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‘The Walking Dead: 5×01 – No Sanctuary’ Review

1 hour ago

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Chad Coleman, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Christian Serratos, Michael Cudlitz, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Andrew J. West | Created by Robert Kirkman

Everyone’s favourite zombie comic book based TV series is back and starts when we left off at season 4, with Rick and company locked inside a railcar. Before long they’re dragged out into a warehouse where two Terminus workers are butchering a body for meat, revealing the cannibalistic nature of the residents. As the workers begin executing the prisoners, Gareth, the leader, questions Rick about the bag he hid in the woods and threatens Bob until he gets what he wants. Soon after though, a huge explosion and some gunfire goes off, giving Rick the chance he needs to start his escape.

Meanwhile, Carol, Tyreese and Judith find a Terminus ally called Martin after hiding from some walkers. »

- Nicky Johnson

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First Look: Spider-Woman #1

14 hours ago

This November, launching directly out of Spider-Verse comes a brand-new ongoing series starring the original Spider-Woman… Here’s your first look at Spider-Woman #1, the new ongoing series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Dennis Hopeless and Greg Land.

Jessica Drew has been many things – agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., agent of S.W.O.R.D., Avenger and so much more. She’s a hero to her very core, but nothing could prepare her for the multidimensional insanity of Spider-Verse! War has come to anyone with spider powers and they’re being picked off one by one. The supremely powerful Morlun and his twisted family will stop at nothing to eliminate every Spider-Man and every Spider-Woman in every universe.

The key to their survival may rest in the hands of Silk, the newest spider on the block, who’s on the run for her life! Who »

- Phil Wheat

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‘WWE: John Cena’s Greatest Rivalries’ Review

16 hours ago

For the first time ever, relive all the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy. From his early confrontations with Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho, to career-defining battles with Shawn Michael, Jbl and Triple H, to his most recent conflicts with Batista, Randy Orton, and The Rock. Experience all of John Cena’s greatest rivalries in this definitive collection and witness the evolution of John Cena into one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time.

John Cena has been the face of WWE for the last decade, and in that time he has been involved in feuds and rivalries with some of the biggest and best names in the history of WWE. Now, not everyone who Cena has feuded with could be in this set, that would just be too long of a product to sit through, but the main ones are here, »

- Chris Cummings

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Interview: Daniel Radcliffe talks ‘Horns’

18 hours ago

From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes Horns, a supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer…

In this interview for Nerdly, film correspondent James Kleinmann asks Daniel Radcliffe (who plays Ig Perrish in the film) what his initial reaction was when he read the screenplay for Horns.

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- Phil Wheat

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‘Fury’ Review

19 hours ago

Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg, Scott Eastwood, Laurence Spellman, Daniel Betts | Written and Directed by David Ayers

After End of Watch and now Fury writer/director David Ayer has shown a knack for depicting the bond that forms between people when they face death on an endless basis. Fury  falls in line with similar World War II films, like Saving Private Ryan, that do not shy away from the inhuman brutality of war. Fury will fully engage audiences with its intense battle sequences and solid performances, but what it lacks is a consistent thematic message. The weight it builds becomes cheapen as it enters into an over simplification of the glory of war.

When the film begins it appears as if Ayer is content on illustrating the futile »

- Dan Clark

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‘The Smoke’ DVD Review

20 hours ago

Stars: Matt Di Angelo, Lili Bordán, Stephen Marcus, Darren Ripley, Velibor Topic, Christian Brassington, Anna Passey, Jeff Leach, Lindsay Armaou, Alan Ford | Written by Darren Ripley | Directed by Ben Pickering

The modern British gangster movies are strange beasts, and I admit I do have a weakness for them. With acting that is often questionable and stories that tend to be on the sillier side of crime thrillers they have a charm that can even survive a Danny Dyer starring role (that was a joke, don’t bite my head off). The Smoke, to be fair, only takes a gentle stroll into the British gangster movie style, though it does feature some actors that you’ve seen in them before, and more bizarrely more than its fair share of soap stars too.

When city lawyer Brad Walker (Matt Di’Angelo) finds himself fired and dumped by his girlfriend it’s fair »

- Paul Metcalf

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The Scream Cast – Episode 33: The Canal / Curtains

20 hours ago

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode Usually sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are tackling something a little different…

This week Ryan Turek returns to help the guys discuss The Canal (2014) and the Synapse Blu-ray release of 1983 slasher, Curtains.

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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- Phil Wheat

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Talking In Circles: Episode 40 – Super Hero Overload

23 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.

This week we are overloaded with super heroes! We discuss all the craziness currently going on in the world of superheroes, get into The Flash pilot, and even revisit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. We ask if it is worth revisiting, and the answer might surprise you. Dan has also watched a crazy documentary you need to hear about to believe and Greg has received another loot create full of fear. A lot to talk about this week and a lot of fun in store.

