All posts by Bryan Wolford

Scream Factory Releasing Teen Wolf And Teen Wolf Too Collector’s Editions This Summer

Everyone knows I’m a HUGE fan of Scream Factory and what they’ve been putting out.  Every time they announce a new title I know my wallet is going to start crying.  They put a lot of work into making sure the titles they put out are the best they can be.

So imagine my surprise when I logged into Facebook today and saw they are putting two of my childhood favorites out as collector’s editions this summer.  I don’t even know how many times I rented Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too in my video store days.  I loved those movies.  I’m excited to see what the special features will be.  For now they are just saying to expect them later this summer.  Cross your fingers and hope for a lot of van surfing in your future.

For now why don’t you head on over to Scream Factory and look as some of the other awesome titles they have in stock for you right now.

Capcom Brings Back The Disney Afternoon Collection

Get ready to relive your childhood in the best way possible.  Capcom is bring 6 titles back from their deal with Disney in the 80s and 90s.  For $20 you’ll get Ducktales, Chip N’ Dales Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, and Talespin along with sequels to Ducktales and Rescue Rangers which I don’t remember but I am all about.

For younger players that don’t remember how hard games like these were they have put in special options like REWIND which can help you keep from accidentally jumping into the abyss which was always my problem.  I’d yell at my controller “I HIT JUMP DAMN IT!  WHY DID IT DO THAT!?!?!”

They’re beng released on XboX One, PS4 and PC on April 18th.  Are you excited for the return of these titles?

TLH Episode 78 Bonus – Logan

Well, here you go. In addition to our regular episode this week, enjoy an hour or so of Doug and Bryan nerding out over Logan.(Scott makes an appearance at the end.) Be warned that this is VERY heavy on the spoilers.

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Geek Nerdery Trailer Park

Time again to check out some trailers from upcoming movies we’re excited to check out.

Baby Driver

I’m always up for some Edgar Wright.  I was sad when he departed Ant Man but it looks like he put his time after that to good use with Baby Driver.  Lots of car porn for those that enjoy such things and a star studded cast like Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm.  I can’t wait to check it out.

Wonder Woman

This one seems to focus a little more on her origin than the WWI setting that the film will be mostly taking place in.  I’m curious what origin they are going with in this version.

Atomic Blonde

It’s being called the female John Wick with I guess it has good reason as it’s directed by the same guy and the action seems pretty similar.  Charlize Theron gets all actiony while being backed up by Toby Jones, John Goodman, and James McAvoy.  Based on the Oni Press comic The Coldest City.  Looks like a lot of fun.

Duck Tales And TMNT News

I still love me some cartoons.  I’m sure people walking into my house as I’m sitting there in my gym shorts I use as pajamas, eating a bowl of cereal, and watching my cartoons are amused at why a 37 year old man would watch cartoons.  Hey, I still love the characters and the story telling is top notch.  Doesn’t matter to me that it’s animated.  But it’s time for some Good News/Bad News.

Good News:

The first trailer for the new Duck Tales series for Disney XD is out.  And it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.  Most important is we get to hear David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck for the first time.  And I gotta say I love it.  Perfect casting.

Bad News:
The newest TMNT cg animated show looks like it’s winding down with season 5 only to be replaced with an old school 2d animated version.  I’ve been a big fan of the show when it launched and I thought did a great job of incorporation of TMNT lore while also doing some things to make it all fresh again.  I’m bummed they are leaving this incarnation behind.  My guess would be the voice cast will be getting too expensive after the 5th season so it’s off for another reboot rather than shelling out (hehe see what I did there) for voice actors like Seth Green and Sean Astin to reprise their roles in future seasons.  Who knows.  Guess we’ll wait and see what the new show holds.

New Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer And Poster

We’ve been getting lots of really good trailers for upcoming movies that I am super excited for.  At the top of that list is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.  I had no idea who the Guardians even were even though I have been reading comics since I was young.  The space adventures just never excited me.  But the first trailer for the first movie caught me.  I was excited to see what would probably be just an okay movie.  Was I wrong.  I LOVED the first movie.  It’s probably my favorite out of the Marvel films.  I always tell people leaving the theater I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars.

Now with Vol. 2 coming my excitement is hardly containable.  Add to this already great cast Kurt Russell then guess what?  I’m predicting a 5 time watch at the theater alone.  In this new trailer we get to see more of the colorful world we’ll be venturing into this time around and we get the confirmation that Kurt Russell is in fact Peter’s father.  May can’t come soon enough.

Bill Paxton In Memorium

I was off of the internet for most of yesterday as I was playing video games and just having a relaxing Sunday.  Imagine my shock when I check Facebook and see that Bill Paxton passed away.  Talk about my childhood dying.

I think the first thing I remember him in was Weird Science as the asshole brother Chet.  Then the more and more I saw of him I realized I loved this guy.  He always put so much into each of his characters.  They were always varied but there was always still a charm to him.  I feel like he was like a real life Han Solo.  Just that charisma.

As I got older and sadly we started to see less and less of him, as Hollywood is want to do, my senses would prick up if I saw he was in something.  I would always watch just because I knew even if the movie/tv show sucked that he would bring so much to his role.  I about blew a gasket when I saw he was coming to Agents of Shield for a multi episode arc.  More Paxton is always a great thing.  And of course he nailed it.

So this news has made me very somber.  So many memories through out my movie watching life.  Always more Paxton.  Always.

Hulu Brings The King With Castle Rock Series

WHAT IS GOING ON!!?!??!?  As a certified King nerd imagine my mind exploding on Friday when the below teaser trailer was dropped online by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot.  Anyone who has listened to me babble about King for years knows I’ve always wished that a cinematic Stephen King universe was a thing but with the rights to his books being spread across multiple big name film studios it was never going to happen.  Well maybe I’m wrong.  Maybe.

They haven’t come right out and said what this is other than it’s a 10 episode series on Hulu that will cover multiple stories across King’s works.  No word on which stories or novels.  The fictional town of Castle Rock was first shown to us constant readers in The Dead Zone and would then go on to be the setting for many of King’s biggest stories.  The Body (Stand By Me), Cujo, The Dark Half, Needful Things, and multiple short stories take place there.  Also such books as Christine, IT, and The Tommyknockers make reference to the town.  So it’s connections are vast.  Until we know more about what this is going to be all we have is the all too short teaser below.  I am beyond excited.

Supergirl Gets Hitched And Flash Attacks Gorilla City Next Week

Next week we’ll be seeing a few awesome super villains showing up in the CW DCverse.  First up on Supergirl that trixter from the 5th dimension Mr. Mxyzptlk shows up wreck havoc.  Turns out he has a little bit of a crush on Kara and even tries to get her to marry him.

And while not a NEW villain on Flash we finally not only get the return of Grodd but the reveal of Gorilla City.  In a two part story we’ll see the Flash team head to another earth looking for the Earth 2 Harrison Wells and end up facing down this classic mind reading foe.

I’m usually pretty stoked to watch these shows anyway but with these stories coming up I’m pretty excited.  Can’t wait to see what they bring.

R.L. Stine Confirms Upcoming Fear Street Movie

It really should be no surprise after the Goosebumps movie did so well that some production companies are looking into what other R.L. Stine properties they may be able to get their hands on.  Now it looks like Fear Street is going to be getting a movie of it’s own.

Fear Street was a teenage horrorish series Stine wrote in the late 80s all the way up to 1999.  I never read them as they seemed like girl books to me but looking back at how much I like 80s slashers I probably would have gotten a kick out of them.  I’m wondering if it’s too late to go back.  It’s cool to see a 37 year old guy reading a Fear Street book right?

Are you guys excited for a Fear Street movie?  For me it seems like a series would do better with the teenage horror series seeming to be an in thing right now.  But I guess we’ll see.

