News, Reviews & Features
  • Review: One Cut of the Dead proves there is life in the zombie movie

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 12th February 2019

    How do you watch films? For me it's a late evening treat after a long day busting my hump, slumped on the sofa, remote in hand scrolling Netflix for 5-45 minutes before picking a Nic Cage movie from last year nobody has ever heard of. But sometimes you already know what you want to watch, and thanks to a tip-off I'd heard One Cut of the Dead was suddenly available on Amazon Prime. The hype was intriguing: a tiny horror from Japan that had become a smash hit. The only thing left to do was convince my life/viewing partner, thus introducing the concept of The Sell. And how do you convince someone to willingly watch a quirky high concept Japanese meta farce? Could go either way - I mean we've all seen The Happiness of the Katakuris, right? In the end I told her it was a zombie film, which is kind of true, until it isn't.

  • Cockneys vs Zombies

    Movie Review | Matt | 28th August 2012

    Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? A mockney caper that simultaneously tries to jump on the already-slowing zombie bandwagon and capitalise on the superdumb ‘versus’ titles. It’s high concept, low denominator and, as a result, the film should be a straight-to-DVD release destined to languish on some supermarket shelf for one week only. Well, prepare to be SHOCKED TO YOUR VERY CORE. Or just prepare to be mildly surprised: It’s actually pretty good.

  • How to broaden the appeal of Joyful Noise with one simple tweak

    Movie News | Luke | 13th December 2011

    We reimagine the upcoming warblefest to maximise its commercial potential. A pre-reimagination, if you will.

  • This Life fan fiction: Egg smashes a zombie's head in with a rock

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 19th July 2011

    I can't believe there isn't more This Life fan fiction out there. Who wants to start a club? Anyone? Hello?

  • Whole mess o' Walking Dead videos right here

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 28th June 2011

    So the deal is, AMC release new videos all the time to pimp out The Walking Dead season two. I could show you them one at a time. Or I could wait until there's a load at once and treat you to a bumper crop, right? Maybe even call it Walking Dead Wednesday? OK, too much.

  • New Walking Dead zombies walk, are dead

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 8th June 2011

    AMC has released two � count them, two � 'first look' pictures of The Walking Dead season two. Guess what? There are some zombies in them. Guess even whatter? Once you've seen one zombie, you've kind of seen them all.

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th September 2010

    Muuuhhh. Braaaaiiinnnnss (*chomp chomp*). Muuuhhhhhh. Braaiiiiiinnnsss (*chomp chomp chomp*). And that's just the audience. Not having seen any of Paul WS Anderson's Resident Evil series, the packed auditorium of mouth-breathers, chronic texters and grazing fat-asses chewing popcorn in my ear should have been my first clue to the quality of the movie on offer: it's the very definition of 'switch your brain off' entertainment.

  • Movie trailer: Dead Of Night

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 17th August 2010

    Blah blah Dylan Dog blah blah Superman blah blah zombies blah blah werewolves blah blah zombies blah blah keeps the peace blah blah comic-book adaptation.

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer runs surprisingly low on zombies

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 22nd June 2010

    I'm no expert, but don't people usually have zombies in their zombie movies? Wait, is that right?

  • The Crazies

    Movie Review | Rob | 25th February 2010

    Welcome to small town Iowa, where everyone owns a farm, the police wear jeans, there are cornfields aplenty, and baseball games are rudely interrupted by maniacal hillbillies wielding shotguns. Oh, and it's probably best to take your own water, too.