“THIS IS SPARTA!” – 300 (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - October 6, 2020
The ‘sword and sandal’ genre can be fitted into two categories- the visceral intensity of Gladiator or the wanton extremities of  Spartacus. 300 falls into the latter category. If there is one word used to describe the movie, it would be ‘excessive’. Adapted from a graphic novel by Frank Miller, it is a hyper-intensive, visually

Heroes in a Half-Shell – TMNT: Out of the Shadows (Review)

Posted by - May 30, 2016
Michael Bay and his explosion-filled blockbusters have been developing something of a reputation over the last decade for taking beloved childhood franchises and “rebooting” them into vapid, heartless interpretations of themselves. After flogging the lifeless corpse of Transformers into the ground, many were rightfully concerned that his studio’s production of the much loved eighties classic,

Tea For Two – Next of Kin (DVD Review)

Posted by - April 24, 2016
Penelope Keith is something of a legend in the world of the British sitcom. From her role as snooty Margo Leadbetter in The Good Life, to that of snooty Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton in To the Manor Born, she has played the part of the snooty comedienne for over five decades. An oft-forgotten chapter in the oeuvre

East – The Walking Dead (S06E15)

Posted by - March 28, 2016
Negan is coming. We get it. Season 6B of The Walking Dead has essentially been all about the setup. Biggest bad we’ve ever faced, and he’s gonna do some damage. So let’s spend half a season spinning the bottle in different directions to try and play the bookies’ odds on who is actually going to

Not Tomorrow Yet – The Walking Dead (S06E12)

Posted by - March 7, 2016
The beginning of the end seems in sight as we take this week’s trip to the troubled town of Alexandria. After last episode’s revelation that the crew are not alone in this brave new world, Rick and the gang have taken up arms to save their newfound friends from the oppression of Negan and his

Back in Drac – Hotel Transylvania 2 (DVD Review)

Posted by - February 13, 2016
Sony Pictures Animation have had a bit of a hit and miss run over the last decade. Whilst their Aardman partnered films such as Arthur Christmas and The Pirates! proved to be critical successes, their sole ventures such as Open Season and Surf’s Up have met a more lukewarm reception. As such, 2012’s Hotel Transylvania

Nutlins – Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? (London Film Festival Review)

Posted by - October 19, 2015
Kickstarter has become a dear friend of many aspiring young filmmakers across the globe. Gone are the days of traipsing you script around a hundred different studios getting turned away into the tragic windswept night. Now, all one has to do is add your pitch to the website, sit back, and hope for investors to