AHS 1984 Review

The 1980s are back in all its hokeyness, thanks to AHS 1984. The series is back for its ninth bloody season. The series was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. This season of AHS was heavily influenced by slasher films like Halloween and Friday the 13th.

I have been looking forward to this series ever since San Diego Comic-Con when I took part in a walkthrough that FX hosted on the lawn …

Eddie Vedder And Sean Penn Through the Years Of Music And Film

This weekend the annual Ohana Music Festival is taking place at Doherty State Park in sunny California. The festival headliners include The Strokes, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Glen Hansard,  Eddie Vedder, Incubus, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pearl Jam is my favorite band. And if you are a fan of music you have probably discovered other music and art through that music. I discovered Neil Young, The Ramones, and The La’s just …

Emmys 2019! Who Were The Big Winners!

The 2019 Emmy Awards were held Sunday night, September 22nd at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and there were plenty of stand-out moments and quite a few surprises throughout the evening. For one, there was no host. This is the first time since 2003 that the Emmy Awards had no official host and they seemed to be following the same path that the Academy Awards took earlier this year.

HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” …

‘Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel’ Is A Must-Read For Both Comic And Music Fans!

Z2 Comics partnered up with rock band Skillet to release a graphic novel titled “Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel” and we have to say that it is an absolute must-read for both comic and music fans alike. The story surrounded the main characters John and Korey along with the help from ex-soldier Seth and cyborg Jen on their quest to protect their loved ones from a group of zealots that steal a machine that served …

IT Chapter Two Review

We went and saw a movie I have been waiting all year to see, IT Chapter Two. The movie will hit theater’s this week and will surely be a delight for fans of Stephen King and his killer clown creation Pennywise. The movie was well worth the wait, and don’t be surprised if you see more Pennywise costumes this Halloween.

Pennywise has returned after a twenty-seven-year slumber and begins feasting on the children of Derry …

Joaquin Phoenix Is A Perfect Fit for The Joker

We are only a few months away from the premiere of the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix will portray the infamous villain from the DC universe. The Joker has been portrayed by many well- known actors, but for a stand-alone origin story will Joaquin Phoenix be able to portray the Joker in due fashion?

The simple answer to the question above is YES. Phoenix is an amazing actor with a wide range in history with the roles …

Does ‘Genesis 1: A Poppy Graphic Novel’ Shed Some Light On The Enigma Of Poppy?

Many of you are most likely familiar with the enigmatic android-like persona that is musician Poppy. Undoubtedly, you were left curious like most of us attempting to figure out her story and the origins behind the repetitive “I am Poppy” and just what it all means and just how Poppy became such an internet phenomenon.

“Is she a girl? Is she a machine? Is she humanity’s redemption, or its damnation? Don’t be scared — either …

Seth Rogen Is A Busy Guy

 

 

I once waved to Seth Rogen at San Diego Comic-Con where he was attending a panel for the AMC show Preacher. Rogen is an executive producer on the show and attends Comic-Con on the regular. He never waved back, but hey I tried. Preacher is on its fourth and final season on AMC and airs on Sunday nights. The series finale will air on September 29th.

Rogen seems like a likable …

Nerding Out: Quentin Tarantino Shares The Ultimate Playlist Of Music From His Film Catalog

Love or hate Quentin Tarantino as a filmmaker, most all of us can agree that the famed director knows how to put together one heck of an amazing film soundtrack! Credit definitely has to be given to his music director Mary Ramos, as the pair always seem to find the perfect soundscape to capture the essence of many pivotal scenes throughout Tarantino’s extensive body of work.

Much of the music has its’ roots in the …

Ranking The Theatrically Released Spider-Man Movies

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Ever since the explosion of the comic book movie genre in the late ’90s, Spider-Man films have remained a mainstay of the superhero movie landscape. Spidey is hugely important to the Marvel legacy as a whole, but he’s also arguably the most popular comic book character of all time. Starting with Sam Rami’s 2002 film, simply titled Spider-Man, the character has remained a lynchpin of the genre. As a result of this, we’ve had …

Give Me Horror Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is a globally recognized actor whether he likes it or not. Last year Cooper also made his directorial debut with the blockbuster hit A Star Is Born. The movie received numerous awards including eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards. It won best original song for Lady Gaga’s song “ Shallow”. Lady Gaga was Cooper’s costar in the film and was also nominated for Best Actress.

