Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits theaters this Friday! And to celebrate the release of one of the biggest movies of the year, we at The Nerds of Color were invited to attend the press conference for the final installment in James Gunn’s space opera trilogy! Keep reading to see what Gunn, as well as the cast, and producer Kevin Feige, had to say about the final chapter in perhaps the best superhero trilogy of all time!Continue reading “Playing the Final Track at the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Press Conference”
What an incredible journey it has been for the galaxy’s favorite a-holes! But all good things must come to an end, be it an Infinity Saga or a cosmic journey about a dysfunctional family of losers who band together to win each other (and the audience) over.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is James Gunn’s Marvel Magnum Opus”
Let’s-a-go! Today’s the day, folks! The Super Mario Bros. Movie finally hits theaters. And to celebrate, all this week we’ve brought you the latest from stars Keegan-Michael Key and Seth Rogan, who play Toad and Donkey Kong. But today, finally, we have the biggest of these interviews! We were able to sit down with the invincible stars of the film, and greatest heroes the Mushroom Kingdom has ever seen, Mario and Luigi, themselves, Chris Pratt and Charlie Day!Continue reading “Meeting the Mario Bros., aka Chris Pratt and Charlie Day from ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’”
In 1983, a spin off of the popular Donkey Kong arcade game hit arcades in Japan. That game was called Mario Bros., and featured the Jumpman hero of Donkey Kong, now named “Mario,” teaming up with his brother Luigi. The game became legend and 40 years later, the Super Mario Bros, as we know them today, are finally getting the big screen treatment they deserve (as I said before the 1993 movie doesn’t count). But is it the movie we deserve? Keep reading to see what we thought of The Super Mario Bros. Movie!Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is Super Fun but Far From Invincible”
Donkey Kong is an icon! Little do people know Mario was actually a spin off of the original Donkey Kong game where the eponymous ape threw barrels at the then-unnamed character, “Jumpman,” who later became Mario. So when jumping into the role of the most famous video game ape in the world for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Seth Rogen had a lot to live up to. And thankfully, he nailed the role, like he was the king of the jungle!Continue reading “Discussing Donkey Kong with ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Star Seth Rogen”
I’m not going to lie, Toad is my favorite character from the Mario franchise. He’s small, scrappy, courageous. And he’s literally the fastest accelerator in Mario Kart, which gives me the upper hand (I’m cheap like that). So it was exciting to hear that not only would he have a prominent role in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, but also the talented voice behind him, Keegan-Michael Key, completely nailed the Toad voice!Continue reading “Talking about Toad with Keegan-Michael Key of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’”
Well folks, today is March 10, or Mar10 for short. Which, for those unfamiliar, is the feast of Mario, patron saint of the Mushroom Kingdom, who defeated the evil King Koopa to save the princess and all the little toadstools from tyranny. It is a religious holiday for many, and to commemorate this, Nintendo and Illumination have released the final trailer for the highly anticipated The Super Mario Bros. Movie!Continue reading “Happy Mar10 Day from ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’”
The anticipation is high, and buzz must be good! Because the Mario Bros. are coming out sooner than you expected! Today, Universal has announced a new release date for The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Let’s-a-go!
