TV/Movies

  •   NERD TREK is attending the upcoming Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA from April 11th-13th! In addition to sanctioned gaming tournaments (for Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Kaijudo), the slew of merchant tables, a prominent artist’s alley, and great photo opportunities (which include a DeLorean time machine and replica 1966 Batmobile!) there are going to be numerous celebrities in attendance! Most importantly, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner are among Steel City Con’s guests! Obviously, NERD TREK has a few questions to ask but if our readers are keen to know something only Commander Riker or Data can detail, we’d love to hear it!   Any and all questions submitted before April 10th will be carefully considered and likely asked before any others by our resident […]

    NERD TREK at Steel City Con!

      NERD TREK is attending the upcoming Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA from April 11th-13th! In addition to sanctioned gaming tournaments (for Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Kaijudo), the slew of merchant tables, a prominent artist’s alley, and great photo opportunities (which include a DeLorean time machine and replica 1966 Batmobile!) there are going to be numerous celebrities in attendance! Most importantly, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner are among Steel City Con’s guests! Obviously, NERD TREK has a few questions to ask but if our readers are keen to know something only Commander Riker or Data can detail, we’d love to hear it!   Any and all questions submitted before April 10th will be carefully considered and likely asked before any others by our resident […]

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  • TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND HASBRO TO DEVELOP MAGIC: THE GATHERING AS A NEW FILM FRANCHISE Hasbro Executives will Produce with Simon Kinberg Serving as Franchise’s Creative Steward     LOS ANGELES, Calif. & PAWTUCKET, R.I. January 14, 2014 — Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have joined forces to make a series of films based upon Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast’s fantasy-adventure property, MAGIC: THE GATHERING.  Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), whose Genre Films banner is based on the Fox Lot, will serve as the franchise’s creative steward and produce in close partnership with Hasbro.   The announcement was made today by TCF production president Emma Watts, and Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios.   MAGIC: THE GATHERING is the […]

    TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND HASBRO TO DEVELOP MAGIC: THE GATHERING AS A NEW FILM FRANCHISE

    TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND HASBRO TO DEVELOP MAGIC: THE GATHERING AS A NEW FILM FRANCHISE Hasbro Executives will Produce with Simon Kinberg Serving as Franchise’s Creative Steward     LOS ANGELES, Calif. & PAWTUCKET, R.I. January 14, 2014 — Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have joined forces to make a series of films based upon Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast’s fantasy-adventure property, MAGIC: THE GATHERING.  Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), whose Genre Films banner is based on the Fox Lot, will serve as the franchise’s creative steward and produce in close partnership with Hasbro.   The announcement was made today by TCF production president Emma Watts, and Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios.   MAGIC: THE GATHERING is the […]

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  • Like most readers I get nervous when I see Official Novelizations of Movies. I get downright frightened when I have to review them, so heading into the Novelization of the recently released Pacific Rim I felt like I was getting ready to start break dancing in a mine field, a horrible, painful end wasn’t an if; it was a matter of when. Imagine how surprised I was when not only did I finish the book, but in reading it had actually made a poor life choice to stay up much later than I should have to cross that finish line. I say poor life choice not because of the quality of the book, but because waking up at 5:30 AM […]

    Book Review: Pacific Rim

    Like most readers I get nervous when I see Official Novelizations of Movies. I get downright frightened when I have to review them, so heading into the Novelization of the recently released Pacific Rim I felt like I was getting ready to start break dancing in a mine field, a horrible, painful end wasn’t an if; it was a matter of when. Imagine how surprised I was when not only did I finish the book, but in reading it had actually made a poor life choice to stay up much later than I should have to cross that finish line. I say poor life choice not because of the quality of the book, but because waking up at 5:30 AM […]

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  • Final Preparations Gen Con starts tomorrow/today and many attendees are finalizing their plans for the big show. Here are some tips from the Gen Con crew to help you prepare for the show! Last Minute Tips for Attending Gen Con 1) Bring your government-issued PHOTO identification. To take advantage of Will Call pick-up, you must have proof of your identity. Don’t forget it! 2) Stay hydrated, sleep, wear sunscreen, and eat regularly. It’s tempting to want to game for eight hours straight with no breaks, but don’t forget to take care of yourself. Also, Indiana can be hot and humid in August, so if you’re enjoying outdoor entertainment remember to protect your skin and drink lots of water. A good night’s rest also will make sure that your […]

    Gen Con starts tomorrow! Are you ready?

