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The Time I Met Stan Lee

Excelsior (n.) - Used to indicate superior quality.There's not much our little site can contribute to the memory of Stan "The Man" Lee, who...

Westerns to Watch for Red Dead Redemption 2

Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest video game of the year has finally arrived. No, not Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (a beautiful game in its own...

‘Hunter Killer’ offers decent action but not much else | Review

The latest in a seemingly endless line of low-budget, Gerard Butler-starring action movies, Hunter Killer offers perfunctory entertainment but never comes within shouting distance...

The Shape of Evil: Halloween is back with a vengeance |...

Taking the series back to its roots, 2018’s direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original Halloween provides the right kinds of thrills and nostalgia to satisfy...

Paul Greengrass, Netflix enter 2018 awards race with timely ’22 July’...

Despite being overlong and often overwrought, Paul Greengrass' film detailing the events and aftermath of the horrific Norwegian terror attacks of July 22, 2011...

Titans | ‘Titans’ Recap

Season 1 | Episode 1 | 'Titans' | Aired October 12, 2018 Titans is, at its core, original. It's the first attempt by a production...

Tom Hardy, Ruben Fleischer avert disaster with mediocre ‘Venom’ | Review

While Venom isn't an outright disaster, Ruben Flesicher's film fails to offer enough trashy thrills to compensate for its undernourished screenplay, rushed third-act pacing,...

Shadow of the Tomb Raider | Review

In my head, there is only one way a Tomb Raider game opens. It's probably because my first exposure to the franchise was in...

Riots, Politics, and Clowns | Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Origin Story

With the deluge of comic book movies inundating cinemas these days, it's easy to not only feel overwhelmed or burned out but to find...

Top 10 Batmans Who Aren’t Bruce Wayne

Today is Batman Day, and comics fans around the world are celebrating Gotham's Caped Crusader. But it's important to realize that it is Batman...

Audience vs. Predator | ‘The Predator’ Review

For me, the release of Shane Black's The Predator was an exciting opportunity. I consider myself a genre film fan. But somehow I'd never...

‘The Meg’ not as fun as it should be, not as...

One of the last big movies of the summer, The Meg offers passable monster-movie fun for a couple of hours. Had the movie been...

Teen Titans

This episode is all about the Teen Titans. We discuss the new animated film Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, the upcoming premiere of...

We Fine Few | Review

In the penultimate act of Henry V, Shakespeare's titular king is preparing to lead his troops into battle. They are on the eve of...

Harvest | ‘Castle Rock’ Recap

This is the recap for Episode 5 of Castle Rock. We have recaps available for the entire season, starting with the first episode. Our review of Episode...

Teen Titans Go! Above and Beyond | Review

The Teen Titans are not good superheroes. This, above all else, seems to be the central conceit of the new DC/Warner Bros film Teen...

Soak Up the Sun in Fallout: Miami

Bethesda fans have always loved their mods. Just look at Skyrim; you can find mods to do nearly anything you can imagine, from improving...

A Theatrical Film Podcast

This week: Fred, Deepak, Jackson, and Ryley talk about four stories that, when summarized in show notes, sound like nothing. But they're actually pretty...

The Box | ‘Castle Rock’ Recap

This is the recap for Episode 4 of Castle Rock. We have recaps available for the entire season, starting with the first episode. We also reviewed the...

Habeas Corpus | ‘Castle Rock’ Recap

This is the recap for Episode 2 of Castle Rock. We have recaps available for the entire season, starting with the first episode.Season 1 | Episode...

Severance | ‘Castle Rock’ Recap

Season 1 | Episode 1 | "Severance" | Aired July 25, 2018Castle Rock is Hulu’s new original show produced by Stephen King and J.J....

Local Color | ‘Castle Rock‘ Recap

This is the recap for Episode 3 of Castle Rock. We have recaps available for the entire season, starting with the first episode.Season 1 | Episode 3...

Comic-Con 2018 | Live Coverage

Welcome to Nerd It Here First's coverage of Comic-Con International 2018. We'll be updating this page all weekend with everything going on at Comic-Con....

We Preview the TV Panels at Comic-Con 2018

San Diego Comic-Con might feel a bit empty this year. Not regarding crowds, but regarding the significant presence of almost all Disney assets and...

Bendis Rebuilds the Man of Steel | Review

Superman has always been the pioneer of the superhero world. Eighty years after its first publication, Action Comics is the first comic book to...

Breaking Down the Post Credits Scene in ‘Ant-Man’

It's been Marvel's year so far in 2018, with Black Panther lighting up the domestic box office and Avengers: Infinity War breaking box-office records...

Fallout 76: Your New Vault and YOU!

As I'm writing this, the teaser trailer for Fallout 76 has just dropped. It all started with a tweet from Bethesda teasing what was...

So About That One ‘Solo’ Thing

So you got out of Solo, and you find that you have some questions. Great! You've come to the right place. Or you didn't...

‘Solo’ Makes the Jump to Light-Speed | Review

Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and his girlfriend Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) are struggling to survive on the mean streets of Corellia. When Han runs afoul of...

‘Deadpool 2’ | Review

Wade Wilson is living a peaceful life with Vanessa following the first film. A tragic series of events introduces Deadpool to Russell Collins. Russell...

Tacoma: Mysteries…in Space!

IntroTacoma, like many walking sim/exploration games, takes heavy influence from Gone Home. In fact, in concept, the games are nearly identical. Walk around an...

Michael Domanico

Michael Domanico (Not Her Again Podcast) swings by the show to discuss Meryl Streep. We also talk about other well-known actresses, old Hollywood films, and how...

Presenting The Watchmen: Westworld Season 2

Welcome to The Watchmen: WestworldIn this interseason of The Watchmen, Ryley and Casey dive into each episode of the HBO hit series Westworld. They...

NIHW 49: Set In Infinity Stone

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Deepak, Fred, and Ryley talk about the single biggest story of the week:...

Marvel Fresh Start Initiative Has Arrived

As Avengers: Infinity War celebrates another big box office weekend, comic book fans have something else to celebrate. This month ushers in Marvel’s “Fresh...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Infinity Hallows, Part 1 | Review

SUMMARY Immensely satisfying but frustratingly incomplete, Avengers: Infinity War takes the MCU to darker and more surprising places than it's ever gone to before.  STORY Thanos...

NIHW 48: Cowboys and Indians

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Jack talk through the biggest stories in entertainment news...

James Tynion IV

Jame Tynion IV (DC Comics) met up with us at Awesome Con. We talk about his upcoming book, Justice League: Dark. We also discuss time...

NIHW 47: Darjeeling Unlimited

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Nerd It Here First is celebrating International Siblings Day. Ryley, Casey, and Jack...

Avengers: Infinity War | The Dead Pool

It has been ten years since the release of Iron Man, and we are just now about to receive Infinity War. It has all be...

Thor | MCU Rewatch

If Iron Man was a risk because it had to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor was a risk for several more reasons. It’s...

