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Competition: Win action thriller ‘Sleepless Night’ on DVD

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To celebrate the release of Sleepless Night, the fast-paced action thriller for fans of ”Taken“ and ”24″ – coming to DVD 12th January 2015 – we have a copy to giveaway courtesy of Icon.

With an exciting plot carried by charismatic and compelling performances, “Sleepless Night” is everything an action-fan could ever want. With the best kitchen-fight action-scene of the year and a wide-variety of original chase sequences – including one shot in first-person – “Sleepless Night” is shot by Clint Eastwood’s frequent cinematographer Tom Stern and is directed by Frédéric Jardin (Braquo).

“Like Die Hard meets 24 by way of Taken” – Slash Film. Available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1JNkvXt

To win a copy of Sleepless Night on DVD just answer the following question:

Which of the following films was also directed by Frédéric Jardin? Was it:

a) Braquo

b) Brick Mansions

c) Black Sails

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win ‘The Guest’ on DVD

26 December 2014 11:32 AM, PST

The director and writer of You’re Next team up once more for one of the coolest and most acclaimed films of 2014. Boasting an awesomely badass standout performance from Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, The Guest is one of the most talked about movies of the year and perfectly balances explosive action, wit and genius script writing.

Make sure you invite The Guest into your home this Christmas on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. Available to own from 29th December from Icon Film Distribution.

To win a copy of The Guest on DVD just answer the following question:

The Guest stars British actor Dan Stevens, but in what UK TV show did he appear? Was it:

a) Eastenders

b) Downton Abbey

c) The Missing

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 »

- Phil Wheat

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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 10′ Review

26 December 2014 11:24 AM, PST

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

This episode is slightly different to the others in that it’s almost entirely centred on a character barely featured in the show so far: Pepper. It begins with her waking up to Salt dead-no foul play, just a stroke by Elsa’s estimation. After Desiree reads to her, she finds her way to Elsa’s tent, where we learn more about Elsa and that Pepper was the first freak she added to her collection from an orphanage. When Elsa mentions that Pepper was dropped off by her sister at the orphanage, Desiree suggests that maybe what Pepper needs more than anything right now is family, something Elsa agrees with.

Maggie is growing more despondent and drunk »

- Nicky Johnson

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‘American Horror Story: Freakshow – Episode 9′ Review

26 December 2014 11:20 AM, PST

Stars: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Michael Chiklis, Denis O’Hare, Even Peters, Emma Roberts, Minn Wittrock, John Carroll Lunch, Patti Labelle | Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

This episode starts with Dandy getting a reading from Maggie, who tells him more or less that everything will be Ok. After he tips Maggie $100, Dandy leaves only to be confronted by Jimmy, still drunk and mourning Ethel’s death. Ending up with his face in the dirt, Jimmy is threatened by Dandy, who is looking to take everything from him for taking the twins away, and after Jimmy fails to perform for the desperate housewives of Jupiter, Dandy turns up on their doorstep.

Elsewhere the twins are found by Stanley and Elsa, who tell the twins that there’s a group of Jupiter citizens hunting freaks and that the twins need to go into hiding in »

- Nicky Johnson

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Fashionably Nerdy – Episode 12: Big Hero 6 Premiere

25 December 2014 3:22 PM, PST

Fashionably Nerdy is a new vlog centered around finding the hottest, best and newest trends in Geek Chic Fashion. Unlike other nerdy fashion vlogs that focus primarily on Cosplay, the show is committed to bringing the very best in everyday fashion that can also be worn on a fancy date night, to the beach or even at work.

We’re proud to have Fashionably Nerdy as a part of Nerdly.co.uk and we hope you enjoy their videos… In this episode the Fashionably Nerdy crew check out red carpet fashion at Big Hero 6 premiere in Hollywood.

Check out Fashionably Nerdy on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Doctor Who: Christmas Special – Last Christmas’ Review

25 December 2014 12:23 PM, PST

If there is one thing I know about myself it is that I am a cynic, so when I saw the teaser to the Christmas Doctor Who featuring Santa Claus it was a moment when I truly dreaded what was to come.  I will always be a hardcore fan of the Doctor though and will have hope that it can deliver.  To my surprise Nick Frost made a good Santa and Stephen Moffat provided us with Last Christmas, an episode that not only answered all the questions raised but also turned into what is probably the best Doctor Who episode this year.

