Animaton

Disney Decides to Let Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Go

You’ve heard the hype: Pixar’s Coco is an animation triumph that does authentic artistic justice to Mexican culture. The Dia de los Muertos-centered tale opened to rave reviews from fans, critics, and the Latino community at large. It’s the first film ever to cross one billion pesos in Mexico, and won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best animated film. So, you decide to see what all the fuss is about for yourself. The trailers wrap up, and next thing you know you’re... Read More

Comic Books

Secret Empire is Not the Captain America We Need Right Now

I’ve been reading through Marvel Comic’s Secret Empire crossover event leisurely, keeping an open mind despite the uproar throughout the comic book world when Captain America was revealed as a Hydra sleeper agent whose reality had been manipulated by Red Skull via a sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik. A Chitauri invasion while the Planetary Defense Shield was disabled has trapped Captain Marvel, Alpha Flight, and countless other heavy-hitter heroes beyond the shield after Steve Rogers... Read More

Comic Books

X Marks Where? The Fubared X-Men Film Franchise Timelines

If you’re a fan of Far Cry 3 (or dictionaries) you’ll remember that insanity is the “exact ‘frigging’ thing over and over again expecting ‘stuff’ to change.”  Sometimes I feel like that’s the motto over at the 20th Century Fox development room when referring to their heavy-hitting X-Men comic book franchise. Up until the past decade or so, rebooting old material was something that happened after a respectable amount of time, usually twenty or thirty years (Psycho, Lost... Read More

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Animaton

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