The Incredible Hulk | MCU Rewatch

There is an incredible number of Marvel movies. When Infinity War releases later this month it will be the 19th film in the MCU....

NIHW 46: Specific Rim

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Casey have rounded up the biggest entertainment stories from...

MCU Recap: Iron Man (2008)

SUMMARY Iron Man remains a thrillingly self-contained origin story for one of the last decade’s most iconic screen heroes.RETROSPECTIVE Well, this is the movie that kicked...

New Clue In Three Jokers Mystery

In 2016 Wally West, a hero who had once been Kid Flash returned to the pages of DC comics after a five-year absence. His...

One Year Later: How Did the Switch Do?

It may sounds cliche, but I can still distinctly remember when I opened the box for the Switch over a year ago now. It...

Meg Downey

Meg Downey (DC Comics, CBR) drops by the show to talk to Ryley about everything superheroic. They talk about Infinity War, DC Comics, and...

NIHW 45: The First Ever Mystery Box

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=678F91&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7312%2fnihw-045-feed.mp3&title=NIHW+45%3a+The+First+Ever+Mystery+Box&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2fnerd-it-here-weekly This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Jack were each assigned a homework assignment. Every member...

The Pull List | March 21, 2018

With stories from the comics becoming an ever more dominant force in pop culture, it's important to remember their origins. Comic books have become...

‘Krypton’ Takes Its First Steps | Recap

After years in production, Krypton premiered this week on SyFy. The show was inspired by the incredibly positive reaction audiences had to the first 15 minutes...

15 Non-White-Male Creators Perfect for Star Wars

In February, we learned that Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be taking the helm on a new Star Wars film series. Then, earlier this...

Awesome Con 2018 Coverage

We are happy to announce that Nerd It Here First's full coverage of Awesome Con 2018. The convention is March 30 - April 1,...

David Sims

David Sims (The Atlantic, Blank Check Podcast) joins Ryley to talk about the SOMA, from Frictional Games. They spend the show remembering how scary...

‘Ready Player One’: Stunning Spielberg Entertainment | Review

Essentially Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by way of Avatar, Spielberg's Ready Player One is an exciting dose of big-screen thrills with a...

NIHW 44: Airhead Lameduck Junior

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=678F91&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7243%2fnihw-44.mp3&title=NIHW+44%3a+Airhead+Lameduck+Junior&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2fnerd-it-here-weeklyThis week: Fred, Ryley, and Jack, and Tanner discuss the biggest entertainment news stories of the...

Katelyn Hempstead

Katelyn Hempstead (Lizard People) joins Ryley to talk about conspiracy theories! They talk about why people buy into conspiracy theories, and which ones make...

Da7e Gonzales

Da7e joins Ryley on the show to talk about systemic video games. They talk about where they've seen this style of game before and...

Guesses, Predictions, and the Model | After the Oscars

Last night was the 90th Oscars. As we predicted Jimmy told some good jokes and some bad jokes, everyone laughed and some people cried,...

Guesses, Predictions, and the Model | Before the Academy Awards

Tonight is the Oscars. There are a handful of things guaranteed to happen. Jimmy Kimmel will make some funny jokes, some bad jokes, and...

Oscar Analysis: picking Best Director and Picture

Here we are, the season finale of Oscar Analysis. With the Academy Awards set for tomorrow evening, it's time to take a look at...

NIHW 42: Oscar Mic II: Oscar-er

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Tanner break down the films they think will win...

Oscar Analysis: Picking the winning actors

Welcome back to the Oscar Analysis here at NIHF.com. We're just a couple of days away from the big night, and now we're getting...

DCBH 2: ‘Infinity’ Beers

Welcome to a DRUNK COMIC BOOK HISTORY!http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=AA8DBD&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7190%2fdcbh-2-feed.mp3&title=DCBH+2%3a+%e2%80%98Infinity%e2%80%99+Beers&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2fdcbhIn this episode, Fred and Ryley talk about The Infinity Gauntlet. As Ryley recaps the story of this cosmic...

5 Han Solo Films We’d Actually Watch

Star Wars is filled with background lore and side stories that never made it into the films. Fortunately, the internet exists and fans are...

Walt Hickey

http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=385769&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7167%2fwalt-hickey-feed.mp3&title=Walt+Hickey&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2ftalk-nerdy-to-me Walt Hickey (FiveThirtyEight) joins Ryley to talk about using statistics to predict the 2018 Oscars. They also discuss previous years' winners, the preferential ballot, and...

Guide to Your Oscar Ballot

Last year I built an Oscar Prediction Aggregator, which we used for NIHF’s official Academy Awards Predictions. The model proved quite formidable correctly guessing...

Oscar Analysis: Writing, editing, cinematography

Welcome back to Oscar Analysis! We're in the home stretch here, with less than a week to go until the big night (Sunday, March...

NIHW 41: Killmonger Was Right

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=618688&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7148%2fnihw-41-feed.mp3&title=NIHW+41%3a+Killmonger+Was+Right&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2fnerd-it-here-weekly  This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Jack discuss Black Panther and only Black Panther. Along...

Joanna Robinson

http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=345165&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7126%2ftntm-003-feed.mp3&title=Joanna+Robinson&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2ftalk-nerdy-to-me Joanna Robinson (Vanity Fair) joins Ryley on the show this week to talk about the Academy Awards. She talks about the excitement of unexpected outcomes...

Alexis Nedd

http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=345165&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7124%2ftntm-002-feed.mp3&title=Alexis+Nedd&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2ftalk-nerdy-to-me Alexis Nedd joins Ryley on the show to talk about Marvel's Black Panther. She talks about how the movie gets racial and gender representation right....

Walt Williams

http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=385769&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7122%2ftntm-001-feed.mp3&title=Walt+Williams&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2ftalk-nerdy-to-me Walt Williams (Spec Ops: The Line, Star Wars Battlefront II) stops by the show to talk about his career as a video game writer....

The Week’s Best Comics – February 21, 2018

With stories from the comics becoming an ever more dominant force in pop culture, it's important to remember their origins. Comic books have become...

Our 2018 Oscar Prediction Contest

It's time for our annual Oscar Prediction Contest!Our Oscars Prediction Contest is live! Click here to enter your guesses!The winner will receive a shout...

Watchmen S01 Episode 6: Superman 1 & Superman 2

THE WATCHMEN are back for another exciting superhero adventure.http://player.podtrac.com/player/embed.js?autoplay=true&mode=single&rgb=7F6A8D&episode=http%3a%2f%2fwww.podtrac.com%2fpts%2fredirect.mp3%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2fpodcast-download%2f7106%2fwatchmen-0106-feed.mp3&title=S01+Episode+6%3a+Superman+%26+Superman+2&feed=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nerditherefirst.com%2ffeed%2fpodcast%2fwatchmen In this episode, Deepak and Ryley spin the world backward on its axis to travel back to...

