FILM REVIEW – ‘BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE’ (2016)

At Comic Con 2016 in San Diego, CA on July 22, 2016 the fandom world finally saw Batman: The Killing Joke, the latest animated film from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. After being well-received at Comic Con, the animated feature was given a limited theatrical release in select cities for one night only on…

CONVENTION REPORT: HeroesCon 2016 (Charlotte, NC)

When you talk about big, prestigous conventions around the United States, you simply cannot have that conversation without mentioning HeroesCon. All the way back in 1982, Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find (better known locally as ‘Heroes Comics’) launched the very first HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina. More than three decades later,…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE’ (2016)

The Devil’s Lettuce is a 12-minute black and white mockaganda (mock+propaganda) in the vein of 50s and 60s anti-drug films. This short stars Blair Hoyle as an innocent “teen” Jeffrey Hawthrone who succumbs to peer-pressure and takes the new drug called JX375 (“the Devil’s Lettuce”) which makes him go insane, join up with a rabbit-worshipping,…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE CONJURING 2’ (2016)

Friday, June 10, 2016 marks the official theatrical release of The Conjuring 2, the latest horror film from director James Wan, and sequel to 2013’s The Conjuring. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the early press screening on Monday, June 6, 2016 courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, Allied Marketing, and Regal Cinemas. Written by…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE TELL-TALE HEART: SISTERS’ (2016)

Back in 1843, the legendary Edgar Allan Poe first published his iconic short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Some 173 years later, filmmaker Christine Parker remigines the classic horror story in her latest short film in The Tell-Tale Heart: Sisters. This adaptation tells the story of two sisters, Margaret and Caroline (played by Cathy Mattson and…

NEWS – ‘BEHIND COMIC CON CURTAINS’ Documentary Looks to Offer Inside Look at Conventions

Behind Comic Con Curtains, the upcoming convention/nerd culture documentary from North Carolina-based Saint Alt Productions in association with us here at Nerd Nation Entertainment launched its official indiegogo campaign today (which can be seen HERE). According to the official imdb page, Behind Comic Con Curtains “follows various individuals – all notable in their own ways among the…

TV REVIEW – ‘DAREDEVIL’ (Season 2 / 2016)

Marvel‘s Daredevil returned for its second season on March 18, 2016. The dark, gritty, Netflix Original Series has garnered quite the following since its 2015 debut, and has opened up an entirely new format of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the subscription streaming service. But does the second season live up to the first? Read…

SPECIAL FEATURE: ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ – a Visit to ‘Shadowmoor’ LARP

Once nearly every month, the beautiful and scenic Kings Mountain State Park, which splits the border between North and South Carolina, plays host to something truly fascinating; even beyond its own timeless natural wonder. Because for three days a month from March through November, the entire mountain is transformed into the epic fantasy realm of…