Happy Batman Day!

Someone at DC decided that today, September 15th, will be known as Batman Day. So we here at the Credible Nerds want to wish everyone a happy Batman Day! Watch your favorite Batman movie, read your favorite Dark Knight comic book, or wear your favorite Batman t-shirt! Celebrate the Day of the Bat of Gotham in your own way.

Batman isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

It’s no secret that we here at TCN (The Credible Nerds) are more DC than Marvel (but love both), and Batman is one of our favorite superheroes of all time. TCN recently recorded an exclusive podcast review episode of 2008’s The Dark Knight. We are making it available for our readers and listeners for free on Podbean in celebration of Bruce Wayne Day, er…I mean Batman Day!


So check it out and give the episode a listen and let us know what you think!

The Oscar winning movie – The Dark Knight!
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The Greatness of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Anyone who knows that I am a Star Wars fan, should also know that I am a Prequel lover and that Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is my favorite Star Wars movie and one of my all time favorite movies. There are many reasons for this and I was recently reminded of some of them. In an article published on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website in October 2012, the author of the essay, Camila Paglia, enumerates on why Episode III is an artistic masterpiece.

The essay is lengthy and discusses George Lucas’ beginnings and how he came into Star Wars starting from Star Wars in 1977, but the end of the essay delves into Revenge of the Sith. This essay is actually an excerpt from her book, “Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars”, which I have yet to read but plan to do so at some point.

Who is the greatest artist of our time? Normally, we would look to literature and the fine arts to make that judgment. But Pop Art’s happy marriage to commercial mass media marked the end of an era. The supreme artists of the half century following Jackson Pollock were not painters but innovators who had embraced technology—such as the film director Ingmar Bergman and the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. During the decades bridging the 20th and 21st centuries, as the fine arts steadily shrank in visibility and importance, only one cultural figure had the pioneering boldness and world impact that we associate with the early masters of avant-garde modernism: George Lucas, an epic filmmaker who turned dazzling new technology into an expressive personal genre.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-George-Lucas-Is-the/134942

Avengers: Infinity War Out On Digital Today!

The digital copy of Avengers: Infinity War is available for purchase today! Download it via your favorite platform, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Movies Anywhere, etc. and watch it today.

The physical copy will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K will be available on Aug 14th.

Episode 23 – Trailers from San Diego Comic Con 2018

Join the Credible Nerds, Marc and Justin, as we discuss the recently released trailers from San Diego Comic Con 2018. Aquaman, Shazam!, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Glass, and Fantastic Beasts 2! We also talk about the new model of streaming services that movie studios are gravitating towards. How will this affect Netflix and Hulu? Is it a good thing for the Nerd consumer?

Episode 22 – Final Thoughts on Infinity War and The Last Jedi

Marc’s back! We discuss upcoming conventions – Salt Lake FanX and Star Wars Celebration 2019, as well as some upcoming summer movies. We revisit The Last Jedi six months later as well as give our final thoughts on The Avengers Re-Watch series now that Avengers 3 is out. We discuss where are all the superheroes when the Earth is about to be destroyed?

 

 

Nerd News Roundup for June 4th 2018

The Credulous Nerds discuss three nerdy things for June 4th 2018. Star Wars Celebration 2019 tickets go on sale June 5th – are you going? We talk about the new logo for Wonder Woman 2 and the latest news from this film. A new trailer for the latest Transformers film – Bumblebee, drops tomorrow! This latest Transformers film isn’t directed by Michael Bay – so is it going to be any good?

Episode 21 – Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Join The Credulous Nerds as we give a spoiler filled review of Solo: A Star Wars Story with special guest host – Harry. We break down the film and discuss what we like about Solo and how well it fits into the rest of the Star Wars Universe.

Who’s Excited For Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Here’s a great write up of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Variety by Kristopher Tapley. If you’re on the fence about seeing Solo, this article breaks it down and puts the movie into perspective and as to how it fits into the Star Wars Saga.

The article also outlines how Lucasfilm has misfired on hiring the right directors for over half of the Star Wars films (except Episode 7 and 8) since the Disney buyout, and how they made the right choice with Ron Howard for Solo.

“Solo” is the fourth film in Disney’s revamped franchise machine to creatively malfunction: Director Josh Trank exited a still-unmade Boba Fett spinoff in 2015; Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tony Gilroy was brought in to save 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” when director Gareth Edwards’ efforts missed the mark; and “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow — who was originally hired to direct the next “Star Wars” movie, “Episode IX,” in 2019 — was shown the door following clashes over the script.

Making a Star Wars film isn’t easy and is serious business, not only from a financial perspective, but from a producer/actor/filmmaker’s perspective, and a fan’s perspective. It’s not easy to have a successful Star Wars film without scoring big on those three perspectives, something even George Lucas had to work hard to do.

The article also lets the reader know which scene George Lucas had a little bit of input on, so check it out!

While I am looking forward to Solo, I’m a little more excited about seeing it after reading this article from Variety. The Nerds will be seeing this film on Friday! We’ll be giving a reaction video and a review show as usual, so stay tuned! Anyone else have tickets yet?