Our Amazing Experience Visiting Happy Place!

If you are in search of the perfect way to spend a fun-filled evening with family and friends then we highly recommend taking a visit to the Happy Place pop-up experience (hint, hint: it is a great idea for a fun holiday experience). It is truly an Instagram dream come true! It is the perfect place for individuals who are in search of something unique and fun to do while actually having an experience with one another. After all, these days it’s more about experiences and sharing memories (especially via social media) then just visiting a place to stare at exhibits. The best part is that it works for individuals of all ages! We also adore Happy Place’s mission statement which says: HAPPY PLACE was created because we BELIEVE that our world today can use a lot more happiness. To make this DREAM come true, we set out on a journey to create a special place where anyone who walks in is surrounded by all things HAPPY. Individuals love the interactivity and Happy Place provides it in abundance! The Age Of The Nerd staff had …

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Composer Jefferson Friedman Discusses His Score to DC Universe’s New Animated Series ‘Harley Quinn’

By: Dan Moore When DC fans remember David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, they probably first think of Margot Robbie’s incredible portrayal of Harley Quinn. This wasn’t the first time we have been introduced to this character, Harley Quinn originally appeared in the 1992 show, Batman: The Animated Series, and was voiced by Arleen Sorkin.  Since Suicide Squad, the character has reached a new level of popularity, spawning Halloween costumes and a whole new sense of punk style for young girls among many things.  Ahead of the follow-up, spin-off titled Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, due out in February, DC Universe has just released an animated series solely dedicated to the frequent accomplice and lover of Joker, titled Harley Quinn.  One of the many standout elements of the new streaming series is the score by composer Jefferson Friedman, which he has described as “power punk crossed with carnival music”.  Jefferson is no stranger to DC Universe, he scored the 2017 Vanessa Hudgens series Powerless.  To get a better idea of Jefferson’s scoring process for Harley Quinn …

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Hollywood Blvd. Superman Christopher Dennis Will Be Laid To Rest Saturday, December 7th! Service Is Open To The Public

Christopher Dennis, AKA Hollywood Boulevard Superman, will be laid to rest with a funeral service at the Old North Church on Saturday, December 7th at 12pm, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. A benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, came forward with a generous gift to fulfill Dennis’s final wishes, and Chris will be buried in his costume. The service is open to the public. “Chris and I spoke of his final wishes, as many friends do. He had expressed it was his wish to be buried, in his costume. His wife, Bonnie Finkenthal Dennis, and I hoped to be able to do so, but the cost was prohibitive for us, even with the crowdfunding campaign but we worked hard to make that happen and kept on hoping for a miracle,” said director Vlad Kozlov. “I was surprised, shocked, and delighted for Chris when an anonymous benefactor came forward to cover the majority of the funeral costs, and that, combined with the crowdfunding campaign donations, will enable Christopher to get the sendoff he hoped to have, and he will be buried in his Superman …

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Research Reveals The Ultimate Christmas Movie And It’s Not ‘Die Hard’!

What makes the perfect Christmas movie? And which is the best of the best? Everyone has their own opinion, but a new study has the answer – https://musicmagpie.co.uk/ultimate-christmas-movies/ According to the team at musicMagpie, there are four key elements that make a Christmas classic. It must have Christmas references (obviously), perform well in the box office, be a hit with critics and audiences alike, and create a festive buzz year after year. Using this as a starting point, they looked at 20 of the most popular festive films of all time and ranked them against 20 different criteria to determine the ultimate Christmas movie. The Ultimate Christmas Movie According to musicMagpie’s research, Home Alone takes the top spot, being crowned the ultimate Christmas film. It tops the charts for financial performance, as well as festive buzz, being the one film people just can’t stop talking about, year after year. Will Ferrell’s Elf takes the number 2 spot, followed by Love Actually, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Santa Clause. At the other end of the table, The Holiday comes in …

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Thank You Conrad Thompson For Making Wrestling Fun Again

Podcasting has hit the mainstream. Everyone seems to have a podcast. I even have a podcast. Some of these podcasts can be entertaining and some borderline on pulling teeth.  One man from the great state of Alabama has been entertaining fans with his various podcasts for quite some time. What is the subject of these podcasts? Professional Wrestling or Sports Entertainment for those of you in the New York area. “ The best thing since wrestling.” As Eminem says in his song Without Me. Conrad Thompson who has been a life- long wrestling fan, and host’s four of the hottest podcasts about the subject. Conrad has some pretty good company while hosting these podcasts. The four men who Conrad co-hosts the podcast with all have extreme knowledge of the subject. All four men have at one time been employed by the mighty successful WWE. With the knowledge they have and the comrade and friendship they have with Conrad each podcast is a fun and entertaining listen. The four men that Conrad shares the mic with are Jim Ross a former …

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The ‘Honey Boy’ Podcast Has Launched

Amazon Studios will release HONEY BOY in theaters on November 8th, 2019 Director Alma Har’el and screenwriter Shia LaBeouf’s soon to be released film, HONEY BOY, is launching the HONEY BOY podcast today on all podcast platforms. HONEY BOY is equal parts autobiography, exorcism, and finely honed storytelling. This compelling film from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery. The film is released by Amazon Studios and will be in theaters on November 8th. Starring Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, and Byron Bowers. This unscripted podcast series is a powerful behind the scenes look at the process and journey of bringing the film to life and is hosted by Har’el and guest moderators, filmmaker David Lowery and Vanessa Kirby. The series features in-depth discussions with LaBeouf and other cast members Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, …

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Disney+ Reveals New Trailer For ‘The Mandalorian’

