Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Plots and Schemes

What does Notes and Nerds have up their sleeves?  Well, we could tell you, but....

Monday, October 22, 2018

Why Jump Scares Killed Modern Horror

Okay, maybe not "killed", but are "jump scares" ruining modern horror films?  Is the use of the jump scare something that many horror films are becoming entirely too reliant upon?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Netflix Axed Luke Cage after Iron Fist

Just a week after we find out that Netflix has cancelled Iron Fist, we hear that Luke Cage has been canned.  What is going on?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

We Want You!

Dear Reader,

I have posted a few times before on social media, but I keep doing it. I would love to have a few more members on the Notes and Nerds team working alongside me. Not necessarily physically next to me, but you know what I mean.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews

Boy do we have some reviews for you.  Sit back, get read, and let us help you decide what movies you may want to see this weekend.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Nintendo is Bad Business

We all love Nintendo.  They have brought us numerous games over the decades.  Classics such as Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and many more.  However, their titles run the risk of being forever lost to time because Nintendo is an example of "Bad Business".  Here is why.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sony Introduces the Playstation Classic

Sony has officially announced that they are now jumping headlong into the retro console business.  They are introducing the Playstation Classic.  Here is what we know, what we want, and what we think they did wrong.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Toy Box - Unboxing Boba Fett

It has been sitting on my shelf for way to long.  His value is no different boxed, or unboxed.  Besides, his packaging is looking rather...beat up.  So I made an executive decision, and I unboxed my "Power of the Force Deluxe Boba Fett"...with pictures.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Atari Flashback 9 Gold at the FCC! We Have the Scoop!

Every year, AtGames releases a new Atari Flashback console to capitalize on the consumers love of all things retro gaming.  However, we haven't heard much in regards to this years upcoming Flashback console...until now.  Sort of.  We have a scoop for you!

Friday, July 27, 2018

New Mutants and X-Men Dark Phoenix Cancelled?

We have some late night news to give you!  From what we are gathering, it is pretty major news regarding X-Men Dark Phoenix and the New Mutants films.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Skyscraper

After a three month hiatus from the silver screen, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns in “Skyscraper.” Was it worth the wait?

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania is back with it's third installment.  Does it carry forward the humor, and family message from the previous two films?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - The First Purge

This is a prequel to the three previous Purge movies.  Does it stand up to what the first three films established with an "origin story"?

Notes and Nerds Con Review - Sausomecon 2018

Sausomecon 2018 has come, and it has gone...but obviously not for good.  They'll be back next year.  Don't worry.  Scared ya, didn't I.  Sorry.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Mama Mia: Here We Go again

This movie has been widely anticipated since the announcement of a Momma Mia sequel.  However, was it worth the wait?

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Review of The Human-Undead War Trilogy Book 1 Dark Intentions

I just recently finished reading the book Dark Intentions. It is an amazing book. So in this review, I will be going over four key factors. The writing style, The world, the mythos, and the characters of the book.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Arcades in Cinema - Movies That Used Arcades as a Storytelling Element

Throughout the 1980's and early 1990's cinemas were filled with films based around a concept that was very much a pinnacle of those days.  A audio/visual experience that is all but forgotten today.  That foundation for some of the classic films of the 1980's was...the arcade.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Retro Gaming Nerds Presents - The Atari 8 Bit Computer

Everyone associates Atari with the seminal console, the Atari 2600.  However, during the late 1970's and through the 1980's Atari was well known for their user friendly model of computers commonly referred to the Atari 8-Bit Family.  The first in the line, and perhaps the most well known, was the Atari 400 and 800 computers.  When did these machines hit the shelves, and what influence did they have?

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews

Are you ready for some new reviews?  Well, don't worry.  We have you covered.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - DVD/Blu Ray Releases

Unfortunately, there are times we miss a movie at the theater.  As a movie critic, I try to get to as many as I can each week.  However, I only have so much time to catch them all.  So, here is our first DVD/Blu Ray review of some films I missed!

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Blockers, A Quiet Place, Ready Player One, and Acrimony

The life of a movie critic is both exciting, and tedious all at the same time.  Not only do you get to watch some of the BEST films out there, but you also have to watch some of the WORST!  Here is on recent movie releases, and where we stand!