Last Christmas is an episode that works best if it is not spoiled, so the obvious things that have already been revealed is that Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) are reunited and joined by Santa Claus (Nick Frost) to do battle with the Dream Crabs at the North Pole. »

- Paul Metcalf

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‘Haunting of Crestview High’ DVD Review

25 December 2014 12:16 PM, PST

Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Jeffrey Schmidt | Written by Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick | Directed by Matthew Spradlin

Originally conceived some eight years ago by Matthew Spradlin, Bad Kids Go To Hell (the movie’s original title) originally debuted as a four issue comic mini-series from Antarctic Press in 2009. Fast forward to 2014 and the film, now re-titled Haunting of Crestview High silently hits the UK market courtesy of 101 Films, without all the hype that surrounded the 2012 Us release – which may not actually be a bad thing.

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the film but I don’t think it ever lives up to the hype that surrounded its original Us release – which is maybe why the films UK debut took a couple of years – but as a fan of the John Hughes canon of films »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Last Inua’ Review (PC)

24 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST

Not long ago I reviewed Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) so it only seemed right that when Last Inua was available on the PC I should move onto that game and give it a try.  Described as an “immersive and emotional” platform game like Never Alone it featured platform style gameplay and a two player structure so it of course caught my interest, though it is less of a learning experience that Never Alone was, this is more about just being a platform game.

The storyline for Last Inua centres around a boy, Hiko who is a physically weak character but is protected by his father Ataataq who provides the brute strength to help the boy continue on his journey.  Hiko and Ataataq’s quest is to defeat the Tonrar, a demonic trickster that has awaken in the Arctic.  Spreading darkness that takes over the ice, snow and caved Tonrar is »

- Paul Metcalf

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‘Vengeance Road’ Review

24 December 2014 11:54 AM, PST

Stars: Nick Principe, Robin Sydney, Todd Farmer, Trent Haaga, Malice McMunn, John Fallon, Philip Salick, Laban Pheidias, Joshua Lou Friedman | Written by John Fallon | Directed by Ravi Dhar

John Falcon is a mountain of a man, hardened by years in the dusty Californian desert. Discovered shot and left for dead in a home robbery gone bad, Falcon would have a received a lighter sentence, but he refused to snitch on his partners… If you’re following the all-too-brief opening flashback that is. You see Vengeance Road, aka American Muscle, throws viewers in at the deep end as Falcon argues with a fellow inmate over two packets of cigarettes before being released from prison.

After catching a ride home with a beautiful stranger (and banging her doggy-style over the back seat of her car in full view of passing motorists), Falcon discovers that the house he once shared with his wife »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Grave Halloween’ DVD Review

24 December 2014 11:52 AM, PST

Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle, Dejan Loyola, Jeffrey Ballard, Hiro Kanagawa, Jesse Wheeler, Tom Stevens, Kevan Ohtsji, Hyuma Frankowski | Written by Ryan W. Smith, Sheldon Wilson | Directed by Steven R. Monroe

Apparently (at least according to the blurb on the front cover) based on a true story, Grave Halloween is the latest movie from director Steven R. Monroe – yes he of I Spit on Your Grave 1 & 2 fame – who returns to making TV movies for the Syfy channel (I really liked Mongolian Death Worm Fyi) with this, a J-horror inspired slice of mediocrity that tries to mix American and Japanese filmic ideals, never quite meshing the two together well enough to be a complete success.

Deep in stark woodland at the base of Mount Fuji, restless whispers echo as the light fades on a mid-winter afternoon. Here, amongst a maze of roots, a lone figure takes her life, binding »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Desecrated’ Review

24 December 2014 5:53 AM, PST

Stars: Haylie Duff, Wilmer Calderon, Michael Ironside, Paul James, Gib Gerard, Gonzalo Menendez, Heather Sossaman, Adam Daniels | Written by Cecil Chambers | Directed by Rob Garcia

After finding his family murdered by vagrant squatters, an ex-military operative and survivalist is hired by the man who bought his land to watch over the acreage and protect it from invaders. When the new landowner’s daughter arrives for a weekend getaway with her friends, the trip turns deadly when they discover the caretaker’s dark secret – rather than driving off trespassers, he’s hunting them in cold blood.

