A Fans Guide to “Picking Favorites”: Episode 4, TV Heroes vs. Villains


It’s your weekly recap of The Nerd Machine’s podcast, “Picking Favorites”! This week, Retta joins the guys for a discussion about heroes and villains, while Tyler enjoys some tequila.

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Indie Comics Spotlight: Archer and Armstrong, Bravest Warriors, Punk Mambo

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By: Jonathan Pilley (@omnicomic) Archer and Armstrong: The One Percent #1 “From 1997 to 2007 ‘the richest one percent alone absorbed nearly sixty percent of the total increase of US national income.’” The One Percent have been described as villains in just about all media, but in the world of Valiant they’re actually a cult […]

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Horrible Bosses 2 Review

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Horrible Bosses 2 is exactly what we want from a successful comedy and from a sequel. Build upon what we had before, have a fun story and jokes that actually work. And with a cast such as this, it’s pretty easy to see why they were so successful with their first go around. Be forewarned, the crude humor has been raised a couple notches, so if you’re worried about younger children being exposed to sexual innuendo or talk about extreme sexual behavior that turns people on, you may want to leave the kids at home with a PlayStation 4, Netflix and some pizza so you can get out and enjoy this epic comedy. Horrible Bosses 2 will brighten your day, leave you laughing for hours after the film has ended and remind you that your job isn’t so bad.

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Arrow: Draw Back Your Bow Review

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By: Ashley Binion (@ashleybinion) “I’m Cupid, stupid.” With that ending line from Guilty, the audience was introduced to the DC villain Cupid, who would form an unhealthy attachment to Oliver in “Draw Back Your Bow.” Warning: Spoilers ahead. What made this episode extremely effective was that the focus transitioned back to the original Team Arrow. […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

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When we think of Jennifer Lawrence, what comes to mind? OK, yes, falling at award shows, speaking her mind whenever and wherever she wants (as she should!), and wardrobe malfunctions at almost any event are typical (and probably planned at this point) things for J. Law, but we also think of The Hunger Games. And it is that time of year for another film in the franchise. Here, however, they’ve split the final book into two parts because, why not make money with two movies based on one book instead of one? Twilight did it, Harry Potter did it, The Hobbit has split one book into three films, and now we have The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

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