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47 Meters Down (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

47 Meters Down (2017) Directed by Johannes Roberts. With Mandy Moore, Claire Holt and Matthew Modine. Lisa (Mandy Moore) is on a coastal vacation in Mexico, trying to come to terms with being dumped by her asshole boyfriend. Apparently, he ditched … Continue reading

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Dark Angel (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dark Angel (1990) Directed by Craig R. Baxley • Written by Jonathan Tydor and David Koepp. With Dolph Ludgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues and Sherman Howard. It might surprise many to discover that Dark Angel is a well … Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Godzilla (2014) Directed by Gareth Edwards. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Wantanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn. When it comes films about giant monsters laying waste to modern cities, I’m usually onside for joining in with the … Continue reading

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Bats (1999) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Bats (1999) Directed by Louis Morneau. With Lous Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer and Bob Gunton. As films about genetically modified killer bats go, Bats is probably one of the better ones. Directed by Louis Morneau, whose CV doesn’t venture far from … Continue reading

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Shotgun (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Shotgun (1989) Directed by Addison Randall. With Stuart Chapin. Shit. That’s the word that most accurately sums up writer-director Addison Randall’s low budget revenge film, Shotgun. Ironing your own face for 84-minutes might prove a more enjoyable activity than sitting … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Island (1981) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Frankenstein Island (1981) Directed by Jerry Warren. With John Carradine, Robert Clarke and Steve Brodie. Some films ought to come with a quality control warning. We frequently hear – ‘contains strong language, contains flashing images, contains extreme violence’ – but … Continue reading

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Grabbers (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Grabbers (2012) Directed by Jon Wright. With Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley and Russell Tovey.  Written and directed with a great degree of wit and affection, John Wright’s ‘Grabbers’ gleefully embraces its influences and origins on the way to being a … Continue reading

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Jaws 2 (1978) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jaws 2 (1978) Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. With Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. Released 3-years after Steven Spielberg’s seminal shark thriller, this sequel, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, retains the suspenseful, B-movie feel of the first film, minus the nuanced … Continue reading

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Rogue (2007) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rogue (2007) Directed by Greg McLean. With Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan, Sam Worthington, Mia Wasikowska, Caroline Brazier and Stephen Curry. Are you a fan of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, Jaws? Does it frustrate you that the quality of the average b-movie creature-feature … Continue reading

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Directed by Jon Favreau. With Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell. What promises to be a mega-budget, all-star slice of B-movie fun is instead yet another session of Hollywood hoop jumping with a … Continue reading

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