FILM REVIEW – ‘THE PREDATOR’ (2018)

Friday, September 14, 2018 marks the official US theatrical release of The Predator, the sixth film in the extended Predator franchise (which includes two Alien vs Predator films) written and directed by Shane Black (of the first two Lethal Weapon films, The Monster Squad, and of course the role of Rick Hawkins in the original…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS’ (2018)

Currently in theaters is The Happytime Murders, a raunchy comedy from Brian Henson (yes, as in those Hensons) starring Melissa McCarthy. Well, okay… can I really say it’s starring Melissa McCarthy, per se? I mean, yes, technically she’s in it, but the main “star” is really Phil Philips (voiced by Bill Barretta) a disgraced former…

FILM REVIEW – ‘HEREDITARY’ (2018)

Where should I start with Hereditary? I can make cliche comments about how it’s sure to be a sleeper success. Or how it’s more of an experience than a jump-and-scare movie. How about “It’s emotionally grating but not a typical horror movie”? I can focus on the fact that it tears on you as a…

FILM REVIEW – ‘SLENDER MAN’ (2018)

Back in 2009, the World Wide Web was introduced to the Slender Man, an unnaturally tall, faceless, demonic entity that terrorized the realm of of internet horror fiction (AKA:”creepypasta”) and has since appeared in just about every single form of digital media. From video games to web-series, to an episode of the TV series Lost…

FILM REVIEW – ‘LIVESCREAM’ (2018)

Currently touring the film festival circuit is LIVESCREAM, the latest film from Octopunk Media and writer/director Michelle Iannantuono. To begin with, it’s very difficult to properly categorize this film, as there are very few, if any, films made quite like this. The entire film is presented as a video gaming live-stream (much like you’d find…

NEWS – Billy Dee Williams Set to Return to Star Wars

Billy Dee Williams, the actor who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise his iconic role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next installment in the Star Wars Franchise from Lucasfilm. Chatter about Williams joining the production, which is set to begin later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of…

FILM REVIEW – ‘JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM’ (2018)

Friday, June 22, 2018 marks the official US theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the early press screening Tuesday, June 19, courtesy of Universal Pictures, Allied Marketing, and Regal Cinemas. If you’ve seen the previews, you probably have some idea of what’s going on in this sequel to…