NIHW 40: Special Announcement!

This week, we are celebrating Nerd It Here First's 1 Year Anniversary. February 20th, 2017 was when Ryley convinced Fred, Jack, and Tanner to...

Oscar Analysis: Fun stuff like Score, Song

Time for another look at this year's Academy Award nominees here at Oscar Analysis. After spending some time in technical land, this time we'll...

Oscar Analysis: Looking at visuals and design

Welcome back to Oscar Analysis, our incredibly well-named column here at Nerd It Here First. This is where we take a look at each...

‘Black Panther’ another Marvel victory | Review

Effortlessly blending thrilling comic book action with a thoughtful meditation on real-world geopolitics, Black Panther is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best films...

NIHW 39: The Crimes of Grindelwald with Alanna Bennett

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley talks to Alanna Bennett (Entertainment News Reporter at Buzzfeed) about her article...

NIHW 38: Surprise! We’re Actually A Cloverfield Movie

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Deepak, Fred, Ryley, and Jack discuss the gymnastic karate, Tom Hanks' Big, and compare...

‘Gotham by Gaslight’ is the best animated Batman movie in years...

STORYThe first Elseworlds story to appear as a DC Animated Universe movie, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is a relatively loose adaptation of the 1989...

Oscar Analysis: Listening to the Sound nominees

We're officially less than three weeks away from the 90th annual Academy Awards, recognizing the best in film from 2017. Most of the precursor...

NIHW 37: Find The 8 Red Bitcoin

It's time for a LIVE episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Fred, Ryley, and Jack discuss the Detective Pikachu Movie, the Anthem delay,...

‘The Cloverfied Paradox’ squanders great cast, potential | Review

STORY In the near future, the Earth's energy resources have been nearly depleted. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, an international crew --...

David Bowie The Last Five Years

David Bowie has always been a presence in my life. One of my earliest memories of music is of me sitting in my mother’s...

NIHW 36: The First Live Show

It's time for a LIVE episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: You, the listening audience, get to appreciate how much work goes into...

Results | The 75th Golden Globe Awards (Film and Television)

Awards season kicked into gear on Sunday night with the Golden Globes. And despite most of the awards being fairly easy to predict, there...

The 75th Annual Golden Globes | Live Coverage

Hello there! Hope you're excited about this year's Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Myers. Stay tuned to this page for all our Golden Globes...

Staff Predictions | 75th Golden Globe Awards (Film and Television)

January means a number of things: new possibilities, playoff football, and of course, awards season! We're in the thick of it now, as tonight...

Most Anticipated Games of 2018

Happy new year, everyone! And with another year comes more games for us to play, love, hate, and discuss. Now if 2017 was good...

Free Xbox Games with Gold | January 2018

Who doesn't love free video games? This month, gamers can get their hands on some great games through "Games with Gold." All of January,...

Free PlayStation Plus Games | January 2018

Who doesn't love free video games? In January, PS4 gamers with a PlayStation Plus subscription are in luck. They have the opportunity to play...

The DCEU: A Post-Mortem

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the movies in the DC Extended Universe, including Justice League. “The DCEU is dead. Bury it.”That might be slight...

The Week’s Best Comics – January 3, 2018

As superheroes conquer more and more of our pop culture, it's important to remember their origins. Comic books have become the laboratories of our...

New Movies Streaming in January 2018

 Any given weekend you could find yourself with a craving for a good movie. That's only natural. What's more enjoyable on a Friday or...

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great 2017 and is looking forward to an even more exciting 2018. To that end, we...

New TV Streaming in January 2018

Let's face it. There's nothing good on TV. And if there was, you probably wouldn't know anyway. Because you don't watch the TV. Who...

‘All the Money in the World’ is a solid, but unspectacular,...

STORYAll the Money in the World (AMW, for short) is based on the infamous 1973 kidnapping of John Paul "Paul" Getty III (Charlie Plummer),...

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Taking the saga in unexpected directions...

STORYThe eighth chapter in the Star Wars saga is the first to pick up immediately where its predecessor left off. The First Order has...

NIHW 35: Journey Into Mystery

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: The gang returns from Thanksgiving break to Boyhood vs. Birdman, Microtransactions, and...

Runaway with Hulu’s New Marvel Series | Recap

The first episode of the Runaways opens cold with a shot of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth being read by...

NIHW 34: Save MarThor Ragnarock!

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, and talk about Norse Mythology, critique movies they haven't seen,...

A Brief History of The Runaways

The Runaways comic started in 2003 under Marvel’s Tsunami imprint, a subdivision dedicated to young adult readers and manga fans. Brian K. Vaughan and...

Call Of Duty World War Too Soon? | Review

Call of Duty is a titan of a franchise. Like Madden, there' a new one every year and they all seem to struggle to...

‘Justice League’ Is A Step Forward For DC | Review

STORYThousands of years ago, a being named Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) came to Earth wielding the power of the three Motherboxes, the combined strength of...

It’s A Trap! | EA Wants Buzz For Battlefront 2

On November 17, EA is going to release one of the most anticipated games of the year: Star Wars Battlefront II. In preparation, EA...

NIHW 33: Sports Ruin Everything

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jack talk about James Bond continuity, corporate restructuring,...

Genuine Mystery Onboard the ‘Orient Express’ | Review

On the first of January, 1934, Agatha Christie published Murder on the Orient Express. The book was the tenth in the ongoing adventures of  Hercule...

Social Media Reaction to Justice League Mixed Positive

The social media embargo for next week's hotly anticipated Justice League lifted today. How does it look? Well, reactions seem to be pretty split....

NIHW 32: Batman with Alexis Nedd

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley talks to Alexis Nedd (Senior Interactive Editor at Cosmopolitan) about her love...

NIHW 31: 7,000 Game Library

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Jack, and Jonathan talked about video games, video games, and...

S01 Episode 5: V for Vendetta

THE WATCHMEN are back for another exciting superhero adventure.In this episode, Deepak and Ryley venture into darker territory with their first Warner Brothers movie, V...

NIHW 30: The Great Farm Experiment

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jack talked about pumpkins, football, and the unappreciated...

Review | ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is fun but hollow

NOTE: Dear loyal readers, we at Nerd It Here First are going to start using a new style for our movie reviews. We hope...

Hats Off to ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ | Review

DISCLAIMER: This review will be covering the game, and will therefore inevitably contain something that some people will consider spoilers. If you are worried...

Nintendo’s New 3DS XL With Even More SNES

Recently, Amazon has made a page for a New Nintendo 3DS XL model designed as an homage to their second and arguably most beloved...

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer shows a galaxy in...

The theatrical trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has now been unleashed upon the world, and there is a lot to talk about....

Review | ‘Blade Runner 2049’ honors, surpasses the original

WARNING: I went into Blade Runner 2049 totally blind; I’d advise you do the same. This review does its best to avoid any fatal...

