Every movie has a conflict point…Just like every rose has its thorn?….Never mind that. I find that even the saddest scenes in a hardcore drama can affect you sometimes worse than real life drama. For example, In “Boys Don’t Cry” (Not on this list), Tina Brandon is raped by her friends when they find out he is a girl. Terrifyingly brutal. Even after you left the the theater it resonated so deeply, years later, the tuning fork vibrations of silently thunderous realism hit home too closely to an uncomfortable level. THESE movies are the moments in SCI -FI /FANTASY films that made you sad. To say that real drama is dramatic just screams of an easy tear jerk. I’m talking when a NerdBastard type film can get you moving, get the eyes all welled up, THAT, my friends, is brilliant work.
Not to say that these films aren’t kinda terrible (Lets face it, alot of them are, and we love them REGARDLESS of poor quality), because, well, they are a little. If an Ewok can make you sad. This is the site for you, and just the list to get you thinking. (more…)
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)
Lots of films didn’t make the cut for this list for the following reasons: 1. Certain directors and movies are too well-known and obvious to spend time recommending. 2. Some movies don’t need to be recommended to sci-fi nerds, horror freaks or pop-culture afficionados of any particular decade. 3. These vary on the obscurity scale, but they’re all beloved to this writer’s heart and colossally riveted into my psyche….and 4. There are only twelve spots on this list, so by all means use the comments section to make your Must-See Top 12 Films known.
I give you A Year In Must-See Films (more…)
Grab yourself a Mountain Dew, take a piss while your up, come back and plant your butt down. When you get all nice and settled we’d like you to behold nerdbastards list of the Most Iconic Movie Weapons! We’ve kept this list isolated to hand-held weapons because fictional WMD’s would be a whole other list entirely. We are pretty confident that we have listed every noteworthy gun, sharp object and everything in between. The list is in no particular order but it is a definitive layout of the most recognizable weapons in cinematic history. Our thought process here was nothing special, in fact it was simple. If you had to struggle to think about a weapon then it shouldn’t be considered to be in the pantheon of most memorable.
Will you agree with our choices? Maybe. Will you be up at arms with what we didn’t list? We‘re expecting pitch forks and torches. Even if you don’t agree with us and think our list is complete shit we’ve included a few fun facts to ensure that you will have walked away with a modicum of enjoyment. (more…)
Sci-Fi and Fantasy films…Ahh..A movie that can get away with anything the fuck it pleases if its an original script. Or if not handled as delicately as china…Or a newborn being held onto by the ankle…Someone’s cult comic, film remake, graphic novel, or game of any sort can be destroyed and bring down the integrity of it all as a whole. My list consists of the silly…The bad..And the worst. Most of these picks are originals of sorts, and just because they’re BAD…Doesn’t neseccarily mean I don’t relish them, in that way they take you back to a time when your life was simpler and the special F/X were astounding! (more…)