07th Oct2014

‘Jess Franco’s Downtown’ DVD Review (Ascot Elite, Ger)

by Mondo Squallido

Jess Franco (99 Women, Vampyros Lesbos) stars as Al Pereia, a private detective who is down on his luck and waiting for that next big job. Thankfully for him, he gets a job from a glamorous young woman by the name of Cynthia, played by the ever lovely Lina Romay (Female Vampire, Lorna the Exorcist). […]

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06th Oct2014

‘Horns’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham, David Morse | Written by Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel) | Directed by Alexandre Aja Now, I’ll begin this by saying that I am a big fan of Joe Hill. He’s a writer with a style that I admire, and his stories are so comically […]

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06th Oct2014

‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dylan ‘Hornswoggle’ Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh, Brendan Fletcher, Garry Chalk, Teach Grant, Bruce Blain, Adam Boys, Mary Black, Emilie Ullerup, Gary Peterman | Written by Harris Wilkinson | Directed by Zach Lipovsky The WWE has had some success with their chosen films, especially horror. See No Evil was entertaining enough No One […]

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05th Oct2014

Grimmfest 2014: ‘Open Grave’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards, Max Wrottesley, Márta Szabó, Balázs Szitás, Zsuzsanna Szabados, Tofi Seffer | Written by Eddie Borey, Chris Borey | Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego On paper Open Grave sounded like yet another “homage” to the likes of Buried. After all its the tale of a man […]

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05th Oct2014

‘The Search for Simon’ Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Martin Gooch, Noeleen Comiskey, Sophie Aldred, Julian Bastida, Simon Birks, Jen Brown, Brooke Burfitt, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Emma Cornell, Joe Dutch | Written by Martin Gooch, Simon Birks | Directed by Martin Gooch David Jones (Martin Gooch) is a man with a mission; to find his brother, Simon, who was abducted by aliens nearly 30 […]

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03rd Oct2014

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Lazar | Written by Jonathan Tropper | Directed by Shawn Levy It has been stated that tragedy breeds comedy. If that is the case This is Where I Leave You should […]

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03rd Oct2014

‘The Werner Herzog Collection: Disc 1′ Review (BFI)

by Mondo Squallido

Werner Herzog is one of my all time favourite directors. Ever since watching his take on Nosferatu, I knew I was hooked. Exploring both his fictional and documentary films, you will find a fascinating body of work. Sure, some of his opinions I really don’t agree with (I’m talking about you, Into the Abyss and […]

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03rd Oct2014

‘Dark Touch’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Padraic Delaney, Charlotte Flyvholm, Stephen Wall, Robert Donnelly, Susie Power, Richard Dormer, Catherine Walker, Simon Boyle, Olga Wehrly, Mark Huberman, Katie Kirby, Clare Barrett, Art Parkinson | Written and Directed by Marina de Van Dark Touch is the story of an eleven year old girl called Niamh (Missy Keating) whose parents […]

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02nd Oct2014

‘Sniper: Legacy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tom Berenger, Chad Michael Collins, Vasil Enev, Dennis Haysbert, Danko Jordanov, Mercedes Masohn | Written by Don Michael Paul, John Fasano | Directed by Don Michael Paul Shocking as it may seem given the amount of horror flicks I review here on Nerdly, I’m not just a horror fan. My movie-loving passion is in […]

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02nd Oct2014

‘The Fear’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, John Philbin, Dustin Stevens, Monique Parent, Andrea Vahl, William A. Robertson, Kris Smith, Timothy Dugan, Alex Markousis, Holly Greene | Written by Kris Hulbert | Directed by Randy Kent, Kris Hulbert Everybody wants to buy the perfect house right? The house that seems just right for what you need. What […]

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02nd Oct2014

‘Sorority Party Massacre’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro, Ed O’Ross, Yvette Yates, Thomas Downey, Casey Fitzgerald, Rebecca Grant, Adrian Kirk, Alison Mei Lan, Keith Compton, Richard Moll, Leslie Easterbrook, Louis Mandylor, Ron Jeremy, Kevin Sorbo | Written by Chris W. Freeman | Directed by Justin Jones, Chris W. Freeman Imagine if you let a horny, ADD-riddled teenage boy […]

