The 2000s By: Eddie Caiazzo Why didn’t the year 2000 have any movies named in this survey? Unfortunately, the Y2K hysteria was scarier than any horror movies released that year. We’ll leap right over the first year in the decade straight into 2001, where some asbestos removal guys get to work on the Danvers State… Continue reading 1990 to Now, A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade: Part III of V
1990 to Now, A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade: Part II of V
I don’t know why, but November was a popular month for horror in 1990. The three films named in this survey released that year resided in the month of November. Tim Curry as “Pennywise the Clown” would scare a generation of youngsters in the TV miniseries based on Stephen King’s 1986 best-selling novel IT. To… Continue reading 1990 to Now, A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade: Part II of V
1990 to Now: A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade, Part 1
There are so many reasons to be a fan of horror movies right now. Hollywood has already to date released nine films on the big-screen that carry the official genre-filtering title when trying to purchase tickets online. John Squires of Bloody Disgusting reported back on February 6 that five out of the top 10 highest-grossing… Continue reading 1990 to Now: A Perspective on Horror Films by the Decade, Part 1
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 224: Christian Historical Romance
Filming is a wrap / Waiting for cole slaw / Trailers of the week with War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Baywatch / The biggest most fantastic Trump Cabinet news / Getting hype for Monday Night Raw / Going straight goober with Billoon45, JXCstudios, and TommyNC2010 / Dan Mainsplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / What the fuck are Hatchimals?!… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 224: Christian Historical Romance
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing 10/28
This is it! The final weekend before Halloween and you need to give some love and attention to the classics. The classic horror flicks had the ability to send chills up your spine without all of the special effects and gore that is used in modern horror movies. No other voice delivers the chills quite… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing 10/28
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/20): ‘Member Berry Edition
This was certainly an interesting endeavor and I thank all of those who participated. Last week I asked around for people’s favorite horror movie between 1990- 2002. The variety of responses was surprising, I thought Scream was going to be the top pick by a landslide, it wasn’t. Funny note, I posted a status on… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/20): ‘Member Berry Edition
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/13)
The week is coming to a close and I did my homework for you again. I took to the wonderful world of Reddit and raised this questions; which flick is the best horror remake of all time? The results are in! This week is all about the remake baby! This remake extravaganza will go as follows:… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/13)
Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/6)
It’s the Halloween season and you’re feeling like watching some horror flicks. Is it that simple? Hell no! There is a variety of spooky, chilling, haunting, terrifying, yucky, and whatever other words we want to use to describe your secret blood lust that isn’t really a secret because you like to talk about how much… Continue reading Weekend Horror Flick Viewing (10/6)
Star Trek: The Borg are Back in Town
Ever since J.J. Abrams put a hard reboot on the Star Trek franchise way back in the year of our Lord, 2009 (tried to calculate the stardate, but it's all meaningless nonsense. Sorry, Trekkers), I was crazy about the new cast and couldn't wait to see where the future would take the reboot crew. Fortunately it took… Continue reading Star Trek: The Borg are Back in Town
The Conjuring Empire
Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real life "oldest ghost hunters in New England", portrayed currently in film by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively, are possibly the most famous paranormal investigators who have ever lived. If this kind of nonsense is your bag, baby, you're probably some kind of occultist weirdo who's still doing Austin Powers… Continue reading The Conjuring Empire
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 175: Mein Kampfortable Living
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE!! or on iTUNES and STITCHER RADIO You can't be a Catholic Atheist / Lego Land is coming to the Philly suburbs / Trump ain't Hitler / Ali A. Rizvi owns the Internet / Make your own Bernie Sanders / What not to say to a female Star Wars fan / George… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 175: Mein Kampfortable Living
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 152: PrattKeeping the Internets
Is it a coincidence that Spider-Man's costume features the same colors as the Confederate flag? Yes. But that doesn't stop us from talking about both the future of Spider-Man and the scourge of the rebel flag in this week's riveting episode of Talking Nerdy. We review and discuss Jurassic World, play the #HASHTAGorDIE game with… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 152: PrattKeeping the Internets
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 140: Make Paul Giamatti Pooh
In the wake of April Fool's Day, we discuss the best and worst pranks and Internet oddities that cropped up on that dreaded day; along with the serious announcements for Deadpool and a live action Winnie the Pooh film. We launch a campaign for #MakePaulGiamattiPooh to get the accomplished actor into the adorable role of… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 140: Make Paul Giamatti Pooh
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 136: Threesomes and Assholes
