I grew up on Kung Fu theater movie weekends, a lot of Top Ramen Noodles, G.I. Joe's, Evil Knivels Stunt Cycle and Stretch Armstrong. My Movie reviews and Artist Interviews have been a regular around Nerdlocker.com. Follow me on Twitter @arainbolt. or email me aaron@nerdlocker.com

Monthly Genre Recommendations – February – Action

The Divide (2012) Recommended by: Rainbolt This movie could have easily been a cliché post-apocalyptic movie with the “Oh-my-god-what-do-we-do-now?” scenarios. But it didn’t, not once. It became a we-are-our-own-worst-enemy movie, and that is downright scary as shit in my book. We never learn who attacked the city or for what reason, we just know there’s […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview: Jay Shaw (AKA Iron Jaiden)

Who is Iron Jaiden? What about Jay Shaw? For one thing, this is the guy who turned me on to the artist Michal Ksiazek, who did the Polish Blade Runner poster I am seeking to add to my collection. This is also the guy who rocked the screen printing poster community like a silent storm […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – Drive Blu-ray drop, Ken Taylor Screen Print

Drive…wasn’t this movie out a few months ago? didn’t this movie get on a ton of people’s top 10 list for 2011? An incredible fast-paced ride directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn blew my mind once again. With a leading man Like Ryan Gosling a few of the other more notable characters get lost […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview: New Flesh

New Flesh is a small art printing group here in Austin which consists of a small team of guys just creating art for the sake of art. They are still new to the game but have created fantastic prints for movies such as Silence of the Lambs (my personal favorite) and Edward Scissorhands. One of […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview: Clint Wilson!

I’m sure you’ve seen Clint Wilson’s work at some time or another. It may have been at the Spoke Art Quentin vs. Coen Exhibit, or you have seen one of his music artist prints in the Gig Posters Volume 2 book recently, or maybe you are going to be reading about one of Austin’s true-blue screen […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview: Russ Moore!

Here is the second Austin artist interview with Russ Moore. Bryan Henderson has some amazing questions for this up-and-coming artist. Way to go Bryan, you are on fire! Interview conducted by: Bryan Henderson I originally met Russ Moore through Rainbolt at the AIGA event that Mondo was holding at the Alamo Drafthouse. Russ was new here […]Read More

Austin Connection Movie Review – War Horse

As I sat down at my favorite Austin movie theater (the Alamo Drafthouse), I was eagerly awaiting an ice cold Draft Beer and some Nachos Libre (Alamo’s amazing Tortilla chips topped with black beans, guacamole, grilled chicken, fresh garlic and sour cream). But I knew I was also there to see War Horse with my […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – Six Minute Prologue of The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, is one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Here is a taste of the first six minutes of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises: Commissioner Gorden is saying a few words at the late Harvey Dent’s memorial. “I believed […]Read More

Nerdlocker Artist Interview: Todd Slater!

Here in Austin, Texas, we have numerous screen print artists and screen print shops. I have been fortunate enough to get to know a number of artists through screen print shows, friends, and just downright emailing them. The latter is the case of one of my favorite artists in town, Todd Slater. Todd has been […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – The Muppets!

Once again upon entering the Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin, Texas, and getting in line with a crowd of old and new fans, I knew I was in for a good night. I saw many folks holding their favorite Muppet character or wearing their favorite green Kermit shirt. I could feel the magic in the air, […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – Super Secret Cool Screening!

Super secret cool! The super secret Austin, Texas screening turned out to be a super secret screening of Jason Reitman’s and Diablo Cody’s collaboration Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. The movie has been popping up in theaters in small numbers, but begins a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – Paranormal Activity 3 Advanced Screening!

Austin Texas tweeters helped win the city an advance screening of the upcoming third installment of the hand-held camcorder “found-footage” horror movie. Paranormal Activity 3 is set to drop in theaters October 21st, but specially-selected theaters got to watch the film on October 19th thanks to Paramount’s “Tweet to See It First” contest. Austin wasn’t […]Read More

Rainbolt Report – Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo End Summer on

Alamo Drafthouse and MONDO did it again with two custom prints for the perfect summer occasion…But wait it never happened. Summer’s over, isn’t it? The Alamo Drafthouse had planned another amazing summer outing only as the Alamo could. From the Alamo Drafthouse web page, “The Alamo Drafthouse is about to destroy every sweet sentiment you […]Read More

Nerdlocker Exclusive – An Evening With Rick Baker!

Once again, Rainbolt went above and beyond for us! He snapped a bunch of exclusive photos from last night’s screening of An American Werewolf in London with Rick Baker in attendance! And oh yeah, a certain Englishman who happens to be an amazing artist was also there (Olly Moss)! Check them out! All photos are […]Read More

Nerdlocker Exclusive – Fantastic Fest Review – Juan of the

9:15 pm – Juan of the dead A zombedy about a poverty stricken Cuba that happens to be ravaged by zombies. Juan of the Dead, director Alexander Brugués takes zombies to a whole new level in his new movie. It’s also a leap in a different direction from Alexander’s 2006’s Personal Belongings. Juan of the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Exclusive – Fantastic Fest Day 1!

Rainbolt reviews his first day of films at Fantastic Fest 2011! 5:45 pm HAUNTERS is a south Korean movie that is directed by Kim Min-suk, who has been previously known as a screenplay writer and director for the FF classic, The Good, the Bad, the Weird (another awesome movie that lives up to its title, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Exclusive! – Fantastic Fest 2011!

Great news fellow Nerds! We have a man on the ground at Fantastic Fest 2011 in Austin, Texas! We here at Nerdlocker are huge fans of the Alamo Drafthouse (again, can’t wait for that Las Vegas franchise!) and feel extremely lucky to have Nerdlocker superfan Aaron Rainbolt writing articles for us. So without further ado, […]Read More