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Video+Story: Captain Marvel review, audience reaction at Alamo Drafthouse

Fans of Marvel Comics MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) have been waiting for this Captain Marvel movie ever since the end credits of Avengers: Infinity War. When Nick Fury pulled out that paging device that displayed Captain Marvel’s symbol the internet went crazy with fan theories.

Fan theories and speculation are what helps ease the anticipation until the next movie, so that is not a bad thing.

There was a lot of hype building up to Captain Marvel. The MCU had been taking heat for it’s lack of screen time for it’s female characters. DC proved there is enough demand for a strong female lead character when Wonder Woman did so well at the box office. Some backlash about Brie Larson’s comments caused a huge online down-vote campaign against the movie. The audience rating on Rotten Tomato and the User rating on IMDB were both very low before the movie had even aired at one theater.

Thankfully the movie going audience actually showed up to watch the highly anticipated film. Captain Marvel pulled in $20.7M on Thursday preview night, $62M Friday and is on pace for a $160M opening weekend. That is good enough to put it third for the month of March after Beauty and the Beast ($174.7M) and Batman v. Superman ($166M).

Patrick and I really enjoyed Captain Marvel. There are lots of little references and cameos sprinkled throughout the movie. The most heartfelt is what is likely the last time Stan Lee will make his famous cameo. There is also a very touching homage to Stan Lee at the beginning of the movie. It is a nice gesture to thank the man who was without question the ambassador for comic books, regardless of the publisher.

You don’t need to take our word for how good the movie is. We asked members of the audience their thoughts on Captain Marvel. Everyone we talked to both on and off camera gave praise to the newest entry into the MCU.

We are predicting a surge in Captain Marvel costumes at comic cons and especially during Halloween this year! If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet, we highly recommend it. If you have watched it, let us know what your favorite part of the movie is in the comments.

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Video: TNTM – Our Favorite New TV Shows

There are a ton of great TV series out now on broadcast TV, cable, and streaming services. The only problem is there isn’t enough time to watch them all.

Netflix and Disney are leading the way with their original shows on their streaming services. Disney is pushing out some Star Wars and DC Comics titles that are really looking good.

Netflix is still leading the way with their Marvel Comics related shows, even with the cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

What TV shows are you watching that we didn’t mention. Let us know in the comments so we can add them to our DVR.

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Video: TNTM This Week in NerdNews November 18, 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.

This week I discuss

William Goldman, writer of Princess Bride, passed away at age 87

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee passed away at age 95

Pee Wee’s Playhouse marathon on IFC for Thanksgiving

Sweet Tooth optioned by Hulu for series

Ella Jay Basco cast as Cassandra Cain in Birds of Prey

Live action Dumbo movie in production

The Leprechaun Returns to be on demand in December

YouTube offering free movies

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park music will be developed by John Williams

Hellboy Day coming in March to celebrate 25 years of Hellboy

Detective Comics will hit #1000 in March

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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+Story: Chris Evans Retiring as Captain America

It looks like Chris Evans is hanging up the shield for good and will be leaving his role as Captain America after Avengers 4. He has portrayed this iconic Marvel Comics character for 10 films.

Ever since the first Captain America film in 2011, Chris Evans has been synonymous with the character. He will leave big shoes to fill.

The speculation on him leaving the role stems from a tweet he made.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful. ”

It looks like he is ready to move on to other roles. His portrayal of Cap was spot-on. He not only had the appearance, but the mannerisms and demeanor. His tweet was heartfelt and appreciative.

We hope Chris Evans has a long and successful career. He will always be Steve Rogers in our eyes.

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Daily Nerd Brief October 6 2018

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Saturday!

MOVIES

Marvel commissions script for Dark Avengers

TV

Batman Animated Series boxed set comes out October 30

COMICS

Darth Vader ending at issue #25
IDW celebrated 20 years in 2019
Star Trek will have TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Original Series crossover
Wolverine The Long Night podcast being made into a comic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man comic coming out in 2019
Invaders will show Captain America and Namor as allies/enemies

COLLECTIBLES

Hasbro developing action figures for Black Order, Beta Ray Bill, Night Thrasher, and more

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Video+Story: Venom Movie Review

Venom is one of the more iconic and loved Spiderman villains. When it was announced Venom would be getting his own movie, fanboys world-wide rejoiced.

