Robocop 2014 – Is it any good?

If the original Robocop was MS-DOS, then Robocop 2014 is the App Store. This will be a good or a bad thing depending on your tastes and how nostalgic you’re feeling. The newer version does still have a satirical edge, but it’s somehow managed to become downplayed by making it more explicit. Rather than showing […]




Robocop 2014

Nosferatu – Restored Review

Nosferatu is a movie with a past. It was almost entirely destroyed by Bram Stoker’s widow due to the blatant plagiarism from Dracula presented in the movie (in which, basically, the names were changed, and that was it). Various versions have been found over the years, leading to this latest, restored version. And it’s a […]




The Wicker Man – 40th Anniversary ‘Final Cut’

This new version of The Wicker Man only makes slight changes. However, it’s the most complete version of the film that exists currently, and if you’ve only ever seen the original theatrical release (the one most regularly shown on TV), you’ll be astonished just how butchered it was. The fact that the theatrical release is […]




The Wicker Man Final Cut

Evil Dead Blu Ray (2013) Review Release 12th August 2013

Five young people go to a cabin in the middle of the countryside. Once there, things start to get weird. Once they discover a book bound in human flesh, things become worse. Lethally so. The Evil Dead series has always over-delivered. The big question going into the 2013 version is whether it’ll be able to […]




Man of Steel – “best Superman film in the last 34 years”

While it’s easily the best Superman film in the last 34 years, Man of Steel could put off some longer-term fans due to playing fast and loose with what they may be expecting. Which is particularly interesting coming from Zack Snyder, whose Watchmen movie suffered from trying to stick too closely to the source material. […]




Maniac

Told entirely from the point of view of a crazed serial killer, a young man kills women and scalps them in order to add to his collection. Maniac has benefitted from a very strong poster, and being picked up for contention in various awards. It’s created some buzz that this remake of the 1980s slasher […]




The Expendables 2 Review

Stallone. Statham. Schwarzenegger. Willis. Van Damme. Norris. Lundgren. Li. Crews. Couture. Somewhere, Steven Segal is sitting looking at his phone, still waiting for it to ring. The Expendables 2 is a deeply, deeply stupid movie in which any problem that cannot be solved with a gun can be solved by using a bigger gun. It’s […]




The Dark Knight Rises Review

There’s a moment in The Dark Knight which not only feels like a really good comic book scene, but actually transcends it, and becomes better than most of the Batman comics there have been. It’s when The Joker visits Harvey Dent at his hospital bed, and says just the right things to take advantage of […]