REVOLT

Earth has been invaded and the fight is all but already lost as machines maraud across the planet, rounding up the remaining people and sucking them into their motherships, never to return. We are thrust straight into the action as a team of American soldiers are taking the fight to the robots in a Kenyan … Continued

A HERO BORN: LEGENDS OF THE CONDOR HEROES: VOLUME I

Jin Yong is a Chinese literary phenomenon and A Hero Born, originally published in 1957, is the first volume of the series that made him famous. Legends of the Condor spans twelve volumes and, according to this edition’s introduction, many people have considered that its universe was too foreign for an English-speaking readership to properly … Continued

SENLIN ASCENDS

Do you ever feel like you’re the one person who doesn’t really get the joke, but you don’t want to admit it in case everyone else thinks you’re crazy? Well, that’s kind of how I felt about Senlin Ascends, a book that seems to be garnering extraordinarily positive reviews but which, I’m sorry to admit, … Continued

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

“I hate Hollywood”, “screw this movie” and “they have ruined it” are just a cherry pick of comments from social media surrounding Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (or any new movie release for that matter). Initially thought to be a remake of Joe Johnston’s Robin Williams led revered action adventure picture, this is instead a … Continued

THE WOLVES OF WINTER

In a near-future America torn apart by wars and pandemics, the McBride family has fled the city in search of isolation and sanctuary in the wilds of Alaska. All the conveniences of modern life have been consumed by the conflict, and the McBrides eke out a subsistence existence by hunting, trapping, fishing and growing what … Continued

TERMINATOR 2 3D (1991)

Do we really need to explain the plot, again? [YES! – Ed] So, it’s about a decade after the events of the first film, and Skynet has sent back another Terminator from the future to kill the lineage of the Connor family that will command the resistance against the rise of the machines. This time, … Continued

BAG BOY LOVER BOY

We’re always on the lookout for something a little quirky and off-the-wall here at STARBURST, and this low budget effort (actually made in 2014) ticks all the boxes as a cult hit. Some films, however, try far too hard to win over the hipster cool crowd with bizarreness. We’re happy to report that Bag Boy … Continued

VAULT OF HORROR: THE ITALIAN CONNECTION

While the majority of the tracks on this collection of music from various Italian horror and genre films have been made available via their own separate releases, Vault of Horror represents a fantastic cross-section of what was has become a pivotal time in cinematic scoring. Some of the biggest names in film composing are including … Continued

GERRY ANDERSON’S NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET

Back in 2005, two iconic 1960s British TV science fiction institutions were dragged out of obscurity, dusted down, given a fresh lick of paint and offered up hopefully to a domestic TV audience which had lost its taste for such outlandish, far-fetched entertainment. History records how Russell T Davies’s magnificently well-considered resurrection of Doctor Who … Continued

FALL OF GRACE

Questionable but well-meaning father, Jase, is called into action when his daughter is possessed and seemingly kidnapped by a demonic entity. Attempting to rescue her, Jase summons a second demon so that he can force it to help him. Predictably, things don’t run smoothly and people die. It’s a pretty good premise that, in the … Continued