This is the episode of Nerd’s Eye View where Thom is invisible/teleports. That’s right, episode 80! It’s game day, and it kicks off with video game news. Then updates from the world of Community Fantasy League. To Title the Truth makes a return followed by CBYHS with the theme of Best Picture Nominees 1990-1999. Guess the Ending ends the show where the guys try to guess the ending of new releases in theatres. Check out nevpodcast.com for the blogs and more!
I know this sounds daft, but the Five-Year Engagement has been high on my list ever since I saw the trailer. Once Jason Segel hit that fire hydrant hidden under a mound of snow, I knew this would be great. There was some of the typical slapstick seen, but I personally believe that Segel is a romantic comedy genius. My opinions of him may not be reflective when I badmouth I Love You Man (It’s a funny movie which established unfortunate bromantic clichés), but as I get ready for his latest release, I realize that I undermine my appreciation of him. He may actually be my favorite current romantic movie lead.
The Muppets invade Nerd’s Eye View studios just when they decide to talk about Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey. Episode 79 then continues with Matt having his weekly Alfred Hitchcock dose, experiencing Melancholia, and finding out why folks call it a Sling Blade. Andrew then visits The Dead Zone and finds that I’m Still Here. Carnage tears Thom a new one so bad he calls it a Bully. Regular box office top ten and new releases on DVD/Blu ray/TV follow along with news. Then birthdays are read off and the gang plays the Untitled Simpsons Birthday game. Check their blogs at nevpodcast.com and send them correspondence at email@example.com.
Matt once wrote about the “movie going experience” in his first Nerd’s Eye View blog. He talked about how it filled him with anxiety. Not anything to do with the movie itself, but the crowd he was surrounded by. I often go to movies with friends, in fact, I almost exclusively go to theatres with friends. But a little over a week ago, I went to a movie alone. Something I hadn’t done in at least four years.
Episode 78 of Nerd’s Eye View brings viewers one step closer to a milestone. To celebrate, the guys narrate a parade. Andrew and Matt go over what little video game news there is before Thom joins in to be disappointed by the lack of Community Fantasy League updates. Then it is game time! This week’s trailers for Trailer Trash are 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (3rd Q of 2012, DVD), Take This Waltz (5/25, VOD; 6/29, limited), and A Fantastic Fear of Everything (June 8, UK). They wrap it up with Guess the Ending. Be sure to check out nevpodcast.com for the blogs and more. Thanks for downloading! <Direct Download>
Episode 77 of Nerd’s Eye View does not take place in The Cabin in the Woods, but they review the movie of the same name. If you would like to not hear any kind of spoilers for that film, skip to 14 minutes into the podcast. That’s when y ou’ll hear Thom talk about his love for Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window as well as his experience with Girls and how his Adventures with Tintin went. Andrew then tells of his visit to 21 Jump Street, The Secret World of Arietty, and the time he met Shakes the Clown. Matt lets Alfred Hitchcock Present a story to him and gets some Pastasploitation with The Cop in Blue Jeans. The top news story is about an official announcement for a long awaited sequel. The box office top ten, new releases on DVD/Blu-ray/television, and the Untitled Simpsons Birthday game are also in the mix. Check out our blogs at nevpodcast.com and send us your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. <Direct Download>
This past weekend, I had the privilege of seeing Drew Goddard’s directorial debut the Cabin in the Woods. Even if you haven’t seen it, I am sure you are aware of the aura that surrounds it. There is a demand for viewers to go in untainted, not knowing anything besides the titular cabin. I wouldn’t even suggest visiting the Imdb for more information. The top billed performer is a spoiler within itself. So, should you go into this without spoilers? Yes. However, I am here to ask you a question in a general sense: do you hate spoilers? Do you find them to be the death knell in enjoying a movie? Well, tough news. This is going to be a defense against the dark art haters. However, as I have suggested, there will be no spoilers for the Cabin in the Woods. Hopefully spoiling that fact won’t turn you off.
“Summer summer summertime. Time to sit back in the theater, eat some popcorn and unwind.” April is halfway over, with only The Raven left, which means the summer movie season is soon to be upon us. This summer movie season thankfully looks better than last year’s dreary disaster. With that in mind, here is a list of five films I am looking forward to when the temperature becomes unbearable:
This week, I talked about watching the documentary Wordplay, which is about the New York Times Crossword Puzzle contest. My full thoughts about the film are in that episode, but watching it had a true effect on me. It forced me to remember when I was obsessed with crosswords and other pencil puzzles.