Bill Nye Is Here To Save The World

With everything going on in the world such as Alternative Facts, made up terrorist attacks, and what seems to be a dismissal of scientific facts it’s nice to see that Bill Nye is here to save us all.  Learn how science works, how it factors into our daily lives, and how we can hopefully save the world.  It’s nice to know we can trust in Bill Nye to not let knowledge be left out of society.

From Netflix:
Bill Nye – science guy, educator, mechanical engineer, and curator of curiosity – returns with a new show. Each episode of Bill Nye Saves the World tackles a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and Bill’s very special blend of lab procedure and sly personality.

Bill Nye Saves The World arrives April 21, only on Netflix.

Geek Nerdery Trailer Park – Super Bowl Edition

Apparently there was some type of sporting event last night that a lot of movie studios spent a lot of money to advertise during.  Below are some of my favorites that I watched later last night off YouTube.

John Wick 2

We see John Wick taking on the 50 Shades Of Grey franchise in their trailer.  I know which one I’ll be seeing this Valentine’s Day.

Pirates Of Caribbean

The latest trailer for this summer’s new Pirates movie.  Not a whole lot new but some cool looking action shots and of course Johnny Depp being Captain Jack.

Logan

The first of the superhero trailers I got excited about.  I’ve been excited for this movie since the first trailer.  I’m hoping it keeps it going.  This sees more of X23 doing her thing and a few shots of Caliban and some all out action.  I’m excited.

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Probably my most anticipated movie of 2017.  I loved the first one so much.  This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.  The awesome thing is that a new poster was released yesterday too and it’s pretty awesome:

A little more of Mantis and maybe the idea that Yondu officially joins the team?

Stranger Things Season 2

And of course the next season of Stranger Things which hits at Halloween time this Oct and it looks like we’re taking a GIANT jump forward as far as the level of the story.  Giant Lovecraft monsters and kids dressed up as Ghostbusters.  Heck yeah!

Geek Nerdery Trailer Park

Well we’re back again with some fun trailers that have been released recently that I’m super excited over.

First up is the new trailer for LOGAN.  I’m super excited by this movie and I hope I don’t get let down.  We haven’t had a GREAT Wolverine movie yet.  THE WOLVERINE was good but it could have been great.  After the first trailer I was optimistic about LOGAN and this trailer really has me excited for it.  Has a good tone to is.  Are you excited?  Check it out.

Next up is the new trailer for POWER RANGERS.  I’ll admit I really have no emotional attachment to the Power Rangers series.  I thought the dark fan trailer that came out awhile back was pretty cool looking and an interesting idea.  This I’m not so sure but part of me really wants to love it.  We’ll see.

And lastly here we get a look at COLASSAL which is a kaiju movie with Anne Hathaway as someone who discovers she can control a giant monster on the other side of the planet.  Still not sure about this but it could end up being good.  Or not.

The Monster (2016)

I kept hearing about this film  from the usual podcasts and movies community I frequent.  The trailer looked decent and I haven’t seen a good creature movie in awhile so it went on my ‘to see’ mental list of about a million titles I have that I need to sit down with.  Then I heard it was written and directed by Bryan Bertino of The Strangers fame so it instantly went to the top of my list.  If he could pull out the tension and terror he did in The Strangers and put that into a creature film I was sold.  In full disclosure AFTER I had rented the film and watched it I was contacted by Lionsgate about a screener copy.  Which I said yes.

The movie starts out as more of a drama about a mother and daughter who are at odds with each other.  It’s obvious this is a young mother who was not ready to be a mother and a young daughter that has had become the adult in her household because her mother is more concerned with partying and having a good time than being a responsible mom.

The story moves forward with the mother Kathy played by Zoe Kazan taking her daughter to stay with her father for a while.  They of course get on the road about 5 hours late because the mother can’t seem to get over her hangover long enough to get ready.  This sets the stage for them to have a car accident on a lonely country road.