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01st Oct2014

‘Argento’s Dracula’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde, Miriam Giovanelli, Rutger Hauer, Maria Cristina Heller, Augusto Zucchi, Franco Ravera, Giovanni Franzoni | Written by Dario Argento, Enrique Cerezo, Stefano Piani, Antonio Tentori | Directed by Dario Argento As a reviewer I tend not to follow the opinion’s of others – no matter how many […]

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01st Oct2014

‘The Cellar’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charlie Floyd, Lian Allweiss, Maggie Balistreri, Lowell Byers, Eric Chase, Andres De Vengoechea, Jessica Alexandra Green, Squeaky Moore | Written and Directed by Roger Sewhcomar It’s funny, I know a number of horror fans who, frustrated with the lack of creativity and originality with the genre they loved, took it upon themselves to try […]

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01st Oct2014

‘Night Moves’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat, Logan Miller, Kai Lennox, Katherine Waterston, James Le Gros, Traber Burns | Written by Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond | Directed by Kelly Reichardt Director Kelly Reichardt has made a career out of making unassuming films that are mediations on the human conditions. Based on the subject matter […]

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01st Oct2014

‘The Wind Rises’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Knowing a film is to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last is something you don’t really want to hear, but The Wind Rises shows why he is such a master of his art.  Studio Ghibli is a company that I regard as being the best at what they do, and that is no small thing when you […]

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30th Sep2014

‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Howard Harris, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Ruth Sundell, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Rio Kanno, Yukito Nishii, Ken’ichi Takitô, Daniel Genalo, Noriko Nakagoshi, Erina Mizuno, Fujiko Kojima, Kento Hayashi | Written and Directed by Takashi Miike I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let […]

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30th Sep2014

‘Joe’ Blu-ray Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler, Brian Mays, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Elbert Hill III | Written by Gary Hawkins | Directed by David Gordon Green The pairing of director David Gordon Green and actor Nicholas Cage is an intriguing one. […]

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28th Sep2014

‘Believe Me’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Johanna Braddy, Miles Fisher, Sinqua Walls, Max Adler, Nick Offerman, Christopher McDonald | Written by Will Bakke, Michael B. Allen | Directed by Will Bakke Four desperate and broke college seniors come with a crazy idea to raise the money needed to pay for tuition. By starting a fake charity, […]

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28th Sep2014

‘Blended’ Blu-ray Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Bella Thorne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Shaquille O’Neal | Written by Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera | Directed by Frank Coraci If the phrase ‘Adam Sandler-starring romantic comedy’ doesn’t fill your heart with dread and terror then you’ve probably not been paying too much attention to film criticism in […]

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27th Sep2014

‘The Hypnotist’ DVD Review

by Nicky Johnson

Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Jonatan Bökman, Helena af Sandeberg, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin, Oscar Pettersson, Anna Azcárate, Jan Waldekranz, Eva Melander | Written by Paolo Vacirca | Directed by Lasse Hallström Joona Linna (Tobias Zilliacus) is a Swedish CID officer investigating the murder of a gym teacher and his family. With no DNA or fingerprints, his only witness is the […]

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26th Sep2014

‘Motivational Growth’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Adrian DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Doetsch, Pete Giovagnoli, Ken Brown, Robert Kramer, Hannah Stevenson, Laura Carlson | Written and Directed by Don Thacker Ian Folivor , a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was […]

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26th Sep2014

‘The Tour’ Review (Short Film)

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon, Annette Rickard, Robert Rickard, Julia Spence, Kris Lindsay, Courtney Frazier | Written and Directed by Alex Mathieson, Damon Rickard Darkmoor Manor is England’s most haunted house, its doors closed to the public. It is now just part of a tour which helps attracts visitors to a struggling town. […]

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