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‘Life is Strange – Episode 4: Dark Room’ Review (PC)

19 hours ago

When Life is Strange Episode 4: Dark Room was downloading I knew that it would be a tough one to get through. I made certain choices that pushed my game a certain way, and now I had to face them. Without giving away spoilers, I’d saw we were taught that messing with time has consequences, and this  was going to be the episode where we were going to have to face them.

Upon starting the game, dealing with the emotions is the first thing that you and Max, the main character, have to face. Surprisingly (or not) we have to deal with an even more impactful kick to the gut with a choice that is one of the most poignant you’ll ever face in a game. Dontnod Entertainment, the developers of the game, have to be applauded for the fact that they’ve managed to get you so »

- Paul Metcalf

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Talking In Circles: Episode 78 – Three Men and a Baby

19 hours ago

Talking in Circles is a pop culture talk show/podcast where hosts Dan, Greg, and Chuck wax poetic about comic books, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else in geek culture. Come for the witty banter stay for the exciting games, hilarious skits, and “crazy but true” news stories.

This week’s theme: Phase 2. With Marvel’s Cinematic Phase 2 coming to an end we take a look to see how well it fared compared to Phase 1, including a review of Marvel’s latest film Ant-Man. Before we get to that though Dan talks about DC’s latest animated feature Justice League: Gods and Monsters and explains why its a return to form for DC, Chuck doesn’t get why Terminator: Genisys is getting so much hate, and Greg has finally caught up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2.

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here »

- Phil Wheat

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‘WWE: Elimination Chamber 2015′ Blu-ray Review

20 hours ago

There are plenty of rumours about why the Elimination Chamber has been removed from the normal pay-per-view list, but it did not stay away long. WWE: Elimination Chamber 2015 became a WWE Network special but here in the UK we also get a DVD release. Read on for my thoughts…

The timing of the Elimination chamber event was interesting. It is important to look at where this came in the evolution of WWE, and that is when things were starting to change for the better. Nxt is paying off as a place of development and integration of new Superstars and some impressive talent coming through; this showed a lot in WWE: Elimination Chamber 2015. Just looking at John Cena vs. Kevin Owens proved this.

The Nxt Champion (at that time) proved he could stand tall in the WWE ring, and he could fight against the so-called Superman of the squared circle, »

- Paul Metcalf

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‘Play It! Manchester’ – Launch Day Gallery

29 July 2015 6:23 AM, PDT

Running from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 9th August, Play it! Manchester – in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events (the guys behind Play Blackpool and Play Expo Manchester) – is a hands-on celebration and immersive gaming experience for fun-loving visitors young and old alike. From Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Halo there is a game to suit beginners and experts, dads and daughters, multiplayers, retro fans and everybody else in between. Over 120 games and consoles are available to play during each 90 minute pre-bookable gaming session, which run at set times throughout this family friendly 16 day event.

The event launched last Friday with a special press-preview, here’s a few photos from the event to whet your appetite for this awesome celebration of videogaming:

Whether you’re a family dropping in for a 90 minute session, a seasoned gamer making the most of Play it! Manchester’s full-day pass, or a »

- Phil Wheat

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Syfy and Universal team up for grindhouse show ‘Blood Drive’

29 July 2015 6:16 AM, PDT

Syfy and Universal have today announced they have greenlit Blood Drive, a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series in the classic grindhouse movie tradition. Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the 13-episode series centers around La’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race – with cars powered by blood (Blood Car anyone?) and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel. Sounds a lot like Blood Drive the video game (pictured above) – but apparently this is no relation.

Blood Drive is from executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening, The Shield) and David Straiton (Bates Motel, Hemlock Grove), who will also direct. Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller:

This highly stylized roller coaster ride is a throwback to 1970s grindhouse cinema. With its fast-paced thrills and indie feel, Blood Drive will make an exciting and edgy addition to Syfy’s growing slate of original scripted series. »

- Phil Wheat

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Awesome new images from ‘Deadpool’

28 July 2015 2:51 PM, PDT

Deadpool. My favouroite character in all the Marvel universe. A character I honestly never thought would ever get a 18-rated action movie in a million years. But it is; and I couldn’t be more excited! Forget the abomination that was the Deadpool of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (also played by Ryan Reynolds), This is the Deadpool that audiences deserve, the comics fans want…

For those unaware of the character, here’s his bio:

Deadpool is a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor. He is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because of his talkative nature and tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect. Deadpool was depicted as a supervillain when he made his first appearance in The New Mutants and later in issues of X-Force, but has since evolved into the role of an antihero. »

- Phil Wheat

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More images from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

28 July 2015 2:18 PM, PDT

Following on from the images released two weeks ago, here’s another batch of stills from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice… Check them out below after the official synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in cinemas March 2016.

