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Episode 44: Interview with Nick Mennell from Halloween (2007) & Friday the 13th (2009)

Hey Nerds! It's back to horror this round.  We go to Haddonfield and Camp Crystal Lake to sit around the fire and talk to Nick Mennell.  Nick played Bob Sims in Halloween (2007) and Mike in Friday the 13th (2009).  A Juilliard graduate and accomplished actor, Nick shares his stories with us about working on those movies, what they mean to him and what acting is all about. 

This is perhaps our most eye-opening, deep and meaningful interview we have done.  Nick openly shares his thoughts on acting, life, and the arts.  We hope you are going to take away more than you think when you listen to this episode.  There is no preaching or political talk here, just candid conversation that we strive for here at DNC.

Let us know what you think about this episode and start your own conversation with us. 

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Episode 43: The Boys and Their Legal Woes

Dear Nerds...you have been served!  Served a new episode of Dysfunctional Nerdcast that is.  We have a crazy story to tell you. This episode was supposed to be an awesome interview with someone but...there were some wild events that happened pretty quickly that prevented us from airing what was a really good interview with someone.  We think you would have been interested in what this person had to say and found it fun and exciting.  However, shall now be known as the episode that will never happen.

First up though, it has become the slow season for Nerd news.  SDCC has come and gone and we are all spent from the amount of news that came out this summer.  No movies have really come out and we are just waiting for the next flick of interest to review.   

So kick back and listen to our totally legal episode.

Thank you to our fans for your ongoing support!  We cannot do this without you. 

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Episode 42 : San Diego Comic Con Wrap Up

July can only mean one thing besides a massive heatwave...It's SAN DIEGO COMIC CON ! This is what every Nerd lives for each year. Find out how we made out with scoring SDCC exclusives.  What did we think about the trailers that came out?  What's in store for Marvel and their next phase?  Was there anything that dealt with actual comic books?  

We cover it all for you. 

Don't forget to listen carefully for Aaron's secret comic book spec.

So join us as we give you a Nerdgasm of news. Also, find out what we have planned for some future episodes just for you, our loyal Nerd fans. 

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Episode 41: Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoiler Review - Our Trip to Garden State Comic Fest

Our Spider Sense is going wild Nerds! There is a lot to talk about this time as we find out that The Walking Dead comic has all of a sudden ended! Stranger Things 3 dropped on July 4th.  Aaron spent his day off hunting for comics and toys while Josh sat at work in a cubicle.

We took a journey to Morristown, NJ for the Garden State Comic Fest.  Press passes courtesy of Dave O' Hare ( check out episode 38 for our interview with him ). We give the low down on how the show was and what how we made out there.  How many comic dealers were there?  How was the crowd?  Was there a Bath Fitter booth?  How diverse were the dealers?  We spent time talking to the vendors, artists and people wandering around.  Josh interviewed two independent comic book creators about their books and how they came about publishing them.  Thank you to Sam Quinton from Sinopa Publishing and Nicole D'Andria the writer/creator of "The Road Trip to Hell" for your time.  

Part two is the spoiler ridden review of Spider-man: Far From Home.  You know how these Marvel movies go with us.  So let the dysfunction shoot like a Spidey web and see what sticks and what doesn't. 

Thank you to our fans!  Please remember to leave a 5 star review where ever you can.  It does help us to grow and provide more episodes and interviews for you.  Subscribe to us on Podbean or your favorite podcast directory so you never miss an episode.  Follow us on social media to stay atop of all our news. 

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Episode 40: Dark Phoenix and Child’s Play (2019) Spoiler Reviews

Give the power, I beg of you! Zup Nerds? We are back from a short hiatus to bring you a double feature spoiler filled review of two recent movies that came out.  Both are right up our alley.  Dark Phoenix came out to a dismal opening and poor reviews a few weeks ago.  Child's Play (2019) just came out with an updated modern spin on the 1988 classic.  Was Dark Phoenix really that bad?  Is Chucky just as menacing being an AI gone wrong, or was he better off possessed?  Listen as we hash these two flicks out and see if we can agree on these... or are we at odds again?

Of course we have to bring you up to date with some comic and toy news as well. The trailers for "3 from Hell" and Dr. Sleep dropped as well.  We have to discuss these as well as a surprise announcement from Blumhouse productions.  

