11th May2013

‘The Fallow Field’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Michael Dacre, Steve Garry | Written and Directed by Leigh Covey El Mariachi has a lot to answer for. As does Clerks. Both were made in the early ‘90s on incredibly low budgets ($9,000 and $30,000 respectively; Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith famously maxed out all of his credit cards to finance the film) and achieved […]

11th May2013

‘Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Louise Madison, Sabrina Dickens, S.J. Evans, Rorie Stockton, Richard Goss, Sule Rimi, Kathy Saxondale, Johnathon Farrell | Written by James Plumb, Andrew Jones | Directed by James Plumb In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. Academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena […]

11th May2013

‘Sick Boy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Skye McCole Bartusiak, Marc Donato, Debbie Rochon, Cas Rooney, Greg Dorchak | Written and Directed by Tim T. Cunningham Tim T. Cunningham is a name you may not recognise but he has been working as a visual effect artist since 1997 on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Armageddon, The Patriot, X-Men First Class […]

10th May2013

Soho Film Fest Review: ‘West End’

by Catherina Gioino

The Soho Film Festival ran its course for the fourth time on April 5-12 in the Landmark Sunshine Cinema Theater, in Soho, New York. The festival featured over 70 films and shorts and brought together not only new and aspiring filmmakers, actors, writer and all, but also brought already established filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts to […]

09th May2013

‘Dead Mine’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joe Taslim, Ario Bayu, Sam Hazeldine, Use Badhu, Byron Hulbert, Mike Lewis, James Taenaka, Les Loveday, Miki Muzuno | Written and Directed by Steve Sheil Some four years after he struck horror-comedy gold with Mum & Dad, Steve Sheil returns to the directors chair for Dead Mine, which follows a treasure hunter as he adventures […]

08th May2013

‘LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars (the voices of): Clancy Brown, Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Christopher Corey Smith, Charlie Schlatter | Written by Jon Burton, David A. Goodman | Directed by Jon Burton Starting as it means to go on with side-splitting spoof of the opening to Tim Burton’s classic 1989 Batman flick, complete with the dramatic Danny Elfman score, LEGO […]

07th May2013

‘Rise of the Zombies’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Ethan Suplee, LeVar Burton, Danny Trejo, Heather Hemmens, French Stewart, Chad Lindberg, Lorenzo Eduardo, Andy Clemence | Written by Keith Allan, Delondra Williams | Directed by Nick Lyon Nick Lyon, who previously directed the Ving Rhames starring Zombie Apocalypse, returns the the land of the living dead with Rise of the Zombies, […]

07th May2013

‘Vehicle 19′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, Tshepo Maseko, Andrian Mazive, Welile Nzuza, Mangaliso Ngema | Written and Directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil I know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, another movie in which Paul Walker drives fast in a car!” But wait, whilst Vehicle 19 does see everyone’s second-favourite Fast & […]

06th May2013

‘Kill ‘Em All’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Ammara Siripong, Joe Lewis, Brahim Achabbakhe, Tim Man, Roongtawan Jindasing, Rashid Phoenix, Ice Chongko, Chia Hui Liu | Written by Ken Miller | Directed by Raimund Huber Sometimes I love my “job,” especially when I get to tell all you folks reading Nerdly about those hidden gems sitting on the shelves of your […]

06th May2013

‘Baron Blood’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Rada Rassimov, Antonio Cantafora, Umberto Raho, Luciano Pigozzi | Written by Vincent Fotre | Directed by Mario Bava Italian director Mario Bava was responsible for some truly great horror movies of the 60s and 70s, including The Mask of Satan, Black Sabbath, Blood and Black Lace, Lisa and […]

03rd May2013

‘Dragon’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang, Kara Hui, Zheng Wei, Li Jia-Min, Wu Jiang, Yu Kang | Written by Joyce Chan, Oi Wah Lam | Directed by Peter Chan Prolific producer and director Peter Chan steps into the wu xia genre with Dragon, which is set in 1917 in early Republican China and tells the […]

