18th Dec2018

‘Teotihuacan: City of Gods’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Fans of Mesoamerican history and heavy euro games have reason to rejoice with the release of Teotihuacan: City of Gods from Daniele Tascini, David Turczi and NSKN Games. This impressive looking dice placement game uses a number of interlinking mechanics to create a thematic “point salad” that offers players several ways to win, all of […]

18th Dec2018

‘Papillon’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Roland Moller, Nina Senicar, Michael Socha | Written by Aaron Guzikowski | Directed by Michael Noer Based on the international best-selling autobiography by Henri Charrière, Papillon follows the epic true story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder […]

18th Dec2018

‘Scarecrows’ VOD Review

by Chris Ellis

Stars: Hannah Gordon, Mike Taylor, Umed Amin, Maaor Ziv, Jason J. Thomas, Derek Christoff, Andy Dynes, Austin Duffy, Sammi Barber | Written by Adam Rodness, Stuart Stone | Directed by Stuart Stone It’s not particularly good… some people may have now given up reading the rest of this review proving how showing your hand early […]

18th Dec2018

Xmas Review Round-Up: Christmas Chronicles / The Grinch

by Jak-Luke Sharp

The Christmas Chronicles Stars: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Debra Wilson, Kari Wahlgren, Andrew Morgado, Debi Derryberry, Michael Yurchak, Jessica Lowe | Written by Matt Lieberman | Directed by Clay Kaytis The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on […]

18th Dec2018

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (Dec 14th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some excellent matches to get to, so let’s do so. Match #1: Teddy Hart beat Gringo Loco, Kotto Brazil, El Hijo de La Park and Dezmond Xavier Fatal-Five Way Ladder Match for the MLW Middleweight Championship The […]

18th Dec2018

‘WWE TLC 2018′ PPV Review

by Phil Wheat

So TLC. A pay per view that, in all honestly, is a watershed moment for the current state of the WWE. Viewership is dropping and – apparently – things are so bad Vince McMahon is making an appearance on Raw this week. So… Will this years Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV deliver where the TV […]

17th Dec2018

‘Zombies, Run!’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

Zombies, Run!, was originally a hugely popular app that is still used to “gamify” the activities of walkers, joggers and other sporting types on a daily basis. The premise of the original game was simple – take the concept of a pace runner, but make the pacer into a zombie horde. Add objectives and global […]

17th Dec2018

‘Cannibals and Carpet Fitters’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Darren Sean Enright, Richard Lee O’Donnell, Zara Phythian, Christopher Whitlow, Dominic Holmes, Jessica-Jane Stafford, Alex Zane, Phill Martin, Mingus Johnston, Lee Charles, Tony Nyland, Laura Jean Marsh, Darren Maffucci, Grant Steven, Jenny Stokes | Written by Richard Lee O’Donnell | Directed by James Bushe Searching for subtext… Horror comedy is very difficult to get […]

17th Dec2018

‘Gris’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

As the world crumbles, Gris loses her singing voice. She falls into a colourless void. Then she decides to rebuild, bringing light and colour and music back into existence… Gris is the debut game from Barcelona-based developers Nomada Studio. The distinctive visuals, which sell themselves in trailers and videos, were crafted by artist Conrad Roset. […]

17th Dec2018

‘Ring of Honor: Final Battle 2018′ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of Ring of Honor’s Final Battle, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this may be the last night of the Elite in ROH, which could result in a huge shift in what ROH looks like. Let’s dive right into all of the great matches and see if Final Battle […]

16th Dec2018

‘NXT: UK’ Review (Dec 12th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT:UK review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more from what has been a good show thus far, so let’s see if the good times can still roll. Match #1: Mark Coffey & Wolfgang def. Ashton Smith & Ligero The following is courtesy of WWE.com: One episode […]

16th Dec2018

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Dec 12th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have an apple, an orange and a banana. Also, we have some wrestling. Match #1: EC3 def. Bobby Fish The following is courtesy of WWE.com: With redemption on the brain, EC3 doubled down on the warning he issued last month […]

16th Dec2018

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (Dec 12th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have two matches. Are the matches any good? Do mini-vans make men feel like sissies? Let’s get right into the action. Match #1: Buddy Murphy beat Gran Metalik The following is courtesy of WWE.com: Although WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy […]

16th Dec2018

‘WWE Mixed Match Challenge 2×13′ Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Mixed Match Challenge review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the final show before TLC, which means this better be good or I’ll go Jack Nicholson on their asses. Match #1: Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox def. Apollo Crews & Bayley The following is courtesy of WWE.com: […]

16th Dec2018

‘Ring of Honor’ Wrestling Review (Dec 9th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Ring of Honor review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the final card before Final Battle, so let’s see what we get out of it all before the big show arrives. Match #1: Flip Gordon versus Silas Young – I Quit Match The following is courtesy of […]

14th Dec2018

‘Aquaman’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish | Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall | Directed by James Wan After the critical and financial failure of Zach Snyder or Joss Whedon’s Justice League and the […]

14th Dec2018

‘Black Lightning 2×09: Gift of the Magi’ Review

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton | Developed by Salim Akil It’s the mid-season finale of Black Lightning this week so you know this episode will end in a cliffhanger! Jennifer and Khalil are on still on the run and hiding in a barn […]

14th Dec2018

‘The House That Jack Built’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies | Written and Directed by Lars von Trier Arch provocateur Lars von Trier returns with this shocking and disturbing serial killer drama The House That Jack Built starring Matt Dillon. As audacious as it is ludicrous, it’s consistently compelling, […]

14th Dec2018

‘Override: Mech City Battle Brawl’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Override: Mech City Battle Brawl is a fighting game featuring towering robots going at each other like there’s adultery involved. You choose from a selection of colourful, building-sized mechs each armed with their own fighting styles and special moves as you take on the game either through its story mode or online versus action, including […]

14th Dec2018

‘Othello’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote, Fay Compton, Michael Laurence | Written by William Shakespeare, Orson Welles, Jean Sacha | Directed by Orson Welles We open with a funeral. For whom we’re not sure, but by the end of Orson Welles’ 1952 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Moorish tragedy Othello we can be certain […]

14th Dec2018

‘The Festival’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun, Claudia O’Doherty, Jemaine Clement, Hannah Tointon, Kurt Yaeger, Noel Fielding, Nick Frost, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Leigh Williams, Lizzy Connolly | Written by Keith Akushie, Joe Parham | Directed by Iain Morris [NOTE: With the film out on DVD and Blu-ray now, here’s a reposting of our review of The Festival, from […]

13th Dec2018

‘Aquaman’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish | Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall | Directed by James Wan Directed by James Wan (Furious 7), Aquaman is the latest DC superhero to get the solo […]

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