15th Feb2019

‘Piercing’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa, Marin Ireland, Maria Dizzia, Wendell Pierce | Written and Directed by Nicolas Pesce Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska star in Piercing, a deliciously dark psycho-sexual horror;  the second feature from director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of my Mother). Adapted from a novel by Ryû Murakami (who wrote the source […]

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15th Feb2019

‘Between the Trees’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Greg James, Michael Draper, Jonny Lee, Dan Kyle, Marlyn Mason, Bethany Jacobs, Amber Stonebraker, Hannah Barefoot, Scott Thomas | Written by Sam Klarreich | Directed by Brad Douglas The thing that drew me most to Between The Trees is that title itself. It’s unique and kind of intriguing and sometimes that’s all I need […]

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14th Feb2019

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Happy Death Day‘s inspired slasher-version-of-Groundhog-Day premise proved a surprise hit for Blumhouse Productions back in October 2017, so it’s no surprise that a sequel has followed less than two […]

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14th Feb2019

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (MVD)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

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14th Feb2019

Pass Horror Notes: ‘Crossbreed’ Review

by Aaron Shakespeare

CROSSBREED Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Daniel Baldwin, Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, Vernon Wells, Antoine Lanier, John T. Woods, Jason McNeil, Mu-Shaka Benson, Brandyn T. Williams, Jason John Beebe, Olivia Baseman, Tom DiNardo, Serena Lorien, Amanda Mikhail | Written by Brandon Slagle, Robert Thompson | Directed by Brandon Slagle Name: Crossbreed Age: 2019 Appearance: Low budget […]

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14th Feb2019

Movies You May Have Missed: ‘The Last Lovecraft’

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 comedy […]

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13th Feb2019

‘All Is True’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Doug Colling, Eleanor de Rohan, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Phil Dunster, Kathryn Wilder | Written by Ben Elton | Directed by Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh reigns supreme as the Shakespeare indulgent provocateur, directing and starring in his latest feature All is True. A witty and wonderful poignant […]

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13th Feb2019

‘A Dog’s Way Home’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Chris Bauer, Barry Watson, Motell Gyn Foster, Wes Studi, John Cassini, Brian Markinson, Patrick Gallagher, Broadus Mattison, Rolando Boyce, Cesar De León, Arielle Tuliao | Written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon | Directed by Charles Martin Smith As a puppy, Bella […]

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12th Feb2019

‘VS.’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Connor Swindells, Adam ‘Shotty Horroh’ Rooney, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Nicholas Pinnock, Ruth Sheen, Emily Taaffe, MC Paige “Paigey Cakes” Meade, Joivan Wade | Written by Ed Lilly, Daniel Hayes | Directed by Ed Lilly VS. is an urban rites of passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene. That is the synopsis […]

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12th Feb2019

‘The LEGO Movie 2′ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding | Written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Directed by Mike Mitchell It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the […]

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11th Feb2019

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Maria Dragus, Eileen O’Higgins, Liah O’Prey, Izuka Hoyle, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Gemma Chan, Ismael Cruz Córdova | Written by Beau Willimon | Directed by Josie Rourke Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, is a remake/retelling of the 1971 film of […]

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11th Feb2019

‘Climax’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Kiddy Smile, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, Thea Carla Schott, Sharleen Temple, Lea Vlamos, Alaia Alsafir, Kendall Mugler, Lakdhar Dridi, Adrien, Sissoko, Mamadou Bathily, Alou Sidibe, Ashley Biscette, Vince Galliot Cumant | Written and Directed by Gaspar Noé On its theatrical release the posters for Gaspar […]

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08th Feb2019

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

Features: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Jadon Sand, Brooklynn Prince, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding | Written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Directed by Mike Mitchell When the original Lego Movie came out, you would’ve been […]

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08th Feb2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review – Second Opinion

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Casper Van Dien, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Ed Skrein, Keean Johnson | Written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Robert Rodriguez | Directed by Robert Rodriguez In 1999, two years after crafting what would be the highest grossing film ever made for over a […]

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08th Feb2019

‘Crucible of the Vampire’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Goldfinch, Florence Cady, Neil Morrissey, Charles O’Neill, Brian Croucher, Aaron Jeffcoate, Larry Rew, Babette Barat, Lisa Martin, John Stirling, Angela Carter, Phil Hemming | Written by Darren Lake, Iain Ross-McNamee, John Wolskel | Directed by Iain Ross-McNamee [NOTE: With the film now available on Blu-ray, here’s a reposting of my original review of […]

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08th Feb2019

‘Island Zero: Directors Cut’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Laila Robins, Adam Wade McLaughlin, Teri Reeves, Matthew Wilkas, Elaine Landry, Anabel Graetz, Richard Sewell, Stephanie Atkinson, Joanna Clarke, Kelly McAndrew, Thomas Ian Campbell, Anna Gravél, Robin Jones | Written by Tess Gerritsen | Directed by Josh Gerritsen [NOTE: Island Zero has been re-released to streaming platforms and DVD in a new “directors cut” […]

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08th Feb2019

‘Blindspotting’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kevin Carroll, Nyambi Nyambi, Jon Chaffin, Wayne Knight, Margo Hall, Ziggy Baitinger, Travis Parker, Lance Holloway | Written by Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casa | Directed by Carlos López Estrada Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three […]

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07th Feb2019

‘Undisputed: Fight For Freedom’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Martyn Ford, Brahim Achabbakhe, Emilien De Falco, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Valentin Ganev | Written by David N. White | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Infamous Russian MMA fighter Yuri Boyka (Scott Adkins) returns to the ring in the latest instalment of the Undisputed franchise, Undisputed: Fight For Freedom (aka Boyka: […]

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07th Feb2019

‘Fyre Fraud’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Featuring: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, Bella Hadid, Cameron Davison, Maria Konnikova, Austin Mills, Ava Turnquest, Matthew Burton Spector | Written by Lana Barkin, Jenner Furst, Jed Lipinski, Julia Willoughby Nason | Directed by Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don’t plan for […]

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06th Feb2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Casper Van Dien, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Ed Skrein, Keean Johnson | Written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Robert Rodriguez | Directed by Robert Rodriguez Director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron collaborate on this sci-fi action adventure that’s intended to kick-start a […]

06th Feb2019

‘Polar’ Review (Netflix)

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick, Fei Ren, Ruby O. Fee, Matt Lucas, Robert Maillet, Anthony Grant, Josh Cruddas, Lovina Yavari, Ayisha Issa, Pedro Miguel Arce, Anastasia Marinina, Martin Zolotarev, Richard Dreyfuss | Written by Jayson Rothwell | Directed by Jonas Åkerlund Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, Polar is the latest graphic novel adaption in […]

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05th Feb2019

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Dyer, Billy Magnussen | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy Dan Gilroy returns with the stylishly abstract and vivid subverted injection of horror in Velvet Buzzsaw. Five years after his breakout directorial debut Nightcrawler and two years after his sophomore Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington starring effort Roman […]

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