Slaughterhouse Five (1972) - Blu-ray review

CoverBilly Pilgrim is captured during the Battle of the Bulge and is eventually transported to the supposed safe city of Dresden, in time for the allies to fire bomb the city killing more than twenty-five thousand people. Billy has become "unstuck" in time and so travels backwards and forwards in his own timeline. Near the end of his life he is abducted and placed in an alien zoo on Tralfamadore. Here Billy learns that the Tralfamadorians have a very different idea of time and free will, surprised that in all the planets that they have visited only Earth has this concept... [click here...]

 

 

Nex Machina (PS4) - Game review

CoverTraveling through a diverse alternate universe where robots have taken over and humans have an unhealthy symbiosis with their screened devices, in Nex Machina you start in a "Techno Forest" and then make your way through an ever-increasing robot infestation as you attempt to save humanity... [click here...]

 

Wonder Woman - Movie review

CoverIt’s no secret that WW has resonated with women worldwide, the box office and press have made that clear but why? On the most basic level it’s great to have an action film that doesn’t assume that women would never watch it, or that they’ll only watch it if there’s a love story. Studios thought that there would be no female audience for comic book movies and that male cinema goers wouldn’t want to see a film with a female lead... so Wonder Woman waited on Themyscira whilst Batman after Batman danced with devil in the pale moonlight... [click here...]

 

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story - DVD

CoverOnce upon a time, Jack and the Beanstalk was a fairy tale, but for Jonathan William Hapsburg Robinson (Jack, for short) it’s a part of history - a giant secret buried in the Robinson family closet for centuries. In order to undo the ancient family curse, Jack must return to a different place and time, to a fantastic world where fairy tales come true. Here a handful of beans really can produce magic, a goose really can lay a golden egg and a beanstalk does indeed reach into the heavens where an immortal giant lives, breathes and swears vengeance for all eternity... [click here...]

 

The Town of Light (PS4) - Game review

CoverPlay through the eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is searching for answers to the many questions from her past, whilst exploring the place where she spent most of her youth. Guide Renée through a dark and emotional journey where the lines between entertainment, storytelling and reality blur. Based on extensive research and inspired by real events, The Town of Light is a first-person psychological story adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, based in Tuscany, Italy... [click here...]

 

James McQuaide (Underworld 5) - Interview

CoverJames McQuaide acted as executive producer and visual effects (VFX) supervisor on the fifth Underworld movie, Blood Wars. It's a franchise he's been involved with from the first movie back in 2003. Outside of Underworld he was the VFX for movies including The Age of Adaline (2015), as well as executive producer and VFX producer on The Vatican Tapes (2015) and I, Frankenstein (2014). Darren Rea spoke with him about the use of VFX in the latest Underworld film... [click here...]

 

Crossout (PS4) - Game review

CoverCrossout is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, based in the post-apocalyptic world of 2047, where the globe has fallen into barbarism and the time of the faction has arrived. Upon the ruined earth the factions fight a technological battle for supremacy. Their choice of weapon is a myriad of different vehicles... [click here...]

 

The Alien & Predator Figurine Collection

CoverFans of the Aliens and Predator movies, who also have a fondness for scale models will be in heaven with the latest promotion from Eaglemoss. The Alien & Predator Figurine Collection acts as a subscription service where you pay £9.99 to start your collection, whereby you receive the Alien Xenomorph model. Then every month you pay £21.97 (£17.99 + £3.99 P&P) to receive another two figures... [click here...]

 

The War of the Worlds (Folio Society Hardback)

CoverA peaceful night in Surrey is shattered when what is thought to be a meteor crashes into Horsell Common. Curious villagers approach the strange cylindrical object, only to be incinerated by a Martian heat-ray. Soon the invaders are sending out their terrible ‘tripods’, causing devastation throughout England as ‘intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic’ gradually seek to eradicate the human race. Spawning an infamous radio play that convinced listeners a real alien invasion was in progress, a musical, several films, a television series and countless literary spin-offs, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most significant and influential works of science fiction... [click here...]

 

The Resident (aka The Sublet) - DVD review

CoverA young couple and their baby move into an apartment complex. With her partner working much of the time, Joanna is left alone with the baby. Her own depression and paranoia are exacerbated by a series of strange occurrences. Heavy knocking sounds from the walls at various times of the day; federal agents force their way in to interrogate her about her supposed disappearance, only to mysteriously vanish themselves; Joanna becomes convinced that her partner is having an affair with a work colleague who is also his ex; the baby will only sleep in a locked room which contains a cot; and a strange woman watches the apartment. Nothing seems to make sense until she finds an old diary. But will it help her prevent history repeating itself...? [click here...]