In this episode, we speculate on Dan's threesome that may or may not have actually happened and relive the best and worst moments from the neighborhood bar crawl. We treat you to another thrilling installment of JOSE-CAN-SAY-SO and play the Rotten Tomatoes game. In the aftermath of Philadelphia's winter mess, we welcome the (still slippery)… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 136: Threesomes and Assholes
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 133: Inter-Dimensional Slap Jumping
Today's podcast topics include Disney/Marvel's acquisition of the Spider-Man franchise, how NBC's The Slap could be a better series, the new mascot for the Philadelphia 76ers and his past as a junkie Furry, and Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show. We play Dan Explains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter, the IMDB Movie Game,… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 133: Inter-Dimensional Slap Jumping
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 131: Dr. Doom’s BuzzFeed Fantastic Forty
The crew takes refuge from the Snowpocalypse to discuss Racist Robots, the blogging villainy of Dr. Doom of the 'Fantastic 4' reboot, and an all-female 'Ghostbusters' cast. We read our favorites from this week's #HASHTAGorDIE game, Dan Explains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter, we debate American Sniper and other Oscar movies we've actually seen,… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 131: Dr. Doom’s BuzzFeed Fantastic Forty
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 130: Jesse’s Girls
In this episode, we channel the evasive Jesse "The Mind" Ventura and revisit Jose Can-Say-So with CANSECODAMUS 2015! Dan signs up for InvisibleGirlfriend.com, Eliza Skinner destroys Gary Owen, and Bradley Cooper forgets he's acting opposite a fake baby. We say a final farewell to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and pick our favorite #HASHTAGorDIE titles… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 130: Jesse’s Girls
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 127: 2015 Wash Rinse Repeat
We review the best in media and entertainment of 2014, discuss the aftermath of a New Year's Eve Party gone awry, and kick off the first draft for the Talking Nerdy Celebrity Death Pool. Second round of the draft coming next week! Get down and get ready for this week's episode of #TalkingNerdy DOWNLOAD THE… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 127: 2015 Wash Rinse Repeat
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 114: Hold On, Hold On, I Know This
H. Foley from the Center City Comedy Podcast in New York joins us for this week's episode. We bring back "Racist Radio" and talk about the latest Fall TV hits and flops. With the premiere of the Simpsons and Family Guy, we play a Simpsons Guest Star Quiz and cap off the show with our… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 114: Hold On, Hold On, I Know This
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 112: Beyond the Apron with Masterchef’s Bri Kozior
Masterchef 4's Brianna Kozior joins us for a discussion about her career as a Vegetarian/Vegan Chef, her time on FOX's hit cooking competition, and her future bringing great food with a sexy attitude to Pennsylvania. We keep up on the week's biggest news stories and explain why football players snap on children. #TalkingNerdy #HashtagKitchen DOWNLOAD… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 112: Beyond the Apron with Masterchef’s Bri Kozior
Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Special Guests Dan Scully & Garrett Smith from "I Like to Movie Movie" along with Rap Artist A.G. Fernandez join the crew for our second ever LIVE show with the Philadelphia Podcast Festival! We play games like "Drunk or Kid" and "TV Guide Movie Game", give away prizes, and talk about shitty craft beers. #TalkingNerdy… Continue reading Talking Nerdy LIVE from the 2014 Philadelphia Podcast Festival
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 105: Comics After Dark…Nado with Gigio Longo
It's the premiere night for Sharknado 2: The Second One, and we offer our live commentary and talk about the biggest San Diego Comic Con reveals. Comic Book writer, Gigio Longo, joins us in the studio to talk DC, Marvel, and the franchises built around both--as well as his own independent mini-series: ADAM 12! We… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 105: Comics After Dark…Nado with Gigio Longo
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 104: Talking Derty with Dr. Timaree Leigh
Sex Expert and host of the 'Sex with Timaree' podcast, Dr. Timaree Leigh joins the boys in studio this week to talk about gender roles, religion, comic book movies and chick flicks. We play the Urban Dictionary Game and promote the Philadelphia Podcast Festival happening this August! DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE HERE or on iTUNES … Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 104: Talking Derty with Dr. Timaree Leigh
Talking Nerdy Episode 103: Hip Hop & Other Drugs with AG Fernandez
Philly Hip Hop Artist AG Fernandez stops by the studio to talk about his career, music, and more! We go into some of the news of the week and learn a lot about youth in Saudi Arabia from additional guest Yazeed Khabiri! Let us entertain you with America's new favorite games "Who Would've THOT?!" and… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 103: Hip Hop & Other Drugs with AG Fernandez
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 83.5 “Alex and Charlie Do The Oscars”
In this special half episode of Talking Nerdy, Alex Gross and Charlie Lightning have an intimate Oscar Party, go crazy with Tweets, and talk drunk and nerdy about the Academy Awards. Charlie Lightning challenges Alex in past Oscar Winners, and we reveal the winners and losers on our Oscar bets! Download This Week's Episode HERE… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 83.5 “Alex and Charlie Do The Oscars”
Talking Nerdy, Ep. 83: King Cake Baby Goes to the Oscars!
