getting a remastered Blu-Ray release just in time to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of this well loved franchise. But just how do these big screen adventures fair?
For some reason the British film industry seems to have created a niche for itself where we churn out nothing but gritty gangster films. Of course, the British film industry used to be synonymous with Ealing comedies so I guess it’s an improvement in some ways. So hows does The Liability, the new film from Craig Viveiros fair on entry into what is a quite crowded genre where the likes of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels still stand strong?
To celebrate the release of Bait on DVD and Blu-ray (2D & 3D) on the 29th of April, we are offering our readers the chance to win a horror DVD bundle!