The 5 Best Nerd Movies Ever

first_imgAmerican SplendorIf Matthew Broderick’s nerd helped avert World War III in WarGames, then twenty years later, following the PC revolution, the Internet revolution, and the bursting of the Internet stock bubble, American Splendor offered a smaller, more cynical view of the nerd. The film’s depiction of the slovenly, obsessive, radically under-employed Harvey Pekar delivered a vision of the nerd as common man. Only, in this case, one bursting with talent and, if he must admit it, reasonably happy with his meager lot in life. Hoarder Harvey decides to document his life in comic form and it becomes wildly popular — primarily due to its unflinching honesty. The film also offers a brief but inspired depiction of comic artist and uber-nerd, Robert Crumb.  A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#film#geek The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos X-MenX-Men may be the prototypical Hollywood vision of the nerd. Nerds are, well, born that way. They are endowed with amazing abilities, which makes them stand out from everyone else. X-Men also has, surprisingly, one of the best Nazi prison camp scenes of any film from any genre. Only, it’s not about Nazis or the past, but the future — and who will control it.This being a Hollywood blockbuster, all those born with the special “X gene” are, not surprisingly, equally pretty and badass.   brian s hall Related Posts WarGamesPhone Phreaking in 1983, the fallacy of the Cold War, computer hacking, computer gaming — probably no mainstream Hollywood film has ever been as audacious as WarGames in its depiction of the power of the nerd. All Matthew Broderick’s character wants to do is hack phone systems and play the latest and greatest computer games. Instead, he nearly starts World War III.  Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Lead image taken from the trailer of Revenge of the Nerds These remain the post-glory days of the nerd. From Larry Ellison, island-owning-cutthroat-businessman-billionaire, to Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire-coder-CEO-visionary, the once-lowly nerd — with Silicon Valley serving as his Xanadu — is now creator of much of the world’s riches, seer of the world’s future, and the person to whom Presidents and hopefuls come for money, anointing and benificent manipulation of Big Data. It was not always thus.Even while Bill Gates was destroying the competition in his fast march to world’s richest human being, nerds in high schools around the world were still getting bullied. The rise of the web, PCs, social media and easy money — all easily leveraged by the nerd — have at last taught even the biggest, meanest, stupidest of bullies, that the nerd they pick on today may very well be the one that creates that thing that puts the bully’s future self out of work, and possibly eradicates the only industry he’s ever known.To its credit, Hollywood has long promoted the glory and power — and humanness — of the nerd, since at least the dawn of the Reagan Era. Long before nearly anyone, including nerds, actually owned a computer, Hollywood revealed a potential, brainy hero figure.True, while many movies still offer up the stereotypical nerd, slovenly, socially inept, living in mom’s basement, spending his (always his) nights staring into banks of computer monitors, and lacking even the fortitude to be the hero’s plucky sidekick, some of the best films of the past 30 years have glorified the nerd.These are the very best of the bunch.Revenge of the NerdsReleased nearly 30 years ago, Revenge of the Nerds is the standard by which all nerdy cinema will forevermore be judged against. Adams College freshman nerds Gilbert and Lewis are relentlessly taunted by the jocks of Alpha Beta fraternity. When the jocks force the nerds out of their dorm, the nerds must create their own fraternity — and teach the entire school why nerds matter. Booger and Pointdexter nearly steal the show.  Real GeniusIt was “Morning in America” and Hollywood was moving at warp speed to release pro-nerd films. One of the nerdiest ever was Real Genius, the story of a boy and another boy, and mostly only boys, except for the rare girl, who were all so super-smart that they were sent off to a sort of Cal Tech Junior High.Our anti-hero, Mitch, so smart that even his parents don’t know what to do with him, helps save the world, gets the girl and learns that the smarter you are the less you need to care about your appearance. Brain power trumps all. last_img read more

