2018 Annual Movie Review Part 1

Episode 111 – 2018 Annual Movie Review Part 1

In this episode, Liz and Heather sit down for our 2018 Annual Movie Review Part 1. We had a surprise guest this week when we were joined by Mandy from Casterquest (you will remember her from our D&D campaign and the first Fan Fiction read from last summer!)! This episode covers movies released between January – June 2018.

2018 Annual Movie Review Part 1

2018 Movie Review Part 1

We didn’t get around to doing our movie review during 2018, but that kind of worked out for the best. We usually do half the year with the movies we have seen, and the other half as to what we think the movies will be. This time, we could review the entire year! This is a two-part episode, so make sure to check back in next week for July – December!

January

  • Proud Mary
  • Paddington 2

February

  • Peter Rabbit
  • Black Panther
  • Game Night

March

  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Tomb Raider
  • Ready Player One

April

  • A Quiet Place
  • Avengers: Infinity War

May

  • Deadpool 2
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

June

  • Ocean’s Eight
  • The Incredibles 2
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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A Very Merry Chris-mas

Episode 110 – A Very Merry CHRIS-mas!

A Very Merry Chris-mas

Have yourself A Very Merry CHRIS-mas as Liz and Heather sit down to discuss favorite actors named Chris in movies (and some TV!). The main list focuses on the BIG FOUR – Pine, Evans, Hemsworth, and Pratt, but we will also open up the Listener’s Corner to get some input from our fans!

HTown Podfest

Liz and OperaMan were able to attend the first annual HTown Podfest with other local podcasters and fans out at Houston’s Bar Boheme on November 17th! They had an awesome time getting to know new shows and catch up with old friends!

A Very Merry CHRIS-mas

The ladies go through the BIG FOUR Chrises and talk about each in turn, including our first/favorite roles, and how they stack up against each other. After a good discussion, each gives the verdict on their very favorite Chris.

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Listener’s Corner

Check out the awesome list of Chrises provided by our friends and listeners who really thought outside of the box and brought in some great options! Thanks to Stork (Besotted Geek Podcast), Seale, Brent (Home Video Hustle), Steve (Everything I Learned From Movies), Bryan (Bry-Fy Podcast), Randy (Cult 45 Podcast), KT, Kitty, Mrs.VanBam, Verbal Diorama Podcast, State Your Take Podcast, Walker the Geek, and Feminine Mistake Podcast for your submissions!

Recommendation

From Liz: Go check out the movie Christopher Robin with Ewan McGregor!

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Book Club Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Episode 109 – BOOK CLUB: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Book Club Red Rising by Pierce BrownIn this episode, it’s time for another BOOK CLUB: Red Rising by Pierce Brown! We apologize for the delay on this one, but it’s worth the wait!

The Summary

(From Amazon, because we suck at writing summaries…)

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.  He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

Book Club: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Liz and Heather discuss the book in detail, including what we liked and what we didn’t. Warning—the book is LONG. Like really long. It was also a little slow to warm up for both of us. But once it got rolling, we dug it. Mostly.

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CW Arrowverse News

Episode 108 – CW Arrowverse News

CW Arrowverse News!!

In this quick episode, Heather and Liz get together to discuss recent CW Arrowverse News. This episode was recorded on our four year Twitter anniversary, and the birth of the podcast!

CW Arrowverse News

CW Arrowverse News

In our shortest episode to date, we sit down to talk a little about some things that are coming up on the CW Arrowverse shows. This includes some speculations about the Elseworld’s crossover event with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, etc. We know that we will also get an introduction to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman, so we talk a little about that.

We also talk about a potential cameo that may be in that series, so stay tuned! Elseworlds Crossover begins on December 9, 2018 on The Flash and will continue on each of the subsequent shows, so make sure to check that out!

Liz goes on a very short shark rant…obvs.

 

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The Doctor is in

Episode 107 – The Doctor is IN

In this episode, The Doctor is IN! We sit down to discuss the Series 11 premier of Doctor Who and the full introduction to the new Doctor, played by Jodie Whitaker. This is historic, as this is the first time the Doctor has been portrayed by a woman!

The Doctor is in

The Doctor Is In

After watching the season premiere of Doctor Who on October 7th, we had to sit down and discuss our thoughts on the new Doctor and Jodie Whitaker. In the past, we have each had issue with the new actor taking on the role, before eventually (some seriously eventually) coming around and loving them. Did this follow suit for Jodie? Listen in to find out!

We also discuss what we thought about the first episode, and talk though the majority of the plot line and characters, including what will become the new companions.

Finally, we check in with the wardrobe department to talk about the Doctor’s new look, and how it compared to her previous counterparts.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Episode 106 – Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

In this episode, we finally get back to Stars Hollow to review the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival. If you missed our review of the original Gilmore Girls series, you can check that out here: http://www.nerdybitches.com/episode-96-gilmore-girls/

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

When we decided to cover Gilmore Girls for the podcast, we quickly realized that there was no way for us to cover all 8 seasons PLUS the four-part Netflix revival in one show, so we broke it down into the OG series and the revival. In this show, we hit all of the what the fuckery of it all, what our characters have been up to since the series ended, and what in the world is happening with them during this one arbitrary year.

The revival was broken down into four 90-minute shows, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. We break down each episode to talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, and OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING moments. We follow Emily, Lorelei, and Rory Gilmore through a year to see if any of them have bothered to grow since the OG series ended.