A group of college kids on spring break, driving out to the middle of nowhere to stay for a holiday of fun filled fun? Must be a horror film then! Despite starting like so many other films in its genre, Desecrated does, thankfully, provide an interesting viewing experience once it gets going. Ben, played by Gonzalo Menendez, »

- Richard Axtell

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The Scream Cast – Episode 42: Tales From The Crypt & Vault Of Horror

23 December 2014 11:32 AM, PST

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode Usually sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are tackling something a little different…

This week Brad, Sean and Brian put a cap on 2014 with their “Top 10 Horror Blu-ray Releases of 2014.” A little Christmas is still injected into the conversation as they discuss Scream Factory’s Tales From The Crypt & Vault Of Horror double feature, as well as Full Moon’s release of Trancers.

Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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- Phil Wheat

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Book Review: ‘NOS4R2′

23 December 2014 10:55 AM, PST

Written by Joe Hill | Published by Gollancz | Format: Paperback, 704pp

I am a fan of Joe Hill. His novels, Horns and Heart Shaped Box, are two books I have read a number of times and always enjoy. His collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, is a great mixture of tales, and his work on the comic book series, Locke & Key, is formidable. I was excited, then, when NOS4R2 was released, his newest adult-fantasy-cum-horror novel.

The story is very Hill-esque from the get-go. His delivery of comic-book type horror and dark fable makes for an interesting and modern style that I find very appealing. The story follows Victoria, a young girl with a knack for finding lost things when she rides her bicycle over an old bridge near her home. Riding across the bridge, a bridge that, to her, feels otherworldly and odd, allows her to find herself in »

- Chris Cummings

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Talking In Circles: Episode 49 – The Great Geek Debate

23 December 2014 4:17 AM, PST

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.

On this week’s episode we have a rapid fire of geek talks to debate. We discuss if collectables should be opened or kept in the package, how to handle death in comics, if digital comics are actually the future, and so much more.

Check out previous editions of Talking in Circles right here »

- Phil Wheat

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‘The Fall: Series Two’ DVD Review

23 December 2014 4:12 AM, PST

When The Fall ended last year it was inevitable that there would be a second series to at least conclude the story and for the killer to finally be brought to justice.  Carrying on the story The Fall: Series Two is an intellectual battle, a lot like a game of chess, between the serial killer and female detective tasked with the job to hunt him down.

In The Fall: Series Two we re-join the story with Stella (Gillian Anderson) fighting to keep the case alive and not letting it go cold, while the killer himself Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) hides away in Scotland away from his family who have returned home to Ireland.  When he is pulled back though he soon abducts a person from his past who may hold evidence to seal his fate.

The Fall isn’t a show that focuses on action or huge twists to keep the audience interested, »

- Paul Metcalf

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Phil’s Ten Worst Movies of 2014

22 December 2014 7:43 AM, PST

If you’ve read my Top 10 Movies of 2014 list, you’ll know I proclaimed the vast amount of really good movies released this year but for all the good movies, there has to be some bad… And the bad were Really bad this year. From unfunny comedies to weird vanity projects that were seemingly made just for friends and family of the film makers attached, to some truly awful horror movies it seems that 2014 will be marked by some truly terrible films – some of which made it to the big screen!

The criteria is the same as my “best of” list: it has to be a movie I’ve seen this year, one that was released this year, i.e. making its UK debut, or a new movie that I’ve seen at a film festival that might not necessarily have been distributed as of yet. Also, the cut off »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review

22 December 2014 4:58 AM, PST

Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French, Kathleen Turner, Tembi Locke, Paul Blackthorne | Written by Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, John Morris, Bennett Yellin | Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

The comedy landscape may have monumentally shifted in the time since the original Dumb & Dumber but great comedy never ages. 1994’s Dumb & Dumber is a genuinely funny film, on a re-watch last month I still laughed loudly at a great many lines and visual gags (personal favourite? “I’m talking about a place called Aspen” “I don’t know Lloyd, the French are assholes”), and the central performances from Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels manage to hit the line between charming and annoying exactly right. All this brings us to Dumb and Dumber To which finds the principal filmmakers in very different positions, Jim Carrey in need of a hit, »

- Ian Loring

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Syfy announce new sci-fi series ‘Dark Matter’

22 December 2014 2:57 AM, PST

Syfy today announced casting of the new acquired scripted series Dark Matter, which will feature Melissa O’Neil (Broadway production of Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop), Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl).

In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

The series, created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise), begins production in Toronto on January 7th. Based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics, the series will premiere on Syfy in Summer 2015.



- Phil Wheat

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