Retcons & Reboots: Halloween H20 and Rob Zombie’s Halloween

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Continuing with our deep dive into the Halloween movies, Two Nerds discuss Halloween H20 and its sequel, Halloween: Resurrection — in which Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode — and Rob Zombie’s reboot of the Halloween franchise. The series…

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Halloweens 1-6

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This Halloween, Two Nerds foolishly decided to watch all the Halloween movies. This installment covers Halloweens one through six, which exist on the same timeline, more or less. These movies cover roughly two decades of horror filmmaking, and it’s interesting…

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Part 2

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Part the second of our discussion of Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s Dune. We discuss the film after the Atreides land in Arakeen: how terrifying lasguns are, what a badass Duncan is, how funny coffee services are, and one…

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Part 1

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Two Nerds crawled out of their mouse hole to go to the actual movie theater to see Denis Villeneuve’s new Dune adaption, which is the the first time we’d been to the theater since the pandemic started. This was definitely…

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Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune: The Miniseries

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In which we discuss the SyFy channel’s miniseries which encapsulates the second two of the Dune trilogy by Frank Herbert: Dune Messiah and Children of Dune.¬†Though the production was written, produced, and largely acted by the same people, the clunkily…

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David Lynch’s Dune

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Continuing in our exploration of all things Dune, Two Nerds discuss David Lynch’s 1984 film adaption of Dune, which was famously troubled production, critical failure, and pretty bonkers. It was also hugely formative for me. There are at least several…

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Jodorowsky’s Dune

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In which we discuss the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, which details Alejandro Jodorowsky’s efforts to make a movie version of Dune in the 70s.Some of the stories told by Jodorowsky are so bonkers as to strain credulity, but he’s an incredibly…

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Frank Herbert’s Dune: the Miniseries

A headshot of Princess Irulan fron the SyFy Dune miniseries wearing a big fanned headdress with butterflies all over it.

In the second installment in our series on all things Dune, Two Nerds discuss the 2000 SciFi (before it became SyFy) channel’s miniseries entitled Frank Herbert’s Dune. It’s … not great: seriously mis-cast, with weird pretentions of theatricality, but a…

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Dune. Arrakis. Desert planet.

Cover of Frank Herbert's Dune. The title is written over a red sun with a giant sand worm in the foreground

With the premiere of the Villeneuve Dune just around the corner, Two Nerds have decided to revisit all things Frank Herbert. This first outing is a discussion of the book Dune and Frank Herbert’s work more generally. We touch on…

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Generation Ships in Film

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Two Nerds sat down to watched the recent film Voyagers with some excitement, because there are a vanishingly small number of actual generation ships in film. There are oodles of long haul ships, like the Nostromo, where its crew and…

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