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#1079 – Thor is Selfish

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 23, 2015 by scotthiga


The more times I watch it, the more I appreciate the first Thor. I know a lot of people don’t like it, but I’m very fond of Kenneth Branagh’s film. I like the personal nature of it, really focusing on Thor’s journey from a selfish jerk into a selfless hero. His one act of selflessness, sacrificing himself for his friends, was a catalyst in his life. That moment set his life on a different course, one of selflessness, generosity and thinking of others first.

Thor had a choice before him, though. He didn’t have to continue on a path of selflessness. Once he got his powers and Mjölnir back, he could have fallen back into his selfish ways. However, that one act of selflessness led to a transformed life.

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#989 – Nerdy Rainy Days

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 4, 2014 by scotthiga

It has actually rained for two days in a row in Southern California. For some of you that may not seem like a big deal, but here in the southern portion of the Golden State that many consecutive days of rain is fairly rare. In fact, in the past year, I can’t remember another time when it rained on consecutive days.

While we desperately need the rain and many more rainy days to come, I’d still rather see the sunshine. I love the sunshine and I’m not too big of a fan of the rain. To help me through our rainy days, though, I thought I’d share some of my favorite nerdy rainy days.



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#963 – Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by scotthiga


Marvel and DC seemed locked in an eternal struggle to continually one up each other.

First Marvel announced that Robert Downey Jr. had signed on to star alongside Chris Evans in Captain America 3.

DC followed up that announcement with one of its own. DC laid out its entire slate of upcoming movies. Officially announcing for the first time movies for the Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg and Green Lantern, along with the revelation that The Justice League would be split into two movies.

Less than two weeks after that announcement, Marvel came over the top and laid out the entire third phase of its cinematic universe. And, as a professed Marvel fanboy, I went absolutely nuts. Here is the slate of movies Marvel unveiled yesterday. Continue reading

#760 – Friday Favorites: Marvel’s Phase One

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by scotthiga

I love everything about Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. I grew up reading Marvel comics and still do to this day. I can’t believe I live in a time when some of the most successful and well-made Hollywood movies are super hero movies. Phase One of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe included Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers. Since we’re already two films into Phase Two, I thought I’d rank my favorite Phase One movies.

#1 – The Avengers


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#721 – Review: Thor: The Dark World

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 11, 2013 by scotthiga


I love Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each of Marvel’s movies up to this point and Thor: The Dark World wasn’t any different. The Dark World is very different from its predecessor. The original Thor was a smaller super hero movie focused on Thor’s individual journey. The Dark World has a much larger scope as it focuses on Thor attempting to save all nine realms.

I really enjoyed Thor: The Dark World and spending more time with the god of thunder. Chris Hemsworth is great as Thor and Tom Hiddleston pretty much steals the movie as Loki. Granted we didn’t learn that much about the evil Dark Elves and their leader Malekith, but I still enjoyed watching Thor and company take them on.

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#668 – Nerdy Fall Movie Preview

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 28, 2013 by scotthiga

This summer I previewed 15 nerdy movies that were being released. I only managed to see and review five of those movies. That’s a pretty bad percentage. Hopefully I can pick up the pace this fall.

Check out the nerdy movies coming to a theater near you over the next four months.

Riddick – September 06


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#624 – Nerdy Summer Camp Locations

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2013 by scotthiga

This Sunday I will be heading to the first of back-to-back summer camps. Next week I’ll be at summer camp with our high school students and the following week I’ll be with our junior high students. I love camp but even I’m a little nervous about two weeks of camp in a row. The last time I went back-to-back with summer camp I was 20 and had a lot more energy.

Even though it will be a busy two weeks, I really am looking forward to camp. I might be even more excited, though, if we were going to one of these nerdy camp locations.

Ewok Village


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