Giant Plush Snorlax Pillow Now on Pre-Order

Premium Bandai now offers a huge Snorlax pillow, available for pre-order on their site for a mere $461.36, or 52,000 yen. The popular Pokemon, recognizable by many for its slothful behavior and charmingly bulky build, has been replicated into a huge (4’ 9” tall by 4’ 3” wide, and nearly 2’ thick) plush pillow, more than large enough for a child (or determined adult) to comfortably enjoy. Advertised as “Kabigon Cushion that makes you never want to wake up”, it’s currently... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 4 – “100 Percent Not Guilty” Review

Warning: The following reviews contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean the verdict. “Absolutely 100 percent not guilty.” That’s what Cuba Gooding, Jr. confidently claimed when his character was asked how he pled. I wanted to punch him in the face, mainly because he delivered the line with the same smugness that the real O.J. Simpson did more than 20 years ago. The fourth episode finally brings the action inside the courtroom, and... Read More

nerdslant Staff Best Animated Feature Film 2016 Oscar Picks

There is no other time during the Academy Awards when we get to be both the artistically critical adult and child of wonder and awe than the Best Animated Feature Film category, highlighting the best in major motion picture animation achievement. It’s the category that absolutely everyone can relate to and care about, because while our tastes grow to differ as adults, we all grew up watching animation. The 2015 crop of nominees marked a broad spectrum of animation styles, storytelling... Read More

And the Oscar Goes To: nerdslant Staff 2016 Picks

If there’s one thing we all collectively love here at nerdslant, it’s movies, and with the Academy Awards set to air tonight, some passionately made the case for which nominees should win their categories – we didn’t always agree. With so many fantastic films, actors, and directors up this year, it was almost always too hard to pin it down to just one choice, and thus we present the nerdslant Staff 2016 Oscar picks. Best Actor Matt Damon (The Martian) –... Read More

Runnin’ With The Devil

Here it is!  The highly anticipated second half of the season two trailer for Netflix’s Daredevil original series was released across the internet and it’s safe to say we all like what we saw.  Part one of this headfirst-dive into the life of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) gave us a few pieces of information and was firmly centered on the new Punisher (Jon Bernthal) in the Marvel cinematic universe.  This time around the focus has shifted to the enigmatic ninja from Matt’s Past, Elektra... Read More

Gods of Egypt (2016) Movie Review – The Final Cut

Sometimes a film surprises you with how good it actually is regardless of what you see in the trailer. Sometimes a movie looks great in the trailer but is a chore to watch. Which type of movie is Gods of Egypt? Tune in for my review and find out. Fun Fact: You could have made 140 really good independent films with what it cost to make Gods of Egypt. Here’s a link to learn more about the pyramids, the Egyptian Gods, and finally the opening of the Silverhawks cartoon. Watch the review... Read More

The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 5 – “Babylon” Review

Warning: This article contains spoilers from this episode and previous episodes of The X-Files. This particular episode of The X-Files was somewhat difficult for me to watch due to the overall tone of xenophobia and Islamophobia embedded throughout. While it didn’t come from the main characters, it still made me very uncomfortable. That may have been the intention, so that the audience could empathize with the Muslim communities living in America post 9/11, but making them terrorists... Read More

Shadowhunters, Episode 5 – “Moo Shu To Go” Review: TMI Gets Their Aha Moment

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of Shadowhunters. Before I review the 5th episode of Shadowhunters, I wanted to reflect on where I was in the beginning, back when I knew very little about the series as a whole. I was clueless about what I was signing up for when I agreed to review the show every week. All I had was hope that it could be something good from what I knew about the young adult fantasy book series, and they had a kick ass... Read More

A Batman v Superman R-Rated Blu-Ray

Yesterday, comic book fans received a bit of news none of us were expecting: Batman v Superman is going to have an R-rated “Director’s Cut” Blu-Ray release. Now, there has been a lot of outrage and complaining on this subject. The main argument by the Deadpool/Marvel fan base is that  Batman v Superman’s just jumping on the Deadpool bandwagon. There are a number of problems with this line of thought that I’d like to address and will try to keep short... Read More

The Witch (2016) Movie Review – The Final Cut

The trailer for this horror movie made quite an impression on the internet and now the film’s out with a wider release. Does it deliver what the trailer promised?  Mark “The Movieman” grabs a duck and uses his finest scales to weigh in on The Witch. Get teased by the trailer here, head out into the inter-woods to see The Witch official home here, and then read about it from the IMDB spell book. ... Read More