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Interview: Brad and Fiona Dourif talk ‘Cult of Chucky’

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Written and directed by Don Mancini, Cult of Chucky brings back original Child’s Play cast member Alex Vincent (Child’s Play, Wait Until Spring, Bandini) as Andy Barclay along with Jennifer Tilly (Curse of Chucky, Monsters, Inc.) as Chucky’s bloodthirsty bride, Tiffany and Fiona Dourif (Messenger, True Blood) as Nica with Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Halloween) returning as the voice of Chucky, the homicidal plaything inhabited by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray.

Savagely funny and gratifyingly gruesome, the new DVD and Blu-ray of Cult of Chucky – released on October 23rd – includes exclusive bonus features that delve deeper into Chucky’s twisted universe and reveal how the filmmakers made the demented toy even more deranged. To celebrate the release we have a series of interviews with the cast and crew to share with you, our readers, this one »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension #5′ Review

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Written by Emma Beeby, Gordon Rennie | Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Wellington Diaz, Anderson Cabral | Published by Titan Comics

The previous four issues of this ‘event’ series have been good enough, but I still have this nagging feeling something is still missing. Don’t get me wrong, multiple Doctors is always fun. You could have multiple Doctors doing their laundry for twenty pages and I’d still read it. This year’s event though just lacks the structure of previous ones, and has felt to me more suited to have had the story told in their individual books, with stories crossing across books when required. The actual ‘team up’ element has been pretty minor, with the individual Doctor’s mainly having individual adventures loosely connected by the overall Void storyline. It still reads fine, of course, just not quite the book I was expecting.

Issue 5 is a bit different in a »

- Dean Fuller

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‘Justice League’ gets a new poster

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Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League is the next film in the Dceu and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman (he’s not dead?), Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman; along with Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is due out on 17th November 2017.

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- Phil Wheat

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Titan & Games Workshop announce ‘Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch’

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Titan Comics and Games Workshop have announced their latest comic collaboration: Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – an all-new, four-issue miniseries set in the grim space fantasy Warhammer 40,000 universe. Written by Black Library superstar and New York Times best-selling author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden (The Horus Heresy: The First Heretic), with art by Wagner Reis (Red Sonja), Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Issue #1 arrives in stores January 3, 2018.

In Titan Comics’ Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Issue #1, the Deathwatch team are the best of the best from all Chapters of Space Marines – they alone have the strength of mind and body to battle the alien across the universe, defending humanity from the Xenos that would destroy them! Faced with the destruction of an entire sector, and assailed by hordes of Orks, can the Deathwatch strike team hold the line against impossible odds?

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Issue #1 will come with three stunning covers to collect including Ørjan Svendsen (Blood Bowl), Fabio »

- Phil Wheat

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The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 198: What’s in the Box?

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Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.

If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…

Episode 198: What’s in the Box?

The full Hobi gang is here this week to talk all things geeky including the recasting Riverdale with the cast of Kevin James shows, hanging out with podcast buddies in Cincinnati and still trying »

- Phil Wheat

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Lff 2017: ‘Let the Corpses Tan’ Review

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Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Elina Lowensohn, Stephane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin, Herve Sogne, Michelangelo Marchese, Marc Barbe, Pierre Nisse, Marine Sainsily, Dorilya Calmel, Aline Stevens, Dominique Troyes, Bamba | Written and Directed by Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani

Belgian co-directors Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani garnered an instant cult following with Amer (2009) and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2013), both of which paid luxurious homage to 1970s giallo movies. Their latest film, Let the Corpses Tan (or Laissez Bronzer les Cadavres, original language fans) sees the pair applying their expert pastiche skills to violent European crime thrillers of the same decade, to deliriously enjoyable effect.

Loosely adapted from a 1971 French novel by Jean-Patrick Machete and Jean-Pierre Bastid, the plot is deceptively simple and a good deal more coherent than either of Cattet and Forzani’s previous films. Former Hal Hartley muse Elina Lowensohn plays Luce, a middle-aged artist who lives in a run-down, »

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‘Cute Little Buggers’ Review

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Stars: Kristofer Dayne, Steve Aaron-Sipple, Dan Abrams, Lydie Misiek, John R. Walker, Caroline Munro, Honey Holmes, Gary Martin, Dani Thompson | Written by Garry Charles, Andy Davie, Tony Jopia, Kristofer Dayne | Directed by Tony Jopia

If Monty Pythons and the Holy Grail (1975) and Watership Down (1978) taught me anything growing up, if it doesn’t look like it isn’t dressed up to attend the Playboy Mansion, rampant rabbits are dangerous. Tony Jopia takes that premise one step further with his B-Movie creature feature Cute Little Buggers.

