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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review

12 hours ago

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro | Written and Directed by Rian Johnson

Star Wars fans rejoice! Rian Johnson’s eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2015′s The Force Awakens is everything you could possibly have wished for and more.

Picking up from where Episode VII left off, Star Wars – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi jumps straight into the action, with ace Resistance star pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) leading a thrilling bombing attack on a First Order Dreadnought. However, the tables are soon turned as the Resistance realise, with sickening horror, that the First Order are capable of tracking them through hyper-space jumps, sending them into a desperate retreat.

With fuel supplies running low, former-Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) embarks on a secret »

- Guest

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New ‘Injustice 2′ trailer reveals The Atom

12 hours ago

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed a new trailer for Injustice 2, featuring the subatomic manipulator, The Atom. Armed with his quantum bio-belt and a prodigal knowledge of physics, players can utilise all of scientist Ryan Choi’s subatomic powers to deliver justice against Superman’s regime.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

The Atom will be available for players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 beginning today (Dec 12th »

- Phil Wheat

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‘The Gifted 1×09: outfoX’ Review

13 hours ago

Now that we know about the origins of the Strucker family powers, The Gifted provides us with an interesting question. If Andy (Percy Hynes White) and Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) have the ability to wield hugely destructive power, should they use it?

With the Struckers dealing with the news about Andy and Lauren, the rest of the mutants look to Trask Industries. With Esme (Skyler Samuels) the new mutant with psychic powers apparently manipulating the situation, is she all she seems?

If there is one thing that the Mutant Underground has handled so far, it is not to overstretch themselves and get into trouble. This week though as time is running out, the need to act slowly worms its way into the group. The audience gets to see that Esme is doing a good job at pushing this too, raising the potential that she may be a mole in the group. »

- Paul Metcalf

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“The Death of Mighty Thor” to conclude in Mighty Thor #705

14 hours ago

The Death of Mighty Thor nears its end as the creative team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring you an epic showdown that has been years in the making… Since kicking things off with Mighty Thor #700, the Mangog has managed to wreak havoc on Thor’s world, and he’s shown no signs of stopping – even in a saga that has so far managed to include almost every Thor villain. On the heels of the action, Mighty Thor #705 will continue to up the ante, leaving the fate of Asgard in jeopardy… along with the fate of Jane Foster, who will make the ultimate heroic sacrifice in a conclusion that will rock the Marvel Universe, and the minds of readers everywhere!

“This is it, folks! The big showdown between Thor and Mangog. The penultimate chapter of ‘The Death of the Mighty Thor,’” teases series editor Wil Moss. “Jason Aaron and »

- Phil Wheat

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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Pablo Raybould & Ben Manning – ‘The Snarling’

15 hours ago

The Snarling is new horror comedy from director Pablo Raybould and producer Ben Manning, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 20th January. This will be the official launch of The Snarling (and screening of the release version).

I got chance to ask a few questions about why they decided to write a horror comedy, working several jobs on a small budget production and Easter eggs in the film.

What can we expect from the film?

Pablo: Well, firstly, it has its pre-launch special screening at Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on January 20th at the Park Inn in Southend and this is where the whole thing began. So, what can you expect well… so many things. Comedy – first and foremost. There are also lots of same genre film references in there for those that get them. A good balance of comedy and suspense coupled with some great, »

- Philip Rogers

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Nintendo Switch sales hit 10 million!

16 hours ago

Despite launching in March, a month not usually reserved for home console launches, and with the busy holiday shopping season still in full swing, Nintendo have announced that – according to internal sales figures – 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles have been sold to consumers around the world since launch!

Nintendo Switch is the first home console that can be played on a TV and also be taken instantly on the go, allowing players to experience their favourite games anytime, anywhere and with anyone. As every Nintendo Switch comes bundled with two Joy-Con controllers, players can easily share the fun of compatible multiplayer games with friends and family right out of the box.