Monday, May 21, 2018

A Bibliophile Review of "The Humming Blade" by Christopher Clark

The Humming Blade is a story about a young man who is forced to take a perilous path in effort to rescue those he loves from an uncertain fate. His only companions on this fateful journey are three secretive strangers, a magical sword, and a mystical cat with secrets of his own.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Notes and Nerds Tabletop Escape - Thief's Hoard

Looking to express your devious side?  Do you want to assemble a crack team of thieves to steal precious items, only to possibly backstab them for their loot?  In our first ever "Tabletop Escape" article, we introduce to you "Thief's Hoard" from Brass Engine Productions.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Midnight Sun

This movie is the story of young Katie Price who suffers from a rare disease known as XP in which exposure to sunlight may be fatal. Katie, who is played by Bella Thorne, lives with her dad, Jack, in their Washington home. As a young girl Katie would look out her window as the other children walked by. Her mother died when she was young. Her dad, who is played by Rob Riggle, must be her protector along with her friend, Morgan, who is played by Quinn Shepherd.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Love Simon

Up and coming actor Nick Robinson plays the role of Simon Spier. Simon is a teen-aged boy in Atlanta living with his close-knit family. He loves the same things as most teenagers, but he has one big secret. He's gay and no one knows, including his mother, Emily, who is played by Jennifer Garner, and his father, Jack, who is played by Josh Duhamel.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - The Lost Reviews

Hey folks, Eric here.  As editor in chief, and the man behind Notes and Nerds, it is my responsibility to ensure content is up and out for your consumption.  However, I dropped the ball!  We lost some reviews from the previous weeks from Keith the Critic.  However, I was able to recover them, and we will post them all in one big article right here for you.  This, as you can tell is NOT our usual style when posting reviews.  I just felt that it was important to get these out to you, our audience.  So, albeit late, enjoy these great reviews from Keith the Critic!

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - A Wrinkle in Time

This fantasy movie introduces child actors Storm Reid as Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace, who is played by Deric McCabe. Meg's life is in shambles when her father, who she idolizes, disappears. She now finds herself always in trouble. She and her father, Alex, who is played by Chris Pine, were always working together on some science project.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - 20 Worst Films of 2017

2017 had a fair share of films that were definitely not worth our time to go see, let alone the hard earned dollars spent on them.  Let us help you avoid these films down the road.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - 20 Best Films of 2017

2017 was indeed a great year for films.  However it can be a terrible year, as well.  We here at Notes and Nerds present to you Keith the Critic's 20 Best Films of 2017.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Notes and Nerds - Independent Filmmakers Panel at Planet Comicon

Eric hosted the Independent Filmmakers panel at Planet Comicon 2018.  If you missed it, don't worry.  We have it in its entirety right here.  Listen to Todd Sheets, Patrick Rea, and Gary Piland discuss how they got started in the industry, and what drives them to this day.  We do apologize for the poor audio, as there was some unfortunate complications.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Collecting Retro Video Game Consoles - A Special Interest Piece

As a video game collector, I am met with some personal dilemma's. The number one dilemma is if I want a console for my collection. The second is what the console offers in regards to adding to my collection.  A third dilemma also presents itself...the desire for Preservation.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Notes and Nerds is Going to Planet Comicon 2018!

Notes and Nerds will be going to Planet Comicon 2018!  Want to know why?  Well, there is so many incredible guests that your mind will be blown!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Proud Mary

Taraji P. Henson stars in this movie as Mary, who is a hitwoman.  After successfully completing a job, she unhappily discovers that she has now orphaned a young boy named Danny.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi

This Star Wars installment takes up where The Force Awakens left off in 2015.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

This award winning movie stars Frances McDormand as Mildred, a mother who is fed up with the efforts of the local law enforcement in Ebbing, Missouri.  Mildred's daughter was murdered seven months ago and little progress has been made to find the killer.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Coco

This animated movie follows young Miguel Rivera, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, who wants to be a musician. The only problem is that his family does not allow music of any kind in their household.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - All the Money in the World

This movie is about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, who was the grandson of the richest man in the world during the 1970's.  J. Paul Getty, who was played by Christopher Plummer, refuses to pay a ransom to the men who kidnapped his grandson.

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - The Post

This film is based on the true story from the 1970's in which the Washington Post is facing a dilemma.

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