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The Man Who Haunted Himself DVD & Blu-Ray (1970) (DVD/Blu-ray review).

September 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Man Who Haunted Himself DVD & Blu-Ray (1970) (DVD/Blu-ray review).

Having watched ‘The Man Who Haunted Himself’ originally when it came to our cinema screens in 1970, I was intrigued to view it again. Even more than 40 years later, it’s a movie that stays in your memory and I can remember debating with friends as to what it was all about. Rather enigmatic, it’s […]

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Barbarian Days (2013) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Barbarian Days (2013) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

A fascinating look at a sub-culture that few knew existed, the (fanatic) fandom of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan (called ‘the Cimmerian’, ‘the Barbarian’, and ‘the Destroyer’.) With their amazing enthusiasm they have gone way beyond just being a club of fantasy fans. Director Damian Horan attends an annual fan gathering in Cross […]

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The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Final Programme (1973) (DVD review).

I watched this movie, ‘The Final Programme’, almost 40 years ago, in the spirit of the age in which it was released and intended, and I must say I wasn’t particularly enamoured with the translation of Michael Moorcock’s novel. The main character, Jerry Cornelius (Jon Finch), just isn’t the same as the author intended, so […]

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Devil Girl From Mars (1954) DVD.

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Devil Girl From Mars (1954) DVD.

It’s a journey back in time, way back to 1954, for this British B-movie, ‘Devil Girl From Mars’, and you might ask the question why it was dredged up from the depths of obscurity? Well, it has actually quite a lot going for it even though, to all intents and purposes, it’s a load of […]

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… hear the dragon’s rumble.

September 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… hear the dragon’s rumble.

Here’s the new trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – aka part II of the Hobbit film trilogy. There’s the lass from Lost as an elf and some rumble-tummy action on the part of Smaug. Nice.

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Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) (DVD review).

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) (DVD review).

The first of the new batch of ‘Star Trek’ made a very big benchmark for the second film, ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ to equal. After violating several Starfleet directives and inadvertently reported by Spock (actor Zachery Quinto) being too honest, Kirk (Chris Pine) is demoted to first officer and the Vulcan to another starship. During […]

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Last Days On Mars… meet the space zombies.

September 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Last Days On Mars… meet the space zombies.

Video: UK Exclusive: Last Days on Mars trailer Here’s a trailer for a new science fiction horror movie called Last Days On Mars, in which Martian bacteria cause a nasty outbreak of SPACE ZOMBIES in the first Martian colony. Oh dear, you have to watch out for those Martian bacteria, you know. Nasty stuff.

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Insidious: Chapter 2 by Frank Ochieng (film review).

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Insidious: Chapter 2  by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Well, the gang are all back for a second helping of manufactured lunacy in ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′: writer-director James Wan, screenwriter-supporting actor Leigh Whannell and, of course, the periled fictional family unit in the Lambert clan. As the sequel to 2010’s ‘Insidious’, the peek-a-boo plight of the Lamberts in ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ is once again […]

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Blue Caprice (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blue Caprice (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

‘Blue Caprice’ is a different kind of riveting horror movie of sorts. No, it does not feature the CGI visibility of hideous creatures out for random bloodthirsty vengeance. It does, however, showcase the invisible monster within the damaged human psyche that craves spontaneous carnage without any definitive rhyme or reason. In most over-the-top horror films […]

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Elysium (2013) by Mark R. Leeper (film review).

September 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Elysium (2013)  by Mark R. Leeper (film review).

In the mid-22nd century the earth has been reduced to desolation where most people live in poverty. Hanging above them is Elysium, a stylish satellite built for the country club set. Matt Damon plays Max, one of the oppressed commoners from the surface of the planet who finds he has to get to the pretty […]

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