22nd Jul2021

Signature announce UK debut of Malay actioner ‘Deed of Death’

by Phil Wheat

Directed by Areel Abu Bakar, written by Hafiz Derani and starring Namron, Khoharullah Majid and Feiyna Tajudin, Deed of Death is a Malaysian martial arts action film set for a UK release, courtesy of Signature Entertainment, on August 23rd. When a brother falls in with the wrong crowd and gambles his family’s land away, it’s […]

14th Jul2021

‘Alone’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal | Written by Mattias Olsson | Directed by John Hyams An English-language adaptation of Swedish thriller Gone, with a screenplay by from that films director Mattias Olsson, Alone is most-noticeable (well, at least for genre fans) as being helmed by John Hyams. The son of director […]

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23rd Jun2021

‘Unearth’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, P.J. Marshall, Allison McAtee, Rachel McKeon, Brooke Sorenson, Monica Wyche | Written by Kelsey Goldberg, John C. Lyons | Directed by John C. Lyons, Dorata Swies When I read the terms “fracking” and “horror” linked together for a movie, I was curious but also unsure of what the hell it […]

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21st May2021

‘Initiation’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Isabella Gomez, Lindsay LaVanchy, Froy Gutierrez, James Berardo, Gattlin Griffith, Adin Kolansky, Shireen Lai, Patrick R. Walker, Maxwell Hamilton, Bart Johnson, Jon Huertas, Kent Faulcon, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro | Written by John Berardo, Lindsay LaVanchy, Brian Frager | Directed by John Berardo During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious […]

14th May2021

‘Here are the Young Men’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ferida Walsh-Peelo, Ralph Ineson, Travis Fimmel, Conleith Hill | Written and Directed by Eoin Macken About 4 or 5 years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing an up-and-coming director about his debut feature Leopard. A really low-budget independent Irish flick that had all the integrity and power […]

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16th Apr2021

‘For the Sake of Vicious’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lora Burke, Colin Paradine, Nick Smyth, T.J. Kennedy, James Fler, Dorian Allen, Erin Stuart, Adam Ewings, Boris Milinkovich, Nick Spartan | Written by Reese Eveneshen | Directed by Gabriel Carrer, Reese Eveneshen Actress Lora Burke has been on something of a roll when it comes to genre films – she was astonishing in 2017s […]

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08th Apr2021

‘Come Away’ Blu-ray Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jordan A.Nash, Keira Chansa | Written by Marissa Kate Goodhill | Directed by Brenda Chapman Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland, Angelina Jolie and Kallus from Star Wars: Rebels sounds like a cracking Sunday afternoon to me… It has been a while since I got to see a decent […]

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17th Feb2021

‘The Owners’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Andrew Ellis, Rita Tushingham, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Stacha Hicks | Written by Mathieu Gompel, Julius Berg | Directed by Julius Berg I can’t remember watching a home invasion horror movie for a long time and then two come along at once. First, I watched By Night’s End and then […]

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10th Feb2021

‘Anti-Life’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Cody Kearsley, Rachel Nichols, Bruce Willis, Callan Mulvey, Thomas Jane, Stephen V. Murray | Written by Edward Drake, Corey Large | Directed by John Suits Anti-Life! I went into this sci-fi offering knowing nothing about it other than Bruce Willis stars in it, it’s set in space and Thomas Jane is in it too… […]

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10th Feb2021

‘Possessor’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh | Written and Directed by Brandon Cronenberg Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg proves a proper chip off the old block with his second feature, Possessor, a brilliantly directed and startlingly original sci-fi horror that’s worthy of instant classic status. In fact, it’s fully […]

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25th Jan2021

’12 Hour Shift’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, Tara Perry, Brooke Seguim, Dust Warren, Tom DeTrinis, Thomas Hobson, Juilanne Dowler, Briana Lane, Taylor Alden, Scott Dean | Written and Directed by Brea Grant Brea Grant, at least for me, first came to prominence after appearing in Heroes, the mid-2000s superhero […]

