It’s with a heavy heart that I write this. Wes Craven passed away from a brain tumor at 76 last night. I know he definitely influenced all of us here at The Nerdicon. We still have Ghostface, Freddy, and the rest of the nightmares you left for us, Wes.
Hi hello. I’m baaaaaack. Thanks, work, grad school, and life. Anyway.
Deathless by Catherine M. Valente is the fairy tale you always wanted to read. Continue reading
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The “Rufio” movie is in pre-production right now.
“It’s over. It’s done.” That sums up my feelings about the final part of the Tolkien saga that Peter Jackson set out to create. It’s been a long and winding journey, but it’s been a great one.
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Kevin Smith knows how to connect. That’s been proven time and time again. Even if the story doesn’t connect with you, he, as a person, will. He’s quite possibly the most social media adept film maker at the moment. That’s actually why we even have Tusk. Continue reading
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Weird Al is BACK! Well, he never actually left. Weird Al Yankovich has been making fun of pop music for the past three decades and was at his peak in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He had a brief comeback with his 2006 album Straight out of Lynnwood which features my favorite song of his, “White and Nerdy” (for obvious reasons). However Alpocolypse was a little underwhelming and pretty much flew under my radar until about a year after its release. However, a few weeks ago Al pulled a Beyonce or as he would say it, “Beyonce pulled a me”, by dropping a new album and 8 new music videos just out of nowhere. Mandatory Fun has to be the greatest album he has put out since Poodle Hat. Not only that, but the single “Tacky”, a parody of Pharell’s “Happy”, has topped the charts on both iTunes and the Billboard 100. This in the first time in nearly 50 years that a comedy album has been number one.
It’s taken me this whole week to come to terms with this. Not because he was a person I really knew, but because it all just seemed like it wasn’t real. But it is real, and it’s still hard to process. Continue reading
For the past ten years we have seen more films based of off comic books than we have ever seen before. This is great! I love most of the films that come out and I will probably see any film based on a comic as long as it looks good enough. However, there is a big flaw in film adaptation. Film limits the ways we can tell certain stories and it inevitably boils down to the same formula over and over. Continue reading
Maya Angelou was an innovator of the greatest magnitude. She shed light on the essence of life because she lived a quintessential mystical life, from brothels to the library of congress. The world needed to hear her song, as it is the path of compassion, empathy, and self-liberation. She gave the literary world the gift of autobiographical fiction, perhaps the cornerstone of 21st century literature.
“The chicken has flown the coup
Songs of freedom transcribed in motion
No longer an imitation of freedom
The brewing, stewing, frothing broth is set
Chicken soup for the mind and soul.”
In loving memory of Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928- May 28, 2014
In the past, the show Arrow had been shaky at best. It had its high points and its low points. It got to the point where some people just gave up on it altogether. However, for those who stuck around through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all we were treated with quite a surprise when season 2 rolled its way on to our television screens. So far season 2 has be fantastic. It has more layers and deeper story and character arcs for everyone. We are treated to multiple characters from the DC universe, and sometimes the show is a giant easter egg hunt to find out who’s who.
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