Nerds Unite

Rogue One impresses with emotional story, cutting-edge digital effects

As a rule, I try not to add spoilers to my Nerds Unite blog. Spoilers make every movie and television show less fun for those who haven’t seen them. But I’m breaking my own rule this week — so read on at your own risk! No Rogue One left standing […]

Vol. 2 of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Awesome Mixtape premiere May 5

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is set to premiere today — three years after the first movie in the franchise left us all desperately wanting more back in 2014. I think I was hooked from the moment Chris Pratt started dancing on an ancient world to the tune of […]

Season 3 of Rick and Morty finally set to be released after long wait

Season three of “Rick and Morty” finally has started — after fans originally were told the season would be released in late 2016. Adult Swim released the season premiere April 1, which might or might not have been a long term April Fool’s joke. The premiere itself was uploaded to […]

The Accountant challenges preconceived notions of Affleck’s acting ability

My movie choices rarely include actors I don’t enjoy watching. I think that’s pretty normal for most people. Sometimes my choices do not align with my husband’s, which also is normal. But last weekend, when we both were ill, we watched a lot of movies. One of them was “The […]

“Dirk Gently” a confusing, crazy, ultimately rewarding challenge for viewers

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” a crazily random television show brought to us by the BBC, might be one of the most confusing things I’ve ever tried to watch. That said, it all wraps up nicely in the end, but if you are a person who needs to understand what […]

New keyboard, touchpad device solves media PC control issues nicely

My husband and I gave up on traditional means of entertainment a long time ago — and with cable went the traditional television. Our current setup is a media PC-based system. In addition to the media PC, we have a projector and screen, as well as six speakers. But the […]

‘Less smart phone’ Nokia 3310 model making a retro comeback in U.K.

So there’s both good and bad news in the tech world this week — in particular, about Nokia cell phones. Those old enough to remember when cell phones came with green and black screens and only 15 buttons might be excited to learn that Nokia is bringing back the nearly […]

“Mr. Robot” combines best elements of “Dexter,” “Fight Club,” “The Matrix”

“Mr. Robot” is like “Dexter” meets “The Matrix” meets “Fight Club,” only with computer hackers. The very first scene of “Mr. Robot” reminded me so much of “Dexter” that I instantly was intrigued by this dark, twisted tale. The show’s star, Rami Malek, has been in a few well-known movies, […]

Too much tech? Threshold may be reached with iPhone 8 facial recognition

A new year, another new iPhone. Nearly every year since 2007, Apple has released a brand-new phone — full of brand-new options and fancy new “toys.” The iPhone 8 still is being developed, but rumor has it there will be unprecedented new tech in this device. It seems technology finally […]

Flame of Yelchin snuffed out far too soon, just as he flourished in “Beyond”

My first introduction to Anton Yelchin was when watching “Criminal Intent.” On the show, he played a very disturbed young man. I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy that show, nor can I put my finger on why I enjoy Yelchin as much as I do. His career […]