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Dragon-less Dragon Age: a review of Dragon Age: Redemption

Posted June 24, 2012 by Jen Jen

Reviewing a movie based on a game I’ve never played before . . . hmm. Not nearly as difficult as swallowing the artificial dialog of the characters in director Peter Winther’s live action film Dragon Age: Redemption based on Bioware’s game Dragon Age. Starring Felicia Day (The Guild) the film follows a small haphazard group […]

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Sneak Peek Of The Feature Film: NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING

Posted June 16, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

A.P.N.G. Enterprises debuts PREVIS SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming feature film NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING. The first Previsualization Sneak Peek of the upcoming Live Action feature film NEW-GEN: DEADALUS RISING debuted today. The “Previs” video, viewable here, brings to life the storyboard for the film combining revolutionary facial capture technology and Previs animation for the first […]

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The Joy Of Streaming Services

Posted June 13, 2012 by Steven Savage

Netflix, Hulu, and all the other streaming services are perhaps one of the greatest things for Nerd/Geek/Fan/Otaku culture since they heyday of the mag and comic scenes many decades ago. Oh sure we can complain about prices, and limits, and a lot.  Trust me, I’ve got concerns, and part of me worries that the people […]

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Noobz – A Must See For Gamers Of All Ages

Posted June 12, 2012 by Kari Lane

Amidst the craziness of E3, there was the premiere of ‘noobz’. This was the first time a film has premiered at the video game convention. It was screened at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, a short walk from the LA Convention Center where E3 was being held. The red carpet and theater lobby were […]

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First Impressions: Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters

Posted June 2, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Recently I took the opportunity to watch an episode of the new cartoon series Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters that is premiering this Saturday on the Hub TV Network. It’s hard to judge an entire series based on one episode, and even harder not to share any cool details without spoiling too much. So […]

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“Hey Syfy Channel! You Sunk My Movie!”

Posted June 1, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

An op-ed piece by Ashley Lauren Rogers American Warships premiered on The Syfy Channel recently and it got me to thinking.  Smart move, Syfy Channel!  The only thing Battleship has going for it is special effect, Rihanna, and Liam Neesan.  Also, DOUCHEBAG move, Syfy channel because the movie only really had special effects, Rihanna and […]

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The Avengers, Bad Marketing, And Nerd Culture Promotion

Posted May 22, 2012 by Steven Savage

So as you read last column, I was pretty pumped on The Avengers, and analyzed why it worked. However I’m not that hot on the marketing. As noted, I think it helped sow doubts about the film’s quality. Really the marketing and advertisements were . . . well, rather “meh.” I can’t think of anything […]

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Adult Swim Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever for 2012-13

Posted May 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Basic Cable’s #1 Network In Total Day With Adults 18-34 and 18-49 Offers Up 9 New Series/Specials, 8 Pilots and 10 Returning Series Childrens Hospital Spin-off Newsreaders and Animated Harold & Kumar Make The List Fan Favorite Toonami Returns to Saturday Nights Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for seven consecutive years, sets out to “control” the night […]

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Yes, The Avengers Worked.

Posted May 15, 2012 by Steven Savage

So I saw “The Avengers,” and I feel my last column on the film was justified. It was great, and I’ve seen it twice. My only complaint is odd food cravings, but if you’ve seen the film, you understand those. If you haven’t seen the film, stop now, because this post is filled with spoilers. […]

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A Look At WARLOCK: MASTER OF THE ARCANE

Posted May 11, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Prepare for Fireballs and lightning, and lots of armies smiting and a launch trailer about the famous King Rrat. The time has come to gather your forces – mundane and occult, human and monster – and march forth across the continent and compel your rivals to submit. The world isn’t big enough for more than […]

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Get Ready to Rock as JAM Live Music Arcade is Coming to PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade May 16

Posted May 7, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Zivix and Reverb Publishing are bringing the definitive live music event to console gamers’ homes everywhere in just a few weeks. The kickoff date for your own music tour has just been announced! Zivix LLC, a developer leveraging innovative technology through peripherals, real musical instruments and entertainment software, and in association with Reverb Publishing, announced today […]

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Avengers Movie Review: The Good, The Bad and How I Would Fix It

Posted May 6, 2012 by E. Ortiz

For months, there has been a lot of speculation among comic book readers whether the Avengers movie would be satisfying. Even popular Marvel Comics writer Ed Brubaker received flack about it weeks before its release.   Our own Nerd Caliber writers debated whether the movie would be entertaining, such as Dave Palmacci’s Why The Avengers […]

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MC Frontalot and MegaRan Panel & Performance at PAX EAST 2012

Posted April 29, 2012 by E. Ortiz

MC Frontalot, MegaRan and beatsmith K-Murdock gave fans an opportunity to learn about the history of Nerdcore hip hop and ask them questions at their panel at PAX EAST 2012. It was a very informative and fun panel. Here are Random & K-Murdock speaking on their experience at PAX East 2012 in Boston, MA along with […]

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Kaijudo: Who is The Choten?

