A source of inspiration for generations of artists, including Freddie Mercury and George Lucas, Metropolis stands as one of early cinema’s greatest achievements. The 1927 film by Fritz Lang was one of the first of its kind, a feature-length sci-fi film with a message and one of the foremost examples of German expressionism, a movement that continues to inspire filmmakers today. So what better present can their be for Metropolis‘ 90th birthday next year than a lavish TV miniseries remake from one of Hollywood’s most exciting new voices? The next project from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is an all-new interpretation of Metropolis. (more…)
The most defining moment in film the last 10 years was probably at the very end of Iron Man when Samuel L. Jackson walks out of the shadows as Nick Fury and tells Tony Stark that he wants to talk about something called “the Avengers Initiative.” Comic book movies had fun before dropping little hints about a bigger superhero universe outside their immediate area, but here, Marvel Studios boldly said, “We’re going to show it to you!” As Marvel showed more, Hollywood got the hint, “Let’s make all the universes!” they shouted. As always though, Star Trek got there long before we knew what to call an “expanded universe.” Too bad they can’t get back there… (more…)
A new Netflix original series was released today without any of the usual pomp and circumstance we expect from the streaming service. Somewhere between The X-Files and their own recent hit Stranger Things is The OA, an eight episode mystery-drama from Zal Batmanglij and the multi-talented indie darling Brit Marling who also stars. (more…)
If you were a fan of How I Met Your Mother then there’s some interesting news making the Internet rounds. HIMYM ran for nine seasons on CBS and when the finale episodes were airing, the rumor mill had a spinoff series How I Met Your Father in development. HIMYF quickly dropped off the radar and most fans figured that was that. Fear not though, it seems that there is still hope for HIMYF as the producers of the new hit This Is Us is taking on the HIMYF challenge. (more…)
In January, your comic book comfort food world will be turned upside down when Riverdale premieres on the CW. The new series based on the long-running Archie comics and produced by Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti will shake your world with tales of friendship gone wrong, inappropriate teacher/student relations and murder most foul. What this series needs is a little nostalgia to soften the blow, so enter Molly Ringwald. The star of the John Hughes triumvirate The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink will be appearing on Riverdale as the mother of everyone’s favourite redhead, Archie Andrews. (more…)
There’a new batch of “Holiday” specials every year–every television show that lasted more than one season has a Christmas episode, and celebs and personalities adore putting together hour-long love letters to their own awesomeness and throwing in some X-mas trappings…
Some specials are honestly good–or at least that’s how we REMEMBER them, and no one can tell us different (Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, Grinch, etc…)
Some suck Santa’s jolly red ass…and others….well, others are just–“special”…
Those are the kind of Holiday specials we’re going to be focusing on today–good or bad isn’t really a consideration, instead, we’re gonna explore specials that being a nerd may not be essential to like, but it’s gonna be a big help. They’re from tv shows or feature characters that are beloved to our community–OR they’re so weird and esoteric that only a nerd would bother finding them, much less watching them.
If you are NOT a nerd (first of all, welcome–nice to see you), please do not be offended if you also like some of these specials–we don’t mean to imply anything.
It’s been a while since we have had a Star Trek TV show. There was a time in the 1980s to 2005 where Star Trek has been on our televisions (with the occasional film in between) every week. However, since Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled back in 2005, we have been without a Star Trek TV show. The reboot of the franchise with JJ Abram’s Star Trek films have once again put Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi franchise back on the map, and fans also wanted to see it on the small screen.
Cameron Monaghan, who plays Jerome Valeska in the Gotham series, just posted a photo of himself looking like a ‘certain someone’ on Twitter and the internet can’t stop talking about it. The actor shared an image of himself online looking eerily similar to the Joker, before the photo was deleted only a few hours later. The Joker has yet to appear officially in the series, though fans have been teased by the Joker-like mannerisms of Jerome throughout it, although in a bizarre twist, he was later supposedly killed off. However, his upcoming return to the show has been teased heavily too, but now the big question is: who exactly will he be returning as? (more…)