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Video+Story: TNTM’s Aquaman Movie Review and Audience Reactions

Let’s be honest, DC superhero movies have not been doing well at the box office lately. Batman vs Superman and Justice League both under-performed in ticket sales (although I believe both are good movies).

There has been rumors that DC would be scaling back their movie production due to these shortcomings in sales. It seemed like the pivotal decision point was going to be the success or failure of Aquaman.

This put a lot of pressure on Aquaman to save the DCEU movies. By all accounts of Aquaman’s opening overseas, it was gonna be a hit for DC. Thanks to Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso, we were able to watch the early screening of Aquaman with a theater full of eager superhero fans (albeit some confessed to really just wanting to see Jason Momoa shirtless).

The cast was full of recognizable actors such as Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Graham McTavish, and Dolph Lundgren as well as the headliner, Jason Momoa. The graphics were exceptionally well done. The underwater scenes, and there were a lot of them, didn’t detract from the story. The plot wasn’t anything groundbreaking, but it served the purpose of telling Aquaman’s story.

If you are a comic book purist you will notice there are some changes sprinkled into the story. The biggest change for me, and I have said this since Justice League, is the characterization of Aquaman. The way Arthur Curry is portayed in the comics is quite a bit different from the movie version. I’m not just talking about the visual presentation, but his overall demeanor.

I have been a critic of Jason Momoa’s acting before, but I think it is his general likability that allowed him to pull this role off. I am a long time comic book reader and am very used to characters being changed over time. I am okay with this portrayal of Aquaman. The other changes to characters were really very minor and nitpicky. I won’t mention them here, but you can check the character bios on the DC wiki and see what those changes are.

Patrick and I both place Aquaman right behind Wonder Woman in our list of best DC Comics movies. I give it a very high 9.5, but Patrick gives it a 7 mostly due to lengthy battle scenes. The audience members we talked to both on and off camera overwhelmingly liked the movie. Aquaman is a safe bet for you to spend your ticket money on.

***Spoilers may follow ***

Maybe it was just me, but I noticed 3 scenes that reminded me of other movies. First was when Aquaman and Mera escaped the trench monsters and got to the Hidden Sea. That whole scene really was nostalgic of your first view of Jurassic Park back in the day. The Second was when Atlanna removed the trench monster armor. That made me think about the scene in How to Train Your Dragon 2 when Hiccup saw the Dragon Rider remove her outfit and it was his mom. The last and most obvious to me was the monster, Karathen. That monster looks like it came straight outta central casting for Pacific Rim.

*** End of possible spoilers ***

What part of Aquaman was your favorite? Do you think the DCEU movie franchise has been saved by Aquaman? Let us know in the comments.

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Video: TNTM Presents This Week in NerdNews November 4 2018

This week in Nerd is a look back at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.  This Week in Nerd is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Video+Story: TNTM – Titans on DC Universe Streaming Service

The DC Universe streaming service launched it’s Titans weekly show. Titans follows Robin (Dick Grayson), Raven (Rachel Roth), Starfire, Beast Boy. They bond together to form the new young superhero team, The Titans.

So far the few episodes we’ve watched are good. It is a darker/grittier world in the series. The characters are still looking to find themselves and forge their superhero identities.

It has been promised we will see Starfire’s classic outfit before season’s end.

Have you watched Titans yet? Let us know how you like it in the comments below.

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Video: This Week in NerdNews – October 14, 2018

This Week in NerdNews  is a look at the Pop Culture events and Nerdy News from the previous week.

TWNN is hosted by Troy Stegner of Zia Comics/Talk Nerdy to Me.

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief for October 8 2018

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Original artwork for Savage Dragon #88 stolen at NYCC
New RWBY manga and novels coming in 2019
Titans fighting Source Wall energy
A Guardian of the Galaxy joins the Avengers
Azzarello & Capullo team up for Swamp Thing Halloween one shot
Power Rangers reveal part of Solar Rangers face
Spawn is set to be a trilogy of films
DC Comics launches Wonder Comics aimed at teens
Cloak & Dagger get new series starting in January
Hulk goes to Hell in Immortal Hulk #11
Man Without Fear launches in 2019
War of the Realms coming to Marvel in 2019
Black Widow getting her own title again
You can read comics on your Nintendo Switch

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 4 2018

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COMICS

Boom Studios publishing Klaus and the Crying Snowman
Archie Comics will publish 2 new horror comics
DC Comics Freedom Fighters will have Hitler
Death of Inhumans reveals they may not be dead after all
Apocalypse losing his powers in X-men Black series
Nightwing has a personality change after being shot in head

TV

New Star Wars series will be called The Mandalorian
Netflix adapting C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books
Kaley Cuoco is new voice of Harley Quinn
Krypton season 2 will have Lobo

MOVIES

Rosie Perez cast as Rene Montoya in Birds of Prey
Disney is developing live action Lilo and Stitch

COLLECTIBLES

New Lego set is Darth Vader’s Castle

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 1 2018

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MOVIES

Jake Gyllenhaal is Mysterio in Spider-man Far From Home

COMICS

Jean Grey joins X-Force
Wonder Woman gives Lasso of Submission to Artemis
Upside Down Man finds magic inside Wonder Woman
Judge Dredd co-creator, Carlos Ezquerra, passed away at age 70

COLLECTIBLES

Aquaman action figures on pre-order for November availability
Goku and Freeza Adidas shoes sell out

