08th Jun2018

‘Ikaruga’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2001, Ikaruga is often seen as developer Treasure’s greatest achievement. Over the years it’s been ported to several home consoles and the newest port to the Switch in 2018 shows that in seventeen years, Ikaruga has lost none of its charm or challenge. A vertical shooter, Ikaruga has an extra layer […]

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08th Jun2018

‘Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Andrew Cartmel | Art by Christopher Jones | Published by Titan Comics Now I’m willing to bet that among the many incarnations of The Doctor, the Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor is not up there as one of your favourites. Personally, I never really took to him. Too goofy for me, achingly intent to […]

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08th Jun2018

‘Legion 2×10′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

The end of season two of Legion is in sight, and we are now at the penultimate episode. With the confrontation between Amahl Farouk (Navid Nagahban) and David (Dan Stevens) getting ever closer, just who is the monster set to destroy the world? David finally finds his way to the monastery, but Syd (Rachel Keller) […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Vampyr’ Review (Playstation 4)

by Paul Metcalf

Life as a vampire in London 1918 isn’t an easy job to undertake, especially when you are a surgeon. With the streets full of vampire hunters and even the odd werewolf, you are in control of just how chaotic the streets are. So what will you do in Vampyr, feed off the innocent to get […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Monochrome’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Jo Woodcock, James Cosmo, Cosmo Jarvis, Amy Ambrose, Suzy Bastone, Donna Berlin, Lee Boardman, Liz May Brice, Amelda Brown, Josephine Butler, Renée Castle, Darren Clarke, Richard Cordery | Written and Directed by Thomas Lawes Emma Rose (Jo Woodcock) has just had her life turned upside down when here boyfriend has been arrested for some sort […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Den of Thieves’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Dawn Olivieri, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Evan Jones, Cooper Andrews, Lewis Tan, Maurice Compte, Mo McRae | Written by Christian Gudegast, Paul Scheuring | Directed by Christian Gudegast Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber star in this off-the-boil Heat knock-off from writer-director Christian Gudegast, the screenwriter of London […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Penny Dreadful #10′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chris King | Art by Jesus Hervas | Published by Titan Comics I recall reading somewhere that Chris King said that he really loved these characters, which as the Executive Producer of the TV show you would expect him to say. He does, however have a funny way of showing it. The characters […]

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07th Jun2018

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Kamil Lemieszewski, Justice Smith, Peter Jason | Written by Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly | Directed by J.A. Bayona “Oh, yeah, ooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts – then later there’s running and […]

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06th Jun2018

‘Empires of the Void II’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Empires of the Void II from Ryan Laukat and Red Raven Games is a sequel, but what might be a bit of a surprise is just how long it’s been since the original game launched in 2012. It’s also entirely possible that the original game […]

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06th Jun2018

‘Hyper Sentinel’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Kim Justice has recently uploaded a very in-depth (as usual) video describing the evolution of the Uridium series, of which Hyper Sentinel can be viewed as the third entry. A Kickstarter-backed success story, Hyper Sentinel is a rootsy neo-retro shooter which gives players a pure arcade challenge with all the benefits of modern design. If […]

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06th Jun2018

‘Tomb Invader’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gina Vitori, Andrew J Katers, Samantha Bowling, Evan Sloan, Shawn McConnell, Lindsay Sawyer, Val Victa, Jordan Williams, Kate Watson, John Wusah, Tammy Klein | Written by Nick Zephyrin | Directed by James H. Thomas Yay! It’s another mockbuster from The Asylum. Yes, those fine purveyors of shark-schlock have returned to their mockbuster roots with […]

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06th Jun2018

Wolverine Wednesday #13

by Ian Wells

All New Wolverine #35 Writer: Tom Taylor | Artist: Ramon Rosanas | Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit Here is a review I wish I didn’t have to write. The double blow of Tom Taylor’s last issue writing All New Wolverine and the last time Laura will be seen in the Wolverine mantle. No […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Nightmares’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Richard Masur, Lee Ving, Moon Unit Zappa, Emilio Estevez | Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom | Directed by Joseph Sargent While it may be hard to believe that less than a decade ago Nightmares was one of THE most sought after, most-requested titles […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Birth of the Dragon’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Billy Magnussen, Philip Ng, Xia Yu, Qu Jingjing, Jin Xing, Simon Yin, Van Ness Wu, Ron Yuan, Terry Chen | Written by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Directed by George Nolfi Directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), this account of a life-changing real-life fight between kung fu superstar-in-waiting Bruce Lee and martial […]

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05th Jun2018

‘Payday 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

I was so looking forward to playing Payday 2 on the Nintendo Switch, I really was. For one, I’d bought the game a few years back on the PS3 but my the laser died and wouldn’t read discs anymore so I never got to play past the first mission… So given that this was a […]

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05th Jun2018

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘Bunraku’

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 amazing […]

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04th Jun2018

‘Fighting American: The Ties That Bind #4′ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Gordon Rennie | Art by Andie Tong | Published by Titan Comics Always a bittersweet moment when we reach the final issue of each arc, as we do here with ‘The Ties That Bind’ storyline. It’s been, of course, a lot of fun. So much so, that it got me thinking that Fighting […]

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04th Jun2018

’2001: A Space Odyssey’ Review (50th Anniversary)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in […]

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04th Jun2018

‘iZombie 4×13′ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Stars: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders | Created by Diane Ruggiero, Rob Thomas I think it would be fair to say that iZombie season 4 has been problematic at parts but the finale for season 4 wraps up this season of highs and lows very well and goes above and […]

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01st Jun2018

‘Legion 2×09′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one thing you can say about Legion is that it is never in a rush to tell the story. Even though now we are in the second half of the season with only a few episodes to go, it feels like the conclusion is far in the distance. Even if it is […]

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01st Jun2018

Southend Film Festival 2018 – Report

by Philip Rogers

The Southend Film Festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary over the weekend and continued to show why it remains one of the most prestigious annual events in the UK for filmmakers. Delivering a strong diverse range of independent films specially selected for the festival, it gives the audience a unique opportunity to see films which […]

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01st Jun2018

‘Winchester’ DVD Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin, Eamon Farren, Thor Carlsson, Emm Wiseman | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Tom Vaughan | Directed by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke star in this haunted house horror that’s based on the true story of The Winchester […]

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