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My Spoileriffic Review of “Man of Steel”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on 06/25/2013 by Papa Nerd

Good lord.  It has been a long time since I posted a new blog.  I actually have time to sit and write again.

So I’ve got that going for me.  Which is nice.

The last time I posted anything new was around Thanksgiving, if memory serves me correctly.  That’s too long.  I’m gonna try to post more often now, with my now-famous (yeah, right) musings on all things involving nerdy pop culture crap.  And what better place to start than the superhero icon who started it all, and to whom all credit for the proliferation of superheroes in modern culture is due?

Superman.  Or, more specifically, his latest big screen outing, Man of Steel, not to be confused with 1997’s smash hit, Academy Award worthy, yet somehow totally snubbed, Steel, starring Shaquille O’Neal, the greatest actor of the 20th century.

“How can I ever measure up to Shaquille O’Neal’s legendary performance? IT CANNOT BE DONE!”

Now, I will be talking specifics about Man of Steel, so if you haven’t seen it, stop reading now.  I mean it.  Stop.  Now.

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Yet Another Review of The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in Comics, Movies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/30/2012 by Papa Nerd

I know, I’m a little behind.

Actually, a LOT behind.  I had a goal of posting a new blog every day.  That all flew out the window when I had to start working until 2:30 or 3:00 in the A.M. for your friendly neighborhood T.G.I. Cheddarbee’s, then getting up at 5:30 or 6 A.M. with my evil genius son.  Needless to say, I am tired virtually all of the time.  No energy to sit at a computer and write.  No energy to do much of anything except try to nap and make sure my son doesn’t rip his diaper off and pee on the floor.

He has done it, by the way.

But, last Saturday, I was able to drag my ass to my local IMAX and check out The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy.

Hit the jump to read my spoiler-filled review.  If you haven’t seen it and don’t want any info, read something else.  Or, do me a favor and click on an ad and line my wallet.

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I’m a Failure as a Nerd

Posted in Life, Movies, Toys and Stuff with tags , , , on 05/21/2012 by Papa Nerd

Yes.  Yes I am.  Why?

I have yet to see The Avengers.

You did read that correctly.  This movie has made almost $500,000,000.  Not one of those dollars was mine.  You may be asking yourself, “Why?” You try to go see a movie with a three-year-old who will not sit still for all the money in the world.  I had a lot of bad experiences with babysitters when I was a kid, so I can’t just leave him with someone so my wife and I can go see it.  It looks like I will be waiting for it to come to Blu-Ray.

On another topic, I am also a failure as a nerd because I own a Wii.  Only a Wii.  No X-Box.  No PS3.  Just a lonely Wii.  Well, that is about to change, because, ladies and gentlemen, I will finally be joining 2006 tonight when I purchase an X-Box 360.  Yay for me!  I’ll finally get to play all of the hot new games, like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Dead Rising.  Maybe even WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010!

Leave me alone.  I love my wrestling games.  I love creating characters in my wrestling games.  So na na, boo boo.

On a totally non-failure topic, I finally got my family out of the spider infested dump we lived in for over two years, and our new place is like heaven.  We are all so much happier here, and thankful we no longer have slumlords for managers.  If we ask them to fix something, we’re treated like, well, people, no as nuisances.  And, no brown recluses!  We can sleep at night without wondering when our son will be bitten by one of those nasty buggers.

Speaking of our son, if you remember, a few months back, I posted a video about how smart he is.  It’s here, if you want to see it.  Anyway, in the last few months, my little super-villain has taught himself to read and write.

He won’t perform for the camera, so I have a hard time getting video of him reading his Curious George book or his Avengers Little Golden book.  But, I did happen to catch this on his Magna-Doodle before he could erase it:

The little man's writing

The word “Batman” doesn’t appear anywhere on his Magna-Doodle.  And to think, kids his age are supposed to be recognizing their letters, not writing them.

Oh, and he can count to 50 by himself.  He can count to 100 with help.  He may just grow up to take over the world.

Trailer for Amazing Spider-Man Released, Universal Nerdgasm Follows

Posted in Movies, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 02/07/2012 by Papa Nerd

So, yesterday, we got an extended Avengers trailer, and nerds all over creamed their pants.  Literally.  You should read some of the comments over at ComicBookMovie.com.  More than a little disturbing.

Anyway, at midnight today, Sony released a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, the reboot of the franchise starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.  Again, massive nerdgasm.  This movie is darker than the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films.  While those films captured the tone and spirit of the earlier comics, this one is more like the darker and grittier Ultimate Spider-Man series.  I personally like how this film looks, and it seems the actors are perfect for their roles.

Here is the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man:

The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and is directed by Marc Webb.  It opens July 3rd, 2012.

I’ve really got to start saving some money to go see all of these movies coming out this summer.

Extended Avengers Super Bowl Spot Revealed

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on 02/06/2012 by Papa Nerd

After seeing this extended spot for Avengers, which was released on the Avengers Facebook page, I can only use one word to sum up my feelings:

nerdgasmNerdgasm.

I’ve had a feeling this movie was going to be pretty much a badass piece of cinema, but holy crap…

I don’t care if it is all action and no substance.  It still looks amazing, and in Joss we trust.  Anyway, here is the extended trailer:

May 4th can’t come fast enough.  Now all we need is some more Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Spider-Man trailers… on second thought, no.  I can only handle so many nerdgasms.

This Week in Nerd News

Posted in Comics, Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , on 02/04/2012 by Papa Nerd

Or… how about the Last Few Weeks in Nerd News?  I know, I know, I’m a lazy a-hole.  Without further ado…

Avengers Super Bowl Teaser Released

In short, AWESOME!  In this 17 second clip, we get to see a bit of Hulk in action and some of the alien ships attacking New York.  I seriously can’t wait for this movie.  Most times, the thought of leaving my son with someone else so my wife and I can go see a movie makes me a little sad, but, for the Avengers… he’s just gonna have to deal with a sitter for a few hours.  Anyway, here’s the teaser, after the jump.

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A Nerd’s Review of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… Thus Far, Part 5

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on 01/21/2012 by Papa Nerd

Captain America: The First Avenger

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