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The Burningmore Deaths by Eric Cotenas (28th May 2017)

In 2008, family man James Parrish (Geoff Tate) inexplicably murdered his family and disappeared into the night. Although none of his neighbors or co-workers saw the signs, an investigation into his private life revealed an obsession with the occult, and that he had a tattoo reading "Mora" (a god of chaos) inked into his flesh the day before he carried out the murders. There was no sign of him until 2010 in Queens, New York in what would become known as "The Burningmoore Incident" with the deaths of fourteen people who were working on a home improvement show "Gettin' Hammered" in one of several derelict houses on a naval base purchased by the state to exploit as a luxury seaside community. Over a hundred hours of video footage shot at the location has been reconstructed into a narrative for a TV special against the wishes of the victims' families. Eager to give his business a boost, contractor Harry Cole (We Own the Night's Tony Guida) assembles a video team – fronted by horndog host Doug (


Abandoned Dead by Eric Cotenas (28th May 2017)

Having never outgrown her childhood fear of the dark, Los Angeles-area security guard Rachael Burke (Chupacabra Territory's Sarah Nicklin) makes sure to only take day shift assignments. On Memorial Day weekend, however, her boss pushes her into taking a last minute night shift at a new assignment at the Mayfield Addiction Clinic in a bad area of town. Rachael agrees to take the shift when her boss promises to try to get someone else to relieve her at midnight. Before leaving for the night, receptionist Anna (Stacy Snyder) shows her around, points out the rooms that are to remain locked, including the office of the absent Dr. Mayfield (Robert E. Wilhelm), and informs her that the windows all have bars because of a string of recent break-ins and Methadone thefts. Rachael settles in for what is hopefully only half-an-evening, and the discovery of a skinned cat left as an offering outside the back door is the least of her worries as she starts hearing strange...


Child Eater by Eric Cotenas (28th May 2017)

For the past twenty-five years, the township of Widow's Peak has lived under the shadow of Robert Bowery (Jason Martin), a madman who started to lose his sight from a degenerative disease and came to believe that he could retain his sight by eating human eyes, preferably those of children. Although his body was never found, the police believe him to dead, but the rumor persists that he lurks in the woods, haunting the abandoned game park where he used to chase his victims in the dark as a sadistic game. Having failed to get out of the dead-end town, Helen Connolly (Cait Bliss) is working as a waitress and looking for any side jobs she can find. Her ex-boyfriend Tom (Dave Klasko) shows no signs of growing up emotionally while her gay best friend Casey (Brandon Smalls) has just joined the police force under her sheriff father (Sex Tape's James ...


Saving Banksy by Robert Segedy (28th May 2017)

“If you are dirty, insignificant and unloved, then rats are your ultimate role model”. -- Banksy. The question of who realistically owns “street art” is examined, and unfortunately there is no decisive answer regarding the situation; there are many wrinkles that are examined in this new documentary film such as does the art belong to the creator or the people, i.e. the intended audience, what about the person that owns the property on which the illegal act occurred; do they own the artwork in question? What about when the artwork is done by the mysterious and infamous graffiti artist known by the moniker, Banksy, who’s other works have been sold at various auctions and sold for millions of dollars? It seems that once money enters the scenario things ultimately and swiftly change. Banksy decides on a tour of the states that he is going to visit San Francisco, and that he is going to gift the citizens of the city with some of his clever handiwork, and we are shown photographs of several works before they are crudely damaged by lesser talented artists or simply painted over. You see...


Gold (Blu-ray) by Robert Segedy (28th May 2017)

"Gold" is essentially a story about greed, but a specific type of greed: the feverish dreams that made men mad back in the 1800’s, the notion that you could dig a hole in the ground and strike it rich. There have been lots of films that have treaded in similar territory previously: "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), "There Will Be Blood" (2007), "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013); sometimes it’s gold, other times its oil, sometimes it’s making a fortune off of penny stocks, but at the heart of them all, it is the subject of greed that drives the story. "Gold" is no different. Based on a true story (Bre-X Minerals Ltd., founded by David Walsh based in Canada), "Gold" tells the story of one Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey) who is a third-generation prospector; his father and his grandfather started the Washoe Mining Company in Reno, Nevada and he continues in the family tradition. However, this is the 80’s and the world is a dramatically different place than it...


