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Tropes and Cliches

Episode 94 – Tropes and Cliches

In this episode, Heather and Liz explore popular Tropes and Cliches used in movies, tv, and literature. Seen it over and over? So have we.

Tropes and Cliches

Tropes and Cliches

We wanted to talk about the difference between a trope and a cliche, because we see the same things over and over in TV and movies, especially with the advent of binge watching due to streaming services, DVRs, and on-demand options.

Examples:

  • Boy meets girl/loses girl/gets girl back
  • Will they/won’t they/ of course they will

Some of our discussion:

  • Action stars will fight their way through 2,000 henchmen to get to the big bad, but won’t kill him because he doesn’t want to be “just as bad as him.’
  • To change your life and everything about you, all you need is a makeover!
  • Scientists have to say things deliberately complicated so that someone else can make the statement, “In English, please!”
  • Every ensemble needs an idiot. [See potential scavenger hunt for Comicpalooza]
  • “We need to talk.”
  • It always rains at funerals.
  • Underdog will always win.
  • Badass female character must be perfect AND a physical badass.

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The Disney Empire

Episode 91 – The Disney Empire

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss the Disney empire and their plan for world domination. Or at least box office domination. Settle in for some Red Vines and Reeses Penis!

The Disney Empire

The Disney Empire

Time to bow to our new overlords! We discuss the recent announcement that Disney has acquired part of 20th Century Fox and the franchises it will now own and their implications for the movie industry. We also talk about what this takeover will mean for the future of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney’s proposed streaming service. Is this a good thing? Are we excited? What are the short- and long-term ramifications of this in light of the previous purchases of Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm?

FYI – This episode goes off the rails a bit in the middle.

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What Were They Thinking

Ask A Nerdy Bitch

In this segment, we sit down and answer some burning listener questions. Episode questions come from

  • Tom & Steve Show
  • Randy at Cult 45 Podcast
  • Hile on Life
  • Steve & Izzy at Everything I Learned From Movies
  • Besotted Geek Podcast
  • CoryG from 80s Movie Graveyard
  • Brent – Home Video Hustle
  • Nick & Vince

Future Ask A Nerdy Bitch segments will (hopefully) revolve around advice and/or etiquette questions. You can send your questions to contactus@nerdybitches.com or DM us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Recommendation – The Shape of Water (Heather)

 

 

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The Last Jedi

Episode 88 – The Last Jedi (Spoilers!!!)

In this episode, Liz and Heather discuss The Last Jedi and their 3 year anniversary! It’s hard to believe that we have been “on the air” for three years already, but here we are! We are also welcoming another new year.

The Last Jedi

Happy New Year and Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Us!

We have had so much fun over the past three years and cannot wait to see what 2018 holds! We talk a little about our troll who came back out of the woodwork over Christmas. If you want to troll the troll, be our guest.

We also devote a lot of time talking about winter in Houston, because it has been crazy cold here for no good reason. We even had snow this year.

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Warning: This is a SPOILER-filled episode. Spoilers start around the 13:00 mark. You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk.

The Last Jedi

Liz and Operaman watched the movie the first time on opening night with Mandy from Casterquest, while Heather and Producer Craig missed their original screening due to shitty plumbing and had to hit it on Saturday morning.

Listen in for all of our opinions, fan theories, and where we think the franchise can go from here.

Also, for those who hated the movie, try watching it again.

Nerdy Bitches Book Club

Our next book club episode will be Thrawn by Timothy Zahn! We highly recommend listening to the audio book, as with all Star Wars books.

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

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Sobfest Cinema

Episode 86 – Sobfest Cinema

In this episode, we are settling in to talk about some serious Sobfest Cinema! Listen as we discuss some of our favorite movies that make us just cry our faces off every. single. time, no matter how many times we see them. We have also taken our listeners into account and included their favorite sobfest movies.

Sobfest Cinema

Sobfest Cinema

When we are talking about this, it really isn’t something that accidentally makes us cry and we never watch it again. These are movies that we can’t help but watch even though they make us cry. And sometimes, we watch them because we NEED a good cry!

Heather’s #1: Hatchi (never watch it on a plane)

Liz’s #1: Armageddon

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Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Episode 83 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather cover the rest of the first book, starting at Chapter 7! We had so much to say on this book that it couldn’t be contained in a single episode!! Make sure you check out the first part if you missed it!

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 2

Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 2

We only made it as far as the Hogwart’s Express in the first part of this episode, so prepare for a world of wonder as Harry enters the wizarding school for the first time, goes to some classes, and plays for the Gryffindor house Quiddach team. Along the way, Harry discovers some shady characters and a plot that could change the course of the wizarding world! Will an 11 year old be able to keep the powers of evil at bay? Duh.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Episode 82 – BOOK CLUB: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

In this week’s episode, it’s time for our Book Club selection: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1! We are going to be going through all seven of the Harry Potter books over the next few months and discussing each book in detail.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Part 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Part 1

We had so much to say on this first world building book that we had to split it into two episodes!! We imagine the upcoming books will be much of the same, because we could both probably talk Harry Potter forever! In fact, it was a mutual love for Harry Potter that cemented our friendship in the first place! Harry Potter and scrapbooking.

