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Hit List: December 5, 2011

5 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | IMDb Blog - All the Latest | See recent IMDb Blog - All the Latest news »

Hit List is a handful of items that we find noteworthy, shared with you daily on our homepage. Enjoy!

Roger Ebert on the “Ebert Presents At the Movies” Hiatus from Roger Ebert’s Journal

Head to Austin for Aliens on Ice from The Daily What (Suggested by memc)

Comics Legend Alan Moore Goes Online To Honor Harvey Pekar from FastCompany.com (Suggested by noreservations)

Night at the Britannias from Thompson on Hollywood

How Revenge of the Nerds Foretold the Rise of Geek Culture from IFC.com

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- Heather Campbell

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Review: “The Strange Talent of Luther Strode” #1

3 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I was waiting in line at Modern Myths in Northampton, Ma, picking up a few books. Among them, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, a book I first heard of at Nycc, but in name only. My friends had gotten to the counter first, so (impatient nerd that I am) I flipped through a few pages of Strode while I waited.

Three pages in, I stepped out of line. I was not going to walk out of there without issue two.

The book revolves around (surprise surprise) Luther Strode, tall and lanky high schooler wanting nothing more than to beef up for the ladies. To that end, he orders a copy of the “Hercules” system (a parody of old Charles Atlas ads) to beef up. Miracle of miracles–it works!

Oh, does it ever work.

Strode is like the the mashup of a high school teen sex comedy and a horror flick. »

- Alex Jarvis

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The Revenge of the Nerds: How the 80's movie foretold the rise of Geek Culture

30 November 2011 3:39 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

"Revenge of the Nerds," that significant 80s cultural artifact, was a genuinely prophetic film. At the time of its release in 1984 it was morning in America and a muscular foreign policy against the then-Soviet Union nudged popular culture to valorize brawn and social ease and raw good looks. Introspection and lusting in one's heart was of the previous, melancholy Carter years. In "Revenge of the Nerds," a lovable gallery of geeks challenged the primacy of the cool crowd to the rousing anthem "We are the Champions."

Fast forward. Raw good looks and brawn, of course, will never go out of fashion entirely. There will always be sports stars; there will always be financiers; there will always be Vogue magazine and fashion week. But there is also now an information economy -- one of the few remaining sectors of our economy still flourishing -- and a new-found respect for people like Steve Jobs, »

- Ron Mwangaguhunga

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'Revenge of the Nerds' Stars -- Dweeb-Hunting for New TV Show

9 November 2011 3:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

" Revenge of the Nerds " legends Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong tell TMZ, they're rounding up geeks across the country -- from pro gamers to Rubik's cube experts -- and it's all for their new reality TV show. They can't say what the show's called or what network it will be on -- but Rob and Curtis tell us, their mission is simple ... to crown the king (or queen) of the nerds. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Mindy Newell: Chest Hair Or No Chest Hair

24 October 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Walking home from food shopping, thinking about this week’s column. Thinking about all the “news that’s fit to print” (and some not) about the portrayal of women in comics. And I thought, has anyone written about the portrayal of men in comics? I’m talking down and dirty, hot stuff, glistening muscle, chest hair or no chest hair?, blue brown or green eyes, skin-tight costume, hunky super-duper M-e-n.

Distaff geeks unite!

I’ll start. Off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Chest hair. Goddamn, he’s sexy. Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin in New Teen Titans written by Marv Wolman and drawn by George Pérez. He looked like a guy I had a crush on in high school… and for years afterwards. Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, drawn by Curt Swan, Jerry Ordway, John Byrne, and many others, »

- Mindy Newell

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'Man Up!' review: ABC gets its very own 'Hangover'

18 October 2011 11:39 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

If ABC wanted to a.) build a show around "Modern Family's" Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), b.) Attempt to channel the Judd Apatow/"Hangover" film-going audience into TV success, c.) Create a male counterpart for "Sex and the City," it would probably look a little like "Man Up!"