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” is back and hasn’t lost a step

Season 9, Episode 1 — "Foisted!" Rating: B+ When it comes to Curb Your Enthusiasm, growth and development are anathema to the show’s fundamental goals of...

Everything We Know About the “Shazam!” Movie

While the DC Extended Universe has had its share of questionable decisions and unpopular choices, perhaps none is as head-scratching as the decision to...

‘Cuphead’ Can’t Be Beat | Review

Cuphead is one of the most defiant video games I've ever played. The lead-up to the game focused on the animation style that defines...

NIHW 29: Dash and Bash

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jack talk about Muppet Treasure Island, The Book...

NIHW 28: Writing with Daniel Kibblesmith

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley talks to Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Quantum +...

‘Echo’ Shines Bright Through the Darkness | Review

I'll be honest, I hadn't even heard of Echo until a few days ago, but once I started it I almost couldn't put it...

A Major Marvel Character Is Back

“Guess who’s back, back again?” If you guessed the been dead for three years Marvel superhero, Wolverine, you’d be correct!After a fatal run-in with...

Going Nowhere Fast | ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Recap

Star Trek Discovery | Episode 101 & 102| ‘The Vulcan Hello’ & 'Battle at the Binary Stars' | Aired September 24, 2017Last weekend, CBS...

Review | ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is more of the same,...

Based on one of the lesser known comics by Mark Millar, Kingsman: The Secret Service emerged as one of the sleeper hits of 2015,...

‘Wonder Woman’ Shines Bright on 4K Ultra HD | Review

MOVIE Wonder Woman took the 2017 summer box office by storm, becoming the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all-time domestically, as well as the highest-grossing...

‘mother!’ is a return to form for Aronofsky | Review

WARNING: it's impossible to discuss mother! without delving into spoilers. There's nothing here that will ruin the movie for you, but I do believe...

Action Comics Reveals Mr Oz’s Identity

Since DC kicked off Rebirth, DC has insisted that the new branding on their comics was not a "reboot." Unlike The New 52 which...

There Are No Losers In ‘IT’ | Review

Presumably the first of two cinematic chapters, the 2017 update of IT proves to be one of the smartest and most capable remakes of a beloved...

NIHW 27: JCVD

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jack talk about Muppet Treasure Island, The Book...

‘Destiny 2’ Builds On Everything | Review

Destiny 2's highly anticipated release brought with it some cautiousness. Many players felt burned by vanilla Destiny's lack of coherent story and late game content....

The Deuce Episode 1 | Recap

The running joke with HBO's new series, "The Deuce," is that it only exists because the network needed to find some use for all...

S01 Episode 4: The Avengers

THE WATCHMEN are back for another exciting superhero adventure.In this episode, Deepak and Ryley cap off the first section of their Marvel adventures with a...

Kickstarters We Love | September 2017

This month in Kickstarters we love we have some new board games from new publishers, new board games from older publishers, and a classic...

Playstation Plus | September 2017

This month for free on PlayStation Plus are some unique games as well as a AAA early system release.Starting September 5th the following games...

Games With Gold | September 2017

This month in Xbox Live’s Games with Gold selection you’ll find a great collection of games without a letdown in the bunch.Trials Fusion Trials Fusion...

September Video Games Release (And Why You Should Care)

There are lots of lists on the internet regarding what games hit shelves this month; this is going to be that with an extra...

Who Will Direct Star Wars Episode IX?

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for directors hired by Disney and Lucasfilm to helm their Star Wars movies. While the big news...

Uncharted’s Legacy Is Easy to See

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is the first console spin-off in Naughty Dog’s long running Uncharted franchise. The Sony flagship series ended its primary series...

NIHW 26: AeJon Targaryen

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jack talk about Armie Hammer's affinity for ropes,...

Star Wars The Last Jedi Plot Revealed

Did Topps' “The Last Jedi” trading cards just spoil the plot of the movie? BEWARE: POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR EPISODE VIII  via GIPHY Happy Force Friday, dear readers!...

S01 Episode 3: Iron Man

THE WATCHMEN are back for another exciting superhero adventure.In this episode, Deepak and Ryley explore Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the...

S01 Episode 2: Spider-Man 2

THE WATCHMEN are back for another exciting superhero adventure.In this episode, Deepak and Ryley explore the different iterations of Spider-Man on the big screen...

STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE RUMORS | Aug. 29

Every week at Nerd It Here First, we’ll be compiling a list of the biggest news and rumors of the week in the world...

The Punisher is Coming

Fans of the Netflix's MCU content were got a flurry of information this week on The Punisher Twitter feed. The Punisher Teaser Trailer https://twitter.com/ThePunisher/status/902221813740052480Marvel posted a...

The 15 Best Covers From Jack Kirby’s 4th World Series

There is a reason that Jack Kirby is known as the King of Comics. He has had an undeniable impact on the genre. Every...

NIHW 25: The Defenders with Da7e Gonzales

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley talks to Da7e Gonzales (Fighting in the War Room, Storm of Spoilers)...

It Is Known | ‘Game of Thrones’ and Book Readers

It's hard to say whether Game of Thrones faces any challenges anymore. It is the most popular show on television today. Despite massive leaks...

Drunk Comic Book History 1: Blurred ‘Vision’

Welcome to a new podcast from Nerd It Here First. It's time for the first ever episode of DRUNK COMIC BOOK HISTORY! And we're...

The Watchmen S01: X-Men (Pilot)

Nerd It Here First is officially kicking off a new podcast series, a show about movies entitled THE WATCHMEN.In the pilot episode of The...

Back To Basics | Sonic Mania Review

Between Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey and now Sonic Mania, there seems to be a noticeable push in the games community to...

No Man’s Sky | One Year Later

In August of 2016, Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky released with a lot of hype and expectations. It proceeded to meet neither of them. As...

Star Wars: Attack of the Rumors | August 22

Every Tuesday at Nerd It Here First, we’ll be compiling a list of the biggest news and rumors of the week in the world...

The ‘Empires’ Strike Back | Age of Empires 4 Reveal Trailer

The announce trailer for the highly hoped and prayed for Age of Empires 4 released on 8/21. There was, unfortunately, no gameplay, just narration...

Miniature Gaming, Massive Convention | Historicon 2017 Recap

Historicon 2017 was a “Historical Miniature Gaming” convention that took place in Fredericksburg, VA July 13-16. The convention hall was separated into different massive...

A One Of A Kind Game | Pyre Review

Pyre is Supergiant Games third project, following up on its major debut hit Bastion and then Transistor. Bastion focused heavily on storytelling, through narration,...

Dark Nights Metal #1 | Comic Book Recap

Dark Nights Metal | Issue 1 | DC Comics | Aug. 16, 2017 Public anticipation for the DC Event of the Summer has been at...

Merchandise Leak Provides Clues For The Last Jedi

With the eighth episode of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, due out in a matter of months, the floodgates are slowly starting...

