Slickly made, the film is captivating in its set pieces which utilise 3D post-production well, including a duel between Abe and a vampire in the midst of a horse stampede and recreations of battles during the civil war…
To my surprise, ‘Being Human’ creator Toby Whithouse managed to not only provide a satisfying conclusion to a season I’ve had mixed feelings about with this episode, but also retroactively fix a lot of my issues with the season as a whole.
By the end of ‘The Wolf-Shaped Bullet’ I was left feeling optimistic about the [...]
This is a movie that practically begs you to compare it to things that are a lot better.
The B-movie is something that is quickly falling into irrelevance. With the drop in the cost of producing movies in the digital age, what was previously considered camp trash is now indie, and with it comes a greater measure of respect than previously.
I’m finding it hard to get quite as worked up about the Joss-free ‘Buffy’ remake as many fans of the series are.
‘Suck’ combines vampires with a rock’n’roll movie, and wears its cheapness on its leather sleeve.
Marvel simultaneously relaunch ‘Blade’ and ‘Union Jack’, two of their less popular night stalkers…
With a revival of ‘Doctor Who’ as a fully-fledged TV series on the cards, BBC Worldwide have conveniently released this story from the show’s last season.
‘Blade Trinity’ is a natural development of what we’ve seen before in this series, but with a quirkier sensibility…
The notes in the back of the first issue by author, and former ‘Infinity Inc’ hero, Roy Thomas make clear the writer’s great pleasure in this comic book being the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel in any medium.
Well, that was all a bit of a waste of time, wasn’t it?
For the first half this is a rip-roaring, rollicking, righteous fantasy swashbuckler – exactly as one would expect from the director of The Mummy.
This is the least gothic vampire comic I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s also the least vampire-related vampire comic I’ve ever seen.
‘Sword of Dracula’ # 2 delivers on the considerable promise of the first instalment…
Let’s get Hammered…
A summer blockbuster sufficiently early to arrive with the dawn of Spring, ‘Blade 2′ is both significantly more violent and appreciably less nasty than its predecessor.
With Guillermo del Toro of ‘Cronos’ and ‘The Devil’s Backbone’ fame behind the camera, the visuals have flair and a certain kind of grim glamour. The costumes too, are remarkably [...]
Rules of vampire related drama no #347, enacted October 2000: after any pivotal and dramatic storyline in the series ‘Angel’ there
must, by law, be a requisite 2-3 nonsensical filler episodes…
‘Buffy’ moved up a gear this week, with a few surprises wrapped up in what could (in lesser hands) have been an utterly predictable episode, what’s more after six seasons, they’ve finally found a look for Willow that does something for me. Nice
Villains is a Buffy episode I have issues with. Not big issues. Not life-changing, life-threatening, arguing-about-the-important-things-in-life issues. Story issues.
It is hard to imagine the same director making two more disparate vampire movies than Cronos and Blade II.
And so the inevitable Fred-centric episode arrives, and mercifully it’s a good one, cementing her position at Angel Investigations. When Fred’s parents arrive in LA, determined to find their daught
Welcome to the world’s shortest story arc! Remember that guy Angel pulled out of hell in ‘That Vision Thing’? Well, turns out he wasn’t being lined up for a major storyline, but for this excitin
Of the straight (that is to say, non-singing) episodes of Buffy featured in the first half of seasons six this is arguably the best. The central conceit – the gang all lose their memories – is simple,
Big explosions, big plot developments, and lots of scenes taking place in the rain…
This unashamedly double length story in two halves suffers from something that was once thought to be the eternal plague of the double-episode on US TV. That is to say, the two-parter which begins we
Still wondering why Warren, Jonathan and Andrew were stealing that big diamond in ‘Smashed’? Wonder no longer, as Warren assembles his best invention yet – an invisibility ray. The trio accidental
In this episode, Buffy gets a job in McDonalds (or the Sunnydale equivalent).
After last week any kind of light relief (well, except more burger bar antics) would be welcome, but there’s not really much of that on offer here.
After the intensity of recent weeks, this nifty, albeit silly, episode sees a cooling off of the ongoing plotlines as Angel comes to terms with fatherhood…
Buffy’s life is not the best it could be. Working in a burger bar, sleeping with someone she hates… not brilliant…
This is something to get excited about – an episode both written and directed by Joss Whedon. As his attention is split between more and more projects, so the rarity of getting a single, undiluted do
Like almost everything since Christmas, this episode of Buffy works for only about half of its running time.
Ally McBeal may be on its way out, but its good to see someone taking on the mantle of camp office romantic comedy…
After a shaky first year, it’s in this second season that ‘Angel’ steps out of the shadow of its Big Sister show…
‘Blade II’ is a very, very violent film. Take that as either a warning or a recommendation, but bear it in mind.
There is no such thing as a Vampire Slayer. There are no such things as Vampires. Sunnydale isn’t a real place. Like Dawn, Spike, Willow and Xander it only exists in the mind of Buffy Summers, a girl in a mental institution whose parents want her to get better.
It’s an intriguing premise for an episode, [...]
Talk about being born under a dark star – poor little Connor really doesn’t stand a chance, does he?
This week, Angel takes the concept of anti-hero to exciting new heights.
It’s difficult to discuss – let alone review in a public forum – this episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This is because some of that which occurs in it invokes issues far beyond those you would or should normally engage with in a TV review.