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Movie Review: Noobz (2013)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Noobz (2013)

For about a year or so, competitive video game players have been awaiting (or dreading) the release of Noobz, a film that comically depicts the gaming tournament scene. While …
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Movie Review: Storage 24 (2012)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Storage 24 (2012)

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There is a rich tradition of creature features, horrors and sci-fi films of all types, with a fervent fan base, who are a constant source of inventive new talent. Many great artists have emerged through the Roger Corman studio or other similar studios such as Troma, who specialise in this kind of film, and where would we be without these places where new ideas & people can be fostered?

Movie Review: Batman (1966)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Batman (1966)

In recent years Batman is known for being among the grittiest, coldest of comic book superheroes. The 1960’s TV show Batman and the tie-in movie were the polar opposite …
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Movie Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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In this Tommy Wirkola steampunk version of the what happened after the Brothers Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel, there is plenty of gore, not a lot of terror and a nice twist on the classic tale. The Brothers Grimm version, this a’int! Gatling guns, grenades, all manner of technological marvels of malevolence….

Movie Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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The children’s tale of Hansel & Gretel stops after they shove the witch in the oven and burn her alive. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters imagines what life could have been like if the tale followed them to adulthood. Starring Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) as Hansel and Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) as Gretel, the film is a rollicking and fast-paced action flick. Read More

Movie Review: Cronos (1993)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Cronos (1993)

Nerdspan movie review by Benjamin Piñeros. Cronos (1993)

Creating a distinctive and consistent vision is the most difficult task for any creator. And that is something Guillermo del Toro has managed to do in his two decade …
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Movie Review: Holy Motors (2012)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Holy Motors (2012)

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Having made films such as: ‘Les Amants du Pont-Neuf’, and ‘Mauvais Sang’, the director of ‘Holy Motors’, Leos Carax, is one who likes to deliver innovative, visually striking work, pushing boundaries where he can, while at the same time retaining and commenting on the central human element. With ‘Holy Motors’ being a ‘pseudo-science fiction’ drama with fantastical elements, and also his first feature film for 13 years, the viewer will not be quite sure what to expect.

Nerdy in the U.K.
5 years ago

Nerdy in the U.K.

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International contributor Steve Harcourt describes how living in the UK is a different kettle of fish when it comes to experiencing the world of books, TV and movies. Contrary to popular belief, there will not be constant references to bowler hats or cricket, although there will no doubt be differences in points of view or perspective.

Movie Review: Les Misérables (2013)

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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. The musical (which stemmed from the novel by Victor Hugo) is about loss, grief and the ability of love to overcome these obstacles.

Movie Review: Upside Down (2012)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Upside Down (2012)

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This is a review of the film Upside Down starring Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, Cloud Atlas) and Kirsten Dunst (Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Melancholia). In general a review …
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Our Man in Malaysia
5 years ago

Our Man in Malaysia

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Irish Expatriate Iain McNally outlines how living in Malaysia affects his perspective on the nerd world and how the vagaries of international distribution will impact his contributions to Nerdspan. If Malaysia sounds familiar, well, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller once tried to assassinate the Prime Minister (Zoolander), a former James Bond and Katherine Zeta Jones tried to rip off the “International Clearance Bank” in the former tallest towers in the world…

Movie Review: Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
5 years ago

Movie Review: Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

During the late 90’s and early 00’s the one genre that seemed to be cranking a megaton of movies was the “Teen” movie. If you were selling a script that involved high school or college students getting into some sort of drama, major studios were more than willing to greenlight it during that era. …

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