Category Archives: Editorials

Wonder Woman: the Hero Warner Bros Needed, but Not the One it Deserved

Wonder Woman opened on June 2nd to something Warner Brothers wasn’t used to: Good reviews.  With the studio taking death blows from critics with each new release (seriously go read the reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad) they needed a hero (and a hit film) that could shield them.  Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is that hero. I’ve written before about how this film could be game changing in a Hollywood where men rule; from studio heads, directors, and top... Read More

Crisis on Infinite Directors in the DCEU

It looks like Justice League is already getting an Earth-2 alternate universe, because Joss Whedon (Avengers, Serenity) has officially taken over the reigns as director.  The Zack Snyder cut that may have been was sidelined by personal tragedy, and the long tenured DCEU director has officially stepped down.   Out of respect for director Snyder’s family, the details of this event will not appear in this article. Hot off the heels of reshoot rumors (which were later waived off as a hoax),... Read More

Fox is Taking a Mulligan on the Dark Phoenix

Like any good phoenix story, 20th Century Fox plans on raising another from the ashes of defeat.  The film studio recently rolled out some massive upcoming titles, one of which is a sequel to 2016’s cringeworthy X-Men: Apocalypse with the working title “Dark Phoenix”. With the behemoth Marvel Comics Universe  smashing box office records for going on nearly a decade now, every other comic book production company’s been trying to play catch-up despite how... Read More

The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is picking up steam heading into its worldwide release, Marvel decided to pour some more space super-team fuel into the hype machine! As if there wasn’t enough confidence already, with high and healthy première expectations. The presale has been so impressive, in fact, that Marvel’s “jumped the Gunn” and confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s already a go. News of the green light came from director James Gunn... Read More

Science March Must-Haves for Effective Resistance

The following is only representative of the opinions expressed by the jerk who wrote it. nerdslant.com may or may not feel the same way. Probably so, but they’re sure as Hell not going to tell you. There’s nothing nerdier than science: It influences our fiction, which in turn influences our science. It’s a wonderfully symbiotic relationship. This weekend, on Saturday April 22nd, people are coming together all over the world to let others know that science is a thing to be embraced and... Read More

What the First Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Tells Us

After well over a year of waiting (and one expanded universe holdover movie), we finally have our first look at Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi! As a fan, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the all the feels that were felt upon first viewing. The nostalgia of seeing Mark Hamill reprise his roll of Luke Skywalker, this time with actual dialogue, tears that welling up as the camera zoomed in on Leia (Carrie Fisher), and excitement at seeing the new characters that I grew to love in... Read More

Beauty and the Beast: A Comparative Study

I think we can all agree on one thing: 1991’s Beauty and the Beast is the best Disney film. Is it my favorite? No—that award goes to The Great Mouse Detective—however, it’s close. We’re given a strong female protagonist, a story of unrequited love, an arguably perfect villain, snappy song and dance numbers, and gorgeous animation. Put it all together and you have the first animated film nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award. The movie is almost perfect, and what few... Read More

Batgirl Needs Wonder Woman and We Need Them Both

One of the most recent projects rumored to be in the works for the DC Extended Universe is a Batgirl stand alone film.  Any story from the Bat-Family tends to get lots of buzz, and this story is no different–especially since Joss Whedon’s  speculatively in talks to direct!  While this humble nerd journalist believes this could definitely be a big move for DC, we need to see how Warner Brothers handles Wonder Woman first before getting ourselves too excited; the success... Read More

In the Not Too Distant Past: Our Top 5 MST3K Episodes

In the not too distant future, April 14th to be exact, Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans are getting something we’ve desperately wanted for years: A triumphant return! When creator and original host Joel Hodgson put out the call we answered with cash–i.e. the most successful Kickstarter campaign in history, with a few undisclosed donations (one rumored to be Hodgson’s longtime friend, comedian Jerry Seinfeld). Our reward? Shiny new episodes starring a freshman host, the next... Read More

River Song Should Return in Series 11 and Here’s How

That lilting, “Hello, sweetie,” that coy, “Spoilers…”—seven years those two phrases were the calling cards of one of Doctor Who’s most fantastic characters, River Song (Alex Kingston). There’s never really quite been a reoccurring character like River Song, nor is there likely to ever be again; Whovians were first introduced to her during the David Tennant years when future showrunner Steven Moffat created the character for the two-parter “Silence in the... Read More