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The Meg finally reaches shore!
By James Whittington, Tuesday 10th April 2018

Jason Statham and Li Bingbing star in the science fiction action thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub. A movie which seems to have been around for so long now I even thought I'd missed it at the cinema! Rounding out the international main cast are Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Shuya Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.

A deep-sea submersible - part of an international undersea observation program - has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Bingbing), to save the crew - and the ocean itself - from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below... bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, based on the best-selling novel by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Wei Jang, Randy Greenberg, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers. Jie Chen, Ming Beaver Kwei and Chunzi Wang served as associate producers.

The Meg opens August 10, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX. It's a bit of a wait so here's the trailer to give you a taste of what to expect.


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David Tennant turns into the Bad Samaritan later this year.
Posted in News, Wednesday 25th April 2018

One bad night - one bad decision - can haunt you forever.

Misfits and Mute star Robert Sheehan goes up against Jessica Jones and Doctor Who's David Tennant, here on sensationally nasty form, in a white-knuckle home invasion thriller from the producers of Independence Day, Bad Samaritan.

Struggling photographer Sean Falco (Sheehan), who funds his lifestyle with a sideline in burglary, thinks he has hit the jackpot when he breaks into the luxurious house of the wealthy Cale Erendreich (Tennant). Things go wrong when Sean discovers a woman chained up in the house. Unable to free her before Cale returns, Sean reluctantly goes to the police to explain what he's seen. By the time they investigate, Cale has cov...

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Dare you experience the madness and mania of Gifted?
Posted in News, Wednesday 25th April 2018

In the tradition of Oldboy, I Saw The Devil and Chaser comes one of South Korea's most mesmerising stories of madness and mania that is not for a squeamish - do not say you were not warned...!

There is little doubting that the tension between North and South has led to some of strongest cinematic achievements of recent years. Indeed, the South Korean wave, with its stories of battle-scarred testosterone, living-for-the-moment madness, all-too-fragile psyches and behind-the-doors delirium, has long pointed to an image of shattered innocence and a nation concerned with the future.

Never is this clearer than with 2014's acclaimed and intense shocker Gifted

Directed by Jai-hong Juhn (One Step),...

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Grizzly - Blu-ray review
Posted in Reviews, Sunday 22nd April 2018

Grizzly

88 Films

Certificate 15

The "nature-runs-amok" genre is littered with plenty of forgettable pieces but there are a few gems such as Frogs (1972), Night of the Lepus (1972) and Dogs (1976) but apart from Orca: Killer Whale (1977), Grizzly is the one that gets closest to being the most realistic, if you take it with a very large pinch of salt and swap the jaws for paws!

Starring Christopher George and directed by the exploitation master William Girdler, Grizzly traces the bloody rampage of the titular animal who is chomping, tearing and terrorising innocent campers and showcasing a case of insatiable hunger.

This movie is a lot of fun, completely old-school in its se...

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Pacific Rim Uprising is coming home!
Posted in News, Thursday 19th April 2018

Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. Pacific Rim Uprising arrives on Digital on July 16, 2018, with 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Steelbook and On Demand available on July 30 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Building on the striking visual world created in the first film, Pacific Rim Uprising features a next-generation battleground complete with upgraded Jaegers and new Kaiju that offers a captivating a state-of-the-art spectacle.

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New label from 101 Films
Posted in News, Thursday 19th April 2018

101 Films are seeking out cult and catalogue films and promising to give them the best releases possible. With their new Black Label, 101 Films is curating a numbered series of dual format limited editions, complete with original artwork and newly-commissioned extras. The Black Label is dedicated to fully doing justice to the very best cult and classic films from some of cinema's most renowned directors, and unearthing hidden gems in luxury packages for the first time.

The first 3,000 copies of each title will come complete with a slipcase, and include a booklet featuring newly written material.

One of their first titles will be from visionary director David Cronenberg w...

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Sweet Sixteen - Blu-ray review
Posted in Reviews, Wednesday 18th April 2018

Sweet Sixteen

88 Films

Certificate 15

Another rarity from the 1980s slasher boom courtesy of 88 Films, this time around its Jim Sotos' Sweet Sixteen. To be brutally honest it's not aged very well but for completists out there I gather that this will still be a must.

Starring Susan Strasberg, Bo Hopkins, Dana Kimmell (straight from Friday the 13th Part III), our very own Patrick MacNee and Don Shanks, who would go on to play Michael Myers in Halloween 5, this is a tale of childhood trauma that crafts a whodunit mystery around a small Texas town where there's mysterious disappearances and a stack of dead bodies. Is the perpetrator male or female? And just what is going on with th...

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - New trailer
Posted in News, Wednesday 18th April 2018

It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous...

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Acclaimed sci-fi thriller Radius amongst four UK TV premieres on Horror Channel in May
Posted in Features, Tuesday 17th April 2018

The gates of Hell are well and truly opened on Horror Channel in May, as the UK's most popular TV destination for genre fans plays host to chilling Chinese legends, sinister sorcery, deadly zombies and a rampaging Arnold Schwarzenegger.

There are four prime-time UK TV premieres this month, headed by Caroline Labreche and Steeve Leonard's unusual and compelling sci-fi thriller Radius on the 25th.

Premiered at FrightFest in 2017, it weaves an ingenious plot from the moment Liam (Diego Klattenhoff) wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in...

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Time to discover The Secret of Marrowbone
Posted in News, Friday 13th April 2018


From the writer of The Orphanage and team behind Pan's Labyrinth and A Monster Calls comes The Secret of Marrowbone.

Out in cinemas on Friday 13th July, The Secret of Marrowbone stars George Mackay, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton.

Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

So, here's a treat for you all this Friday the 13th, the brand new trailer for this awesome looking movie.

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