Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers
Author: Media Meowster
Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) (STEAM) ★★☆☆☆
As the enigmatic Hitman, use stealth and tactical problem solving to enter, execute and exit your missions with minimum attention and maximum effectiveness.
Pet Semetary (1989) (Blu-ray Premium Collection #43) ★★★☆☆
Behind a young family’s home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
The Valley of Gwanji (1969) (Blu-ray Premium Collection #55) ★★★☆☆
A group of cowboys from a traveling circus stumble upon a forbidden valley infested with prehistoric creatures.
Claire: Extended Cut (2016) (PSN) ★★☆☆☆
Claire is alone, lost, and hunted. Aided by her dog and armed only with a flashlight, Claire must conquer her fear and find her comatose mother.
We Are the Flesh (2016) ★★☆☆☆
Two siblings foraging for food and shelter in a ruined city meet a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.
Arrival (2016) ★★★☆☆
Based on the short story “Story of your life”, Twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world and a linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the alien visitors.
Crossed: Family Values – Volume 2 (2011) (CB/GN) ★★★★☆
A religious family attempt to escape the Crossed hordes.
Californication – Season 3 (2009) (TV) ★★★★☆
Hank Moody becomes a creative writing teacher on a college campus.
Sleepless in Seatle (1993) ★★★☆☆
A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Crossed: Volume 1 (2010) (CB/GN) ★★★★☆
The world’s been overrun by sadistic homicidal maniacs. A small band of survivors traverses what’s left of America, in constant danger and trying to hold onto what little humanity they can.
Sunless Sea (2014) (VG) ★★★☆☆
Take the helm of your customised steamship and set sail for the unknown. A 2D top-down game of discovery, survival and loneliness set in the Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.
The Diving Pool (1990) (Novel) ★★★★☆
A collection of novellas about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2016) ★★★☆☆
A documentary about Steve Aoki, one of the most eminent DJs working today.
The Evil Dead (1981) ★★★★★
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (2003) (VG) ★★★★☆
You have just inherited a farm in Mineral Town. Grow crops, raise animals, marry the woman of your dreams and start a family.
13th (2016) ★★★★☆
Explores the history of racial inequality and the reasons behind the enormous number of incarcerations in the United States.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) ★★★★☆
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (2013)(VG) ★★★☆☆
Use all of your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of the ancient kingdom of Arcadia and defeat the sea monster, Oceanhorn.
Night of the Living Dead (1968) ★★★★☆
The first in Romero’s ‘Living Dead’ series and the ultimate B movie.
Californication – Season 2 (2008) (TV) ★★★☆☆
Season 2 takes a darker turn with sub plots of death and addiction.
Wytches #1-6 (2014) ★★★☆☆
An admirable re-imagining of the mythology of witches and witchcraft that’s not nearly as good as the hype might suggest.
To the Bone (2017) ★★☆☆☆
A potentially insightful film on the struggles of anorexia that fails to resonate with a lasting impression.
Amanda Knox (2016) ★★☆☆☆
With the current climate of ubiquitous true crime stories comes an account of alleged murderer Amanda Knox. The film is not nearly as interesting nor as captivating as it should be.
The Sword of Doom (1966) ★★★☆☆
Based on the 41 volume Buddhist/samurai historical novel ‘Great Bodhisattva Pass’ and planned as a trilogy of films, ‘The Sword of Doom’ feels like an unfinished piece of work.
Hell or High Water (2016) ★★★★☆
An exceptional heist neo-western set in the modern American frontier.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2011) ★★★☆☆
An inspiring account of how two men on the brink of irreversibly destroying their health, clean up their diet and change their lives.
The Conjuring 2 (2016) ★★★★☆
A blockbuster, terror epic of a ghost story but lacking the near perfect, raw potency of the original film.
Annabelle (2014) ★★★☆☆
Sadly underrated, ‘Annabelle’ is an effective prequel but this depends on how susceptible to inanimate, allegedly supernatural objects you might be.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) ★★★☆☆
The film’s ingenious premise appears to be its own undoing.
The Conjuring (2013) ★★★★☆
James Wan is one of the most promising modern horror film directors and with ‘The Conjuring’ the bar is set high with a full spectrum of talent on display.
Californication – Season 1 (2007) (TV) ★★★★☆
An unapologetic dark comedy of a New York writer living a hedonistic Los Angeles lifestyle of meaningless sex and substance abuse having sold his work and soul to the machine that is Hollywood.
Thirteen Reasons Why (2017) (TV) ★★★☆☆
Based on the 2007 young adult novel, ’Thirteen Reasons Why” has its heart in the right place, but fails to achieve the emotional impact it rightly deserves.
The Handmaiden (2016) ★★★★☆
Director Chan Wook Park adds to his growing collection of graphic and provocative cinema. This time around he seems to let violence take a backseat to sexuality and what results is a stunningly contemporary and classical period film. It’s a thought provoking study on the nature of uninhibited carnal desires and unlike his previous works, both tone and narrative style is quite Japanese in nature.
After Porn Ends (2012) ★★☆☆☆
As the name suggests, this documentary takes a look at the lives of performers after they have quit the business.
The Founder (2017) ★★★☆☆
More a detailed biopic of Ray Kroc and how McDonald’s became a billion dollar global food empire than the actual founders who masterminded the whole revolutionary speedy system.
Forks Over Knives (2011) ★★★★☆
Overall, ’Forks Over Knives’ is a better-than-average documentary film but its message is so imperative that this should be compulsory viewing for everyone.
Philadelphia (1993) ★★★★☆
Hailed as one of the first big-budget films to address the AIDS virus, ‘Philadelphia’ relies on its top-notch cast to chart a course through difficult themes.
Darth Maul #1-4 (2017) ★★☆☆☆
The earliest event in the Star Wars official canon. It also happens to be the newest release with the final issue still unreleased. This series sheds some light on the period that Darth Maul apprenticed under Darth Sidious before the events of the Phantom Menace. It’s a short read with a pretty mediocre and disappointing plot.
Passengers (2016) ★★★★☆
This is one of those films that people are either going to love or hate. It hit all the rights spots for me to the point where I can’t believe some of the terrible reviews this film has garnered.
The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) ★★★★☆
One of the best TV miniseries to come along in a while! Even though we all know how it ends and despite being one of the most heavily documented and high profile trials of our time, ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson is solid entertainment with excellent performances across the board, especially Sara Paulson who just gets better and better with each new character she effortlessly embodies.
Now You See Me (2013) ★★☆☆☆
An endlessly frustrating and overlong heist film with paper thin characters. The picture relies on the innumerable cast members’ signature nuances instead of crafting credible backstories to develop the narrative. You just never truly care for the characters or their motives.