30th Nov2018

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘The Hunters’

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 Hunters, […]

30th Nov2018

‘Widows’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Coburn Goss, Alejandro Verdin, Bailey Rhyse Walters, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Molly Kunz | Written by Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn | Directed by Steve McQueen Steve McQueen is four for four in terms of cinematic masterpieces after Hunger, Shame, 12 […]

29th Nov2018

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2′ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Flula Borg, Ali Wong, Sean Giambrone | Written by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon | Directed by Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Taking place six years after saving the arcade from Turbo’s vengeance, […]

29th Nov2018

‘The Marine 6: Close Quarters’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin, Shawn Michaels, Becky Lynch, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Terence Maynard, Tim Woodward, Martyn Ford, Anna Demetriou, Michael Higgs, Daniel Adegboyega, Alec Newman, Hester Ruoff | Written by Craig Walendziak | Directed by James Nunn WWE superstar The Miz and director James Nunn re-team for the sixth entry in the Marine franchise, filmed […]

29th Nov2018

‘Hotel Artemis’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Kenneth Choi | Written and Directed by Drew Pearce Head nurse Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) has been running Hotel Artemis – a sacred place where criminals can come to have their bleeding bodies healed, […]

28th Nov2018

‘The Best of 80s Scream Queens’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Mondo Squallido

When people think of VHS-era scream queens three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens – the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD in this set, The Best of 80s Scream Queens, which comes from the […]

27th Nov2018

‘The Cabin’ Review (aka A Night in the Cabin)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Christopher Lee Page, Caitlin Crommett, Erik Kammerland, Thomas Hedengran | Written by Erik Kammerland | Directed by Johan Bodell There are many many horror movies that centre around a cabin in the woods and unsurprisingly, The Cabin is another that can be added to that list. It’s not a very inventive title but neither […]

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26th Nov2018

‘Creed II’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris, Milo Ventimiglia, Robbie Johns, Andre Ward, Brigitte Nielsen | Written by Sylvester Stallone, Cheo Hodari Coker | Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Steven Caple Jr.’s Creed II, the long-anticipated follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed, itself […]

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26th Nov2018

‘McQueen’ VOD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Katy England, Magdalena Frackowiak, Jodie Kidd, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen, Joyce McQueen, Kate Moss, Michelle Olley, Dana Thomas | Written by Peter Ettedgui | Directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. […]

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26th Nov2018

‘The Unnamable’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Blane Wheatley, Mark Parra, Delbert Spain, Colin Cox, Paul Farmer, Katrin Alexandre | Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Oullette Written and directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette, based on the story from legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, The Unnamable is one of those films that […]

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23rd Nov2018

‘Escape From New York: Collectors Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Atkins | Written by John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Directed by John Carpenter In the early 1980s, New York was grindhouse heaven: a hell of neon iniquity, with every alleyway harbouring some new nameless vice. Horror had a field day: […]

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23rd Nov2018

‘Pokemon The Movie: The Power of Us’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Features the voices of: James Carter Cathcart, Laurie Hymes, Michele Knotz, Eddy Lee, Sarah Natochenny, Lisa Ortiz, Ikue Ôtani, Jake Paque, Haven Paschall, Billy Bob Thompson  | Written by Aya Takaha, Eiji Umehara | Directed by Tetsuo Yajima Directed by Tetsuo Yajima, Pokémon The Movie: The Power of Us is the second film in the rebooted […]

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23rd Nov2018

‘Blue My Mind’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner, Yael Meier, David Oberholzer, Una Rusca, Timon Kiefer, Benjamin Dangel, Martin Rapold, Rachel Braunschweig | Written by Lisa Bruhlmann, Dominik Locher | Directed by Lisa Bruhlmann There has been more talk than ever about women in the film industry and in particular, directing […]

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23rd Nov2018

‘Assassination Nation’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez | Written and Directed by Sam Levinson The Salem witch trials are brought screaming into the 21st century through the lens of the modern teenage experience. This is the story of […]

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22nd Nov2018

‘The Secret of Marrowbone’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne | Written and Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of The Secret of Marrowbone from its cinematic release […]

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21st Nov2018

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, David Krumholtz, Clancy Brown, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Root, Harry Melling, Tom Waits, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek | Written by Jack London, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest cinematic venture offers a few firsts […]

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20th Nov2018

‘The Tree of Life’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan | Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Present day, and a late-middle-aged Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn) is stalking his plush modernist house in a state of numbness. He is materially successful, but he’s still grieving for his brother, who died aged 19. […]

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19th Nov2018

‘The Heretics’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Nina Kiri, Ry Barrett, Jorja Cadence, Will King, Nina Richmond, Austin Duffy | Written by Chad Archibald, Jayme LaForest | Directed by Chad Archibald Director Chad Archibald first came to my attention with the slasher that isn’t half as popular as it should be, The Drownsman (it could easily be an ongoing franchise). He […]

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16th Nov2018

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Derek Riddell, Ezra Miller, Cornell John | Written by J.K. Rowling | Directed by David Yates Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the pinnacle of what is wrong with the modern day blockbuster. The second […]

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16th Nov2018

‘Suspiria’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Choe Grace Moretz, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Angela Winkler, Vanda Capriolo, Alex Wek, Elena Fokina | Written by David Kajganich | Directed by Luca Guadagnino Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria gets an arthouse remake, courtesy of Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. Thankfully, […]

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15th Nov2018

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Kamil Lemieszewski, Justice Smith, Peter Jason | Written by Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly | Directed by J.A. Bayona “Oh, yeah, ooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts – then later there’s running and […]

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15th Nov2018

‘Tag’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner | Written by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen | Directed by Jeff Tomsic Based, unbelievably, on a true story Tag tells the story of five highly competitive friends who, for one month every year, hit the ground […]

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