Punching Henry by Robert Segedy (28th May 2017)

Here we go again with another comedy effort, this time a meta comedy that is a sort of a box within a box of a film: Henry Phillips, in real life, is a comedian-musician that hasn’t quite struck the big time yet (well maybe that isn’t true, he has had many Comedy Channel specials that highlight his talents, it’s just that I had never heard of him); in the film "Punching Henry", he portrays himself or an alter version of himself: a self-depreciating comedian-musician that is occasionally funny, but very often finds himself the punch line of fate’s twisted sense of humor. Okay, do you follow that? Mr. Phillips plays himself, but this is a filmed episodic movie about the life and times of a self-depreciating comedian-musician. You see how that works, like a shadow of himself, but certainly not dark and gloomy, just a reflection of himself, plus or minus a few degrees. As I watched this film, I wondered what the real Henry Phillips was like and how would we recognize the real thing when we finally met him. Then I just gave up because it wasn’t worth my efforts to get to the bottom of that metaphysical riddle. And I encourage you too to just...


xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Blu-ray) by Robert Segedy (28th May 2017)

"There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants." What can I possibly say about this action spy thriller that made obscene amounts of money at the box-office, but left me feeling unabashedly bored at home? Perhaps because I am not a randy fourteen-year-old male with a fetish for firearms, and over-the-top action stunts, and scantily clad females also with guns, I was not exactly the typical demographic the filmmakers had in mind when they made this film. However, don’t let me stop you from enjoying this brainless sequel in the "xXX" franchise (2002-2017) if this is your brand of cinematic enjoyment; there is plenty to digest here, but don’t strain yourself trying to make sense of the Gordian Knot machinations of the plot. Here is a boiled down version of what is going on: NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) is trying to recruit a new agent (Neymar Jr.) for the xXx program when a hijacked satellite that is orbiting the earth crashes in Brazil and kills them both. Consequently, a team of four highly skilled assassins barge into a top-secret meeting of the CIA and steal a device known as “Pandora’s Box”; this ...


We Are X by Robert Segedy (28th May 2017)

Rock documentaries are a dime a dozen, but try finding one that not only is well done, but is insightful into its subject, and immediately you run into a problem. How does the director not bog us down with archival footage and candid photographs of the band back stage while displaying a parade of talking head celebrities that offer nothing but compliments to the talent, but shy away from the real juicy material that we want to know about? Now what if we have a band that has millions of fans, but is literally unheard of in the states, how do you present this phenomenon to the average film goer? I must admit that I am a bit of a metal head, but I had never heard of this band before. Yes, I did think that it was going to be about the band X from Los Angeles, but after a quick scan of the box artwork, I realized that I was wrong. So what is my verdict? X Japan seems to be the real deal. Imagine a cross between Iron Maiden and Rush with the theatrics of KISS and the result would be


The Wild One by James-Masaki Ryan (27th May 2017)

“The Wild One” (1953) The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into a small rural town on their revved up bikes, leather jackets, sunglasses, and rambunctious attitudes. The leader is Johnny (played by Marlon Brando), a rebellious kid of few words yet with a powerful force. He takes care of his crew but has no respect for authority or people who get in their way. The gang members start to cause trouble all around by bothering the townsfolk, drinking too much, and making a ruckus, but the police force cannot do much as they are completely outnumbered and technically the riders are not doing anything particularly illegal. Fun and games aside, Johnny has his eye on Kathie (played by Mary Murphy), a waitress that is trying to stay away from the fuss, but is shyly attracted to the mysterious biker and the gang that followed along. He looks at her in a slight romantic edge but as he learns that she is the daughter of the local police chief Bleeker (played by Robert Keith), he tells her that he has a distaste for the cops. For the...


Hardcore by James-Masaki Ryan (27th May 2017)

“Hardcore” (1979) Jake VanDorn (played by George C. Scott) is a small business owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan leading a seemingly fine life through conservative values. He is an avid churchgoer at the local Calvinist church, a strict boss with his stern ways, and also a father of a teenage girl Kristen (played by Ilah Davis). But things get turned upside down when Kristen disappears during a church excursion out of town. Jake goes to the police but there does not seem to be much that they could do, so he and his brother in law Wes (played by Dick Sargent) hire a private detective to help with the search. Private detective Mast (played by Peter Boyle) is the one that is hired and is the one that must break the news to Jake. He shows him a stag film - a pornographic movie that featured his daughter. The distraught and angered Jake wants further answers but Mast says to track down from a single reel of film is nearly impossible. But Jake cannot stop at that. Giving extra mo...


Drunk History: Season 4 by Eric Cotenas (24th May 2017)

Inexplicably in its fourth season, the web series turned Comedy Central show by Derek Waters (Hall Pass) and Jeremy Konner (Another Period) finds Waters hosting appearances by drunk subjects who recount their versions of historical events which are in turn reenacted and lip-synched by celebrities who seem to think any exposure is good exposure. Season four kicks off with "Great Escapes" (21:22), casting Reno 911: The Movie's Thomas Lennon as LSD pioneer Timothy Leary escaping from prison, Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch as sailor William Willis who broke into Devil's Island to engineer the escape of wrongly-convicted Bernard Carnot, and


The Jacques Rivette Collection (Duelle/Noroît/Merry-Go-Round) by Eric Cotenas (23rd May 2017)

Disc One: Noroît (1976): Lying over the body of her brother Shane who has washed up on the shore, Morag (Doctor Zhivago's Geraldine Chaplin) swears vengeance upon pirate queen Giulia (Genealogies of a Crime's Bernadette Lafont). She enlists her brother's lover Erika (Two English Girls's Kika Markham) who has already become Giulia's confidante to help murder her pirates. When the first of her men washes up in the surf, Giulia – who holds her crew in thrall with supposed magical powers and the promise of a great hidden treasure – suspects that someone close to her wants to kill her, thus providing Erika the opportunity to suggest a bodyguard from outside in the person of Morag. There are plenty of suspects who might want to do ...