    Final Preparations Gen Con starts tomorrow/today and many attendees are finalizing their plans for the big show. Here are some tips from the Gen Con crew to help you prepare for the show! Last Minute Tips for Attending Gen Con 1) Bring your government-issued PHOTO identification. To take advantage of Will Call pick-up, you must have proof of your identity. Don’t forget it! 2) Stay hydrated, sleep, wear sunscreen, and eat regularly. It’s tempting to want to game for eight hours straight with no breaks, but don’t forget to take care of yourself. Also, Indiana can be hot and humid in August, so if you’re enjoying outdoor entertainment remember to protect your skin and drink lots of water. A good night’s rest also will make sure that your […]

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of The White Queen on Starz. The show starts in 1463 and depicts the war of the roses. The first episode was full of intrigue, action, romance, and witchcraft. It easily flowed from each plot point. Elizabeth Woodville, a young beautiful widow captures the interest of the new York king, Edward. But is it her beauty or her witch ways that brings him back? Elizabeth’s mother Jaquetta is clearly leading her daughter and shaping her future. The brilliant scene with the Duchess (King Edward’s mother) and Jaquetta is executed perfectly. With premonitions of danger and the woman in red looming the episode ends with you wanting more.  The acting is good, the customs are […]

    The White Queen

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of The White Queen on Starz. The show starts in 1463 and depicts the war of the roses. The first episode was full of intrigue, action, romance, and witchcraft. It easily flowed from each plot point. Elizabeth Woodville, a young beautiful widow captures the interest of the new York king, Edward. But is it her beauty or her witch ways that brings him back? Elizabeth’s mother Jaquetta is clearly leading her daughter and shaping her future. The brilliant scene with the Duchess (King Edward’s mother) and Jaquetta is executed perfectly. With premonitions of danger and the woman in red looming the episode ends with you wanting more.  The acting is good, the customs are […]

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  • HBO’s Game of Thrones has been an international phenomenon, sparking buzz for a high fantasy series that usually wouldn’t garner huge amounts of publicity, regardless of it’s quality or epicness. But Game of Thrones managed to do what many a fantasy series has tried and failed to do: capture the hearts of mainstream audiences. Some book fans might dismiss the show for the changes it’s made to plot points and certain character’s roles (Talisa who?), but for the most part the show has managed to capture much of the spirit and storylines of the book series, which makes it all the more appealing to long-time devotees and new fans, many of whom have taken up reading the books where they might […]

    Game of Thrones Hairstyles Tutorial

    HBO’s Game of Thrones has been an international phenomenon, sparking buzz for a high fantasy series that usually wouldn’t garner huge amounts of publicity, regardless of it’s quality or epicness. But Game of Thrones managed to do what many a fantasy series has tried and failed to do: capture the hearts of mainstream audiences. Some book fans might dismiss the show for the changes it’s made to plot points and certain character’s roles (Talisa who?), but for the most part the show has managed to capture much of the spirit and storylines of the book series, which makes it all the more appealing to long-time devotees and new fans, many of whom have taken up reading the books where they might […]

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  • Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18! Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess! The question is… are you courageous enough to rescue the princess?   How to enter to win: Are you brave like Jack? Take the quiz to find out, then post your results in the comments field below.   Make sure you put your email in the email field.  We will not share your email, but we need a way to contact you in […]

    Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-ray Giveaway

    Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on DVD & Blu-ray on June 18! Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess! The question is… are you courageous enough to rescue the princess?   How to enter to win: Are you brave like Jack? Take the quiz to find out, then post your results in the comments field below.   Make sure you put your email in the email field.  We will not share your email, but we need a way to contact you in […]

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  • Who do you think is the best Star Trek captain of all time?  Why? Post your opinion in the comments or facebook comments section below!  