Game Master General of Thrones Matt Benson (aka Senor French) joins Nerd’s Eye View Episode 76 (aka GAME DAY!). Thom kicks it off with his thoughts on Cosmopolis by Don Delillo. The top video game news story involves fashion(believe it or not). Community Fantasy League news involves a wrap-up to the unHarmonic feud as well as Andrew getting mad at Benson for not updating fast enough. Then Benson leads the Leonard Maltin game with such beloved categories as Happy Wiester and Little on Little. Guess the Ending caps off game day. You can read our blogs at nevpodcast.com and send us email at email@example.com. Check out Benson’s Boombox as well. <Direct Download>
It’s been awhile since I shared with you my thoughts on what shows to watch. Ahead of time, I apologize for even suggesting that Whitney had potential. This is small proof that whatever I end up recommending is subject to be terrible or cancelled before its time (Free Agents). I am by no means an expert, at most an indulger of the half hour sitcom with sprinkles of Breaking Bad for kicks. Keep this in consideration when I tell you that this April, there are a handful of promising female-centric shows premiering. I also assure you that we’ve gotten better since 2 Broke Girls (though I’m not ready to give it up entirely).
Mass Effect’s ending was extremely disappointing! It was a tremendously underwhelming experience! I know I am not alone with this notion. I am going to rally supporters to harass BioWare to change the ending they crafted, thus in return show them they cannot mess with the power of the Internet! I guess that could be a belief in which I could possibly support upon finishing, or start playing rather, the final game in the Shepard saga. Pa-zing! I fooled you! I am the sliest fox in the barn! Wait, do foxes hang in barns? Anywho…
Video games and their meaning have changed for me. And not just in the sense that when I started playing games a dozen squares of green on a grey screen represented a character and now it’s a nearly photorealistic person. Beyond that, I have grown more patient and more demanding of my experience with a game. It really only makes sense that as I mature, my wants from gameplay matures.
This Nerd’s Eye View episode is brought to you by number 74. Matt and Andrew talk new video game releases and what’s new with HBOGo. Andrew then talks about his experience playing Saint’s Row the Third. Thom revisits sometimes favorite director Kevin Smith with his book Tough Shit. The Community Fantasy League update is empty because Benson didn’t have it updated in time for our recording(he has since though). We return to CBYHS with the theme of “2007.” Game day ends with Guess the Ending. You can find all of our blogs and more at nevpodcast.com and send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. <DIRECT DOWNLOAD>
The first week of April is foreshadowing a great month. Not only do we finally see the release of Bobcat Goldthwait’s follow-up to World’s Greatest Dad, the SXSW favorite God Bless America this Friday, but we’ve also seen the release of the new trailer to Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love where Ellen Page says new things to win my heart. We also see our first pictures of show favorite Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained . However, it all had to begin somewhere. What happened on April 1st? The awards season finally came to a close with the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards.
Episode 73 of Nerd’s Eye View invokes the Wrath of the Titans! Then Matt, Andrew and Thom talk about movies such as Down Terrace, Funny Face, Mirror Mirror, Singing in the Rain, and Matchstick Men. Matt and Andrew take a stroll through Winterfell while talking about Game of Thrones. The box office top ten and new releases on Blu-ray, DVD, and television are discussed. The new revolves around new movie announcements and what was the worst movie of last year? The Untitled Simpsons Birthday Game wraps up another fine episode. You can read our blogs and more at nevpodcast.com and correspond with us at email@example.com. <DIRECT DOWNLOAD>
You get The Grey. Holy Sacagawea do I keep the stellar blog titles coming! Nevertheless, we are three months into the silly season and I am stuck on Joe Carnahan’s action-adventure survival flick. None of the new releases that I have seen have enthralled me as much as the one featuring middle-aged, canine crushing badass Liam Neeson. The film is not perfect by any stretch. Yet, it understands exactly what it is and harnesses its strengths while subduing its weak points.
Chang earned 5 points for appearing in the episode, 5 for speaking the last line before the opening credits, 5 for appearing first on screen after a commercial, 10 for appearing last on screen, and 15 for speaking the last line, 20 for a callback (anus logo), and 25 for using “Chang” as a pun….
Dean Pelton earned 5 points for appearing in the episode, 5 for speaking the last line before the opening credits, 10 for appearing first on screen in the episode, 40 for saying “Greendale” four times, 10 for a pop culture reference (Guiness), and 15 for speaking the first line. He scored a…