The Jacques Rivette Collection (Duelle/Noroît/Merry-Go-Round) by Eric Cotenas (23rd May 2017)

Disc One: Noroît (1976): Lying over the body of her brother Shane who has washed up on the shore, Morag (Doctor Zhivago's Geraldine Chaplin) swears vengeance upon pirate queen Giulia (Genealogies of a Crime's Bernadette Lafont). She enlists her brother's lover Erika (Two English Girls's Kika Markham) who has already become Giulia's confidante to help murder her pirates. When the first of her men washes up in the surf, Giulia – who holds her crew in thrall with supposed magical powers and the promise of a great hidden treasure – suspects that someone close to her wants to kill her, thus providing Erika the opportunity to suggest a bodyguard from outside in the person of Morag. There are plenty of suspects who might want to do ...


The Jacques Rivette Collection (Duelle/Noroît/Merry-Go-Round) by Eric Cotenas (23rd May 2017)

Disc One: Noroît (1976): Lying over the body of her brother Shane who has washed up on the shore, Morag (Doctor Zhivago's Geraldine Chaplin) swears vengeance upon pirate queen Giulia (Genealogies of a Crime's Bernadette Lafont). She enlists her brother's lover Erika (Two English Girls's Kika Markham) who has already become Giulia's confidante to help murder her pirates. When the first of her men washes up in the surf, Giulia – who holds her crew in thrall with supposed magical powers and the promise of a great hidden treasure – suspects that someone close to her wants to kill her, thus providing Erika the opportunity to suggest a bodyguard from outside in the person of Morag. There are plenty of suspects who might want to do ...


Mad Families by Eric Cotenas (22nd May 2017)

A computer error results in the triple-booking of a coveted camping spot on the Fourth of July weekend for three families: newly-married Tommy (Twin Peaks' Chris Mulkey) and Cheyenne Jones (The King of Queens' Leah Remini), his stoner brother Gravy (Evilspeak's Clint Howard), alcoholic writer son Charlie (Hot Shots!' Charlie Sheen) and airhead daughter Sharni (Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser's Charlotte McKinney), and her back-talking kids Chucky (Mad Men...


My Life as a Dog AKA Mitt liv som hund (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (22nd May 2017)

My Life as a Dog (Lasse Hallstrom, 1985) Adapted from the autobiography by Reidar Jonsson, which director Lasse Hallstrom discovered in 1983, My Life as a Dog was made in 1985 before finding international release in 1987; its release in America was followed by the film being nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay in that year’s Academy Awards. The success of My Life as a Dog in America led to Hallstrom being invited to work for Universal, where he made Once Around (1991) before directing the highly-acclaimed youth drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993. Taking place in the 1950s, the film focuses on Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius), a young boy on the cusp of adolescence who lives with his spiteful older brother and his ailing mother (Anki Liden), who is suffering from tuberculosis. Though Ingemar’s mother’s patience has been worn thin by her illness, resulting in fits of rage, In...


Letter to Brezhnev by James-Masaki Ryan (21st May 2017)

“Letter to Brezhnev” (1985) Taking place in Kirkby, in Liverpool, Teresa (played by Margi Clarke) and Elaine (played by Alexandra Pigg) go out for a night in the town with no particular plans but to have a fun time. With no money, there isn’t much to do but the girls find their way around in unconventional ways. For a taxi ride, they share a joint with the driver who gives them a special discount. At a club where two drunken Greek men try to dance with them, Teresa pickpockets one where they get a bit more cash for the night. At a different club they encounter two Russian sailors that just arrived in town. Peter (played by Peter Firth) is the slender one which Elaine has an interest in. Teresa being the wild one is more interested in the bigger brute Sergei (pla yed by Alfred Molina) who cannot speak English, but that does not matter much to her. Peter is soft spoken and gentle with his Russian accented English, talking to Elaine as a woman rather than a piece of meat which is wha...