Filipinos fail to finish Gilas stint on a high note despite win over Iran

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Overall, it was a good tournament for us,” he said. “Not only did we leave a good impression (to the fans and foes) here considering that this team has been together for just three weeks. It speaks well of the program.“Unfortunately, it could have ended better for us.”Gilas lost to Canada, South Korea and Lithuania, but those were games that the players impressed Reyes the most.“Against Korea, we shot poorly but defended very well,” Reyes said. “It was the same thing against Canada and Lithuania. I was very happy with (the defensive effort the players showed in) those games.”Christian Standhardinger was the third and plast player in twin digits for Gilas with 13 as Reyes opted to play Jio Jalalon just over 13 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT The team planes back to Manila on Monday morning after which Reyes meets with fellow coaches and the leadership of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to come up with the final 12-man roster for the Fiba Asia Championship slated in Lebanon starting August 8.Members of the team that played the Jones Cup, most of them anyway, are already slated to see action in Kuala Lumpur where the country shoots for an 18th gold medal. Troy Rosario and Baser Amer are listed to join the team.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 90 – Myers 21, Wright 20, Standhardinger 13, Pogoy 9, Ravena 8, Cruz 5, Parks 5, Ferrer 3, Jose 2, Tolomia 2, Pessumal 2, Jalalon 0.IRAN 82 – Pazrofteh 21, Soleymani 21, Khajehzadeh 12, Mozafarivanani 11, Rezaeifar 11, Beigiharchegani 3, Falahat 2, Shaharian Nasl 1, Mohammadi 0, Rezaei 0, Reaei 0.Quarters: 26-22; 50-42; 70-62; 90-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Hotshots pound Elite in fourth quarter for first win CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JIM CHOUTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas played with control practically all game on Sunday night and clipped a young Iran squad, 90-82, but it wasn’t exactly the high note finish to the Filipinos’ Jones Cup Invitational campaign that coach Chot Reyes was shooting for.In fact, he saw the victory by the Filipinos in an entirely different light.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ View comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “I thought this was the worst game we played here,” Reyes said after the Filipinos closed out with a 6-3 record to finish fourth and out of the medal. “We played a lot, lot better in the games we lost.”Mike Myers scored 21 points and had 11 rebounds and Matthew Wright tossed in 20 for the Filipinos, who were dragged into a see-sawing game by this Iranian team whose stars stayed home to prepare for bigger tournaments ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Maybe the players were tired already,” Reyes said after their ninth game in the same number of days. “Or, they may have overlooked Iran. I really thought we played well below our potential in this game.”Still, Reyes believes that this Gilas squad, the core of which will be representing the country in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia late next month, represented the national program well and was able to provide the feeling of home to the thousands of OFWs who went to see the games at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Post Maria Dominica will rebuild with concrete

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Dominica, October 10, 2017 – Dominica, which was bruised badly by #HurricaneMaria has ascertained that building with concrete is a must for the tiny island.    It is not cheap, but it is what the islanders now believe must happen to weather severe hurricanes.    One report says that few people can afford to complete concrete constructions – the more common way to go had been wood, stucco and tin.However, the residents are doing their best to use the resources coming in to fortify their homes with stronger materials.    It was also cited that the popular building out of pocket, which staggers the swift completion of structures was a problem for #Dominica which was hammered on September 18; even the country’s PM, Roosevelt Skerrit lost the roof off his house in the Category 5 storm.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews, Dominica FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for you Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turklast_img read more

CWC 2018 Easy day for teams in the Emirates

first_imgAfter three matches already played in the FIFA Club World Cup, teams took rest just before the start of the SemifinalsThree out of eight matches have already been played in the 2018 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, and teams took it easy this Sunday.Only three of the six clubs still in the competition took a time to train, a couple days before the start of the Semifinals: Argentina’s River Plate, Emirati side Al Ain and Japanese club Kashima Antlers.Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Esperánce de Tunis took some time off, with the Mexican players going to Dubai to visit the main attractions at the city,Meanwhile, Real Madrid is the first team to arrive in Abu Dhabi, the city that will host one Semifinal, the Third Place Match, and the Final game.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).The tournament will continue this Tuesday, December 18th, when Esperánce and Guadalajara battle for Fifth Place, while River Plate will play its first match against local club Al Ain.Both games are set to be played at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.#CWC18: You can follow all our coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup in our different social media. @ClubWorldCups pic.twitter.com/0BmSDpo0kQ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 15, 2018last_img read more