Posted April 26, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Kaijudo Battle Game will launch on May 5. The Battle Game will be available on Kaijudo.com and on Apple mobile devices. Players can learn more about the world of Kaijudo as they test their battle skills with awesome creatures and fight through 21 levels of game play jam-packed with some of the most […]

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Don’t Worry About The First Avengers Movie . . .

Posted April 25, 2012 by Steven Savage

Yes my past posts have often been on culture, conventions, and fascinating people.  But for a moment, indulge me, as I take a look at the question “Will The Avengers Be Bad.” Last week, there was a discussion here that, unfortunately, the Avengers would probably suck.  I’d like to contest that somewhat. See, I’m pretty […]

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Felicia Day to Host Fifth Annual IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

Posted April 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

LOS ANGELES– April 19, 2012 — Felicia Day, actress, writer, producer as well as an avid gamer, will host the fifth annual IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony, taking place Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Los Angeles County.   The 2012 IndieCade Awards ceremony is part of the annualIndieCade Festival, a public event that brings together independent game artists, media and consumers.  The attendees […]

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TOPPS Unveils John McCrea’s MARS ATTACKS Trading Cards

Posted April 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Eisner Award-Winner to Illustrate Exclusive Subset & Hand-Drawn Sketch Cards The Topps Company today has released a first look at a special subset of all-new trading cards by acclaimed comic book artist John McCrea, to be included in this summer’s Mars AttacksHeritage card set. McCrea, the Eisner Award-winning illustrator and co-creator of DC Comics’ Hitman (with Garth Ennis), is the artist […]

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Why The Avengers Movie Will Suck

Posted April 13, 2012 by David Palmacci

I get called a pessimist and not a true fan when I bust on the Red Sox for being only about three things; Dunkin Donuts, pink hats, and singing Sweet Caroline. People not from this area or who aren’t into baseball won’t understand what I’m talking about, but it’s ok: this isn’t about baseball but […]

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L’Arc~en~Ciel Play New York In A Big Way

Posted March 30, 2012 by Samantha Cella

For those of us unlucky enough to miss L’Arc~en~Ciel’s only US performance at Otakon 2004, the announcement of the 20th Anniversary World Tour seemed like a fabulous opportunity for J-rock fans. Unfortunately, the only date for the continental United States was in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden. The show would also […]

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Richie Branson and the GUNDAM Rap Album

Posted March 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Okay, I need to tell you three things. First, Richie Branson is a terrific rapper. How terrific? Any X-rays performed on Mr. Branson will reveal that he’s actually a cyborg sent back in time to save hip hop. If you love rap beats but not feeling the generic (hoes, money, rims, hoes) lyrics then meet […]

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President Barack Obama Joins Cartoon Network To SPEAK UP Against Bullying

Posted March 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Will Introduce The Network’s Original Documentary Speak Up Premiering Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m (ET/PT)With an Encore at 8 p.m. (ET, PT)   Commercial-Free Telecast Part of  the Award-Winning “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Pro-Social Campaign President Barack Obama will deliver a special opening message that will introduce viewers to Speak Up, the original documentary from Cartoon Network that captures […]

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“DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT” Invades On April 17

Posted March 15, 2012 by E. Ortiz

345 Games Combines Downloadable Xbox LIVE® Arcade/PlayStation®Network Titles “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Together With New Weapons, Fighting Arena And Exclusive TV Show Content Onto One Retail Disc New York, NY – MARCH 15, 2012 – 345 Games announced today that “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” is coming to North American retailers everywhere on April 17.  […]

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What Time Is It? Time for Season Four of Adventure Time!

