Nerds on Film is back! We had to take a break so Sean could get married. This week, we open with a roundtable discussion of what went on during Sean’s Las Vegas Wedding Extravaganza. Then, we devote the rest of the episode to remembering one of the greatest comedic actors of all time: Gene Wilder.
This week the Nerds celebrate another Mel Brooksuary by talking about Mel Brooks’ first feature film as well as the stage & eventual screen musical that followed over 30 years later.
Sex, money, drugs, and booze: all popular reasons for visiting the city of Las Vegas. Entertainment, however, was my intent upon my last trek to this debaucherous town. Cirque du Soleil shows were in abundance; nearly every hotel has one now. There were magic shows (Illusions, MICHAEL!), hypnotists, musicals, comedians, etc. No entertainment stone was left unturned. With so many outlets for merriment, it must be challenging for a show or act to stand out these days.
On Tuesday, I purchased and watched a Blu-ray copy of World War Z that boasted a new UNRATED CUT of the film. I was indeed excited because though I very much enjoyed the theatrical version, I felt that given the material, the film should have had at least a soft R rating. The back of the Blu-ray case seemed promising:
Bryan welcomes his brother and Nerds on Film co-host Sean Moriarty for a hearty discussion about the only man in U.S. history to ever successfully commit air piracy: D.B. Cooper.