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Friday 5: Nerd Culture Highlights of the Week

Friday 5 collects links and videos spanning all of nerd culture – collating bits of news, fun, and other noteworthy offerings that you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of the week.

Nerd Culture Highlights for the Week of August 21, 2016

1. New Mutants on the BIG Screen

new-mutants-movie-picI grew up reading the New Mutant comics, so I concede some nostalgia here. Still, I think the news of the New Mutants movie is welcome news to most.

Click through for the latest news on who has been tapped to write the screenplay. It’s pretty exciting, if you ask me.



2. SCOOP: Edgar Wright Makes Funny Movies!

Us nerds love us some Edgar Wright. This video explains one of the reasons why:


3.  Comic Book Resources has a Redesign

cbrcomnew-lgThis piece of Friday nerd news is very inside baseball. But CBR is the longest running and largest comic book website, so the fact that it sold to a media conglomerate and got a new layout is a pretty big deal.

Gone are the columns and highlighted now or more clickable headlines. Online spaces are changing and it’s under stable that sites want to make more money, so shaking our fist at the cloud won’t help. So let’s pour one out for the old CBR, and joyfully jump into what the future of the site might hold.

UPDATE: (another comic book website) is shutting down and consolidating as well.

via The Beat.


4. Watch the trailer for the Russian version of the Avengers! 

You’ll wan to be be Putin this on your watch list, as a Russian-made superhero movie is being dubbed for domestic audiences. Give it a look:



5. Halfling Strength 

One more video for your viewing pleasure. 3 minutes looking into the physics and science of the strength of a halfling. It’s a awesome as it sounds.

Those are our 5 geek culture links for this week. Join us next Friday for another Friday 5. Until then, join us on Facebook or in the comments, sharing something interesting from nerd culture we may have missed.

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