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Anton van Beek  |  Feb 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, this latest spin-off sees Wolverine head off to Japan in a tale inspired by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's celebrated 1982 comic book series.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 04, 2014  |  0 comments

Purporting to be based on actual events, The Conjuring stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Set in 1971, the film follows the Warrens' attempts to help Roger and Carolyn Perron (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) and their five daughters, when their new home proves to be a locus for some terrifying supernatural activity.

Anton van Beek  |  Feb 02, 2014  |  0 comments

Actor Charles Laughton only once tried his hand at directing a film and its poor reception meant that he never attempted it again – probably one of the greatest tragedies in the history of film. The Night of The Hunter – a noirish tale of sex, death and money centring on a murderous reverend hunting for stolen money – is now regarded as one of the greatest American movies ever made, inspiring the likes of the Coen brothers, David Lynch and Terrence Malick with its dark themes and expressionist imagery.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 31, 2014  |  0 comments

Freddy Krueger. Michael Myers. Pinhead. Leatherface. Jason Voorhees. Chucky. The one thing that all of these modern horror icons have in common is that they've each managed to wrack up five (or more) sequels. But of them all, only Chucky has done so with a direct-to-video outing that not only matches the quality of the earlier films, but actually improves on many of them.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 29, 2014  |  0 comments

In many ways it's fitting that Robin Hardy and Anthony Schaffer's film about death and rebirth should itself have been reborn so many times.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 27, 2014  |  0 comments

Based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel of the same name, this epic action horror stars Brad Pitt as a former United Nations investigator tasked with travelling the globe in an attempt to find a cure for a zombie outbreak sweeping the planet.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 25, 2014  |  0 comments

It's been a decade since Richard B. Riddick took on the Necromonger's in David Twohy's bloated sequel to his earlier cult sci-fi hit Pitch Black. Against all the odds, Twohy and leading man Vin Diesel have made good on years of promises and have brought the character back to the bigscreen.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 22, 2014  |  0 comments

While the special celebratory episode of the BBC's hit sci-fi series is a resounding success, the same thing cannot be said of the Blu-ray itself. Our biggest complaint is that both the 2D and 3D versions have been converted from 1080i50 to 1080p24 for this release. While this was mandatory for the 3D version, the 2D incarnation should have been left as it was shot, due to the slowdown issues that result from the conversion process. Additionally, while this Blu-ray offers up a fair batch of extras (including The Last Day and The Night of the Doctor 'mini-sodes') it's not quite as comprehensive as fans might have hoped. Fingers-crossed that the BBC revisits it as part of the innevitable Series Eight boxset.

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 16, 2014  |  0 comments

'Bland' and 'cynical' aren't words we ever expected to find ourselves using when reviewing a Pixar film. But then we never imagined that the studio would release anything as crass and merchandise-motivated as this Cars spin-off. Still, this Blu-ray release is an absolute knock-out thanks to its dazzling AVC 1.78:1 1080p transfer and precision-engineered DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix. Best of all though is the inclusion of the award-winning Mickey Mouse short Croissant de triomphe in addition to all of the extras from the US release (which is a turn up for the books).

Anton van Beek  |  Jan 02, 2014  |  0 comments

The good, the bad and the ugly are all on display in these 15 episodes from the BBC's sci-fi smash – and we're not just talking about the freaky aliens the Doctor regularly encounters.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 30, 2013  |  0 comments

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors decide to set up home in an abandoned prison, but after crossing paths with 'The Governor' (David Morrissey), they soon learn that the living can be even more dangerous than the (un)dead…

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 28, 2013  |  0 comments

Armed with a map showing the locations of all of the known holes in the fabric of the universe, a group of disgruntled little people who used to work for the Supreme Being embark on an audacious scheme to rob their way through time. However, when one hole takes them through to the bedroom of an 11-year old boy, they find themselves with an unexpected extra member of their gang.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 26, 2013  |  0 comments

The year is 2077 and the Earth lies in ruins following an invasion by an alien force. While humanity managed to win the war, it came at the cost of our world. The only humans remaining on Earth are Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) and Vica Olsen (Andrea Riseborough), a two-person technical team tasked with overseeing robot drones. But when a vessel crashes to Earth containing a mysterious woman (Olga Kurylenko) who haunts his dreams, Harper begins to realise that all is not as it seems.

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 24, 2013  |  0 comments

Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (the late Paul Walker) and the rest of the Fast & Furious gang are brought back out of 'retirement' when Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) asks for their assistance in taking down a criminal mastermind with his own team of ace drivers. The kicker? One of those drivers appears to be Dom's believed-dead former lover Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).

Anton van Beek  |  Dec 22, 2013  |  0 comments

In the near future our world has become subject to invasions by gigantic alien monsters known as Kaiju. To combat them, the world's superpowers come together and develop the Jaegers, huge robotic mechs operated by a pair of mind-linked pilots. For a while it looked like humanity had succeeded in stemming the invasion – but that's when it all started to go horribly wrong…