When hostile aliens land on earth with the intension of taking over the planet to save their own race, they choose to mutate the local rabbit population. Blending the rabbits with alien DNA, they knowingly unleashed the cute but vicious blood thirsty creatures on the unsuspecting locals. As the butchered bodies starts piling and the rampant rabbits begin to rampage, the locals are forced to »

- Philip Rogers

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‘Star Ocean: The Last Hope’ 4K Remaster gets November release

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Square Enix have today announced that fans can soon travel back to the mysterious and dangerous worlds of Star Ocean: The Last Hope, with a 4K and Full HD Remaster of the action-packed RPG set to release next month on PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Developed in partnership with tri-Ace, Star Ocean: The Last Hope takes place at the beginning of the Star Ocean series timeline and is a full HD remaster with added 4K, keyboard and PC controller support.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope takes players on an epic journey across the universe in an immersive, intergalactic story of survival where humanity must turn to the stars in search of a new home. Featuring strategic real-time combat, the remastered title also includes a deep Item Creation System, the Private Action system that explores character relationships and subplots for a richer and more rewarding story, and exhilarating Blindside battle system, which fuses »

- Phil Wheat

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New clip from ‘Jigsaw’

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Directing duo the Spierig Brothers, Michael and Peter (Daybreakers, Predestination), are behind the camera on Jigsaw, a sequel/reboot of the Saw franchise which stars Mandela Van Peebles, Hannah Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Bolsvert and James Gomez.

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, Jigsaw is set for release in the UK on October 26th. Check clip from the film, courtesy of IGN, below:

Watch this exclusive clip #Jigsaw, the long-awaited eighth film in the #Saw​ franchise! pic.twitter.com/at7QdHYwu0

— IGN (@IGN) October 17, 2017

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- Phil Wheat

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‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth’ Board Game Review

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As a child of the 1980’s, I spent a lot of my time recording movies at Christmas on my mum and dad’s Vcr. From blockbusters like Star Wars and Indiana Jones to classics like Oliver, I probably had thirty or forty tapes that I watched over and over, occasionally bumping a bad movie from my collection and recording over it. As a result of this, I have a near perfect recollection of Christmas adverts for Scs, Argos and Toy’s R’ Us, but that’s hardly something I should burden you wish.

One of the movies I had a particular love for was Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. I would fast forward the opening scenes of Sarah faffing about in the rain and arguing with her parents and usually, I’d hit play right around the talking worm scene. I’d skip other scenes too – the masquerade ball for example »

- Matthew Smail

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Hela takes centre stage in new clip from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Marvel have released a new clip from the forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok – which is due out in the UK on 24th October and in the Us on 3rd November 2017. Directed by Taika WaititiThor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins and Mark Ruffalo as the “new and improved” Hulk…

In Marvel StudiosThor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Check out the clip below; and you can follow All our Thor: Ragnarok coverage right here. »

- Phil Wheat

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New live-action trailer for ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’

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Ubisoft have released a new live action trailer, entitled “I Am”, for Assassin’s Creed Origins, directed by Daniel Wolfe. Set to Nicholas Britell‘s The Middle of the World, the trailer sets up the game, telling the story the birth of a myth, of an idea transcending men, armies and countries…

Ancient Egypt, a land of majesty and intrigue, is disappearing in a ruthless fight for power. Unveil dark secrets and forgotten myths as you go back to the one founding moment: The Origins of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Start here, at the very beginning, with the never-before-told origin story of Assassin’s Creed. You are Bayek, protector of Egypt, whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Uncover lost tombs and explore the pyramids. Discover the secrets of the ancient mummies, Egyptian gods, and the last pharaohs.

Assassin’s Creed Origins will be »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Getting Any?’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window)

18 October 2017 6:01 AM, PDT

Stars: Dankan, Takeshi Kitano, Moeko Ezawa, Hakuryu, Tokie Hidari, Yojin Hino | Written and Directed by Takeshi Kitano

From the acclaimed director Takeshi Kitano (Fireworks, Kikujiro) comes a bizarre, over the top and absurd comedy full of slapstick silliness and never ending gags. A great satire of Japanese society and popular cinema, Getting Any?, embraces the spirit of Kitano s early stand-up and television work and as such it offers a genuine inside look into his true personality.

The story follows the nerdy middle age Asao, a professional daydreamer, whose one and only goal in life is – as the title suggests – to get laid. Asao embarks on a series of slapstick adventures in search of fulfilling his ultimate fantasy – making wild passionate sex with a woman. His holy quest for sex lands Asao in a series of absurd situations, involving robbery schemes, big movie productions, yakuza gang rivalry wars and scientific experiments. »

- Phil Wheat

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Interview: Alex Vincent & Christine Elise talk ‘Cult of Chucky’

18 October 2017 5:01 AM, PDT

Written and directed by Don Mancini, Cult of Chucky brings back original Child’s Play cast member Alex Vincent (Child’s Play, Wait Until Spring, Bandini) as Andy Barclay along with Jennifer Tilly (Curse of Chucky, Monsters, Inc.) as Chucky’s bloodthirsty bride, Tiffany and Fiona Dourif (Messenger, True Blood) as Nica with Brad Dourif (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Halloween) returning as the voice of Chucky, the homicidal plaything inhabited by the spirit of notorious serial killer Charles Lee Ray.