A Star Is Born was nominated …

Outside The Cable Box: The History of Netflix (Part 1)

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Throughout its 22-year history, Netflix has transformed the entertainment industry. Netflix is one of the dot-com bubble’s biggest success stories. Much like other online startups in the late nineties such as Google and Amazon, Netflix would go on to change the way that the world receives entertainment. By disrupting the classic distribution chain that Hollywood once used to get content to consumers, they would set the example for how people would come to know, utilize …

Comic-Con 2019 Party Guide! Spend The Evenings ‘Nerding’ Out All Over Town!

This year is a huge year for San Diego Comic-Con, as 2019 marks the 50 year anniversary for the convention and as you can imagine they are certainly celebrating in a big way. Once all the days’ panels and activations have come to a close, it is time to get the nightlife started and there will be plenty of activities to keep the party going all night long as you make your way around San …

Filming For The Upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Will Take Place In New Zealand, Not Scotland

Everyone is on the edge of their seats awaiting the release of the upcoming “Lord Of The Rings” series prequel which will be coming to Amazon in the near future. It was originally reported that filming for the series would be taking place in Scotland, however that has now changed and filming will definitely be taking place in New Zealand for the upcoming series.

Keep in mind, New Zealand also happens to be the area …

Robert Downey Jr Is Open To A Comeback In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

While we all shed tears knowing that actor Robert Dowey Jr.’s character of Tony Stark sadly passed away at the end of “Avengers: Endgame” which certainly would not leave much room for a comeback, however, Downey Jr. says he is definitely open to returning should the right opportunity arrive.

It is possible that we could very well see Robert Downey Jr. return at some point during Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as …

WWE Turns Heel and Kills the American Dream

World Wrestling Entertainment has been the talk as of late, and the talk has not been good. From John Oliver’s host of Last Week Tonight scathing review of the company’s history to the numerous podcasts featuring ex WWE wrestlers talking about the non-existent happiness within the locker room.

With the rise of AEW the mighty phoenix that once was WWE is slowly falling, and wrestlers and writer’s within WWE are trying to claw their way …

Marvel Studios Will Return To San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H

We couldn’t be more excited to share the news that Marvel Studio will, as promised, be making a return to San Diego Comic-Con will a Hall H panel in the works.  The news was reported by Deadline, and while we don’t have a ton of details about just what Marvel is planning to showcase, there is a safe bet that we could be getting some sort of sneak peek at Phase Four of the …

Will Robert Pattinson Be The New Batman?

Robert Pattinson

After Ben Affleck‘s departure from the lead role in The Batman, many fans were left wondering who might take over. After much speculation, we might finally have our answer. According to Variety, Robert Pattinson is the top choice for the role in the upcoming reboot. But will Pattinson be slipping into the cape and cowl? Find out more about the current casting situation below.

Robert Pattinson Is The Frontrunner To Play Batman

HBO Issues A Statement Regarding ‘The Starbucks Cup’

Many eagle-eyed fans discovered while watching last nights episode of “Game Of Throne” one item that more than likely didn’t belong unless there is a Starbucks somewhere in Westeros that we didn’t realize.

During the celebration/feast scene that took place to celebrate the defeat of the Night King, sitting on the table in-between Dany and Jon Snow in none other than a Starbucks coffee cup right in plain sight. Fans could not believe that the …

Post ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Who’s Still With Marvel And Who’s Gone For Good

After the incredibly emotional events that transpired in “Avengers: Endgame” many fans were left wondering which characters could possibly be making another appearance in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and those that are definitely gone for good.

Many have dug into the details in the Marvel star’s contracts to see which actors still have active contracts with the company and who we will definitely be seeing in films in the future. “Avengers: Endgame” …

The Top Eight Moments From The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Eight Premiere

** SPOILER ALERT- If you haven’t watched the season eight premiere of “Game Of Thrones” stop reading as the following article contains massive spoilers from the first episode! **

It has been an incredibly long, 595 days to exact, wait for the final season of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”, but it’s finally here and it was certainly worth the wait. The premiere episode was chock fun of amazing moments, so here are our top eight!…

Billie Eilish Had Her Sample From ‘The Office’ Personally Approved By Cast

Photo credit: Andrew Wendowski

By now the name Billie Eilish is quickly becoming a household name as the 17-year-old songstress has skyrocketed to fame. It has really been quite a phenomenal journey to witness, being as she is the youngest woman to hit number one since Demi Lovato earned a number one spot back in 2009.