Daniel Craig Will Return in Next Bond Film

After the years of speculation about who will follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps as the next James Bond, the answer turns out none other...

NIHW 24: Dark Nights: Metal with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley and Casey sit down to talk to the most well known comic...

Too Important To Miss | Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice | Ninja Theory | Released Aug. 8th, 2017 The Independent AAA Game In 2014 Tameem Antoniades spoke at GDC Europe about his new...

Kickstarter Projects We Love | August 2017

CMON (Cool Mini or Not) has finally released their A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Kickstarter. A Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures From...

NIHW 23: HBOh No!

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Jonathan talk about The Nativity of Jesus, how...

Is Sony’s Future In Trouble?

If there’s any single studio that has owned the last couple of weeks at the box office, for better or worse, it’s Sony. The...

NIHW 22: Batman with Tom King

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week, Ryley and Casey sit down to talk to comic book scribe Tom King...

Tacoma Review

Tacoma is The Fullbright Company’s newest game. After their previous release, Gone Home, fans of the “walking simulator” genre were very much looking forward to Tacoma.After...

You Can’t Go Home Again | Game of Thrones Recap

Game of Thrones | Episode 704 | 'The Spoils of War' | Aired Aug. 6th, 2017The abbreviated seventh season of HBO's hit series, Game...

All of Game of Thrones Season 7 | Major Spoilers

Game of Thrones is back and it's the beginning of the end now that Winter is here. This seven episode season is the second...

Set Photos Leak | Star Wars The Last Jedi

Newest photos from on set of Star Wars Episode 8 have landed and were here to break them down for you. Up first we...

NIHW 21: What Remains of Edith Finch with Ian Dallas

It's time for another episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!In this week's interview, Ryley and Jack talk to Ian Dallas, the writer/director of What...

Dunkirk – Film Review

Rating: 2 out of 4 stars Christopher Nolan has made a career out of filmmaking on a grand scale, working his way up from a...

Kickstarter Projects We Love | July 2017

Kickstarter has been a great crowd funding source for tons of different projects but one of the most successful mediums to use it has...

NIHW 20: TV Adaptation, Comic-Con, and Spider-Man Homecoming

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Fred, Deepak, and Tanner talk about what it's like when a...

Spider-Man: Homecoming is Surprising And Good | Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars Spider-Man has had a rough history on the big screen on the path to Spider-Man: Homecoming. What started off...

NIHW 19: Best of 2017 Part 1

NIHW Episode 19 This week, Ryley, Fred, and Deepak talk about their favorite movies, TV Shows and Video Games from the first half of 2017.Each...

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Goes All In

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4NOTE: Seen in AMC Dolby Cinema 3D. As usual, say what you will about the Transformers movies, but the...

Nintendo’s E3 Conference Centers On Switch Games

So E3 just ended, and all the major game companies had their press conferences over the past few days. I want to focus on...

An American Tale | American Gods Recap

American Gods | Episode 107 | ‘A Prayer for Mad Sweeny’ | Aired June 12, 2017 At its core, American Gods is obsessed with the stories we...

E3 2017: Bethesda Press Conference Recap

Bethesda had a small showing, and most of their stuff has already hit store shelves in some form, but there were some gems in...

E3 2017: Microsoft Press Conference Recap

Microsoft has dropped the last year's presentation style to focus in on delivering game announcements this year. And they announced a lot of them. Here...

E3 2017: EA Press Conference Recap

This year, EA’s press conference took place a day before E3 began, at an off-site location from the main E3 convention. It Sunday, and...

The Black Panther Trailer Is Here

The Black Panther trailer released and it looks like Marvel is treading some new ground in this one. The trailer has an adventure film...

5 Game of Thrones Spin Offs We’d Actually Watch

The First episode of Season 7 of Game of Thrones hasn't even aired yet, and programming president Casey Bloys is already talking spin-offs. While...

Tekken 7 Works Despite Itself

Tekken 7 released worldwide on June 2nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Windows through Steam. It was previously as an arcade exclusive...

Nintendo Switch Online Dramatically Cheaper Than Competition

Nintendo has released more information regarding its online services for the Nintendo Switch, detailing prices and some new (or old when you think about...

Gods Bless America | American Gods Recap

American Gods | Episode 106 | 'A Murder of Gods' | Aired June 4, 2017One of the many features which unite the world's major...

Kickstarters We Love | StarFlint

When it comes sci-fi in video games, movies and television, there are a plethora of options to explore. This genre of entertainment has been...

Netflix’s ‘War Machine’ is Sound Without Fury

War Machine is a Netflix original film that premiered recently. It is written and directed by David Michôd (writer and director of The Rover...

No, Netflix Is Not Destroying Cinema

There’s a new game in town, and frankly, it’s not even that new. Netflix, the streaming giant, has been taking a big bite out...

New Challenges in Zelda BotW DLC

So we all know The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a superb game. I'm 115 hours in and still finding new...

Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Breakdown

The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer has taken the internet by storm. And while it is easy enough to say it looks awesome (which...

Here’s Everything Leaving Netflix June 2017

Every month, Netflix provides us with an abundant harvest of new entertainment to sink into our eyeballs. But, at the same time, they also...

Underwater Welder: Best Chance for Best Picture Oscar

Movies based on comic books haven’t had the best track record of winning one of those little golden guy statuettes. The Academy is notoriously...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap | World’s End

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Episode 22 | 'World’s End' | Aired May 11th, 2017'World’s End' was probably the best way to end my...

How We Got Here | The Star Wars 40th Celebration

On this day 40 years ago, a little science-fiction space opera — one marred by a lack of confidence from its financiers, on-set struggles...

Remembering Roger Moore

My Introduction to James Bond Roger Moore was never my James Bond.I became a fan of James Bond in the late 90's and early 00's...

“Alien: Covenant” review — AVP: Alien vs. Prometheus

Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars The enduring popularity of the Alien franchise is puzzling, and I write that as someone who loves the Alien...

The Game We Deserve, Not The One We Need | Injustice...

 The hype was real for Injustice 2. Since the unequivocal success of Injustice: Gods Among Us, the promise of a sequel has swirled overhead. Gamers have...

The Executioner | Kickstarters We Love

The Executioner ropes you in quickly and keeps you there until the end. I recently played the demo for The Executioner, a firmly text...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap | ‘The Return’

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Episode 421 | 'The Return' | Aired May 11th, 2017This is the recap of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 4,...

Black Gods Matter | American Gods Recap

American Gods | Episode 102 | 'The Secret of Spoons' | Aired May 7, 2017This article is our recap of the second episode of American Gods on...

Star Wars Toys Reveal New Characters | The Last Jedi

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has us primed for the next chapter of the Skywalker story. Unfortunately, we've got a...

DC Reveals 3 DLC Characters, Teases More | Injustice 2

As the roster for Injustice 2 continues to grow, we're getting more and more excited about getting our hands on this game. The first title, Injustice:...