One thing that we both really loved was the fact that this series was developed for Netflix, which meant they could get away with a lot of things that never would have flown with a network. This includes a few choice swear words, which when coming out of the mouth of Emily Gilmore is total life.

We also thoroughly enjoy the spiral downward of always-perfect Rory, who is just annoying in the way everything has always worked out for her.

We also get to check in on all of our favorite characters from the town.

 

Nerdy Bitches on the Town!

We have both been crazy busy preparing for some AWESOME conventions! Heather and Producer Craig just made it back from Salt Lake Fan X where Craig served as panelist and moderator for some great events and Heather had an awesome time covering the con!

This weekend, Liz will be hitting Houston’s first Fandemic Tour with Miss Jenny Kelley and Geeks of the Galaxy! There will be celebrities, artists, and a lot of our podcasting friends to play with! Definitely check out our social media accounts to follow all the fun! (You can also follow @geeksofgalaxy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more geeky fun!

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Join Us at Houston’s First Fandemic Tour!

Houston Fandemic Tour

Come out to Houston’s first Fandemic Tour and join Liz in all the fun! There is an awesome line up of celebrity guests, including stars from The Walking Dead, Smallville, and more! Oh, and did we mention that the man, the myth, the legend—Chuck Norris will also be making an appearance on Sunday??

Grab your tickets and VIP passes over at https://www.tixr.com/groups/fandemic/events/fandemic-tour-houston-2018-6428

Liz will be out at NRG September 14 – 16 passing out Nerdy Bitches buttons and hanging with Miss Jenny Kelly and the rest of the Geeks of the Galaxy (more info coming VERY soon!!). Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest news and where to find us!

Some of the awesome guest line up include:

  • Walking Dead – Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Pollyanna McIntosh, and more!
  • Smallville – Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider
  • Dean Cain (Lois and Clark)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and more
  • Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
  • and so. many. more!!

For a full list of guests, click HERE

 

Traveling in for the show? Check out these hotels and grab a link to planning your trip HERE!

Fandemic Houston Twitter Party

Also join us on Twitter for the official Fandemic Houston Twitter Party on September 6th at 9 pm EST!! There will be lots of prizes and fun to be had!

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Nerdy Wishes,

Liz

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Episode 105 – Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In this episode, Liz and Heather take a crack at listing the top ten best parody movies ever! This, of course, leads us to define what a parody movie is. We also give a little history on why we each think the movies on our respective lists deserve to be there. Enjoy!

par·o·dy (noun): an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.

Top Ten Best Parody Movies Ever

Top Ten Best Parody Movies EVER

In deciding on our top ten list, Liz and Heather each created their Top 5 lists, which were kept secret, only running them through Producer Craig to make sure we did not have duplicates on the list. Here is a rundown of each list.

Heather                                                 Liz

#5:   Wayne’s World                                      Robin Hood: Men in Tights

#4:   Austin Powers: Goldmember                UHF

#3:   21 Jump Street                                     Spaceballs

#2:   Anchorman                                           Galaxy Quest

#1: Tropic Thunder                                       The Pirate Movie

Honorable Mention: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Go check out our Twitter draft to weigh in on who had the better list!

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The Twitters Speak

We asked our awesome followers on Twitter to throw in some of their favorite parody movies of all time, and they gave us some others to consider. Shout outs to everyone who contributed!

Nerdy Bitches Book Club Selection

Our next book for the Book Club will be Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising book cover

So, get your library card out and dig in with us! We will hit this one in a couple of weeks.

Come See Us

Heather will be at the Salt Lake Fan X show in Utah in September.

Liz will be at The Fandemic Tour in Houston also in September.

 

Something to watch: Making Fun: The Story of Funko on Netflix.

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Episode 104 – Sheroes

In this episode, Heather and Liz sit down to discuss Sheroes: the women who inspired us as we grew up and influenced how we saw life. This term is also used to describe women who fight for women’s equality and rights. The term can be a little controversial, since the term “hero” is supposed to be gender neutral, but usually is geared towards men.

Sheroes

Who inspired us growing up? We talk about our direct sheores when we were kids, and some of the lack of female representation in the world (and some that were always there, but have just recently came to know about). Family, athletes, historical, and fictional figures all make the list.

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Who inspires us NOW? Who are the women today who inspire us to work on making the world a better place? Public figures, media gurus, fictional women, and the youth of America.

Who are our historical female heroes? We each highlight a women in history who shaped the way we see the world, whether we knew their names or not. Hint: Heather and Liz both chose women from NASA’s history. Click HERE for the photo Heather references in the episode.

Tiny Baby Liz with the Space Shuttle circa 1978ish

In Context Internet Quote

You’ve come a long way, baby! – Virginia Slims, 1968

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Episode 103 – Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss mainstreaming nerd culture across generations. Has nerdom become more acceptable in mainstream society? Are nerds the new hipsters or exclusive club? Will Liz and Heather ever choose to clean their respective homes if they can get away with it? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out!

Mainstreaming Nerd Culture Across Generations

Heather has returned from her adventures with several comic cons in California and has much to say about them, compared to our experiences with Comicpalooza. Both are looking forward to the upcoming Fandemic Tour in Houston, so hopefully Liz will be able to attend and report.

Liz and Heather debate whether or not NERD has actually gone mainstream, or if it is specific to certain fandoms/genres. They also discuss how this has changed over the generations and some of the potential jumping off points.

We also talk quite a lot about cleaning (or not), and other off-the-rails topics, as usual.

Out of context internet quote

God Damn Millennials… walking around like they rent the place!

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