24th Apr2019

Terrible Terror: ‘Episode 50′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the second installment in a brand-new series here on Nerdly, Terrible Terror, in which we highlight some of, what we think, are the WORST horror movies to have ever burnt my retina with their atrociousness. Up this time is found-footage horror Episode 50. Stars: Josh Folan, Chris Perry, Natalie Wetta, Keithen Hergott, Eleanor […]

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24th Apr2019

‘The Cleansing’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Rebecca Acock, Rhys Meredith, Simon Pengelly, Luke Bailey, Christopher Vowles, Simon Nehan, Richard Burman, Sarah-Louise Tyler, Richard Tunley | Written by David Shillitoe | Directed by Anthony Smith I was slightly surprised to find that The Cleansing wasn’t the only horror movie set in the 14th century that I have actually seen. The two most notable being […]

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23rd Apr2019

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features the voices of: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine | Written by Phil Lord | Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Sony’s semi-reinvention of their staple franchise superhero […]

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22nd Apr2019

‘Unicorn Store’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Mamoudou Athie, Hamish Linklater, Martha MacIsaac, Karan Soni, Annaleigh Ashford, Ryan Hansen, Mary Holland | Written by Samantha McIntyre | Directed by Brie Larson Unicorn Store is the directorial debut of Captain Marvel herself and multi-talented actress Brie Larson. Released on streaming giant Netflix after the enormous success […]

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19th Apr2019

‘Mortal Engines’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheenan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang, Colin Salmon, Mark Mitchinson, Regé-Jean Page, Menik Gooneratne, Frankie Adams, Leifur Sigurdarson | Written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens | Directed by Christian Rivers If Mortal Engines succeeds at anything it’s officially ending any chance of the original blockbuster existing in […]

19th Apr2019

‘Betsy’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kelci C. Magel, Marylee Osborne, Erin R. Ryan, Joe Kidd, Justin Beahm, Cheyenne Gordon, Josh Miller, Ryan Stacy | Written and Directed by Shawn Burkett Directed by prolific indie horror filmmaker Shawn Burkett, Betsy is a brand-new entry in the long-running werewolf movie mythos. Not a genre to approach lightly given the myriad of […]

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18th Apr2019

‘The Bouncer’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila, Sveva Alviti, Sam Louwyck, Kevin Janssens, Kaaris, Alice Verset | Written by Jérémie Guez | Directed by Julien Leclercq In The Bouncer, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Lukas, a tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter. One day, Lukas loses control during an altercation with a client […]

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18th Apr2019

Terrible Terror: ‘Atrocious’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to a brand-new series here on Nerdly, Terrible Terror, in which we highlight some of, what we think, are the WORST horror movies to have ever burnt my retina with their atrociousness. Speaking of atrocious, here’s my review of that eponymous horror – which not only made it to UK DVD back in the […]

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18th Apr2019

‘Silk Scream’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lauren Alexandra, Jenn Attaway, Lorraine Chetta, Renell Gibbs, Bill Heintz, Ari Lehman, Jason Matherne, Hunter McGregor, Lisa Mackel Smith, Steve Waltz | Written by Bill Heintz | Directed by Jason Matherne New Orleans based filmmakers Terror Optics have been churning out some “interesting” genre films in the last 15+ years beginning with the extreme […]

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17th Apr2019

‘Master of Dark Shadows’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Dark Shadows is a show, like many people of a certain age I’d imagine, that I knew nothing about until Tim Burton made the actually very good, and underrated, movie of the same name based on the series. However I still had not watched a single episode before watching Master of Dark Shadows. And this […]

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17th Apr2019

‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Michael Been, Verna Bloom, Harry Dean Stanton | Written by Paul Schrader | Directed by Martin Scorsese After The Color of Money had proven a box office hit, Martin Scorsese shifted his attention a couple of thousand years, to the life and death of Jesus Christ (Willem Dafoe). […]

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16th Apr2019

‘Sorry to Bother You’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Michael X. Sommers, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Robert Longstreet | Written and Directed by Boots Riley With Cassius Green’s (Lakeith Stanfield) newly discovered talent, it’s not long before he rises through the ranks of his company, moving closer to the […]

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16th Apr2019

‘White Space’ DVD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, James Devoti, Jocko Sims, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, Tiffany Brouwer, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Sebastian A. Jones, Spencer Hill, Sheena Chou, Lauren Mary Kim | Written by Ryan Colucci, Clay McLeod Chapman | Directed by Ken Locsmandi [NOTE: With the film now out on DVD in the UK, […]

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16th Apr2019

‘The Silence’ Review (Netflix Original)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Kate Trotter, John Corbett, Kyle Breitkopf, Dempsey Bryk, Billy MacLellan, Gregory Waters | Written by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke | Directed by John R. Leonetti The Silence – directed by John R. Leonetti – is the latest Netflix horror released with zero prior knowledge and fanfare […]

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15th Apr2019

‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Thomas Kretschmann, Laurie Holden, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Fred Melamed | Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler Dragged Across Concrete is the third feature film from writer-director Craig S. Zahler in his, at this time of writing, scorching assessment […]

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15th Apr2019

‘Long Lost’ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Adam Weppler, Catherine Corcoran, Nicholas Tucci, Fran Kranz | Written and Directed by Erik Bloomquist Long Lost is a low budget thriller mystery that includes the immortal line “you have asparagus in your teeth”. Our young slacker of a protagonist, Seth gets invited to a mansion by cryptic letter (as we often do). From […]

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15th Apr2019

‘The Best of Enemies’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Nick Searcy, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., Nicholas Logan, Gilbert Glenn Brown, Caitlin Mehner | Written and Directed by Robin Bissell The Best of Enemies is directed by Robin Bissell and follows the intense relationship between Ku Klux Klan president C.P. Ellis and […]

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12th Apr2019

‘Little’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Stars: Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, Tone Bell, Luke James, Mikey Day, JD McCrary, Tucker Meek, Thalia Tran, Justin Hartley, Rachel Dratch | Written by Tina Gordon, Tracy Oliver | Directed by Tina Gordon My initial thoughts on Little, after watching the trailer, were optimistic. The trailer was funny and I was hoping that […]

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12th Apr2019

‘Hellboy’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Mark Stanley, Brian Gleeson, Penelope Mitchell, Mario de la Rosa, Atanas Srebrev, Dawn Sherrer | Written by Andrew Cosby | Directed by Neil Marshall Hellboy, formerly known as Hellboy: The Blood Queen, is directed by Game of Thrones alumni and Dog Soldiers director Neil Marshall. It […]

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12th Apr2019

‘The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Aidan Turner, Sam Elliott, Sean Bridgers, Ron Livingston, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ellar Coltrane, Larry Miller, Rizwan Manji, Mark Steger, Anastasia Tsikhanava | Written and Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, people going to see this movie will probably be expecting something very strange. And […]

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12th Apr2019

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Steve Carell, Eiza González, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Janelle Monáe | Written by Caroline Thompson, Robert Zemeckis | Directed by Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis’ recent cinematic entities have entailed one single word if anything else is “mediocre”. The one-time directing king of spectacle with Cast Away, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump etc., has, in […]

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11th Apr2019

‘Look Away’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: India Eisley, Jason Isaacs, Mira Sorvino, Penelope Mitchell, John C. MacDonald, Harrison Gilbertson, Kristen Harris, Michal Bernstein, Glenn Odero, Ernie Pitts | Written and Directed by Assaf Bernstein Standards are pretty high for horror movies in 2019. Despite what some mainstream movie websites might tell you, there have been many, many, great horrors in […]

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