Kung Fury!!

Kung Fury bannerIt’s rare to have my mind blown this early in the day, but as I sat down to surf the webz while enjoying a nice healthy bowl of goat’s milk yogurt with pomegranate, blueberries, and granola, I saw this.

Suddenly, I was compelled to stand up, throw my health bowl out the window and eat an entire puma. RAW!!!

Why? Because I saw a trailer for a film that was filled with so much Continue reading

25th Anniversary: Buck Gordon (it’s not what you think it is)

Buck Gordon BannerOkay, I have to share this. I think it gives me some hardcore “geek cred”, you know, proof that I was always a big nerd, or maybe dork/dweeb might fit better here..

Set the way back machine to the summer of 1990. I had just turned 15 and for my birthday, my mother had finally caved in and bought me that VHS camcorder that I had begged her for. I immediately set forth recording EVERYTHING. I’ll be honest, going through these tapes, most of it will Continue reading

Amanda’s Spring TV Line Up 2015

springlineupAs we all know, there are a plethora of TV shows continuing as well as airing for the first time this spring. For those of us who had a full fall schedule of new and old TV shows, this whole mid-season break was both awful and amazing. Awful because waiting just a week to see a cliffhanger was hard enough, but amazing because we were actually able to live our lives and DO THINGS (or at least pretend to).

Fall 2014 has had some of the best television shows that I’ve seen in a while. It was a bit too much on occasion because even if I fell one or two nights behind, my DVR was filled up.

In no particular order, here are the list of Spring shows that I’m looking forward to most:

1. The Flash (Returning January 20 at 8:00 PM on The CW)
flash-wait-so-the-storyline-for-cw-s-the-flash-ended-in-episode-1With the big success of Arrow, DC gave the CW another super hero to grace our televisions with this fall, Barry Allen aka The Flash. Grant Gustin plays Allen perfectly, a hero when he needs to be, and a normal, awkward twenty-something the other times; Gustin really gives this character heart. The costume design is modern and fresh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is perfect. Although Arrow helped The Flash kickoff by introducing Barry in an episode, knowing Continue reading

Rhode Island Comic Con 2014

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This year’s Rhode Island Comic Con was a general success.  The Comic Con attendance greatly exceeded the organizer’s expected turnout compared to all prior years.  In fact, the Rhode Island Convention Center exceeded their expected numbers compared to all other events… ever!  (Nerd pride.)  However, the convention was not without problems.  You can read about the over-capacity debacle here:

http://nerd-base.com/2014/11/02/rhode-island-comic-con-2014-exceeds-capacity-fans-stuck-out-in-the-rain/

But for now, let’s focus on the other experiences, which were generally positive.  The con took place on November 1st – 2nd with a Halloween party the night before (on Halloween).  The party was decently attended.  I enjoyed the drink list which had tasty choices such as the Ecto-1, the Ooze, and the Beetlegeuise.  And of course, it was a great place for the cosplay to begin.

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Exceeds Capacity! Fans Stuck Out in the Rain.

Congratulations to The Rhode Island Comic Con organization for blowing way past their turn-out in 2013, on Saturday alone! However, it seems that the Rhode Island Convention Center wasn’t ready for the big leagues.

On November 1st, 2014, a little prior to 3pm, the RI State Fire Marshall shut down the registration area of the Convention Center due to the Center reaching capacity This meant that no one new was allowed to enter the RI Comic Con.

I was covering the convention for Nerd-Base. On Saturday, I arrived prior to the debacle. However, I never received a convention program. I inquired with RICC staff where I could get pick one up and was directed down to the first floor, where Continue reading

Confucius

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The movie Confucius is obviously based on the historical person of the same name, founder of the philosophical movement of Confucianism.  Personally, I know a little about Confucianism but really less than I’d like to.   Therefore, this movie appeals to someone like me. However, I must admit, beyond a simple Wikipedia search, I don’t really know how much of the movie is autobiographically accurate and how many liberties were taken. Based on my meager prior knowledge and the wiki-gods, the movie seems to draw on true events and stories. I’m sure others will disagree. Having said all that, I really learned a lot.

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My NYCC panel experience

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This year at New York Comic Con I think I spent more time in panels than I ever had before. Part of that is because I was usually standing in line for sometimes up to 3 hours to get into a the panel which caused me to miss out on other interesting panels my line wait conflicted with.  This year the max I waited for anything was about an hour, and I think I got into everything I actually wanted to.

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NYCC ’14 Breaking News! Marvel Releases Netflix “Daredevil” Costume!

Marvel has released the first image of what Daredevil’s costume will look like in the upcoming Netflix series.
Black suit and bloody fists, looks very reminiscent of a combination of the black Daredevil costume from his first live action appearance in the TV movie Trial of the Incredible Hulk and Marvel’s Noir series.
(This will be updated later when they release the actual image.)

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Joe Quesada concept art for Daredevil Netflix series
CREDIT: Marvel Entertainment


*******UPDATE!! THE FIRST OFFICIAL IMAGE HAS BEEN RELEASED!!*******
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Behold! Charlie Cox as Daredevil!