Erikka Innes ‘Unicorn Dance Party 2’ – A Unique Comedy Special

I have loved standup comedy every since I was a child. Back then, you only got to see comedians you had some movie channel or heard it on a comedy album. These days it’s a lot different. Now you can hear and see comedians anywhere or anytime via internet, podcasts and streaming services. This gives comedians an all-new platform. Netflix has made a killing with their ability to give comedians a platform to express themselves. …

‘The Problem with Apu’ Has A Few Problems Itself

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has had a problem with The Simpsons character Apu. So much so that he decided to make a documentary about it. The documentary is called The Problem with Apu and airs nationwide on truTV Sunday, November 19 at 10PM ET/PT and will be available on all VOD but there are somethings that you might want to know before going into it.

There’s a lot of opinion and some facts.

So obviously going …

‘Justice League’ is a Fun, Flawed Superhero Smash

It’s been an interesting journey getting to ‘Justice League‘. When ‘Man of Steel’ opened in the summer of 2013, it was met with lukewarm reception by critics and an even more divisive response from fans. That wouldn’t even compare to the polarizing reaction ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ would receive three years later (you can read my review here). ‘Suicide Squad’ met an even ghastlier fate, but …

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” Goes for Dark Laughs with Faint Success

Ah, awards season; are we back at that special time of year already? As 2017 starts to wrap up, the major studios are getting their prestige titles prepped and ready to go, hoping to lure in both strong box office and, more importantly, critical/awards recognition. But there’s always a few titles that fall below expectations. And then there are the titles that really fall below expectations. One that’s already hit that point is Suburbicon – …

A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Ah, the Halloween season. The weather’s cooling down, the sun’s setting earlier, the leaves are browning and pumpkins are being carved for decoration and pies. It also means you’re sure to find a couple of new scary movies trying to make their genre marks while holding their own against the classics. And while Hollywood is currently focused on the horror of lascivious producers, Netflix and director McG are focused on getting their fantastical little yarn …

‘Happy Death Day’ Repeatedly Misses The Mark

So a very simple premise. Much like 1993’s Groundhog Day and more recently 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Death Day has a protagonist reliving the same day on repeat. This type of story-telling can be incredibly clever and fun and after seeing the trailer for Happy Death Day, the idea of mixing this premise with the horror/slasher genre had me all sorts of excited.

Much to my dismay Happy Death Day is a …

‘M.F.A.’ Review – Masters the Art of Making a Star

M.F.A. touches a very sensitive subject. And the timing of the release comes at a time where rape and sexual assualt is now making the headlines in Hollywood more than ever. It’s a subject that needs to be talked about more and an act that should never have to be committed against anyone. To any victims out there, we sympathize with you. This film is a film that fantasizes on the consequences of those horrific …

‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Power of Cinema on Full Blast

This is going to be one of the shortest reviews one is certain to encounter when reading about Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049′ and with good reason: the power of it comes from how little you know going into the theater. Not only that, but, to take a moment of humility, I feel uncertainty in how to properly convey such a cinematic experience. But to overcome that and cut to the chase: ‘Blade Runner

The Enduring Power of ‘Psycho’ Lives On in ’78/52′

Picture it: any movie theater in the fall of 1960. It was the shower seen around the world, followed quickly and without warning by the screams of millions that reached the darkest recesses of space. Over a short period of time, it was a story that turned legendary, even without seeing the actual film: amateur thief Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), overwhelmed with guilt to return the $40,000 she’s stolen, goes to take a shower and …

‘Jeepers Creepers’, Where’d You Get That Bad Third Movie?

*before going into the review, let’s get the obvious out of the way: we at Age of the Nerd would like to take a moment to say we are fully aware of Victor Salva’s criminal history and the moral dilemma that is presented when discussing or financially supporting his movies.

The horror landscape has changed rather drastically in the sixteen years since controversy magnet Victor Salva first introduced slasher-starved audiences to “the Creeper” (Jonathan Breck) …

A ‘mother!’ of a Vicious Commentary

There’s no easy way to describe Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, the appropriately titled mother! (appropriate once the pieces start crashing into place). It’s oppressively heavy on symbolism, it’s profoundly unsettling, it’s guaranteed to piss off practically audience member in one way or another. To be blunt: it’s pure Aronofsky and, if its reception from both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to the scathingly polarizing reaction its had in its first weekend of release are …

“IT” Review

(AOTN) The infamous killer clown known as Pennywise is making his return, this time to the big screen. Despite a slew of Stephen King adaptations over the past 30 plus years, “IT” being one of them, is this something that really needs to be revisited? The short answer: Absolutely. Despite nostalgic ties, it’s safe to the say the first adaption of “IT” was far from perfect, and left a lot to be desired, especially for …