Rita, Sue and Bob Too by James-Masaki Ryan (21st May 2017)

“Rita and Sue and Bob Too” (1987) Rita (played by Siobhan Finneran) and Sue (played by Michelle Holmes) are two teenage girls babysitting for Bob and Michelle’s young children for the night. In addition to payment, Bob offers them a ride home, but with a little detour along the way. He asks the girls about their desires, what they think of the opposite sex, and if they’ve ever had experiences with boys. The girls are not disgusted but more curious about what Bob has to offer them. Uncomfortably the girls have their first sexual encounter with Bob in the car, with one going after the other is finished. The two girls continue a secret relationship with Bob, whether in his car, in an open house bedroom, or on the moor, going one at a time. The girls start to feel jealously eventually, as one would want to “go first” rather than next, and later when they start feeling more for Bob as time goes by. There are suspicions around town, with classmates calling Sue names for being with a married man. Rita’s drunken father is concerned that she is staying out far too much. Bob’s wife Mic...


Madame de... by James-Masaki Ryan (21st May 2017)

“Madame de…” (1953) Louise (played by Danielle Darrieux) is living the upper class life as the wife of a French army general, but things are not particularly happy in her life. With accumulated debt from her rich lifestyle, she decides to secretly sell off her heart-shaped diamond earrings - the ones her husband Andre (played by Charles Boyer) gave her as a marriage gift. The jeweler Remy (played by Jean Debucourt) has second thoughts as he was the one that sold the earrings in the first place, but decides to help and buy back the special earrings. Louise tries to fool her husband into thinking she lost them, but the husband eventually learns from the jeweler that the earrings were in fact sold off by her. The husband decides to repurchase the earrings which are then given to his mistress Lola (played by Li De Lio) as a gift. Throughout time, the earrings are exchanged through a series of events going from Paris, to Constantinople, and back to Paris, but all in all leading back to ...


Voodoo Black Exorcist by Eric Cotenas (20th May 2017)

On the island of Haiti, forbidden lovers Guedé Nibo (Operation Condor's Aldo Sambrell) and Kenya (Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll's Eva León) are discovered by her father. A fight ensues and the older man is accidentally killed. The couple is punished by their tribe with Kenya ceremonially decapitated and Guedé Nibo is paralyzed by the venom of an asp and entombed in a wooden sarcophagus. One thousand years later, the sarcophagus is being returned to Port au Prince aboard a luxury liner after spending three hundred years in an Egyptian museum. The sarcophagus and its well-preserved mummy are being studied by Professor Kessling (A Bell from Hell's Alfredo Mayo) and his mistress/research assistant Sylvia (Léon again). As a dotty dowager's Tarot cards foretell an uninvited guest aboard the boat...


Climber (The) AKA L'ambizioso (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (19th May 2017)

L’ambizioso / The Climber (Pasquale Squitieri, 1975) Pasquale Squitieri’s 1975 crime picture L’ambizioso (released in the US as The Climber), constructed as a vehicle for former Andy Warhol superstar ‘Little’ Joe Dallesandro during his years in the wilderness of Italian cinema, was intended to form part of a loose trilogy of films that also included Squitieri’s I guappi (Blood Brothers, 1974) and Camorra (Gang War in Naples, 1974). Camorra and I guappi were relatively successful with audiences, but L’ambizioso was a ‘flop’. All three films in this loose trilogy could broadly be labelled examples of the poliziesco all’italiana (Italian-style police/crime film), sometimes referred to by English-speaking fans by the originally pejorative label polizi...


Phenomena AKA Creepers (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (17th May 2017)

Phenomena / Creepers (Dario Argento, 1985) An oddball mixture of thrilling all’italiana/giallo all’italiana (Italian-style thriller) and eccentric horror-fantasy elements, Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985) was first seen by most English-language viewers via its heavily abbreviated export cut entitled Creepers. This edit of the film lost almost half an hour of footage, including both moments of violence and narrative footage; the edits condensed the film’s narrative, foregrounding its strange setpieces and thereby amplifying the film’s jarring shifts in tone and approach to its subject matter. As a result, the film was held in relatively low regard even by Argento fans, often cited as a symbol of the director’s perceived ‘decline’ during the 1980s. The jarring use of Iron Maiden’s ‘Flash of the Blade’ in a couple of sequences, including once in a sequence that would normally be underscored by mournful music (Argento’s fi...


Phantasm AKA Never Dead (The) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th May 2017)

Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition (Don Coscarelli/David Hartman, 1979-2016) Released in 1979, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm was an independent horror picture that fused horror with the paradigms of science fiction/fantasy cinema. An independent film, Phantasm was a commercial success and spawned an avowed cult following that persisted throughout the film’s four sequels. The series’ iconic character is the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm; a creature from another dimension inhabiting the body of 19th Century field surgeon Jebediah Morningside, the Tall Man has become one of the most iconic horror film monsters of the late Twentieth Century. Coscarelli wrote and directed the first four entries in the series, also producing Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993) and


Phantasm II AKA Phantasm 2 (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th May 2017)

Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition (Don Coscarelli/David Hartman, 1979-2016) Released in 1979, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm was an independent horror picture that fused horror with the paradigms of science fiction/fantasy cinema. An independent film, Phantasm was a commercial success and spawned an avowed cult following that persisted throughout the film’s four sequels. The series’ iconic character is the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm; a creature from another dimension inhabiting the body of 19th Century field surgeon Jebediah Morningside, the Tall Man has become one of the most iconic horror film monsters of the late Twentieth Century. Coscarelli wrote and directed the first four entries in the series, also producing Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993) and


Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th May 2017)

Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition (Don Coscarelli/David Hartman, 1979-2016) Released in 1979, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm was an independent horror picture that fused horror with the paradigms of science fiction/fantasy cinema. An independent film, Phantasm was a commercial success and spawned an avowed cult following that persisted throughout the film’s four sequels. The series’ iconic character is the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm; a creature from another dimension inhabiting the body of 19th Century field surgeon Jebediah Morningside, the Tall Man has become one of the most iconic horror film monsters of the late Twentieth Century. Coscarelli wrote and directed the first four entries in the series, also producing Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993) and


Phantasm IV: Oblivion AKA Phantasm: OblIVion (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th May 2017)

Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition (Don Coscarelli/David Hartman, 1979-2016) Released in 1979, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm was an independent horror picture that fused horror with the paradigms of science fiction/fantasy cinema. An independent film, Phantasm was a commercial success and spawned an avowed cult following that persisted throughout the film’s four sequels. The series’ iconic character is the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm; a creature from another dimension inhabiting the body of 19th Century field surgeon Jebediah Morningside, the Tall Man has become one of the most iconic horror film monsters of the late Twentieth Century. Coscarelli wrote and directed the first four entries in the series, also producing Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993) and


Phantasm: Ravager AKA Phantasm V: RaVager (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th May 2017)

Phantasm 1-5: Limited Edition (Don Coscarelli/David Hartman, 1979-2016) Released in 1979, Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm was an independent horror picture that fused horror with the paradigms of science fiction/fantasy cinema. An independent film, Phantasm was a commercial success and spawned an avowed cult following that persisted throughout the film’s four sequels. The series’ iconic character is the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm; a creature from another dimension inhabiting the body of 19th Century field surgeon Jebediah Morningside, the Tall Man has become one of the most iconic horror film monsters of the late Twentieth Century. Coscarelli wrote and directed the first four entries in the series, also producing Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993) and


Teenage Kicks by James-Masaki Ryan (15th May 2017)

“Teenage Kicks” (2016) Mik (played by Miles Szanto) is a teenager going through an extremely rough time in life. His older brother Tomi (played by Nadim Kobeissi) is killed in a bike accident and Mik feels the blame as it happened during a chase. The family’s loss of Tomi puts pressure on everyone. Tomi’s fiancée Annuska (played by Shari Sebbens) is pregnant and now is not sure where she fits in with the family. Their mother feels lost without her older son. The only person who can console Mik and make him think positively is his best friend Dan (played by Daniel Webber), but their relationship starts becoming complicated. Dan’s mind is on girls and when he starts a relationship with Phaedra (played by Charlotte Best), Mik starts feeling left behind. While Dan is preoccupied with his girlfriend, Mik is having the opposite thoughts. He has never had a sexual relationship but starts thinking more about men. He has not identified himself...


Detour by Eric Cotenas (14th May 2017)

Straight-laced law student Harper (The Tree of Life's Tye Sheridan) hates his stepfather Vincent (True Blood's Stephen Moyer) who he believes is responsible for the drunk-driving accident that put his mother (who was apparently the driver) in the hospital on life-support. Vincent has not been to the hospital to visit his wife and is planning a business trip to Las Vegas on the morning when they are to learn whether she will remain on life support. Getting drunk after class at a dive bar, Harper ends up spilling his story to two-bit criminal Johnny Ray (The Place Beyond the Pines' Emory Cohen). He asks Johnny how much he would charge (hypothetically) to teach his stepfather a lesson. When Johnny turns up on his doorstep the next morning with his prostitute girlfriend Cherry (


Blackenstein by Eric Cotenas (13th May 2017)

When her fiancé Eddie (Joe De Sue) loses both of his arms and legs to a landmine in Vietnam, physicist Dr. Winifred Walker (Ivory Stone) travels to Los Angeles to work for her Nobel-winning mentor Dr. Stein (The Lone Ranger's John Hart) in the hopes that he can help Eddie with his experimental all-purpose DNA serum. Stein has already used the serum to fuse the detached leg of patient Bruno (The Devil's Daughter's Nick Bolin) and restored ninety-nine year old Eleanor's (The Beast With Five Fingers's Andrea King) looks to middle age. Despite some instability with the drug – which has caused an adverse RNA reaction that has turned Bruno's other leg into a primordial throwback – Stein bel...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
La rupture by James-Masaki Ryan (7th May 2017)

