Good evening to you bookworms everywhere. I am here to bring your attention to a delightful little series that may have otherwise escaped your notice. For those of you who are a fan of murder mysteries, Victoria Thompson’s series the Gaslight Murder Series is a set of books you need to check out. Taking place in New York City at the turn of the 1900’s this series takes you on a fascinating historical journey into murder and mayhem, and the lengths the wealthy go to cover it up.Read more
Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiast and Nerd Aficionados!
After a one week hiatus the Nerd Fight poll is back. We just had our MaliceCast Epic Beardos Awards where we crowned all of our “Best in 2017” in “All Things Nerd.” The best in movies, tv, and video games. If you didn’t catch it live make sure to head over to Twitch or Youtube to catch up on the results. We crowned winners for each gaming platform and now it’s your turn to pick the ultimate video game from 2017 overall.
Last week we saw the return of Malice-Corp’s epic nerd fight. We started off 2018 by paying homage to bearded faces we loved in 2017. As always we took to Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media platform we could think of to try and get your votes for our picks. It was a good fight, even if the votes didn’t go the way the bearded boys of Malice thought it would. What can i say it takes a beardless girl to know what the fans love? A literal dark horse came out of nowhere to steal the prize away from some excellent contenders. But, we had a lot of engagement and awesome discussions over all Social Media platforms. So, thanks to everyone who voted and chatted with us. So, who came out on top and was crowned the winner?Read more
MasonicVader here with another review, this time about a phenomenal documentary about a real-life David vs Goliath story. A documentary that rewrites an origin story of one our most beloved superheroes: Batman. Not the story that we all know about Bruce Wayne/Batman, but of who created that origin. I give you Hulu’s 2017 documentary Batman and Bill. For 75 years when we watched, read, or listened to anything about Batman, you would always see Batman by Bob Kane. Bob Kane was an artist for Detective Comics, which was the predecessor to DC comics. In 1939, Bob presented Batman, and took sole creative credit. For the next seven decades, Bob to that creative credit and became a cultural icon.Read more
I recently binged the latest offering of Marvel’s many-tentacled universe, Runaways. Confused by the fact that I had to dig up my old Hulu account rather than bask in the warm red glow of Netflix, I started with only mediocre hopes for the show. To be clear, of the writers on this site, I am one of the least comic book experienced. Sure, I’ve read a bunch of Walking Dead, continuing stories from Buffy and Angel, all of Preacher (after watching the first season of AMC’s awesome show), but only after being drawn in by other media. If I like a property enough, I’ll go back and check out it’s origins. Looks like I need to check if Amazon has these books on Kindle.Read more
The party loving, magic -slinging, whiskey drinking troublemakers of Brakebills are back at it again in Magician’s Season 2. The TV series adaptation of author Lev Grossman’s compelling The Magicians trilogy excelled last year in it’s promo season. For as flippant as the show appeared on the surface, it actually delved amazingly well into the world of depression and the traumas that arise from sexual assault. Those trends continue into season 2, especially with the continuation of Julia’s storyline. But never fear it is not all doom and gloom there is enough laughs to carry you through.Read more
It was 1997, Todd McFarlane was one of ( if not the) top creator going in comic books. Having previously rose to acclaim working on Amazing Spider-Man, and being considered the co-creator of Venom. One of 5 originators of Image Comics a brand that gave the creators ownership of the characters they made. The main character he created for the Image brand was Spawn. A story of a man that was not the greatest of people prior to his death. Coming back and wreaking vengeance as a hell spawn. While fighting the inner turmoil of correcting who he was prior. The comic was extremely popular, and so was everything Todd got involved with. A toy line, and HBO cartoon about the character where well received.Read more
We are back, with our first Nerd Fight of the year! Back to start another year of epic nerd fights for 2018. Last year featured so many fun and epic fights we just couldn’t stop the fun this year.So welcome back one and all, and I hope this year proves to be just as great as last. This year we are starting off with what has become a running theme behind the scenes of malice. We have dubbed TheBigPoppaMatt owner of the epic beard of the boys of malice, though others from our group are trying to rival The Epic beard. So we decided what could be more fun then seeing who had the most epic beard in Hollywood 2017. So without further ramblings from me, here are the contestants for the first Nerd Fight of 2018:Read more
The holidays are over. All the geeks and nerds from Malice Corp have spent time with their families and loved ones. Now it’s time to fill that void in our souls, and get back to talking “All Things Nerd ” with you on MaliceCast Season 2. I’ve been re-watching our first season of MaliceCastRead more
Psych: The Movie Reunion Done Right Hello all you Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados! If you haven’t watched the newestRead more
Last week’s nerd fight poll was which CW show had the best premiere after hiatus. As always we took to Twitter, Reddit, and any other social media platform we could think of to try and get your votes for our picks.There was some fun debate amongst the members of malice corp on whose premiere reigned supreme. But those of you out there in the social media verse declared there could be only one. So treasure these results, as the weekly cast goes on hiatus, so do these nerd fights. So for one last time in 2017, here’s how your favorites stacked up.Read more
How David Haydn-Jones & Jazzercise Promotes Alzheimer’s Awareness Hello all you Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados! Happy Sunday toRead more
It is a time of darkness, as unpleasant SWU gamers are in search of a game that brings them into the Star Wars Universe. To pay homage to not only the original trilogy, but brings light to the Prequels, and, gives them the feeling that saved the Wookies on Kashyyyk without paying hundreds of dollars to do so! So, how did EA DICE do? Let’s break it down.Read more
Looking for something new to read?
