• The Diabolical

    The Diabolical

    ★★½

    I won't go too much into the plot of this supernatural horror film other than saying it's about a mother and her two children who are so affected by ghostly activity they are unable to leave their home. Although there's a lot more to it than that.

    I quite enjoyed The Diabolical again second time around. It was certainly different from the usual paranormal type films. The ghostly spectres are quite horrific looking more akin to Hellraiser Cenobites shat out…

  • Tulpa - Demon of Desire

    Tulpa - Demon of Desire

    ★★★

    Heralded by dvd cover reviewers as a homage to Hitchcock, it isn't. Tulpa is a modern stab at the classic Giallo thriller. This wholly Italian production brings the old 70's Giallo staples of sex and violence kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

    Director Federico Zampaglione takes many classic Giallo traits and influences and mixes them into his film. The killer decked out all in black, even hat and gloves, several nicely staged graphic murders, one straight out of Dario…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★★½

    Mel Gibson's riveting biopic of Desmond Doss, who served at the Battle of Okinawa and became the first man in history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Brit Andrew Garfield is excellent as Doss especially during the first hour which deals with military training and the army's attempts to make Doss quit.

    Gibson comes into his own during the second hour with lengthy battle scenes of ferocity and bloodshed. The battles were what made his Braveheart…

  • Iron Maiden: En Vivo!

    Iron Maiden: En Vivo!

    ★★★★½

    Superb live show filmed in Chile from Iron Maiden's monstrous The Final Frontier tour in 2010/11.

    As well as many classics songs from the latest album are showcased together with new futuristic alien Eddie mascot creatures featuring in the songs The Evil That Men Do and Iron Maiden.

    Filmed as partly split screen this made the whole show seem even more frantic and exciting and i thought gave my living room more of a concert like atmosphere. There's also a very cool Dolby Pro Logic sound (along with DTS and LPCM) which will shake your foundations with Maiden fury.

  • Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast

    Iron Maiden: Behind the Beast

    ★★★★

    What a fascinating film (It's 90 minutes) to go alongside a brilliant concert. The intricacies of pulling off a world tour, even at a mere three months, are so demanding and everything has to pretty much run like clockwork for the show to be ready each night in whichever country the band play.

    From a well detailed look at fitting out Maiden's plane - Ed Force One - to setting up the stage, sound checking, catering and so on. The…

  • The Longest Day

    The Longest Day

    ★★★★★

    I've reviewed this before. It's a great document of the D-Day landings which took place 77 years ago today on the beaches of France.

    I'd simply like to say that this was the best looking Blu-Ray that i've seen to date. Absolutely stunning in it's clarity.

    The difference in picture and sound quality to the dvd is immense.

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Look i couldn't just watch Empire with THAT ending, i had to know what happened next so Return of the Jedi it was.

    The Lucas fucking about does take something away from this film, mainly in the opening third, in fact the whole Jabba's palace act felt like it was from a different universe to what had gone before in The Empire Strikes Back, from it's extended band sequence to the burping Sarlacc pitt, it strained credibility a little.

    However…

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    I simply had to watch this again this afternoon.

    One of my top five films of all time gets better and better.

    Thankfully the George Lucas tweeked edition only benefits Empire rather than detracts from it giving the Hoth battle and Bespin Cloud City more realism.

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Couldn't wait to watch this on Blu-Ray after buying the complete saga 1-VI yesterday.

    Stunning sound and picture quality all round. Simply fantastic.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    I've reviewed this previously so won't go into any great detail other than to say it's still the greatest action film of the 21st century and the helicopter set piece is incredible.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★½

    Look, just give Rebecca Ferguson's Ilsa Faust 00 status and be done with it already.

    Even though i don't have Dolby ATMOS i can still play the track through my surround sound and my ears are ****ing ringing.

    Superb movie.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★★

    Even at two hours eighteen minutes there's no time to pause for breath as this film is a relentless roller coaster ride of crazy stunts and exciting action that takes us from Budapest and Moscow to Dubai and on to Mumbai.

    Blowing up the Kremlin, scaling the outside of the Burj Khalifa and fighting to the death in an automated car park - There's nothing that's too impossible for Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.

    Terrific stuff from first to last.