03rd Sep2014

‘The Early Works of Wakefield Poole’ DVD Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

My only connection with Wakefield Poole prior to watching Boys in the Sand was Calvin Culver (also known as Casey Donovan) who appeared in Radley Metzger’s film, Score. Of course, the name Wakefield Poole is one you hear a lot when you are a fan of the Golden Age of adult cinema. Thanks to those […]

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02nd Sep2014

‘Way of the Wicked’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones, Jake Croker, Emily Tennant, Aren Buchholz, Matthew Robert Kelly, Brittney Wilson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Jillian Fargey, Chris Shields, Anna Galvin, Sydney Waack, Ryan Grantham | Written by Matthew Robert Kelly | Directed by Kevin Carraway Sometimes you see actors turn up in movies and you just know what to expect.  I find […]

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02nd Sep2014

‘They Came Together’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Ed Helms, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Michael Murphy, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, Ken Marino | Written by David Wain, Michael Showalter | Directed by David Wain Spoof films are rarely done well. There is so little subtlety in them, and they […]

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01st Sep2014

‘Killers’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Oka Antara, Kazuki Kitamura, Rin Takanashi, Ray Sahetapy, Epy Kusnandar, Luna Maya, Tara Basro, Mei Kurokawa | Written by Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto | Directed by Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto When presented with a film proudly stating “from the producers of The Raid” you’d expect it to be similar, but with Killers that thought would be wrong.  […]

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01st Sep2014

‘Warrior King 2′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin, Marrese Crump, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Solatorn Lungluang | Written by Eakasit Thairatana | Directed by Prachya Pinkaew I don’t watch as many fighting movies as I’d like so when I got the chance to review Warrior King 2 I was at first happy.  I’m a Tony Jaa fan, especially because of […]

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31st Aug2014

Ten Best: Frightfest 2014 Movies

by Phil Wheat

Well this years Frightfest is over and I’ve had a week to digest everything – it’s safe to say this year was… interesting. The move from the Empire to VUE West End, whilst not without the odd teething problem, was a success. Yes, the atmosphere had changed a little, at least in terms of experiencing […]

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31st Aug2014

‘Obvious Child’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Jenny Slate, Jack Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, Paul Briganti, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Singer | Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre Donna Stern (Slate) is an unapologetic stand up comedian who managed to get dumped, fired and pregnant in quick succession. Better at cracking jokes about flatulence and the contents […]

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31st Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Home’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Ricklands, Ava Acres, Wyatt Russell | Written and Directed by Nicolas McCarthy Home tells the story of Leigh, an estate agent, who goes to asses a new property in the highly sought after Greenville area for her portfolio. Little does she know the appalling impact it will have on […]

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30th Aug2014

‘Painless’ DVD Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Tomas Lemarquis, Alex Brendemuhl, Juan Diego, Ramon Fonsere, Derek De Lint | Written by Juan Carlos Medina, Luiso Berdejo | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina In the 1930s, a group of Spanish children are found to have somehow contracted a disease which makes them unable to feel pain. For the safety of the general […]

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29th Aug2014

‘In Search of Bigfoot / Cry Wilderness’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Usually it’s a lot easier and quicker for me to review films one by one but I thought for this release from Vinegar Syndrome, it’s only right to review the release as a whole. In Search of Bigfoot Stars: Robert Morgan, Rene Dahinden, John Green, Sam Melville | Written and Directed by Lawrence Crowley, William Miller […]

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29th Aug2014

‘Evil Feed’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Laci J Mailey, Terry Chen, Alain Chanoine, Alyson Bath, Derek Gilroy, Bishop Brigante, Curtis Lum, Sebastian Gacki | Written by Aaron Au, Kimani Ray Smith, Jana Mitsoula | Directed by Kimani Ray Smith I have many mixed tastes when it comes to horror and sometimes some movies just don’t work for me.  Then there are […]

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28th Aug2014

‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D’Arcy, Keegan-Michael Key, Jonathan Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero | Written by Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Directed by Luke Greenfield There are few things as quietly distressing and disappointing to the film fan as seeing people you like and admire feature […]

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28th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Open Windows’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Sasha Grey, Ivan Gonzalez, Nacho Vigalondo | Written by Nacho Vigalondo, Daniel Mas | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo A hi-tech thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows is played out via webcams, computer screens and phone cameras. The film sees Elijah Wood star Nick Chambers, […]

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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Among the Living’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Beatrice Dalle, Théo Fernandez, Damien Ferdel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Anne Marivin, Francis Renaud, Fabien Jegoudez, Nicolas Giraud, Chloé Coulloud, Dominique Frot | Written and Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo French directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the driving force behind the notorious L’interieur (aka Inside) and the stylish Livid, turn their gallic focus to a […]

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27th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘The Babadook’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinny, Benjamin Winspear | Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Amelia (Davis) and her son, Sam, have had a raw deal in life. Her husband Oskar died six years prior while driving her to the hospital pregnant with Sam and his birthday is a particularly painful reminder. But […]

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26th Aug2014

Review Round-Up: Blood Orgy in The Longest Week at The Cabin

by Phil Wheat

We’re playing catch-up here on Nerdly – after a busy 2 weeks prepping for and then attending this years Frightfest there’s a number of weekly-release reviews to bring you up to speed on. So here they are, reviews of The Cabin, Blood Orgy of the She Devils and The Longest Week. The Cabin Another one […]

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26th Aug2014

‘Prisoner of War’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, John Heard, Michael Welch, John Robinson, Elijah Kelley, Scott Patterson, Jermaine Williams, Cru Ennis, Bernhard Forcher, Luis Bordonada, Jerry Hernandez | Written and Directed by Luke Moran This dramatic war thriller follows soldier Jack Farmer (Luke Moran) from small town America to Iraq’s most infamous prison, […]

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26th Aug2014

‘The Captive’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton | Written by Luke Massey, Benjamin Read | Directed by Luke Massey Royal Marine A.J Budd (Joseph Morgan – Vampire Diaries, Immortals) awakes in a mysterious house. Every day he is forced to fight for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents and no matter how much he tries, he cannot […]

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26th Aug2014

‘The Killing Season’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin, Diana Lyubenova, Kalin Sarmenov, Stefan Shterev | Written by Evan Daugherty | Directed by Mark Steven Johnson Emil Kovac (Travolta) is a former Scorpions soldier based in Serbia on the assignment of his career: find and capture Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro). Wanted for being a […]

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26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an […]

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26th Aug2014

FrightFest 2014: ‘Late Phases’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Tom Noonan, Tina Louise, Rutanya Alda, Caitlin O’Heaney, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Larry Fessenden | Written by Eric Stolze | Directed by Adrián García Bogliano Nick Damici has been a familiar face in the horror genre for a few years now. Primarily working with writer/director Jim Mickle, on whose films he […]

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26th Aug2014

Frightfest 2014: ‘Creep’ Review

by Jack Kirby

 Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Written by Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Directed by Patrick Brice In selecting my films for Frightfest this year, I employed a special strategic choosing system that I think worked very well indeed. I would take the festival’s programme a read out one word at random from each line of the film’s […]

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