Many are now familiar with her hit single “My Strange Addiction” as it features a sample from the famous …

Muse Shows Their Love For ‘Stranger Things’ And All Things Retro During Philadelphia Tour Stop

Photo credit: Matt Bishop

No one can ever say that Muse doesn’t know how to put on a phenomenal show! This time around it was quite apparent that the band spared no expense on the production that went into bringing the “Simulation Theory” tour to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Muse’s show was chock full of spectacular laser lighting effects, LED-clad back-up dancer and brass musicians, and of course, we couldn’t possibly forget the ginormous robotic …

From Colonia Roma to Wakanda to the Shallow: The Best Picture Nominees of 2018

Like clockwork, the annual Academy Awards, now in their 91st year, are hours away. Also like clockwork, filmmakers, pundits and audiences spread across all continents are tuning in to see what films the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially recognize as the best of 2018 while lamenting those that ultimately failed to get nominated like Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk or Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War (or, you know, Luca Guadagnino’s …

Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Three-peats As King

Look out ocean, we may have a permanent ruler. While on drylands we are a world in chaos with no visible leaders, it seems Arthur Curry has finally taken the reins as King of the Sea. Aquaman finish atop the box office for its third straight weekend with an estimated $30.7 million, while becoming the highest grossing DCEU movie of all-time.

Even though Aquaman still has some ways to go in surpassing previous DCEU films …

Bradley Cooper Needs To Get Hit With A Steel Chair At The Golden Globes

Were only a few weeks away from the 76th Golden Globes which will air LIVE on NBC on Sunday, January 6th@ 8PM. I’m not really fan of award ceremonies, but I will be watching. The talk of the town has been the announcement that Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut film “A Star is Born” has been nominated for a few awards including awards for Cooper for Best Director, and Lady Gaga for Best …

How Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Could Sing Again

Bradley Coopers directorial debut of A Star I Born was a major hit with audiences. The movie has a juggernaut of stars to carry it including Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chapelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Elliot. The soundtrack has also garnered critical acclaim debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 200 charts. Song’s like “ I’ll Never Love Again” and “Shallow” are sure to be a contender for Best Original Song Category for the Oscars.…

Geeky Holiday Gift Guide: The Perfect Gift For Those ‘Nerds’ In Your Life

We are already full swing into the holiday shopping season and with that comes the stress and anxiety of figuring out the perfect gift for our family and loved ones. Almost everyone out their “nerds” out about something, so we have put together a handy holiday gift guide to assist you with finding the perfect gift for that very special “nerd” in your life!

For fans of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” there is an …

The Mad Flavor Of Comedian Joey Diaz

After telling a coworker that my fiancé and I have a podcast called Coffee & Conspiracy, he recommended that I check out the Joe Rogan Podcast and so I did. I’m glad I did check out Joe Rogan’s podcast, because it made me aware of a great comedian and storyteller named Joey Diaz.

I started watching all the Joey Diaz’s clips on YouTube that I could find and checking out his podcast called The Church …

The Day I Turned My Back On Vince Mcmahon

I have been a wrestling fan for as long as I can remember. Some of my best friends through the years became my friend through being fans of wrestling. There has been one name synonymous with professional wrestling decade after decade, and that name is Vince Mcmahon.  The McMahon family has been promoting wrestling for more than fifty years, but it was Vince Mcmahon’s vision of wrestling that brought it to the mainstream, and thanks …

Mark Hamill Says He ‘Would Love’ To Work With Jeff Bridges One Day!

I love the month of October!  Leaves are changing colors, the air outside is crisp and cool and of course,  horror movies fill television screens day and night at this time of year. The other reason I love October is because it’s my birthday month and this year I got two very special gifts. This October will stay in my heart for two reasons. Reason number one is that I asked my girlfriend for her …

Our Experience At The FXhibition SDCC 2018!

