What is ‘Knights of Badassdom’?

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Making a movie based on a nerdy fandom is always a tricky task. Poke too much fun and you risk alienating the small audience who will go see and appreciate your movie. Too nice and respectful and you get “Fanboys”. But with the rise of nerddom ‘Free Enterprise’ aint gonna cut it anymore. What was once the target of movies made on college campuses and spread on the web is now heading for prime time with……………………………………………….

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What is ‘Doctor Mordrid’?

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Dr Strange is out now and thus we are now well into phase three of the Marvel cinematic universe, complete with brand new intro which does away with those pesky comic books in favour of the shiny, new and much more successful movies, which will take us from here to ‘The Infinity War’ and possibly into the ‘Inhumans’ depending on whether the t.v and movie side of Marvel can kiss and make up. Not to mention that right now Marvel are actually well into production on phase four.

For some this can be a lot to keep up with; not only in terms of continuity and plot but also money. After all as soon as most major cinema chains get a whiff of a Marvel release they hike up the prices for the next few weeks knowing that you’ve got to see it or you’re out of all office gossip for the next two months or until the next major release comes along. Even Dorris the lunch lady is questioning you these days on how much of Mar-vell they are going to get into the Captain Marvel movie and will T’challa be leading the then current line up of the Avengers.

But what are you supposed to do? You’ve just ordered twelve graphic novels off Amazon, in a drunken stupor, so you would be able to follow this movie. Were they just a waste of money?

Fear not true believer! Is this the movie you want? No but it’s the one you deserve. For this is………………………………………………………………………………………..

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What is ‘Dr Strange’ 1978?

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Dr Strange is out now and thus we are now well into phase three of the Marvel cinematic universe, complete with brand new intro which does away with those pesky comic books in favour of the shiny, new and much more successful movies, which will take us from here to ‘The Infinity War’ and possibly into the ‘Inhumans’ depending on whether the t.v and movie side of Marvel can kiss and make up. Not to mention that right now Marvel are actually well into production on phase four.

For some this can be a lot to keep up with; not only in terms of continuity and plot but also money. After all as soon as most major cinema chains get a whiff of a Marvel release they hike up the prices for the next few weeks knowing that you’ve got to see it or you’re out of all office gossip for the next two months or until the next major release comes along. Even Dorris the lunch lady is questioning you these days on how much of Mar-vell they are going to get into the Captain Marvel movie and will T’challa be leading the then current line up of the Avengers.

But what are you supposed to do? You’ve just ordered twelve graphic novels off Amazon, in a drunken stupor, so you would be able to follow this movie. Were they just a waste of money?

Fear not true believer! Is this the movie you want? No but it’s the one you deserve. For this is………………………………………………………………………………………..

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What is ‘The Shadow’ (1994)?

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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Okay not that one. No this is instead the pulp hero able to cloud the minds of men whilst simultaneously filling them full of hot lead. Born out of the old radio adventure hours, the Shadow has adapted himself to books, comic and film but this could be his greatest adversary yet, the twenty first century. Okay so he was a few years too early, but not by much and that means he managed to squeeze in before the flood of ‘X-mens’, ‘Daredevils’ and people who think you can scare criminals just by dressing as a flying rodent. This is undoubtedly a good thing, but for who? Them or ……………..

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