Posted March 13, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Season Premiere on Cartoon Network Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy series returns with its fourth season on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Recently nominated for its second Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program as well as an Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production […]

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Heaven’s Lost Property: Anime Review

Posted February 10, 2012 by SKrYde

After being told by numerous people that Heaven’s Lost Property was good, I decided to give it a try. Many of my friends that worked on the show started calling it “Heaven’s Lost Panties” and with good reason. I was skeptical at first. Fan servicey anime generally are not my favorites. However, I have a […]

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Dragon Age: Redemption Coming Out February 14

Posted February 7, 2012 by E. Ortiz

FLATIRON FILM COMPANY RELEASES “DRAGON AGE: REDEMPTION,” STARRING FELICIA DAY, FEBRUARY 14 ON DVD – All 6 episodes plus bonus Creator and Star of “The Guild” Brings Best-Selling Video Game to Life In front of a packed panel at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, The Guild creator Felicia Day unveiled the series’ trailer for the exciting […]

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The Secret World of Arrietty Coming to Readers in a New Series of Books

Posted January 27, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Releases Based On The New The Film By Hayao Miyazaki’s Famed Animation Studio Include Film Comics, Art And Picture Books VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, brings the miniaturized adventure of famed Studio Ghibli’s newest animated creation – THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY – to readers everywhere […]

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Assassin’s Creed: Lineage Review

Posted January 18, 2012 by Jen Jen

Having known the general premise of the Assassin’s Creed games through scant actual gameplay, combined with director Yves Simoneau’s simple storyline, the film Assassin’s Creed: Lineage kept me subtly standing by as if I could unexpectedly be blinked out of a game cinematic and instantly dropped onto the streets of Italy. Not as the game’s […]

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JEDI JUNKIES: Interview with Director Mark Edlitz

Posted January 17, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Something inside us is tired of the grey. Everyday, we get up at the same time to go to school/work and do the same things over and over again and we go home at night feeling empty; feeling that there must be more to this life. Science has done a great job in finding solutions […]

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Superheroes: A Review of HBO’s Documentary Film

Posted January 13, 2012 by Jen Jen

Presumably, there are few instances in our lives when we actually plead silently to ourselves for a superhero to come and rescue us, whether it be walking down a dark alley late at night or witnessing a petty crime and freezing in place from the shock. But if common sense teaches us that the world […]

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New Music Videos from ADAM WARROCK, MEGA RAN and H.W.

Posted January 5, 2012 by E. Ortiz

The first video is from the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper. Fresh off an opening run on the mc chris, Race Wars national tour and the success of the internet sensation, The Browncoats Mixtape, Adam WarRock is ringing in the new year by releasing the first single from his upcoming album release, You Dare Call That Thing […]

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SUPERCOMMUTER: Chip-Hop’s Finest

Posted December 11, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This past summer, I was scrolling through footage on Youtube about events that occurred at PAX Prime 2011, an awesome gaming convention in Seattle, Washington, and I came across some videos of a chip-hop band that performed that weekend called Supercommuter. Supercommuter is a nerdcore hip hop group headed by Optimus Rhyme’s lyrical frontman Wheelie […]

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H.G. Wells: Prophet of Science Fiction

Posted November 23, 2011 by E. Ortiz

I recently watched an early showing of the next episode of the Prophets of Science series on The Science Channel and I was very happy that they showcased the life and works of H. G. Wells. I have been attracted to time travel stories since the days The Doctor wore his long multicolored scarf and […]

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The Secret Origin of ADAM WARROCK

Posted November 15, 2011 by E. Ortiz

I’m not sure where I first heard of Adam Warrock but most likely I came across his work when I was looking for new, good rap music to listen too, specifically nerdcore. And anyone that raps about the comic books that I loved growing up gets bumped up high on my iPod playlist. Adam Warrock […]

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Prophet of Science Fiction

Posted November 9, 2011 by E. Ortiz

The Science Channel has selected Mary Shelley as their first author to be examined in Ridley Scott’s Prophets of Science Fiction. And it is a wonderful choice, for without her masterpiece Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus), one of the first science fiction novels, I can’t see how many of the great modern stories of our […]

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Movie Review: Jackboots on Whitehall

Posted November 8, 2011 by Jen Jen

Imagine handing some wildly imaginative high-schoolers a bunch of lifelike and notable historical figurines and asking them to recreate European history during the reign of Hitler. Throw in random movie references and low-budget CGI and you would essentially have the experience of watching Jackboots on Whitehall. Set in England in 1940, Jackboots on Whitehall tells […]

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TREK NATION: Interview with Rod Roddenberry at the New York Comic Con

Posted November 2, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber interviews Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry at the New York Comic Con 2011. We talk about TREK NATION, a documentary about his father’s legacy and his work in Star Trek.  It will make its premiere on the Science Channel on November 30, 2011. You can find out more about TREK NATION at […]

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A Few Words with Joe Cornish: Writer & Director of ATTACK OF THE BLOCK

Posted October 20, 2011 by E. Ortiz

At the New York Comic Con 2011, we had a few words with director Joe Cornish concerning his movie, Attack The Block. Attack The Block is a British sci-fi action movie about aliens attacking the poor neighborhoods and its citizens retaliating. Joe Cornish wrote and directed this movie. The DVD and Blu Ray comes out […]

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Let Professor Elemental and Jon Clark take you to SPECIAL SCHOOL!