    Who is the best STAR TREK captain?

    Who do you think is the best Star Trek captain of all time?  Why? Post your opinion in the comments or facebook comments section below!  

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  • We’re proud to announce The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to Blu-ray & DVD March 19th 2013! J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, […]

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Giveaway!

    We’re proud to announce The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey coming to Blu-ray & DVD March 19th 2013! J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, […]

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  • No mortal man has ever heard the ancient saying: “One beard to rule them all, one beard to find them, one beard to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” But it still rings true to this day. In fact these dwarves, and their beards, threaten to cause a dark envy to creep up from the depths of Mordor itself and consume any man who lingers too long in their presence. That being said, here are the top five Dwarf beards from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.   Gloin Gloin’s beard is as matchless as they come. I’ve had a lot of friends with great beards, but nothing that rivals the immaculate metal clad beard-ness that is Gloin’s […]

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Beard Envy

    No mortal man has ever heard the ancient saying: “One beard to rule them all, one beard to find them, one beard to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” But it still rings true to this day. In fact these dwarves, and their beards, threaten to cause a dark envy to creep up from the depths of Mordor itself and consume any man who lingers too long in their presence. That being said, here are the top five Dwarf beards from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.   Gloin Gloin’s beard is as matchless as they come. I’ve had a lot of friends with great beards, but nothing that rivals the immaculate metal clad beard-ness that is Gloin’s […]

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  • Still a fan favorite – a look at LEGO and its Super Heroes Collectible Sets LEGO has come a long way since its humble beginnings. For over 60 years, these building blocks have entertained children and adults across the globe, and the creativity and imagination sparked by Lego through the years has made it a favorite among kids and parents. Lego recently joined forces with DC and Marvel comics to produce the Lego Super Heroes collection, and currently is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Massive Marvel and DC Playsets The biggest action scenes of the latest comic book films can now be recreated with LEGO’s huge super hero play-sets.  Spiderman’s Daily Bugle, Batman’s Batcave and the imposing SHIELD Helicarrier […]

    LEGO Super Heroes Collectible Sets

    Still a fan favorite – a look at LEGO and its Super Heroes Collectible Sets LEGO has come a long way since its humble beginnings. For over 60 years, these building blocks have entertained children and adults across the globe, and the creativity and imagination sparked by Lego through the years has made it a favorite among kids and parents. Lego recently joined forces with DC and Marvel comics to produce the Lego Super Heroes collection, and currently is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Massive Marvel and DC Playsets The biggest action scenes of the latest comic book films can now be recreated with LEGO’s huge super hero play-sets.  Spiderman’s Daily Bugle, Batman’s Batcave and the imposing SHIELD Helicarrier […]

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  • I can talk about The Hobbit, the movie that everybody has supposedly been waiting for. The blockbuster of the year. But, after three hours of nonstop dwarves and data dumping, I can honestly say that I’ve had about enough of the epic fantasy for now. The truth is that The Hobbit measured frighteningly short, though – considering that Peter Jackson took a very slim children’s book and turned it into an epic the length of Lord of the Rings – I had expected something like this. Where with Lord of the Rings the screen writers took out most of the unnecessary facts with The Hobbit they did exactly the opposite. They added stuff. And yes, I know it was in […]

    A look at the movies: The Hobbit and Jack Reacher

    I can talk about The Hobbit, the movie that everybody has supposedly been waiting for. The blockbuster of the year. But, after three hours of nonstop dwarves and data dumping, I can honestly say that I’ve had about enough of the epic fantasy for now. The truth is that The Hobbit measured frighteningly short, though – considering that Peter Jackson took a very slim children’s book and turned it into an epic the length of Lord of the Rings – I had expected something like this. Where with Lord of the Rings the screen writers took out most of the unnecessary facts with The Hobbit they did exactly the opposite. They added stuff. And yes, I know it was in […]

