On September 28th, Luke Cage arrived in Harlem. Two days later, Netflix released the series to a universally positive response. The new series is third in a line of Marvel Netflix shows orchestrated to lead seamlessly up the The Defenders; a team that consists of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and next year...Iron Fist (along with a few introductory characters such… Continue reading Sweet Christmas: A Look at Luke Cage
Comedian and rapper, Donald Glover, has been working on the FX series Atlanta for several years (since 2013), and considering he grew up in the capital city, you could argue he's been developing this series his entire life. Everything about the series feels real and lived-in. So real, in fact, that it becomes difficult to describe what type… Continue reading Welcome to “Atlanta”
After a week of tragedy and vicious remarks coming from every corner of every debate, the Talking Nerdy crew comes together and attempts to field various arguments from each side and come to a generic understanding. Spoiler Alert: It's not black and white. Also, a rousing game of Jose CAN'T-Say So and Dan Explains #Supernatural… Continue reading Talking Nerdy, Episode 123: Five White Guys Walk Into a Studio…
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This year in cinema really started off with a bang! The Rock is a Tooth Fairy, Jackie Chan is a super-spy who can't make fucking breakfast for a child, and Denzel Washington is bringing the pain! Without giving too much of the film away, let's dive in to a synopsis, shall we? In the Hughes… Continue reading The Book of Eli: Baddest-Ass Movie of the Year?
Way back in 2007, I saw a Frank Oz film called Death at a Funeral, so imagine my surprise when I discovered a trailer for a new Neil LaBute film called Death at a Funeral. Should the “too soon” rule usually applied to tragic events also be applicable for remakes? The original Death at a… Continue reading From Brit to Black: Death at a Funeral
Race has certainly become a hot-button issue once again. Along with stereotypes and common prejudices, there are many ways by which people of various races and creeds can be misunderstood and misconstrued. It is important to learn the facts about a background in order to better understand a people; however, history--like individuals--can often be severely… Continue reading What Do You Know About Slavery?
Dear Mr. President, You probably don't know me. I tried to attend one of your big speeches on your Philadelphia tour. I couldn't get anywhere near you (or a speaker for that matter) and it took me about an hour to realize that the "line to get in" wasn't moving. I know you're a busy… Continue reading An Open Letter to President Barack Obama