nerdslant Nerdrant: Jedi Vs. Harry Potter Wizard – Who Wins in a Fight?

Warning: The following nerdslant Nerdrant by Drew and Rick contains potential Force-choking, indiscriminate Avada Kedavras, and dueling fanbases. If any of these things bothers you, this is not the nerdslant Nerdrant you’re looking for. For our this edition of nerdslant Nerdrant, we decided to pit two die-hard fanbases – Harry Potter and Star Wars – against one another to ask a seemingly simple question: Who would win in a fight? A Harry Potter wizard or a Jedi. Drew: So,... Read More

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) Movie Review – The Final Cut

The prequel/sequel no one expected is finally here.  We duke it out with the Evil Queen and the Ice Queen  with our review of The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Find out if it’s worth tracking through the woods, or if you should just “Let it go” (Yes, I made a Frozen joke, so sue me). You don’t have to go hunting for the trailer, you can find it here , defrost the official site, and discover the IMDB info.   ... Read More

It’s The Final Countdown!

We’re down to the wire with X-Men: Apocalypse, with only a handful of weeks before it hits the big screen in the US.  As promised at CinemaCon, new footage was released to the public featuring the high profile cameo of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).  Now that we have access to a bit of new content, let’s get down to what exactly we saw.  Will the Mutant-U keep its Deadpool momentum at the box office? Starting out, we can see from the previous trailer that Xavier’s (James McEvoy) mansion... Read More

nerdslant Live! #5: Powerpuff Girls, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Blade Runner 2: Eclectic Boogaloo

For the newest nerdslant Live!, we discuss Cartoon Network’s reboot of Powerpuff Girls and the awesome #PowerpuffYourself feature, complain about millenials, the first trailer for DC’s Batman: The Killing Joke, Shenmue 3, how much we miss the Sega Dreamcast, Kickstarter campaigns, Blade Runner 2 (Eclectic Boogaloo) news, Deus Ex, and the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. In addition to listening to the podcast, you can also check it out on our YouTube channel for... Read More

Be Still My Kingdom Hearts

We Americans finally have a Kingdom Hearts game for our mobile devices! The last few games had only been available in Japan.  Kingdom Hearts Unchained X was released on April 6th for Android and ISO phones. As of the writing of this article it has been downloaded by about 500, 000 people on android and ISO. The story is a prequel to all of the existing games in the series which lays the foundation for all the events in the series up to and including the not yet released Kingdom Heart... Read More

Nerdy Girls, Pretty Girls: Nerd Beauty Spring 2016

Nerdy makeup is on the rise, and it’s really a wonderful trend.  By no means are these the first themed makeup collections that are inspired by nerd-typical fandoms, but there are quite a few coming in the near future that you should know about! First, let’s talk about the Wonder Woman beauty line that is exclusive to Walgreens.  This line may actually be available in your local stores now, as well as debuting on the internet a few weeks ago.  For fans of drugstore beauty, the... Read More

The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Review – The Final Cut

It is another live-action version of a Disney animated classic. We head into the jungle and review The Jungle Book. Find out if this film will have you coming out of the theater singing or feel like a tiger chewing on your neck. Check out the film’s trailer,  the official site from Disney, and for your IMDB info click here . ... Read More

A Saga For a New Era

A Death in The Family, Demon In A Bottle, Civil War, Crisis on Infinite Earths…if you’re a comic book fan, those titles immediately bring up memories, images, and a strong connection to the characters involved.  For the X-Men, the iconic Dark Phoenix Saga is arguably the series’ defining story arc , ranging from The X-Men issues 129-138.  The second half of Jean Grey’s journey through comic book immortality can be relieved throughout many different forms of media, but not... Read More

Gotham, Episode 18 – “Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood” review: Bruce Wayne and the Philosopher’s Experiments

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of Gotham. Gotham has gotten pretty crazy the last few weeks! I should clarify that when I say ‘crazy’ I mean a bit moreso than usual. The first thing that Barbara Keane (Erin Richards) does after being released from Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane is show up on her ex-fiance’s doorstep and offer to help with a case. This is the ex-fiance that she tried to kill the last time she saw him. Jim Gordon (Ben... Read More

Anastasia – History to Myth, Myth to Media

Anastasia is back! In musical form! According to, the play will be directed by Darko Tresnjak, and will star Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Mary Beth Peil, Manoel Felciano, John Bolton, Caroline O’Connor, and Nicole Scimeca. The songs will be written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, two song writers behind the Disney movie. The play was announced on last year and the website named Hartford Stage as the theatre where the play would premier.  In an... Read More