We swear that each and every year the FXhibtion spread out across the lawn of the Hilton Bayfront get bigger and better! This year featured a wide array of FX and FXX Networks hit series including “Archer”, “American Horror Story”, “Legion”, and the upcoming series “Mayans M.C.”!

The outside exhibition ran very smoothly as each attendee was given a bracelet that had a chip enclosed inside. As you went through each of the show exhibits …

IMDb Rocks The Bay With Their #IMDboat At San Diego Comic Con 2018!

Photo credits: Getty Images for IMDb and Kristyn Clarke for AgeoftheNerd

For the third consecutive year the IMDboat returned to SDCC with Kevin Smith as their host for the weekend’s festivities. Smith interviewed a ton of celebrity guests from various TV shows and films, including a 90-minute live show (IMDb LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con). A visit by the #IMDboat would not be complete without a party, and IMDb more than delivered with …

70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Analysis!

I’ve had a weird feeling about television lately, at least going into this year’s Emmy nominations. Not sure entirely why, but I’ve had this growing sense that it’s mostly been an overall, odd year. It’s almost like it’s an off-year election, it’s critically important and major we’re not quite betting on the biggest players or names so it doesn’t seem like it’s major. That said, it is actually a big year, there’s a lot of …

Pete’s 2017 Media Diary

This is the fourth year publishing the list of television, movies, and books that I read throughout the year. It’s always interesting to look back on the content you have consumed with your viewing and reading habits laid out in front of you.  It can be pretty scary for those not ready to truly look inside their own mind. For me, my biggest takeaway is always… “I need to read more books”. Looking through my …

Wasted Characters of the Star Wars Films

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in cinema history. Not only because of its unique story but also because of its unique characters. The characters of Star Wars are some of the most recognizable characters in the world. For as many great characters that the franchise has, it also has some not so great characters. Now I’m not talking about the Jar Jar type characters. I’m talking about characters that could have …

5 Great Film Endings In Cinema History

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In my last editorial, I discussed some of cinema’s best movie introductions, stating the importance of why a movie should rope you in and keep you firmly fixed in your seat. But film endings are equally important! I cannot count how many times I have sat through what I like to call “throw away” endings, ones in which come across lazy just to tie up the feature because the filmmakers seemingly ran out of …

‘I, Tonya’ and the Postmodern Protagonist

Right off the bat: this is not a review of the film, but if I had to keep it short I would have to give I, Tonya a solid 5/5. Go see it, but if you want to understand why you should see it, read this.

They want someone to love, but they want someone to hate…” – Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding.

I think there’s a fundamental choice that filmmakers make when …

5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

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There can be little doubt that the opening sequence to any movie is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course. There are exceptions, such as in Alfred Hitchcock‘s ‘Psycho‘ (1960) where, judging by it’s opening, you would be forgiven …

Not So Fantastic Four: Adapting Marvel’s First Family

In 1992, an unreleased Fantastic Four film produced by Bernd Eichinger was made, possibly so that Constantin Film Productions could retain the rights to the characters. In 2005, a higher budget Fantastic Four film, also produced by Eichinger, was released. It had poor reviews but was a box office hit, garnering a 2007 sequel, which experienced a similar reception.

Finally, in 2015, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic 4 was released to the lowest box office gross …

Is Pennywise Haunting My Video of Bill Skarsgård?

First things first.  I don’t want to sensationalize an article or write a story simply for the click bait headlines that far-too-often derail our attention.  Having said that, something is absolutely haunting my video footage of Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård.  We recently had the chance to sit down with Skarsgård at New York Comic Con to discuss his work on the upcoming Hulu original series Castle Rock, based entirely in the universe created by …

5 Best And Worst Theatre Experiences!

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If you usually visit the theatre, it is almost a sure bet that you have had both a positive and negative experience at one point or another. Personally, I don’t understand why anybody would pay for a cinema ticket only to talk all their way through a film, when they could have easily just gone to a bar to talk each other’s ear off for a couple of hours.

Thankfully, my cinematic adventures in the …

What Does ScreenX Have to Offer?