The console’s diverse games library already features two of the most acclaimed video games of all time in Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latter of which won Game of the »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Spent’ Review

17 hours ago

Stars: Sally Anderson, Darren Barzegar, Erin Harth, Sonya Kalian, Connie Lamothe, Janna Livingston, Nataly Martin, Joe Mayes, Nathan McDonald, Madeline Mikitarian, Nick Nerangis, Hannah Overholtzer, Anna Grace Padgett, Tony Villa | Written and Directed by Lisa Mikitarian

I’m no stranger to the dark comedy genre, I mean come on I am British after all… So when I received Spent, a movie branded with the tagline “Ruthless People meets Fargo” well, there was no way I was letting this one pass me by. Throw in some comedy awards on the indie movie circuit, including Winner Best Comedy at the American Filmatic Arts Awards, and you got me.

Spent is the story of Lonnie Schumacher (Darren Barzegar) and his mother Evelyn (Connie Lamothe), who are having the time of there life, while penny pinching father and husband Herbert lays dying in hospital with a brain tumor. Lonnie has huge plans of buying »

- Kevin Haldon

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First look at ‘Marvel Rising’

18 hours ago

Marvel Rising is a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes, set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of Marvel Rising. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later that year.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Black Mirror’ Review (Xbox One)

19 hours ago

Neither a remake nor a direct continuation of the 2003 game of the same name, Black Mirror is a point and click horror/thriller that takes place in the late 19th Century and features a story of supernatural and the occult, as seen through the eyes of one David Gordon, youngest member and heir of the Gordon family. Made by King Art Games (also responsible for Battle World Kronos, Book of Unwritten Tales 1 and 2 and The Dwarves) Black Mirror has a lot of potential, but does it live up to expectations?

In a word, no. But that’s mainly because of a whole raft of technical issues that hamper the gameplay and prevent the player from enjoying what could otherwise have been a fairly enjoyable storyline. The game opens with David’s father running panicked through a maze in the middle of the night. Mumbling incoherently, he rushes towards a somewhat »

- Matthew Smail

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‘Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection’ coming in May 2018

20 hours ago

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular video game series of all time, Capcom are set to release the ultimate tribute to the Street Fighter arcade legacy in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection – which highlights the series’ past in an anthology of 12 iconic titles with arcade-perfect balancing, including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

Players will be able to take the fight online in four of the classic titles for even more gameplay options, including Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Players can recreate the classic arcade gaming »

- Phil Wheat

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Pop Addled: Episode 128 – Top 5 Alt Rock Songs from the Early 90s

21 hours ago

Another week, another episode of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly!

Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop culture and they’re here to share their twisted thoughts with you!

If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out old episode on Libsyn and iTunes; and we’ll be bringing you the latest episodes each and every week (and sometimes more than that!)…

Pop Addled: Episode 128 – Top 5 Alt Rock Songs from the Early 90s

We have another great episode for all of you. It’s been a while since we talked about music, and we had a blast recording this one. Of course we needed a great guest to join us, »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Board Game Review

11 December 2017 10:01 AM, PST

Although I can’t for the life of me think why it’s happening now (it is twenty years since the original series, so maybe that’s why) Buffy The Vampire Slayer has just been converted into the latest Legendary deck-building game. For those who are unfamiliar with them, the Legendary series is a collection of complete, out-of-the-box card games for one to five players that recreate pitched battles between famous (aka legendary) forces in popular universes from comics, film and television. Other universes to receive this treatment so far are Marvel, Aliens and Predator, for example, so you can probably imagine the kind of rivalry that you’ll see.

Legendary Buffy focuses exclusively on the 1997 TV series starring Sarah Michelle Geller et-al, and among the 501 cards (500 in later print runs thanks to a bonus “Dingoes Ate My Baby” card) you’ll find a set of fourteen cards for each »

- Matthew Smail

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New trailer & poster for ‘Ready Player One’

11 December 2017 9:01 AM, PST

Based on the awesome book by Ernest Cline, sci-fi action thriller Ready Player One is the latest film from Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Ready Player One is set for release on March »

- Phil Wheat

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Horror-on-Sea 2018 Interview: Writer/director Pat Higgins

11 December 2017 8:01 AM, PST

With over a decade of experience as a horror writer and director, Pat Higgins will be Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Saturday 20th January with his latest Master Class: Fear and Film. I got chance to ask Pat a few questions about what we can expect from the talk, some of his influences in horror and the various incarnations of his film The House on the Witchpit.

What can we expect from the Master Class: Fear and Film?