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13th Jan2021

‘The Sinners’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kaitlyn Bernard, Brenna Llewellyn, Brenna Coates, Keilani Elizabeth Rose, Jasmine Randhawa, Carly Fawcett, Natalie Malaika, Aleks Paunovic, Lochlyn Munro, Dylan Playfair, Tahmoh Penikett, Loretta Walsh, Elysia Rotaru, Michael Eklund | Written by Courtney Paige, Erin Hazlehurst, Madison Smith | Directed by Courtney Paige I think you all know me by now and realise that […]

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23rd Dec2020

‘Deliver Us From Evil’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Hwang Jun-Min, Lee Jung-Jae, Jung-Min Park, Moon Choi | Written and Directed by Won-Chan Hong Signature Entertainment are looking to kick off 2021 in the same way they ended 2020… In lockdown! I’m joking of course, however Signature did drop a smorgasbord of delectable treats in the last month of 2020 with flicks like […]

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18th Dec2020

‘Let’s Scare Julie’ VOD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Isabel May, Odessa A’zion, Brooke Sorenson, Jessica Sarah Flaum, Dakota Baccelli, Blake Robbins | Written and Directed by Jud Cremata Okay, so the whole “one take” style of movie making is becoming quite the gimmick. Rarely is it done to perfection and more often than not it really hinders the creative […]

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27th Nov2020

‘Here Awhile’ Review (Amazon Prime)

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Anna Camp, Steven Strait, Joe Lo Truglio | Written by Csaba Mera, Tim True | Directed by Tim True If the scene at the dining room table doesn’t break you… Nothing will! I sit here a broken man. I mean this is not a new thing for me, I am a total wet blanket […]

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24th Nov2020

‘Chronical: 2067’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten, Sana’a Shaik, Deborah Mailman, Aaron Glenane | Written and Directed by Seth Larney 400 years from now you have to ask… Are we worth saving? It still amazes me to this day that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwantan, True Blood) is none other than lifeguard Vinnie from Home and Away. I […]

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21st Jul2020

‘American Fighter’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bryan Craig, Tommy Flanagan, Sean Patrick Flannery, George Kosturos, Allison Paige | Written by Carl Morris, Shaun Piccinino | Directed by Shaun Piccinino [NOTE: With the film finally debuting in the UK next week, here’s a reposting of our review of American Fighter from its screening at last years Fantasia Festival] A fictional sequel […]

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14th Jul2020

‘Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Richard Short, Richard Brake, Kris Johnson, Joel Phillimore, Tom Fellingham, Stella Stocker, Emily Haigh, Joe Egan, Ronan Summers, Olivia Bernstone, Stefan Boehm, Jennifer Mater, Ian Sharp, James G. Nunn, Aaron May | Written by Jonny Grant, Simon Cotton | Directed by Giles Alderson We Brits are a fickle bunch it has to be said. […]

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02nd Jul2020

‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Liev Schreiber, Selina Gomez, Diego Luna, Jude Law | Written and Directed by Woody Allen Woody Allen can be hit-and-miss these days. He’s a great writer and director. We all know that, with films like Manhattan; Annie Hall; Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona and my favourite of his films, Midnight in Paris, […]

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16th Jun2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #167: Marc Goldberg, CEO of Signature Entertainment

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres. For those unfamiliar, with the series, The […]

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20th May2020

‘Proximity’ VOD Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan, Christian Prentice, Shaw Jones, Don Scribner, Anthony Bradford, Joseph Buttler, Ian Coleman, Kylie Contreary, Max Cutler, Randy Davison | Written by Eric Demeusy, Jason Mitcheltree | Directed by Eric Demeusy Sci-fi is not a genre I watch as much as I probably should because some of my favourite ever movies […]

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13th May2020

‘The Shed’ VOD Review (Signature Entertainment)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Frank Whaley, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon, Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen | Written and Directed by Frank Sabatella As an orphan living with his abusive grandfather, life sucks for Stan (Jay Jay Warren). But he’s got it better than his best friend Donmer who regularly needs defending against the school bullies. When […]

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