Gentlemen, Start Your Turbines | Steampunk Rally Review

Racing is the most directly competitive type of competition humanity has ever devised. A group of competitors, doing the same thing at the same...

No Risk, No Reward | Marvel’s ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ Review

The fact that the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was a success is still somewhat unbelievable. The sci-fi action comedy featuring a raccoon and a...

Hilarious ‘Star Wars’ Parody of ‘Sgt. Peppers’

We know we're a day late for the annual Star Wars celebration. But to us, every day is a good day to celebrate Star...

NIHW 14: Infinity Gauntlet 2: The Wrath of Khan

It's time for a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, Fred and Jack talk about film festivals, compare Bane impressions,...

Fate of the Furious Still Impressing at the Box Office

As it celebrates its sixteenth birthday this year, the Fast and Furious franchise has recently driven out its eighth installment. Titled, The Fate of...

Xbox Games with Gold Celebrates Star Wars in May

Microsoft is apparently celebrating the 4th of May with this month's "Games with Gold" giveaway. Throughout the month of May, Xbox Gold Live members...

Marvel’s Runaways Gets A Trailer From Hulu

For a brief few minutes this afternoon, the trailer for Hulu's new Marvel Series Runaways was on Youtube. It was pulled a short time later by...

Everything Coming To Your Favorite Streaming Service | May 2017

May is going to be a busy month for streaming subscriptions.On Netflix, Season 3 of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will bring Kimmy face to face with...

Every Video Game Release for May 2017

For gamers, there's never a lack of new content to check out. In fact, the problem is usually the opposite. So many games come out...

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap | ‘Farewell, Cruel World!’

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Episode 20 | 'Farewell Cruel World!' | Aired May 2nd, 2017In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (AoS) 'Farewell Cruel World!', our heroes finally...

Sony Releases Official ‘Dark Tower’ Trailer

Sony Pictures has finally released the official trailer for their adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower book series.The action-packed trailer features the first official footage from...

The Defenders Unite in Official Netflix Trailer

As we prepare for the premiere of The Defenders this fall, Netflix has released the first official trailer. As if we weren't hyped enough already.The trailer...

American Gods | The Bone Orchard recap

American Gods| Episode 101 | ‘The Bone Orchard'| Aired April 31st, 2017 Well, we've made it. After years of speculation and countless false starts, Neil...

After WGA Deal, Shows & Jobs Are Safe

Early yesterday morning WGA (Writers Guild of America) and AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers) worked through their differences reaching an agreement...

Bethesda’s New Prey Is Absolutely Scary Good

Much like the plot of the actual game itself, Bethesda's Prey has flown under the radar until it didn't. For whatever reason, Bethesda's reboot...

Bill Nye Will Not Save the World

Netflix must have been thrilled to bring Bill Nye to their streaming platforms for the new show Bill Nye Save the World. The "Science...

NIHW 13: Marvel Comics with Matthew Perpetua

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/ij9446/NIHW_9_5.mp3It's time for a Special Report from NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!In this episode, Ryley sits down with Matthew Perpetua (Buzzfeed, Flux Blog) to talk...

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Highlights: ‘All the Madame’s Men’

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Episode 18 | 'No Regrets' | Aired April 25th, 2017'All the Madame's Men' was a good episode of Agents...

DC Goes Digital with Teen Titans

 With the success of online streaming, we see more and more content go online. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have decided to follow suit...

Maximum Apocalypse | Kickstarters We Love

Mike Gnade and the group over at Rock Manor games are back. After the success of his first Kickstarter project, Brass Empire, Mike is...

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap | Review

LizardCube has shown that the most important part of any remake is knowing when to leave well enough alone.

NIHW 12: Marvel-ous News

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/y7y2w6/NIHW_9.mp3Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, and Fred talk about corporate buyouts from the early 2000s, how...

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Highlights: ‘No Regrets’

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Episode 18 | 'No Regrets' | Aired April 18th, 2017'No Regrets' was a good episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D....

Secret Empire #0 | Recap

Welcome to the (Not So) Secret Empire Some people are engrossed in the Stanley Cup playoffs currently underway (Go Leafs!). They’re probably dissecting and discussing...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Trailer Breakdown

The latest in Star Wars trailers were released this past week, both the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer and the teaser for Star Wars:...

Guardians of the Galaxy recap: ‘Tangled Up In Blue’

Guardians of the Galaxy A Telltale Series | Episode 1 | 'Tangled Up In Blue' | Released April 18, 2017In the last few years, Telltale...

All Walls Must Fall | Kickstarters We Love

All Wall Must Fall, the new project on Kickstarter from game development studio inbetweengames is a massive undertaking. The game seeks to tie together the...

NIHW 10: Ragna-Rock and Roll

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/fjq8bf/NIHW_8.mp3 Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, and Fred talk about Norse Mythology, Virtual Reality, Yooka-Laylee, and AMC's Mad...

Yooka-Laylee Proves Games Should Be Fun | Review

The fact that Yooka-Laylee even exists should be enough to earn it high praise. The "Rare-vival" earned $2,613,466 on Kickstarter in June of 2015....

The Pull List 4-12-17: Weapon X #1, Godshaper #1, and Spencer...

Wednesday is always New Comic Book Day. And who doesn't love comics? These are the three titles that topped my reading pile for this...

Agents Of Shield: Identity and Change Highlights

'Identity and Change' was a great episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. if you haven't watched it yet find a laptop and watch it posthaste. If you...

How the Switch Can Beat the Wii | 3DS

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

Michael Rosenbaum in Guardians of the Galaxy

Fans of Smallville rejoice, the world's greatest Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum, is returning to the live-action superhero genre. The question now is just who is he...

Agents of Shield Recap 4:16 – What if…

Agents of Shield's season 4 episode 16 “What If…” follows Chloe Bennet's Daisy Johnson and Elizabeth Henstridge's Jemma Simmons as they enter into the...

How the Switch Can Beat the Wii | Builds

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

Madame Hydra from Page to Screen

Tomorrow night Agents of Shield resumes for the final stretch of its fourth season. ABC has revealed that in this week's episode Mallory Jansen...

Half-Life 3 Release Date Announced!

Finally caving to fan pressure, Valve Studios has quietly added the long-awaited sequel to their production schedule. While we still don’t have an exact...

Infinity War Filming on Indefinite Hold

Reports are coming in about trouble on the set of Infinity War. While Marvel has been able to soothe the egos of all their actors up...

How the Switch Can Beat the Wii | Online

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

The Pull List | March 29, 2017

Fifth Wednesdays in a month are always a weird mystery grab bag for comics. Everything is generally scheduled for release over the first four...

Becoming Something Else | The Ghost In The Shell Review

It was absurd ever to think that Hollywood could adapt The Ghost in the Shell. The 1995 science fiction anime is one of the...