"La rupture" AKA "The Breach" (1970) Helene Regnier’s husband Charles injures their son Michel in a psychotic rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son’s condition and vow to win custody of Michel. Thwarted by the courts, they hire a seedy penniless operative Paul to destroy her reputation. He moves into her rooming house and begins to insinuate himself into her life, hatching darker and more convoluted plots to implicate Helene. A harrowing thriller from France's master of suspense, "La rupture" ranks among Claude Chabrol's finest works. "La rupture" was director Claude Chabrol's 19th feature and made during his golden age of critical acclaim. Starring his then wife Stéphane Audran in the role of the tormented Helene, she gives an excellent performance on the physically and mentally shocked wife. Also starring Jean-Claude Drouot and Jean-Pierre Cassel, and based off the novel by


Chosen by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Chosen" (2016) An epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1944 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. An unassuming recently widowed Hungarian barrister leads an inspirational fight back against the increasingly desperate and dangerous Nazis in the dying embers of the war. With a combination of daring, courage and audacity he turns a struggle to survive into something far more consequential - a way to avenge the deaths of his people by saving thousands of others. Based on true events, "Chosen" is a harrowing account of the Hungarian lawyer Sunsun (played by Luke Mably) who loses his wife to cancer, loses his home and freedom to the Nazi regime during World War II. Also starring Ana Ularu and Harvey Keitel, directed by Jasmin Dizdar, the film is an emotional draw yet it has some minor issues . The flashback storytelling, the underdeveloped supporting characters, and the slightly lack...


Les biches by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Les biches" AKA "The Does" (1968) Directed by Claude Chabrol, "Les biches" is a landmark in film history: its theme of bisexuality and upper-class decadence is surpassed only by its cool precision of cinematic style and exceptionally subtle performances. Socialite Frederique (Stephane Audran) encounters young student Why (Jacqueline Sassard) on the streets of Paris, seduces her and whisks her off to spend winter with the chic crowd of St. Tropez. When architect Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) meets Why, he too charms her and comes between the two lovers. Frederiqe then seduces Paul out of jealousy, but finds herself feeling real love. Paul and Frederique invite Why to live together with them, resulting in a ménage a trios beset by jealousy, madness, and ultimately, murder. "Les biches" was Chabrol's 15th film in a 10 year span, and was seen as an artistic comeback after a series of underwhelming works. Not a large commercial success, but "Les biches" w...


Broadchurch: Series 3 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th April 2017)

Three years have passed in a town that will never forget; but times change. The local newspaper, once the backbone of Broadchurch, is about to be closed down. And DI Alec Hardy with DS Ellie Miller are about to explore a case that reopens old wounds and divides the town in ways they could never have predicted. Hardy and Miller are called on to investigate the brutal sexual assault of a local woman, Trish Winterman. The crime scene points to a party attended by close to a hundred people. But not a casual assault the act appears premeditated. What dark secrets still lie buried in a town that has been so closely examined? And how will unresolved issues around the death of young Danny Latimer finally be settled? These answers lie in Broadchurch: The Final Chapter....


Brothers (The): Series 5 (TV) by Rick Curzon (20th April 2017)

The fifth season of the classic BBC One Sunday soap sees the Hammond clan in deep public and private turmoil. As David (Robin Chadwick) comes to terms with his wife s death and Brian (Richard Easton) reels from the reverberations of his divorce, Edward (Patrick O'Connell) is in constant battle with scheming banker Paul Merroney (Colin Baker) about the direction of the family haulage firm. Edward finally ties the knot with Jennifer (Jennifer Kingsley), who has seemingly won over her new mother-in-law Mary (Jean Anderson), and with all eyes on the wedding, Merroney manipulates a bid for the ailing company. But he hasn't reckoned on a counter-bid from tough-talking air freight chief Jane Maxwell (Kate O Mara). As Merroney woos a rich Lebanese backer, the brothers plot to oust him from the firm altogether, but as always he's a tricky man to outfox....


Experiment in Terror by Samuel Scott (16th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Terror stalks a beautiful bank teller in this classic thriller from Blade Edwards. Glenn Ford plays the dedicated F.B.I. agent, John Ripley, who fights to protect Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) from a ruthless killer. Unless his plans to rob the bank succeed, the unseen assailant (Ross Martin) - identifiable only by his asthmatic breathing - threatens to murder Kelly and her teenage sister, Toby (Stephanie Powers). To save the two terrorised sisters, the F.B.I. sets up an elaborate trap using Kelly as a decoy, but the killer gets away. Nerve-racking suspense builds as Kelly, now panic-stricken, continues to act as bait long enough to let the Feds trap the killer. Unless they act quickly, the woman in distress will become the casualty of a deadly EXPERIMENT IN TERROR!...


