11th Sep2013

‘Elysium’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga | Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp South African director Neill Blomkamp made his feature film debut with District 9 in 2009, to much acclaim. A fantastic sci-fi film about aliens living in a Johannesburg slum and a human caught in the middle of the aliens […]

09th Sep2013

‘American Mary’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Katherine Isabelle, Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo, Paula Lindberg, Twan Holliday | Written and Directed by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska Jen and Sylvia Soska should be on the radar of most fans of the horror genre and it’s progression as a genre with something unique and interesting to offer the current earth or cinema. Their […]

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09th Sep2013

‘The Bleeding House’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Nina Lisandrello, Patrick Breen, Richard Bekins, Betsy Aidem, Charlie Hewson, Court Young, Henderson Wade, Victoria Dalpe | Written and Directed by Philip Gelatt The Bleeding House is a mystery horror movie directed by Philip Gelatt, a director who hasn’t done anything else as far as research can tell, as a director. Gelatt also wrote the […]

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08th Sep2013

‘White House Down’ (Jack’s) Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods | Written by James Vanderbilt | Directed by Roland Emmerich White House Down might be the greatest film ever made. At least that was my immediate reaction as the couple of people I texted informing them so could testify to. […]

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06th Sep2013

‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor | Written by Leigh Whannell | Directed by James Wan Having watched what I guess we should now refer to as ‘Chapter 1’ prior to the screening of the Insidious sequel, I can confirm that as […]

06th Sep2013

‘The Theatre Bizarre’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Catriona MacColl, Shane Woodward, André Hennicke, Suzan Anbeh, Debbie Rochon, James Gill, Lena Kleine, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lindsay Goranson, Guilford Adams | Directed by Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten Best known for their DVD and Blu-ray releases, Severin Films move into producing movies with the […]

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04th Sep2013

‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion | Written by Marc Guggenheim | Directed by Thor Freudenthal Now I’ll begin by telling you that before going into the cinema and taking my seat to watch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, I wasn’t […]

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04th Sep2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 3

by Jack Kirby

Monday The fifth and final day of Frightfest mercifully began a little later than the preceding days, a boon to many now slightly flagging and delirious film fans. Unfortunately, the first film on the main screen was the single worst feature I caught at the festival. Dark Touch (Marina De Van) features a French crew […]

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03rd Sep2013

‘Bane’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sophia Dawnay, Lisa Devlin, Tina Barnes, Sylvia Robson, Jonathan Sidgwick | Written and Directed by James Eaves Maybe it’s the movies I get to review or influences like Saw but right now movies where a group of people are all imprisoned together in an enclosed space and are tested on seems to be the […]

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03rd Sep2013

‘Hick’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin, Anson Mount, Juliette Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Alec Baldwin| Written by Andrea Portes | Directed by Derick Martini If I was asked to name a young actor or actress that I thought was going to be a big deal in the coming years of cinema, I’d have a […]

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02nd Sep2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 2

by Jack Kirby

Sunday Despite a late night, I rolled up to the Empire at early o clock in order to make sure I got a seat for the midnight movie Willow Creek, which had sold out the day before. Fortunately, the organisers had the wherewithal to move the film into a bigger auditorium for Sunday. Being there […]

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01st Sep2013

‘Riddick’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo | Written and Directed by David Twohy Being the consummate professional that I am, I made sure to watch both Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick prior to this third film in the nasty-fighty-man mooches about universe […]

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31st Aug2013

Another ‘Maniac’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Morganne Slemp, Genevieve Alexandra, America Olivo, Sammi Rotibi, Sal Landi, Dan Hunter, Megan Duffy | Written by Alexander Aja, Gregory Levasseur | Directed by Franck Khalfoun While aware that there is another Maniac review here on Nerdly, I felt the urge to review it myself after sitting down […]

30th Aug2013

Film4 Frightfest 2013 in Review – Part 1

by Jack Kirby

Opening Night and Saturday Frightfest 2013 opened on Thursday evening with Howard and John Ford’s The Dead 2: India, a sequel to their previous Africa-set zombie flick. To be honest, it wasn’t the most auspicious start to the weekend. A zombie epidemic reaches the Asian subcontinent and American engineer Nicholas (Joseph Millson) attempts to cross […]

30th Aug2013

‘The Heat’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Michael McDonald, Demian Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Thomas F. Wilson | Written by Katie Dippold | Directed by Paul Feig Hello Nerdly readers, I should introduce myself, I’m Chris and I’m an al….wait. I’m Chris, 6’2, brown eyes…I like extreme bonda…wait. Forget it. We’ve all seen buddy cop movies. The […]

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29th Aug2013

‘Fields Of November’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Louise Flory, Margot Kerlidou, Miguel Reyez, Peter Castle | Written by Chad Ritchie, Louise Flory | Directed by Chad Ritchie Over a year ago I heard of a film called Fields of November. The synopsis sounded like something I would want to watch and I watched teaser trailers and clips online over the following months. […]

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29th Aug2013

‘Hard Rush’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Randy Couture, Gianni Capaldi, Carly Pope, William McNamara | Written by Agustin | Directed by Giorgio Serafini At the rate Dolph Lundgren is pumping out direct to market action movies, you get the feeling that a quality script is not his highest priority – after all many of his recent […]

27th Aug2013

‘Extraction’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Sasha Roiz, Jenny Mollen, Dominic Bogart, Sara Tomko, Richard Riehle | Written and Directed by Nir Paniry Tom (Sasha Roiz) is trapped inside someone else’s memories. After creating a machine that enables the user to observe a person’s recollections from the inside, he makes a miscalculation and ends up separating mind from body, existing […]

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25th Aug2013

‘Missionary’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mitch Ryan, Connor Christie, Dawn Olivieri, Jesse Malinowski, Kip Pardue | Written by Bruce Wood, Scott Poiley | Directed by Anthony DiBlasi Despite having seen both of Anthony DiBlasi’s previous films, Dread and Cassadaga, on the big screen at Frightfest, it’s safe to say I’m not the biggest fan of his work – his two […]

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25th Aug2013

‘The Desert’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lautaro Delgado, Victoria Almeida, William Prociuk, Lucas Lagre, Maria Figueras | Written and Directed by Christoph Behl Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a fortified house, a safe haven bunker after a global catastrophe. Outside is a threatening apocalyptic landscape – inside was once a perfect three-way bond of supportive friendship. Now that […]

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24th Aug2013

‘Fruitvale Station’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O’Reilly, Ariana Neal | Written and Directed by Ryan Coogler For many of us the reason we travel to the movie theater is for a few hours of escapist entertainment. Movies can be a place where we can discharge from the […]

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22nd Aug2013

‘Daylight’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jennifer Bacon, David McCracken, Josh Riedford, Sydney Morris, Jeanine Cameron | Written by David McCracken, Joel Townsend | Directed by David McCracken, Joel Townsend, Kaidan Tremain Remember the Satanic abuse panic that originated in the United States in the 1980s, spreading throughout the country and eventually to many parts of the world? Reports proliferated about […]

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