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‘Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Board Game Review

8 hours ago

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’

9 hours ago

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

10 hours ago

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 hours ago

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

12 hours ago

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’

13 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

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!

15 hours ago

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

16 hours ago

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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