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Nerd Poker
Nerd Poker
Comedy, Games & Hobbies, TV & Film
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8.0 (3 Ratings)
Podcast Rating
Hilarious cast of comedians. Decent D&D adventure. The “brought to you by”s from Blaine Capatch! (0 more)
Not enough Spanish Flea. (0 more)
Warning: not for kids. Damn it’s funny!
If you want serious D&D...if you want strict adherence to the rules...if you want comedic references only from the millennial standpoint...oh baby this ain’t for you.

This is a group of comedians/comedic actors who have been playing D&D together and separately for decades. Their cameraderie shows. The jokes are great even when they’re dumb. The laughs and action are non-stop. (Well, one or the other at least at a time.)

The DM’s stories are always fun. Hell, they even make reading thanks’ to Patreon supporters a laugh. (Thanks, Skeletor’s Dick!)

Seriously, if you like fun and know at least a little about D&D, and are into lowbrow humor, this podcast WILL NOT FAIL YOU.

RIP, Amarth Amon.
  
Colossal (2016)
Colossal (2016)
2016 | Comedy, Drama
Humour (3 more)
Special effects
Unique
Acting
Sudden change in tempo (0 more)
Very different
Contains spoilers, click to show
Well I finally got round to watching this on Amazon Prime last night and really enjoyed it.

What starts as a very funny film, turns into something more dark and deep to which I was not expecting.

Overall I thought it was great and the only thing I had an issue with was that Oscar (played by the great Jason Sudeikis) changed his character literally overnight with no explanation. We can only presume it was known that Gloria did the deed with Joel or that we are to later find out that Oscar is actually a bad person (stemming back to a childhood incident involving his inferior diorama compared to that of Gloria’s and he still holds a grudge) but either way, it was all very sudden with no build up and made this part of the movie seem a little rushed.

Either way, would love to hear other people’s views on this!
  
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
2017 | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Actors (1 more)
Updated version of a great movie
First all you would have to say is The Rock, Jack Black and Kevin Hart and you know it will be funny. Although I have to admit I was a little skeptical before seeing it because it is a reboot and let's face it they are doing a lot of those lately. Not all end up being as good or better then the original, however this is not the case with Jumanji. I thought this was a great reboot of a great movie. I like the updated idea of the game being a video game versus a board game but still follow along with the older version as well.

If you decide to see the movie and you are a Rock fan, or a Jack Black fan or a Kevin Hart fan I don't think you will be disappointed. I laughed quit a bit and my whole family enjoyed seeing it.
  
The Nice Guys (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
2016 | Comedy, Drama
Great pairing makes this worth watching
What makes this film work is the brilliant pairing of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. They’re very much like the odd couple, but they’re absolutely hilarious together and along with a pretty funny script, this is what makes this film so good. Ryan Gosling’s cowardice and girly screaming had me in hysterics throughout. And although Russell Crowe is playing to type as the hard man, he’s the perfect foil to Gosling’s character.

The 70s LA setting, whilst reminiscent of other LA based period films, really works too and is much better than any modern day setting. The real issue with this film is the plot - it seems a little bit silly and far fetched, and also a little bit confusing. It needed a much stronger crime plot to support the rest of the film. But despite this, it’s really worth watching for Gosling and Crowe alone, just be wary of the plot!
  
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CJ (8 KP) Sep 11, 2018

This this hilarious. I got a group together to see it in theaters and it was one of the best group movie outings I’ve been on. Def see the director’s other movie (starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for more great buddy cop style fun.

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Parfs (178 KP) May 7, 2019

This movie was a surprise for me. Didn't think I would like it as much as I did. Great pairing with Russel and Ryan. Incredibly intelligent comedy.

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Jen Campbell | 2012 | Humor & Comedy
8
7.6 (5 Ratings)
Book Rating
This was way too funny.

A lot of it was painfully relatable, especially the one where the customer asks if it’s okay to let their kids climb on the bookshelves. I’ve had way too many customers like that and it starts to become hard to keep my customer service smile plastered on my face!

It was so entertaining to read a book that I could completely relate to. I’ve never found a book before that points out exactly what it’s like to work in retail like this book does.

I loved that it didn’t just focus on one single bookshop. It shows a true mixture of customers by focusing on multiple different bookshops and it made me laugh seeing one near the end that was local to me!

All I need now is a book called Weird Things Customers Say in Retail! (If anyone feels like writing that, I’ve got some gems for it!)
  
