This week, The Nerds discuss films that claim to be “Based on True Events” and how true they really are. Then, we get to listener feedback including reading aloud our fans’ prizes from participating in social media contests.
Roxi Nobari makes her triumphant return to The Nerd Cave as Oscar season is in full swing! The Nerds debate whether The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction were straight up c***-blocked by Forrest Gump for Best Picture in 1994.
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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!
WARNING: This post contains spoilers and explicit language. Reader discretion is advised!
I want you to imagine you are watching a film. The final scene is playing out. The last word is uttered, the characters smile/cry as the sun rises/sets on the day/week. The credits start to roll and you’re left with this feeling that you can’t quite understand. You feel empty. Let down. Disappointed.