22nd Sep2018

‘A SImple Favor’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho, Rupert Friend | Written by Jessica Sharzer | Directed by Paul Feig Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor is understandably an interesting direction for the director to take after a string of highly successful and critically acclaimed comedies. Deviating from the more traditional Feig style […]

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21st Sep2018

‘The Little Stranger’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter, Liv Hill | Written by Lucinda Coxon | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Director Lenny Abrahamson follows up the Oscar-nominated Room with this period haunted house drama, based on the novel by Sarah Waters. As such, it’s a faithful adaptation that has interesting things to say about […]

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21st Sep2018

‘A Simple Favour’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho, Rupert Friend | Written by Jessica Sharzer | Directed by Paul Feig With its gleeful, primary-coloured, ‘60s-style opening titles, complete with jaunty French pop, you might think you’re watching a breezy rom-com. Then we see vlogger Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) breaking down in tears live on […]

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20th Sep2018

‘My Man Godfrey’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Carole Lombard, William Powell, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Alice Brady | Written by Eric Hatch, Morrie Ryskind | Directed by Gregory La Cava The fate of the stars of this socially-conscious screwball comedy, directed by former animator Gregory La Cava in 1936, couldn’t be more different. Carole Lombard was cruelly cut off in her […]

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19th Sep2018

‘White Boy Rick’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Taylour Paige, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Raekwon Haynes, Ishmael Ali, James Howard, Kyanna Simone Simpson | Written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, Noah Miller | Directed by Yann Demange White Boy Rick is the […]

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19th Sep2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, Nico Santos, Jing Lusi | Written by Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim | Directed by Jon M. Chu Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese […]

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19th Sep2018

Pass Horror Notes: ‘Minutes to Midnight’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT Stars: William Baldwin, Richard Grieco, Bill Moseley, Viva Bianca, Christopher Judge, John Hennigan, Dominique Swain, Mercy Malick, Bryce Draper, Sara Fletcher | Written by Victoria Dadi, Christopher M. Don | Directed by Christopher Ray Name: Minutes to Midnight Age: 2018 Appearance: Action/comedy/horror slasher featuring a cast of B-movie acting greats and a […]

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18th Sep2018

‘Mile 22′ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Sam Medina | Written by Lea Carpenter | Directed by Peter Berg Remember Sabotage, David Ayer’s dodgy DEA task force action thriller from 2014? Probably not, but Peter Berg’s fourth collaboration with muse Mark Wahlberg may jog your memory, with its similarly diverse elite squad (a […]

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18th Sep2018

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

Features the voices of: Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Morwenna Banks, Teresa Gallagher, Rasmus Hardiker, Rebecca Kidd, Kate Winslet | Written by Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, David Freedman, Lynda Freedman | Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi Now I’ve already reviewed Mary and the Witch’s Flower earlier this year. That first […]

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17th Sep2018

‘Death Kiss’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Kovacs, Daniel Baldwin, Richard Tyson, Eva Hamilton, Stormi Maya | Written and Directed by Rene Perez As if having one of his films, Playing With Dolls, released in the UK as Leatherface wasn’t bad enough (though not his decision but rather the UK distributors), Rene Perez has gone all out with his latest movie, […]

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17th Sep2018

‘Animalistic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hanna Oldenburg, Ralf Beck, Torbjörn Andersson, Niki Nordenskjöld, Cheryl Murphy, Johanna Wagrell | Written by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund, David Liljeblad | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Animalistic comes from the directorial team of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wirklund. A duo whose have decent form when it comes to genre filmmaking. Their previous […]

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17th Sep2018

‘Apocalypse Rising’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hunter Alexes Parker, Shane Samples, Justin Lebrun, Johanna Rae, Victoria Steadman, James R. Frey, Kelly Brown, Shiah Luna, David Namminga, Katelyn Levario, Dennis Marin, John R Mangus | Written by Gregory P. Wolk | Directed by Richard Lowry Apocalypse Rising tells that story of Mia, an extrasensory teenage girl living on the planet Rathe. […]

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14th Sep2018

‘The Predator’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski | Written by Shane Black, Fred Dekker | Directed by Shane Black Co-written and directed by Shane Black (who co-starred in the original 1987 movie), this sci-fi action thriller is either […]

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14th Sep2018

‘Bunker: Project 12′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Cosmo, Joaquín Sánchez, Natasha Alam, Eric Roberts, Timothy Gibbs, Tony Corvillo, James Conner Ferguson, José Luis de Madariaga | Written by Joaquín Sánchez, Jaime Falero | Directed by Jaime Falero Released way back in 2016 here in the UK, Bunker: Project 12 (aka Project 12: The Bunker, which is also thre on-screen title, […]

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14th Sep2018

‘Dead House’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danny Cutler, Alex Lucchesi, Alex Southern, Kate Marie Davies, David White, James Wiles, Vanina Marini, Ettore Nicoletti, Alexandra Antonioli | Written by Brini Amerigo, Andrea Cavaletto, Marco Palese | Directed by Brini Amerigo A medical scientist and his family are having dinner together in their isolated villa in the hills. But just as they’re […]

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14th Sep2018

‘Face of Evil’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Scott Baxter, Chad Bishop, Jamie Bernadette, Janet Roth, James Hutchinson, Christopher Thorpe, Charmane Star, Bryan Howard, David Alan Graf | Written and Directed by Vito Dinatolo I often like watching Indie movies because they are the breeding grounds for more imaginative work. Even though they often have a lower budget they often have more […]

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13th Sep2018

Frightfest 2018: ‘He’s Out There’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Ryan McDonald, Justin Bruening, Julian Bailey, Stephanie Costa | Written by Mike Scannell | Directed by Quinn Lasher My last Frightfest 2018 review for Nerdly comes in the form of a home invasion/slasher style horror movie titled simply, He’s Out There. The set-up of which will feel very […]

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13th Sep2018

FSFF 2018: ‘Vengeance’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Stu Bennett, Gary Daniels, Keith Allen, Sean Blowers, Anna Shaffer, Bryan Larkin, Sapphire Elia, Kevin Leslie, James Fisher, Mark Griffin, Orion Lee, Wayne Gordon, Fleur Keith, Alan Calton | Written and Directed by Ross Boyask When ex-soldier turned mercenary, John Gold (Bennett), learns of the murder of his best friend, he sets off on […]

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13th Sep2018

‘Alpha’ 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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13th Sep2018

‘It Lives Inside’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rett Terrell, Alissa Ford, Liam Rose, Laurie Cummings, Christian R. Black, Bill Brewer, Philip W. Paz, Justin Hendrix, Briana Looby, Reese Hollingsworth, Dawnavan Crawford | Written and Directed by Jeff Hall What happens when you take the Necronomicon from the Evil Dead, combined with the domestic setting of The Amityville Horror, the madness of […]

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12th Sep2018

‘American Animals’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd, Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk, Chas Allen, Betty Jean Gooch | Written and Directed by Bart Layton A few months ago in the midst of the turmoil that is Film Twitter, a question was asked: “What is the quintessential American film?” Inevitably the […]

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12th Sep2018

‘The Basement’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mischa Barton, Tracie Thoms, Bailey Anne Borders, Jackson Davis, Maria Volk, Kareem J. Grimes, Jessica Sonneborn, Sarah Nicklin, Pamela Wistrom, Cayleb Long, Christa Conley | Written by Brian M. Conley, Nathan Ives, Sean Decker | Directed by Brian M. Conley, Nathan Ives Actress Mischa Barton, once beloved on TV’s The O.C., became something of […]

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