Tag Archives: Nerdtastic Ramblings

Justice League was… better than I thought.

8 Jan

This post may seem a little out of date, but I wanted to share my thoughts anyways…

I have seen a lot of comments the last month or so about Justice League being a failure. But I want to state otherwise. Sure, Warner Brothers and DC aren’t likely to have made their money back and may not make as much as they hoped by the time it leaves theaters but… here’s the thing- I have enjoyed only one DC film since Dark Knight Rises and that was Wonder Woman. Sure, I saw Man of SteelBatman versus Superman, and even Suicide Squad in the theater but they were crap movies and they pissed me off more than anything. Wonder Woman finally made me interested in DC films again and then the trailers for Justice League cemented that I was going to see this one in the theater (it was touch and go after Suicide Squad, honestly).

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Heroes and Villains invade San Jose for another grand Fan Fest!

7 Dec

We had the opportunity to attend Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in San Jose for the second year recently. Since we weren’t there in a press/media or doing a panel capacity, it was a little strange and initially there wasn’t going to be a post about the convention. However, there were enough differences- and some issues we wanted to address- that it seems like a good idea to write something up. We had a great time, I want to make that clear- HVFF puts on a good show!

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California Republic Comic Con, bringing nerds together for a second year

16 Oct

Recently we took a jaunt north to Merced to check out the second year of California Republic Comic Con. Now, growing up in the Central Valley, we never would’ve thought we’d be heading to Merced for a comic convention… to be honest, most of the Valley just didn’t seem big enough, or nerd friendly enough, to host. But this event proved to us that today we’d be wrong.

Not a whole lot to say, as this event is small (but growing!), so let me just list out some of the good things and a few things we’d like to see improved next year.

  • excellent cosplay showing. Even that Pennywise who was following us around. Actually, especially Pennywise. But seriously, there were lots more cosplayers than we had expected- and the family cosplays were so fun!- and that was awesome! Also, we knew we were heading in the right direction as we drove to the fairgrounds because of the prolific cosplay groups- something that we usually only notice in larger cities, like LA.
  • the dealer room also was a good show. Multiple local valley comic and collectible stores, as well as numerous local artists. The room was full, but you didn’t feel cramped. (Bonus, the fans from that building at the fairgrounds worked beautifully and the room was comfortable, even though there were lots of people wandering about)
  • loved the idea of the film festival. And Laser Tag! However, we thought that maybe they should be separated next year as the few minutes of the film festival we caught were distracted by the laser tag players noise.
  • the gaming area was the saddest thing ever. To be honest, it was 4 game stations. We were impressed with the titles of the games (classics!) but really felt the room could have been better utilized if there had been some table top games available, or a few MAGIC or Pokemon games…
  • the weather was beautiful. Mid September in the Central Valley could be hot but on that weekend it was the high 80’s and sunny. Quite lovely for a little outside time. Excellent timing, CRCC.
  • food trucks!

Overall, we had a good time and would attend again. Check out the album of pics here!

A Review of Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS! (SPOILERS)

8 Sep

Stewart here…

 

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ARROW Season 1 rewatch, Ep. 6, “Legacies” / Ep. 7, “Muse of Fire”

28 Jun

Welcome back to the rewatch, Arrowheads!  Ollie is busy on his big mission to deal with the big criminals in Starling City, little aware that his list of baddies is connected to a big conspiracy that involves his mother.  Oh, and that her new hubby Walter has pieced together something about that, he’s taking off indefinitely.  So let’s just jump into things… Continue reading

ARROW Season 1 rewatch, Ep. 4, “An Innocent Man” / Ep. 5, “Damaged”

15 Jun

Welcome back to the rewatch, Arrowheads!  When we last left Oliver Queen, he was stopping another bad guy in assassin Deadshot, and in the middle of this, Diggle got injured.  So Ollie took him back to heal him at his lair, and was there waiting for him as he woke up to see his client is not quite the damaged rich boy he thought he was.  So now what is he going to do? Continue reading

ARROW Season 1 rewatch, Ep. 2, “Honor Thy Father” / Ep. 3, “Lone Gunmen”

9 Jun

Welcome back to the rewatch, Arrowheads!  We started off with introducing Oliver Queen back to the world after being missing & presumed dead for five years.  But he came back with a mission: to bring justice on the criminals who have corrupted his hometown of Starling City.  And now, he’s got a lot of work to do, and we got some recapping to do too… Continue reading

A Not-A-Review Review of Wonder Woman

6 Jun

This is not a review. I have to start out with that because I am not a film critic, at least no more than the next Average Joe, nor am I qualified to review a film by talking about the elements that were done to create it. What this is is a collection of the thoughts I had while watching Wonder Woman and afterwards. The simplest way to describe my reaction is this- I loved it. Stop now if you haven’t seen the film as I cannot be held responsible for any spoilers found herein.

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ARROW Season 1 rewatch, Ep. 1: “Pilot”

1 Jun

Welcome, Arrowheads!  As many longtime NerdLush readers are aware, I started recapping Arrow here around season two, but for a while now, have wanted to go back and recap the first season.  With season five now over (and a significant part of Oliver Queen’s story ended), it seemed like the best time to go back and revisit Arrow season one.   Continue reading

Some thoughts on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2!

9 May


Stewart here…

(Major SPOILERS coming up, but first, some less spoiler-ish thoughts…)

Marking the second movie in a month where Vin Diesel is in it, as well as Kurt Russell, and with the big subject of “family”, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has finally arrived!  The first movie was a surprise to lot of filmgoers and critics who didn’t know from early previews what to make of this bizarre comic book sci-fi action movie, and with its equally shocking success, it seemed inevitable a sequel would be coming our way.  Written and directed again by James Gunn, was this sequel going to live up to the original?  The short answer is: yes.  The longer answer is: well, keep reading… Continue reading

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