Last week was amazing, especially for fans of Dragon Ball Super. I’m going to assume that most of you were at the massive watch party in Mexico and didn’t have time to keep up with everything else happening in the nerd world. As always, I’ve got you covered, so stay tuned as I give you the run down of all things nerdy!
- Of course I had to lead with the newest trailer for Infinity War. That thing was EPIC. At this point, Marvel may as well start some kind of subscription service because we’re hooked, and we ain’t going anywhere. April 27 will be here before you know it, and we’ll be right back in theaters nerding it up! #NerdvengersAssemble
- Speaking of super hero films, Ava DuVernay has been tapped to direct a movie for the DC Universe, New Gods. Ava told us a couple of months back that her favorite superhero was actually Big Barda from this series, so let’s hope she uses that as motivation to knock this film out of the universe: Marvel, DC, and all the others!
- Another film that showed up on our “nerdars” last week was Boots Riley’s directoral debut Sorry To Bother You. The film was screened at Sundance back in January, but it will be making its way to big screens in July. It’s a sci-fi comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, that makes the world of telemarketing a lot sexier than what we’re used to seeing. A sci-fi film with Black leads will always get my money! Definitely not a bother.
- And for the last of the movie news, Tomb Raider came to big screens everywhere last week. Receiving mixed reviews, the franchise pulled in viewers from video game buffs to cinephiles, alike. A lot reviews recommended sitting this film out, but if you’re curious, you can always check it out yourself! If not, it’ll be on streaming services and video rental services very soon.
- Netflix has been on a roll this year, with releasing its original series. Last week, it dropped On My Block, a coming-of-age TV series featuring a cast of diverse children dealing with life in the rough, inner-city of Los Angeles. Everyone was expecting this show to do well, and it did. The show received very positive feedback, and fans are already waiting to hear confirmation of a second season.
- Moving on to video game news, all I can say is: FORTNITE. Last week, streamer Ninja broke the gaming Internet when he, Drake, and Travis Scott played a few matches together on the popular battle royale game on Twitch. There were many rumors as to how the whole situation even came about, but it seems like Drake really wanted to play Fortnite, slid into Ninja’s DMs, and the rest was history. Memes were made. And so was video game history.
- And not be forgotten, Aaron McGruder got on Instagram last week to announce that while he’s been MIA, he has been working on a lot of things, namely a The Boondocks game. Of course the Internet went wild. The Boondocks was a flipping era! And now we’re getting it in video game form? For now, we’ll be patient, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to keep Aaron’s insta page pulled up, refreshing it every couple of minutes.
- And last, but not certainly least, in a bout of #BlackGirlMagic, Rihanna did a little a breaking of the Internet herself. Last week, the popular social media app, Snapchat posted an ad asking users if they’d rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.” Gross, right? Well, due to the distastefulness of their ad, Rihanna took to Instagram to call the app out for all of her fans to see. Many people, including her fans, proceeded to delete their accounts, and from those deletes alone, Snapchat lost over $800 million. Hopefully, that’ll teach people to make jokes out of domestic violence and abuse towards Black women. You go Rhi Rhi!
And there you have it! I gave you a little bit of nerd stuff to use as ammo for the coming week. If you run out of things to talk about, just put the trailer for Infinity War on repeat. No one can say “no” to that thing! Until next time, stay alive, nerds!