Sarah Moran

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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.

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Nerdy Bits: Kratos Goddess of War, Tranformable Transformer Pens, Fans React to “The Mountain and The Viper”, & MOAR!

- 06-04-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Everyone loves for their flatware to reflect their interests, right? That’s that home decorating is all about! And when you can make plates with maps of Middle Earth or the coolest Star Wars pop art, why wouldn’t you? And yes, I said make. Check out the full DIY at Our Nerd Home. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Epic Godzilla Cosplay, Matt Smith Impressionist, ‘Mario Kart 8′ Luigi is Ridin’ Dirty, & MOAR!

- 06-03-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Trash any plans you had for a Godzilla cosplay, because if you can’t out do Sean Sumagaysay’s epic creation – codename “Project Nautilus – you’re not worthy. Check out more pics, including some of Sean’s preliminary sketches, over at Fashionably Geek. And hit the jump for another image of Sean in the suit I couldn’t help including. (more…)

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ Soars, Then Stumbles

- 05-29-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Sarah Moran

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The recent string of live-action fairy tales – usually twists on classic stories in an attempt to provide extra depth – hasn’t been all that critically successful. Films like Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful earned Disney piles of cash, but neither surpassed or even equaled the quality of their source material or the more well-known adaptations. In theatres this weekend is Maleficent, Disney’s twist on Sleeping Beauty in where focus is put on the tale’s dark villainess instead of the young, cursed princess. (more…)

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FOX Orders Rewrite for ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

- 05-29-14Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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Sequels are a thing. They’re popular, earn studios a lot of money, and the notion isn’t going away any time soon. The sooner you come to accept that, the less angry you’ll feel when all your favorite films soon find themselves part of a series, a franchise, or worse, some “shared universe.” I’m not saying your rage isn’t warranted, but if you come to terms with the inevitability of shoddy sequels you’ll likely be less stressed out and maybe live longer. We here at Nerd Bastards are just looking out for you, man. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Interview w/NY Comic Fest’s Cliff Galbraith, Morgan Freeman on Helium, Gotham Bunnies, & MOAR!

- 05-27-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: Skirts and Swords, the cosplay group who made waves with their stellar Sailor Moon Biker Gang, and back with this whopper: Gotham Bunnies. Inspired by the art of Oskar Vega with photography by Greg De Stefano (who’s also Bat-Heff in the above shot), check out more over at Fashionably Geek. (more…)

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Did the ‘X-Men: DOFP’ End Credit Scene Leave You Saying “WTF?” – Here’s an Explanation

- 05-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran

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The long, arduous wait through a film’s insanely lengthy credits for a small tease of what’s coming in a franchise’s next installment has become synonymous with the big summer blockbuster. Almost every movie offers something after or in between their credits nowadays, either a teaser or a last laugh, and when they don’t? Well, you better believe there’s usually at least a dozen disappointed movie-goers grumbling about sitting around for nothing.

After watching X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s end credit scene, however, I’m betting more than a few in the audience were saying, “What the eff was that about!?” [SPOILERS, duh.] (more…)

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The Avengers Battle for New York in New ‘Disney Infinity’ Play Set Trailer

- 05-22-14Comics, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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Disney Infinity is, for me, that game I want to play so desperately, but can’t bring myself to invest in the necessary start up hardware. Maybe that means Disney Infinity isn’t really for me, seeing as I’m not enough of a collector to get behind the novelty of owning the characters as tiny replicas in addition to playing as them in a virtual world. And if I were being honest, I’d likely tire of the game within a month and all those little figurines would just become something else to dust. Yet, with Disney acquiring more and more properties – Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm – on top of their own beloved characters and movies, the possibilities of Disney Infinity begin to look more enticing and, well, infinite. (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Avengers Assemble w/#CapForStrat, Get Your Own In-Home Slide, #GodzillaProblems, & MOAR!

- 05-20-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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: In another of those times where the internet manages to do something really nice, the hahtagavism, #CapForStrat, has enlisted some big names (and faces) to help get terminally ill cancer patient and huge comic book fan, Stratford Caldecott, a screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier as he is sadly not expected to live until the film’s DVD/Blu-ray release. See more of the A-list giving their support over at Mashable. (more…)

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E23 – “Unthinkable”

- 05-15-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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As a whole, Arrowhas grown by leaps and bounds since its first season. The series has come to rely less on annoying “villain of the week” devices in favor of a stronger season-long arc and has surrounded its hero with a diverse and interesting cast of friends and foes. Last night’s season finale, “Unthinkable“, needed to send Season 2 out on a bang. Which it did, thanks to a solid season’s worth of build up. (more…)

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Godzilla’ Still Reigns as King of the Monsters

- 05-14-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Sarah Moran

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Godzilla has had a career unlike any star of the silver screen. Debuting in 1954, Ishirō Honda’s Gojira was a somber, bleak and quite realistic depiction of the sheer destructiveness of nature (itself an allegory for humanity’s own penchant for destruction). From there, some 27 films later, the franchise has gone through many iterations. Sometimes Godzilla’s simply a monster, sometimes a hero, sometimes he’s truly terrible and frightening, and other times a chintzy, campy joke. Yet though all of it, Godzilla endures. [Minor SPOILERS follow.] (more…)

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