NIHW 9: Cinema Conference

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/5v8t7e/NIHW_6.mp3Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, and Fred talk about Wonder Woman, 90s Romantic Comedies, government red...

Marvel’s X-Men ResurrXion: What to Xpect

“ResurrXion is all about embracing the original dream of coexisting with humans and fighting together to make a better world. All the books...

Dark Souls III The Ringed City | Review

Dark Souls final DLC has launched today, and it does not disappoint. This article is only a basic impressions and review and will attempt...

Posters & Trailer | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel hasn't missed a beat when it's come to publicizing that their most well known superhero, Spider-Man, is back in the same universe with...

How the Switch Can Beat the Wii | Peripherals

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

NIHW 8: Special Remake Report with Da7e Gonzales

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/s4ktcd/NIHW_5_5.mp3It's time for a Special Report from NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!In this episode, Ryley and Tanner sit down with Da7e Gonzales to talk about...

Everything We Know | The Dark Tower

After decades of attempts, Stephen King's The Dark Tower series is finally coming to theaters.Over the last 35 years, there have been numerous attempts to adapt King's...

NIHW 7: Too Old To Splatoon

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/2xxbqh/NIHW_5.mp3Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY! And this week we're joined by guest Brad Garoon. The first season of his podcast,...

Power Rangers Teases Green Ranger in New Motion Poster

The official “Power Rangers” Twitter account is still teasing plot details from their new movie. The newest detail they're teasing us with is the presence of...

Netflix Godzilla Film Reveals Full Title, Plot Synopsis

Godzilla is experiencing a resurgence in popular culture right now. Ever since Matthew Broderick and Roland Emmerich's turn with the giant reptilian terror, America...

How the Switch Can Beat the Wii | Virtual Console

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

The Pull List | March 22, 2017

We spend most of the week talking about TV, movies, or video games. But, at our heart, we really love comic books. In case you...

“This Is the Police” Is The Best Character Drama Out Right...

This Is the Police is an unusual game for many reasons. Technically, the game is a straightforward real-time resource management game. The player plays...

How the Switch Can Beat The Wii | Games

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

Every Bit of Info We Could Find on ‘Doctor Who’ Season...

The premiere of Doctor Who season 10 is right around the corner. With showrunner Steven Moffat and series star Peter Capaldi both leaving the show, there's...

Iron Fist recap: ‘Under Leaf Pluck Lotus’

Season 1 | Episode 105 | “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” | Aired March 17, 2017This is a recap of Season 1, Episode 4 of Marvel’s...

Sony Really Wants To Make a Venom Movie

Back in the days of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, when Sony and Fox played nice together, and before the now famous Marvel Studios/Sony Spidey...

Iron Fist recap: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm

Season 1 | Episode 104 | “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm” | Aired March 17, 2017This is a recap of Season 1, Episode 4 of Marvel’s...

Samurai Jack recap: XCIII

Season 5 | Episode 502 | "XCIII" | Aired March 18, 2017Samurai Jack was always a quiet show. One of the characteristics of the show was...

New ‘Matrix’ Film Not A Reboot, May Be Origin Film

Every movie from The Mummy to 21 Jump Street is getting the expanded universe treatment. So it shouldn't be surprising that Warner Brothers is going...

Iron Fist recap: ‘Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch’

Season 1 | Episode 103 | "Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch" | Aired March 17, 2017This is a recap of Season 1, Episode 2 of Marvel’s...

NIHW 6: Universal Expansion

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/hv4s44/NIHW_4.mp3Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, Jack, and Fred talk about playing with LEGOS, finding needles in...

Iron Fist recap: ‘Shadow Hawk Takes Flight’

Season 1 | Episode 102 | "Shadow Hawk Takes Flight" | Aired March 17, 2017This is a recap of Season 1, Episode 2 of Marvel's...

Iron Fist recap: “Snow Gives Way”

Season 1 | Episode 101 | "Snow Gives Way" | Aired March 17, 2017In the sea of superhero properties, it's worth paying attention to...

We Need To Talk About Finn Jones

Finn Jones is back in the news this week. The actor, who plays Danny Rand in the Marvel/Netflix series Iron Fist, became the victim...

How the Switch Can Beat The Wii | Apps

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

Everything We Know About Fox’s X-Men TV Show

Last July Fox ordered a pilot episode for an X-Men TV show from writer Matt Nix. The show is intended to air on the Fox...

NIHW 5: Special Logan Report

 https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/v9fhvc/NIHW_3_5.mp3Click here to download the episode and subscribe on iTunesIt's time for a Special Report from NERD IT HERE WEEKLYIn this episode, Ryley sits...

The Pull List | March 15, 2017

We spend most of the week talking about TV, movies, or video games. But, at our heart, we really love comic books. In case...

Pitch: The Orphan

Pitch is a new series here on Nerd It Here First where one of us will write a short piece pitching an idea for...

Mass Effect Andromeda Is Gigantic | Preview

Mass Effect Andromeda is out March 21, but already the first mission and the multiplayer are available to play for anyone with an EA...

Everything You Need to Know | Iron Fist

A few years ago, when Marvel announced they were teaming up with Netflix to create a series of direct to streaming shows which would...

The Complete Rundown on ‘They Shall Not Pass’ | Battlefield 1

The first paid expansion for the hit war game Battlefield 1 is out today. Customers who bought the Premium Pass will be able to play...

How the Switch Can Beat The Wii | Portability

Experts project Nintendo will sell 40 Million units by the end of 2020. This would make it worse than the Wii in sales, but...

Twitch to Stream Every Episode of Power Rangers

If we learned anything from watching decades of Power Rangers adventures, it's that anything that is good on its own is better when mashed...

‘American Gods’ Is Going To Be Unbelievable

Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods have been clamoring for any details about the Starz adaptation of the novel, due to premiere on April 30th....

NIHW 4: Odds Man Out

This week: Jack is on vacation. Ryley, Tanner, and Fred talk about the delicate art of raiding tombs, the purpose of movie theaters, when to take gambling odds, and the Nintendo Game Cube. Each armed with their favorite piece of pop-culture news from the last seven days, they sit down to discuss the last week and make predictions for the next one.

Preacher Season Two | Set Photos, Casting News, Plot Summary, Premiere...

Good news Preacher fans! We've got the first news on Preacher season two!The show, run by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and Sam Catlin, will be returning...

Everything We Know About ‘Alien: Covenant’

The annual South By Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, provides new and exciting movie news every year. And this year, some of the...

Let LeFou Be LeFou

Bill Condon, the director of the live-action Beauty and the Beast, recently revealed in an interview that Gaston's sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad) is openly...

How the Switch Can Beat The Wii | Marketing

In his review of the Nintendo Switch, Kyle Orland said " seems to pull portable gaming upward more than it drags home console gaming downward."...

Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown

The X-men universe has everyone buzzing after this week's performance in movie theaters nation-wide. There were early indications that unexpected things were on the horizon, but...

