Umbrella Entertainment: Terminal Island (1973)

Umbrella Entertainment are developing quite the knack for selecting cult titles to join their ever expanding catalogue of obscure cinema. One of the latest is Terminal Island; an action thriller in which convicted murders are dumped on an off shore island, established after abolition of the death penalty. When the…

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Review: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

Minutes into the new millennium I prepared to press play on Escape from the Planet of the Apes, after having just enjoyed the previous instalment. However, my planned double-feature was suddenly interrupted as my mother entered the room, telling me that I needed to go outside and “be social.” So…

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Cinema Cult: Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Arriving on shelves next week from Cinema Cult (Shock Entertainment) is George Roy Hill’s big screen adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five, based on author Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical WWII novel of the same name.  In a most unusually telling of an individual’s life story, we follow the journey of Billy Pilgrim, a man…

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Cinema Cult: The Sentinel (1977)

“Did you ever see the movie, The Sentinel, Mr. Peterson?” asked Corey Feldman’s character in The ‘Burbs, Joe Dante’s classic dark comedy. Upon hearing that question I had neither seen nor heard of the obscure horror film, but I vowed one day to seek it out. Nineteen years later I…

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Review: Alien: Covenant (2017)

Since 2012’s highly ambiguous Prometheus, speculation has been mounting over the inevitable sequel and what it means for the expanding Alien universe. Here we are five years later fresh off the release of Alien: Covenant, which follows the crew aboard a colony ship who discover an uncharted planet harbouring not only a fertile world, but…

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