More Than a Nostalgic Cashgrab: A Look at Netflix’s Castlevania

The kid in me would be tempted to begin this review with as many vampire puns and fan-gushing moments over the Castlevania franchise as possible; when your first console is an NES and Castlevania 3 the game you played most often with your brother, that leaves a lasting impact. As I got older, I became swept away by the story and grandeur of PlayStation’s Symphony of the Night—hell, my first Dungeons & Dragons character was a working-version of Alucard. We even... Read More

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First Defenders Trailer Shows the Bulletproof, Blind Ninja, Glowing Fist, “Classy” Team in Action

The Marvel-Netflix alliance has finally given us a glimpse at the highly anticipated series Defenders has to offer, and it’s a lot. Rather than answering questions, though, it’s only created a flood of new ones. Who is Sigourney Weaver’s character Alexandra, someone big enough to pull the Defenders together?  Where was Stick (Scott Glenn) during all of Iron Fist only to show up now?  Is Elektra’s (Elodie Yung) bound to her Black Sky fate? When does... Read More

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One of the Four People Trapped in this Elevator is the Devil! 

Hah, nah, we’re not talking about another M. Knight Shyamalan flick! All jokes aside, we were finally given a real teaser for the upcoming Netflix original show The Defenders yesterday, featuring all four members of the New York team awkwardly standing in an elevator.  While the brief clip didn’t reveal much, it certainly served to push momentum forward and gauge interest in the upcoming ensemble series. Off the heels of Iron Fist (the last official Defender to début on the... 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


We’ve Got Movie Sign, People: The New MST3K Netflix Trailer is Here!

Right now there’s just one question you should be asking yourself: “What does April 14th mean to me?” The correct answer is, of course, the date Netflix is dropping the brand new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that long-time fans such as myself have wanted so very badly! Yesterday the first triumphant trailer made its way onto YouTube, giving us a peek at all the goodness on its way to our eyeballs’ bellies. Would that be the brain? What would a mental burp feel... Read More

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Jessica Jones – So Much Drama in Marvel’s NYC

It’s kinda hard being a street-level super hero in the Big Apple:  You have to work alone most of the time, your villains are way more powerful than you are, and there’s always a loose cannon either helping or screwing you.  While these three themes carry throughout all of the Netflix Marvel series shows, Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter) has a key ingredient that puts it ahead of the pack:  perspective – a trait that show-runner Melissa Rosenberg promises to ring true... Read More


Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Official First Trailer Has Dropped

Back in January, Netflix announced that it would be featuring a reboot of the classic 1980’s animated-series Voltron, co-produced by DreamWorks and World Event Productions (the company that brought the original adaptation of the Toei Animation series to America). Today, the first official trailer was released, and my personal reaction: Sheer and utter elation! Netflix has been riding-high on their original television series, pairing up with Marvel to bring us Daredevil, Jessica Jones,... Read More


nerdslant Live! #4: Daredevil, Archer’s take on Magnum P.I., and Adam Sandler?

For the newest nerdslant Live!, we discuss Netflix’s second season of Daredevil, HBO’s Game of Thrones teaser trailer, the premiere of FX’s newest season of Archer (Or was it Magnum P.I.?), Suicide Squad speculation, and Adam Sandler… wait, what? In addition to listening to the podcast, you can also check it out on our YouTube channel for the full audio-visual experience, including the joy of watching us each get rightfully shot at different times with Nerf guns. ... Read More

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The Devil’s New Clothes.

March 18th is slowly creeping up, and we’re getting closer to the table Netflix and Marvel are setting for us.  Like a loyal pet we were fed a small portion of the main course this week, with a new billboard image revealed showing us some costume updates for our main characters.  Punisher (Jon Bernthal), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and Elektra (Elodie Yung) are featured prominently in their heavily evolved costumes from this season, and they’re all aimed to please. To start, we have... Read More

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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