Sarah Moran

avatar

Website:

https://sarahthisis.contently.com/
Profile: Sarah is a disillusioned college grad who after earning a B.A. in Film Snobbery, took to the interwebz in order to share her passion for all things nerdy. She loves superheroes, science fiction, fairy tales, bike riding, cartoons, cats, and sunny skies. Writing came to her as a way of release for all the stuff in her head as often Sarah finds herself with more useless knowledge than brain to contain it. You can follow her continual dispelling of nonsense on Twitter, @SarahThisIs.

Author Archive

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

- 03-21-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Sarah Moran

muppets-most-wanted-review

[This review has been cross-posted with permission from Kabooooom!]

When The Muppets released in 2011 it was a celebrated return to the movies for Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the whole gang. That film was a nostalgia-laden trip through Muppet history and brought them back to relevance after years away. Their follow-up film, Muppets Most Wanted, is an enjoyable caper but as The Muppets themselves sing early on, “everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good.”  (more…)

Read More>>

First Image of Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock

- 03-20-14Comics, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

Harvey_Bullock

Gotham news is accumulating at a very rapid rate. The new TV series based on a DC Comics’ property which will find a home on FOX in the fall (assuming its pilot is a success) has begun filming. Thanks to this start in production we’ve gotten our first look at the series’ star, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), as well as their version of The Penquin, a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Now get ready to see Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock! (more…)

Read More>>

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E16 – “Suicide Squad”

- 03-20-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

arrow-s02e16

It shouldn’t come as surprise that a major issue I’ve had with Arrow are their piss poor villains. This season they’ve thankfully moved away from the terrible ‘villain of the week’ trope for more interesting and varied episodes, but often villains with potential are still wasted in forgettable, one-off appearances. Knowing that, I was a little worried about an episode centered are returning villains working as team, but honestly, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed “Suicide Squad.” (more…)

Read More>>

Nerdy Bits: Jimmy Fallon & Kermit Sing “Bein’ Green”, Black Milk’s Latest Superhero Line, Stop-Motion LEGO ‘Simpsons’ Opening, & MOAR!

- 03-18-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

gandalfs-sword-iron-throne

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: It’s no secret Game of Thrones requires a massive amount of props and set decoration, easily more than any other show on television. And it turns out that when it came to constructing the iconic Iron Throne, forged by dragon fire and thousands of steely blades, the crew threw Gandalf’s sword, Glamdring into the mix. Is it a cleverly planted easter egg or were they literaly clamoring for every available sword? Who knows! But it’s no less awesome to see it there. Thanks to Redditor NoMoreHodoring for spotting it. [io9] (more…)

Read More>>

It’s Muppet Magic in These B-Roll Clips From ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

- 03-13-14Film Posted by Sarah Moran

muppets-most-wanted-b-roll

The Muppets are unique in our pop culture because they are not only hip and definitely in style, but timeless. Sure, a lot of this can be attributed to the fact they don’t age and can be continuously reinvented, but I’d like to think it’s more likely because of that special Henson magic. The breath of life given by Jim Henson, his colleagues, and their proteges still Muppetteering today never leaves these characters, even after they’ve stopped moving. Get a glimpse of that magic in action on the set of Muppets Most Wanted with these behind the scenes and b-roll footage clips. (more…)

Read More>>

The Flash Suit for CW’s Upcoming Series Revealed in Full!

- 03-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

flash-costume-head-shot

It was during Arrow‘s mid-season finale that we saw actor Grant Gustin hit with bolt of electricity and sent through a shelf containing various chemicals. Fans surely recognized it as the origin of Barry Allen’s alter-ego, The Flash, and in the time since then there’s been growing speculation over what his speed suit is going to look like once his own show premieres on the CW. Will it be more modest like The Arrow’s duds or full-on comic book regalia? After a tease a couple weeks ago (above), today they’ve unveiled the full look: (more…)

Read More>>

Nerdy Bits: TARDIS Keyblade, ‘Star Wars’ Characters Dance to “Happy”, Dad Animates Son Into ‘Dragonball Z’, & MOAR!

- 03-11-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

d1_Upload

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: I would never be an advocate for Doctor Who to join with the Disney Empire, BUT, incorporating Doctor Who into the Kingdom Hearts series would be badass. Just check out the keyblade deviantArtist SoulessStranger created and tell me I’m wrong. [Nerd Approved] (more…)

Read More>>

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Final Episodes Hit Netflix & Dave Filoni Teases the Series’ Future

- 03-07-14TV Posted by Sarah Moran

yoda-star-wars-the-clone-wars

Today the entirety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars becomes available through Netflix’s Instant Streaming service. Along with the five seasons that aired on Cartoon Network between 2008 and 2013, there are also 13 previously unaired episodes – referred to as “The Lost Missions” – that serve as the conclusion to the celebrated animated series. For now, anyway. (more…)

Read More>>

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E015 – “The Promise”

- 03-06-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

arrow-the-promise

Arrow is surely hitting its stride. Last night’s episode, “The Promise” was a true pleasure to watch, especially for those who’ve stuck with the series through all its hiccups and growing pains. In the past, Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) and Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennet) relationship is disintegrating before our eyes, while in the present the two pace around each other like prize fighters–neither too sure who’ll land the first blow. The tension they manage to build in this episode is unlike anything the CW drama could have pulled off a year ago, and it’s all the evidence needed if you’re still wondering if Arrow‘s worth watching.

-

Read More>>

New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Posters & Teasers – Is it April 6th, Yet?

- 02-28-14TV Posted by Sarah Moran

all-men-must-die

Don’t expect HBO to let up on the barrage of Game of Thrones material anytime soon. The series returns on Sunday April 6th which makes March the longest month of the year! To help build anticipation – and a sense of dread – here’s a bevy of new characters posters, the official Season 4 poster (which is totally creepy!), and a few teasers featuring the Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen factions. (more…)

Read More>>