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DVD REVIEW: NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET Season 1 and 2

DVD REVIEW: NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET Season 1 and 2

DVD REVIEW: NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET Season 1 and 2 Shock Entertainment August 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Fans of Gerry Anderson’s ‘60s supermarionation programs Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet will revel in this 2005 reboot of the latter – even if the computer animation techniques used (coined ‘hypermarionation’ as a nod to their original puppetry) […]

DVD REVIEW: THE MUNSTERS COMPLETE COLLECTION

DVD REVIEW: THE MUNSTERS COMPLETE COLLECTION

DVD REVIEW: THE MUNSTERS COMPLETE COLLECTION Shock Entertainment August 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Debuting in the same week in September 1964, and running concurrently with The Addams Family (Bewitched also premiered that week) for twenty months, The Munsters featured a very similar plot line – a creepy horror family who think […]

DVD REVIEW: THE GHOST BUSTERS

DVD REVIEW: THE GHOST BUSTERS

DVD REVIEW: THE GHOST BUSTERS Shock Entertainment July 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 /10 Not to be confused with the ‘80s movie or its recent remake, The Ghost Busters was a live action children’s series from 1975 which put Larry Storch and Forrest Tucker together in an attempt to rekindle their comedic chemistry from […]

MOVIE REVIEW: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

MOVIE REVIEW: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

MOVIE REVIEW: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Written & directed by Matt Ross Starring Viggo Mortenson, George MacKay, Samantha Isler Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 In a dense forest a young man – little more than a teen – leaps from the undergrowth to slit a deer’s throat with a hunting knife, before a ragtag brigade […]

DVD REVIEW: THE DAUGHTER

DVD REVIEW: THE DAUGHTER

DVD REVIEW: THE DAUGHTER Roadshow Entertainment September 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Odessa Young is sensational as the daughter, Hedwig, caught up in the power plays of a handful of selfish adults with their own agendas in a dying logging town in Simon Stone’s movie of Henrik Ibsen’s play. The Daughter opens with two […]

DVD REVIEW: SOUTHLANDER – Diary Of A Desperate Musician

DVD REVIEW: SOUTHLANDER – Diary Of A Desperate Musician

DVD REVIEW: SOUTHLANDER – Diary Of A Desperate Musician MVD Visual 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Made in 2001 and featuring a raft of familiar indie music and movie faces, Southlander is the very definition of arthouse indie film making – an often surreal, sometimes (obviously) improv’d work that begs the viewer to watch […]

THEATRE REVIEW: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Perth, 15 Sep 2016

THEATRE REVIEW: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Perth, 15 Sep 2016

THEATRE REVIEW: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Perth, 15 Sep 2016 Directed by Jeremy Sams Starring Amy Lehpamer, Cameron Daddo, Marina Prior Crown Theatre, Perth – Thursday, 15 September, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar There’s little can be said about The Sound Of Music which hasn’t already been said a hundred times in the fifty years […]

MOVIE REVIEW: PETE’S DRAGON

MOVIE REVIEW: PETE’S DRAGON

MOVIE REVIEW: PETE’S DRAGON Directed by David Lowery Starring Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 5/10 Disney’s modern retelling of the cult ‘70s kid’s film Pete’s Dragon is sure to polarise viewers. Queue on the left if you’re in the “a simple story filled with wonder and a joy to […]

DVD REVIEW: THE DAMNED – DON’T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

DVD REVIEW: THE DAMNED – DON’T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD

DVD REVIEW: THE DAMNED – DON’T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE DEAD Directed by Wes Orshoski MVD Visual Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9 ½ /10   “We thought there were no rules at all, and that’s what punk was for us – it wasn’t about pigeon holing anything…” explains The Damned singer Dave Vanian at […]

CD / DVD REVIEW: KISS - Kiss Rocks Vegas

CD / DVD REVIEW: KISS – Kiss Rocks Vegas

Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment Release Date: August 26, 2016 Rating: 10/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Anyone who knows me may think I am a bit prejudiced when reviewing anything KISS, but how can you not be?  I mean, they are after all the ‘Hottest Band In The World.’  Watching and listening to this live […]

DVD REVIEW: GREEN ROOM ++ GIVEAWAYS!!

