In Review: White House Down on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 23 January 2014

In a nutshell; Roland Emmerich goes at the White House AGAIN, only this time Jamie Foxx is President and Channing Tatum runs around in a fashionably smudged white vest dodging machine gun fire and rocket launchers. It’s actually quite good.

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In Review: The Great Beauty on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 22 January 2014

James Joyce was no fan of Italy’s capital. He referred to the city as a place which earned its daily bread from exhibiting the corpse of a great-grandmother to a constant stream of wealthy tourists. Rome, indeed like all capitals, can mean different things to different artists (foreigner or local). Joyce, working long hours in […]

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Film4 FrightFest Glasgow Line-up Announced

by Martyn Conterio 22 January 2014

Film4 FrightFest Glasgow have announced the line-up for this year’s festival up in Scotland’s second city. Across four days (Thur 27th Feb to 2nd March), horror hounds will be treated to a choice selection of new flicks including eight world, European and UK premieres.

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In Review: Kiss of the Damned on DVD

by Mairéad Roche 21 January 2014

Vampire Djuna (Joséphine De La Baume) is shaken out of her reclusive existence at a suitably gothic-looking lakeside mansion by the thunderbolt strike of love-at-first-sight when she meets Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia) one day at the locale video store. All’s well until the arrival of Djuna’s sister, Mimi (Roxane Mesquida).

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In Review: Il Bidone (1955) on Blu-ray

by Mark Searby 17 January 2014

Legendary Italian director Federico Fellini released Il Bidone a year after his masterpiece La Strada, the former still in keeping with his neo-realist filmmaking but focused on a more political standpoint.

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In Review: The Frozen Ground on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 16 January 2014

Based on a true story of a killer, his prey and a dedicated law-man in 1980s wintry Alaska, The Frozen Ground stars Nicholas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack in some predictable and some not so predictable roles. The film may rely heavily on the acting skills of Hudgens and the unusually-cast Cusack to relieve […]

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BAFTA EE Rising Star Award 2014: The Contenders

by Amanda Keats 16 January 2014

The five actors shortlisted for the 2014 EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs have been announced, the list providing one of the most diverse and impressive ranges of talent in the award’s history. So who gets your vote?

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Horror Channel To Air Hammer Double Bills

by Martyn Conterio 15 January 2014

Get your Hammer Horror on in February with a series of Hammer Films classics screened in the ‘double bill’ format. Horror Channel will be celebrating the notorious crimes and terror plagues of Count Dracula, Frankstein and his monsters, The Mummy and mad satanists in a weekly, month-long run of the British studio’s celebrated work.

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In Review: Computer Chess on Blu-ray

by Rob Keeling 15 January 2014

The latest film from director Andrew Bujalski is an eccentric, ultra lo-fi mockumentary centred on a tournament for computer chess enthusiasts. The competition aims to find the best computer chess programme with the victors also getting the chance to take on an as-yet unbeaten chess grandmaster. The attendees are all suitably socially awkward and the […]

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In Review: You’re Next on DVD

by Neil Sheppard 14 January 2014

Back in 2006, French film Ils (Them) tried to break the horror mould by telling the reportedly-true story of a happy couple in an isolated house being terrorised by anonymous home invaders in masks. This saved the film from having to give its killers a back story – they were just thrill-seeking psychopaths out for […]

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Win Riddick on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 13 January 2014

Action superstar Vin Diesel returns as Riddick in one of Hollywood’s most anticipated sequels. From killer to most wanted, Riddick’s story continues in this high octane action packed adventure that will blast viewers into space in an exceptional addition to one of the hottest sci-fi franchises around.

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