In this week's episode, we reveal the new mascot for New Orleans: the terrifying King Cake Baby. We also place our sensible Oscar bets, talk new comic releases, and play some games! It's the return of America's Favorite: Jose Can-Say-So and our new social experiment: Dan Explains #Supernatural Tweets from FanGirls. Not a moment is… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Ep. 83: King Cake Baby Goes to the Oscars!
Talking Nerdy Episode 78: Let My Bieber Go!
A big week for news this frigid week on the Talking Nerdy Podcast! Justin Bieber was taken into custody, Ron Jeremy swings on a Wrecking Ball, and the word "Thug" is used more times in a single day than it was used by anyone, ever. We talk about the topics YOU care about and play… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 78: Let My Bieber Go!
Talking Nerdy Episode 72: The DOC Holiday Special
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who and discuss the evolution of nerd culture. Walking Dead gears up for a gritty mid-season finale and Thanksgiving gears up for a drunk clusterfuck of embarrassment! It's a lot of fun this episode, with no sports but two games: Who Twote That Tweet and Iron Sheik Real… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 72: The DOC Holiday Special
Talking Nerdy Episode 69: A VERY NERDY HALLOWEEN!
Happy Halloween, Boys and Ghouls! This week, the TN crew discusses our favorite horror movies and what should/shouldn't classify as "horror." We talk about religion, Islam, Atheism and why people like Riff Raff. All this and Lightning Round Sports talk in a special 90 minute episode of TALKING NERDY! Download this episode HERE or on… Continue reading Talking Nerdy Episode 69: A VERY NERDY HALLOWEEN!
Super Dudes Power Show, Ep. 42: The Dark Knight Googlyboobs
In this week's episode we introduce the hashtag #googlyboob and venture into why Batman villains never succeed in their evil deeds. Boston Strong in this week's Super Dudes Power Show! Download HERE or on iTunes!
We move on with our podcast, for one of the funniest episodes to date. We briefly discuss Paul Ryan, The Dark Knight Rises, and more!
SuperDPS podcast Ep. 18--"Joey Bastaducci's Sugar Glider Emporium"
8/17/11 Trivia Night at Murphy’s Tavern
The atmosphere at Murphy's Tavern in Roxborough is always getting better and more exciting. Trivia night has been going very well and it gets more competitive every week. With prizes ranging from Gift Cards, Free Drink/Food deals, and all different company swag, teams are always bringing their A-Game. We hope to see you all this… Continue reading 8/17/11 Trivia Night at Murphy’s Tavern
I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cars 2, Transformers 3, and Bad Teacher
"CARS 2" The problem with "Cars 2" is that it's produced by Pixar, a film studio that is automatically preceded by a reputation for producing groundbreaking masterpiece after groundbreaking masterpiece. Ever since it made its first full-length feature in 1995, the animation company has been responsible for some of the most highly regarded movies of… Continue reading I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cars 2, Transformers 3, and Bad Teacher
Trailers of the Weak–May 2011
The Muppets It took a while for everyone to truly appreciate the Muppets for what they were. The ball's in your court, Segel. 50/50 This may be the most depressing thing Seth Rogen's done since The Green Hornet. But this might actually be good. Shark Night 3D From the people who brought you Hostel and… Continue reading Trailers of the Weak–May 2011
Life Lessons from Comedian Tim Vargulish
Tim Vargulish is a young comedian who I met on a random and directionless vacation to Boston. Let's paint a picture, shall we? My girlfriend and I were wandering around Harvard's campus feeling punch-drunk and slightly less intellectual than normal. We were searching for a place that seemed familiar and (thanks, Yelp!) discovered the Comedy… Continue reading Life Lessons from Comedian Tim Vargulish
Watson’s Top 10 Christmas Films
Well folks, it looks like Christmastime is upon us once again, and the weather outside certainly is frightful. It's hard to believe it's been twelve months since last year's gleeful celebrations, but it's here; and December 25th is approaching pretty darn fast. As per usual, fluorescent lights will be decorating the houses on the streets… Continue reading Watson’s Top 10 Christmas Films
I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Saw VII
I think it's a reasonable statement to say that the Saw series has lost its way. What was once a fairly intelligent torture parade with a tantalizing villain has been spun into a simple-minded blood 'n guts affair with its liquidated brains leaking out from its repeatedly bludgeoned skull. It's become the thing that many… Continue reading I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Saw VII