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  • A group of hard core STAR TREK fanatics are recreating the bridge from STAR TREK: The Next Generation.  As you probably surmised, the name of this website (NERD TREK) was inspired by the hit TV show from the 90’s which I still watch religiously every single night before bed. I’m not even going to waste your time rambling on about how cool this Kickstarter is, just check out the link below. MAKE YOUR PLEDGE FOR THIS KICKSTARTER!

    How would you like to step onto the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise from TNG?

    A group of hard core STAR TREK fanatics are recreating the bridge from STAR TREK: The Next Generation.  As you probably surmised, the name of this website (NERD TREK) was inspired by the hit TV show from the 90’s which I still watch religiously every single night before bed. I’m not even going to waste your time rambling on about how cool this Kickstarter is, just check out the link below. MAKE YOUR PLEDGE FOR THIS KICKSTARTER!

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  • Each year we’ve provided a slew of the absolute best deals for nerds on the net.  This year, we’re going to concentrate our phasers into a refined beam and blast away the other offers on the gaming table, leaving only the cream of the crop.  Sure, we may miss some stuff, but we’ll get the stuff that really matters.  Whether you’re a nerd shopping for yourself, or holiday shopping and looking for gifts for a nerd, you’ll find the top 10 nerd picks right here at NERDTREK.com.   STAR TREK: The Next Generation – Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray (DVD) We begin our Top 10 Gifts for Nerds with my absolute favorite show of all time and inspiration for […]

    What should I buy a nerd? Ten Great Gifts for Nerds

    Each year we’ve provided a slew of the absolute best deals for nerds on the net.  This year, we’re going to concentrate our phasers into a refined beam and blast away the other offers on the gaming table, leaving only the cream of the crop.  Sure, we may miss some stuff, but we’ll get the stuff that really matters.  Whether you’re a nerd shopping for yourself, or holiday shopping and looking for gifts for a nerd, you’ll find the top 10 nerd picks right here at NERDTREK.com.   STAR TREK: The Next Generation – Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray (DVD) We begin our Top 10 Gifts for Nerds with my absolute favorite show of all time and inspiration for […]

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  • Written and directed by Eli Craig, this horror/comedy hybrid film made its debut in 2010 to a small circuit of film festivals and independent theaters to the feverish acclaim of critics and fans alike. With it having been recently released onto Netflix Instant streaming and other on-demand video services, now is the perfect time to revisit this raucous, moonshine-fueled, bloody, laugh fest. Lovable Rednecks The film stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine who play Tucker and Dale respectively. Admittedly, I was first drawn to this film due solely to the fact that Tudyk was headlining as a loveable redneck. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie could deliver on all of the promises made in the trailer. Unique Plot Plot-wise, […]

    Tucker and Dale VS Evil: An Ode To Horror History

    Written and directed by Eli Craig, this horror/comedy hybrid film made its debut in 2010 to a small circuit of film festivals and independent theaters to the feverish acclaim of critics and fans alike. With it having been recently released onto Netflix Instant streaming and other on-demand video services, now is the perfect time to revisit this raucous, moonshine-fueled, bloody, laugh fest. Lovable Rednecks The film stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine who play Tucker and Dale respectively. Admittedly, I was first drawn to this film due solely to the fact that Tudyk was headlining as a loveable redneck. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie could deliver on all of the promises made in the trailer. Unique Plot Plot-wise, […]

