Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world. But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock. And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it. And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it. Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.
Get a life! Was the message of last night’s The Flash. And according to this definition, getting a life entails going to a karaoke bar, getting tanked, singing from Grease, barfing in the parking lot and telling your platonic friend that’s okay to peak when using super-speed to change you into PJs because he’s a hero and deserves a peak. The heart was firmly on the sleeve in “Crazy for You,” which is fine because a) The Flash can do that, and b) the “Freak of the Week” was a B-team stringer not worthy to be labelled “rogue.” The lesson of the night was that the heart wants what it wants, even if you’re a girl with teleporting powers and what you want is some hipster jailbird that ditches you at the first sign of danger. (more…)
This week on Earth-96’s favorite podcast: Jeremy and Jason try to decipher what NASA is hiding with their latest discovery, wonder if the rise of the illiterates sunk SyFy‘s battleship, and examine Marvel Now! (Thats their exclamation point, not ours.)
After that (and before it in some cases, this is hardly chronological, baby) the fellows dismiss Glee‘s geek grab, ponder when the Star Wars rumor mill will spin off it’s axis and crush us all, and mourn the death of Dirty Jobs.
Also, with hockey on ice (clever!) many kindly Canadians are rushing out to buy things that they can put into themselves and their special ladies — we talk about the rise in sex toy purchases up north, Jeremy reveals his strongly held views on armless hump balls, and Jason reveals a very special story about his… well you’ll just have to listen won’t you?
Still craving more giblets? How about this week’s VERSUS where Jason and Jeremy tussle over who would win in a stand-off for the world’s last Cabage Patch Dolls — BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS VS. AN ORK HOARD!
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s (Nip/Tuck, Glee) American Horror Story debuts next week (October 5) on FX and you can now get a tease of the first episode via the five minute clip below.
“American Horror Story” revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The cast features Dylan McDermott as Ben Harmon, a psychiatrist; Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as Violet, the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange in her first-ever regular series TV role as Constance, the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters plays Tate Langdon, one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey. Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter.
The clip, which is set in 1978, doesn’t show any of the main cast. However, it does offer a good long look at the house at the center of the story. In the scene, two bratty young boys decide to explore the abandoned property — but as they begin to notice animal corpses and human heads pickled in jars, they realize they’re getting more than they bargained for.
I’m always in the mood for scary television and movies in October so I’ll watch. Plus, Monkey See calls it “a sex-filled gorefest,” and that certain plays to my pervy sensibilities.
The Sacramento State Jazz Singers played the nerd card at the Monterey Next Generation Festival last year. Performing an excellent acapella version of Jimi Hendrix’s (actually Bob Dylan’s) “All Along the Watchtower” from Battlestar Galactica (Arrangement by Ian Brekke). I got chills just listening to the first few minutes. Close your eyes and let them take you back to that first time you heard that song while anxiously waiting to find out who the Final Five Cylons were. Remember how that question haunted Battlestar Galactica fans for weeks?
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a few releases for you to check out. we got one film that you may enjoy if you got time to kill, and the other two are the last entries of their respected franchise, check after the jump to see if it’s worth finishing the story.
After that, we got another solid list of TV Show DVD that may be worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Wow, it just seems like Glee is taking over EVERYTHING right now…clearly one of the most popular shows in 2010, the stars just performed on Britains’ hit show X Factor and now one of the stars of the pop culture juggernaut is being considered to play Buffy Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot! Heather Morris, who plays the dim-witted and lovable cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on Glee is seriously being considered for the lead role in the film. I already know there a ton of you that most definitely won’t be happy about this news. So what exactly makes this chick a front runner for Warners’ who now owns the rights to the movie,in the role you may ask??
Recently, Movieweb revealed that Morris is being considered for various reasons.
Heather Morris’s comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship.
The Buffy character certainly does have that witty comedic timing, which after watching Morris on Glee for a while now, I think she’ll nail. What will be interesting to see is if Morris can pull off the straight-laced “my way or the fucking highway” attitude that Gellar executed so perfectly during her run on the show.
I for one and definitely interested in seeing how this reboot turn out even though it will be “Whedonless”. I see the situation as win/win. If it’s good then we’ll all be pleasantly surprised and have a new era of Buffy badassness and if sucks, well at least we’ll still have the memory of Whedon’s seven season EPIC masterpiece.
It’s Baaack, that overwhelmingly poppy sensation better known as Glee makes its hopefully triumphant return to Fall’s TV lineup tomorrow. After last Season’s shenanigans of Kurt and Finn’s parents dating, falling short at Regionals, Quinn having a baby, Rachel getting no love and a whole lot of Gaga what can we expect for Season 2? Well, first of all, not only will we be getting lots of new music, especially those show tunes you all LOVE but also, lots of new faces. New friends, new enemies and some frenemies? Check out this great video for everything you need to know from last season as well as a look at season 2!
What’s up fellow bastards! Once again, it’s a Tuesday and like always, we here at NerdBastards got y’all covered with the DVD Tuesday feature. We list what movie came out and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got another STACKED list of Old Movies Are New section, which features the individual Blu-Ray release of The Lord of the Rings film (you could always buy the Box Set that came out months ago) and other classic films. The TV Show DVD section is filled with quite amount of comedies and what’s this? Why, we finally have another Blu-Ray 3D release! So what are you waiting for? Click after the jump to see what came out and see if there is anything you want.