Wall Ball Laws
Growing up poor on the mean streets of inner city Philadelphia, us kids had a lot of time to screw around outside. I never did a whole lot of video gaming (besides NHL 95 on the Sega Genesis!), and found the greatest amusement playing outside with a friend or two down the street. I've written… Continue reading Wall Ball Laws
I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Bill Murray once compared the end of the world at the hands of an evil god to cats and dogs living together. "Mass hysteria," he said in 1984's comedy classic Ghostbusters. Turns out this silly comparison may be appropriate, as in Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, the two usually feuding furry animals… Continue reading I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
What We’re Watching (if you care)
Television It's been a hell-of-a-year for amazing television, and epic finales. You may have missed some of the highlights, but I'll do my best to fill you in. Plus, you can probably find all of these shows for free on the internet anyway...shh... Treme--Set in the New Orleans neighborhood of Treme, this show gives us… Continue reading What We’re Watching (if you care)
Joe’s Sloppy 2009: Year in Review
I know this is long overdue but it's one of those things that you have to do. Like talk to relatives! 2009 has not been the best year for me. In fact, it was quite possibly the worst. Started out with my grandfather passing away (his funeral being the day right before my birthday), my… Continue reading Joe’s Sloppy 2009: Year in Review
Will Someone Please Explain The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus?
This past Saturday, I was wandering about in downtown Philadelphia. I bought tickets for a movie, enjoyed a beer, and then two hours of my life disappeared in a cataclysmic event that I can only attribute to the random, staggering madness of Mr. Terry Gilliam. Upon viewing the trailer for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,… Continue reading Will Someone Please Explain The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus?
Few Things are More Satisfying Than Killing Nazis
Whether it be in cinema, video games, or World History, there rarely comes a moment as wholly emotionally gratifying as watching a Nazi drown in a pool of his own blood. And it is with this scenario in mind that we take this time to review two new releases: Inglourious Basterds and The Saboteur. Inglourious Basterds is… Continue reading Few Things are More Satisfying Than Killing Nazis
Honey West’s Ridiculous Porn Titles I’ve Known and Loved
As a porn website reviewer for XXXpwnage.com, I've seen a huge number of sites, scenes, and performers over the past couple of years doing lots of wild and weird things. It's been quite an interesting experience and I've learned a lot in the process (well, maybe I shouldn't admit that!), but I thought it would be entertaining to… Continue reading Honey West’s Ridiculous Porn Titles I’ve Known and Loved
Tales of a Graduate Nothing
You probably wake up around the time she does. Not really by choice, that's just when the alarm goes off. You're practically conditioned at this point, you couldn't stay asleep past 6:30 if you tried, and believe me, you could really try most days... As she gets ready for work, you lay in bed, thinking… Continue reading Tales of a Graduate Nothing
Movies That Shouldn’t Be Coming Out
In retrospect, there are hundreds, if not thousands of divisive and objectively terrible movies that should have never been made...But, until we develop some kind of time machine (and we I will), we have to settle for the morbid reality that most of us won't live long enough to travel back through history and tell… Continue reading Movies That Shouldn’t Be Coming Out
Three Movies You Just Might Have to See
1. The Informant! Remember Matt Damon? That guy from the Borne movies whose latest opus was a song about fucking Sarah Silverman? Yeah! That one! He's back, and he's got a funny moustache now. In this comedy, Matt Damon plays a clueless corporate employee who is wrangled by the FBI to go undercover and reap… Continue reading Three Movies You Just Might Have to See
Trailers of the Week (Summer Edition!)
It's officially the first week of Summer, so I figured I'd bring back some quick Trailer reviews for all of you movie-lovers who are craving the sweet nectars of the potentially disappointing films that are made to look watchable by enticing advertisements. I know that these aren't movies that are being released in the next… Continue reading Trailers of the Week (Summer Edition!)
