22nd Feb2019

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review – Second Opinion

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland Liam Neeson stars as a grizzled snow plough driver on a bloody revenge spree in Hans Petter Moland’s English-language remake of his 2014 Norwegian thriller, In Order […]

22nd Feb2019

‘High Flying Bird’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares, Farah Bala, Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe, Joy Taylor, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Zachary Quinto, Caleb McLaughlin, Bobbi A Bordley, Sonja Sohn, Kyle MacLachlan, Jeryl Prescott | Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney | Directed by Steven Soderbergh Steven Soderbergh continues his ongoing evolution in digital filmmaking with High Flying […]

22nd Feb2019

‘Smallfoot’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro, Patricia Heaton, Justin Roiland, Jack Quaid, Sarah Baker, Kelly Holden Bashar | Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, Clare Sera | Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD […]

21st Feb2019

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps […]

21st Feb2019

‘The 6th Friend’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Jamie Bernadette, Chantelle Albers, Dominique Swain, Jessica Morris, Tania Nolan, Monique Rosario, David Villada | Written by Jamie Bernadette, Letia Clouston | Directed by Letia Clouston How many friends is too many friends? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly is 6… 5 years after a private graduation party went awry (mostly for a man in a […]

21st Feb2019

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Angus Imrie, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Noma Dumezweni, Rebecca Ferguson, Mark Bonnar | Written and Directed by Joe Cornish Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical […]

20th Feb2019

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, David Warner | Written by David Magee | Directed by Rob Marshall The long-awaited fifty-five years in the making and hotly anticipated sequel to the classic Disney property and […]

20th Feb2019

‘Halloween 4 & 5′ DVD Review (Budget Re-release)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasance, George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks | Directed by Dwight H. Little (4), Dominique Othenin-Girard (5) If there is one thing that horror fans love it’s Michael Myers, that’s probably why when he never even bothered to turn up to Halloween 3: Season of the Witch they took it so badly […]

19th Feb2019

‘Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Chris Klein, Chelsey Reist, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Silverman, Liam Hughes, Zak Santiago, Lochlyn Munro, Garfield Wilson, Elizabeth Bowen, Lisa Durupt, Chris Gauthier, Peter Graham-Gaudreau, Zachary Gulka, Benita Ha, Crystal Lowe, Lee Majdoub | Written by Stephen Mazur | Directed by Jonathan A. Rosenbaum Ben McGrath (Chris Klein) had major league potential playing professional baseball, […]

19th Feb2019

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Director Christopher Landon, along with stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard as Tree Gelbman and Carter Davis, respectively return to the Blumhouse produced sequel of 2017′s surprise underground horror […]

19th Feb2019

‘Tokyo Drifter’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Ryûji Kita, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Eimei Esumi | Written by Yasunori Kawauchi | Directed by Seijun Suzuki It would be easy to assume that Seijun Suzuki’s 1966 crime thriller is a construct of a TV series. With its strictly-defined three-act structure, divided by subtitles, it has the feel of a succession […]

19th Feb2019

‘Escape Room’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis, Nik Dodani, Adam Robitel, Kenneth Fok, Yorick van Wageningen | Written by Bragi F. Schut, Maria Melnik | Directed by Adam Robitel Adam Robitel’s 2019 film Escape Room is Sony’s attempt at crafting a cheap money making franchise in small budgets and big […]

18th Feb2019

‘Outlaws’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Simone Kessell, Josh McConville, Matt Nable, Aaron Pederson | Written by Matt Nable | Directed by Stephen McCallum The debut feature from Australian director Stephen McCallum, this gritty biker gang thriller achieves a certain level of sweaty intensity and largely pulls off its Shakespearean parallels, though there are a few […]

18th Feb2019

‘First Man’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Ethan Embry, Ciarán Hinds, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Shea Whigham, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas | Written by Josh Singer | Directed by Damien Chazelle Damien Chazelle is hot off the heels with his fourth feature after two highly critically acclaimed entries into his vastly growing filmography: […]

15th Feb2019

‘Piercing’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Wendell Pierce | Written and Directed by Nicolas Pesce Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska star in Piercing, a deliciously dark psycho-sexual horror;  the second feature from director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of my Mother). Adapted from a novel by Ryû Murakami (who wrote the source […]

15th Feb2019

‘Between the Trees’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Greg James, Michael Draper, Jonny Lee, Dan Kyle, Marlyn Mason, Bethany Jacobs, Amber Stonebraker, Hannah Barefoot, Scott Thomas | Written by Sam Klarreich | Directed by Brad Douglas The thing that drew me most to Between The Trees is that title itself. It’s unique and kind of intriguing and sometimes that’s all I need […]

14th Feb2019

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Happy Death Day‘s inspired slasher-version-of-Groundhog-Day premise proved a surprise hit for Blumhouse Productions back in October 2017, so it’s no surprise that a sequel has followed less than two […]

14th Feb2019

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (MVD)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

14th Feb2019

Pass Horror Notes: ‘Crossbreed’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

CROSSBREED Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Daniel Baldwin, Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, Vernon Wells, Antoine Lanier, John T. Woods, Jason McNeil, Mu-Shaka Benson, Brandyn T. Williams, Jason John Beebe, Olivia Baseman, Tom DiNardo, Serena Lorien, Amanda Mikhail | Written by Brandon Slagle, Robert Thompson | Directed by Brandon Slagle Name: Crossbreed Age: 2019 Appearance: Low budget […]

14th Feb2019

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘The Last Lovecraft’

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 comedy […]

13th Feb2019

‘All Is True’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Doug Colling, Eleanor de Rohan, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Phil Dunster, Kathryn Wilder | Written by Ben Elton | Directed by Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh reigns supreme as the Shakespeare indulgent provocateur, directing and starring in his latest feature All is True. A witty and wonderful poignant […]

13th Feb2019

‘A Dog’s Way Home’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, Motell Gyn Foster, Wes Studi, John Cassini, Brian Markinson, Patrick Gallagher, Broadus Mattison, Rolando Boyce, Cesar De León, Arielle Tuliao | Written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon | Directed by Charles Martin Smith As a puppy, Bella […]

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