(Ed. Note: Alex Valderana is the showrunner/executive producer/head writer of the web series Nightwing: Escalation. He is also a contributing photographer to Nerd Caliber under his Alex Valderana Photography name. As a filmmaker, we asked him to review Mad Max: Fury Road.) I grew up not being a big fan of the Mad Max saga. […]
There are lots of movies targeted at us nerds being released this year, from the highly hyped movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to small movies like Chappie. Are you most excited about a sequel like Insurgent, or a remake with a twist, like Pan? Not included in the […]
I have a plan. It’s not a full plan to talk about the sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy, but it’s a plan. Like, a 12 percent plan. Anyhee, I was lucky enough to attend a 17-minute preview of Guardians Monday night and I am SO GLAD I saw it! Non-spoiler impression: The one scene they […]
If you’re wondering just how Disney is going to jam EVERY STAR WARS CHARACTER EVER into episode seven, then you should get out of your seat (after reading this) and check out the massive ensemble blockbuster-to-be X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Brian Singer jams nearly all of the mutants from the past films, including […]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has succeeded in doing what Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios have been aiming for since they started with the creation of what has come to be called the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the creation on film of a real comic book experience. That is it’s most amazing attribute — not […]
There are two kinds of people on Valentine’s Day: People who are going on a date and people going see The Lego Movie. It turns out the latter group might be luckier. So many great moments elevate this above the standard all-ages film. The people behind the film avoided the temptation to cast unknowns and […]
It is everywhere else on the Internet right now, so why not here at Nerd Caliber. Watch the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and let us know what you find most surprising, most intriguing and/or most disturbing. For me, most surprising is the fact that Dane DeHaan from the 2012 movie Chronicle looks […]
It is all over the Internet, but here is the final official trailer from the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Until the movie hits theatres on Nov. 22, this will have to do — along with roughly a billion Tumblr posts that will fill up your wall between now and then.
“The Wolverine” claws its way back into theaters after the disastrous solo outing “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” that left many X-Men fans wondering whether Logan/Wolverine could work as a standalone film. (Don’t worry. You’ll get a head’s up before the spoilers start.) The premise, largely adapted from the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Copper Age comic miniseries, is […]
Theatre kids rejoice, Hollywood finally produced the musical version of Les Miserables starring Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and of course Hugh Jackman. How did the movie stand up against such a reknowned musical, one that ended it’s Broadway career twice, with a 2014 revival in the works? Was the movie fueled with “the blood of angry men,” […]
It was once said that in space no one could hear you scream. Luckily for fans of the Mass Effect series everyone from the Terminus System to the Reapers which dwell beyond the Omega-4 Relay heard the outcry of gamers at the ending of Mass Effect trilogy and EA released DLC to correct the issue. […]
Heroes need great villains to define them. Consider Batman without the Joker, Spider-Man sans Green Goblin. Mario wouldn’t be as super without King Koopa, nor Luke Skywalker as cool without Darth Vader. And Fix-It Felix, Jr. (Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock”) has nothing to fix without his counterpart Wreck-It Ralph’s (John C. Reilly of “Step […]
“This past June, my friend Summera and I created a project for the “No Budget Film Festival”. The film is an educational horror/comedy entitled “ONLY THE SMART SURVIVE”, and it premiered at the end of August at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. We’d love to take it to more festivals! If can spare little […]
Top Selling Japanese Rock Band Has Released More Than 45 Singles And Shines In A Powerful 3 Hour Live Concert Film Set To Premiere In New York City On October 12th; Advance Tickets Available Now! Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2012 – Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to […]
Amidst the craziness of E3, there was the premiere of ‘noobz’. This was the first time a film has premiered at the video game convention. It was screened at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, a short walk from the LA Convention Center where E3 was being held. The red carpet and theater lobby were […]
For months, there has been a lot of speculation among comic book readers whether the Avengers movie would be satisfying. Even popular Marvel Comics writer Ed Brubaker received flack about it weeks before its release. Our own Nerd Caliber writers debated whether the movie would be entertaining, such as Dave Palmacci’s Why The Avengers […]
I get called a pessimist and not a true fan when I bust on the Red Sox for being only about three things; Dunkin Donuts, pink hats, and singing Sweet Caroline. People not from this area or who aren’t into baseball won’t understand what I’m talking about, but it’s ok: this isn’t about baseball but […]
VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the hit manga and anime property BLEACH. The announcement comes after another successful year for BLEACH in print, digital publishing, cable television, streaming video, consumer products and […]
Sherlock Holmes On Screen, 3rd Edition, written by Alan Barnes, whose work includes books on Tarantino, Bond, and Hammer Horror, as well as the animated Doctor Who adventure, The Infinite Quest; with a foreword by Steven Moffat, co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock. Sherlock Holmes On Screen is an comprehensive overview of film and television representations […]
Having known the general premise of the Assassin’s Creed games through scant actual gameplay, combined with director Yves Simoneau’s simple storyline, the film Assassin’s Creed: Lineage kept me subtly standing by as if I could unexpectedly be blinked out of a game cinematic and instantly dropped onto the streets of Italy. Not as the game’s […]
At the New York Comic Con 2011, we had a few words with director Joe Cornish concerning his movie, Attack The Block. Attack The Block is a British sci-fi action movie about aliens attacking the poor neighborhoods and its citizens retaliating. Joe Cornish wrote and directed this movie. The DVD and Blu Ray comes out […]
The trailer for the Green Lantern movie made its debut last night, and it’s still up on CBR for now. Judging from the poll results they have on their site, fans aren’t sounding very optimistic. I’ll reserve judgment until I see it on the big screen, but the CGI costume–particularly the mask–does look a little […]
Improv Everywhere did a reenactment of the beginning scenes of Star Wars Episode IV at a New York CIty subway station. To find a detailed account of what happened (with pictures) you can find it at Improv Everywhere’s site.
The official trailer to Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is here! November 19 come quick! What do you think?
This is the new Green Hornet movie starring Seth Rogen and Rain that will come out January 2011. It looks like they are going to make this into an action comedy, and that shouldn’t be a surprise with Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet. What do you think? Will it stink like Jonah Hex?