08th Aug2022

‘AEW Dark: Elevation – Special’ (Aug 4th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of a special Thursday night episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, which precedes this week’s Rampage AND Saturday’s Battle of the Belts 3 show. Once again we’ve got the duo of Tony Schiavone and Mark Henry on commentary this week… Let’s see what the show has to offer! Match #1: Hikaru Shida […]

05th Aug2022

‘Bullet Train’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Logan Lerman, Zadie Beetz, Masi Oka | Written by Zak Olkewicz | Directed by David Leitch In a lot of ways, Bullet Train shouldn’t work. It’s over the top on exposition and flashback sequences that […]

05th Aug2022

‘Prey’ Review (Disney+)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Geronimo Vela, Stefany Mathias, Stormee Kipp, Mike Paterson, Julian Black Antelope | Written by Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg | Directed by Dan Trachtenberg The Predator franchise gets a stealth prequel in the shape of this smartly written sci-fi thriller that has the dreadlocked […]

05th Aug2022

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Aug 4th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of Impact Wrestling, which this week opens with a Before the Impact match that saw Savannah Evans defeat Alisha. Let’s get into the review… Match #1: Deonna Purrazzo def. Rosemary The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com: Rosemary and Deonna Purrazzo renew their epic singles rivalry as they look to build […]

05th Aug2022

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Review (Aug 3rd 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of AEW: Dynamite, which was broadcast live from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Taz on commentary, with JR joining mid-way through the show as per usual. Let’s get to the review! Match #1: Jay Lethal def. Orange Cassidy The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com: […]

05th Aug2022

100 Word Hits – Comic Reviews #3

by Guest

Welcome to the third installment of our new column 100 Word Hits, in association with comics retailer The Unreality Store, in which Matthew De Monti brings us short, sharp reviews of the latest books to hit comic stores over the past month or so! The Cimmerian – Hour of the Dragon #3 Written by Julien […]

04th Aug2022

‘Don’t Make Me Go’ VOD Review (Amazon Prime)

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Mitchell Hope, Jemaine Clement | Written by Vera Herbert | Directed by Hannah Marks When single father Max (John Cho) discovers he has a terminal disease, he decides to try and cram all the years of love and support he will miss with his teenage daughter Wally (Mia […]

04th Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Blue Sunshine’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Brion James, Richard Crystal, Zalman King, Robert Walden, Mark Goddard, Charles Siebert, Stefan Gierasch, Alice Ghostley, Ray Young, Bill Adler | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman Showing as part of this year’s Fantasia Midnights program, Synapse Films premiered their restoration of writer/director Jeff Lieberman’s (Just Before Dawn, Satan’s Little Helper) cult favorite Blue […]

04th Aug2022

‘Dark Crisis #3’ Review (DC Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Joshua Williamson | Art by Daniel Sampere, Daniel Henriques, Danny Miki | Published by DC Comics The best way to describe this book is the comic book equivalent of a summer popcorn action movie. Doesn’t lend itself to a whole lot of navel gazing analysis, but there are a lot of explosions, action […]

04th Aug2022

‘AEW: Dark’ Review (Aug 2nd 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Another week, another episode of AEW: Dark. This one features seven matches filmed at AEW Universal and another overseas title defence for PAC as part of the travelling All-Atlantic Championship – something that is, right now, one of the more intriguing aspects of AEW’s championship scene. Match #1: The Trustbusters (Ari Daivari & Slim J) […]

04th Aug2022

‘WWE NXT 2.0’ Review (Aug 2nd 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT 2.0, As I’ve said regarding Raw and Smackdown, we’re not going to see big changes to WWE’s developmental show yet; but the most interesting brand that COULD see big changes is NXT… Anyway, let’s get into the review! Match #1: NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship – Katana Chance […]

03rd Aug2022

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Features the voices of: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Olivia Wilde | Written by Jared Stern, John Whittington | Directed by Jared Stern, Sam Levine An animated adventure containing both talking animals and popular superheroes was always going […]

03rd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Seire’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Seo Hyun-woo, Ryu Sun-young | Written and Directed by Park Kang Fantasia Festival once again delivered this year on bringing the best of Korean cinema to a wider audience. It’s one of the reasons I love the festival so much and Seire is one of those movies that deserves to be seen by as […]

03rd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘The Killer’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jang Hyuk, Lee Chae-young, Lee Seo-young, Bruce Khan, Lee Seung-joon | Written by Nam Ji-woong | Directed by Choi Jae-hun Not to be confused with John Woo’s classic film of the same name, The Killer (Jugeodo Doeneun Ai) is the new film from Choi Jae-hun (The Hypnosis, The Swordsman) and written by Nam Ji-woong […]

03rd Aug2022

‘AEW Dark: Elevation – Episode 74’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of AEW Dark: Elevation, the opening salvo in the AEW wrestling week. Once again we’ve got the duo of Tony Schiavone and Mark Henry on commentary this week… Let’s see what the show has to offer! Match #1: Julia Hart def. LMK My Thoughts: Julia Hart’s transformation continues… Like last […]

03rd Aug2022

‘WWE Raw’ Review (Aug 1st 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of this week’s Monday Night Raw, right here on Nerdly. This is post-Summerslam for the company and is, undoubtedly, the beginning of the Triple H era… Let’s get into the review! Match #1: Triple Threat Match – AJ Styles def. Mustafa Ali and The Miz The following is courtesy of wwe.com: […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Incredible But True’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Alain Chabat, Anaïs Demoustier, Léa Drucker, Benoît Magimel | Written and Directed by Quentin Dupieux There are plenty of films that could call themselves Incredible But True but maybe more than most this one feels like it justifies it. But unfortunately, I don’t want to say too much about why this is the case […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Cult Hero’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Ry Barrett, Justin Bott, Tony Burgess, Liv Collins, Jess Vano, Matt Griffin | Written by Kevin Revie | Directed by Jesse T. Cook Cult Hero opens with the credits presented as those of a reality TV show called Cult Buster which may have been the film’s original title. Revolving around the exploits of deprogrammer […]

02nd Aug2022

Fantasia 2022: ‘Island of Lost Girls’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Autumn Schmidt, Avila Schmidt, Scarlet Schmidt | Written and Directed by Ann-Marie Schmidt, Brian Schmidt My Fantasia viewing continues with Island of Lost Girls – a very unique kind of family film. Part thriller part action movie but all centred on three young sisters stuck at sea. The three sisters are waiting to be […]

02nd Aug2022

‘Not Okay’ Review

by Caillou Pettis

Stars: Zoey Deutch, Mia Isaac, Dylan O’Brien, Nadia Alexander, Tia Dionne Hodge | Written and Directed by Quinn Shephard Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) is an aimless aspiring writer with no friends, no romantic prospects and — worst of all — no followers, and fakes an Instagram-friendly trip to Paris in the hopes of boosting her […]

02nd Aug2022

‘WWE Summerslam 2022’ PPV Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of WWE’s 2002 edition of Summerslam, which comes hot on the heels of a regime change at the company… Will they use this show to do a reset? Or will we get more of the same? Let’s take a look. Match #1: Raw Women’s Championship Match – Bianca Belair def. Becky […]

02nd Aug2022

‘Black Site’ Video Review

by Kevin Haldon

For his latest video review, Kev sits down to review Black Site (not the Tom Paton one). An Aussie-made government black site movie directed by Sophia Banks and starring Jai Courtney, Michelle Monaghan and Jason Clarke. A group of officers based in a labyrinthine top-secret must fight for their lives against Hatchet, a brilliant and […]

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