PS3 Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Season One

PS3 Review: Tales of Monkey Island: Season One
Some minor issues and a comparatively weaker first couple of chapters keep the game from reaching the perfection of the beloved original games, but Telltale have still thoughtfully crafted a gaming experience that’s crammed with more fun and rewarding puzzles than you could shake a splintered peg leg...

PS3 Review: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

PS3 Review: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter is, without a doubt, the most wildly fun, immensely charming, wonderfully layered and addictively involving entry in the series yet...

Competition: Donnie Darko Blu-ray

Competition: Donnie Darko Blu-ray
To celebrate Metrodome Video’s upcoming UK release of Richard Kelly’s mind-bending time travel masterpiece Donnie Darko on Blu-ray, A Temporary Distraction have 3 copies to give away...

Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Film Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
It’s not without its flaws – the film’s heavy-handedness and lack of character development are unfortunate – but The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is still a visually stylish, incredibly absorbing and often chilling thriller with more depth and smarts than the average potboiler. With an...

Blu-Review: The Wolfman (2010)

Blu-Review: The Wolfman (2010)
With a production plagued by creative differences, an 11th hour switch of directors from Mark Romanek to Joe Johnston, rewrites, score changes and extensive re-editing, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the 2010 remake of 1941′s Universal monster classic would be a hideous cinematic abortion...

Film Review: Brooklyn’s Finest

Film Review: Brooklyn’s Finest
It’s a film whose very marrow is riddled with familiarity and cliché, but thankfully it has some muscle and meat on its bones in the form of an exceptional cast at the height of their game. While it’s unfortunate that they’re not given better material to work with, Brookyln’s finest...

PC Review: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – Episode 1

PC Review: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – Episode 1
A wealth of care and attention has clearly gone into ensuring that Doctor Who: The Adventure Games is more rewarding and entertaining than the average game adaptation cash-in, and with energetic voice acting, a fun, involving story and some clever touches, there’s a lot to like about the game, but...

Blu-Review: Doctor Who: Series 5: Volume 1

Blu-Review: Doctor Who: Series 5: Volume 1
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan prove themselves a mesmerizingly wonderful duo, exuding an effortless chemistry, while Smith owns the role with an astonishingly natural and eccentric confidence. Moffat’s Doctor Who is fantastic entertainment, and the trio of episodes collected here manage to be gleefully...

DVD Review: Wild Target (1993)

DVD Review: Wild Target (1993)
Wild Target is a fast-paced and incredibly funny film jam-packed with wickedly dark comedy and hilarious performances from the leads. The remake may have the immense yumminess of Emily Blunt to its credit, but it’s hard to imagine the laughs being delivered half as expertly as in Pierre...

Blu-Review: Heartless

Blu-Review: Heartless
Philip Ridley’s Heartless is a film crammed full of admirable ambition and a wealth of potential that sadly doesn’t know quite what it wants to say and fumbles trying; a cinematic melting pot of overused themes and interesting ideas delivered with awkward, unsteady conviction and marred by...