DVD REVIEW: GREEN ROOM ++ GIVEAWAYS!!

DVD REVIEW: GREEN ROOM ++ GIVEAWAYS We have two copies of this great indie DVD – already a popular cult underground hit – to give away to Australian readers. Email press@magazine.100percentrock.com and tell us which punk band you’d like to be side-by-side with in a fight for your life!! Most creative or funny answers win […]

DVD REVIEW: THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE

DVD REVIEW: THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE

DVD REVIEW: THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE Directed by Alan Parker Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney Shock Entertainment 1 June, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Kevin Spacey plays a famous death penalty opponent in this powerful and thought provoking film which is part whodunit, part thriller and part race against the clock. […]

THEATRE REVIEW: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – Perth

THEATRE REVIEW: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – Perth

THEATRE REVIEW: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – Perth Little Shop Of Horrors, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth – Friday, 5 August, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Based on – and featuring stills from – the 1960 Roger Corman movie, and with more than a passing resemblance stylistically to the tongue-in-various-cheeks spoofery of The Rocky Horror Picture […]

DVD REVIEW: LOUDER THAN LOVE – The Grande Ballroom Story

DVD REVIEW: LOUDER THAN LOVE – The Grande Ballroom Story

DVD REVIEW: LOUDER THAN LOVE – The Grande Ballroom Story Produced & Directed by Tony D’Annunzio LOUD Productions Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 I have no idea who sent me this DVD all the way from Sweden (plain envelope, no note or name inside, no return address, just a postmark) but I’m glad […]

DVD REVIEW: SUPERGIRL Season 1

DVD REVIEW: SUPERGIRL Season 1

DVD REVIEW: SUPERGIRL Season 1 Roadshow 27 July, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Despite some average reviews online, the first handful of episodes of the new SUPERGIRL reboot is actually pretty good, even if it can tip towards an over-earnestness which seems more pitched to tweens and teens than adults. Melissa Benoist plays Kara […]

DVD REVIEW: RAKE Season 4

DVD REVIEW: RAKE Season 4

DVD REVIEW: RAKE Season 4 Starring Richard Roxburgh Roadshow 13 July, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 10/10 Cleaver Greene, attorney and Australia’s answer to Californication’s Hank Moody, is back to his old tricks in season four of this hilariously decadent show. When we last saw Green, played with heart and soul by Richard Roxburgh, he […]

DVD REVIEW: 11.22.63

DVD REVIEW: 11.22.63

DVD REVIEW: 11.22.63 Starring James Franco, Chris Cooper Roadshow 10 August, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Think you’ve seen every twist possible on the JFK assassination story via countless documentaries and dramas between 1963 and now? Think again. This eight-part mini-series, executive produced by J J Abrams amongst others, and based on a best-selling […]

DVD REVIEW: OCTOBER SKY

DVD REVIEW: OCTOBER SKY

DVD REVIEW: OCTOBER SKY Shock Entertainment 1 June, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Based on the true story of Homer Hickman and three friends, affectionately known as The Rocket Boys, who grew up dreaming of escaping the dead-end coal mining life of Coalwood, West Virginia, October Sky is an uplifting and heart-warming […]

DVD REVIEW: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN

DVD REVIEW: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN

DVD REVIEW: BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Roadshow Entertainment 18 July, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 1/2/10 Holy Kryptonite, viewers – what the hell did I just watch? I may not have been a comic book guy since I was knee-high to an AntMan, but there’s no mistaking that Batman Vs Superman is muddled mess of […]

DVD REVIEW: The Chamber/ The Gingerbread Man

DVD REVIEW: The Chamber/ The Gingerbread Man

DVD REVIEW: The Chamber/ The Gingerbread Man Shock Entertainment 6 June, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ and 5 ½ /10     Despite being linked by author and legal themes, these two adaptations of John Grisham stories couldn’t be more different if they tried. The Chamber features Chris O’Donnell as young lawyer Adam […]

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