Film

Episode 59 | Thor: Ragnarok, Mario, Happy Death Day, and more!

In which we talk about what we have been up to lately, including having a great time watching Thor: Ragnarok and Happy Death Day, Dan playing the new Mario game, and the disappointment that is Blair Witch. 

Episode 58 | Scream-O-Rama At The Loft Cinema

In which we talk about our first experience at The Loft Cinema's ALL NITE SCREAM-O-RAMA, an overnight scary movie slumber party! We chat about a wide array of horror, including: The Exorcist, The Evil Dead, Don't Breathe, Ginger Snaps, Near Dark, Tales from the Hood, Shivers, and Green Room.  

Episode 57 | Burnt Ends 3: Burnter Ends

In which Alia and Dan are joined by their friend Adam to discuss all sorts of bits that didn't fit into another podcast, including: Is IT scarier than a saucepan (no)? Will JJ mess up episode IX (no)? Is The Hateful Eight the greatest Tarantino film (no)? And will Alia die of a Tuberculosis mid-episode (potentially yes)? The much, much longer answers to these questions on Episode 57 of NERD BUILD (caps for emphasis)!

Episode 52 | Shameful Holes: Summer Movie Catch-up

In which Dan and Alia fill some (not so) shameful holes by quickly watching a few new release summer flicks.  We answer all of your need-to-know questions: does anyone have a more punchable face than Dane DeHaan? Can Charlize go toe to toe with Bond? Does the Dark Tower mark a bitter end to the Macaughnaissance? Find out in our discussion of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Atomic Blonde, and The Dark Tower!

Episode 49 | Spider-Man: Homecoming

In which Dan and Alia spoil every last inch of Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Where does this first MCU entry in the Spider-Man series land in the long and storied history of Spider-Man flicks? Does it out-dance emo Peter from Spider-Man 3? Out-Rhino Paul Giamatti? Do we talk way too long about Tony Stark's motivations?  The answers to these questions lie within, True Believers! (The answers are yes, yes, and yes).

Episode 45 | Wonder Woman

In which Alia and Dan are joined by their nerdy friends, Robert and Vanessa, of Late to the Party! We spend almost two whole hours talking all about the newest entry in the DCEU, Wonder Woman.  We gab about Gal, parley about Patty, and pine for Pine!  In true Nerd Build fashion, we spoil all of it, but check out Late to the Party's Non-Spoiler review on their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/HWuGaPkvyFo

Episode 42 | Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2

In which Alia and Dan chat about the newest addition to the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2! We dish on Drax, "marvel" at the technology of de-aging, gently weep about a trash panda, and distill humans into their two most fundamental categories: Guardians fans and Doctor Strange fans.

Episode 41 | Shameful Holes: Moana, La La Land, and Split

In which Alia and Dan fill in some shameful gaps in their pop culture experience by watching a trio of movies from the last year, including Moana, La La Land, and Split.  How did the Nerd Build crew enjoy this triumphant triumvirate?  Did Moana leave us wanting More-na?  Were we divided on Split?  Is La La Land super over-rated? Yes.  Yes, it is.  ALL THIS AND MORE: On Nerd Build, Episode 41!

Episode 39 | The Fate Of The Furious

In which Alia and Dan ride or die.  Or talk all about the newest entry in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise.  One of those.  On this spoiler-filled episode of Nerd Build, we discuss the action-packed Fate of the Furious and the sprawling journey of the Furious story, our hopes for the future of the series, and who would win in a fight between The Rock and a Harrier Jet.  Hint: it's The Rock.  All this, and more, on Episode 39 of Nerd Build!

Episode 37 | Power Rangers

In which in the midst of a Twitch Power Rangers marathon binge, Dan and Alia get the urge to dive into the big budget reboot of the rainbow-clad, Mighty Morphinomenal 90s treasure.  Did this update hurricane-kick its way into our hearts?  Or did we leave feeling (Rita) repulsed? Exactly how awesome is it to see the Megazord do a German Suplex?  All the answers to these questions and more on Episode 37 of Nerd Build!

Episode 36 | Beauty and the Beast

In which our friends Adam and Cameron join us to discuss the latest in Disney's lineup of live action remakes, Beauty and the Beast.  Does this big budget retelling stand on its own merits or did our rose-tinted goggles make us nostalgia-drunk?  Will we continue to use antlers in all of our decorating? Does Emma Watson sound like T-Pain? All this, and more, on Nerd Build #36!

Episode 31 | The Lego Batman Movie

In which, after a three week break where we were sick and out of town a lot, we are back! Today we had free preview screening tickets to The Lego Batman Movie and are here to tell you about how much fun it was, and how you should go see it. But, you know, it takes like an hour for us to say all of that....

Episode 23 | 31 Days Of Halloween: Week Four

In which we talk a little about our first ever Extra Life stream, and about what movies we watched during the last week of our 31 Days Of Halloween adventure. Crimson Peak, The Wolfman, It Follows, Hocus Pocus, Halloween, The American Scream, The Order: 1886 (okay yes, this is technically a video game), Sleepy Hollow, and the greatest Halloween movie ever: Trick r Treat! 

Happy Halloween!

Episode 22 | 31 Days Of Halloween: Week Three + Phoenix Fan Fest

In which we start by talking a little about Phoenix Fan Fest which we recently attended, and then move into reviewing our third week of #31DaysOfHalloween movies. This week we watched: Killer Legends, Real Fear, Ghostbusters (the new one), Krampus, Underworld, Underworld Evolution, and The Tunnel. 

We also are doing Extra Life this year! Join us for our 24 hour stream on Twitch (you can even watch on our website) starting at 3pm pacific time on Saturday October 29th! If you would like to help out this great cause, you can donate to our team here: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.search&filter=participant&searchTerm=nerd+build