The Walking Dead “Made to Suffer” Review

The Opinionated Nerd

Made To Suffer is probably the most intense episode of The Walking Dead so far. Packed from wall to wall with great action, and the extremely fast pace of the episode made the mid-season finale not only the best episode of season 3, but one of the best of the series as a whole.

First of all: Finally, Tyreese has joined the show. I mean, really, it was only a matter of time before he showed up. There was no way they could have kept him off of the show for much longer, especially with the role he plays at the prison. I mean, yes, Daryl was taking over his role in the comics to an extent, but it’s still cool that we finally see Tyreese. And the fact that he winds up in the prison is also great, especially since the cast is beginning to widen. This could either…

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The Hobbit

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Before I begin my review, I must confess to a pre-existing bias against The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s my belief this trilogy of films is going to be a disappointment.

Here’s my reasoning: The Lord of the Rings book trilogy is roughly 1100-pages long and so translated easily into a nine-hour film epic. That math makes sense. The book The Hobbit, on the other hand, is only 300-pages long and they’ve translated it into another nine-hour epic. That makes absolutely no sense. It’s an affront to Tolkien’s original material. I don’t even care if they are adding in Gandalf’s adventures from the appendix. There’s no way to turn a 300-page book into nine hours of film without the story suffering. It’s like turning The Very Hungry Caterpillar into a Ken Burns documentary.  

That said, the trailer looks Ok. They’re keeping a consistent look and feel with the LOTR

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Game of Thrones season 3 news!

Moon Beach Island


It’s been a long time since “Game of Thrones” season two ended back in June. HBO has slowly begun rolling out promotional material reminding us that the wait to return to Westeros is nearly over.

A couple of weeks back, they announced the premiere date using the above image. Now, tonight they have released a promotional video that reveals some behind-the-scenes looks at the locations, and sets, as well as some of the new members to the large (and exceptional) ensemble cast.

The highly anticipated third season of the series is adapted from the third novel in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, entitled “A Storm of Swords”. The third season is reported to only include the first half of the book, the second half being used if the show is picked up for a fourth season.

The War of Ice and Fire begins March 31…

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The Dark Tower.


This is a role play, inspired by Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.  My co-writer is SlappyKinkaid, under several aliases.


July 31, 2011 01:47AM
The Dark Tower

Guest_ClothoAevum: The ted looking creature smiled as Slappy sat down, raising a fist casually to his forehead in the customary salute of the line of Eld, which is a line that Slappy actually didn’t come from, but he was still too dazed it seemed to notice. “Long days and pleasant nights to you my boy. How are ya? We have much to discuss.” the temper of the one sitting to his right was putting him slightly on edge, but he wasn’t too concerned about it at the moment. He looked back down to the beach and nodded to the pale woman approaching. “hile Daneeka, Come join us.”

KaljadaWintersun: -A man called a name that to her for this moment in time seemed to…

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The Dollar Bin: Page to screen

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The Nerds Uncanny

This week, I’m going to write something different. The reason? During my comic store’s “Black Friday” sale, I bought 366 comics. A bit extreme, even for me. As expected, funds are low this week, meaning no trip to the comic store until at least next week. Instead, I’m writing about some comics which I think would make perfect movies or tv shows. Agree or disagree, let us know. Also, there’s no particular order to the list. Here we go…


100 Bullets

In Brian Azzarello’s epic 100 Bullets,  the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his “clients” full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.

How is this not on tv? 100 Bullets is tailor-made for HBO or…

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The Spirit

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This should be a Skyfall review, but I delayed so long after seeing it that I’ve forgotten most of what I would’ve said. Essentially it boils down to this: Grade B/B+, if you like Bond movies, you’ll love Skyfall, and Javier Bardem should play every villain (especially Hannibal Lecter if they remake The Silence of the Lambs, and let’s be honest, they will). Instead, and most unfortunately, this review is about the abomination known as The Spirit.

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