Get ready Star Wars fans! Disney+ has just revealed an all-new trailer for the highly anticipated series “The Mandalorian”. The first live-action series set in the universe created by George Lucas will be released on the streaming platform in just a few weeks’ time, on November 12. From what we can see in the trailer this new series is definitely going to be action-packed and we are on the edge of our seats anticipating what will be in store for fans from the series as a whole. The episodes in the series will explore the origins of the bounty hunter, played by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos), as well as the events which shook up the outer edge of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire, between the films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The Mandalorian will be directed by Jon Favreau, who’s made numerous Disney productions (Iron Man, The Lion King, The Jungle Book). The first episode was produced by Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance). In the end, Pedro Pascal will be …

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PBS Concert ‘Yoshiki Live At Carnegie Hall To Air Nationwide In Major U.S. Cities

YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL will begin airing nationwide in major markets across the U.S. on PBS TV stations starting November 2019. The classical music special was filmed during YOSHIKI’s sold-out solo concerts at Carnegie Hall as the superstar Japanese musician and classical composer performed to standing ovations from American audiences. YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL made its broadcast premiere this year in the New York City area on WNET THIRTEEN, the most-watched public television channel in America. Because of the enormous reaction from American viewers, YOSHIKI’s touching, must-see concert has created overwhelming demand, with major PBS-affiliated TV stations receiving numerous requests to add the special to their programming schedule. Expect more U.S. airdates for YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL to be announced soon and for a current schedule, visit: https://www.yoshiki.net/classical.html. YOSHIKI – rock drummer, classical pianist, leader of the group X JAPAN, and one of the most influential composers in Japanese history – has headlined concerts across the globe, including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena and Tokyo Dome. We were fortunate enough to attend YOSHIKI’s performance at Carnegie Hall and it was nothing short of breath-taking! YOSHIKI is a truly amazing musician and to witness his mastery within the historic walls of Carnegie Hall in …

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Friends 25th Anniversary Pop-Up Moves To Boston

We’re moving to Boston, FRIENDS fans (don’t worry Joey, you get your own room)! Following its wildly successful New York debut, the FRIENDS 25th Anniversary Pop-Up is coming to Beantown. Fans can turn their calendar back to 1994 to revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience created by Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group. “The One with the Pop-Up” will be located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood at 401 Park (corner of Brookline Ave. and Fullerton St.). Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m. ET, exclusively at www.friends25popup.com. The nostalgia-packed space offers precise set re-creations and more than 50 original props from the show, providing ample opportunity to explore the show’s history and capture photos. For fans yearning to stick a turkey on their head, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner after playing some foosball, or help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot, the pop-up will deliver. Visitors will also be treated to a special Friendsgiving event on Thursday, November 28, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for $55, with the last time slot at …

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Inaugural World Oddities Expo Promises Spooky Fun Halloween Weekend in Baltimore

MECG LLC and Villain Arts, the creative team behind the Philadelphia Oddities Expo, are coming to Baltimore Halloween weekend to present the inaugural World Oddities Expo, a three day convention with vendors, tattoo artists, workshops, live entertainment, with featured charities: The Natural History Society of Maryland, Pinups for Pitbulls, and Poe Baltimore. This three-day convention will be held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, an elegant, national historic hotel, ranked number one on the Nine Most Haunted Hotels in Maryland list according to Haunted Rooms America. Doors open Friday, November 1 at 3 PM. Tickets cost $20 for a day pass and $45 for all three days. General admission includes access to the Lost Curio Market with over 50 hand-picked vendors and the Oddity Ink Parlour sponsored by Villain Arts. Daytime educational workshops include: Lessons In Bone: an osteology workshop with real human skulls hosted by Nick Cestone; The Headhunter Workshop hosted by archeologist Matt Olsen, featuring some of the most interesting creatures to have ever been found in the animal kingdom; and true crime historian and collector Fritz Fell showcasing …

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Legendary Comics And WEBTOON Announce The Return Of ‘Acursian’

 Legendary Comics and the WEBTOON hit series Acursian starring John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood,” “Doctor Who”) returns with the first weekly chapter leading up to the anticipated conclusion of Season One, now available exclusively on WEBTOON. The series, rooted in Celtic lore, is a unique fusion of mythic storytelling from co-creators John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman (Torchwood: Station Zero, Hollow Earth, Conjuror, Exodus Code), and Erika Lewis (#Guardian, Game of Shadows, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano, The 49th Key), with art by Beni Lobel and designs by Tommy Lee Edwards. Readers can visit WEBTOON.com for more information. In Acursian, Charlie Stewart, the man who had it all, falls victim to an ancient Celtic curse. Every decision he makes, every relationship he has, every choice he’s given is doomed to fail spectacularly, and sometimes comically, no matter what he does. Embarking on a quest for the truth behind the supernatural forces re-writing his destiny, Charlie discovers that his ancestor Bonnie Prince Charlie made a deal with the ruthless Celtic God of War, Bregon, and his Three Sisters have cursed the family line. After losing everything he holds dear, Charlie, along with …

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Bela Lugosi To Star In ‘Bram Stokers’s Dracula’ Graphic Novel From Legendary Comics

Legendary Comics, in partnership with the Lugosi Estate and Kerry Gammill, announced Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a new graphic novel starring iconic film and stage actor Bela Lugosi, with art by El Garing, set for release in late 2020. In the late 19th Century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There, he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a group of brave men, Professor Van Helsing arrives on the scene to take on the Vampire Prince in the ultimate battle between the forces of light and dark! Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates about Bram Stoker’s Dracula and more. “There have been great Dracula graphic novels, but to unite Bram Stoker’s novel in a faithful adaptation with the definitive Dracula in the form of screen icon Bela Lugosi is a dream come true,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “I am grateful to the Lugosi Estate, artist El Garing and art director Kerry Gammill for bringing their passion to this project.” “On behalf of the Lugosi Family, I want …

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