This week, the Nerds discuss the recent announcement of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, then they welcome local filmmaker Lon Lopez as their guest to talk about this documentary Rock the Block, and finishes off with Nerds on History co-host Eric Bricmont bringing back the Movie Quote Game! Enjoy!
With that start of November being All-Saint’s Day and El Dia de Los Muertos, Eric and Bryan felt obliged to follow-thru on listener feedback and devote an episode to Catholic saints. We hope you enjoy it!
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Well folks, we’ve reached the end of Oscar Season.
We here at Nerdonomy would like to extend our congratulations to all winners of Academy Awards this year; your achievements were well recognized. I also want to take a moment to sincerely thank all those who listened to our live Oscar podcast: it was a lot of fun, and we look forward to our next live episode in the not-too-distant future.
This is a downloadable version of our live Oscar podcast that can be synced up with a recorded version of the Oscars in case you missed it. You should download this episode rather than stream it so there’s no chance of any hiccups. You will need to be linked to Wi-Fi to download it as well since the file is much larger than our normal episodes. ENJOY!
Les Misérables has been drenched in the saliva of so much internet gossip for the past year that it was easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, especially for us musical theatre geeks. I spent quite a significant amount of time pouring over articles, getting casting information (anyone else remember Taylor Swift being offered the role of Éponine?), and feeling anxious when I learned that Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) would have the actors sing live. It almost became a bit more hype than I wanted, and I had to scale back on how much I read beforehand, or how many pictures I wanted to see of Anne Hathaway without hair. It turns out this sort of publicity is rather traditional for the story; Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, from which the 1980s stage musical is derived, was advertised in papers and discussed up to two years prior to publishing. Old habits die hard, I suppose.