03rd May2013

‘My Ex 2: Haunted Lover’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Ratchawin Wongviriya, Atthama Chiwanitchapan, Thongpoom Siripipat, Marion Affolter, Pete Thongchua | Written by Adirek Wattaleela | Directed by Piyapan Choopetch Those are some pretty exciting names right there. I wouldn’t even know where to begin pronouncing Chiwanitchapan or Thongpoom, but I’m having a lot of fun with them nonetheless. Such is the joy having […]

02nd May2013

‘Robosapien’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kim Coates, Penelope Ann Miller, Joaquim de Almeida, David Eigenberg, Jae Head, Bobby Coleman, Peter Jason, Holliston Coleman, Billy Slaughter | Written by Avi Arad, Max Botkin | Directed by Sean McNamara Originally announced way back in 2008, Robosapien has had a long gestation period and has gone through numerous re-titles (including Cody the […]

02nd May2013

‘The Bigfoot Tapes’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stephon Stewart, Davee Youngblood, Shy Pilgreen, Sam Ayers, Don Scribner, Brad S. Clayton, Michael Villar, Joey Napoli, Johnnie Colter | Written and Directed by Stephon Stewart The second Bigfoot flick to hit DVD in the past six months, The Bigfoot Tapes is a found-footage film that sees a documentary filmmaker, his brother and his […]

02nd May2013

‘Come Out and Play’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw | Written and Directed by Makinov Based on the book El juego de los niños, which spawned the 1976 killer-kid flick Who Can Kill a Child?, (of which this is essentially a direct remake) Come Out and Play is another exercise in the futility of horror remakes […]

30th Apr2013

Soho International Film Festival – Shorts Round Up

by Catherina Gioino

Year after year, festivals have come to show the love of film making people have, bringing together not only filmmakers to showcase their talent, but also moviegoers to enjoy these works of art. The Soho International Film Festival does just that. The Soho International Film Festival took place from April 5th to April 12th, featuring […]

28th Apr2013

‘The Collection’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Shannon Kane | Written by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Directed by Marcus Dunstan Originally conceived as a prequel to the long-running Saw movies and penned by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, the writing duo behind Saw’s 4 through 7 […]

28th Apr2013

‘The Wrong House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marc Singer, Art LaFleur, Hayley DuMond, Janey Gioiosa, Paul McGill, Rebekah Kennedy, Victoria Vance, Jon Cobb | Written and Directed by Eric Hurt You’d be forgiven for thinking that The Wrong House is yet another “in the woods” slasher flick given the generic DVD box art (which is decidedly similar to 101 Films’ previous […]

28th Apr2013

‘Turn Me On, Goddammit’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Beate Støfring, Matias Myren, Henriette Streenstrup | Based on the novel by Olaug Nilssen | Written and Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen I’ve had something of a soft spot for coming-of-age stories ever since I read JD Salinger’s perennial classic The Catcher In The Rye. Whether it’s the tough but […]

27th Apr2013

‘The Story of Luke’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Dewshane Williams, Seth Green, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cary Elwes, Al Sapienza, Kristin Bauer | Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo Autism awareness has steadily increased over the last decade. Though the public is far more educated on the topic than the past, a large misunderstanding still remains. The spectrum of autism is vast covering […]

27th Apr2013

‘The Lords of Salem’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie,  Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig | Written and Directed by Rob Zombie Darling (or deviant, depending on who you ask) of the horror genre, rock-star-turned-director Rob Zombie is back with his fifth live-action feature film, The Lords […]

25th Apr2013

‘Oblivion’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell | Written by Joseph Kosinski, Karl Gajdusek | Directed by Joseph Kosinski Joseph Kosinski is clearly a director who has a large fondness and respect for the Science Fiction genre.  His first directorial effort Tron: Legacy continued the saga of one of […]

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