Veronica Lodge’s Divorce Storyline on ‘Riverdale’ Was All About Regaining Her Power

For so many seasons, I have felt beyond frustrated with Veronica Lodge’s treatment as well as the storylines she’s given on Riverdale. Yet, I was very pleasantly surprised with the execution of her season 5 divorce storyline. In all honestly, I think its the best storyline the writers could’ve done with her character for a few reasons.

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Enter ‘The Sandman’ First Look at New Netflix Series

Today during Netflix’s virtual TUDUM event, we got our first glimpse of the eagerly awaited live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s seminal DC/Vertigo comic book series, The Sandman! It’s been a really long road bringing this one to life, with countless starts and stops for various film and tv adaptations. At long last, fans of the comic are finally getting it courtesy of Netflix.

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Michael Trevino Talks The CW’s ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Michael Trevino portrays Kyle Valenti in The CW’s hit series Roswell, New Mexico. The show first premiered back in 2019 and is now in its third season. New episodes of season three air Mondays at 8PM. Roswell, New Mexico was already renewed for a fourth season as well!

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Thoughts and Reactions to Watching ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ For the First Time

Two years ago, in the midst of the Keanussance, I took the red pill and didn’t look back when I watched The Matrix for the first time. It was an intense yet awesome first showing and it has since come to be one of my favorite films.

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‘Titans’ Star Jay Lycurgo on Representing and That Major Moment For Tim Drake

Jay Lycurgo is ready to represent mixed kids everywhere as Tim Drake in HBO Max’s Titans

The 23-year-old British actor, who is himself a fanboy of comic books and pop culture, never saw someone who looked like him on television or in film. Prior to his casting, Lycurgo tweeted about needing more people of color as superheroes because these kids need more role models. After he was cast as Tim Drake, the biracial actor recalled seeing a mixed race kid wearing a Robin suit and feeling proud about it. 

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DC’s ‘Batman Unburied’ Finds Its Riddler in Hasan Minhaj

The Batman Unburied podcast has just gotten a little bigger. Previously, it was reported that Winston Duke (Black Panther, Us) would voice Bruce Wayne/Batman, while Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) would voice his trusted butler/father figure Alfred. The two are headlining the podcast written by David S. Goyer, which promises an original story that tests the limits of Batman’s physical strength as well as his mental capabilities as Gotham City’s greatest protector.

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‘Batman: Year One’ Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Commemorative Edition

How is a legend created? What separates an individual from the rest of life and history to become something truly greater than flesh and bone? Ten years ago, Warner Bros. released the animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and in that film, all of those answers were discovered. And to this day, the story and legend of the Batman has gripped audiences by their collective cores and continues to take them on the greatest ride imaginable.

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Hard NOC Life 234: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

Keith, Britney, and Dominic are back on Hard NOC Life to break down the new trailer for The Matrix Resurrections and tumble down the rabbit hole of Marvel movie speculation. They also give their thoughts on the latest episode of What If and the merits of Marvel Zombies.

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‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Makes a Splash in First HBO Max Promo

The first promo for Aquaman: King of Atlantis, a new animated reimagining of the iconic DC Super Hero. This original story follows Aquaman’s first adventures as King of Atlantis alongside his royal advisor Vulko, and warrior-princess Mera.

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NOC Review: ‘Malignant’ is a Bloody Bonkers B-Movie Blast

Recently during a roundtable discussion with director James Wan, Wan went on the record to say he thought Malignant would be polarizing. And if you were to take into account the films Wan has done post-Insidious, as well as the marketing campaigns that have been released for the film, it’s clear to see why he’d think that. Based on trailers and the past 10 years of Wan’s filmography, you’d think you were walking into a creepy jump-scare fueled haunted house film. But that’s not the film Wan wanted to create, nor is it the one he created.

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A Conversation with the ‘Malignant’ Mr. Wan

This Friday marks the release of the next highly anticipated horror classic from director James Wan — the man who brought you Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring! The movie not only represents a return to horror for Wan, who has been crushing the action game with Aquaman and Furious 7, but also a return to smaller, original titles as well. To commemorate this, Wan was able to meet with members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, to discuss his triumphant return to horror as well as his general love for the genre, and the chilling inspirations behind Malignant!