Posted September 30, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This September, we see the release of Professor Elemental and Jon Clark’s latest album. On their new album, Special School (which is also the group name they chose for themselves), we hear a true union of styles from two rap masters that spit out words with their rapid tommy-gun style. For those familiar with the […]

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LeetStreet Boys: Avatars of Otaku Music

Posted September 13, 2011 by E. Ortiz

LeetStreet Boys describe themselves as an “anime otaku band” but they are much more than that. They are avatars of otaku culture. Thrown into the spotlight by their breakthrough hit, “Yuri The Only One,” this band, consisting of elves and dragons, is a mix of fun adventures and entertaining music. In this article we interviewed […]

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Trek Nation: 45 Years of Star Trek

Posted September 12, 2011 by E. Ortiz

How is it that Star Trek has been able to endure for decades and still be relevant and popular today? That is the question Rod Roddenberry, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, is exploring with TREK NATION. Trek Nation is a documentary appearing on the Science Channel on November 30th that looks into the Star […]

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LARS ATTACKS! – A review of MC Lars’ New Album

Posted September 8, 2011 by nerdly

LARS ATTACKS! is  a 15-track album released 9/6/2011 by MC Lars.  The album is “about faith and karma and how that can play out, positively or negatively,” states Lars’ press kit, and that is something unfamiliar and refreshing – like the album. Each of the tracks on the album concentrates on an intensely emotional journey, […]

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MC Frontalot’s Solved: Album Review

Posted August 25, 2011 by E. Ortiz

MC Frontalot is viewed as not only as a nerdcore rapper but as THE nerdcore rapper. He’s become its icon, its leader and its representative. But with the release of his new album Solved, he’s now become its philosopher. Don’t get me wrong. Solved is an entertaining album, with great beats that balances old school […]

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FMV Spotlight: Adora Belle – Fighter

Posted August 14, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This week’s FMV is from the BBC’s  adaption of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal from the Discworld series. This one is specifically dealing with the character Adora Belle, played by Claire Foy. The song used is Fighter by Christina Aguilera. Going Postal is both a fantastic book and film, and if you haven’t seen it yet, […]

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The Other Side of PLATFORM ONE

Posted May 2, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Gothic Synthpop Band PLATFORM ONE talks to Sammy Pipeline about the genesis of their band. Learn how they got involved with steampunk culture and the meanings behind their music. This was filmed at the Steampunk Industrial Revolution in Nashua, New Hampshire on March 2011. After the interview, feel free to purchase or browse their music […]

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MC Frontalot Interview: Anime Boston 2011 Edition

Posted April 28, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Ever wanted to know what MC Frontalot thought about anime? About his latest new album and the song about cosplay? About what will be the greatest rapper album of all time? What does he think of his own name and of his legacy? Check out Nerd Caliber’s interview with one of the greatest nerdcore rappers […]

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Can’t wait for Anime Boston 2011? (Watch some AMVs!!!)

Posted April 21, 2011 by E. Ortiz

One day is too much for you to wait till Anime Boston starts? While you are packing for this exciting journey, check out these videos that are either in the finals to win best AMV at Anime Boston or came close to entering the final rounds. Every entry here I felt did a great job […]

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Dreamweavers: Interview with The People Behind “Mind’s Eye” The Web Series

Posted April 4, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber had the privilege to interview the creative minds behind the fantastic web series Mind’s Eye. If you want to see something fun and different, check out this world of pirates, Canadian Ninjas and gun-wielding Western Samurais! This was filmed during their presentation at the New York Comic Con. To give you a better […]

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Shota Nakama of Video Game Orchestra

Posted March 30, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber interviews Shota Nakama, Creator and Artistic Director Video Game Orchestra (VGO). We interviewed him at Pax East 2011 and the footage recorded was from his concert at the convention. Check out VGO’s performance at the Boston Music Symphony Hall on April 1st, 2011!

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The Hilarious World of Paul and Storm

Posted March 29, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber’s Sammy Pipeline interviews comedy and musical act Paul and Storm at Pax East 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out why Dr. Demento and Weird Al think they are the best thing since slice bread!

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Interview with Metroid Metal

Posted March 24, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

Nerd Caliber interviews one of the most awesome metal bands on the planet: Metroid Metal! We interviewed them on the day of their performance at PAX EAST 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. You can see more of their content at www.metroidmetal.com.

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