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Nerdy News: April 2013

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The days are getting warmer and April has gone by in a whirlwind of… not actually getting a lot done. But May is here, and May is for being productive, right? Right. Nevertheless, let us take a look back at some of the nerdy news highlights from April 2013.

Movies

  • WB potentially considers Charlie Hunnam for Justice League movie, uncertain which character.
  • Evil Dead was disgusting and not all that great, apparently.
  • China gets its own special version of Iron Man 3.
  • Loki has hair. It’s a big deal, okay? Just ask Tumblr.
  • Johnny Depp in talks to join the cast of Into the Woods alongside Meryl Streep. Critique Geek may or may not have burst into tears from sheer joy.
  • Thor: The Dark World is going to have a love triangle, shocker.
  • Oblivion was the best Tom Cruise movie in forever says everyone*
  • There’s going to be a new Guys and Dolls film adaptation; the ab-licious Channing Tatum and hipster nerd favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt are probably going to be the male leads. Ovaries everywhere are exploding.
  • io9.com made a helpful guide on all the movies you should see this summer.

*By everyone, we mean Critique Geek.

Television

  • Merlin fans suffering from the series finale; try to start group to request Merlin be back on air.
  • This one time, Castiel did the tango with Captain Jack Harkness. It was awesome.
  • While on the topic of Castiel: Supernatural reveals that Castiel is basically the angelic version of freakin’ Moon Moon. Dammit, who sent Moon Moon to fetch the righteous man?
  • Doctor Who fans are in a tizzy. It’s understandable.
  • Neil Gaiman’s episode of Doctor Who has a poster. Shiny.
  • Game of Thrones continues to be totally badass and feels and ugh. THIS.
  • Also apparently not even the GoT actors have Dothraki down pat.

Gaming

  • Always-on DRM on the new XBOX a bad idea, say UK retailers. We agree, it’s a shitty idea.
  • EA gets dubbed “worst company in America” for the second year in a row. Again, we agree.
  • EA begins round of layoffs following resignation of CEO Riccitello. More to follow. See above bullet point.
  • British people being more sensible than Americans, looking into unfair microtransactions in games. EA dumps tea into harbor in protest.
  • There’s a video games as art exhibit at MoMA. It sucks.
  • Xbox live dies out. Despair takes hold.
  • Elder Scrolls Online gameplay is leaked: looks a lot like the first Guild Wars
  • Indie game developer releases cracked version of game that punishes pirates; gets mega awesome points:

Sherlock

  • This. *flails*
  • Setlock madness continues.
  • Endless hooplah over the casting of Amanda Abbington as a pivotal female character (cough Mary Morstan cough). Many fans displeased, majority rejoicing.
  • Hooplah increases tenfold after this tweet.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch’s mum still yells at him (also he’d like to do Sherlock Holmes forever).
  • Spoiler: Amanda Abbington seen filming the Mary/John wedding scene with Martin Freeman, hooplah reaching entropic levels of destruction. At least Benedict looks amazing in a suit. 
  • Natalie Dormer has been cast as Irene Adler, CG is skeptical of how Elementary will portray the iconic character.

And those are the highlights from April! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

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Author: Critique Geek

Writer and dreamer with a BA in Sarcasm. All-around nerd and lover of geeky things.

3 thoughts on “Nerdy News: April 2013

  1. It wasn’t a bad Tom Cruise film, not that the bar has been set particularly high, but it wasn’t The Last Samurai. All historical revisionism aside that was a well put together film, benefiting largely from the fact that Tom Cruise was mostly just an incidental audience surrogate to make the rather abstract ideas about Japanese society at the time and indeed the ramifications of whatever changes that the film was parodying appeal to the broadest possible demographic.

    That said both The Last Samurai and Oblivion have spectacular soundtracks, it seems logical to make that connection. Maybe a good soundtrack is all you need to make a great film, assuming that the rest of the pieces are at least on par.

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