Oscar season continues and The Nerds welcome special guests David McGuire and Roxi Nobari to break down one of the greatest films ever made: Casablanca.
I was a child of the nineties. Though I was born in the early eighties, I really started making badass memories at about age seven. By that time, I was more aware of what was going on around me and had developed a full-blown obsession with movies. Many of my best childhood memories are tied to a movie or at the very least a timeframe related to a movie’s theatrical release. I’ve been in a place lately where I’ve been purchasing and revisiting these films to see what I may have missed when I was a wee one. So here we go, ladies and gents… the first in a series for your reading enjoyment!
I can remember a day when no one knew what the hell The Matrix was, but GODDAMN did we all really want to! There were cryptic ads on the radio in 1999 that ended with Morpheus’ line, “Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” The television ads didn’t give too much away either, besides some short but sweet kung fu clips. So, there I was, a sixteen year old movie nerd, dying to know what kung fu, leather jackets, and Ted “Theodore” Logan all had to offer.
With the recent announcement of the fourth upcoming entry, Jurassic World which comes out in 2015, it seems to be most timely to cover this excellent trilogy’s box set.This set came out in 2011 in two editions: a blu ray box set and a limited edition with a T-Rex mini statue. I had to settle for the first. Like most movie nerds my age, I feel that Jurassic Park is a staple of american cinema and one of my favorites growing up and still is to this day. When this trilogy was released, I got so excited that I made sure to get the day off from work and I spent the day watching all three back to back to back. So now we ask, does the blu ray remastering make that much of a difference compared to with its DVD counterpart?