Tag Archives: sci fi

Dr. Jose’s Vile Valentine’s Day Cards

February 10, 2015

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Aloha you lovestruck lunatics! I whipped up some Valentine’s Day cards that are guaranteed to get you smooched (or slapped) on the impending holiday. Print ‘em, trade ‘em, burn ‘em. Collect all 8! (Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment.)

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Schwarz Watch: Revisiting the Totally Awesome “The Running Man”

January 28, 2015

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  I’ve seen The Running Man (not to be confused with Marathon Man, which itself is not to be confused with The Marrying Man) several times over last couple decades, almost invariably on some basic TV station, edited for noontime viewing; always in scattered, unorganized chunks. And I’ve never not liked it; if someone asked for […]

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Nerd City Review: Gravity

September 18, 2013

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With the summer season of movies wrapping up and the fall/winter season kicking off, where many Oscar buzz worthy films are released, there haven’t been too many films this year that I would say you have to go see in the theatre. After being able to see an early screening, I can confidently say that […]

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SCI-FI SPECTACULAR with FRANK HENENLOTTER – March 9 – Portage Theater!

February 26, 2013

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Aloha, maniacs!  Spring may be just around the corner, but winter still has a few last gasps before she departs.  If her dreary death rattle has got you hiding under your covers, I have just the thing to get your blood pumping and palms a-sweatin’!  The Sci-Fi Spectacular 7!  Mr. Rusty Nails has assembled a […]

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“Firefly” Tenth Anniversary Special!

November 7, 2012

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Somehow, it has been ten years since “Firefly“, Joss Whedon’s sci-fi television masterpiece (immediately cancelled) hit the airwaves, changing the landscape of Nerd forever. To celebrate this important (and depressing) milestone, the Science Channel is premiering “”Firefly: Browncoats Unite“, Sunday, Nov. 11 @ 10 p.m. A round-table form discussion featuring Whedon and the entire Serenity […]

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“John Dies at the End”

October 30, 2012

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“John Dies at the End“, the new film by Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli, has been on Nerd City’s radar for a while. A surreal, genre-bending plot, sci-fi drug use, and Paul Giamatti, “John Dies at the End” looks to be a winner and the newest trailer only confirms our “this is gonna be cool” […]

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Branded

May 31, 2012

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A trailer for the new sci-fi thriller “Branded” has just been released, and it looks pretty radical. Starring hell veterans Max Von Sydow and Jeffrey Tambor, “Branded” looks to be a major player in the science fiction film renaissance currently taking place. Just check out this trippy footage, man: The idea of corporate advertising run […]

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Sci-Fi Spectacular 6!

March 3, 2012

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Relentless horror champion and Nerd City/Chicago favorite, Rusty Nails, returns with his Sci-Fi Spectacular to jolt your bolts and laser your phasers!  Info below from the man himself: SCI-FI SPECTACULAR 6  Over 14 hours of Sci-Fi & Horror Film Madness.  PORTAGE THEATER 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.  Chicago, IL 60641  April 28, 2012 – Noon ’til […]

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Another Earth

July 23, 2011

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In a pop-culture universe where sci-fi continually fights the uphill battle of cinematic legitimacy (District 9, Battlestar Galactica, Moon), the Sundance-winning drama Another Earth seems to be positioning itself on the front lines as one of the most promising films of the year. The independent movie made a huge splash at Robby Redford’s celeb-fest, and […]

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