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  • Warning, this blog is dedicated to true World War Z fans that have read the book.  If you have also read The Zombie Survival Guide then you have my added respect. So, I am flipping through my daily news feed and what awaits me?  The official ‘World War Z’ trailer was released during this past week and I immediately flashed back to Comic Con 2012.  My wife and I were fortunate to get a few World War Z books signed by Max Brooks, himself.  After reading many rumors on various movie blog sites about Brad Pitt and the producer’s changes to the novel turned movie, I couldn’t help but ask Max the burning question that many fans of the novel would like to know.  […]

    Brad Pitt’s butchering of World War Z

    Warning, this blog is dedicated to true World War Z fans that have read the book.  If you have also read The Zombie Survival Guide then you have my added respect. So, I am flipping through my daily news feed and what awaits me?  The official ‘World War Z’ trailer was released during this past week and I immediately flashed back to Comic Con 2012.  My wife and I were fortunate to get a few World War Z books signed by Max Brooks, himself.  After reading many rumors on various movie blog sites about Brad Pitt and the producer’s changes to the novel turned movie, I couldn’t help but ask Max the burning question that many fans of the novel would like to know.  […]

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  • Recently released to movie buffs and horror film fans everywhere is a new photo-book documentary chronicling the making of arguably one of the greatest monster movies to ever grace the screen: . This 300+ page behemoth of a coffee table center piece is masterfully laid out with photos and memoirs collected by Matt Taylor and Jim Beller, all painstakingly told from the perspective of the Martha’s Vineyard community and a select group of the film production staff. The sheer volume of content is staggering, perfect for both a casual browse or a deep dive into production anecdotes, but before we delve into the content allow me to spin you a quick yarn… How many little kids do you know who […]

    A look at the making of JAWS through the eyes of unsuspecting locals: JAWS; Memories from Martha’s Vineyard

    Recently released to movie buffs and horror film fans everywhere is a new photo-book documentary chronicling the making of arguably one of the greatest monster movies to ever grace the screen: . This 300+ page behemoth of a coffee table center piece is masterfully laid out with photos and memoirs collected by Matt Taylor and Jim Beller, all painstakingly told from the perspective of the Martha’s Vineyard community and a select group of the film production staff. The sheer volume of content is staggering, perfect for both a casual browse or a deep dive into production anecdotes, but before we delve into the content allow me to spin you a quick yarn… How many little kids do you know who […]

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  • 7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts credit: hyphenmatt Indie movies have always had the freedom to push the creative envelope in ways that working for big production companies would not permit. However, since Indie movies became the “in thing”, the loose term has become something of a genre style that many filmmakers, and even the big production companies, want to get in on. Here is a list of some of the biggest Indie film clichés that seem to crop up again and again. Famous Actors An Independent movie used to be about aspiring actors trying to make a name for themselves. In the last few years it has turned into a way for established and famous actors to try […]

    7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts

    7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts credit: hyphenmatt Indie movies have always had the freedom to push the creative envelope in ways that working for big production companies would not permit. However, since Indie movies became the “in thing”, the loose term has become something of a genre style that many filmmakers, and even the big production companies, want to get in on. Here is a list of some of the biggest Indie film clichés that seem to crop up again and again. Famous Actors An Independent movie used to be about aspiring actors trying to make a name for themselves. In the last few years it has turned into a way for established and famous actors to try […]

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  • 2012 is going to be a spectacular year for moviegoers. But is it necessary to hit the theaters for all the movies lined up this year? Well, there are some that will obviously look great in the theater but the same would be more enjoyable if you watch them on a big screen right in the comfort of your home in full HD. Here are the top 10 must-watch movies for 2012 in HD quality. Bourne Legacy Trailers already look quite promising for the latest installment of Jason Bourne inspired spin off, The Bourne Legacy. Taking a twist from the original Bourne series, Universal has gone along with Tony Gilroy on this production expecting him to deliver a spectacular storyline […]

    Top ten movies this year (so far)

