Nerdy Basement

Welcome Home, Peter

Iron Man in 2008 might have started this epic journey of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it’s Spider-Man from 2002 who played a crucial part of boosting the new generation of superhero movies. And I couldn’t be happier about the choice. Spider-Man had always been my favorite superhero. He’s just this kid from New York who got great powers and wanted from the bottom of his heart to do some good. Fifteen years, six movies and two reboots later, I think we finally found our Spider-Man. Okay, Tobey and Andrew fans, slowly drop your tomatoes, let me explain.

Aiheeseen liittyvä kuvaI loved Tobey’s Spider-Man. He perfectly captured the sincerity and dorkiness that is Peter Parker. He’s adorable and he was capable of making audiences root for him. We are not going to discuss the horridness that was MJ in the trilogy, nor are we discussing the emo dancing scene from the 3rd movie. But the first two movies, especially Spider-Man 2 remains the very best Spider-Man movie ever, and it’s very high up on the best superhero movie list. It was patient and deep character development, we witness the struggle of Spidey and Peter living a double life. Like life itself weren’t bad enough. But those movies, I feel like that in those Spider-Man and Peter Parker were two different people. Spider-Man is known for his talkativeness, he would talk non-stop while fighting a bad guy, much like his comic buddy Merc with a Mouth Deadpool. Of course, Peter is probably less sarcastic and more PG13 but no less humorous than Mr Pool. That part of the Spider-Man didn’t come through at all in the original Spidey series. And no, I simply can’t get over the fact that he is shooting the webs out of his fucking wrists. Apart from that, from the Spidey sense to the incredible action scenes, the original Spider-Man trilogy 1 and 2 were excellent. And what comes to the movie number 3, man… I don’t know what happened but it was a fucking trainwreck. Thus the fourth movie never happening, thus Sony insultingly rebooting its lucrative franchise merely five years later.

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Nerdy Basement

Mini Movie Reviews – horror, heroes and McD

I had a quiet season when it comes to movies, that’s what happens to me after the hectic Oscar season. But the last three weeks I got back into the game and watched 12 movies, so I guess I would resume writing mini movie reviews. I don’t have stuff to say about every movie, for those I’m just going to give one-sentence (or three) reviews and my rating. Let’s get the short ones out of the way first.

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Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions, part 36 – good food, bad movies and ugly drops

Oh great, I was sick, still am a little but back at work. Don’t you just love it when you get sick on Friday afternoon right after work and you couldn’t do literally anything the whole weekend? It’s definitely not fair. So that’s why I didn’t write anything nerdy on the weekend and the weekly obsessions is one day late. So let’s get down to it.

1. Foodporn Fever – eggplant, izakaya and liver


One of my favorite plants of all time is eggplant. I recently came across this Tasty recipe of eggplant rolls, so I decided to make my own version of it. Yes, I’m really bad at following recipes. And to make a decent meal out of it, I made some zucchini rolls too and some fried green and yellow beans and fried mushrooms as side dishes. As stated in the recipe, I pre-baked both the eggplant and zucchini. Inside the eggplants I rolled some mozzarella cheese, some prosciutto di parma (or any Spanish ham you prefer) and fresh basil leaves. In zucchinis, bacon strips and parmesan cheese.

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