Continue reading “‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Powers Up to a New Release Date”
2023 is a good year to be a Mario Brother! Just last week, guests at Universal Studios Hollywood got to experience the first US iteration of Super Nintendo Land, and in just two months, the plucky Italian plumbers are getting their very own animated movie (I would say “first movie” if I could, but that title is unfortunately tainted, and no amount of revisionist history can change that).Continue reading “Hop on the Rainbow Road in the New Poster for ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’”
You read that correctly! With Illumination/Nintendo’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie coming out in a few short months, the marketing machine has gone into high gear for the highly anticipated adaptation of the classic characters. And part of the fun is a viral site where you can check out Mario and Luigi’s Plumbing Services for yourself!Continue reading “The ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Have Launched a Plumbing Site”
Today, during a quick Nintendo Direct presentation, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario teamed up with Illumination owner and founder Chris Meledandri to unveil the new official trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. While the previous trailer only teased what we are expected to see in the upcoming April release, this new one showcased a lot more. On hand during the presentation were Anya Taylor-Joy who’s voicing Peach, and Seth Rogan, who’s voicing Donkey Kong, along with his dog Zelda.Continue reading “Here We Go! New Official Trailer for ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Debuts”
This year has been a busy blur for Marvel Studios. They’ve released three theatrical films and debuted four streaming series. But this year for Christmas, there’s something fans would really like from Kevin Feige. So if you can hear those sleigh bells coming around that Disney+ bend, then consider watching James Gunn’s The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special to mark this year’s end. Because Christmas Time has come, and that means MCU joy for everyone.Continue reading “‘The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special’ is a Heartwarming Stocking Stuffer”
Christmas time has come. That means toys for everyone. And for Marvel Studios fans, it means the release of their latest Special Presentation, The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special. Director James Gunn reimagines the Christmas classic film with a bit of an MCU flair and some perfectly curated needle drops that embrace everything we love about the ragtag group and the holidays, while also throwing in a few surprises as well.Continue reading “Pom Klementieff Talks Mantis’ New Role in ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’”
Disney has released the first The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and it brings all sorts of good cheer to Marvel Studio fans. While James Gunn spreads joy across the galaxy, it seems that Star-Lord is still depressed about Gamora not being around. So it will be up to Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) to help lift him up with a little holiday spirit that comes in the form of a gift called Kevin Bacon.Continue reading “‘Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Shows a Bunch of A-Holes Making Things Holly and Jolly”
Ever since it was announced, the most important issue on the Internet, plaguing all of humanity, was what Chris Pratt’s voice would sound like as Mario. And after months of speculation, panic, and memes, today Universal, Nintendo, and Illumination finally revealed the answer.Continue reading “Hear Chris Pratt’s Voice in ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer”
Everyone’s favorite flora colossus is back in a new series of shorts hitting Disney+ later this summer!
In 2014, the world was introduced to the Guardians of the Galaxy! And out of a whole team of amazing breakthrough characters, the biggest breakout was the gentle and hilarious Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). Sadly, that iteration of Groot met his end at the conclusion of the first film, but thankfully, a new Groot was spawned, and the world met Baby Groot!Continue reading “‘I Am Groot’ Launch Date and Poster Revealed”
Jurassic World Dominion promises to be the epic conclusion to the commercially successful reboot trilogy launched in 2015 by Colin Trevorrow. While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may have been a lukewarm sequel, it set the stage for something much bigger. Because the finale unites two generations of the Jurassic era for the first time in the film franchise’s history.Continue reading “‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Brings the Original Gang Back Together”
When it comes to MCU news, I tend to air on the side of caution. Given we aren’t a click bait publication, we don’t (and shouldn’t) report on anything that’s just rumored or speculative without basis or educated reason for speculation (like an officially released trailer or poster). But with that being said, given this morning’s tweets from both director James Gunn and Marvel Studios, we can officially report that production is finally underway on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!Continue reading “They’re Back! Production Begins on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’”
The Tomorrow War, which was directed by Chris Mckay, is coming to Prime Video on July 2. The talented cast includes Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, and more. Along with starring in The Tomorrow War, this will also be Pratt’s first executive producer credit on a feature film.Continue reading “Watch the Official Trailer for ‘The Tomorrow War’ Starring Chris Pratt”
The Tomorrow War is a new sci-fi actioner that stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, and Sam Richardson. This will be Pratt’s first Executive Producer credit on a feature film. Though they wrapped in January 2020, back in April, Pratt announced the official release date of July 2, 2021 as well as the fact that it would be released on Amazon Prime Video.Continue reading “First Look at ‘The Tomorrow War,’ Arriving July 2 on Prime Video”
This month we’re discussing films we watched as part of Washington DC’s Arabian Sights Film festival. With films from Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, and more, this festival conveys the array of work being done by MENA filmmakers and we are so excited to share our thoughts with all of you! But before that, we discuss the exciting news of DC/Warner Brothers casting Iranian-American actress Sarah Shahi for Black Adam, the not-so-exciting news of Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins teaming up for a Cleopatra film, and a continuation of our discussion of “cancel culture” regarding a certain Chris (he’s a rich white cis-het man, he’ll be fine y’all). Enjoy listening!Continue reading “The Middle Geeks Episode 18: DC’s Arabian Sights Festival and DC’s MENA Heroes”
We have a PACKED episode this month. After discussing some excellent and exciting MENA entertainment news, Mae and Swara review Netflix’s The Old Guard, which is directed by the incredible Gina Prince-Bythewood and stars one of our favorite MENA actors Marwan Kenzari! But before that, we have an open and frank discussion about “cancel culture,” why it scares powerful and privileged white people so much, and how if they just actually devoted themselves to be better people they wouldn’t have to worry about being “canceled.” Enjoy listening!
Spoilers for The Old Guard being around 1:12:00.