    2012 is going to be a spectacular year for moviegoers. But is it necessary to hit the theaters for all the movies lined up this year? Well, there are some that will obviously look great in the theater but the same would be more enjoyable if you watch them on a big screen right in the comfort of your home in full HD. Here are the top 10 must-watch movies for 2012 in HD quality. Bourne Legacy Trailers already look quite promising for the latest installment of Jason Bourne inspired spin off, The Bourne Legacy. Taking a twist from the original Bourne series, Universal has gone along with Tony Gilroy on this production expecting him to deliver a spectacular storyline […]

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  • Watches feature in almost every movie at some point, some are more pivotal to the plot than others, but they are always there. Here we are taking a look at some of the watches that feature in some of the biggest movies of all time, from the important ones, to the cool ones that you just can’t miss, like ‘James Bond’s’ super stylish Omega watches . Without the Lancet WWI Trench Watch (“The Gold Watch“) in ‘Pulp Fiction‘, the movie couldn’t exist, much like the Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor watch in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ that ‘Bruce Banner‘ wears to keep track of his heart rate and stop him becoming the epic green rage monster. It’s no secret that some […]

    Watches from the Movies

    Watches feature in almost every movie at some point, some are more pivotal to the plot than others, but they are always there. Here we are taking a look at some of the watches that feature in some of the biggest movies of all time, from the important ones, to the cool ones that you just can’t miss, like ‘James Bond’s’ super stylish Omega watches . Without the Lancet WWI Trench Watch (“The Gold Watch“) in ‘Pulp Fiction‘, the movie couldn’t exist, much like the Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor watch in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ that ‘Bruce Banner‘ wears to keep track of his heart rate and stop him becoming the epic green rage monster. It’s no secret that some […]

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  • Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

    Best Comic Book Adaptations

    Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

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  •   Welcome to True Blood, season 5! And didn’t it start with a BANG, right?! For any newbies, I’ll take a quick sec to tell you a bit about my recap posts– Most importantly, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. My book and movies posts are spoiler-free, but my TV recaps are CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERY-GOODNESS. You’ve been warned! I WILL NOT be comparing the HBO series with the books. Yes, I’ve read the books. Yes, I love the books. But the TV series has strayed SO far from the books that, in my opinion, it’s pretty much pointless to compare the two. There MAY BE CURSING in my True Blood posts. Again, you’ve been warned. I figure if you watch the […]

    TV Review–True Blood: Turn, Turn, Turn

      Welcome to True Blood, season 5! And didn’t it start with a BANG, right?! For any newbies, I’ll take a quick sec to tell you a bit about my recap posts– Most importantly, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. My book and movies posts are spoiler-free, but my TV recaps are CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERY-GOODNESS. You’ve been warned! I WILL NOT be comparing the HBO series with the books. Yes, I’ve read the books. Yes, I love the books. But the TV series has strayed SO far from the books that, in my opinion, it’s pretty much pointless to compare the two. There MAY BE CURSING in my True Blood posts. Again, you’ve been warned. I figure if you watch the […]

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  • Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for some Comic Book storylines from Marvel Comics… The Iron Patriot is the highly visible leader of the (Dark) Avengers during the Dark Reign story arc.  Superficially he looks like a Red, White, and Blue version of Iron Man.  But a long series of events transpired leading to the creation and implementation of The Iron Patriot armor. Nick Fury was the long time director of SHIELD but he left abruptly after the discovery that he was behind a devastating attack of Dr. Doom’s home country Latveria.  Maria Hill was director for a while but The Invincible Iron Man, Tony Stark took the lead through The Civil War and The Initiative story arcs.  Alien Skrulls invaded Earth […]

    The Iron Patriot

    Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for some Comic Book storylines from Marvel Comics… The Iron Patriot is the highly visible leader of the (Dark) Avengers during the Dark Reign story arc.  Superficially he looks like a Red, White, and Blue version of Iron Man.  But a long series of events transpired leading to the creation and implementation of The Iron Patriot armor. Nick Fury was the long time director of SHIELD but he left abruptly after the discovery that he was behind a devastating attack of Dr. Doom’s home country Latveria.  Maria Hill was director for a while but The Invincible Iron Man, Tony Stark took the lead through The Civil War and The Initiative story arcs.  Alien Skrulls invaded Earth […]