Then it was announced Spiderman would not be mentioned at all in the movie. Also, no symbol would appear on his chest. At this point I started to get worried. How can you have a Venom movie with absolutely no connection to Spiderman.

I still held out hope the movie would be well written and faithful to the character. Shortly into the movie, my hopes were dashed.

The origin of how and why Venom (and the other symbiotes) came to Earth was completely changed. I can get past that. They also based it in San Francisco. OK, Eddie Brock did spend some time in San Fran. I was getting tired of New York based super hero movies anyway. They also changed Venom’s personality and demeanor.

That is where I lost connection.

Venom is not a humorous character. It felt like Sony tried to steal a page out of Marvel’s book. They wanted to mix action and humor to get a blockbuster movie. I have no issues with that, but I feel Venom was not the character to drive the humor. It felt to me like the only thing related to Venom in the movie, was the title.

Talking to other audience members, I found I was in the minority on those views. I think if you watch Venom with no prior knowledge of the character, you will probably like the movie. If you go into the movie expecting to see a version of Venom similar to the comic books…. you might be disappointed.

I am usually able to suppress the fanboy in me and watch the movie objectively. I was not able to do that with Venom as they departed so drastically from the Venom I know from the comics. The movie is still on pace to break box office records for an October release. That along with the fact that the audience members we got reviews from all seemed to enjoy the movie, tells me Sony will likely go forward with their other Spiderman related movies.

I am crossing my fingers that Morbius doesn’t stray too far from the source material.

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Video: Daily Nerd Brief October 5 2018

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COLLECTIBLES

X-23 statue by Sideshow Collectibles
Dark Nights Metal Merciless statue by DC Collectibles
Primal Age action figures from DC Comics & Funko
Batman cowls from Rebirth and Arkham Asylum

COMICS

Outcast by Kirkman to end at issue #48
Marvel promises a Skrull comic title in 2019
Spawn about to hit issue #300, will break record at #301

MOVIES

Capcom developing Mega Man live action movie

TV

Suit Up! and DC Comics teaming up on cosplay series

GAMES

Marvel adds new character to Contest of Champions, Aegon

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Video: Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe

Netflix has done a bang-up job bringing the Marvel characters to prominence on their streaming service. They took some of the lower tier characters and made them household names.

It all started with Daredevil. Daredevil on Netflix was absolutely amazing. That series opened the door for all the follow-ons. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Punisher, and the big team up of Defenders.

Even the lowest rated of the Netflix Marvel series are better than a lot of the movies. Still haven’t watched all of Iron Fist season 2 yet, but it is on the list. I actually enjoyed Iron Fist season 1 so this season should be a marked improvement.

What do you think about the Netflix Marvel series? Let us know in the comments below.

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Daily Nerd Brief October 2 2018

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MOVIES

Indiana Jones 5 in development
Stephen Spielberg remaking West Side Story

TV

Image Comics Ice Cream Man being developed as TV series
Black Mirror season 5 will have an interactive episode
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time being developed as series for Amazon

COMICS

Marvel publishing Hellstorm By Warren Ellis Omnibus
Nikolai Volkoff comic book published by Square Circle
R.L. Stine developing Just Beyond comics for Boom!

COLLECTIBLES

Funko making items from Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Overwatch, and Fallout
Horror icon figures coming from Mezco and Funko

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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

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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 30 2018

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GAMES

Nintendo will be traveling to big cities to promote Pokemon: Let’s Go

COMICS

Marvel opposes trademark from China
Harley Quinn #51 brings back Captain Triumph
Star Wars #54 sees Han Solo flying an X-wing
Did you know Wonder Woman has a sister
Sentry, Void, and Bob Reynolds merge into one entity

MOVIES

Sony developing Morbius movie

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Daily Nerd Brief September 29 2018

All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Saturday!

MOVIES

Sesame Street movie in development
Friday the 13th rights won by screenwriter

TV

Netflix developing October Faction adaption
Netflix debuts new Marvel shows interface

COMICS

Batman/The Maxx crossover out on October 3rd

COLLECTIBLES

Funko will debut Fortnite POPs in November
Limited edition Venom print by Sideshow Collectibles
Doom Cyberdemon set of 3 statues by Gamer Heads

GAMES

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey exclusive content from Totino’s Pizza Rolls

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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 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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