The new sitcom, debuting Tuesday (Oct. 18) evening on ABC stars Mather Zickel (Will), Christopher Moynihan (Craig) and Dan Fogler (Kenny) as three men struggling to remain men in a post-metrosexual world where manly displays of testosterone-fueled aggression have been relegated to online gaming. The show has definitely got potential and the pilot delivers laughs, though we'd lighten up on a couple of go-to gags (we're totally over "fluffing" in place of the F-bomb and this is only the pilot).

And although the show is admittedly aiming for a "Hangover" audience, that movie and it's brethren manage to telegraph a dude vibe without overtly voicing it. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Cheers & Jeers: The Closer — Revenge of the Nerd!

13 September 2011 8:15 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Cheers to Curtis Armstrong for proving that his career is still going strong.

Want more Cheers & Jeers? Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine.

Nearly 30 years after his breakout role as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, the ubiquitous character actor is busier than ever. In addition to his cameo in the new big-screen comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, he butted heads with Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick as Peter Goldman, the sanctimonious attorney who literally turned his crusade against Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson into a federal case in The Closer's summer finale.

Read More > »

- Bruce Fretts

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DVD Review: Original ‘Captain America’ Tries to Bank Off Reboot’s Success

10 September 2011 1:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – You’re probably going “Huh? There was another Captain America movie? Before Chris Evans?” Believe it or not, yes. Before people like Bryan Singer and Sam Raimi turned the Marvel-verse (and really all of Hollywood) on its head by proving that superheroes could not only be profitable but critically viable as well, there were some honest train wrecks, including an incomplete version of “Fantastic Four” and an awful adaptation of “Captain America,” recently released on DVD to tie in with the success of “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Don’t get them confused.

Blu-Ray Rating: 1.5/5.0

Honestly, even looking at the case, much less seeing a minute of footage, clarifies the differences between the high-budget 2011 blockbuster and the 1990 movie that was supposed to be a summer movie tentpole but ended up going straight-to-video and was essentially forgotten by history. There’s a reason many of you probably didn’t know »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Caprice Crane To Adapt Her Novel ‘Stupid And Contagious’ Into NBC Comedy Project

26 August 2011 8:29 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: After dividing her time between careers as a TV/feature writer and as a novelist for the past several years, Caprice Crane will merge the two with a gig to adapt her first novel into a TV series. NBC has put in development a half-hour comedy based on Crane’s book Stupid and Contagious, a romantic comedy whose title is taken from the Nirvana anthem Smells Like Teen Spirit. It centers on Heaven and Brady, two hate-at-first-sight neighbors navigating their way through life and love in their twenties. Crane, whose previous series writing credits include the CW’s 90210 and Melrose Place, will pen the script. Additionally, Crane has closed a deal to write her debut young-adult novel How To Be a Hater for publisher Fiewel and Friends. It is described as Mean Girls meets Revenge of the Nerds with a comic book twist. Crane, who recently released her fourth novel, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Caprice Crane's Stupid And Contagious for NBC comedy

26 August 2011 5:13 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Caprice Crane is set to adapt her first novel into a TV series for NBC, reports Deadline. The romantic comedy's title comes from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and apparently tells of Heaven and Brady two twenty-something neighbors who experience "hate-at-first-sight" as they navigate throught love and life Crane will write the script, having experience with two CW offerings in Melrose Place and 90210. Asside from Stupid and Contagious, Crane has landed with Fiewel and Friends to pen How To Be a Hater, her debut young-adult novel which is being described as Revenge of the Nerds meets Mean Girls. »

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Caprice Crane's Stupid And Contagious for NBC comedy

26 August 2011 5:13 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Caprice Crane is set to adapt her first novel into a TV series for NBC, reports Deadline. The romantic comedy's title comes from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and apparently tells of Heaven and Brady two twenty-something neighbors who experience "hate-at-first-sight" as they navigate throught love and life Crane will write the script, having experience with two CW offerings in Melrose Place and 90210. Asside from Stupid and Contagious, Crane has landed with Fiewel and Friends to pen How To Be a Hater, her debut young-adult novel which is being described as Revenge of the Nerds meets Mean Girls. »

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Levy May Leave Voyage, Ride Magic School Bus

24 August 2011 12:48 PM, PDT | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) may be leaving 20th Century Fox’s 3D remake of the 1966 classic sci-fi adventure Fantastic Voyage, if the two sides can not come to an agreement on the budget and star.