Thank you to our fans!  Please remember to leave a 5 star review where ever you can.  It does help us to grow and provide more episodes and interviews for you.  Subscribe to us on Podbean or your favorite podcast directory so you never miss an episode.  Follow us on social media to stay atop of all our news.   

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Episode 39: Brightburn & Godzilla: King of the Monsters Spoiler Reviews - Nerd News

Kon'nichiwa Nerds! We have two spoiler reviews for you this time around.  Brightburn, the horror/superhero movie that had us intrigued for months.  Then we shift gears to the international monster fave, GODZILLA: King of the Monsters.  How different were our opinions on these movies?  Did they satisfy our need for new takes on classic stories?  Who reigned supreme here?  

Before we get into that, Aaron shares some action figure and comic book news that came out.  Josh gives a roundup of the opening weekend at Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.  Two trailers involving iconic 80's action stars dropped as well...Terminator: Dark Fate and Rambo: Last Blood.

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Episode 38: Interview with Dave O’Hare from Garden State Comic Fest

Welcome to Episode 38 Nerds!  It's been a little bit since we did an interview for you so here you go.  Welcome our special guest Dave O'Hare...founder, owner, promoter of The Garden State Comic Fest.  This is an event being held June 29th and 30th at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ.

Dave is an avid comic book collector and is bringing the comics back to the convention scene.  We talk about how the Garden State Comic Fest started and grew into what it is today.  We also get his perspective on the comic book market, trends he is seeing, and the competition involved in running a comic book convention these days.   There is lots of information and conversation here for everyone who enjoys comic books and conventions. 

We want to thank Dave for his time and joining us while he is in the midst of running two upcoming shows. 

Not only is there the June show, but Garden State Comic Fest is also at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey Memorial Day weekend for a comic book show inside the park. 

Check out his website below for times and ticket pricing as well as the Facebook page for the show. 

https://www.gardenstatecomicfest.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751432728435173/

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Episode 37: Spiderman, It and Other Trailer Reviews, Nerd News, Do You Want to Play a Game?

Guess what Nerds? The Dysfunctional Duo is back in the studio!  How did we make out on Free Comic Book Day?  Check it out as we discuss the local non-sport card show, toy news, comic specs and more...

Not only did Spiderman:Far From Home and It have trailers come out.  There were two other trailers we discuss that you should view for yourself.  

We start a new segment for you our supporters. Part two of the episode is our first ever Dysfunctional game show!  What can it be???  

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Episode 36: SPOILER ALERT ! Avengers Endgame Review - Aaron’s Convention Expedition

Nerds Assemble! It finally arrived, Avengers Endgame, the movie everyone in the world was waiting to see.  People laughed, cried, cheered and held their bladders for the biggest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   

Join us for an epic episode worthy of such an epic film.  This is full of SPOILERS so don't listen if for some reason you haven't seen the movie everyone else has.  Did it live up to the enormous amount of hype leading up to the release?  More importantly...did both of us like it?  

Before our big SPOILER review and discussion on Endgame, Aaron gives the low down on two really different conventions here in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Chiller Theatre in NJ and Awesome Con in Washington DC.  What did he buy? Who did he meet? 

What did you think of Avengers: Endgame ? We want to hear from you the listeners! 

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Episode 35: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer SW Celebration, Great Philadelphia Comic Con Review, Marvel Exhibit.

All right, all right ALL RIGHT! Episode 35 is here fellow Nerds.  Lots to talk about as we finally got the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX at Star Wars Celebration.  It kicks off the show as we dissect it and give our thoughts on it. 

Child's Play released another trailer and we get to hear Mark Hamill's take on Chucky's voice...

We had press passes to the Great Philadelphia Comic Con where we walked around, made our observations, did some chatting and of course bought a few things.  

Aaron hit the Marvel exhibit at the Franklin Institute ( he can't get enough of Philly ! ) where he saw some of the most iconic Marvel memorabilia a fan must experience. 

Got something you want to tell us?  Want to join in on the dysfunction? Reach out to us on the following social media and let us know how we are doing. Please remember to leave a 5 star review where ever you can.  It does help us to grow and provide more episodes for you fans.  Like us on Facebook and Twitter to stay atop of all our news.  Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast directory so you never miss an episode. 