Logan Will Change Superhero Movies Forever

It is hard now to believe that there was a time when superhero movies were novel. Executives at Warner Brothers and Disney have done...

NIHW 3: Moon Land

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/j6wx2e/NIHF_2_Final.mp3Welcome to a new episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, Fred, and Jack talk about how pranks can hurt people's feelings,...

When and Where to Play the Nintendo Switch: Dos and Don’t

We are all excited to see the Nintendo Switch launch tomorrow on March 3rd. Whether or not you pre-ordered the switch, are trying to...

Nintendo Switch: The Ultimate Nintendo Console

Nintendo's "entertainment DNA" is going into the Switch. But how have all its predecessors have affected the design we see in Nintendo's latest console/handheld hybrid?

Ubisoft And James Cameron Making ‘Avatar’ Video Game

As though it is just now coming out of cryo-sleep after a deep space flight, it seems that James Cameron's Avatar is having a moment. The...

Be Nice to Brian Cullinan

If you haven’t heard already, on Sunday night this happened. All of it is worth watching, but you only need the first 3 minutes...

Comparing The Legend of Zelda to Breath of the Wild

Going back to basics “Breath of the Wild embodies the freedom and danger that made the first Zelda game so enthralling, and captures the feeling...

NIHW 2 : Special Oscars Report

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/mz3tm5/NIHW_1_5_MP3_Final_Cut_-_2_28_17_4_07_PM.mp3It's time for a Special Report from NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!In this episode, Ryley and Tanner sit down with two film experts to talk...

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer and Details

Don't give #OscarFail too much grief. While it was certainly the most prominent botched announcement that took place, it wasn't the only one.Yesterday, Target...

Everything We Know After the Dark Souls III Leak

FromSoftware has announced that the DLC for Dark Souls III is set for release on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on March 28. During...

Checking Our Model The Morning After The Oscars

17 correct out of 24 is 71% correct or a “C-”. Generally the results indicate that our model performed below average. In the impossible...

The Upsetting Truth Behind Why Moonlight Will Not Win Best Picture

Moonlight deserves to win Best Picture at the Oscars. But it won't because of the Academy's history of prejudice. Here's exactly why it should and won't win

Announcing NIHF Official Academy Award Predictions 2017

Most people say perfectly predicting the Academy Awards is impossible. To those people I ask, “Who doesn’t want to achieve the impossible?”In order to...

NIHW 1: Oscar Mic

https://nerditherefirst.podbean.com/mf/web/2kan6j/NIHW_1_MP3_Cut.mp3Welcome to the first ever episode of NERD IT HERE WEEKLY!This week: Ryley, Tanner, Fred, and Jack talk about a world where Disney Princesses rule...

The Nerd It Here First Oscars Prediction Contest

It's time for our annual Oscar Prediction Contest!Our Oscars Prediction Contest is live! Click here to enter your guesses!The winner will receive a shout...

Review: Marvel Comics’ Kingpin #1

Kingpin #1 Review by Mike P.Comic by Matthew Rosenberg, Ben Torres, and Jordan BoydThis was easily my favourite comic to come out this week. The...

Justice League Dark | The Best Nightmare Ever

In November 2012, rumors started buzzing around a superhero team few had ever heard about. The suggestion was that Guillermo Del Toro (Blade II,...

Breaking Down Everything We Know About Logan

In one month, Fox's new Logan will hit theaters. The film has already garnered much well deserved buzz around the two fantastic trailers. But aside from the...

Casting News | Aquaman Casts Black Manta & Atlanna

Yahya Abdul-Mateen (The Get Down) and Nicole Kidman (Lion, Mouin Rouge!) have reportedly been cast for two major roles in Aquaman. The film,under the direction of James Wan (Furious 7), is due in theaters October 5, 2018.

Capaldi Leaving Doctor Who, BBC Spinning Its Wheels

Peter Capaldi has announced he will leave Doctor Who at the end of Series 10. This season will be Capaldi's third as The Doctor....

Ben Affleck won’t direct ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck has decided not to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. after weeks of public speculation. The director had said recently that he...

Casting News| Cloak & Dagger Finds its Heroes

Comic book fans can celebrate today as Marvel and Freeform have cast the two title characters for their upcoming Cloak & Dagger TV Series. Olivia Holt...

How PAC-MAN Changed Everything

If you’ve ever walked into a game store one of the first things you likely felt was a sense of awe. Maybe you’re a...

For Your Considerarion: Kubo and the Two Strings

For many people, the best part of award season is trying to predict which films will be honored as the best in their category. The...

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars, and the Future of CGI

In 2012, at Coachella, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were on stage amazing an already amped up audience when, suddenly, they were joined by a...

Mind Palace: When Is ‘Sherlock’ Not ‘Sherlock’

Rather than spend time recapping episodes of Sherlock, we prefer to look at the whole picture and try and figure out what it means....

New TV We’re Looking Forward to in the Fist Half of...

The midseason premiers this year have the potential to be some of the highest quality pick-ups we've seen in a while. And with alternative platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu becoming more popular all the time, the time-honored TV tradition of saving the garbage for the winter premiers has gone out the window. We've put together a list of the some the shows we think have the highest chances of being hits in the early part of this year.

The Best or Worst Movies of 2017

Beginning of the year movie lists are always a dicy predicament. It's easy to list off a bunch of movies that will be coming...

Analysis Mode: The Grand Unifying Theory for the Westworld Season 1...

With just hours until the Season 1 finale is upon us, we try and make sense of all the loose ends still hanging around in Westworld.

Westworld Recap: What to Expect when You’re Expecting

Westworld Season 1, Ep 9 | Aired Nov 27With the creative mights of some of the best known twist makers in Hollywood behind it, Westworld has immediately become...

Diabolical Villains and Where We Shouldn’t Find Them | Fantastic Beasts...

Launching a film franchise is not an enviable job. The modern film audience expects a certain level of gravitas from a movie. You want...

Westworld recap: Why Two Timelines Matters

Westworld Season 1, Ep 8 | Aired Nov 20With the creative mights of some of the best known twist makers in Hollywood behind it, Westworld...

The Walking Dead recap: Something to Fear

The Walking Dead | 'The Day Will Come When You Won't Be' Season 7, Episode 1 | Aired Oct. 23On Sunday night, AMC's hit drama...

Who are the ‘Children of Arkham’

In Episode 2 of Telltale Games' new Batman series, we were introduced to a revolutionary terrorist group calling themselves the Children of Arkham. The titular villains stormed...

The Walking Dead Preseason: Who Dies?

The Walking Dead Season 7, Ep. 1 | Airs Oct. 23We've been on pins and needles since we first heard Negan was going to appear on...

Batman Telltale recap: ‘Children of Arkham’

Batman: The Telltale Series Season 1, Ep. 2 | Released Sept. 20When we heard that Telltale Games was turning their eye to Batman, we knew...