The Oscar Nominations Are In! (Full List)

And no, Deadpool isn’t among them. Film twitter can once again sleep soundly knowing that Academy still doesn’t care for comic book movies. But, oh wait, is that Suicide Squad with a nomination? There is no god. Oh, are you here waiting for Oscar nominations? Okay fine.     Best Picture: Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Lead Actress: Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Emma Stone, La La Land Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins…

The Next Generation of the Nerd Out App!

If you spend your time at geeky events, there’s a decent chance you’ve heard of the Nerd Out App! If you haven’t, man oh man have you been missing out. The app’s updated 5 days a week to bring you information on nerdy get-togethers in your area.* Said app is also hoping to undergo a bit of a remodel as well! Check out their Kickstarter here, and their press release below for more info! *Since the app is still growing, it’s currently in 35 locations and adding more all the…

Supergirl 2.08 “Medusa” Top 5

It’s here, it’s here! Crossover week is here! Leave it to our favorite Girl of Steel, Supergirl, to kick things off with a stunning episode. “Medusa” throws us into the story, doing its best to intertwine Kara’s struggles with what’s about to go down in the rest of the Arrowverse with their biggest crossover yet. Things kick off with Mon El vs. Cyborg Superman, and a murderspree inside the alien bar. Mixed with Alex trying to come out to her mother during the holiday and there are some side struggles…

Supergirl 2.06 “Changing” Top 5

Tonight’s episode of Supergirl was filled with moments of exploration. Kara got drunk for the first time, Alex is trying to find a way to deal with her new found orientation and how to tell her family, J’onn and M’gann are still dancing around each other, Jimmy’s anxious to get to heroing, and Mon El’s trying to figure out just what that could mean to someone like him. There was a lot of confusion, and even more hurt feelings tonight. While I don’t care for an excess of drama, it…

Supergirl 2.05 “Crossfire” Top 5

Supergirl was sent to Earth to watch over her cousin, but we all know that didn’t go quite as their families had planned. Because of this, Kara finds it necessary to take the Mon under her wing. That is, after she gets over her prejudice, of course. Turns out, saving the world might be a little bit easier than watching over someone who’s lived their entire adult life not having super powers. Mon’s not the only one who might get her in trouble though. It seem’s Jimmy’s had just about…

Supergirl 2.04 “Survivors” Top 5

The ‘stronger together’ message that keeps Supergirl refreshing came back to the forefront in tonight’s episode, ‘Survivors’. When Alex and Maggie find an alien fight club, run by the nefarious Roulette, things get a little bit punchy. Supergirl does what she can to break things up early on, but things never go quite the way the Kryptonian plans, at least not on the first run. After all, where’s the story in that? In addition to her struggles with Roulette, Kara also has her job at CatCo to think of as…

Supernatural 12.03 “The Foundry” Top 5

Now that Sammy’s free of Toni and the rest of the British division of the Men of Letters, it’s time for Supernatural to get back to the family business! Mary and her boys investigate an abandoned house, and things unravel from there. By ‘unravel’ I mean they went to the creepiest dollhouse ever. Meanwhile, Cas and Crowley give us our favorite heaven and hell team-up to try and track down Lucifer before he unleashes more mischief on Earth. Mary and Cas I don’t know what it is about the relationship between…

Supergirl 2.03 “Welcome To Earth” Top 5

Fans of Wonder Woman got what they have been waiting for for decades on tonight’s Supergirl. I’m talking, of course, about the one and only Lynda Carter as President! ‘I’m With Her’ indeed! Some folks are unfortunately not on the same team. Madam President found herself under attack, which meant it was time for our friendly neighborhood D.E.O to hop into action to secure her protection.     Madam President I didn’t cry seeing a woman step off Air Force One as our Commander in Chief. YOU DID. This show…

Supernatural 12.02 “Mamma Mia” Top 5

Supernatural’s premier was great, but it didn’t really dig into just what it means for Mary Winchester to be back from the dead. ‘Mamma Mia’ managed to dive into that idea a bit deeper, which resulted in an episode with a few more feels than the first. Don’t worry though, tonight wasn’t just feelsy moments between the Winchester clan. You also have the misadventures of Crowley and Rowena to look forward to.   It’s the Thought That Counts? Ah, Crowley… you tried. We were all rooting for you, bud. I…

Supergirl 2.02 “The Last Children of Krypton” Top 5

Supergirl continues it’s second season with “The Last Children of Krypton”. Honestly, they didn’t even need to give me a synopsis or pictures to get me hyped for this episode. That title is quite enough. Even knowing that both Cat and Clark would be departing tonight couldn’t keep me from bouncing up and down as I prepped this Top 5. More on how those things broke my face later. For now, I want to mention that Supergirl smashed an 8 year CW Network record last week with it’s season 2…

Supernatural 12.01 “Keep Calm and Carry On” Top 5

My word, y’all. Would you look at that headline? Supernatural 12.01. 12 seasons. That’s a pretty long ‘On the road so far’. Hiatus was rough after season 11 proved to be one of the best in the show’s tenure. Though it had a rocky finale, it left just enough to make us all go ‘but wait… what now!?’ Keep Calm and Carry On has never been advice that the Winchester family’s been exceptional at following, but it the title left me intrigued.  You know, in case Mary Winchester’s return to both…

Supergirl 2.01 “The Adventures of Supergirl” Top 5

When the world is kind of falling apart, hope is what bonds us together. Through the fear, anger, and despair that can come with day to day life, hope keeps us alive. Hope that things will get better, hope that you can make a difference, hope that you can make it through whatever it is that may be getting you down that the time. No matter what you hope for, having that hope inspires and drives. It’s that hope that makes the ‘S’ that Supergirl (and her cousin) wears so…

For Some Reason, 2016 Will Be Even Longer Than Usual

Guest Post by Mia Steinberg Let’s face it; 2016 has been rough. We’ve suffered what feels like many years’ worth of tragedy, frustration, and terrifying political theatre, and we’ve still got five months left to go. Five months and one second, to be a little more precise: thanks to minute fluctuations in the Earth’s rotation, scientists have decided to add a “leap second” to the clock on December 31, extending this farce of a solar cycle. Some may see this leap second as yet another injustice to throw on the pile…

Denver Comic Con – Day 3 Roundup

Sunday is usually the wind-down day at most conventions, but that wasn’t even close to the case at Denver Comic Con!  I didn’t stop sprinting from panel to panel until the very end of the day, and even then the convention was still going strong.  Typically everything is dead by 3, but Avistrum Academy’s panel was at 5:15 and they were filled from the gills.  With preliminary numbers of 114,900, it’s not hard to see why!   The final day of the show kicked off with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who…

Denver Comic Con – Day 2 Roundup

Anyone who’s attended a comic con before can attest that there’s no scale to explain the kind of tired that is con tired.  Your senses are constantly bombarded all day long as you try to take in all of the amazing geekery that you’ve been waiting all year to be a part of again.  It’s that deeply satisfying kind of tired.  The type that comes with a sleepy smile and the satisfaction that you spent a day (or several) inundated with all of your pop culture favorites.   Denver Comic Con…

Denver Comic Con – Day 1 Roundup!

Wow!  W.O.W.  What a busy day!  When it comes to cons, Denver Comic Con is still in its adolescence, especially when you look at shows like San Diego, and New York, but don’t let its age fool you.  While it hasn’t been around as long as some of the others, DCC still brings it when it comes to geek game, and it certainly hits the ground running when it comes to programming. From the Pop Culture Classroom events, to its packed line-up of guests, the DCC team doesn’t take Friday…