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Episode 34: Shazam & Pet Semetary Movie Reviews, Toy Hunt & Comic Book Finds, Hot Wheels, TWD

Say our name Billy Batson...Dysfunctional Nerdcast ! That's right Nerds, we are getting back into our regular format for all your pop culture news, events and reviews.  Find out about the Hot Wheels day at Kmart and what went on there.  Josh had a run in with Aaron's arch-nemesis...and he lived up to his reputation.  The Walking Dead ended it's 9th season with its ratings the lowest they have ever been...are we tired of the show?  What was our quick take on the season?

Shazam and Pet Semetary came out this past week.  How Dysfunctional can we get? Well, we see the return of an aid we used last year to help mediate a debate.  It's what we are all about here on the podcast. 

To our new listeners here in the USA and those joining us around the World, welcome and thank you for your support !

Got something you want to tell us?  Want to join in on the dysfunction? Reach out to us on the following social media and let us know how we are doing. Please remember to leave a 5 star review where ever you can.  It does help us to grow and provide more episodes for you fans.  Like us on Facebook and Twitter to stay atop of all our news.  Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast directory so you never miss an episode. 

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Episode 33: Interview with Jerry Macaluso from SOTA Toys

Hey Nerds! It's action figure time.  We are pleased to bring you an interview with Jerry Macaluso, former founder and owner of SOTA (State Of The Art) Toys. He is well known for the Now Playing line of horror figures, and his line of Street Fighter products.

Ever wonder how your action figures get made?  How much goes into getting the license to product the toys?  How long does the creative process take?  Jerry goes into detail on what it takes to bring you the collector an action figure and collectible item to out on your shelves.  This insightful interview tells it all.

Let us know what action figures you would like to see get made that haven't been done yet.  Post it up on our Facebook page and share your thoughts.  

We thank you for your continued support.  

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Episode 32: Captain Marvel Movie (Spoiler) Review and Monster Mania 42 Rundown

Three episodes in one week !?!  That's right Nerds, there was so much going on this past week, we had to get another episode in for you.  Captain Marvel came out and the box office finally went binary this year.  Check out what we thought of the latest installment of the MCU.  Was this the movie everyone said it would be?  Did the controversy surrounding this movie really matter? More importantly, what was the official DNC movie score for this?  Check it out and let us know how you would score it. 

Aaron shares his (mis)adventures to Monster Mania 42 this past weekend.  His day started out with his own kind of "snap" that set the vibe for what was to come.  Not everything was bad though, there is always a silver lining of some sort. Aaron has been going to this show since before it was kool to remake and reboot horror movies.  He knows this convention inside and out and can give the honest review you need. 

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Episode 31: Comic Spec and News, Movie and Trailer News, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Details

What is this?  Another episode so quickly?  Well, we had some news to share and didn't want to wait.  Join us as we talk comic news, lots of movie and trailer news.  We briefly touch on that zombie show, and we mean briefly!  Josh gives the low down on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at the Disney theme parks.  Aaron has another golden haul at the local comic shop and asks for your help on something.  To thank you for your help he is having another awesome giveaway.  Listen for how to get in on that, you don't want to miss out on it!

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Episode 30: Interview with Dick Warlock, Michael Myers from Halloween 2

 Hey Nerds! It's never to early for Halloween! We are so stoked to bring you the much anticipated interview with the great Dick Warlock from the Halloween franchise.  Not only was he under the mask as Michael Myers in Halloween 2, but he was the Assassin in Halloween 3.  Dick is also one of the most respected stunt coordinators/stunt actors in Hollywood. From his early start at Disney, to Jaws, to Mel Brooks films, to being Kurt Russell's body double for many years, he has done it all.  Dick shared quite few stories with us and the background behind some of the stunts he performed. What was the most dangerous stunt he performed?  What is it like being set on fire?  Listen and find out!

We want to thank Dick Warlock for taking the time to chat with us and let us in on the dangerous work behind some of the most iconic films in history.  We had a great time talking to him and learned so much about the behind the scenes action.  

You can reach out to Dick Warlock through his website below.  He has autographs available for purchase and there are photographs and other insightful information there for you to check out. 

Dick Warlock Official Website: http://www.dickwarlock.com/

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