(Source: Empire Online) »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win tentacle horror ‘Dead Shadows’ on DVD

28 July 2015 12:08 PM, PDT

To celebrate the release of the must-see sci-fi horror Dead Shadows (reviewed here) -  out on DVD 27th July 2015 – we are giving away a copy. Exciting debut director David Cholewa delivers one of the most inventive and atmospheric sci-fi horrors in recent years, where the people of Paris undergo an monstrous transformation after a mysterious comet passes through the sky.

Available to order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1JbWo5T

To win a copy of Dead Shadows on DVD, just answer the following question:

Dead Shadows hails from France, a country with a growing reputation for making hard-hitting horror. But which of the following is Not a French horror movie? Is it:

a) Excision

b) Martyrs

c) High Tension

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us »

- Phil Wheat

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First trailer and art for horror anthology ‘The Horror Network’

28 July 2015 6:03 AM, PDT

Wild Eye Releasing has debuted a new trailer and key art for their anthology film – set for release this Halloween – The Horror Network. Created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner, this first volume of terror tales features segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma, the series has been hailed as “a collection of nightmares that scream for all horror fans to see”.

Serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworld monsters and creepy stalkers collide in this frightening anthology. Five of horror’s most promising new directing talents join forces to pay homage to classic horror like Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt, V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, and weave an unforgettable, disturbing tapestry of terror.


- Phil Wheat

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Brand new images from ‘The Transporter: Refuelled’

28 July 2015 5:57 AM, PDT

Es Skrein (Game of Thrones) takes the wheel in The Transporter: Refuelled, the latest chapter in Luc Besson’s explosive thrill-ride series. A relentless, high octane ride that takes the Transporter franchise to explosive new heights, The Transporter: Refuelled is set to hit UK and Irish cinemas, courtesy of Icon Film Distribution, on September 4th.

Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is The Transporter; the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price and abides by 3 simple rules: never change the deal, no names, never open the package… Shot on location throughout the South of France, The Transporter Refuelled also stars Radivoje Bukvic (Run All Night), Ray Stevenson (Thor), Anatole Tubman (Captain America: The First Avenger), Gabriella Wright, Loan Chabanol and Tatiana Pajkovic.

The Transporter: Refuelled was conceived by action master Luc Besson (Leon, Taken, Lucy) and is directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions »

- Phil Wheat

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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 15: Comic Con

28 July 2015 5:48 AM, PDT

We’d like to welcome the awesome podcast – 365Flicks – to the ever-growing podcast roster here one Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 15: Comic Con

The Lads are back in the studio for Episode 15 with some Comic Con News to talk about, Mostly the Batman Vs Superman trailer and the Suicide Squad trailer. We decided to do a Top 5 tailored to our good friends over at the Jock And Nerd Podcast… A little bit of Emmmy Nominations Talk and round that off with a review of the Movie Stand-Alone (Whole Lotta Sole).

Intro And News Round-Up

00.00 – 1.18.00

Hobi and Snake Oil Comics Promos

1.18.00 – 1.19.30

Top 5 Jock/Nerd Movies Plus J&N Promo

1.19.30 – 1.44.48

Emmy Talk

1.44.48 – 1.58.00

Review of Stand-Off

1.58.00 – 2.20.00


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- Phil Wheat

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‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’ VOD Review

27 July 2015 1:59 PM, PDT

Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Rob Riggle, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy, Virginia Madsen, Aleks Paunovic, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Jones, Carrie Genzel, Reese Alexander, Harley Morenstein, Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Darren Dolynski, Patrick Sabongui | Written by Tim Carter | Directed by Zach Lipovsky

Rob Riggle as Frank West? That was all that I needed to know to be sold on seeing Dead Rising: Watchtower. Never mind the fact its based on one of the best zombie games of the last console generation – though we all know Left4Dead was The multiplayer zombie game – with a tongue in cheek story that played on the tropes of the genre, especially those found in the films of George A. Romero (after all, the first game was set in a mall!)

