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2014 is halfway over.

For many film fans, this realization will be met with the usual impatient reaction of “can’t we just get to Fall and the good stuff already?” However, if I’m being completely honest, it’s somewhat surprising that it isn’t September by now. My year has been a blur; a frightening reminder that, though it may have moments of interminability, existence is ultimately finite and perpetually chugging toward oblivion, no matter how much I might’ve been entertained along the way.

But you didn’t click on this article to read my existential ramblings. What you really want to know is: what made up the best of the best of the first six months of 2014? Like every year, there was gold to be mined at the local cineplex, art house, on TV, VOD and via the numerous repertory lines established by studios to release their respective back catalogues. Sometimes the gifts are so great that an EOY list just will not suffice. You need a guide to the riches you might’ve missed during the first part of the calendar year as well. Thankfully, I’m looking out for your interests and have compiled the Bastards Guide to Entertainment — a fifteen slot list that details the superlative pieces of cinematic and televised entertainment this year has offered thus far. (more…)

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Some you out there (myself included) have no interest in sitting down and watching giant human beings run into each other for hours on end. We do, however, have a certain desire to see all those fancy new movie trailers that the Super Bowl attracts. So we here at Nerd Bastards, as a courtesy to our non-football readers, have put together the ten big trailers that dropped this Sunday. Some of them are older, some of them are being seen for the first time. So scroll down and get a healthy dose of explosions, fast cars, rampaging Muppets, a double dose of Kevin Costner and Optimus Prime riding Grimlock! (more…)

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