“Life After Beth” Looks Likes The Zombie Movie You Never Knew You Always Wanted

I was unaware that what was missing from my life was a movie where Parks & Rec’s Aubrey Plaza comes back from the dead as a zombie, but there you have it. I need to see this film now, more than I can express in just this tiny box of text.

The dark comedy “Life After Beth” comes out August 15th, and also stars Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon.

via The AV Club

First Look At Kristin Chenoweth’s Maleficent From The Descendants

We talked about The Descendants waaaay back in Episode 11 of the Podcast, but Disney has now released the first image of Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent from it.

The Descendants, for those who don’t know, is about how Belle and the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast – duh) have been effectively running a multigenerational prison colony for all your favorite Disney villains. Those villains have now all had children, who they’ve been raising in the prison camp/colony/whatever.

You know, Bane was born and raised in a prison too…

Anyway, now that these (previously imprisoned even though they had never committed a crime) kids are teenagers, Belle and the Beast have decided to let them attend high school.

I sometimes wonder if anyone at Disney thinks about the horrible implications of stuff like this.

Via Digital Spy

Throwback Thursday: Nick Izumi takes on the Dragonball Evolution Teaser

So a new regular feature we’re adding here to Nerd & Tie is (as you’ve probably guessed) Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday we’ll be digging back into our archives to find you something entertaining… that we made a long time ago. Why?

So we don’t have to come up with something new. Get with the program.

Anyway, this week we’ve gone back into Nick’s cupboard of random videos and pulled out this gem from 2008 where he reviewed the teaser trailer for the live action film Dragonball Evolution.

It was a more innocent time. When we had hope.

Hope that this movie killed.

The First Trailer For “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” Is Here

The first trailer for the next Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 1, is here. Set as a propaganda film made by the sinister President Snow, the trailer goes from inspirational to threatening in its tone.

And there’s a heck of a lot of white.

Like a crap ton of white.

Also, they’re promoting the tie in site TheCapitol.pn

Which is even whiter than the trailer, if you can believe it.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes out this November, with Part 2 following in November 2015.

George Lucas’s Museum Coming to Chicago

Midwestern geeks rejoice, for George Lucas’s proposed museum (which will house his extensive movie memorabelia and art collection) is not destined for the west coast as originally thought, but instead for The Windy City (and place of my birth) — Chicago, IL.

Why not San Fransisco, where Lucas has been based for quite some time? Well, The Chicago Tribune writes:

The city got a shot at the museum because Lucas was unable to nail down an agreement for his first choice: a San Francisco bayside location on Crissy Field, part of a former Army base that was turned into an urban national park known as the Presidio. In a statement Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said the Presidio’s board “unwisely rejected” Lucas’ preferred site and “forced” him to consider Chicago.

The proposed site is where several parking lots sit near Soldier Field, and it still has to pass the Chicago Plan Commission… but the future for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in the midwestern Metropolis looks good.

Let’s hope it doesn’t bother the Soldier Field tailgaters too much.

Source: Chicago Tribune

At This Point Heroes of Cosplay Is Just Flat Out Lying

The first half of Heroes of Cosplay’s two part finale for “Season 1.5” aired last night on Syfy. Both episodes will feature Wizard World’s New Orleans Comic Con, and the first of these contained probably the biggest flat out lie the show has ever tried to sell.

And it’s downright puzzling.

You see, Yaya Han (or as we call her around here, Sentient Lumber) states that the con has two cosplay contests on two different days. One is a contest for groups, the other for individuals. There’s just one problem with that:

This con only had one contest. And there are literally hundreds of witnesses who can attest to this. Continue reading At This Point Heroes of Cosplay Is Just Flat Out Lying

The New Ninja Turtles Trailer Actually Looks Kind of Cool

Here we have the newest trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film… and it actually looks pretty cool. The trailer finally seems to put an end to the “aliens” rumor, and it looks like (from what we can tell) Oroku Saki IS in the film, even if he might not be the guy in the robo-Shredder gear. We know a lot of you have been skeptical about the film, due to Bay producing, but I’m personally hopeful.


I think it’s Celtic?

A Postmortem on (My) Immortal’s Second Season

I don’t think we’ve been shy about how much we love the (My) Immortal web series here at Nerd & Tie. For those unaware, “My Immortal” is an infamous Harry Potter fanfic which follows the exploits of the very “goffic” Hogwarts student “Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way.” The fanfic is so legendarily bad that it has a cult following (most notably on the site TV Tropes). Last year a bunch of Canadians decided to adapt it into a web series, rename the protagonist “Enoby” (after a regular typo in the source material), and turn it into probably the best thing ever to go on the internet.

It’s the best web series based on a fanfic based on movie based on a book we’ve ever seen.

We talked to series creator Brian McLellan way back in episode 16 before the season began, but a lot has happened since. Yesterday they released the ninth and final episode of their second season, so I thought I might take a look back at it with a critical eye.

So yeah, buckle up boys and girls.

We’re about to get all goff and stuff… again.

With a whole bunch of spoilers. Continue reading I think it’s Celtic?

The Full Nathan Fillion/Guardians of the Galaxy Story

So those of you who listened to this fortnight’s podcast heard us talk about the rumored cameo appearance of Nathan Fillion in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy – but we thought it might be fun to talk about how that all happened.

You know, like how people do. Because we’re people.

And not giant alien spider creatures.

We promise.

Anywho, like all things of uncertain quality, this story started on twitter. Continue reading The Full Nathan Fillion/Guardians of the Galaxy Story

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