Being a bit derivative is the least of the problems faced by Netflix’s recent acquisition from Tracy Letts and Joe Wright, leaving you asking the question: how can these people possibly be responsible for this film?
Alexandre "Crawl" Aja's latest is a small-scale, one-woman, one-location sci-fi thriller that shoots for lean, tense claustrophobia but is surprisingly - or perhaps unsurprisingly given it's Netflix - flabby around the middle.
Picking up where Biohazard left off, Resident Evil Village builds upon this very welcome return to form, dipping back into the classics from this now 25-year-old series to add a little more action to its survival-horror origins.
The PS5 takes a step foward in gameplay for an absorbing, immersive and challenging experience as you battle through a time loop on a mysterious planet in this exclusive space-based third person shooter.
Reportedly proving another hit for HBO Max, the modestly budgeted reboot of Mortal Kombat is equally modestly dumb fun, but really could have done with paying closer attention to the excellent animation, Scorpion's Revenge.
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Amazon Prime) Movie Review
by Cas Harlow
Remaking Steven Seagal's Hard to Kill, this stunningly generic, woefully scripted and ambivalently acted feature follows in the awesome tradition of Chris Pine's in-name-only Jack Ryan adaptation, Shadow Recruit, but it has some nice bang bang.
Obviously completely coincidentally released just days after the utterly unplanned and unscheduled Oscars ceremony, this straight to video mess wastes Anthony Hopkins AND Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Anson Mount, in what would have been better as a Seagal / Van Damme flick.
Arrow delivers another show-stopping 4K Box Set, with Donnie Darko the latest to earn a glorious upgrade in a 2-disc Limited Edition complete with both cuts on separate discs in native 4K with Dolby Vision.
Although newcomers may find the lite version - The Hunger Games - robs this 2000 cult classic of some of its originality, it's still got some bite, earning a lavish Arrow box set which throws in both cuts, and both cuts of the sequel for good measure.
The LG G1 is a direct replacement for the outgoing GX and offers a near-identical performance and design. The main differences are a new WebOS and menu design as well as the OLED Evo panel. So, is it a revolutionary performer or a small evolution of the technology? Let's find out...
Coming in at an appropriate time, Netflix’s giant bug-infested rom-com spreads its hopeful message about getting out there and starting to live life again. Which makes it a shame that it feels like an automatic painting-by-numbers machine.
Neil "The Descent" Marshall's latest finally lands on UK shores soon as a Shudder exclusive and in the meantime as a general digital purchase and, either way, it suffers from feeling like a pretty cheap and amateurish effort.