Blu-ray Review – Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear  (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – May 29th “If it’s brown, lay down; if it’s black, fight back!” No advice for what to do if it’s a blonde, I see. Anyway, this is related to how to handle being approached by a specific type … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Cocaine Bear

Movie Review – M3GAN

M3GAN US (2022) Dir. Gerard Johnstone Readers of a certain vintage will remember Chucky, the killer doll from the Child’s Play films of the 80s, which received a recent reboot, whilst older folk may recall The Autons in Doctor Who during the Jon Pertwee era. Robots going awry has also been a favoured sci-fi theme, … Continue reading Movie Review – M3GAN

Movie Review – Qodrat

Qodrat Indonesia (2022) Dir. Charles Gozali George Michael famously suggested we “gotta have faith” but as an Atheist, I think I’ve done alright without it. However, for some people this is all they have and in times of extreme desperation, like demonic possession, prayer is their first line of defence. Following the death of his … Continue reading Movie Review – Qodrat

Movie Review – Mutant Blast

Mutant Blast Portugal (2018) Dir. Fernando Alle The generally accepted rule of thumb is that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it is a duck. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule, and one of them just happens to be this low budget sci-fi … Continue reading Movie Review – Mutant Blast

Movie Review – Men

Men UK (2022) Dir. Alex Garland Apparently, we chaps are all the same according to women. I don’t think that is true as we come in shapes, sizes, ages, creeds and colours which is a glaringly obvious way to expose the flaw in this assertion. Of course, they are referring to the emotional aspect of … Continue reading Movie Review – Men

Movie Review – Smile

Smile US (2022) Dir. Parker Finn I’m not one for smiling which is why I avoid having my photo taken. I also hate it when people say “cheer up, it might never happen“ - do they not wonder I might be miserable because it hasn’t happened? Anyway, smiling isn’t it all it is cracked up … Continue reading Movie Review – Smile

Movie Review – Nope

Nope US (2022) Dir. Jordan Peele Entertainment is a two-way street. There are those who want to entertain and enjoy the trappings of fame that go with it, and those who want to be entertained. The connecting factor is neither side knows where the line is - the audience want more spectacles which push the … Continue reading Movie Review – Nope

Blu-ray Review – Ju-On: The Grudge Collection

Ju-On: The Grudge Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray/4K UHD (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 450 minutes approx. In 2016, two of J-horror’s most notorious modern spooks collided in a spin-off film in the same way Godzilla would battle another popular kaiju. I refer of course to Sadako vs. Kayako. Whilst many will know Sadako, … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Ju-On: The Grudge Collection

Movie Review – The Grudge 2

The Grudge 2 US (2006) Dir. Takashi Shimizu J-Horror remakes were all the rage in the early Noughties judging by the success of The Ring and subsequently The Grudge, both spawning inferior sequels, because you can’t leave a cash cow un-milked in Hollywood. Well, you can - they just choose not to… Shortly after the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grudge 2

Movie Review – The Grudge

The Grudge US (2004) Dir. Takashi Shimizu N.B - to give you some context of reviewing this rewatch, I am currently in the middle of reviewing a box set of the original Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge films, and after watching the first two, I was compelled to revisit these US remakes. Well, someone has to… … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grudge