The Defenders

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Disney 

It’s safe to say that 2017 has been a tough year birthday-wise at GeekyNerdyHQ. I re-broke a toe on the morning of my name day, and not quite three weeks ago, just a few days before the Mysterious Mr. C’s, he was in a pretty nasty car accident. Luckily, he’s physically okay – just a few minor bruises from the air bag and some whiplash – but dealing with the emotional and mental fallout from such a traumatic incident, as well as the insurance companies, has been draining.

As such, we’ve spent much of the past few weekends hunkered down at home bingeing on Netflix. Two days after the crash, it was season three of Voltron: Legendary Defender. A week after that, it was the first season of Attack on Titan. And this past weekend, it was Marvel’s The DefendersRead More

Nerd Alert

Happy Saturday nerds, and welcome (finally) to a new installment of the Nerd Alert!! I knew that it had been a while since I’d shared a link roundup with you all, but I was still shocked to learn that the last one was in April.

Yet despite the fact that it has been nearly four months between alerts, I’ve still been compiling a list of potential links… I just haven’t been sharing them. So, since I’m starting to get back into a blogging rhythm, I thought I would use this post to clean things up a bit. Some of these links are slightly dated – two were clearly tied to the Oscars, which were in February – but I still hope you enjoy! Read More

Revisited: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Scholastic

It’s the 26th of the month, which means that it’s time for another installment of my Harry Potter read-a-thon! This time, I’m delving into Book 2 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Unlike the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which featured a few angles that I didn’t really remember, there wasn’t anything “new” that caught my attention during this re-read. In fact, I didn’t take a single note!

Instead, it was only when I started watching the movie that things struck me a little differently – though this was mainly because it had been a while since I had read those parts of the book. Read More

Valerian and Laureline

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CineBook

Though Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was listed third on my Movie Must-Sees list for 2017, it was easily the one I was most looking forward to. While I haven’t been a big fan of the films that I’ve seen by director and screenwriter Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and Lucy), I was interested in Valerian because I felt like I could get into it on the bottom floor – instead of playing catch-up like I usually do.

The film, which premiered last Friday (and has decidedly tanked), is based on a long-running French comic series, Valerian et Laureline, which was written and drawn by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, respectively. While the series never really took off in the United States, its influence can be seen in a number of other science fiction franchises, namely Star Wars. Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Columbia Pictures

Wow. It’s been nearly a week since Spider-Man: Homecoming finally hit theaters and my thoughts about this latest film featuring the web-slinger have been on quite the roller-coaster ride.

First of all, after being somewhat skeptical of Tom Holland’s casting as Peter Parker/Spidey – as well as tired of all the reboots – I found myself really looking forward to seeing Homecoming as its release date drew closer. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but the flow of positive reviews in my Twitter feed certainly helped. Read More