Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Comprising of three volumes released between 1981 and 1991, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a collection of horror tales aimed at children, which has now been adapted to the big screen under the same name. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker, André Øvredal, the Guillermo del Toro seasonal fright-fest…

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Blu-ray Review: The Big Fix (1978)

Without a doubt, one of the most romanticised professions in cinema was the modest private eye, particularly during the 1940s. However, when the reality-driven 70s hit, they were far less glamourized and often shown to be semi-competent individuals. Now on Blu-ray from Twilight Time Movies, The Big Fix follows private…

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Blu-ray Review: They Might Be Giants (1971)

Cinema Cult welcomed the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman) to its broadening Blu-ray library of genre classics with They Might Be Giants, a charming comedy-mystery with a splash of romance. Starring Oscar-winners George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, the story follows a wealthy New York City judge, Justin (Scott),…

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Review: Freaks (2019)

Out now on a limited theatrical run through Icon Film Distribution Australia, independent sci-fi thriller, Freaks, plunges viewers into a seemingly normal world that a little girl is desperate to discover, but cannot escape her father’s protective and paranoid control. With a vague title like Freaks, there are countless scenarios…

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DVD Review: QB VII (TV 1974)

Winner of 6 Primetime Emmy Awards in 1975, miniseries QB VII (Queen’s Bench Seven) is adapted from Leon Uris’ worldwide best-selling novel and is out now on DVD, presumably for the first time in Australia, from Via Vision Entertainment. Encompassing the lives of two men, a Polish-born doctor is accused…

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DVD Review: Earthquake (1974)

Without question, I cite The Poseidon Adventure as the quintessential disaster movie for its characters, set design and well-thought-out execution. However, the urban destruction-filled epic, Earthquake, deserves its place within the popular 70s sub-genre, but more so for a visual spectacle.  Out now on a remastered DVD ‘Collector’s Edition’ from…

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Review: It Chapter 2 (2019)

When you’re left with a newfound appreciation for the IT mini-series, you know something has gone terribly wrong with IT Chapter 2, the concluding chapter in Warner Bros.’ big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying best-seller. Continuing 27-years after the previous chapter, the now-adult ‘Losers’ must fulfil their childhood promise by…

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Blu-ray Review: The President’s Lady (1953)

Today Andrew Jackson is regarded as one of American’s most controversial Presidents, but he’s also one of the country’s most interesting historical figures due to his humble beginnings, decorated military service, fiery temperament and rise to the land’s highest office. One of the most common talking points of Jackson’s legacy…

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DVD Review: Rollercoast (1977)

Coupled with disaster classic, Earthquake, the lesser-known Rollercoaster comes back to DVD, but this time uncut and remastered from Via Vision Entertainment. Boasting an ensemble cast of Hollywood’s finest, George Segal stars as an amusement park safety inspector who must track down a determined saboteur from targeting rollercoasters across America.…

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