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Good Nerd Bad Nerd Episode 15 Show Notes - Let's Go Out to the Movies

Let's Go Out to the Movies

This week on Good Nerd Bad Nerd we are looking forward, to the things that are coming down the cinematic pipeline. That is right folks, we are giving you a batting order for movies coming out this Fall. We will hit all the big ones and tell you if we are excited or not. Then we have a night cap with this episodes 5x5 as we give your our best and worst for Movies Characters to get a drink with. All that and more, but first...

News From Around the Nerd

The Good

After the lukewarm reception that Ben Affleck got last week when he was announced as Batman, it was nice to get the news this week from Marvel. They have cast the role of Ultron as the prolific actor James Spader. Most nerds will immediately recognize him from Boston Legal, or as Daniel Jackson from Stargate, but his career is much more than that. This is a great choice from Marvel for the big bad in Avengers 2 and we can not wait to see him in action.

DC's television department is making all the right choices these days. First they smartly cast Arrow for a great first season. Then they show us their road map and talk about all the characters that will be joining that universe. The addition of Amanda Waller makes this map look all the nicer. Her character is the Nick Fury of DC, if Nick Fury was even more hard core. She is so bad ass she can make Batman get worried and she will be a great addition to season 2 and beyond of Arrow.

The Bad

First of all, the fact that the image above is real and was made is bad enough. Secondly, that they are making another movie is even worse. The joke about studios raping our childhoods is inappropriate here, because this is just too messed up. Stop it WB!

You are on thin ice Fox! How dare you not do what needed to be done to get Stan 'the man' Lee into the Wolverine. Furthermore, the fact that you would not make up for it in X-Men:DoFP is unforgivable. You are officially on notice! I don't want anymore of this crap from you ok! Here is the tragic story

(to make us all feel better)

(Arguments are made for either Stan Lee or Jack Kirby, I prefer the Lee theory)

Nerd Table

This week we bring you schedule for all the movies you need to be aware of this Fall. So get your calenders, it is time to plan your trips to the Movies.

1. Riddick (9/6/13)
a. Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an
alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one
carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from
Riddick's past.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Vin Diesel reprises his role as the most dangerous man in the dark.
Fast action, lots of fights, and Katee Sackhoff

2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (9/27/13)
a. Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V.
But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous
machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Think Jules Verne with food and lots of puns. If you liked the first one,
you’ll love it. Did you know it was a children’s Board Book first? I didn’t.

3. The Secret Lives of Dorks (9/27/13)
a. Samantha (a dorkette) is in love with Payton (a dork) who is in love with Carrie
(a cheerleader),who dates Clark (the football captain). When Clark seeks out
Payton for secret comic book lessons, Payton sees his chance to be with
Carrie. But Carrie's more interested in setting Payton up with Samantha. High
School's complicated, huh? And what's Clark's secret?
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Feels like a mixed cocktail of Juno and Napolean Dynamite with an 80s
high school love story for a kicker. It’s about nerds. Jim Belushi and
Jennifer Tilly as supporting roles. Did you see Ditka?!

4. Gravity (10/4/13)
a. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an
accident leaves them adrift in space.
c. Reasons to Watch:
Clooney and Bullock will be sensational. But don’t go out expecting a
rom-com. Deeply emotional and tragedy will abound. Been compared
to Cast Away.

5. Ender’s Game (11/1/13)
a. 70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an
advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 One of the most valued Nerd properties in recent history. Harrison Ford.
Ben Kingsly. Space battles. Conspiracy.

6. Thor 2 (11/8/13)
a. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must
embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite
him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Visually epic. Can’t be worse than the first one.
Avengers helped Marvel to see the best of their periphery properties.

7. The Book Thief (11/15/13)
a. While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by
stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a
Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
c. Reasons to Watch:
Geoffrey Rush. Haunting. The power of books to change the world. Or
at least your world.

8. Catching Fire (11/22/13)
a. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their
victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
c. Reasons to Watch:
If you need a reason you’re listening to the wrong podcast. Forget the
trailer. What they haven’t shown you is why you’ll go. In one word:

9. Delivery Man (11/22/13)
a. An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through
anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide
whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his
c. Reasons to Watch:
Classic Vince Vaughn full of heart and humor. Colbie Smulders and
Chris Pratt. It’s the new Pay it Forward? Great family movie for the

10. Frozen (11/27/13)
a. Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering
Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find
Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal
c. Reasons to Watch:

11. The Hobbit: Smaug (12/13/13)
a. The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty
Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey
to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Gandalf. Legolas. And a big ass Dragon. Will undoubtedly be the best
of the three. Merry Christmas everyone.

12. Saving Mr. Banks (12/13/13)
a. Author P. L. Travers reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with
filmmaker Walt Disney during production for the adaptation of her eponymous
c. Reasons to Watch:
 Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring another age, the Golden Age
of Disney, to life. Disney fans rejoice.

13. Anchor Man 2 (12/20/13)
a. With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy,
returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
c. Reasons to Watch:
 They’re all back. It’s the 80s. What more do you need?

14. Secret Life of Walter Mitty (12/25/13)
a. An office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an
adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix
things when both of their jobs are threatened.
c. Reasons to Watch:
Tons of possibility. Looks great. Love the fusion of reality and
imagination. If it’s half as good as the trailer, it will be amazing. Great
cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Sean

That was a lot of information, but now you can't say you didn't know. Plus be on the look out for info regarding the Good Nerd Bad Nerd Meet, Drink, and Watch viewing party for the Secret Lives of Dorks.

5x5 Movie Characters to Drink With

Best - Bryan (Officially the Good Nerd)

5. Buddy the Elf from Elf

4. Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

3. Marion Ravenwood from Raider's of the Lost Ark

2. Ron  Burgundy from Anchorman

1. Castor/Zuse from Tron Legacy

Worst - Bless (Officially the Bad Nerd)

5. Alan from The Hangover

4. Gizmo from Gremlins

3. Alex from A Clockwork Orange

2. Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm St.

1. Jar Jar Binks

So that is what we think, do you agree? Let us know what you think and if you don't agree who would you pick? 

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