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Awix (2626 KP) rated Devil Girl from Mars (1955) in Movies

Mar 30, 2019 (Updated Mar 30, 2019)  
Devil Girl from Mars (1955)
Devil Girl from Mars (1955)
1955 | Sci-Fi
5
5.0 (1 Ratings)
Movie Rating
Notorious cheapo British SF film objectively deserves about a 2 or 3, but it's worth at least an 8 for connoisseurs of duff B-movies, so I've split the difference. Title character Nyah (Laffan) swishes about in a shower curtain, occasionally hypnotising men she wants to take home to Mars, and devastating the countryside with her pet robot (which looks like a fridge with legs). Everyone else tries to get on with some very soapy subplots.

Absolutely a horrendous collision between a homespun UK programme filler and a spangly American flying saucer B-movie, but the weirdest thing about this very odd film is that there are individual bits of it that are actually pretty good: just not the acting, script, or sci-fi props. Shameless in its economy and genuinely very funny (just not intentionally), the result is sort of like an episode of The Twilight Zone performed as amateur theatre. Awful, but a fun kind of awful.
  
Isn't It Romantic (2019)
Isn't It Romantic (2019)
2019 | Comedy, Romance
Great idea but could've been better
This film really is a great idea - who doesn't want to see a rom-com that makes fun of rom-coms? The problem is that despite some decent attempts at highlighting some of the major flaws in rom-coms, it is in fact a rom-com itself, and a fairly average one at that.

Whilst there are some vaguely funny moments, most of the humour in this falls flat. This probably isn't helped by the fact that I really dislike Rebel Wilson and although she isn't massively irritating in this, I still don't particularly like her. The best person in this is probably Liam Hemsworth and purely for his fun over the top Aussie performance. In all the film is just a little bit predictable and way too cheesy, not in the slightest what I was expecting from something that's meant to be making fun of rom-coms.
  
Captain Marvel (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)
2019 | Action, Adventure
MCU does it again (0 more)
The wait till End Game (0 more)
Mar-Vel-ous
At this point Marvel can really do no wrong. When it comes to their movies (esp original ones) they have a formula that's worked well so far so why change it. Really we've not had a bad MCU movie since iron man 3 & thor 2 and even they were watchable and in parts mildly enjoyable. Here we have excellent action with just enough comedy to give people laughs without being silly and considering this is about shape changing aliens, silly was a possibility. But theres a good story at its core and nice character development with a few twists and turns to keep everyone interested. We also get Goose - the greatest space cat since Jonesy from Alien!!...2 good post credits scenes as per normal - 1 serious story one and 1 funny but worth sticking around for. The next month or so needs to fly past.
  
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
2018 | Adventure, Animation
Brilliantly done
I'll be honest, except for Grand Budapest I'm not a massive fan of Wes Anderson. So I wasn't particularly bothered about this, and even more so after seeing the trailer when it was first released at the cinema - it just looked a little too weird. However I'm pleased to say that this was a surprisingly good film.

The best thing about this film is the execution. The stop motion is absolutely superb and truly flawless, it's beautiful to see stop motion made like this. And the voice cast too are brilliant. Unlike a lot of animated films, the entire cast fits perfectly and there aren't any voices that don't fit. The plot itself is interesting, dark and definitely not a kids film. It's also surprisingly funny in parts. Some of this gets a little "talky" at times and despite the short run time, the film feels a lot longer than it actually is. But it's still worth a watch for the stop motion alone.
  
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Leah (: (569 KP) Feb 5, 2019

I may watch this film now, I only ever heard radio adverts for it which was very confusing, then watched one trailer and was unsure but I’m tempted to give it a go now (:

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Ross (2910 KP) Feb 7, 2019

I watched some of it with the kids but had to go and start cooking dinner so missed the last half hour or so. If you enjoyed it, I heartily recommend you check Fantastic Mr Fox out: same animation studio and an equally stellar cast of big name voices.

The Death Of Stalin (2017)
The Death Of Stalin (2017)
2017 | Comedy
Needs more Jason Isaacs
This film has one of the best ensemble casts I've seen in a long time. There are some fantastic actors in this from both sides of the pond, and there isn't a single one that I'd criticise. The film itself isn't hilarious, but it is pretty funny and raises quite a few laughs. Its an ingeniously satirical take on the death of Stalin, and I'd love to see similar historical events re-enacted in the same manner, as it'd make them a lot more entertaining. It flits from scene to scene very quickly & it can be a little difficult to follow what's going on, but I don't think that really matters. For me though, the best thing about this film was Jason Isaacs. His general with a Yorkshire accent was absolutely hilarious, and I just wish he'd been in this film a lot more, as I probably would've rated it higher if he was.
  
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Erika (10872 KP) Feb 10, 2019

My favorite scene was Jason Isaacs' intro scene when he threw off his coat. He was definitely the best part.