22nd Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Review

by Matthew Turner

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 Novelist-turned-writer-director S. Craig Zahler goes three for three with Dragged Across Concrete, a terrific, genre-savvy heist thriller, following the success of his two […]

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22nd Oct2018

‘Hangman’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Joe Anderson, Sarah Shahi, Sloane Warren, Chelle Ramos, Steve Coulter, Michael Rose | Written by Michael Caissie, Charles Huttinger | Directed by Johnny Martin [NOTE: With the film finally coming to physical formats, here's a repost of our review of Hangman, a 90s-esque thriller starring Al Pacino] Decorated […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Halloween’ Review (Spoiler-Free!)

by Jason Brigger

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Nick Castle, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Rhian Rees, Jefferson Hall, Toby Huss | Written by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley | Directed by David Gordon Green The original Halloween, like most people, is my favorite horror film and the franchise, despite some […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Three Identical Strangers’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz, David Kellman, Evan LeRose, Adrian Lichter, Andrew Lovesey, Scotty Murray, Robert Shafran, David Straus, Rachel VanDuzer | Directed by Tim Wardle Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Outlawed’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Collins, Jessica Norris, Emmeline Kellie, Andy Calderwood, Andre Squire, Anthony Burrows, Zara Phythian, Ollie Christie, Tina Harris, Melvyn Rawlinson | Written and Directed by Adam Collins, Luke Radford Outlawed follows former Royal Marines Commando Jake O’Neil (Adam Collins) who, following a failed mission and dismissal, struggles to adjust to civilian life. A decorated […]

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19th Oct2018

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Crash Pad’

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 ridiculous […]

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19th Oct2018

‘Camp Death III in 2D’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dave Peniuk, Angela Galanopoulos, Darren Andrichuk, Emma Docker, Chris Allen, Starlise Waschuk, Terry Mullett, Cynthia Chalmers, Gerald Varga, Hans Potter, Katherine Alpen, Jason Asuncion, Andrea Bang, Stephanie Bally, Léonie Armstrong | Written and Directed by Matt Frame Apparently shot on a budget of $35,000CDN, Camp Death III in 2D is – at first glance […]

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18th Oct2018

‘Bad Grandmas’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Florence Henderson, Pam Grier, Judge Reinhold, Randall Batnikoff, Susie Wall, Sally Eaton, David Wassilak, Randall Batinkoff | Written by Srikant Chellappa, Jack Snyder | Directed by Srikant Chellappa Bad Grandmas recounts the misadventures of senior citizens Mimi (Henderson), Coralee (Grier), Bobbi (Wall), and Virginia (Eaton), whose quiet life is upended when Bobbi’s son-in-law, Jim […]

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18th Oct2018

LFF 2018: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ 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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17th Oct2018

‘The Hurricane Heist’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Melissa Bolona, Christian Contreras, James Cutler, Ben Cross, Ed Birch | Written by Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon | Directed by Rob Cohen A heist takes place during a hurricane… It’s difficult to imagine a sillier plot outside of Snakes on a Plane, but, like that film, […]

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17th Oct2018

‘Don’t Blink’ DVD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Becca Hirani, Kate Lister, Julia Eringer, Klariza Clayton, Scott Chambers, Alex Sawyer, Therica Wilson-Read, Richard Summers-Calvert, Georgina Dugdale, Charlene Cooper, Carey Thring, Shelley Lankovits | Written by Scott Jeffrey | Directed by Jamie Weston [NOTE: With the film finally released on DVD here in the UK (the US release was over a year ago), […]

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16th Oct2018

‘House of Ghosts’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Koltes, Paul Flannery, Steve Weston, Lisa Livingstone, Lisa Cameron, Morgan Faith Keith, Cameron Mowat | Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith [NOTE: With the film finally arriving in the UK, here's a reposting of my review of superb British horror Ghosts of Darkness, now retitled House of Ghosts for the DVD release] […]

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16th Oct2018

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Xavier Dolan, Shea Whigham, Mark O’Brien, Charles Halford, Jim O’Heir, Alvina August | Written and Directed by Drew Goddard Drew Goddard finally returns to the director’s chair, after his highly inventive and successful directorial debut with the horror/comedy […]

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16th Oct2018

‘Meatball Machine Kodoku’ Blu-ray Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki, Yôta Kawase, Riri Kôda, Rima Matsuda, Masanori Mimoto, Maki Mizui, Seminosuke Murasugi | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Satô | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura Asian extreme horror is noted and adored for its absurdity and graphic content. For me, it can either be “OH MY GOD! THIS […]

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15th Oct2018

‘First Man’ 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: […]

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14th Oct2018

‘Us and Them’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jack Roth, Andrew Tiernan, Tim Bentinck, Sophie Colquhoun, Daniel Kendrick, Carolyn Backhouse, Paul Westwood, Louis Dempsey | Written and Directed by Joe Martin Us and Them… Sums up the current state of the scocio-political climate perfectly don’t you think? The haves and the have-nots. The rich and the poor. It’s a class war that […]

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13th Oct2018

‘Blue Iguana’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Phoebe Fox, Peter Ferdinando, Peter Polycarpou, Simon Callow, Frances Barber, Amanda Donohoe, Al Weaver, Glenn Wrage, Robin Hellier, Pedro Lloyd Gardiner, Andre Flynn, Perry Jaques, Anton Saunders, Vic Waghorn, Paul Chan, Martin Muncaster, Jack Silver, Tom Tunney | Written and Directed by Hadi Hajaig Opening a crime film, an indie […]

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12th Oct2018

‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart, Lígia Roque, Lília Lopes, Tiago Jácome, Débora Ribeiro | Written and Directed by José Pedro Lopes Portugal isn’t a country you would associate with horror movies. In fact, I can’t think of one other Portuguese horror movie I have even heard of. So I was looking forward to […]

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12th Oct2018

‘The Uninvited’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ruth Hussey, Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp, Barbara Everest | Written by Frank Partos, Dodie Smith | Directed by Lewis Allen “Be afraid. Be afraid, for heaven’s sake.” This line may have inspired Geena Davis’s famous warning from David Cronenberg’s The Fly. Indeed, this 1944 groundbreaker provides a reference point for many a […]

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11th Oct2018

Grimmfest 2018: ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Sarah Withers, Faly Rakotohavana, Maurice Benard, Elizabeth Reaser, Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Eric Nelsen, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley, Annabeth Gish | Written by Lawrence C. Connolly, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, Mick Garris | Directed by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Ryuhei Kitamura, David Slade Mick Garris, […]

11th Oct2018

‘MFKZ’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Features the voices of: Kenn Michael, RZA, Vince Staples, Danny Trejo, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito | Written by Guillaume Renard | Directed by Shoujirou Nishimi, Guillaume Renard Released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories. MFKZ is a collaboration from French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of […]

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10th Oct2018

‘A Star is Born’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramos, Dave Chappelle | Written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters | Directed by Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is the fourth iteration of the beloved source material of the classic rags to riches story. At one stage reportedly through the last decade […]

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