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  •   I feel like a broken record, but once again ANOTHER brilliant episode! Sebastian Stan was the perfect Mad Hatter, wasn’t he? LOVED! So we begin where we left off last week, with Mary on the lam after escaping her cell. Henry is at the jail, waiting for Emma, who walks in with Gold. They discover Mary gone and Emma takes off in her bug to find her. While driving on the foggy road, Emma almost hits a fellow citizen of Storybrooke, who goes by the name Jefferson (and wasn’t that a wicked-awesome nod to Jefferson Airplane, who’s most famous song is ‘White Rabbit’!). It seems he’s twisted his ankle after diving into the ditch, and Emma offers him a […]

    Once Upon A Time: Hat Trick

      I feel like a broken record, but once again ANOTHER brilliant episode! Sebastian Stan was the perfect Mad Hatter, wasn’t he? LOVED! So we begin where we left off last week, with Mary on the lam after escaping her cell. Henry is at the jail, waiting for Emma, who walks in with Gold. They discover Mary gone and Emma takes off in her bug to find her. While driving on the foggy road, Emma almost hits a fellow citizen of Storybrooke, who goes by the name Jefferson (and wasn’t that a wicked-awesome nod to Jefferson Airplane, who’s most famous song is ‘White Rabbit’!). It seems he’s twisted his ankle after diving into the ditch, and Emma offers him a […]

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  •   Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in […]

    Movie Review: The Hunger Games

      Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in […]

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  • This article is for the die-hard, original ‘Alien’ fans out there.  If you want any of that AVP filler then please, read no further. Now that the air is clear, the wait is almost over.  Director Ridley Scott’s latest Alien prequel is due to hit theaters on 8 June, 2012.  Charlize Theron plays the lead role according to the most recent movie trailer at the bottom of this article.  Of note, seeing Theron in this film’s setting sort of reminds you of the latest Metroid games except without the crouch-roll function as she is as fit as a ninja.  However, I digress. Although Theron is the lead character, Scott equally devotes his time explaining the origins of Weyland Industries, the […]

    Prometheus: Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel

    This article is for the die-hard, original ‘Alien’ fans out there.  If you want any of that AVP filler then please, read no further. Now that the air is clear, the wait is almost over.  Director Ridley Scott’s latest Alien prequel is due to hit theaters on 8 June, 2012.  Charlize Theron plays the lead role according to the most recent movie trailer at the bottom of this article.  Of note, seeing Theron in this film’s setting sort of reminds you of the latest Metroid games except without the crouch-roll function as she is as fit as a ninja.  However, I digress. Although Theron is the lead character, Scott equally devotes his time explaining the origins of Weyland Industries, the […]

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  • I’m afraid I’ve come to the conclusion that Nicolas Cage, the star of some of my favourite movies like The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off has become a B-rated actor. For the past day I’ve tried to think when last I saw a good movie with him in and I’ve come up shockingly short. His choice of films are just not what they used to be. Take Seeking Justice for instance. The film starts off with what I like to think of as a ‘tension hook’. It’s an action film, so naturally – the film starts off with someone dying in a tense scene that involves a lot of screaming, but not a lot of common sense (just get out of the […]

    Failing at Seeking Justice – A Movie Review

    I’m afraid I’ve come to the conclusion that Nicolas Cage, the star of some of my favourite movies like The Rock, Con Air and Face/Off has become a B-rated actor. For the past day I’ve tried to think when last I saw a good movie with him in and I’ve come up shockingly short. His choice of films are just not what they used to be. Take Seeking Justice for instance. The film starts off with what I like to think of as a ‘tension hook’. It’s an action film, so naturally – the film starts off with someone dying in a tense scene that involves a lot of screaming, but not a lot of common sense (just get out of the […]

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