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DVD REVIEW: HAMMER HORROR – THE BRIDES OF DRACULA

DVD REVIEW: HAMMER HORROR – THE BRIDES OF DRACULA

| 7 July 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: HAMMER HORROR – THE BRIDES OF DRACULA Shock Entertainment 3 July, 2015 Directed by Terence Fisher Starring Martita Hunt, Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The Hammer studios had such a huge hit with their soapy take on the Dracula myth in 1968’s The Horror Of Dracula, that […]

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DVD/CD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES From The Vault – The Marquee, Live in 1971

DVD/CD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES From The Vault – The Marquee, Live in 1971

| 30 June 2015 | Reply

DVD/CD REVIEW: THE ROLLING STONES From The Vault – The Marquee, Live in 1971 Shock Entertainment 26 June, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 A Stones gig doesn’t get rawer than this 1971 set from London’s iconic Marquee Club. Predating punk by years, this edition of the bands From The Vault historical release program is […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fury

MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fury

| 30 June 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Kung Fury Written & Directed by David Sandberg Starring David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew 28 May, 2015 Reviewed by Shayne McGowan Hollywood is currently delivering an endless supply of reboots, remakes, book and comic adaptations, and new instalments in franchises. There are not many original ideas being thrown out to the audience […]

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EVENT REVIEW: SEXPO PERTH

EVENT REVIEW: SEXPO PERTH

| 26 June 2015 | Reply

EVENT REVIEW: SEXPO PERTH Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 5 June, 2015 By Shane Pinnegar It wasn’t so long ago that an event like SEXPO would have been held in some sleazy basement – thankfully in these in some ways more enlightened times sex is no longer seen as the society-destroyer and corrupter of morals […]

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DVD REVIEW: Witchfinder General

DVD REVIEW: Witchfinder General

| 5 June 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Witchfinder General Shock Entertainment 1 April, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 No-one is releasing classing English and American cinema like Shock Entertainment are, and no-one made horror movies in England in the ‘70s like Hammer Studios. Starring Vincent Price in one of his more serious and menacing roles, Witchfinder General […]

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DVD REVIEW: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

DVD REVIEW: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

| 5 June 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Shock Entertainment 1 April, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A tense and edgy heist film, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot has seasoned thief John ‘Thunderbolt’ Doherty (Clint Eastwood) forming an uneasy alliance with brash youngster ‘Lightfoot’ (Jeff Bridges, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the role) to […]

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DVD & CD REVIEW: SLASH – Live At The Roxy

DVD & CD REVIEW: SLASH – Live At The Roxy

| 5 June 2015 | Reply

DVD & CD REVIEW: SLASH – Live At The Roxy Shock Entertainment 19 June, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Fans of Slash (and if you’re not, then you’re overdue a long, hard look at yourself) will be ecstatic about this new live DVD/Double CD/Triple vinyl set, released in Australia by Shock Entertainment. Singer Myles […]

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DVD REVIEW: The Defiant Ones

DVD REVIEW: The Defiant Ones

| 5 June 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: The Defiant Ones Shock Entertainment 1 April, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 A severe diatribe against the institutionalised racism that poisoned the heart of America in ‘50s and ‘60s (and still resonates today), The Defiant Ones sees Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as chained together prison escapees on the lam. The antagonistic […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

| 4 June 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Directed by George Miller Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron Review by Shayne McGowan 9/10 Mad Max and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior are sacred pieces of cult film brilliance. Beyond Thunderdome is a totally different story… In 2015, 30 years after the Beyond Thunderdome debacle, we […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Maggie (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: Maggie (2015)

| 22 May 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Maggie (2015) Directed by Henry Hobson Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson Review by Shayne McGowan 6 1/2 /10 The zombie movie genre has exploded in the last few years, thanks to The Walking Dead television series, and great movies such as Zombieland, 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Fast and Furious 7 (2015)

MOVIE REVIEW: Fast and Furious 7 (2015)

| 22 May 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: Fast and Furious 7 (2015) Directed by James Wan Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russel, Michelle Rodriguez and more. Review by Shayne McGowan 9/10 Rarely does a film series make it to a seventh entry. Rarer still does a film series make it to a seventh […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: TOMORROWLAND

MOVIE REVIEW: TOMORROWLAND

| 21 May 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: TOMORROWLAND Directed by Brad Bird Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Tomorrowland is a film sure to divide audiences, but those who leave their cynicism at the cinema door and engage a wide-eyed sense of wonder are certain to walk out feeling like they’ve seen […]

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Movie Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

Movie Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

| 21 May 2015 | Reply

Movie Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) Directed by Brett Morgen Reviewed by Shayne McGowan In the lead up to the release of this film, I often wondered why we needed another Kurt Cobain or Nirvana documentary. The story has been told multiple times, and I don’t really need to hear it again. Stiil, […]

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Movie review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Movie review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

| 19 May 2015 | Reply

Movie review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Reviewed by Shayne McGowan If you have been listening to my weekly audio show lately, you will know that I am a bit of a geek. Not only am I a geek, but a geek that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SPY

MOVIE REVIEW: SPY

| 13 May 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SPY Written & Directed by Paul Feig Starring Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 When one Hollywood studio makes a hot property hit, you can be certain that another will follow the format pretty quickly. Hence, after the action-packed fin […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

THEATRE REVIEW: Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

| 13 May 2015 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular Perth Arena, 17 April, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar You could cut the excitement with a knife at the Perth Arena as the start time for the first show of the Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular loomed large. Hundreds of kids, all excited and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK SEA

MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK SEA

| 14 April 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK SEA Directed by Kevin MacDonald Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The search for Nazi gold has been going on for seventy years, and now director Kevin MacDonald has taken it 90 meters under the Black Sea, searching for thirty million Reichsmarks of Russian […]

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THEATRE REVIEW: THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0, Perth

THEATRE REVIEW: THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0, Perth

| 13 April 2015 | Reply

THEATRE REVIEW: THE ILLUSIONISTS 2.0, Perth Crown Theatre Perth, Friday, 10 April, 2015 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines an illusionist as “a sleight-of-hand performer or magician”, and with each of the seven acts from around the world featured in this second Illusionist line-up boasting titles such as The Deceptionist or The […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

MOVIE REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

| 27 March 2015 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Directed by John Madden Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar 8/10 We are taken along the US Route 66 at the start of the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Muriel (Maggie Smith) and Sonny (Dev Patel) have a business meeting, otherwise, […]

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DVD REVIEW: Hollywood Gold – The Killers

DVD REVIEW: Hollywood Gold – The Killers

| 22 March 2015 | Reply

DVD REVIEW: Hollywood Gold – The Killers Shock Entertainment Directed by Robert Siodmak, 1946 Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmund O’Brien Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 When an ex-pro boxer (Burt Lancaster’s Swede Anderson) lies on his bed awaiting two hitmen, and barely flinches as they arrive and kill him, insurance man Jim […]

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