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Category: Movie & Theatre Reviews

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DVD REVIEW: THE CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION [Box set]

DVD REVIEW: THE CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION [Box set]

| 25 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Packaging up four very different films connected only very loosely by the ‘classic rock’ banner, this collection provides hours of diverse entertainment. The Freddie Mercury biopic The Great Pretender is a detailed, insightful and wonderfully entertaining (and sometimes […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER

MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER

| 23 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED FUCKING SISTER Directed by Andrew Horn Starring Twisted Sister Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Twisted Sister throw everything but the kitchen sink at this epic documentary which tells the story of the band’s formation and evolution and six or seven hard years playing mostly covers in the bar […]

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DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set]

DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set]

| 23 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW:THE DOORS COLLECTION [Box set] Shock Entertainment December 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10 A treasure trove for Doors fans, Shock Entertainment’s latest 4-DVD bundle explores just about every nuance of the band, with loads of familiar and hitherto-private footage covered. THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 is one of the […]

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DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection

DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection

| 17 February 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Collection Shock Entertainment 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 1/2 /10 Many TV series are made, but very few strike a chord with more than a cult audience, let alone inspire four seasons, and be remembered enough for a feature film a quarter of a century after the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL

MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DEADPOOL Directed by Tim Miller Starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 1/2/10 The Marvel Universe is kicking goals like they are going out of style at the moment, and with Deadpool they may just have scored their most resounding victory yet. Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool – a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE Directed by Steve Martino Starring Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang have endured for well over fifty years due to Charles M Schulz’s comic strips innate sweetness and insight into the human condition. The late Schulz (who […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA

MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA

| 15 February 2016 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: DIRTY GRANDPA Directed by Dan Mazer Starring Robert De Niro, Zac Effron, Aubrey Plaza Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 At the heart of Dirty Grandpa is a rather heartwarming tale of familial redemption – you’ll just have to sit through a LOT of un-PC gags (many of which are hilarious) and […]

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DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition

DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition

| 23 January 2016 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: I DREAM OF JEANNIE – 50th Anniversary Edition Shock Entertainment 4 November, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The beautiful Barbara Eden brought ancient Persian genie Jeannie to life in this wonderful hit show made between 1965 and 1970, playing opposite Larry Hagman’s astronaut Captain (later Major) Tony Nelson, who accidentally becomes her […]

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DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS

DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS

| 1 November 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: RUDDERLESS Shock Entertainment Directed by William H Macy Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne Directed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Billy Crudup once again picks up the guitar for this striking and powerful starring role as Sam, a man who is – as the title states – lost […]

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DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO

DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO

| 1 November 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: HARRY & TONTO SHOCK ENTERTAINMENT HOLLYWOOD GOLD SERIES Directed by Paul Mazursky Starring Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Hollywood Gold this film definitively is – but sadly mostly forgotten nowadays, which is a shame as many of its themes of urban renewal, dislocation of long-term residents in the name […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

| 31 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN SHOCK ENTERTAINMENT CINEMA CULT SERIES Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 The Town That Dreaded Sundown, made in 1976, is based on a true unsolved murder case from Texakarna, Texas, when in 1946 a hooded man killed five people and tortured and terrorised many more in a seemingly […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE LOVERS

DVD REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE LOVERS

| 31 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE VAMPIRE LOVERS Shock Entertainment Hammer Horror Series Directed by Roy Ward Baker Starring Ingrid Pitt, Peter Cushing, Arthur Cole, Pippa Steel Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 “An erotic nightmare of tormented lusts that throb in headless, undead bodies – Carmilla is really queen of lesbian vampires” screamed the 1970 blurb […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

DVD REVIEW: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

| 31 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE Shock Entertainment Cinema Cult Series Directed by Dario Argento Starring Tony Musanto, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A taut thriller, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage is Dario Argento’s directorial debut, focussing on Tony Musanto’s Sam, an American writer in Rome who […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

DVD REVIEW: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

| 26 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Shock Entertainment Cinema Cult Series Directed by Roger Corman Starring Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Vincent Price is at his icy cold best as the evil Prospero in this graphic, shocking and sadistic adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s sort […]

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DVD REVIEW: SOAKED IN BLEACH

DVD REVIEW: SOAKED IN BLEACH

| 23 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: SOAKED IN BLEACH Directed by Benjamin Statler Starring Tom Grant, Tyler Bryan, Sarah Scott Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Based on investigations into Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain’s death made by Private Investigator Tom Grant in April 1994, Soaked In Bleach is a mixture of documentary and recreation footage featuring the PI himself and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BRIDGE OF SPIES

MOVIE REVIEW: BRIDGE OF SPIES

| 22 October 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BRIDGE OF SPIES Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Spielberg at his best manages to channel the need for entertainment with genuine good storytelling, and he strikes an especially solid balance on this tale of espionage and political shenanigans at the […]

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DVD REVIEW: BLACK SUNDAY

DVD REVIEW: BLACK SUNDAY

| 7 October 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: BLACK SUNDAY Directed by Mario Bava Starring Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 /10 Some two centuries after Princess Asa (Barbara Steele) and her brother Javutich (Arturo Dominci) are executed brutally for witchcraft and vampirism, with an Iron Maiden-mask (the medieval torture device, not the British heavy metal band) hammered onto their faces, a […]

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DVD REVIEW: THE INCIDENT

DVD REVIEW: THE INCIDENT

| 30 September 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: THE INCIDENT Shock Entertainment, Cinema Cult series Directed by Larry Peerce Starring Victor Arnold, Ruby Dee, Beau Bridges, Ed McMahon, Donna Mills, Tony Musanto, Martin Sheen Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Not only a brilliantly realised film, but an important one, 1967’s The Incident is a near-lost classic which features fantastic performances from […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE VISIT

MOVIE REVIEW: THE VISIT

| 29 September 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE VISIT Directed by M Night Shyamalan Starring Olivia DeJong, Ed Oxenbould, Kathryn Hahn, Peter McRobbie, Deanna Dunagan Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 That M Night Shyamalan has a unique creative genius has never been in question, but his scorecard has come to resemble a heart monitor printout, and in recent years […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: MACBETH

MOVIE REVIEW: MACBETH

| 23 September 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: MACBETH Directed by Justin Kurzel Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Thewliss Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 1/2 /10 Every so often a film comes along that is so incredibly rich in its artistry, but so dense and impenetrable as to be difficult to watch. Justin Kurzel should be congratulated for his cinematography […]

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