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‘Dunkirk’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Cillian MurphyKenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard | Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan

On paper, Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to Interstellar couldn’t be more different to the puzzle boxes which have defined his movies to date. Here’s a real historic event portrayed in well under two hours, with no room for sci-fi elements or high concept hooks. That it feels, in the end, very much like you’ve watched a Christopher Nolan film is surprising, for reasons both pleasing and not-so-pleasing.

We’re thrown into the nightmare of 1940, when more than 300,000 British Expeditionary Force troops were trapped on the titular beach, with the German hordes moving in. (In one of the film’s many authentic touches, we get to see the German propaganda leaflets promising the Allies’ imminent destruction.)

Three stories – and here’s where the narrative is Nolanised. »

- Rupert Harvey

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‘Tiny Troopers Joint Ops Xl’ gets an official Switch release date

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Wired Productions and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment have confirmed that twin-stick action classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops Xl is set for release on the Nintendo Switch, in both the USA and Europe, on December 21st (Srp: £9.99/€12.99/$12.99), with pre-orders open on the e-Shop now.

The most decorated release of Tiny Troopers ever, Joint Ops Xl allows perspective soldiers to make full use of the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen, or use the Joy-Con controllers or Pro-Controller for classic twin stick control, as they:

Relive the original campaigns from Tiny Troopers & Tiny Troopers 2: Spec Ops with over 60 action-packed missions Brainsssssss! Fight for your life through 8 Zombie Campaign missions, 4 fast paced undead wave maps & zombie survival mode Push your miniature militia to the edge with Ultra-Hardcore difficulty

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops Xl is an epic bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny »

- Kat Wheat

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Horror-On-Sea 2018 Interview: Chris J. Miller talks ‘Mortuary Massacre’

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Mortuary Massacre is a new anthology style horror from writer and director Chris J. Miller, which has been selected to play at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival on Friday 26th January. I got chance to ask Chris about how the anthology came together, undertaking multiple role to get the film finished and overcoming several obstacles to get the film finished.

What can we expect from Mortuary Massacre?

Hopefully a bloody good time! It’s an anthology in the vein of the Amicus films, Body Bags (1993) or Creepshow (1982). So, expect a lot of practical makeup effects, some T & A, cannibalism, facial skinning, and even a Nazi zombie shows up to say hello.

How did the ideas for Mortuary Massacre come together as an anthology?

Back in 2011, my writing partner Sean Stearley and I wanted to make a film about a zombie cowboy, but we could never get past the 30-page mark, so »

- Philip Rogers

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New clip from the ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special

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With the Christmas Special creeping ever cloaser, the BBC have released the trailer for Peter Capaldi’s final adventure as Doctor Who – an adventure which sees Twelfth Doctor (Capaldi) team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (played again by David Bradley), and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last time…

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…

Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat, »

- Phil Wheat

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‘The Sexy Brutale’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

6 hours ago

Originally released on Steam and the big boy consoles back in April, this bizarre and intriguing puzzle-adventure game now gets its Nintendo release. It’s as beguiling as ever, but the switch to Switch brings major problems.

You play Lafcadio Boone, who awakens in the titular casino mansion at noon. Throughout the day, several guests will be murdered. It’s your job to save them. Solving the murders is only the first step. By sneaking around, peeking through keyholes and observing CCTV, you get to see the murders play out. Then you must manipulate time – the day automatically resets at midnight – and seek a way to prevent the crime from happening.

For example, the very basic opening tutorial has you witnessing a shooting in a chapel. When the day resets, you put a blank bullet into the murder weapon, and when the killer attempts his crime, he is foiled.

Crucially, »

- Rupert Harvey

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Pokemon Tcg expansion ‘Sun & Moon – Ultra Prism’ coming in Feb

7 hours ago

The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon – Ultra Prism, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching in the UK on 2 February 2018.

Echoing the story line from the recently released video games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, this latest Pokémon Tcg expansion is set in an alternate version of Sinnoh, one of the twisted parallel regions that players can reach by traveling through an Ultra Wormhole. Sun & Moon – Ultra Prism will see a new gameplay mechanic coming to the Pokémon Tcg with the introduction of Prism Star cards. These are powerful Pokémon and Trainer cards that, when played effectively, can dramatically alter the balance of a match. Due to their game-changing effects, a player can put only one Prism Star card with a given name in their deck (rather than the usual four).

The Sun & Moon – Ultra Prism expansion will feature:

Over 150 cards, including: 6 Prism »

- Kat Wheat

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Competition: Win action fantasy ‘Viking Siege’ on DVD

8 hours ago

To celebrate the release of the blood-soaked action fantasy Viking Siege – on DVD 26th December – we have a copy up for grabs.

“Vikings meets The Evil Dead” (Loaded) in this rip-roaringly entertaining fantasy, with vengeful kick-ass female warriors battling corrupt monks and killer tree creatures!

Filled with foul-mouthed monks, brutish warriors on the rampage and a terrifying horde of growling, gruesome half-man half-tree mutants, Viking Siege is no ordinary fantasy adventure film – but a slam bang homage to 1980s sword and sorcery films with a dash of Assault on Precinct 13 and Evil Dead thrown in, as the group are trapped in a monastery at the with merciless monsters prowling outside.

Viking Siege will have you rooting for the warrior women as they find themselves, in a fantastic effects-packed finale, pitted against some of the nastiest, gnarliest foes this side of the White Walkers.

“A blood-soaked battle that’s out of this world! »

- Phil Wheat

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Trailer Park: Poor Agnes goes Inside The Polka King

9 hours ago

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our semi-regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This edition features a handful of the latest TV and movie trailers – including Poor Agnes, Inside, Annihilation, The Polka King, The 15:17 to Paris, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Rampage and more!

Poor Agnes

Inside

Annihilation

The Polka King

The 15:17 to Paris

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Rampage

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- Phil Wheat

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Cinema Geeks: Ep.157 – Kevin Smith Retrospective: Chasing Amy

10 hours ago

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 157 – Kevin Smith Retrospective: Chasing Amy

On episode 153 of Cinema Geeks we continue our look at the career of Kevin Smith with a review of Chasing Amy. Has time caused a reassessment over the subject matter of Chasing Amy? Is it unfairly criticized? Is it in fact Kevin Smith’s best film? We discuss those topics and more on this week’s episode.

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- Phil Wheat

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