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 28 2018

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COMICS

DC will NOT reprint Batman: Damned #1
Batman: Curse of the White Knight will have Azrael
Batman Who Laughs #1 will be out in November
DC Comics brings the Question back in Action Comics #1005
Marvel to publish Sleepwalker mini-series
Dark Horse to publish Avatar: Tsu’Tey’s Path

COLLECTIBLES

Marvel Spider-man Legendary scale statue by Sideshow Collectibles
Street Fighter Evil Ryu statue by Pop Culture Shock
Street Fighter Ryu statue by Pop Culture Shock
Punisher on Throne fine art print

MOVIES

Elton John biopic, Rocketman, will star Taron Egerton
My Hero Academia will play in select theaters

GAMES

Magic the Gathering Open Beta live online

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 26 2018

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COLLECTIBLES

Scissorwalker statue by Gecco Co.
Batman Maquette by Tweeterhead
Robin Maquette by Tweeterhead
Neon Tech Iron Man suit at NYCC

GAMES

Hitman 2 due out in November

COMICS

Heroes in Crisis has many deaths
Power Rangers #31 starts Beyond the Grid story-line
Dark Horse to publish Minecraft comics
John Carpenter’s Tales of Halloween NYCC exclusive
Aftershock will have NYCC Mystery boxes
DC Comics will have lots of talent in their booth at NYCC

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 24 20183

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COLLECTIBLES

Spider-man Legendary scale statue from Sideshow Collectibles
Justice League fine art print

MOVIES

The House with a Clock in its Walls takes first place at the box office
Aliens and Superman III actor, Al Matthews, passes away at age 75

COMICS

Avengers have a new base of operations
Liefeld working on big X-men cross-over story for Marvel
Star Wars Reads Day is October 24th

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VIDEO: Daily Nerd Brief September 14 2018

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MOVIES

Shane Black’s “The Predator” sets up for a sequel
BetOnline taking bets on next Superman actor

TV

Lebron James to produce female lead “Lean on Me” series

COMICS

Marvel cancels Vision mini-series
X-Force #1 reunites the original team
DC launching Martian Manhunter title

COLLECTIBLES

Batman vs Superman statue by Sideshow Collectibles

Aquaman trident life size prop replica by Ikon Collectibles

Funko releasing new Christmas themed sets

GAMES

Marvel’s Contest of Champions introduces Omega Red
Jump Force adding Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pokemon Go Kanto event introduces more shiny Pokemon

OTHER

Mel B promises Spice Girl reunion tour

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 13 2018

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MOVIES

Uglydolls movie cast Wanda Sykes and Gabriel Iglesias
Henry Cavill may be out as Superman
Avengers 4 artwork released

TV

Ballad of Buster Scruggs coming out on Netflix November 16
DCU streaming service opened a few days early
Scooby Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost on Bluray/DVD

COMICS

Fantastic Four has been reunited
Winter Soldier getting own title in December
Top Cow relaunching The Darkness

COLLECTIBLES

Hasbro released Marvel Rising action figures
Lego released Betrayal at Cloud City Master Builder set

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief September 11 2018

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MOVIES

Blumhouse wants to revive Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jordan Peele wants to remake Candyman

TV

FX’s Mayans M.C. has highest record ratings
Bob Newhart to reprise Professor Proton role on Big Bang Theory
Care Bears: Unlock the Magic to air on Boomerang

COMICS

DC Comics in lawsuit with Rockstar Vitamins over use of Supergirl
Donald Trump will appear in Spawn #289
New character will appear in X-men Black: Mojo
Justice League investigating the Totality
Death of Inhumans has Beta Ray Bill join the cause

COLLECTIBLES

Black Series Enfys Nest figure on swoop bike revealed

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TNTM: The Wedding of Batman and Catwoman

You are officially invited to the DC Comics wedding of the century, uniting Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Catwoman (Selina Kyle).

Normally weddings are expected to be joyful occasions representing happy couples, but we can all agree that Batman and Catwoman are not your everyday couple.

In Issue #50 of Batman’s ongoing series, we will witness the grand wedding bringing two heroes together; that is…if any unwanted guests do not interrupt it! You can catch up on all the preparations by reading Batman #48 – #49, where Batman chooses his best man and all the one-shot stories with the Bat family in Batman: Prelude to the Wedding.

So make sure to visit your local comic book store on July 4th to bear witness to the grand wedding.

-Susy Granados

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Video+Story – TNTM: DC Comics Legion of Doom Returns

If you watched Challenge of the Superfriends cartoon growing up, you know their biggest enemy was the Legion of Doom. The Legion of Doom was the villains answer to the group of Superheroes at the Hall of Justice.

The Legion even had a cool headquarters (Hall of Doom) that was shaped like Dart Vader’s helmet. I spent many Saturday mornings in front of the TV watching the Superfriends thwart the Legions attempts at villianry.

The good folks at DC Comics are gonna give us the Legion of Doom once again. Even better, they are putting Scott Snyder in charge of writing the story and Jim Cheung will be giving us the artwork. The first arc of the Justice League relaunch for DC Rebirth will feature the Legion of Doom as the main antagonists.

The Legion will consist of Lex Luthor, the Joker, Sinestro, Cheetah, Black Manta, and Gorilla Grodd. That line-up should give you chills.

Scott Snyder has said the Joker will play a very important role in the story and not be just comedic relief. Looking back at Snyder’s previous work on Batman and the Dark Nights Metal series, I am giddy with anticipation. I can’t wait to see Justice League back in prominence again. The writing of Snyder along with this new Legion of Doom promises some very epic stories.

Who is your favorite villain team in the comics? Do you think Snyder will return Justice League to the top of the sales charts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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