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid by Samuel Scott (11th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Laugh... or I'll blow your lips off! As the private eye of private eyes, Steve Martin is Rigby Reardon. He’s tough, rough and ready to take anything when Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) appears on the scene with a case: her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheese-maker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a rat and follows a complex maze of clues that lead to the “Carlotta Lists’. With a little help from his “friends”, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Laughton, etc, Reardon gets his man. An exciting, action-packed film the way 40s’ films used to be!...


Swiss Army Man by Samuel Scott (9th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Bursting with limitless creativity, SWISS ARMY MAN goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. SWISS ARMY MAN creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humour and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, SWISS ARMY MAN is a cultural phenomenon in the making -- a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced...


Bird on a Wire by Samuel Scott (4th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn team up in this non-stop-action comedy directed by John Badham. Hiding under the FBI Witness Protection Program, Rick Jarmin (Gibson) gets nervous when old flame Marianne Graves (Hawn) recognises him. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail (David Carradine) is released and comes to pay his respects. Rick and Marianne find themselves thrown together on an exhilarating cross-country scramble, barely evading the gangsters, police and an amorous veterinarian (Joan Severance). Their whirlwind travels eventually lead to an unforgettable climax in an elaborate zoo exhibit. A rare rollercoaster of a movie which will keep you on the edge of your seat....


Front (The) by Samuel Scott (3rd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers aren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians aren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953....


Big Heat (The) by Samuel Scott (2nd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** A HARD COP AND A SOFT DAME… IN A BRASS-KNUCKLE THRILLER! Fritz Lang’s iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin....


Mum's List by Samuel Scott (18th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** One of the most memorable, uplifting and beautiful stories of recent years, MUM’S LIST is a romance for all ages. Now a feature film, the true story of a profound, unstoppable and undying love is based on the best-selling book by St John (Singe) Greene, published by Penguin Books in the United Kingdom in 2012. Written and directed by Niall Johnson (“White Noise”; ”Keeping Mum”), it is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone....


Shackleton (TV) by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

A gripping four-part drama about the great explorer s epic Antarctic expeditions, based on Shackleton s own journals. Having had a taste of Antarctic adventure on Captain Scott s failed 1901 bid to reach the South Pole, seven years later Ernest Shackleton (David Schofield) leads his own expedition. Agonisingly close to reaching the Pole, the men have to pull back in an appalling blizzard to reach their ship before the advancing ice cuts off the passage home. By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian s wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Shackleton and his trusted deputy Frank Wild (David Rodigan) set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance, with the aim of crossing the icy continent from sea to sea. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean. Once they hit land, the fastest way to reach help on the other side of the island will be to improvise a route across the treacherous mountain interior. With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makes...


Snowden by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

From three-time Oscar-winner, Oliver Stone, SNOWDEN is a riveting personal look at one of the most polarising figures of the 21st century, the man responsible for what has been described as the most far-reaching security breach in U.S. intelligence history. Snowden opens the door on the untold story of Edward Snowden, examining the forces that turned a conservative young patriot eager to serve his country into a historic whistle-blower and posing provocative questions about which liberties we are willing to give up in order for our government to protect us....


Pet by Samuel Scott (9th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own. Helmed by Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan) and Jennette McCurdy (Between, Sam & Cat), Pet is a dark and disturbing love story asking how much you could sacrifice in the name of love?...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8 by James-Masaki Ryan (26th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8” (2013-2014) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


Last Detail (The) by Samuel Scott (23rd February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** "No *#@!!* Navy's going to give some poor *!!@ kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of his *#@!!* life." When Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young) are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north......


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7 by James-Masaki Ryan (23rd February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7” (2012) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6 by James-Masaki Ryan (19th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6” (2011-2012) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5 by James-Masaki Ryan (17th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5” (2010) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3” (2008) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4” (2009) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


Apple Tree Yard (The) (TV) by Rick Curzon (14th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Emily Watson stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down however, when a chance meeting with alluring stranger Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) leads to a passionate affair. Despite her best attempts to keep her home life and career separate from her affair, Yvonne begins to lose control as a series of bad decisions soon leave her facing a court trial....


Bunny Lake Is Missing by Samuel Scott (13th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Definitely – no clues! In this suspense film even one clue might tell all! THE SEARCH FOR 'BUNNY LAKE’ IS ON! When Ann Lake (Carol Lynley) arrives to collect her four-year-old daughter, Bunny, from nursery, she is told that no child of that name is enrolled there. Superintendent Newhouse (Lawrence Olivier) is assigned to the case, and before long a number of people are under suspicion, including the child's protective uncle (Keir Dullea), the Lake's eccentric landlord (Noël Coward) and the school's eccentric ex-headmistress (Martita Hunt). However, when he learns that no-one has actually ever seen the child, Newhouse begins to suspect that the young woman may be unbalanced....


