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Tag Archives: Movies

Monsterpalooza 2016

Hey guys and gals in nerd world, Antonio here and this past weekend I once again got to attend Monsterpalooza The Art of Monsters. For those of you who don’t know, Monsterpalooza is a convention where you can see the makeup and concept artists who work on various movies, television shows and …

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Silent “Hush” Will Fray Your Nerves

The new horror film, Hush, having had a short festival run this past March, is going straight to streaming on Netflix. The release platform, while understandable, is a bit of shame, as the film is quite good and deserves to be seen in a dark theater on the big screen. …

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The Nerd Element’s Oscar Predictions

Hello!  Jennifer and Désirée here with our Oscar™ picks for the above-the-line awards (i.e., the “Big 6”).  We’ve also included Cinematography because it’s a category we both love. Do you agree with our picks? Let us know who you think should win in the comments! Actress in a Supporting Role …

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Digging For Fire–And Truth

The latest film from director/writer/actor Joe Swanberg, Digging for Fire, is a refreshing take on marriage and parenthood. The film explores a weekend in the life of Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt), a young couple with a toddler who are housesitting for one of Lee’s clients. Lee expects …

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Dear “Manglehorn”: Please Stop Writing Me

Manglehorn (2014) To say Manglehorn contains some of Al Pacino’s finest acting ever is not hyperbole; he truly is superb, giving a quiet, understated performance as Angelo “A.J.” Manglehorn, a locksmith living a desperately lonely existence in a small town. In fact, the acting in the movie is great all-around, …

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Top Five Reasons to See Top Five

by Evan Jackson *Photos courtesy of Paramount Pictures Chris Rock makes his return to theaters this weekend in his movie Top Five where he writes, directs, and stars in opposite actress Rosaria Dawson. Chris plays Andre Allen a comedian turned major movie star who sees his star power diminishing by …

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