Talking Nerdy, Ep. 192: Happy Berkday


Star of stage and screen, Xander Berkeley returns to Talking Nerdy / The Walking Dead finale leaves everyone wanting answers / Will Bernie Sanders destroy Hillary Clinton for good? / The Walking Dead Eeny Miney Moe Math / Star Wars Rogue One may be the best Star War with “One” in the title / David Brent heads out on the road / Luigi trolls the Comic Con circuit / Dan Mansplains #Supernatural Tweets from Girls on Twitter / Ralphie May gets blamed for hating Native Americans / Indians get into a slap-off / Amy Schumer isn’t plus-sized, not that there’s anything wrong with that / The real cost of beauty is getting men to buy you expensive things / Women destroy Asian men / Ellen solves racism at the Gap / Everybody loves a good boat crash / The Wheel of Goobers is complete / Billoon45 waits around for something to happen / The Korean Elevator Game is still chilling.


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Watson Reviews “Divergent”

Director: Neil Burger Writers: Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor Studios: Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate, Red Wagon Entertainment Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet Release Date (UK): 4 April 2014 Certificate: 12A Runtime: 139 min

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: in a future dystopia ruled by a twisted totalitarian government, one resilient teenage girl finds herself plunged into life-threatening danger; with the odds stacked against her, she soon becomes a symbol of resistance and bravely rises up against society’s cruel oppressors. For a film which so fervently promotes individualism over conformism, and for a film called flippin’ “Divergent,” it’s ironic how slavishly — and hypocritically — Neil Burger’s teen-oriented sci-fi blockbuster complies with proven Hollywood formula. The latest in a long line of big-screen YA adaptations, “Divergent” is, let’s be honest, filling the gap between the previous and upcoming “Hunger Games” movies, which would be fine if Burger had given the film a voice all for itself — as he hasn’t, it comes across as little more than a cheapo clone of the Suzanne Collins-adapted movie series. (CONTINUE READING)

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Talking Nerdy Episode 87: 2 Reasons to Watch the Kids Choice Awards

In this episode, we make our completely valid and non-creepy predictions for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. We also play a round of Jose Can-Say-So, check out our March Madness standings, and Dan tells us what he learned from Cosmos!

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