Absolutely Taken by Taken
Movies come out on DVD/Blu Ray faster than they ever have on any other media, which is why seeing movies in theaters (unless it's for a damn good reason) is fading into the dark realm of the obsolete. When I say "good reason," I mean "good fucking reason." This would include epic films that would… Continue reading Absolutely Taken by Taken
Trailers of the Week: Memorial Day Edition
Before you start to fling about your rampant accusations, let me just say--in my defense--that I am inflicted with the most horribly debilitating of physical and psychological diseases. No, it's not Swine Flu. It's Summer Laziness. The symptoms of which are chronic procrastination, writer's block, and an ever-increasing ass-groove in what had once been a… Continue reading Trailers of the Week: Memorial Day Edition
Stuff Dave Likes (and My Big Fat Greek Engineering School Tragedy)
A blog is a blog, so I am free to talk about whatever I'd like, right? So today I'm going to let you into the world of Dave, just a little bit and talk about...well...stuff I like! If you enjoy these things, well...good for you, that brings you up one more peg in Dave's Book… Continue reading Stuff Dave Likes (and My Big Fat Greek Engineering School Tragedy)
The Joe G. Guide to Proper Movie Theater Etiquette
OK, it needs to be said: There's etiquette for eating in a restaurant, drinking at a bar, or pretty much anywhere you go out in public. So it's a no brainer that there has to be an etiquette for seeing a movie in a theater. Last night my girlfriend Jackie, my sister Kate, and I… Continue reading The Joe G. Guide to Proper Movie Theater Etiquette
Once in awhile, I'll happen upon something that I will--for a short time--consider the "Greatest Thing Ever." While this practice is often more spasmodic and arguably useless than Keith Olbermann's lists of Best and Worst Persons in the World, it often serves to satiate my otherwise excruciating somnambulism during the average work-day. Just about every… Continue reading Gryffindor FTW!!
Does Anybody Care About Movies?
A while back, I started a weekly article series called "Trailers of the Week." Not a very captivating title, but it did the job. Needless to say, I've been slacking. All my effort has gone into the Super Dudes Power Squad web-show (first motherfucking episode done, btw) and I've missed out on (what Johnny On… Continue reading Does Anybody Care About Movies?
Broad Street Hooligans?
Note: "Football" will be used in this article instead of "Soccer." So I just got finished watching one of my more recent obsessions: Green Street Hooligans. GSH is a movie about an American, Matt, who travels to England and is dropped into the violent, drunken world of football hooliganism for the English Premier League. Hooliganism… Continue reading Broad Street Hooligans?
The Top 5 Things People Need to Stop Pretending are True
We would all love to feel intelligent. It's natural to long for that orgasmic brain baby that makes sweet love to our consciousness on a daily basis. But when we aren't having premarital underage sex with our own sense of luscious self-awareness, while wrapped around an ever-buzzing Tesla Coil deep within the chasms our brain cases,… Continue reading The Top 5 Things People Need to Stop Pretending are True
The Feeling You’re Feeling
I currently have this strange sensation inside the darkness that is my tummy. It's not angry...it's not even hungry. I think it may be partially hungry, but not wholly. The abstract emptiness that I'm feeling may be somewhat caused by the abundance of lukewarm Coca Cola I've been drinking. Perhaps my inner sanctum is trying to… Continue reading The Feeling You’re Feeling
Weekly Trailer Talk (Sounds Better Than “Teaser Talk”)
Okay, Super Dudes...it appears to be that time again. That time is, of course: Monday-Time. And "Monday-Time", of course, means it's time to talk about the most exciting movie or game trailers I've seen lately. Unfortunately, I have very little to say this week. When we treat ourselves to Movie and Game trailers, we tend… Continue reading Weekly Trailer Talk (Sounds Better Than “Teaser Talk”)
Should We Stop Making Violent Movies???
To discover the possibility that the work one has devoted one’s entire life to is unnecessary or even detrimental to the existence of human society may come as a dreadful shock, but it is an issue that every action filmmaker must face at some point in his or her life. Having been fascinated with action… Continue reading Should We Stop Making Violent Movies???
Trailers of the Week II-The New Batch
Last week, I introduced a new feature to this blog called "Trailers of the Week" in which I choose the top three movie previews of the week (not necessarily in any order), and talk about why they're awesome. Unfortunately, this week, I haven't seen much of a surge in exciting trailers. I wanted to at… Continue reading Trailers of the Week II-The New Batch