Unfamiliar with ScreenX? So was I until recently. To sum it up quickly ScreenX essentially is a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting”. This new premium format is being brought to us by the same company behind the 4DX technology. When I first heard about ScreenX I was very curious how the whole thing worked. I sort of just made the assumption that the screen would be stretched super wide or providing …

Was ‘The Gifted’ SDCC Marketing a Bit Too Much?

Disclaimer: This article only represents my personal opinion and in no way reflects the opinions or feelings here at Age of The Nerd.

Tonight marks the premiere of Fox’s new X-Men TV-series ‘The Gifted’ and, despite being an X-Men fan, I am in no way compelled to watch. What reason was it that prevented me from enjoying this particular comic book TV show? Was it that Fox’s X-Men timeline/movie universe is impossible to decipher? Was …

An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Something I’ve stated before in pieces such as this is the rather distinct feeing of euphoria that comes from experiencing the classics on the big screen. The best ones have the capability to “transport” their audience back to the days of original release, granting new generations of audiences a taste of what past audience members felt and experienced back when. And then, every once in a while, there’s the experience that transcends what came before. …

Adapt or Die, Hollywood!

Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, both require stars to perform their craft admirably for an audience, sell merchandise, and get butts in seats. However, one thing that Hollywood does better than baseball, and pretty much every other profession is: adaptation.…

What’s Up in ‘Gotham’?: A Look at Season 4

Fox’s Gotham has hit their fourth season and is looking like what could be the most talked about season yet. And this could be for a number of reasons both good and bad. From the marketing to the story arc, there is already so much to be talked about and it’s only one episode in. Let’s get started shall we? Oh! And this will obviously contain spoilers.

When talking about the marketing for the …

Sequelitis!: The Necessary Disease Ravaging Hollywood

Remember 2011? Not a particularly memorable year, but some highlights stand out. That was the year Obama released his long form birth certificate, it was the year of a major tsunami hitting Japan, it was the year we got Osama bin Laden…it was also the year of 27 sequels.

27 SEQUELS!?!

Yeah, that sounds like a bad title to 26 Sequels, my favorite Cambodian/Peruvian film (sarcasm), but how crazy is that? Now, I want …

A Look at ‘AHS: Cult’ and What We Know So Far

Its kind of ridiculous to think I can’t even type a review of ‘American Horror Story: Cult‘ so far without worrying about someone reading into it the wrong way. That may just be my own personal paranoia (or phobia if you will) but the truth is I struggle to talk about this years storyline without worrying who sides with who. And for viewers picking a side..I hate to say it, but you’re watching …

Age of ‘mother!’ during the ‘Age of Ultron’: Auteur vs Tentpole

Full disclosure, I will not spoil ‘mother!‘ (but you can read our review here), I think it’s incredibly vital to the film and the filmmakers that most of the film stay under wraps. For better or worse, I went into the film as blind as I could and left…blind with fury.

Now, I’ll admit wholeheartedly that surrealist films and those that get lost in their own message and metaphors infuriate me. Not …

Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love …

What Happened? A Look At Several High Profile Films That Were Never Made!

(AOTN) Ever wonder what happened to several high profile projects that various well-known directors were said to be helming, but somehow have never seen the light of day? Many of these films were either “pet projects” for the directors or they ended up getting tied up in so many legal battles that eventually they were just scrapped or the director ended up simply walking away.

The wonderful folks over at IndieWire have complied a fantastic …

The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

When it comes to Los Angeles’ sprawling and closely knit cinephile community, anyone who considers themselves “anyone” has a good idea on how to spend any night of the week where the city’s numerous repertory theaters are concerned. From the vintage movie palaces operated by the American Cinematheque to the historic New Beverly Cinema, currently owned (and featuring monthly programming curated) by Quentin Tarantino, L.A. really is the “city of stars” for movie lovers in …

Was ‘Wonder Woman’ Just What The DC Universe Needed? We Think So And Here’s Why!

(AOTN) It seems that lately all we hear about is the laundry list of reasons why the films in the DC Universe do not seem to hold a candle to the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the first four films that they have released all received lackluster critical and fan review alike, that is until “Wonder Woman” came along. Talk about flipping the script. One of the main concerns among fans was the …