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here »

- Phil Wheat

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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 1′ Review

21 October 2014 4:59 AM, PDT

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

For the last couple of years, American Horror Story has been one of the most frequently recommended TV shows from my friends, and like most TV trends I blissfully ignored it so I can sink yet more time into Civilisation V and nuking Ghandi because, well, it’s Ghandi. Eventually though it got enough of my attention through the power of the internet and I decided to give this season a try.

Two hours later and I’ve watched the first two still unreleased episodes of season 4 (I love reviewing things, I really do) and you better believe I’m watching the rest. Episode two’s review will follow, but I honestly couldn’t wait to write about episode one. »

- Nicky Johnson

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Competition: Win ‘The Exorcist’ on Blu-ray!

20 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT

When The Exorcist was first released in 1974, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums.

Out now on Blu-ray, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1wMy01f

The Exorcist © 1973 Renewed © 2001, The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut © 2000 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and William Peter Blatty . The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist © 1998 BBC. Package Design »

- Phil Wheat

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First Look: Return of the Living Deadpool #1

20 October 2014 2:27 PM, PDT

Announced at Nycc, prepare for an undead epic like you’ve never seen before in Return of the Living Deadpool #1 – the follow up to last year’s smash hit limited-series Night of the Living Deadpool! Fan-favorite writer Cullen Bunn and newcomer artist Nik Virella take you to a world overrun by undead Deadpools!

To “cure” the horror of a zombie outbreak, the Merc With a Mouth used his own healing factor to save the day. Any zombie that ate Deadpool transformed…into another Deadpool!

“So there are thousands of Deadpools, all of them originating from the one and only Wade Wilson,” says Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “Every time a zombie takes a bite out of one of these Deadpools, the zombie becomes Deadpool. But the ‘copy’ is degrading from rebirth to rebirth. You know how Deadpool has numerous personalities? Well, these newly created Deadpools start to latch »

- Phil Wheat

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Mondo Squallido – Episode 57: Winter Heat

20 October 2014 11:19 AM, PDT

This time round on Mondo Squallido we are looking at another title recently released by the guys over at Vinegar Syndrome. The title in question is Winter Heat a home invasion sleaziest starring the king himself, Jamie Gillis. How will this film stand up to other examples of the genre? Who knows! All I can say is, lock up your doors, sit by the fire and get yourself a nice bowl of oatmeal!

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- Mondo Squallido

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Interview: Catherine Annette, star of Fred Olen Ray’s ‘After Midnight’

20 October 2014 9:14 AM, PDT

Screen siren Tawny Kitaen returns to our screens on the hunt for a killer in After Midnight, the latest film from renowned filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (the man behind one of my favourite horror B-movies, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers). When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister Constance (Catherine Annette – Silent But Deadly), a TV newscaster, goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she quickly realizes that everyone is a suspect and that other dancers are being targeted. She must work fast to find the killer to seek her revenge before she becomes the next target.

After Midnight debuts via VOD on October 28th from Phase 4 Films, in anticipation of it’s release we chatted to star Catherine Annette about her role and working with Fred Olen Ray and Tawny Kitaen

What was it that attracted you to the film, Catherine? »

- Phil Wheat

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‘The Kill Screen #2: Cascade’ Review

20 October 2014 5:57 AM, PDT

Written by Mike Garley | Art by Josh Sherwell | Lettering by Mike Stock | Format: Paperback, 32pp

Humanity has reached its Kill Screen. Now only the strongest will survive as computer errors transcend from the digital world into our own, destroying everything in their way. Set two years after the ‘Kill Screen’ event, Humanity is left on the brink of extinction leaving the remaining survivors caught in a deadly 8-bit fight for survival. No one knows what caused the computer errors and technological faults to infect our world, but with a wide range of different dangers, threatening the lives of the survivors on a daily basis, no one cares. Surviving is all that matters.

If you caught my review of the first issue of The Kill Screen, you’ll know I thought it was a really interesting story mixing up the computerised and the real and I was very impressed by the »

- Richard Axtell

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Competition: Win the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

20 October 2014 1:08 AM, PDT

In recognition of the most influential filmmaker of our time, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures International Entertainment are giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a collection of eight of his unforgettable films on Blu-ray™!

For the first time ever a collection of eight memorable films from three-time Academy Award® winner, Steven Spielberg, has been put together in the form of the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection which is Out Now. Don’t miss your chance to win this amazing collection.

Steven Spielberg’s distinguished career on the Universal backlot dates back more than 40 years. During this time Spielberg has directed an unprecedented number of critically-acclaimed films and box office hits, resulting in his status as one of most acclaimed directors in cinematic history.

The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases a range of his outstanding movies, which he made for Universal. His debut film Duel, has been digitally re-mastered and restored, »

- Phil Wheat

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