THR reports it’s “more likely than not” that Levy will move on. The director reportedly wants an A-list actor to lead the feature’s team of scientist’s in a miniaturized submarine tasked with removing a blood clot from a colleague’s brain. Hugh Jackman, who stars in Real Steel, was the front-runner for a time, but is presumably busy with Fox’s own The Wolverine. Instead, Levy wants Will Smith, a reliable box office draw, and will meet with him to discuss the possibility in the coming week.

Voyage is simply the latest example of a major studio balking at the big-budget pricetag of a potential tentpole release, similar »

- Jeff Leins

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Morgan Spurlock Developing Erin Brockovich-Styled Film

19 August 2011 2:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It looks like Super Size Me writer-director Morgan Spurlock is getting into non-documentary feature-length films and has an Erin Brockovich-styled film already in the works, he announced to USA Today.

Morgan Spurlock said:

"I would love to. There's a couple movies that I'm attached to right now. It took a long time to find something that I liked. There's a film I'm attached to at Leonardo DiCaprio's company right now that's very Erin Brockovich-ish, which is great. I wanted to find something that was smart, that I thought had a little teeth to it. Wasn't just some kind of fluffy ... Like, after Super Size Me came out, I got sent so many amazingly terrible scripts. They were like, "Super Size Me is hilarious! We should send him some comedies!" So I got sent some really bad comedies. I got sent a Revenge of the Nerds remake. ... I got, »

- MovieWeb

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Morgan Spurlock Attached To ‘Erin Brockovich-ish’ Non-Documentary Feature

18 August 2011 6:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With films like Super Size Me, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? and Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, not to mention shows like 30 Days and A Day In The Life, Morgan Spurlock has pretty much established himself as a documentary guy. Not only that, he's the documentary guy that's willing to do anything for a great story. His next film, Comic-Con: Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, continues that tradition. After that, though, it looks like Spurlock might take a hard right into features. According to a new interview, he's attached to a  "very Erin Brockovich-ish" feature with Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way Productions. Read more after the jump. Spurlock was being interviewed by USA Today [1] when their reporter asked him if he would consider directing a non-documentary feature. Here's his answer: I would love to. There's a couple movies that I'm attached to right now. »

- Germain Lussier

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BuzzFocus.com Presents ‘Nerdy Secrets With Mo Fathelbab’ – Episode 1 is Up!

16 August 2011 5:22 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Live from The Nerdist Theatre at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood! It’s Nerdy Secrets With Mo Fathelbab, presented by BuzzFocus.com! The first Nerdy Secrets With Mo Fathelbab ever was only suppose to have 1 panel but instead we give you 2! Panel #1 features Ben Schwartz (“Parks & Recreation”), Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”), Arlene Tur (“Torchwood: Miracle Day”). We discuss very important things, like their respective works, Jon Hamm, “Transformers 2″, and treehouses. Panel #2 features nerdy porn stars Misti Dawn (“Revenge of the Nerds: A XXX Parody”) & April O’Neil (Star Trek: The Next Generation – A XXX Parody”), and comedian DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy). Of course we discuss the adult film industry but we also talk about our favorite sci-fi shows, video games, celebrity crushes, and Mormon court (it’s an actual thing). So, click on this and enjoy! ———- We’re also proud to announce the next Live Recording of Nerdy Secrets With Mo. »

- Mo Fathelbab

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9 Movies to Watch Before Starting College

3 August 2011 11:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Note to incoming college freshmen: Orientations and handbooks are only going to get you so far in life. You're going to need a rigorous arsenal of film knowledge to get you through these next four years, and we're here to help.

