TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 5 – ‘Nick’

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 5 – ‘Nick’
If you’d told me that ‘Nick’ – the episode that would centre around Skin’s most bland, flimsily-written character yet – would turn out to be the best hour in the current series so far, I’d have assumed you’d spent the day drinking the things you found under the...

PSN Review: Dragon’s Lair

PSN Review: Dragon’s Lair
Digital Leisure have done a wonderful job transplanting the game to the PlayStation network with a stack of fantastic features and beautiful visuals. The fun you’ll find in Dragon’s Lair is hinged largely on nostalgia, but if you’re a fan and craving it for the PS3, it’s as great a...

Blu-Review: retro-ACTION! Volume 1

Blu-Review: retro-ACTION! Volume 1
ITC’s stable of shows helped define everything that we’ve come to associate with Bond era TV – action-packed kitschy adventures featuring stylishly-dressed, cooler-than-cool agents of the law thwarting evil, their crime-fighting prowess usually proving less crucial to their success than...

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 4 – ‘Liv’

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 4 – ‘Liv’
After three episodes of relative restraint and maturity, ‘Liv’ calls to mind many of the missteps of the last few years of Skins: An overblown, melodramatic teen romance, an over-reliance on sex, drugs and partying scenes and a sub-plot that drags the show back to the out-of-place extremes of...

PSN Review: Tales From Space: About A Blob

PSN Review: Tales From Space: About A Blob
The components might be familiar, but the game Drinkbox have assembled from those borrowed ideas is fantastic all the same, and those craving another bout of cleverly-designed platforming fun need look no further than About a Blob: It’s the most fun you’ll have with a potentially toxic goo this...

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 3 – ‘Mini’

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 3 – ‘Mini’
The crowning stark, tragic moments and the fact that Freya Mavor does an excellent job are unfortunately almost outweighed by the continued over-reliance on well-worn tropes and trite ideas – problems that are far less forgiveable without an inherently likeable or well-developed lead character to...

TV Review: Skins USA: Season 1, Episode 4 – ‘Cadie’

TV Review: Skins USA: Season 1, Episode 4 – ‘Cadie’
The glimpses into Cadie’s life would do infinitely more to flesh out and humanise her if they weren’t predicated on such trite, familiar ideas. Hopefully at some point soon, the writers will start playing to their strengths, drop the inherited romances and stories which are ill-suited to the new...

Blu-Review: Buried

Blu-Review: Buried
Nail-bitingly tense and skin-crawlingly claustrophobic, Buried will leave you nervously squirming in your seat through every minute and gasping for air when the credits finally roll...

PSN Review: Modern Combat: Domination

PSN Review: Modern Combat: Domination
For £6.29, Gameloft have put together a bargain game experience that offers much of the fast-paced, explosive thrills of Modern Warfare 2 at a mere fraction of the price without ever actively feeling like a cheap title in the process...

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 2 – ‘Rich’

TV Review: Skins: Series 5, Episode 2 – ‘Rich’
The end result affirms that Skins is strongest when it’s tapping into the sweet, awkward coming-of-age fumbles of adolescence rather than the drug-fueled, sexed-up drama of bland teens...

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