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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Review

7 hours ago

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his car »

- Phil Wheat

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Glasgow Frightfest 2017: Chris Smith Interview

9 hours ago

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Detour at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of ‘film Noir’ and  his hatred of reality TV…

FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies Creep, Severance, Triangle, Black Death, except Get Santa obviously. Is this positioning an important part of the rollout process for you?

Firstly let me apologise for being away for so long and thank you for having me back. I wrote Get Santa because I’d just had a son and was feeling like I wanted to do something that he could watch in the next 15 years. I expected the film to take a year to come together but it ended up taking four years. My son was by that time old enough to come to the premiere with a few of his class mates.

Back to the question, Frightfest is extremely important, »

- Phil Wheat

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Graphic Novel Review: ‘Vikings – Godhead’

11 hours ago

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Staz Johnson | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Fc, 112pp

When you think about it vikings may be the world’s first antiheroes. They are these groups of savage men that are utterly fascinating due to their deep mythology, love of battlefield, and unusual moral code. So it is understandable their stories are still being told centuries later.  Vikings: Godhead is the first volume of the comic series based on the hit History Channel series Vikings. Despite its ties to that property it does hold well on its own merits. While fans of the series will certainly get more out of it than non-fans, those just simply looking for a thrilling Viking adventure will be able to enjoy despite the lack of background knowledge.

This first volume centers on two main stories. One focused on the character of Ragnar and his crew’s adventures in England, »

- Dan Clark

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‘What We Become’ DVD Review

13 hours ago

Stars: Mille Dinesen, Marie Hammer Boda, Ole Dupont, Troels Lyby, Mikael Birkkjær, Benjamin Engell, Therese Damsgaard, Ella Solgaard, Rita Angela, Diana Axelsen | Written and Directed by Bo Mikkelsen

The best zombie movies – and TV shows, in the case of The Walking Dead – understand that the most interesting thing about the arrival of flesh-eaters isn’t the monsters themselves, but rather the very human drama that they bring to the surface of any given situation. They were once us, and one wrong move can turn us into them, and if that’s not the recipe for a horror story loaded with all kinds of drama, I’m not sure what is. Though not nearly on the level of either George Romero’s classics or AMC’s hit series, Denmark’s very first zombie film at least seems to have some understanding of what makes them so good.

Written and directed by Bo Mikkelsen, »

- John Squires

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Talking in Circles: Episode 132 – We’re Back, Looking Forward

15 hours ago

Talking in Circles is a pop culture talk show/podcast where hosts Dan, Greg, and Chuck wax poetic about comic books, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else in geek culture. Come for the witty banter stay for the exciting games, hilarious skits, and “crazy but true” news stories.

We are back from a longer than expected break talking about what we are looking forward to most in 2017. Greg and Dan talk about what to look forward to in the world of movies, games, books, TV, and comics.

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here »

- Phil Wheat

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