Consider the following nine films an essential primer on preparing for all aspects of college life. Within these hallowed films you'll find info on fraternities, dating, roommates, sports, road trips, law school and becoming a billionaire before graduation. And while we can't guarantee this list will help you graduate and find a job, it'll definitely make the attempt more fun.

9. 'National Lampoon's Van Wilder'

After lying dormant for years, the "National Lampoon" franchise was resurrected in 2002 with Ryan Reynolds playing the titular character, a seventh-year senior whose sole mission is to get as many girls in bed as possible. When the trust fund runs out, Wilder takes »

- Jason Newman

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The Dog Who Saved Halloween and Reunited the Cast of Blossom

26 July 2011 3:22 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Dog Who Saved Halloween is the third installment in the “Dog Who Saved” DVD franchise. The first was 2009’s The Dog Who Saved Christmas. That was followed last year with The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation. I assume next year’s sequel will be The Dog Who Saved Halloween Vacation.

I’m most looking forward to The Dog Who Saved International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which they should get around to by 2023.

Anchor Bay is getting the jump on the holiday in a big way by releasing The Dog Who Saved Halloween on DVD September 13th. Before any of you gorehounds outright dismiss this family friendly cute animal holiday flick, keep in mind three things:

1) Lance Henriksen appears in the film and he’s not the sort to show up in any old cheap piece of crap.

2) It also co-stars Revenge of the Nerds’ very own Curtis “Booger” Armstrong. »

- Foywonder

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Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report to Screen at Fright Night Film Fest

21 July 2011 2:35 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Brad Salinger, MoreHorror.com

A fun little pilot mocumentary flick called "Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report" will be screening this week at at 5:45 in the Whirlaway Room at Fright Night Film Fest on Saturday, July 23rd in Loiusville, Ky. Q & A to immediately follow!

Appearing at the festival are legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, actors Linda Blair, Edward Furlong, Michael Biehn, Henry Winkler, Revenge of the Nerds reunion, The Walking Dead zombies & more! So, if you are in the area, definitely check out the festival and if you are attending, be sure to get a look at Ghost Trek.

About Ghost Trek:

Tagline: Ghost Trek: Paranormal research with an emphasis on bad taste.

From the author of the critically-acclaimed Kill The Music (book) and creator of See The Dead (short) comes Ghost Trek, an uncensored comic - horror series based around a paranormal reality show.

Ghost Trek follows the »

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The Apprentice winner: a triumph for the nerd

18 July 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Geeky men everywhere will be cheering Tom Pellereau's unlikely victory in The Apprentice. But let's not get carried away

The most recent series of the Apprentice was already a few weeks along when someone, somewhere tweeted that one of the contestants looked like me. I think I waited about three minutes before I went downstairs to have a look.

"People are saying one of them looks like me," I said to the child I  found lying on the floor in front of the television.

"Yeah, Tom," he said. I scanned all the worried faces at the boardroom table.

"Which one is he?" I said.

"The geeky one with the glasses," he said.

"That one?" I said. "I don't look like that."

"You really do," he said.

When Tom Pellereau (who actually looks remarkably like the actor Michael Sheen who, in turn, can look like almost anybody) went on to clinch series seven, »

- Tim Dowling

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Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground Trailer

12 July 2011 4:44 PM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga has been known for many films over the years. In 2009, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Up In The Air, but she has also appeared in other films such as The Departed, Orphan and most recently, Source Code. Now she is making her directorial debut with a new film entitled Higher Ground. She is also starring in the movie and it played at Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival to glowing reviews as you can see from the critic quotes throughout the trailer. The trailer seems to be dealing with a lot of religious angles of believing in God and discovering who you are through religion. Indie dramas all seem to look alike, but nevertheless this one has some potential to be good. I do like the fact the story takes place over a »

- Joe

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