11th Apr2019

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ DVD 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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11th Apr2019

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Bong of the Dead’

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 low-budget […]

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11th Apr2019

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Peter Jackson’s first feature after his second wind in the Tolkien universe after the heavy load of The Hobbit trilogy arrives in the somewhat surprising venture of a World War One documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. However, it isn’t your quintessential Discovery Channel documentary, as in all Peter Jackson directed efforts theirs a slight […]

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10th Apr2019

‘Before Dawn’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Dan Woolstencroft

Stars: Dominic Brunt, Joanne Mitchell, Eileen O’Brien, Nicky Evans, Alex Baldacci | Written by Mark Illis, Joanne Mitchell | Directed by Dominic Brunt There’s unlikely to be a review of Before Dawn written that doesn’t mention director and star Dominic Brunt’s Emmerdale connection. Brunt has starred as Paddy Kirk on the long running soap since […]

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10th Apr2019

‘Pet Sematary’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed | Written by Jeff Buhler, Matt Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Gage and Ellie, move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ […]

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09th Apr2019

‘Blood Craft’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Madeleine Wade, Augie Duke, Dave Sheridan, Mark Rolston, Michael Welch, Dominique Swain, Anna Harr | Written by James Cullen Bressack, Madeleine Wade | Directed by James Cullen Bressack Blood Craft, co-written by actress Madeleine Wade and director James Cullen Bressack, tells the creepy story of two sisters who suffered abuse as children at the hands […]

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09th Apr2019

‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye | Written by Alan McDonald, Ryan McHenry | Directed by John McPhail [Note: With the film now out on DVD, here’s a reposting of our review of Anna and the Apocalypse from its screening at last years Ediburgh […]

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09th Apr2019

‘Aquaman’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish | Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall | Directed by James Wan Directed by James Wan (Furious 7), Aquaman is the latest DC superhero to get the solo […]

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08th Apr2019

‘The Mummy Reborn’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Becca Hirani, Tara MacGowran, Rita Siddiqui, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Georgia Wood, Jitendra Rai, Charlene Durrant, Chris Kaye, Heronimo Sehmi, Claudine-Helene Aumord, Victor Toth, Mika Hockman | Written by Dan Allen, Scott Jeffrey | Directed by Dan Allen Written by Dan Allen and Scott Jeffrey, The Mummy Reborn tells the story of Tina (Tiffany-Ellen Robinson), a […]

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08th Apr2019

‘Devil Hunter’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Cliver, Antônio do Cabo, Antonio Mayans, Bertrand Altmann, Gisela Hahn, Ursula Buchfellner, Werner Pochath | Written by Jess Franco, Julian Esteban | Directed by Jess Franco Its hard to believe, but growing up I thought Jess Franco was a horror-filmmaking god; even though I’d never seen a single one of his genre films. […]

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08th Apr2019

‘Shazam!’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Michelle Borth, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Marta Milans, Meagan Good, Grace Fulton, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Cooper Andrews, D.J. Cotrona | Written by Henry Gayden | Directed by David F. Sandberg Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg and is the latest chapter in the dysfunctional D.C.E.U. from Warner Bros, who […]

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05th Apr2019

‘Curse of the Scarecrow’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kate Lister, Louisa Warren, Cassandra French, Tim Freeman, Darrell Griggs, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Tommy Vilés | Written by Shannon Holiday | Directed by Louisa Warren Separated for 20 years after the brutal murder of their parents, June and Carl are reuniting at the family barn where the horror took place to commemorate the anniversary of […]

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05th Apr2019

‘Blood Bound’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Gerald McCullouch, Vanessa Rubio, Karmine Alers, Joseph Melendez, Timothy Hughes, Eric Nelsen, Justiin A. Davis, Ross Wellinger, Aleita Northey | Written and Directed by Richard LeMay Blood Bound tells the story of a family of unlimited power who, every 25 years, bound to an ancient pact, descend upon a small […]

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05th Apr2019

‘Missing Link’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Timothy Olyphant, Amrita Acharia, Ching Valdes-Aran, Emma Thompson | Written and Directed by Chris Butler Written and directed by Chris Butler, hugely entertaining animated adventure Missing Link is the fifth film from Laika, the stop-motion studio behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls. As […]

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05th Apr2019

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jessie Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Mark Slacke, Sarah Goldberg, Frank Schorpion, Kwasi Songui, Conrad Pla, Julian Bailey, Jessica Greco | Written and Directed by Kim Nguyen In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) […]

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04th Apr2019

‘Pet Sematary’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed | Written by Jeff Buhler, Matt Greenberg | Directed by Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Mary Lambert’s 1989 film adaptation was a decent stab at Stephen King’s 1983 novel. It was fairly faithful and had a pleasing sense of the surreal – the […]

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04th Apr2019

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘The Hoard’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lisa Solberg, Tony Burgess, Barry More, Ry Barrett, Elma Begovic, Marcus Ludlow, Justin Darmanin, Jesse Thomas Cook | Written by Tony Burgess, Jesse Thomas Cook, Matt Wiele | Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook, Matt Wiele The ultimate reality show turns into a deadly nightmare, as a crew of TV personalities, including Sheila Smyth (Lisa […]

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04th Apr2019

‘Hotel Mumbai’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi,  Armie Hammer, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Amandeep Singh, Suhail Nayyar, Kapil Kumar Netra, Alex Pinder, Vipin Sharma, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs | Written by John Collee, Anthony Maras | Directed by Anthony Maras It’s somewhat difficult to critically asses a project such as Anthony Maras’ directorial debut feature film Hotel Mumbai, a reflective biopic […]

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03rd Apr2019

‘The Highwaymen’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Thomas Mann, Dean Denton, Kim Dickens, William Sadler, W. Earl Brown, David Furr, Jason Davis, Josh Caras, David Born, Brian F. Durkin, Kaley Wheless | Written by John Fusco | Directed by John Lee Hancock The Highwaymen – not to be confused with the Johnny […]

03rd Apr2019

‘Leprechaun Returns’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, Sai Bennett, Linden Porco, Mark Holton, Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins, Heather McDonald, Ben McGregor, Emily Reid | Written by Suzanne Kelly | Directed by Steven Kostanski Who would’ve though that back in the 90s, when the original film debuted, we’d still be talking about the Leprechaun franchise over 25 years later? […]

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03rd Apr2019

‘The Beach Bum’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Donovan St V. Williams, Clinton Archambault, Jerry Ascione, Ricardo Matallana, Joshua Ritter | Written and Directed by Harmony Korine The Beach Bum is directed by independent auteur filmmaker Harmony Korine and his first feature film in a seven-year interval […]

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02nd Apr2019

‘The Old Man & the Gun’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Ari Elizabeth Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Gene Jones, John David Washington, Barlow Jacobs, Augustine Frizzell, Jennifer Joplin, Lisa DeRoberts | Written and Directed by David Lowery [NOTE: With the film out now on DVD in the UK, here’s a reposting of our review […]

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