Finished once again with that Harry Potter novel? What if I told you that I have an old-school novel with fantastic animals, including a greedy dragon, a talking boar, and a giant killer falcon? If that sounds fun, try The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip. It’s a story of magic, romance, and revenge. It also has one of the strongest female protagonists I’ve seen yet.Read more
Here is round 2 of our Song Lyrics trivia. Test Your knowledge of the 80s and see how well you score. Also…… Good luck getting those songs out of your head when you’re done!Read more
Take your favorite retro-futuristic movie. Now take the robot that’s inevitably in that movie, and put him in The Maltese Falcon. Give him a private investigator’s license and make sure his secretary-with-the-sass is actually a supercomputer (and definitely the shot-caller in the operation). Then add some vintage Hollywood scenery and glamour to the mental picture and you’ve got the feel of Made to Kill by Adam Christopher.Read more
The latest installment of J.D. Robb’s futuristic murder mystery In Death series is out and has been consumed. Secrets in Death continues Eve and Roarke’s story, and it just keeps getting better every book. This story focuses on the death of an old acquaintance of theirs, gossip monger Larinda Mars. She was most prominently featured early in the series, Glory in Death. She weaseled an invite to Roarke’s Christmas party by spilling the beans on the bad guy C.J. Morse. She was never a friend of theirs as you come to find out, she was despised by many. So here is a brief recap of the story and my take on why it was good.Read more
Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!
Typing up articles recently has eluded me, and I am glad to be back. Discussing the current news surrounding 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Co. Speculation has been running rampant about Disney buying a large chunk of Fox. Now at this time these have just been talks. Official deals or paperwork are not in place. Why are these talks so important to pop culture and geekdom? If a deal is made on these talks, as a result we will have our merry mutants and comic books first family in their rightful cinematic universe. Yes, the Fantastic Four and X-Men would be part of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.Read more
Welcome back everyone, to our new poll for the week. Last week saw the fight for the best horror movie franchise, in honor of Friday the 13th. We had a ton of fun reminiscing with people over some of our favorite horror movies. A lot of wonderful discussions were had with voters over the last week. So thanks to everyone who came out and participated you made the week a lot of fun. This week we celebrate the return of some of our overall favorite shows. CW has returned, answering questions that left fans reeling at the end of their respective season last year. But who had the most triumphant return back from hiatus? This is the question we leave to you dear voters. So let us see which show reigns supreme.Read more
Hollywood is bringing us The Snowman, and Murder on the Orient Express, our own Cricket and GiaTomcat brought us The Invention of Hugo Cabret and IT, respectively…
Clearly, all the cool kids are thinking books right now. Seeing as it is a basic tenet of geekdom to be all about bandwagons, let’s hop aboard!Read more
With the Fall season comes the return of some of our favorite shows. Along with that also comes the attempts from networks to give us our new favorite shows, and there have been a lot of offerings. A couple weeks ago the Malice Corp crew sat down on the Malice Cast Live podcast to talk about some of theses new shows. If you missed it make sure to check it out on the Malice Corp YouTube channel. After discussing the shows it was time for our latest Nerd Fight: Most Anticipated New TV Show. Well the fight has concluded and the results are in.Read more
We are back with another poll for this week. Last week saw the fight for the most exciting new fall television show. It was a heated battle in the race for first, The Gifted barely edging out Me Myself and I. The biggest debate though was brought down between NudieRudie and BCon, and the merits of Orville. Overall consensus seems to be that Seth is just too much Seth and more focus on side characters would be nice. A lot of wonderful discussions were had with voters over the last week. So thanks to everyone who came out and participated you made the week a lot of fun.Read more
Another Day, Another Movie Breakdown. Want to know the scoop behind the latest Cruise movie? Then join me as I break it down for you. Spoilers ahead you have been warned…..Read more
So every year when I watch the Emmy’s, I always get a plethora of new shoes to check out. And this year did not disappoint in giving me some goodies. But none stood out quite as well as HBO’s Big Little Lies. I am a HUGE fan of the who done it murder mystery genre. And a murder mystery set up where you don’t even know who is dead? Not until the final moments of the last episode of the series? Welcome to the world of Big Little Lies. This series takes you on a ride filled with laughter, pain, jealousy and snark, where someone doesn’t make it out alive.Read more
