Salty Winters

Salty Winters once said, "Everything I learned I learned from the movies." He was quoting Audrey Hepburn.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tickets On Sale Tonight!

Can you believe we’re less than 2 months away from a brand new Star Wars experience? It’s surreal. Over the weekend, the official one sheet was revealed, and tonight, millions of freaks and geeks will tune into ESPN’s Monday Night Football, not because we give a damn about the New York Giants or the Philadelphia […]Read More

Reviews: Steve Jobs, Crimson Peak, Mississippi Grind

Hello, movie freaks! If variety is the spice of life, you’re in for a tasty weekend. Steve Jobs, Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, Mississippi Grind, and Goosebumps are all playing in theaters NOW. Respectively, that’s an Aaron Sorkin scripted, Danny Boyle helmed, scorcher starring Michael Fassbender, Jeff Daniels, and Kate Winslet; a darkly beautiful Gothic romance […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Walk

To be honest, I was completely skeptical after I saw the trailer for The Walk, the new film about Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist who dreamed of performing on a wire strung between the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center. “What’s the point?” I thought. James Marsh’s fantastic 2008 documentary Man on Wire […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015: Top 5

Greetings from Fantastic Fest! Day 4 of 8 is about to start and there’s so much to report. I’ve watched 12 feature-length films, 9 short films, and 6 verbal/physical debates. I danced in the snow at the opening night Christmas in February in September party, and got my picture taken on Santa’s lap. I saw […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Prep

Hello nerdfolk! If you wonder why I’m foaming at the mouth it’s because I can’t contain my excitement for Fantastic Fest next week. From Thursday, September 24th to Friday, October 2nd, film geeks, press peeps, and industry folks will congregate in Austin, TX for the most fun, least pretentious film festival around. It’s the most […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Info!

Hello friendos! Fantastic Fest 2015 is creeping up on us and I’m freakin’ pumped! Last year was my first time attending and it was the best week of the year; 8 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar in Austin packed with dozens of screenings and crazy-unique events. The programming is eclectic, the vibe […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Irrational Man

Bored with life? Have you considered murdering somebody? Woody Allen’s new film, Irrational Man, features Joaquin Phoenix as Abe Lucas, a philosophy professor in the midst of an existential crisis. Despite being considered brilliant and drawing the affection of a cute student (Emma Stone) and a very forward faculty member (Parker Posey), Abe fails to […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Trainwreck

Judd Apatow’s latest film, Trainwreck is now in theaters but make no mistake, this is Amy Schumer’s movie. She wrote it, she stars in it, and it’s filled with her honest, social-conventions-be-damned brand of humor. The 34 year old stand-up comedian is refreshingly real and though she previously appeared on Last Comic Standing and currently […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ant-Man

Marvel is back with their least anticipated film to date, Ant-Man. Many fans are skeptical, but you needn’t worry, Paul Rudd is a likeable lead and though it’s a minor entry in the canon, Ant-Man has enough going for it to win most folks over. It’s like they threw a Marvel film, a heist film, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Self/less

Self/less features Ben Kingsley as a wealthy man dying from cancer who forks over a lot of dough to undergo a radical medical procedure called ‘shedding’. His consciousness is transferred into a younger, healthier body (Ryan Reynolds), but it’s a rough transition and there are intense, hallucinatory side effects if he doesn’t take his medicine. His […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Inside Out

Hello folks! Pixar is back and fans have reason to get excited. It’s been two years since our last fix (Monsters University) and with the The Good Dinosaur getting bumped from 2014 to this coming November, we get a double dose of Luxo Jr. in 2015. First up is Inside Out, previously known as “The Untitled Pixar […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Connection

William Friedkin achieved cinematic perfection in 1971 with The French Connection, a gritty, realistic portrayal of the notorious heroine smuggling operation and the NYPD detectives trying to bring it down. It’s a raw, in-your-face, kinetic wonder that features one of the best car chases in movie history, a phenomenal score by Don Ellis, 1970s NYC […]Read More

Weekend Rundown: Tomorrowland and Good Kill

Hello, nerds, nerdlings, and nerds in denial. Once again the weekend is upon us and I have the lowdown on a couple of films that might be worth a look if you aren’t busy watching Mad Max: Fury Road for the third time (or Pitch Perfect 2 judging by the box office). As a huge […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ex Machina

Ex Machina is an instant classic. It’s an intelligent, intriguing piece of science fiction that marks the directorial debut of Alex Garland, novelest (The Beach, The Tesseract) and screenwriter (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd). With a miniscule budget of $16 million, Ex Machina goes a long way on story and ideas […]Read More

Weekend Rundown: Roar, Wild Tales, True Story

April showers are upon us and it’s the perfect time to hole up in a theater and watch movies. There’s some fun films now playing that I highly recommend checking out. Wild Tales and Roar are at the top of the list. Let’s start with Roar. Holy shit, this movie is a trip. It’s definitely […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

If you’re a fan of original movies with strong performances, killer music, and quirky characters, go see Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter and wait to read this review until afterwards. It doesn’t have any major spoilers, but I think you’re better off seeing it for the first time with as little knowledge of the plot as […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Backcountry

Backcountry is the story of a well-meaning idiot who takes his urban girlfriend camping in the deep Canadian wilderness. She’s uneasy in the woods and he’s too macho for maps/safety precautions, it’s a recipe for disaster. Canadian actor Adam Macdonald makes his directorial debut and does a fine job building suspense in this survival tale […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Two Days, One Night

Jean-Pierre and Luke Dardenne, the Belgium filmmaking duo known as the Dardenne brothers (Rosetta, Le fils, L’enfant), are back with Two Days, One Night. They wrote, directed, and produced the Belgium-French-Italian film that features an Oscar-nominated performance by Marion Cotillard. The nomination is well-deserved and unexpected, chosen over the hard campaigning Jennifer Aniston (Cake). Cotillard […]Read More