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Whoa! Return to The Matrix with ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer

It’s finally here folks! After the crazy buzz from Cinema Con and a bit of Easter egg hunting from WhatIsTheMatrix.com, the trailer for the highly anticipated fourth Matrix film has dropped: The Matrix Resurrections!

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NOC Interview: Asha Bromfield Discusses the Return of The Pussycats on ‘Riverdale’

Asha Bromfield returns as Melody Valentine in this week’s new Riverdale episode 5×15, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW.

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NOC Interview: Ashleigh Murray Previews Josie and The Pussycats’ Big ‘Riverdale’ Episode

Ashleigh Murray is making her comeback as Josie McCoy in this week’s new Riverdale episode, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW. Murray also starred as Josie in Katy Keene.

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New Teaser Website for ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Launches

It’s coming folks! Ever since the buzz came out of Cinema Con two weeks ago the world has been beaming with anticipation to return to The Matrix!

And today, fans are going to get that chance, as WB just launched WhatIsTheMatrix.com and dropped the latest teaser poster for the film as well.

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NOC Interview: Hayley Law on Bringing The Pussycats Back to ‘Riverdale’

Hayley Law is back as Valerie Brown on this week’s new Riverdale episode 5×15, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW.

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NOC Interview: Heather Hemmens on Directing an Episode of ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Heather Hemmens stars as Maria DeLuca on the hit series Roswell, New Mexico. For this week’s new episode, “Goodnight Elizabeth,” the actress will also serve as director. The show first premiered back in 2019 and is now in its third season. New episodes of season three air Mondays at 8:00PM on The CW. Roswell, New Mexico was already renewed for a fourth season as well.

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Finding ‘Courage’ Again: An Interview with Marty Grabstein

If you’re anything like me, you grew up watching Cartoon Network cartoons in the late ’90s and early ’00s. There were a ton to enjoy, from Powerpuff Girls to Dexter’s Lab, and even classics like Samurai Jack. However one of the best and most underrated was a little cartoon called Courage the Cowardly Dog.

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NOC Review: ‘Dune’ is Decent

Sometimes there are movies that just come into your life, and live rent free in your brain days or weeks after you’ve seen them. That’s how you know you generally love them, and they make a profound impact on you. Either you replay or relive scenes that made you smile or blew you away. Furthermore, when you see them again, you still smile, or laugh, or get goosebumps. The Matrix in 1999. The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001. The Dark Knight in 2008. The Avengers in 2012 and Endgame in 2019.

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Is ‘Dune’ Truly a White-Savior Story?

Not according to Denis Villeneuve.

Recently, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were given the privilege of speaking directly with the visionary director behind Dune. During the conversation, Villeneuve was asked about Dune being an example of the White Savior trope, among many other questions, and he wanted to make it specifically clear that while many have taken the surface-level concept of the story and expressed condemnations for it based on that, interpreting the story as such would actually be missing the true point of it.

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NOC Recap: ‘Riverdale’ Serves Up This Season’s Triptych Episode

“Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery” begins the road to healing for a trio of characters. The series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mӓdchen Amick, Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner. For the remainder of this recap, we will be getting into heavy spoilers; so only continue reading if you’ve seen episode 5×14.

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NOC Interview: KJ Apa on All Things ‘Riverdale’

KJ Apa brings the beloved character of Archie Andrews to life on The CW’s hit series Riverdale. The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW. Riverdale has already been renewed for a sixth season as well.

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Animated ‘Injustice’ Movie Coming This October

Who’s ready for more “evil crazy Superman” action? If your name is Zack Snyder, you probably raised your hand already. Because your favorite edgy storyline (based on a video game rather than an actual comic book — unless you count the comic series inspired by the video game) about everyone’s favorite superhero going crazy and killing a bunch of characters in a dark and broody apocalyptic way is coming to Home Entertainment, courtesy of DC Animation: Injustice!

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