Savagely funny and gratifyingly gruesome, the new DVD and Blu-ray of Cult of Chucky – released on October 23rd – includes exclusive bonus features that delve deeper into Chucky’s twisted universe and reveal how the filmmakers made the demented toy even more deranged. To celebrate the release we have a series of interviews with the cast and crew to share with you, our readers, starting with Alex Vincent and Christine Elise. »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Dan Dare #1′ Review (Titan Comics)

18 October 2017 4:01 AM, PDT

Written by Peter Milligan | Art by Alberto Foche | Published by Titan Comics

When it comes to my comic book reading preferences, I have always been an unashamed fan of American comic books. I read my first Superman story at the age of 6 and never looked back. At that time though, in the late 1970′s, American comic books weren’t always that easy to find, and 2000Ad was a little bit beyond me at first (although that changed in the Eighties ). What I could find however were copies of The Eagle, the now legendary British weekly comic, starring a certain Dan Dare. Sure, he wasn’t quite Superman, who is, but he was to my young eyes pretty cool nonetheless.

Since then I have always had a soft spot for Dan Dare, and when he has periodically been relaunched, and reappeared in various comics and magazines I have usually had a glance. »

- Dean Fuller

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First look at British horror ‘Aux’

18 October 2017 3:21 AM, PDT

Aux is the latest film from Evolutionary Films and stars John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, The Shannara Chronicles), Rosie Fellner (Liar, Heist, Age of Heroes), Tristam Summers (Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Tin Holiday), Paul Reynolds (Terminal, Level Up, Eddie The Eagle), Tanya Franks (Chewing Gum, Broadchurch, Liz & Dick), Jack Derges (Eastenders, Humans) and Theo Devaney (Supernatural, Once Upon A Time In London).

Deep in the woods, two boys discover the entrance to a secret military bunker that has remained hidden since World War II. They awaken something so deadly that one boy doesn’t make it out alive and the other flees for his life, only to be hit by a car. A police investigation begins but, one by one, even the armed police are hunted and killed in grotesque and almost ritualistic ways. Meanwhile, at a local nursing home, an elderly WWII veteran watches all of this unfold »

- Phil Wheat

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Debut trailer for ‘Snake Outta Compton’

18 October 2017 2:41 AM, PDT

Automatic Entertainment have released of the first trailer for their upcoming film, Snake Outta Compton. The movie is a satire of creature features, urban gangster films, and hip hop culture, from director Hank Braxtan (Chemical Peel) and producers the Kondelik Brothers (Airplane vs. Volcano, All Hallows Eve 2)

Snake Outta Compton sees a rap group on the verge of signing their first record deal forced to battle a giant mutating snake monster that’s terrorizing the streets of Compton… And this isnt a film from The Asylum? Colour me shocked!

Said Automatic Entertainment:

Collaborating with Hank Braxtan and the Kondelik brothers to turn Snake Outta Compton from a ridiculous idea into a reality has been remarkable. This talented group of filmmakers are a joy to work with and their creativity exceeded our expectations for what this film could be and we are excited to finally share it.

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- Phil Wheat

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Cinema Geeks: Episode 151 – Vg Series – In The Name Of The King

18 October 2017 2:01 AM, PDT

Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks 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 right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 151: Vg Series – In The Name Of The King

Today on Episode 151 of the Cinema Geeks we continue the journey through video game films with a review of In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. MovieRevolt, OptimusSolo, HardCandiMandi and FridleyCent venture back into the world of video game films to see if Uwe Boll can make up for his past transgressions. Listen in to see where In the Name of the King ranks amongst the video game films and how this fantasy film resonates with the panel. Remember, we watch them so you don’t have to!

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- Phil Wheat

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Lff 2017: ‘Brigsby Bear’ Review

17 October 2017 10:01 AM, PDT

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Alexa Demie, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Claire Danes, Chance Crimin, Beck Bennett, Andy Samberg | Written by Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney | Directed by Dave McCary

Saturday Night Live alumnus Dave McCary makes his directorial debut with Brigsby Bear, an engaging and smartly judged indie comedy-drama that mixes elements from several different movies but still manages to feel entirely original.

SNL’s Kyle Mooney (who co-wrote the script with Kevin Costello) plays twenty-five year-old James, who grows up in an underground desert bunker with his “parents” Ted (Mark Hamil) and April (Jane Adams). Kyle’s only entertainment is Brigsby Bear, a children’s fantasy TV show about a talking bear who protects the universe and dispenses weekly life lessons like “curiosity is an unnatural emotion” and “trust only the family unit”.

When the FBI raid the bunker, »

- Guest

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Trailer for TNT’s psychological thriller ‘The Alienist’

17 October 2017 9:21 AM, PDT

TNT have released the first trailer for their eagerly anticipated series The Alienist, which is based on the Anthony Award-winning international bestseller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amidst a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation, this psychological thriller stars Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker).

The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend »

- Phil Wheat

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