Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 5 Review

So we get to the end of the run for the superb Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Following Disney’s takeover of the Lucas Empire, it seemed unlikely that heads wouldn’t roll, and so it was for The Clone Wars. Did this decision make sense…not really. The Clone Wars has consistently been the brightest […]




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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 […]




From Up On Poppy Hill – Studio Ghibli Movie

A new film from Studio Ghibli is always an exciting prospect, but this one came with, for me, a certain degree of hesitancy. A post-Korean War slice of reality directed by Goro Miyazaki…could Ghibli deliver their usual magic in a non-fantastical setting, and could Goro-san improve from the utter disappointment that was “Tales From Earthsea”? […]




From Up On Poppy Hill

Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks

Written by Terrance Dicks Read by Mark Gatiss Published by AudioGo There are many treats for Doctor Who fans in this 50th year, but few can fit so neatly in a plastic jewel case. Take Jon Pertwee’s iconic Third Doctor, his arch enemies the Daleks, legendary Who writer Terrance Dicks, and renaissance man Mark Gatiss […]




Blake’s 7: Lucifer

Published by Big Finish There can be few fans of the original TV adventures of Blake’s 7 who haven’t speculated about events beyond the end of Season 4. With Vila, Dayna, Tarrant and Soolin shot dead and Blake’s body at his feet, Avon smiles at the surrounding Federation troops and raises his gun. Shots sound […]




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Review: The Returned Episode 1

The Returned opens quietly, as we’re walked around a small mountain town in France. We see a bar, filled with the usual teenage drinkers and an older man, Jérôme, who’s come to see one of the waitresses. She apologises and he says he’ll try again and leaves. He arrives at a support group meeting and […]




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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. […]




Evil Dead II – Blu-ray Review

There are some films which are considered cult classics. And then there are some cult classics that are considered all-time greats. And then there are some all-time greats which are considered the perfect example of their type. Evil Dead 2 (Dead by Dawn) sits comfortably in this final category, and with this fantastic new restored […]




Evil Dead 2 Special Edition Blu Ray

Doctor Who: Babblesphere

Doctor Who: Babblesphere Written by Jonathan Morris Published by Audio Go and Big Finish April is no longer the cruellest month. This year, it’s the month to celebrate Tom Baker’s time as the Fourth Doctor, and as such, former companion Lalla Ward narrates the latest Destiny of the Doctor release. The Doctor and Romana find […]




Star Trek The Next Generation – Hive

Comic Book Review – Star Trek The Next Generation – Hive Star Trek The Next Generation – Hive is the full story (all four issues of HIVE, as originally published), weighing in at a hefty 106 pages. We first meet Locutus of Borg, for he is what Jean Luc Picard has become. No sooner do […]