Malice Corp Quizzes are back with a vengeance. Our Lovely GiaTomcat has been toiling for weeks compiling song lyrics trivia to challenge your musical knowledge. While I have been toiling to put the trivia into our fun little poll structure. So please enjoy the first fruits of her (and my) efforts. Share amongst your friends and let us know what you think!Read more
Last week’s nerd fight poll was best actress portraying Our favorite Bill Murray Movie. We made Mister Bill Murray our Nerd Icon for the month of October. So many great movies to pick from. As always we took to Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media platform we could think of to try and get your votes for our picks. It was a good fight, and we had a lot of engagement and awesome discussions over all Social Media platforms. So, thanks to everyone who voted and chatted with us. So, who came out on top and was crowned the winner?Read more
We are back with another poll for this week. Last week saw the fight for the best Bill Murray Movie. Ghostbusters just barely squeaked by Groundhog Day to pull off the Victory. Apparently Groundhog day got stuck in the remnants of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at the finish to fall out of first. But it was a fun debate, and really capped off celebrating the great Icon that is Bill Murray. So thanks to everyone who came out and participated, you made the week a lot of fun. We are doing this week’s Nerd Fight to celebrate the arrival of the new fall TV shows. If you watched our podcast last night you know that we had some wonderful discussions about some of the shows that have recently debuted. So check that out, and check out this weeks contestants!Read more
So, I was toying around the other day thinking of things to write and I decided I wanted to break down movie plots. Maybe you’re unsure of what to see, or you just like to know everything before watching. Whatever your cup of tea, I will have the plots for you. So Go ahead, join me for an IT breakdown!Read more
Last week Disney released news again of agreeable differences with a director. This time it was Colin Trevorrow. The man in the director’s seat for episode IX. The film that may or may not be the close of the Skywalker Saga. This came shortly on the heels of Disney cutting ties with Lord and Miller on the Han Solo Anthology film. Disney took on the task of recreating the awe all Star Wars fans had when watching the original trilogy. In doing this they may have stressed themselves out trying to be perfect. As a fan I say bravo we deserve something perfect, but as a follower of the House of Mouse I say “control issues much?”Read more
Hey all! Just want to give everyone a quick reminder that the new expansion from Magic the Gathering is coming, IXALAN!
The pre-release parties will be going on at all your local Game and Comic Book shoppes on September 23 – 24,2017. Coming to a pre-release party and playing well gives you the chance at winning more booster packs. Malice Corp will be covering the midnight release at Sky High Comics in San Diego, California. I can’t wait to get my release pack.Read more
As October 22, 2017 approaches it’s time to get excited and talk about season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead.Read more
So this was a fun week to wrap up our Game of Thrones Season. It is always fun to pit favorite GOT characters against each other, and fun to see characters like Tormund get some love. Overall the Twitter interaction the fans were having amongst the fandoms made for some very entertaining moments. Arya Stark edges out Tyrion at the end by the width of needles blade. So lets go over the contestants and see where it all shook up at the end.Read more
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars in a Michelin-star restaurant to find lovely exotics to eat.Read more
Malice Corp Quizzes are back with a vengeance. Our Lovely GiaTomcat has been toiling for weeks compiling song Lyric Trivia to challenge your musical knowledge. So Please enjoy the first fruits of her (and mine) efforts. Share amongst your friends and let us know what you think!Read more
We are back with another poll for this week. Last week saw the fight for the best Game of Thrones Character. Arya just barely squeaked by Tyrion to pull off the Victory. The Faceless Assassin is a tough foe to overcome. But it was a fun debate, and really capped off a great Game of thrones season. So thanks to everyone who came out and participated you made the week a lot of fun. We are doing this weeks Nerd Fight to honor our September Nerd Icon, the great and Wonderful Bill Murray. If you watched our podcast last night you know that we had some wonderful discussions about the great movies Bill Murray has done over the years. So check that out, and check out this weeks contestants!Read more
Going to preface this by saying that I am not a giant romance novel fan. You get a few good ones, but overall I don’t love to fully immerse myself in the genre. So I was a little bit leery of giving the In Death Book series a shot, as J.D. Robb was Nora Roberts pen name. But my sister got me a book called “Remember When” which was 2 separate stories, one written by Roberts the other Robb. I gotta say I am glad I gave it a shot. A book about a diamond heist in 2003, where a portion of the diamonds are never found. The second half takes place with the characters from Robb’s series 50+ years in the future, where the rest of the diamonds are being pursued. I was sucked in, and decided to give the rest of the series a shot.Read more