During this part of the episode, we cover Chapters 1-6, which basically ends with Harry and company getting off the train at Hogwarts, if that tells you how much happens in the beginning of this book! We go through pretty much chapter by chapter here, hitting all of the little details that we probably missed when reading it the first time, but that end up being really important down the line.

In the first third of the book, we meet the Dursleys and learn a tiny bit about who Harry is and why he is important to the wizarding world. We jump forward to right before Harry’s 11th birthday where he learns some shocking news and takes his first leap into a magical world he never knew existed. He visits Diagon Alley and meets some interesting characters in passing.

Making it on to platform 9 3/4, Harry meets the Weasley family and gets all situation for the ride to Hogwarts.

In Part 2, we will go through the rest of the book in detail, so make sure you check in for the next installment!

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2017 Movie Review Part 2

Episode 79 – 2017 Movie Review Part 2

It’s time for the 2017 Movie Review Part 2!! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk about the movies they have seen in the first two weeks of July, along with predictions on the movies slated to be released through the end of the year. The second half is going to be EPIC!!

2017 Movie Review Part 2

2017 Movie Review Part 2

Since we ran long in Part 1 last week, we didn’t get to finish the movies that had come out as of the date of recording. So, we begin with July and roll on through December. You will have to check back in with us later in the year to see how our predictions held up!

We are especially looking forward to November and December, as there will be some awesome films released, including Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3! Fingers crossed that all of these live up to their respective hypes!

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2017 Movie Review Part 1

Episode 78 – 2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time once again for the Nerdy Bitches 2017 Movie Review Part 1! In this episode, Liz and Heather talk through the movies released in the first half of 2017 – hits, misses, and things we missed completely.

2017 Movie Review Part 1

2017 Movie Review Part 1

It’s time for our 3rd annual Nerdy Bitches Movie Review! In Part 1, we talk about movies released from January – June 2017. Make sure to check out Part 2 for our thoughts on the remaining movies due out this year!

You can check out websites like Movie Insider to see the list of releases for 2017.

 

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Wonder Women

Episode 75 – Wonder Women

In this episode, Liz and Heather, along with guest Kim Gordon, talk all about Wonder Women – not just the movie, but also the world of women directors and what we hope for the future! We give a few shout-outs right up front to the people who interacted with our Facebook page on the Name This Movie (with the wrong name) post.

Wonder Women

Wonder Women

We aren’t talking about the movie itself, but more about female directors, what this movie means for the industry going forward, and how the movie compared to the two DC movies that were released in 2016.

Costume-wise, we really liked what they did with Wonder Woman in that her armor is fairly realistic and could actually be fought in. She has flat shoes, leather shin guards that go over the knees and are bendable, etc. Her midriff isn’t hanging out, and it isn’t basically satin lingerie like Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman. The attention to detail was spot on! She wasn’t over-sexualized, and that is refreshing.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the recent D.C. Movies

  • Batman V. Superman: 27% (critics)
  • Suicide Squad: 25% (critics)
  • Wonder Woman: 92% (critics) [BOOM]

BTW – Dick Smackers is like the worst lip gloss flavor ever.

Female Directors

One of the biggest problems is that when we sit down and try to think of female directors, we could each come up with maybe four, and several of those we can’t even think of their names, we just know the movie. This is a serious problem, especially when one of the biggest female director in the industry can’t be mentioned without saying “ex-wife of James Cameron.” And if a female had two shit movies in a row, you would NEVER hear from them again. Unlike Zac Snyder and is shitstorm of crap movies getting one of the biggest franchises out there.

Here is the clip that Liz was talking about from Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping standup

 

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Independence Day

Episode 69 – Independence Day

To celebrate our excitement for Comicpalooza (May 12-14 in Houston!), in this episode, Heather and Liz do another Classic Movie Review on 1996’s Independence Day! This awesome action movie stars Mary McDonnell, who will be attending the festivites at Comicpalooza this year! In this movie, she plays First Lady Marilyn Whitmore.

Independence Day

 

Independence Day

We spend a good amount of time discussing this movie – all of our favorite parts, lines, and gaping plot holes. But we really do love it! The show is nearly as long as the movie!

Comicpalooza

We are proud to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program for the second year! Come down and see us at Texas’ largest comic convention! It also serves as a huge literary convention. There is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone!

May 12-14, 2017

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

Buy your tickets now at: https://register.growtix.com/e/comicpalooza_2017?cc=website17

 

Announcement

We will be hosting a LIVE podcast event at Comicpalooza this year!! Along with recording in front of a live audience, we will also be playing a game of Cards Against Humanity! It is absolutely going to be a blast!! Come on down to see us and maybe sit in on a round! **In case you might not know, we will be listed in the program as “Nerdy B*s Live Podcast with Cards Against Humanity.” Our show is also not safe for children. You have been warned!!**

Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Room 370C (*time and location are subject to change, so please consult the convention schedule or the Comicpalooza app!)

 

We hope to see you all there! Make sure you are following us on social media to find us! Twitter (@nerdybitchespod), Instagram (@nerdybitches), and Facebook! We will try our best to post a lot of pictures, locations, and live videos!

 

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