08th Jan2019

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Allison Tolman, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane, Patrice Cossonneau | Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain | Directed by Jacques Audiard Based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 […]

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08th Jan2019

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Circle Of Pain’

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 MMA-themed […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Upgrade’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Anastasios, Melanie Vallejo, Richard Cawthorne, Harrison Gilbertson | Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Searching’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La, Sara Sohn | Written by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian | Directed by Aneesh Chaganty John Cho stars in this inventively told missing person mystery that plays out entirely on computer screens. The result is a gripping and surprisingly moving thriller that shines an uncomfortable light on […]

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07th Jan2019

‘Alpha’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Morgan Freeman, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Mercedes de la Zerda, Jens Hultén, Priya Rajaratnam, Spencer Bogaert, Marcin Kowalczyk | Written by Albert Hughes, Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt | Directed by Albert Hughes An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, Alpha tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines […]

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04th Jan2019

‘Intensive Care’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tara Macken, Jai Rodriguez, Leslie Easterbrook, Kevin Sizemore, Jose Rosete, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gunnar Sizemore, Austin Pollard, Ela Gavrila | Written by Jared Bentley, Darrin Scane, Eric Storlie | Directed by Jared Bentley You always have to worry when movies are advertised as “x meets y”, even if that – sometimes – is actually […]

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04th Jan2019

‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Kevin Eldon, Adam James, Noah Spiers, Kendra Mei, Alfie Kennedy, Michael Gambon, Adam Greaves-Neal, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Charles Dance, Edward Fox, Miranda Hennessy | Written by William Davies | Directed by David Kerr Rowan Atkinson returns as the titular character of now-retired Johnny English in Johnny English […]

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03rd Jan2019

‘The Demonologist’ VOD Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Brian Krause, Jared Bankens, Lara Grice, Thomas Francis Murphy, Scott Allen Perry, Rhonda Johnson Dents, Kate Tumanova, Manon Pages, Keegan Macy, Jeff Pearson, Kurt DeVille, Shawn Bradly Hoefer, Jared Antoline, Trey Nolde | Written and Directed by J.M. Stelly Low budget police drama meets camp biblical nonsense – demons and the horsemen of the […]

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03rd Jan2019

Pass Horror Notes: ‘President Evil’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

PRESIDENT EVIL Stars: Ryan Quinn Adams, Kevin Alain, Sitara Attaie, Havon Baraka, Bruce Clifford, Chris Clyne, Alyssa Ariel Perez, Amber Boone, Ruben Estremera, Korbin Miles, Naomi Franck, Garrett Gallego, Nathan Goodrich, Christian Hutcherson | Written by Richard Lowry, Gregory P. Wolk | Directed by Richard Lowry Name: President Evil Age: 2018 Appearance: Halloween parody where […]

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03rd Jan2019

‘Burning’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi, Seong-kun Mun, Bok-gi Min, Soo-Jeong Lee, Hye-ra Ban, Mi-Kyung Cha, Bong-ryeon Lee | Written by Chang-dong Lee, Jung-mi Oh | Directed by Chang-dong Lee Beoning, or more commonly known in international territories as Burning, is the first feature from South Korean director and auteur […]

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02nd Jan2019

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mao, Shuhama Harumi, Takayuki Hamatsu , Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara, Manabu Hosoi, Syuntaro Yamazaki, Shinichiro Osawa, Yoshiko Takehara, Miki Yoshida, Sakina Asamori, Ayana Goda, Yuzuki Akiyama | Written and Directed by Shinichiro Ueda One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film…Yet, […]

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02nd Jan2019

‘[Cargo]‘ Review

by Chris Thomas

Stars: Ron Thompson, Mark Wood, Matthew Rosvally, Corbin Timbrook, Danika Fields, Eliot, J.C. Macek III, Jose Rosete | Written and Directed by James Dylan The feature debut of director James Dylan, [Cargo] sees Ron Thompson star as Anthony Peterson, a businessman with a dark past that finds himself incarcerated by unknown assailants and with only a mobile phone must raise […]

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02nd Jan2019

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Nick Thune, Louis Herthum, Stana Katic, Maximillian McNamara, Jacob Ming-Trent, James A. Watson Jr., Marianne Bayard, Adrian M. Mompoint, Matt Mings, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Guy Clemens | Written by Brian Sieve | Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen At the fingertips of Diederik Van Rooijen’s horror, The Possession of Hannah Grace, […]

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31st Dec2018

‘Bird Box’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Vivien Lyra Blair, Julian Edwards, Parminder Nagra | Written by Eric Heisserer | Directed by Susanne Bier In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother […]

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31st Dec2018

‘Yardie’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Rayon McLean, Mark Rhino Smith, Sheldon Shepherd, Christopher Daly, Alexandra Vaz, Chris-Ann Fletcher, Paul Haughton, Everaldo Creary | Written by Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman | Directed by Idris Elba Yardie is the much anticipated directorial debut from much beloved British acting veteran Idris […]

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28th Dec2018

‘The Happytime Murders’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker, Joel McHale, Cynthy Wu, Michael McDonald, Mitch Silpa, Hemky Madera, Benjamin Cole Royer, Brekkan Spens, Ryan Tran | Written by Todd Berger | Directed by Brian Henson The Happytime Murders will undoubtedly be at the bottom of every worst film list of 2018 and with […]

27th Dec2018

‘Holmes and Watson’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Lauren Lapkus, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, HUgh Laurie, Pam Ferris, Noah Jupe, Steve Coogan, Adam Scherr (aka Braun Strowman), Bella Ramsey, Rob Brydon, Wolf Roth, Michael Culkin | Written and Directed by Etan Cohen To say that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s latest joint exploit, Holmes […]

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27th Dec2018

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Dustin Demri-Burns, Sam Heughan, Hasan Minhaj, Peter Schueller, Mirjam Novak, Kev Adams, Ivanna Sakhno, Jane Curtin, Paul Reiser, James Fleet, Tom Stourton | Written by Susanna Fogel, David Iserson | Directed by Susanna Fogel Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in […]

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24th Dec2018

‘Dumplin’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Luke Benward, Georgie Flores | Written by Kristin Hahn | Directed by Anne Fletcher Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her […]

24th Dec2018

‘Death Race: Beyond Anarchy’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Zach McGowan, Frederick Koehler, Christine Marzano, Yennis Cheung, Cassie Clare, Danny Glover, Danny Trejo | Written by Don Michael Paul, Tony Giglio | Directed by Don Michael Paul Danny Trejo returns as the ruthless bookie, Goldberg, in the wildest, bloodiest, Death Race ever… Death Race: Beyond Anarchy. After a failed attack on inmate and legendary […]

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24th Dec2018

‘The Guilty’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, Jacob Lohmann, Katinka Evers-Jahnsen, Simon Bennebjerg, Jeanette Lindbaek, Laura Bro, Morten Suurballe, Guuled Abdi Youssef, Caroline Løppke, Peter Christoffersen, Nicolai Wendelboe | Written by Gustav Möller, Emil Nygaard Albertsen | Directed by Gustav Möller Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the […]

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21st Dec2018

‘Mortal Engines’ 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 […]

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