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (13th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 1” (2004-2006) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


The Angry Video Game Nerd; Season 2 by James-Masaki Ryan (13th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 2” (2007) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


Shadow of the Noose: The Complete Series (TV) by Rick Curzon (13th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Directed by BAFTA-winner Matthew Robinson (Byker Grove / Eastenders) and Sebastian Graham Jones (Mystery!: Cadfael), Shadow of the Noose tells the true story of the career and personal life of "The Great Defender" Sir Edward Marshall Hall. He was London's most celebrated barrister and the first world-famous legal celebrity, whose gripping cases consistently made news headlines and drew crowds in to the public gallery of the Old Bailey during the late Victorian era and early Edwardian era. Jonathan Hyde (Titanic) brings Marshall Hall’s style and personality to life on screen in an outstanding performance. Marshall Hall was known for his theatrics as he argued his cases with gusto and determination, keeping the Court audience on the edge of their seat, particularly at a time when a guilty verdict meant facing the rope. Throughout the series, which is based on true cases, Marshall Hall tackles a variety of seemingly impossible and controversial cases, and defends a colourful array of characters. Whether championing a lowly German pro...


Anderson Tapes (The) by Samuel Scott (8th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Someone is listening... Someone is watching... As the crime of the century unreels! When Duke Anderson (Connery) is released from prison after serving ten years for taking the rap for a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honour and gets the funds he needs to bankroll an ambitious robbery. Planning to ransack a exclusive East Side New York Apartment building, he rounds up a gang of top-flight thieves, and proceeds to carry out his caper unaware that he is being taped....


New Centurions (The) AKA Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police by Chris Gould (1st February 2017)

* Note - The following review references not having the booklet to hand. We have now received the booklet from Powerhouse and the review will be updated very soon. ***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Richard Fleischer's gritty and fateful portrait of LA cops adapted from Joseph Wambaugh's autobiographical best-seller, is anchored by superb performances from George C. Scott as a world-weary older cop who quietly fears becoming obsolete, and Stacy Keach as the young rookie he takes under his wing....


Greenberg by Samuel Scott (30th January 2017)

***This is a technical review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** He's got a lot on his mind. Roger Greenberg (Stiller) is single, fortyish and deliberately doing nothing. In search of a place to restart his life, he agrees to housesit for his brother in LA and tries to reconnect with his former bandmate (Rhys Ifans) and ex-girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh). But his old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself forging a connection with his brother's personal assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig). Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg comes to realise that he may at last have found a reason to be happy....


Vampires AKA John Carpenter's Vampires by Chris Gould (29th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** James Woods leads a band of ruthless vampire hunters in a blood-soaked battle against the undead. Also starring Sheryl Lee, Daniel Baldwin and Maximillian Schell, Carpenter crafts a tense, brutal and action-packed horror/western crossover....


Ghosts of Mars by Chris Gould (25th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** John Carpenter blends horror and sci-fi in this action adventure set on Mars in the year 2176 as Martian police battle supernatural forces unleashed by a deep mining facility....


100 Streets by Samuel Scott (24th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets. Directed by Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Jim O’Hanlon, 100 STREETS is a layered and gripping drama, with an original screenplay by Leon F Butler. It takes a compelling look at the vibrant and complicated life of a group of individuals in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. 100 STREETS intersect the film’s setting. Chelsea is just down the road from high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts with the day-to-day grind. It’s in these streets that the characters face major choices and fundamental change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their paths through life - through those hundred streets....


Brothers (The): Series 4 (TV) by Rick Curzon (22nd January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Financial shenanigans, ill health and industrial action all threaten the Hammonds family business in the fourth series of BBC One s classic Sunday night drama. When matriarch Mary (Jean Anderson) suffers another heart attack, the family rallies round and Edward (Patrick O Connell) decides to keep quiet about his impending marriage to his father s former mistress Jennifer (Jennifer Kingsley). After rapid expansion, moves are afoot for the Hammonds to go public. Brian (Richard Easton) has money man Martin Farrell (Murray Hayne) join the board, while Edward appoints ex-foreman Bill Riley (Derek Benfield) to help run the business. Farrell is alert to the firm s organisational weakness, while Riley is suspected of causing unrest among the workers about the new share issue. The company is floated at a time of deep tension, on the advice of slippery merchant banker Paul Merroney (Colin Baker), and Edward is left fighting for survival as chairman. Can he rely on the support of all the family?...


Young Pope (The) (TV) by Samuel Scott (10th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** His religion is revolution. Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naive, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself....


Happy Birthday to Me by Samuel Scott (5th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see. Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are being ruthlessly murdered one by one. But will she be the next victim or is she the killer? Director J. Lee Thompson's classic shocker was made during the period before the horror genre drenched itself in irony and self-reflexivity, and instead revels in the effective staging of the terrifying set-pieces which drive it towards its climax. Pray you're not invited....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 1 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 8 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 7 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 6 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....