12th Jun2018

‘The Jurassic Games’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves, Adam Hampton, Robin Acker, Daniel Barton, Katie Burgess, Dylan Cox, Erika Daly, Sidney Flack, Gary Frazier, Cate Jones, Kyle Penington, Tiger Sheu | Written by Ryan Bellgardt, Galen Christy | Directed by Ryan Bellgardt The Hunger Games get jurassic in The Jurassic Games, a direct to DVD title that is […]

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12th Jun2018

‘The Dam Busters: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr, Ernest Clark, Derek Farr, Charles Carson, Stanley Van Beers, Colin Tapley, Raymond Huntley, Hugh Manning | Written by R.C. Sherriff | Directed by Michael Anderson Many of the classic World War 2 movies are based on real-life battles and events that led to the […]

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11th Jun2018

‘Devil’s Gate’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Bridget Regan, Amanda Schull, Javier Botet, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Clay Staub A wife and child have gone missing in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota. While all indicators point to husband Jackson Pritchard as the prime suspect, pushy outsider FBI agent Daria Francis instinctively feels something else […]

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11th Jun2018

‘Sequence Break’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper NOTE: With Sequence Break finally hitting DVD this week, here’s a reposting of our review of the film from its Fantasia screening last summer. Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love […]

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11th Jun2018

‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Junkichi Orimoto, Naoko Ôtani, Masato Aizawa, Gô Rijû | Written by Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Chieko Schrader | Directed by Paul Schrader Lucasfilm isn’t just about lightsabers, high fantasy and hunky archaeologists, you know. Occasionally it has produced films like this one: Paul Schrader’s truly original biopic about the Japanese author Yukio […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Monochrome’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Jo Woodcock, James Cosmo, Cosmo Jarvis, Amy Ambrose, Suzy Bastone, Donna Berlin, Lee Boardman, Liz May Brice, Amelda Brown, Josephine Butler, Renée Castle, Darren Clarke, Richard Cordery | Written and Directed by Thomas Lawes Emma Rose (Jo Woodcock) has just had her life turned upside down when here boyfriend has been arrested for some sort […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Den of Thieves’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Dawn Olivieri, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews, Lewis Tan, Maurice Compte, Mo McRae | Written by Christian Gudegast, Paul Scheuring | Directed by Christian Gudegast Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber star in this off-the-boil Heat knock-off from writer-director Christian Gudegast, the screenwriter of London […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Kamil Lemieszewski, Justice Smith, Peter Jason | Written by Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly | Directed by J.A. Bayona “Oh, yeah, ooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts – then later there’s running and […]

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06th Jun2018

‘Tomb Invader’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gina Vitori, Andrew J Katers, Samantha Bowling, Evan Sloan, Shawn McConnell, Lindsay Sawyer, Val Victa, Jordan Williams, Kate Watson, John Wusah, Tammy Klein | Written by Nick Zephyrin | Directed by James H. Thomas Yay! It’s another mockbuster from The Asylum. Yes, those fine purveyors of shark-schlock have returned to their mockbuster roots with […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Nightmares’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Richard Masur, Lee Ving, Moon Unit Zappa, Emilio Estevez | Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom | Directed by Joseph Sargent While it may be hard to believe that less than a decade ago Nightmares was one of THE most sought after, most-requested titles […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Birth of the Dragon’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Billy Magnussen, Philip Ng, Xia Yu, Qu Jingjing, Jin Xing, Simon Yin, Van Ness Wu, Ron Yuan, Terry Chen | Written by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Directed by George Nolfi Directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), this account of a life-changing real-life fight between kung fu superstar-in-waiting Bruce Lee and martial […]

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05th Jun2018

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Bunraku’

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest installment in our regular Movies You May Have Missed series here on Nerdly, in which I highlight some of, what I think, are the best movies that have flown under the radar of many or have been “forgotten” in the intervening years since its release. This time round its the amazing […]

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04th Jun2018

’2001: A Space Odyssey’ Review (50th Anniversary)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in […]

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01st Jun2018

‘Winchester’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin, Eamon Farren, Thor Carlsson, Emm Wiseman | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Tom Vaughan | Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke star in this haunted house horror that’s based on the true story of The Winchester […]

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01st Jun2018

‘The Mountain of the Cannibal God’ Blu-ray Review (Shameless)

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Ursula Andress, Antonio Marsina, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina, Franco Fantasia, Lanfranco Spinola, Carlo Longhi | Written by Cesare Frugoni | Directed by Sergio Martino When her husband fails to return from an expedition after several months in the jungles of New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress) and her brother Arthur Weisser (Antonio Marsina), enlist the […]

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29th May2018

‘Downsizing’ DVD Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Rolf Lassgård, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis | Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Directed by Alexander Payne NOTE: With the DVD and Blu-ray release of Downsizing this week, here’s a reposting of our review of the film from its earlier, overlooked by many, cinematic release. One could argue […]

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28th May2018

‘Ghost House’ VOD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hébert, Mark Boone Junior, Michael S. New, Elana Krausz, Kevin Ragsdale, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Rich Lee Gray, Katrina Grey | Written by Rich Ragsdale, Kevin O’Sullivan, Jason Chase Tyrrell | Directed by Rich Ragsdale Jim and Julie are vacationing in Thailand where Julie falls in love with photographing the Thai […]

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28th May2018

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson | Written by T.S. Nowlin | Directed by Wes Ball This third and final entry in the Maze Runner franchise gives the YA series a rousing send-off, stream-lining the books’ overly complex […]

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25th May2018

‘Midnight Cowboy’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Georgann Johnson | Written by Waldo Salt | Directed by John Schlesinger “Where’s that Joe Buck?” the Texan locals ask. Here he is: it’s Jon Voight, a New Yorker playing a Deep Southern wannabe gigolo in flamboyant cowboy getup. Voight looks as pretty as his daughter […]

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24th May2018

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Jon Favreau | Written by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Directed by Ron Howard Fans of the Star Wars movies could be forgiven for having “a bad feeling about this” when it was announced that director Ron Howard […]

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24th May2018

‘Blessed are the Children’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Kaley Ball, Keni Bounds, Arian Thigpen, Jordan Boyd, Michael Kinslow, David Moncrief, Cheryl Abernathy, Jennifer Wilder, Hope Prybylski, Claire Mayronne, George Mayronne | Written by Chris Moore, Chris Wesley | Directed by Chris Moore After being dumped by her violent boyfriend, things soon become worse for Traci Paterson (Kaley Ball) as she finds out […]

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22nd May2018

‘Bella in the Wych Elm’ Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Barry Anscomb-Moon, Matias Barnes, Peter Grail, Jim Heal, ‘Tatty’ Dave Jones, Lee Mark Jones, Sarah L. Page, Ria Parfitt, Richard Quarterman, James Taylor, Traci Templer, James Underwood | Written and Directed by Thomas Lee Rutter In 1943 a group of boys wondering the woodland of Hagley Hall discovered the remains of an unknown woman […]

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