31st Mar2020

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Review (Disney+)

by Chris Cummings

Features the voices of: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Ashley Jensen, Janelle Monáe, Benedict Wong, Clancy Brown, Nate ‘Rocket’ Wonder, Roman GianArthur Irvin, James Bentley, Jentel Hawkins | Written by Andrew Bujalski | Directed by Charlie Bean Disney are well known, in recent years especially, for their live-action (and I use that term loosely) […]

30th Mar2020

‘The Whalebone Box’ VOD Review (MUBI Exclusive)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, MacGillivray, Iain Sinclair | Directed by Andrew Kotting Andrew Kotting (By Our Selves, Lek And The Dogs) directs this curious experimental film with Anonymous Bosch (Edith Walks) working the cinematography. A reunion, too, between Iain Sinclair and Kotting, who have previously collaborated on the acclaimed Swandown, By Our Selves and […]

27th Mar2020

‘System Crasher’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Straub, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Maryam Zaree, Tedros Teclebrhan, Matthias Brenner, Louis von Klipstein, Barbara Philipp, Amelle Schwerk | Written and Directed by Nora Fingscheidt Written and directed by German filmmaker, writer and documentary maker Nora Fingscheidt, System Crasher is an intense and brutally honest and […]

26th Mar2020

‘Vivarium’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann, Jonathan Aris | Written by Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley | Directed by Lorcan Finnegan Vivarium is a sci-fi horror film from director Lorcan Finnegan, who also wrote alongside Garret Shanley, who also penned the screenplay. We follow a young couple who are looking for a house, […]

26th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Hidden Through Time’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Hidden Through Time, available now on Switch, PS4 and Android. Once in a while I like to jump into the Nintendo […]

26th Mar2020

Disney Plus UK: First Impressions

by Chris Cummings

We’re experiencing a time right now in the world where streaming services and entertainment might offer a little bit of a distraction from things, and so it was perfect timing that Disney Plus landed in the UK on the 24th of March. The United States have had the service since November of 2019, so us […]

25th Mar2020

‘Tales from Six Feet Under’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Nicholas Michael Jacobs, Alexis Beacher, Gianna Jacobs, Brian Jacobs | Written and Direected by Nicholas Michael Jacobs Directed and written by Nicholas Michael Jacobs, who made Urban Fears, a horror flick I reviewed previously here on Nerdly, Tales from Six Feet Under is a black-and-white shot, 45 minute long anthology horror film with three […]

25th Mar2020

Ten Best: Binge-worthy TV shows that have ended!

by Chris Cummings

In a time where many of us are staying indoors if we can, keeping away from people and isolating, there’s a lot of good that can come from letting your mind drift into a film or a television show. There are some great shows out there and I thought it might be cool to highlight […]

25th Mar2020

‘Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2′ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Trails of Cold Steel is a series that I, sadly, have been very much unfamiliar with. The cool opportunity to play this title came up, however, and so I gave it a shot, without the knowledge of what I was getting myself into or any information about the previous titles in the series. Many fans, […]

24th Mar2020

First Impressions – ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

I’m pretty new to the Animal Crossing universe, having only played a little itty bit of New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS prior to the new release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch. Still… I’ve been very excited for this release, and I picked up a copy the day it came out and […]

20th Mar2020

Ten Best: Wrestling Autobiographies

by Chris Cummings

One of my favourite things to read, and I’m a big reader, is a good wrestling book. There are a whole bunch of autobiographies out there from a load of wrestlers, and the world of bodyslams and Monday night warfare is not short of a million crazy stories, so these books tend to be jam-packed […]

20th Mar2020

‘Cubicle’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Charlotte Hamblin, Robert Nairne | Written by Stefan Kaday | Directed by Chloe Wicks Written by Stefan Kaday and directed by Chloe Wicks, Cubicle is an under-four-minute long short horror film, much shorter than many of the short films I’m used to, yet it manages to be incredibly effective and wonderfully stylish in that […]

19th Mar2020

‘Tooth Fairy’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Claire-Maria Fox, Claudine-Helene Aumord, Manny Jai Montana, Clayton Frake, Elena Thomas, Mike Kelson, Suzy O’Sullivan, Lucia Edwards, Shawn C. Phillips, Nicola Lean, Will Dodd | Written by Tom Critch, Shannon Holiday | Directed by Louisa Warren Now, listen… I’m very forgiving when it comes to horror as a genre of film. I’m open-minded, especially […]

19th Mar2020

Ten Best: WWE/WWF Video Games Ever!

by Chris Cummings

Wrestling video games have been being released since the 80s. We’ve seen countless titles from a handful of promotions released through the years, with some being lousy, some being so-so, and some hitting those wonderful heights and being stonkingly good. Now, I have played A LOT of wrestling games, but I haven’t played all of […]

19th Mar2020

‘Faulty Roots’ Short Film Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ella Greenwood, Sani Thabo, Sarah Greenwood | Written and Directed by Ella Greenwood Written, directed and produced by 18 year old Ella Greenwood who, by the way, also plays the part of Lola here, Faulty Roots joins in the conversation regarding mental health and the prejudices that surround that segment of life. Lola suffers from […]

19th Mar2020

Opinionated: The Ruthless Aggression Era Wasn’t That Good!

by Chris Cummings

So, WWE have been releasing content about the beloved Attitude Era for years. Hell, they’ve been releasing stuff about it since that era ended in around 2001. Now, in 2020, we’re seeing a change in focus with WWE releasing content about the Ruthless Aggression Era, an era that occurred in around 2003 and would last […]

18th Mar2020

‘Jump, Step, Step’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

From developer Phung Games and games publisher Hidden Trap comes Jump, Step, Step, a new puzzle title for the Nintendo Switch. This game, selling at a slender £4.49, could be a little something different for puzzle nerds who might be interested in an old-school isometric brain-twister, but sadly Jump, Step, Step fails to take its intriguing […]

18th Mar2020

‘Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions: Bret “Hitman” Hart’ Review (WWE Network Original)

by Chris Cummings

So far on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions series on WWE Network, we’ve seen the “Texas Rattlesnake” talk to The Undertaker, Kane, Goldberg and The Big Show, and now he sits down for over an hour with “The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be”, forever WWF Champion […]

18th Mar2020

Opinionated: Wrestling Can Make You Smile, Even In The Hardest of Times

by Chris Cummings

We all know that things are rough right now. Times are hard and the uncertainty and worry about the world we live in is just unbelievable. It’s often at times of difficulty that we turn to things that help us to escape for a while, and give us some sort of joy or happiness. Right […]

13th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Soul Axiom Rebooted’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Soul Axiom Rebooted, a Wii U port available now on the Nintendo Switch. Soul Axiom Rebooted comes to the Nintendo Switch, […]

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12th Mar2020

‘An Embarrassment of Witches’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Sophie Goldstein, Jenn Jordan | Art by Sophie Goldstein | Published by Top Shelf Productions | Format: Paperback, 204pp Life after college isn’t turning out exactly as Rory and Angela had planned. Rory, recently dumped at the gate of her flight to Australia, needs to find a new life path ASAP. What do […]

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12th Mar2020

WWE Network Original Review: ‘A Future WWE: The FCW Story’

by Chris Cummings

A new documentary - A Future WWE: The FCW Story – has landed on the WWE Network, with a nice feature-length look at Florida Championship Wrestling, the development territory for WWE for many years before NXT took over. This is good stuff. A big variety of talking-heads, from the owner of FCW, Steve “Skinner” Keirn, to […]

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