Region Nerd Alert

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From comic cons to drag shows, horror movies to Hip-hop, and everything in between. Take a break from the politics and hang out with us right here on Region Nerd Alert. 

The holiday season is upon us! For many that means indoor activities, such as binging some classics or watching something entirely new, which translates to Netflix or Hulu binge. But now that  Disney Plus is out, it adds to the lists of hours of entertainment at our fingertips. So here at Region Nerd Alert, we give our opinions on the plethora of streaming services, as well as recommendations of our favorite movies and shows on this Region Nerd Alert.

So now that Robert Eggers new film, The LightHouse, has been out for a couple of weeks now,  we here at region nerd alert try to analyze it like we do. It's essentially a movie starring Willam Dafoe and Robert Pattinson who play lighthouse keepers in the late 19th century dealing with the woes of the sea, isolation, and... birds. Come nerd out on Region Nerd Alert!

The blending of performance, art, femininity, comedy, sexuality, and music, you'll probably have to go to 3 or maybe 4 different shows to satisfy your entertainment needs. But if you have ever been to a drag show, you know the queens can mix it up. Join us on the next Region Nerd Alert as we have on two up and coming Region Drag Queens Anita Rhyde Holme- Dupree and Ivana...well you'll have to listen to the show to hear the full name. Come nerd out this Saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1fm

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When it comes to creating a horror movie, there are many elements of the scare. Scary Monsters, Believable Makeup and CGI, and of course a bone chilling story. The same goes for horror style video games but the difference is instead of making an hour thirty movie, they have to create much longer scenarios involving the main character which you usually have to control.Today we have indie game developer Leo Riveron to discuss the ins and out of  horror style video games on this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Remember when you used to sit down with your Grandmother drinking soda playing Uno and watching Wheel of Fortune? Or maybe youre playing cards against humanity and the funniest thing you’ve ever heard is your best memory you can think of. Well at the center of all that happiness is a creative individual bringing you a tabletop game to ground your nostalgia of kicking it with your friends and eating cheetos. Today we have one of those creative individuals to create new memories and his name is Jason Anarchy of Anarchy Games!

The candles are lit, you’re in your nook, you just made some earl grey tea. The sun just went down and you have your favorite spooky book, ready to read.We all enjoy a good scare on the tv or the theatre, but there's something about the imagination that is unrivaled in making monsters real and all your nightmares a reality. Join us today on Region Nerd Alert as we talk about some of our favorite literary works, from poe to Lovecraft, King to Ito. Come nerd out on Region Nerd Alert.

Elm Street. Crystal Lake. Raccoon City. Teddy Bear Junction. These are just some places you don't wanna end up. But there is one place that can be darker and more horrific than all of those combined, and that my fellow nerds, is THE INTERNET. We delve into some internet horror stories from Creepypasta, Youtube, Reddit, and even the dreaded 4chan. Today on Region Nerd Alert we check the batteries of our flashlights, and make sure our computer has the proper virus protection as we take a trip to cyberspace on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

The Ring, The Grudge, One Missed Call, Dark Waters. Well all those movies are part of a subgenre of horror movies known as Jhorror or Japanese Horror. The origins of Japanese horror can be traced to ghost story classics of the Edo period and the Meiji period, which were also known as kaidan. Elements of several of these popular folktales have been worked into the stories of modern films, especially in the traditional nature of the Japanese ghost. We here at Region Nerd Alert put our research caps on and delved into what is widely known as J-Horror.

  

Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Tusken Raiders, if you are a nerd for star wars you know exactly who I'm talking about. The 501st Legion is a worldwide organization dedicated to the pinpoint accuracy of not only the look of the bad guys of stars but also the behavior. I have two very special guest, Tom Rosy and Mike Determen, both apart of the Midwest Garrison of the 501st, here today to discuss a new documentary they are producing about the 501st, as well as share stories about their time served. Join us on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

Director of the weird and intriguing horror movie “Hereditary”, Ari Aster brings us to A surreal folk cult in sweden  to give us a terrible, beautiful, and unique take on what we know as the horror/thriller genre. This movie inspired us here at Region Nerd Alert to discuss our favorite psychological horror films/shows/ etc and how Midsommar is reaching that cult like following very quickly. This is Region Nerd Alert.  

Comic Book Conventions, Anime Conventions, Horror movie Conventions, if something exists I guarantee there is a convention for it. Well in this episode of Region Nerd Alert, my guest and I are pretty well seasoned in conventions so we can tell you what to expect, share some stories of wisdom, and maybe even inspire you to go to a convention yourself on this week's Region Nerd Alert. 

 

Adam West to Robert Pattinson, Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix. The batman franchise has created some recurring and some would say overdone roles. With about 6 Batmen going on 7 and 4 Jokers going on 5, is the public and the alustrious fanboys and girls of DC getting sick of the dark knight? Today we discuss, on Region Nerd Alert

 

E3 is here and boy is there a lot of crispy games coming out in the near future. For those of you who arent in the know, E3 is one of thee biggest video gaming conventions in which all the big devolpers announce their showcase for the upcoming season or plans for future development   From Nintendo, Microsoft and all of our favorite third party developers we will be picking our favorite announcements right here on Region Nerd Alert.

 

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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rap, and soul music have been evolving since their conception. But now as we near 20 years past Y2K we have come to a new genre known almost exclusively to the cyber world of the INTERNET. Lo-Fi Music. Chill Study Beats, Lofi hip Hop, DIY music, all describes this new wave of becoming (Exactly as the name suggest) a  Bedroom Producer. We discuss the short history with DIY producer "Olathoe" and the percieved longevity of this internet artform on this week's Region Nerd Alert. 

 

Recently FromSoftware has released a new game getting a lot of attention called Sekiro: Shadows die twice, Its the newst Souls game, basically meaning extremely difficult, but people seem to think its too difficult. Right now we give you some knowledge on the history of these games and decide our selves if it is indeed too hard to be considered playable. This is Region Nerd Alert.

The new trailer for the final installment of Disney’s Star Wars Trilogy is here and that makes us here at Region Nerd Alert break out the old jedi texts and compare the new trilogy to the previous two, where the new one shines, and where it falls to the dark side in terms of cinematic blunders. This is Region Nerd Alert.

In this episode of RNA, my co-host and I give you a little refresher on all the Marvel films leading up to the big finale, "Avengers: Endgame". We discuss our thoughts on the preivious films, spoiler free theories, and some insight on the box office goliath on this weeks Region Nerd Alert!