Dead Rising: Watchtower follows Chase Carter (Metcalfe), a reporter trying to make it big – but the pursuit of his career-defining story leads him into the heart of a zombie-infested warzone. »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Poly Bridge’ Early Access Review (PC)

27 July 2015 11:40 AM, PDT

Building a bridge should be easy; it should be just creating a road that goes from point A to B over a unpassable area. Play Poly Bridge though and you’ll find that there is a lot standing in the way of holding a bridge up in the air, and physics suck.

Poly Bridge tends to ease you into the action, you are told how to build a bridge then you see the nice little cute vehicle move over it and you move onto the next level. With each level there is a new added problem, until you find yourself having to handle hydraulics to lift areas of the bridge up to allow passing boats, and even creating ramps so that vehicles can jump instead of having to drive over the water beneath. A little innovation is required at times.

This is fine until the help you were provided with is taken away, »

- Paul Metcalf

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‘True Detective 2×06: Church in Ruins’ Review

27 July 2015 7:31 AM, PDT

“Christ, you had to show me this?”

It’s the orgy episode, folks. You knew it was coming and now, like the sweaty, bloated captains of industry who remain clothed while their nude pleasure slaves gyrate around them, it has come. And ‘Church in Ruins’ is every bit the soggy disappointment that comparison would lead you to expect.

Surprise of surprises, the show’s vision of trippy sex hell peaks at an “Amish roller rink” on the wildness scale. Tangles of nude bodies(almost all women.  Naked men show up, but it’s women’s bodies the camera lingers over), a series of drug-induced generic rape-as-story flashbacks, and leering old men comprise a tepid view of sexuality run amok. It’s hard to buy that Ani, even high on some version of Mdma that makes you anxious and provides you no pleasure whatsoever(sounds like a huge drag, man), is »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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‘Rick And Morty 2×01: A Rickle in Time’ Review

27 July 2015 5:59 AM, PDT

“If I die in a cage I lose a bet.”

Hearing Justin Roiland’s grotesquely burp-punctuated line delivery after a year of Rick And Morty‘s absence from the air feels like being rebaptized in slime at the world’s worst and most exciting revival church. ‘A Rickle in Time,’ no relation to the beloved series of children’s books by Madeline L’Engle, wastes no time getting back into the crude, conceptually dense chaos that makes this series such a treat. Having spent six months fucking around on an Earth unstuck from time, Rick, Morty, and Summer finally unfreeze the whole mess. It’s a clever sci-fi plot counting on the audience remembering exactly how season 1 ended, with Rick freezing time to prevent Beth and Jerry from seeing all the damage done to their home by his out of control party.

As it turns out, being unstuck from time »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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Frightfest 2015 – Guest line-up announced

27 July 2015 5:53 AM, PDT

What do Barbara Crampton, Rick Wakeman, James Cosmo, Toyah Willcox, Neil Marshall and Bernard Rose have in common? They’re all set to make an appearance at this years London Film4 Frightfest!

Scream Queen legend Barbara Crampton (pictured above) is Film4 FrightFest’s special guest icon, appearing in no less than four films in this year’s line-up. She stars in We Are Still Here, Road Games and Sun Choke plus makes a cameo appearance in Tales of Halloween. Not only will Barbara be introducing all her films, she’ll also be talking about her amazing career during a special interview event, hosted by Alan Jones, on Sun 30th August at 9.15pm.

Says the legend herself:

To say that I am overjoyed, excited and eager to attend FrightFest as a guest is putting it mildly. This festival has been on my radar for some time and to be included and »

- Phil Wheat

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Infographic: A celebration of ‘Metal Hurlant/Heavy Metal’

27 July 2015 5:45 AM, PDT

To celebrate the release of Metal Hurlant Chronicles – out on DVD and Blu-ray now – here’s a cool infographic celebrating all things Metal Hurlant (aka Heavy Metal)

Metal Hurlant Chronicles sees Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Scott Adkins (The Legend Of Hercules), Michael Jai White (Arrow), and Kelly Brook (Piranha 3D) heading up the cast of a new sci-fi series with a unique premise: 12 stories that each take place on a different planet – spanning time, space, and alien cultures – all linked by the remains of the Metal Hurlant asteroid hurtling across the universe.

Click to enlarge:


- Phil Wheat

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