DVD Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

DVD Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
While it’s never a film that shocks or surprises with its twists and turns, an excellent cast and a light, breezy pace leave us with a fun film that just about earns its place as a worthwhile follow-up to Wall Street...

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 1 – ‘Franky’

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 1 – ‘Franky’
Series Five starts relatively strong, with a great, well-developed core character with tonnes of potential and Alo, Rich and Grace bring a few fun, likeable others amongst the new group, but the reliance on so much teen movie stock plot and character leaves the episode feeling far too lazy at times...

TV Review: Skins USA: Season 1, Episode 2 – ‘Tea’

TV Review: Skins USA: Season 1, Episode 2 – ‘Tea’
The second episode proves a marked improvement on the pilot and shows major glimpses of potential as it distances itself more from its awkward attempts to replicate the UK series, but even so, Skins USA is still bogged down by the one-two punch of amateurish acting and shoddy writing...

The British Invasion: UK TV Shows Go Stateside (Skins, Being Human and Shameless)

The British Invasion: UK TV Shows Go Stateside (Skins, Being Human and Shameless)
This month saw a trio of remade series hit US airwaves, with Skins, Being Human and Shameless all receiving the makeover treatment. So how do the pilot episodes fare against their originals?...

Blu-Review: Battle Royale (Limited Edition)

Blu-Review: Battle Royale (Limited Edition)
All in all, Arrow Video’s Blu-ray is an amazingly impressive and completely exhaustive collection of special features for the film, topped off with an attractive HD transfer that greatly improves on prior releases. For even the most casual Battle Royale fan, this set is a necessity...

DVD Review: Outcast (2010)

DVD Review: Outcast (2010)
Taking a languid pace and all-too-sparse character and slapping them together with derivative, sloppily-executed horror movie ideas and a messy, exposition-filled mythology, sadly the unique identity and original ideas sandwiched between are largely outweighed and obscured by everything the film does wrong...

PSN Review: X-Men: The Arcade Game

PSN Review: X-Men: The Arcade Game
There’s a great deal of enjoyment to be had for fans of old-school side-scrolling fighting games, especially those who have fond memories of playing the actual arcade unit. Unfortunately, that nostalgia is almost an essential factor in getting any prolonged enjoyment from the game …...

PSN Review: Blokus

PSN Review: Blokus
The PlayStation Network has been flush with great titles over the past several weeks, and though I’ve played and loved a great deal of them, Blokus has shockingly been the one to demand the most of my time. It’s an incredibly addictive, perfectly presented pick-up-and-play puzzler, and since you...

Blu-Review: F (2010)

Blu-Review: F (2010)
A lean, chilling, expertly crafted thriller, Johannes Roberts’ F isn’t just the highpoint of the hoodie horror sub-genre by a wide margin, but one of the sharpest, most effective modern Brit horror films in its own right, too...