Comic Books

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

Animaton

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

Animaton

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

Comic Books

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

Comic Books

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

Reviews

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

Theatre

Anastasia – History to Myth, Myth to Media

Anastasia is back! In musical form! According to TheaterMania.com, 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 Lunerontheatre.com last year and the website named Hartford Stage as the theatre where the play would premier.  In an... Read More

Detailed Report

Zombieland 2: What We Know… Besides the Logo

So Zombieland 2 is a thing, again, and I’m not sure if this is something to be happy about or not. Here’s what we know: Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, is back, along with the original writing team, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, joined by Dave Callaham. Let’s break this down, a bit, shall we?  We don’t have any casting news, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone all have engagements elsewhere, but we won’t know until... Read More

Editorials

Maury: Coming Soon to a Galaxy Far Away

Ok, not quite.  Chris Rock recently interviewed JJ Abrams, who directed Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and asked him the question everyone’s wanted to know since December:  Who are Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parents?  JJ said, “They were not in Episode VII.” Well, this little tidbit had the internet in a bit of a tizzy over the last few days.  How can Luke (Mark Hamill) not be her dad?  Wait, but if Luke wasn’t, we thought Han (Harrison Ford) and Leia (Carrie Fisher)... Read More