24th Aug2020

WWE Friday Night Smackdown – Aug 21st 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and it’s Thunderdome time! Are you ready for Thunderdome? Who runs Barter Town?! Master Blaster runs Barter Town! Two men enter…one man leave! Bust A Deal And Face The Wheel! Mrs. Walker! Okay, we’ve got the final SmackDown before […]

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24th Aug2020

‘WWE 205 Live’ Review (August 21st 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s 205 Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the little wrestling show that could! Match #1: Drake Maverick def. Tehuti Miles The following is courtesy of wwe.com: After being battered by Undisputed ERA nine nights ago on NXT, Drake Maverick was looking to take out his […]

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24th Aug2020

‘AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: Deadly Draw – Semi-Finals’ Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: Deadly Draw review, right here on Nerdly. Actually, this Semi-Final edition ought to be the last of these, because AEW is putting the finals of this tournament on the Saturday broadcast of Dynamite. The women have done a nice job of keeping this […]

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21st Aug2020

‘Tribal: Get Out Alive’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Zara Phythian, Ross O’Hennessy, Rachel Warren, Thomas Dodd, Valerie Thomas, Grayson James Matthews | Written by Johnny Walker | Directed by Matt Routledge We are living in some extremely exciting times when it comes to British independent cinema. I mean yes, okay, Covid-19 has been a soul sucking bitch we could all do without […]

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21st Aug2020

‘Host’ Review (Shudder)

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb | Written by Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd | Directed by Rob Savage Well, well, well… I guess we knew it was only a matter of time before we started to get a plethora of lockdown movies coming out the woodwork and it would seem that […]

21st Aug2020

‘Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Various | Art by Various | Published by DC Comics I’m not entirely sure why, but DC have always been far better than Marvel with anthology books. Possibly because of their extended history, that they just have that much more material than Marvel had, and could make extra money by packaging old, sorry […]

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21st Aug2020

Rewind: ‘Free Fire’ Review

by Chris Thomas

In the latest in his series of Rewind reviews looking back at the career of writer/director Ben Wheatley, Chris takes a look at his 2017 film, Free Fire. Stars: Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor | Written by Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump | Directed by Ben Wheatley […]

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20th Aug2020

Fantasia 2020: ‘Survival Skills’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vayu O’Donnell, Tyra Colar, Spencer Garrett, Stacy Keach, Ericka Kreutz | Written and Directed by Quinn Armstrong Presented as a police training video from the 80s, Survival Skills places the audience in the position of police trainee, telling the story of rookie cop Jim Williams – the star of the training video and the […]

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20th Aug2020

‘The Outpost’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Jack Kesy, Cory Hardrict, Milo Gibson, Jacob Scipio, Taylor John Smith, James Jagger, Jonathan Yunger | Written by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson | Directed by Rod Lurie An isolated unit of American soldiers have to defend themselves against an overwhelming attack by Taliban forces in this gripping […]

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20th Aug2020

‘Flash Gordon: 40th Anniversary Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sam J. Jones, Topol, Max von Sydow, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, Richard O’Brien | Written by Lorenzo Semple Jr. | Directed by Mike Hodges If you are a movie geek, just knowing that a movie is produced by Dino De Laurentiis is a sign that the […]

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20th Aug2020

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Aug 19th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and… my Grandma died. I’ve gotta go a long distance to get there, so I’m leaving this review in the hands of a…”friend”. He’s a little…yeah. Don’t worry, he’ll do his job…mostly. Here he is, Dick Bawls. Hey, man. OH SHIT! I’m […]

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20th Aug2020

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dark’ Review (Aug 18th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dark review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and somebody got the turkey! We have to find this son of a b*tch and get the turkey back! Those damn turkey thieves don’t get to keep one damn bit of my pet turkey! We gotta get the legs […]

19th Aug2020

‘Clank!’ Board Game Review

by Matthew Smail

People who love deckbuilding games are certainly spoiled for choice these days, with the likes of Dominion, Mage Knight and Legendary all building on the core idea of starting out with a weak deck and building it up to something much more powerful over time, albeit with their own twist. Clank! easily sits alongside (and […]

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19th Aug2020

‘Blade Runner 2019 #9’ Review (Titan Comics)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Michael Green, Mike Johnson | Art by Andres Guinaldo | Published by Titan Comics Was last issue a happy ending? I think so. It took 8 issues and several years in-story, but Cleo finally got her happy ending, a new start with her ‘mother’ Cleo on Arcadia. Ash’s story was more of a […]

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19th Aug2020

‘Amulet’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Angeliki Papoulia, Imelda Staunton, Anah Ruddin | Written and Directed by Romola Garai Actor Romola Garai debuts as writer-director with Amulet, a creepy, slow building horror starring Alec Secareanu and Imelda Staunton. Stylish and unsettling, it marks out Garai as a horror talent to watch. Right from the start, Garai […]

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19th Aug2020

‘Impact Wrestling: Emergence – Night One’ Review

by Nathan Favel

Greetings, you foul-smelling oafs! “Smart” Mark D. Mark here to fill in for Nathan Favel, who is probably at home using his mother’s ashes as kitty-litter, because he’s such a wimp. Nathan will receive the credit while I, “Smart” Mark D. Mark, will do all the work, because Donald J. Trump is MAKING AMERICA GREAT […]

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19th Aug2020

Fantasia 2020: ‘HK: Forbidden Superhero’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Ken Yasuda, Shôta Chiyo, Shunsuke Daitô, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shun Oguri, Yoshinori Okada, Jirô Satô, Takashi Tsukamoto | Written by Yûichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri | Directed by Yûichi Fukuda I love, nay ADORE, completely-bonkers Far East flicks be they live-action or animation – hell, some of the […]

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18th Aug2020

Fantasia 2020: ‘The Columnist’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Genio de Groot, Katja Herbers, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro, Harry van Rijthoven, Seno Sever | Written by Daan Windhorst | Directed by Ivo van Aart The Columnist is very much a movie that could have only been made in the last ten years. There have been a few movies based […]

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18th Aug2020

Fantasia 2020: ‘Feels Good Man’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Features: Matt Furie | Written by Giorgio Angelini, Arthur Jones, Aaron Wickenden | Directed by Arthur Jones Pepe the Frog… a cartoon frog. He’s just a frog. Nothing more, right? Just a simplistic, somewhat ugly cartoon creation in the guise of a frog. A meme, a silly meme, that’s all he was. Well… he’s much […]

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18th Aug2020

WWE Raw – August 17th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Monday Night Raw review, right here in Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is the big go-home show before SummerSlam, which means it’s gonna suck! You know there ain’t a damn thing on here worth talking about. I’m just gonna make shit up. Kamala walked out and knocked John Cena on […]

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18th Aug2020

Rewind: ‘High Rise’ Review

by Chris Thomas

In the latest in his series of Rewind reviews looking back at the career of writer/director Ben Wheatley, Chris takes a look at his 2015 film, High Rise. Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes, Peter Ferdinando, Sienna Guillory, Reece Shearsmith | Written by Amy Jump | […]

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17th Aug2020

Fantasia 2020: ‘Crazy Samurai Musashi’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Kento Yamazaki, Masaaki Takarai, Akihiko Sai | Written by Sion Sono | Directed by Yuji Shimomura When I was a kid I thought all martial arts movies were fight after fight after fight. We didn’t get many martial arts movies on TV in those days but there were plenty of shows like […]

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