We try to have a mix of useful tips and tricks for people making independent horror movies, along with unseen video clips and (hopefully) entertaining stories! There are a couple of live shows from previous years over at http://pathiggins.me.uk/appearances/ for the curious. This year’s show is very much focused on fear itself, and the relationship between fear and movies. I’ll be sharing the movies that scared the »

- Philip Rogers

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First look at Season 2 of Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

11 December 2017 7:01 AM, PST

Jessica Jones is based on the critically-acclaimed, albeit short-lived, comic book series Alias from writer Brian Michael Bendis. The series tells the story of the titular heroine, Jessica Jones, played by actress Krysten Ritter. She’s a former costumed crime-fighter who now lives in New York City and operates a private investigations firm dealing with all manner of comic book characters and crime from stalkers to supervillains.

Season two of Jessica Jones sees the New York City private investigator (played by Krysten Ritter) beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

In anticipation of the new season debut, Netflix have released the first image of Jones (Ritter) deep into an investigation; along with a trailer via Twitter… »

- Phil Wheat

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’78/52′ Review

11 December 2017 6:01 AM, PST

Featuring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Elizabeth Allan, Judith Anderson, Desi ArnazMarli Renfro, Mick Garris, Guillermo del Toro  | Written and Directed by Alaxandre O. Philippe

You don’t need to be a fan of Hitchcock to know the Psycho shower scene. It is woven into popular culture and for most of us we’ve seen it all our lives. 78/52 takes a look at the famous shower scene, what makes it so special, and why it is so celebrated….

The name 78/52 represents the 78 shots and 52 cuts that make up the death of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), and the reason it is used as the name for this documentary shows the importance, as well as brilliance. A scene that took 7 days to shoot, it showed an obsession, especially when the film was shot on a 30-day schedule.

In many ways it shows the importance of the scene to Alfred Hitchcock, as if he »

- Paul Metcalf

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Teaser trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’

11 December 2017 5:01 AM, PST

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, which is set for a cinema release on December 14th 2018.

With a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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- Phil Wheat

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‘Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #3.10′ Review

11 December 2017 4:01 AM, PST

Written by Richard Dinnick | Art by Francesco Manna | Published by Titan Comics

I’ve come to learn that anything with Richard Dinnick writing it has some quality to it. Either it’s a bit quirky, mines an aspect of Dr Who others have left untouched or forgotten, or just excels at dialogue and character work. He seems to have found a good home with The Twelfth Doctor, suitably quirky and cranky in easy measure. As last issue was a ‘one and done’ deal, this issue sees the first part of a new two-parter, ‘A Confusion of Angels’. Let’s check it out.

If I had a pound for every time an adventure starts with The Doctor finding a drifting spacecraft I would be a millionaire. This time round though, The Doctor has a legitimate concern in that said giant drifting spacecraft has not issued any sort of distress call. The Doctor, »

- Dean Fuller

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The BFI’s “Missing Believed Wiped” season gets horrific!

11 December 2017 3:01 AM, PST

The BFI’s Missing Believed Wiped returns to BFI Southbank this December to present British television rediscoveries, not seen by audiences for decades, most since their original transmission dates…. The bespoke line-up of TV gems feature some of the countries most-loved television celebrities and iconic characters including Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part: Sex Before Marriage, Cilla Black in her eponymous BBC show featuring Dudley Moore , Jimmy Edwards in Whack-o!, a rare interview with Peter Davison about playing Doctor Who, an appearance by future Doctor Who Patrick Troughton from ITV’s early police drama, No Hiding Place plus a significant screen debut from a young Pete Postlethwaite.

However for Nerdly readers, one of the real highlights of this edition of Missing Believed Wiped is the uncovering of TV horror Late Night Horror: The Corpse Can’t Play. Originally broadcast on 3 May, 1968 on BBC2 this is the only »

- Phil Wheat

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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 97: Bring Me Zee Umlauts

11 December 2017 2:01 AM, PST

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick 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 Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 97: Bring Me Zee Umlauts

Kev and Chris are back in the booth after a short impromptu break and they are back to there awesome greatness with a chocka block episode full of Movies, Tv and much much more Entertainment Talk.

We kick off the show with a super long intro and pimpage section which to be fair goes on way to long. We tell everyone that we can now be found on Spotify so its easier for you all to find us. Chris updates us on his short movie which is going well. Then we tell you about our »

- Phil Wheat

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