Driftland: A magical anomaly in a dying market.

In a recent review I started off by talking about the real time strategy market and how bland it is, with the majority of releases being Age of Empires clones. Well, a British phrase about waiting for busses comes to mind as I write this, having stumbled across another gem in the early access program…

Retrospective Review – Power Rangers

Retrospective’s Rating:- Enjoyability – 9/10 Characters – 6/10 Story – 6/10 Music – 5/10 Shooting – 7/10 Overall Rating = 33/50 or 3.3/5 Let’s get straight into it, the new and rebooted Power Rangers film isn’t going to win awards for an engrossing, angst filled, teen drama with long drawn out beautiful shot composition, nor…

Reviewed: Split

So I finally got round to watching ‘Split’ last night and, having never been entirely convinced by James McAvoy in the past, I am delighted to say he is simply astonishing in this film as the titular multiple personality disorder sufferer, with no less than 25 different personalities all jostling for his cranial limelight. To…

Reviewed: Kong Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island is the second move in the long-feted attempt for Toho Studios and Warner Bros. to collaborate to bring two of cinema’s  (literally) biggest titans together for one almighty smack-down (due in 2020), after last year’s supremely cinematic and thrilling ‘Godzilla’ and this latest effort sees this thrilling and curiously old-fashioned action-adventure brought…

Manchester By The Sea – A Retrospective

Retrospective’s Rating:- Enjoyability – 7/10 Characters – 10/10 Story – 8/10 Music – 9/10 Shooting – 8/10 Overall CAT score = 42/50 or 4.2/5 Manchester By The Sea is a real cinephile’s film. It is extremely rough, hard going, and exhausting to get through, but what director/writer Kenneth Lonergan creates is a masterpiece of human…

Xbox One – A Backwards Compatible Top Five.

With next generation gaming systems firmly entrenched underneath most of our television sets after a three year tenure, previous generation consoles have mostly been cast aside for either an Xbox One,  PlayStation 4, PC gaming rig, Nintendo’s Wii U (in comparitively small numbers admittedly) or a varying combination of the above. In this article I…

Is Jim Gordon Interesting? – A Review of Gotham Seasons 1 & 2

How did we get to Gotham? Since first featuring in Detective Comics issue #27 in May 1939 Batman has held a special place in peoples hearts across all types of media from film, comics, books, TV and more, you can barely go anywhere without seeing a Batman merch piece being visible. The no nonsense detective in…

Lights Out – In Review

Horror is a genre that is most effective in your head. In the moments following the trailer, when your mind races and fills in the blanks with scenes that make you outwardly shiver; in the hours following when you hesitate to turn off the light, taking a few extra moments to drift off to sleep….

Look behind you… A THREE-HEADED MONKEY!

Okay I lied there isn’t, but it would have been cool right? No? Oh… I suppose had best get on with the article then. Deep in the Caribbean, a young man sets out for a life of adventure and glory as the mightiest Pirate in the Caribbean… his name… …Guybrush Threepwood. That’s right folks we’re…

Murder on the dance floor – Party Hard review.

We’ve all been there, laying awake at 3AM, unable to sleep because of inconsiderate noisy neighbours. Why can’t they have parties in the day? Why can’t they just make a microwave meal and hit the hay like normal people? Your mind races with ways to make them quiet down: you could call the police, or…

Indie Game Spotlight – Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a lovingly crafted homage to the 16- bit classics of our childhoods. It presents us with a play-style so seeped in nostalgia that you find yourself breathless as you play; completely encapsulated by the dreamlike landscapes and violent, erratic monsters infesting the world. The games developer, Alex Preston of Heart Machine,…

Tomb-tastic in Retrospect?

At the time of release many people; myself included, declared Tomb Raider 3 to be the absolute in video gaming “it doesn’t get better than this” I could hear myself saying as I loaded up that first level.