My goal this year was to watch 500 movies. Although I am still five/four away from this goal, I know for a fact I will not get to some movies. Some of these movies were simply forgotten, others I kept putting off for a special occasion, and some just didn’t fit the schedule. I will list five I missed in theatres and five I missed on DVD, as for my reasons to want to see them and perhaps why I missed them.
Landmark episode 50 begins with a review of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. After some video game talk, the games begin! The theme for CBYHS is Holiday movies. The Trailer Treasures for the year are Hanna, Drive, and Footloose. We end appropriately with Guess the Ending. Don’t forget, we’ll be back on January 10th with a new episode. Send your thoughts to email@example.com and your #CBYHS themes to @nevpodcast. Merry Christmas and happy holidays! (DIRECT DOWNLOAD HERE)
In a galaxy far far away… Civil war raged over the empire. Society is divided. Divided over handsets. And the winner for worst opening to a blog post goes to… me! Sorry, I just could not think of anything Star Wars related, for a piece on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, that is as charming as this.
One episode before a milestone, the Nerd’s Eye View crew presents Episode 49. Matt marvels at Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, pursues Kevin Smith with Chasing Amy and gets lost in Labyrinth. Thom enjoys The Beaver and being a Young Adult. Andrew plays WarGames, considers For Your Consideration, counts 8 1/2, and tells The Pixar Story. Also included is the box office top ten and new releases on DVD, Blu-ray, and television with commentary. News you can use focuses on Golden Globe nominations. Thom goes loco for one birthday recipient with his musical rendition of… well, you have to listen to find out. Follow us on Twitter, send us email and like us on Facebook please! (DIRECT DOWNLOAD HERE)
While I am not a hype master on level with James Cameron’s 12 year build-up to Avatar, I am proud to say welcome to those that have followed my Listmania series all the way to the end. I have sprinkled very obvious clues as to what “The Big One” is, though I am sure there will be a few surprises that will make your devotion to this month long journey worthwhile.
Coming next week, movie viewers will be treated to a rendition of the popular novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson! This will be the first time an adaptation of the Swedish thriller will appear on American screens. Oh, that’s not right. Two years ago, Noomi Rapace captured audiences with her startling take on the now iconic character of Lisbeth Salander. So why try to strike lightning twice?
Nerd’s Eye View Episode 48 begins with a review of My Week With Marilyn. Then Matt and Andrew dissect what little video game news there is, mainly The Last of Us full trailer and Shigeru Miyamoto. In the games section, the CBYHS theme is “Occupation in the title.” Don’t forget you can send CBYHS themes on Twitter(@nevpodcast) with #CBYHS. The three trailers for Trailer Trash are Joyful Noise (1/13/12), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (9/Months/2012), and The Three Stooges (4/13/12). For the finale, we each Guess the Ending for a new film coming out this weekend. Check out our blogs at nevpodcast.com and send us mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With everything about 2011 coming to a close, I have taken it upon myself to do some mental cleaning on what has stood out as important pop culture from the past 12 months. I’ve covered television, scores, overall disappointments, and yet I still have more to cover. You may ask yourself where I’m planning on going from here. How do you top an entry on the best of TV? Surely nothing was more phenomenal than Louie.
Awards season is nearly upon us. The end of the year usually brings award’s darlings, think back to last year’s December releases. The King’s Speech (Dec 24), Black Swan (Dec 17), and The Fighter (Dec 17). Sometimes a few summer blockbuster types sneak in, like Inception and Toy Story 3. But the trend is rigidly set. Of course, I’m only talking about The Oscars. I’d like to turn the spotlight on a smaller, but equally important award show, The Independent Spirit Awards.
In this thrilling installment of Nerd’s Eye View: does Andrew have a Mission: Impossible (3) to find Love and Other Drugs on a Yellow Submarine? Will Matt face off against Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, Cinderella Man, or Angels with Dirty Faces? Is Thom a Beginner or Bad Teacher at Bellflower while trying to Contact Puss in Boots? All these questions will be answered along with news! box office top ten! and new releases! Stay tuned to the end to hear Thom’s Birthday Song Dedication.
Jeff earned 5 points for appearing in the episode, 5 for a Human Being sighting, 5 for a high five, 40 for four pop culture references (Glee, ’70s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Doctor Who, and the Star Wars Holiday Special), 80 for four callbacks (wall of callbacks, killing Pierce’s dad,…
Nerd’s Eye View Episode 46 begins with a review of The Descendants. Then Matt and Andrew dissect what little video game news there is, mostly Minecraft and game teasers. In the games section, the CBYHS theme is “Family in the title.” Don’t forget you can send CBYHS themes on Twitter(@nevpodcast) with #CBYHS. The three trailers for Trailer Trash are W.E. (2/3/12), Wrong (Sundance 2012), and Gone (2/23/12). For the finale, we each Guess the Ending for a new film coming out this weekend. Check out our blogs at nevpodcast.com and send us mail at email@example.com.
Around December, I like to look back at the past few months and figure out what stood out. What will be in my consciousness a year from now? As an avid fan of lists, I like to compile my thoughts and see how well they hold up as I get older and the world changes. Will my thoughts on Thor change if the Avengers proves to actually be good? Will Bridesmaids really stand the test of time?
On today’s show, Thom explains why he is Breaking Bad for Crazy Stupid Love. Andrew watchesThe Muppets with The Boys From Brazil, Sabrina, Heathers and The Incredible Hulk. Matt witnesses the Downfall of The Damned United. Also included is the Box Office Top 10 and new releases in DVD, Blu-Ray and TV. A big news segment is highlighted by Oscar discussion. Lastly, we wish some people Happy Birthday and Thom sings them a personalized song. Please check out our blogs at nevpodcast.com and send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also onTwitter, @nevpodcast. As always, thanks for listening and downloading.
For the next few weeks, I will be posting entries from my new blog as I get ready to actually CLOSE this forever. I will be linking to my new blog page and calling out all those bands you like that are actually a bunch of dicks (go team!).
Jeff earned 5 points for appearing in the episode, 10 for appearing first on screen in the episode, 10 for a pop culture reference (Das Boot), and 60 for three call backs (anus logo, Vaughn’s tiny nipples, and going to the same Mexican restaurant the Dean took him to). He lost 15 points for…
Recently, Nerd’s Eye View became active on Twitter. We decided taht maybe there were some fans to be found there who couldn’t be found on Facebook or Tumblr. But Twitter is a whole different planet with a wholly unique culture.
Tomorrow is the start of December, which is the time of the year when we look back at the past 11 months and figure out what significant events shaped our lives. Whether it be the PG-13 rerelease of the King’s Speech or this awesome video (thanks, Benson), it’s hard to not go a year without some pop culture entering your brain and possibly rotting there. For me, it’s become a time when I look back at my year and try to determine what was significant to me. After all, I watched all 144 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and discovered Nicolas Winding Refn. I found out how much the Lady in the Radiator from Eraserhead scares me
Welcome to the gameday edition of this weeks Nerd’s Eye View! We kick it off in the third dimension, as we review Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Also included is video game news on Game Stop, Trine 2 and more Skyrim. Community Fantasy League was dormit this week. The CBYHS theme is “Comedies.” The three trailers reviewed are The Secret World of Arrietty (2/17/12), The Iron Lady (12/30), and Rampart (1/27/12). It all wraps up with Guess the Ending. Send us your thoughts at email@example.com and check out our archives at nevpodcast.com. Also follow us on Twitter. Thanks for listening and downloading!