From there we’re treated to a tense single location film as a monster seems to be lurking in the forest on either side of the road.  In this movie the question isn’t ‘are monsters real’ but instead ‘what do would you do when you find out they are very real?’.

Both actresses do an amazing job and you really believe in their stress filled relationship.  Ella Ballentine does as great job as the daughter Lizzy.  It’s not hard to completely believe her fear and survival spirit.

I thought the creature design was well done.  I like seeing practical monster effects on screen.  It’s not a design that is going to blow any minds and we’ve actually seen designs close to this before.  In fact the Blu Ray cover of this reminds me a little too much of the poster for Feast.

The only problem I really had was a small character decision towards the end of the film that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to me.  I could see some arguments for why it is there but in the end fell completely flat for me but I did my best to not let it ruin the film for me.

The only special feature on the blu ray is a featurette called Eyes In The Darkness which is just a quick behind the scenes look.  I had hoped for a little more on the creature design and story elements but in this streaming world such things are becoming less and less a priority.

All in all I would say that this is worth your time.  Pop some popcorn, turn the lights off, and just let this creature feature take you away.

WIN Death Race 2050 On Blu Ray And DVD!

We have three copies of Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 to give away on Blu Ray and DVD combo.  How do you win?  That’s easy.  In the comments below comment with what your race name would be in you entered the Death Race.  We’ll pick 3 lucky winners on Feb. 1 and they will win a copy.  That easy.  So comment below.  Tell us what name you would want to be feared by if you entered The Death Race.  Good luck!

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (2017)

Our friends over at Universal Studios were kind enough to send over a copy of Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 and I couldn’t have been more excited.

Everything I had heard was that this was a sequel to the original Death Race 2000 but it’s actually a reboot.  Taking the Death Race idea and putting it in the lens of where society could be in 30 plus years from now.

We have Manu Bennett (Arrow) taking on the persona of Frankenstein and putting him in the Death Race against such foes as Jed Perfectus, Tammy The Terrorist, and even A.B.E. a computer controlled car.  And of course all of this is being run by The Chairman played by Malcolm McDowell with a slightly weird looking comb over.  That seems weirdly familiar.

Overall the movie is a lot of fun and it’s obvious they knew this would be the perfect political climate to release it in.  Planned perfectly with the week of the Inauguration.  It seems to have a lot to say about the current status of the world but tries to at least be fun while doing it.  While I don’t think it will be a cultural marker like the original Death Race 2000 I think it does it’s job just fine.

I’m trying to think of how to go into the production quality and acting but at the end of the day it’s a Roger Corman film so you kind of know what you’re getting into when you put the movie on.  No one is winning any Oscars but everyone can say they had a great time making the movie.

The Blu Ray release comes with 4 featurettes which is more than most films now a days in the world of streaming.  You get The Making Of Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050, The Look Of 2050, Cars! Cars! Cars!, Cast Car Tours, and some deleted scenes.  All of the special features combined make a decent bonus for the purchase price.  Only thing I would have liked to see would be an audio commentary with the director G.J. Echternkamp and Roger Corman.  Maybe going over the differences in the shooting between this and the original.

Win Copies Of Phantasm Remastered And Phantasm Ravager On Blu Ray!

It’s a new year and it’s time for a new BOOOOOOOY!  We have 3 sets of Phantasm Remastered and Phantasm Ravager on blu ray that we are giving away.  How do win these silver spheres of awesome.  It’s pretty easy.  Between now and January 15th head over to the GeekNerdery Facebook Page and in the post that is pinned at the top we want you to go into the comments and comment with your best Phantasm Meme that describes 2016.  Whatever that means to you put it in a meme and comment with it.  For example:

We’ll pick the best 3 and those people will win a copy of Phantasm Remastered and Phantasm Ravager on blu ray.  This is a combined gift from us at GeekNerdery and also us at The Last Horrorcast.  Check them out and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.  See you on the 15th.  BOOOOOOOOY!