Nerd Culture

The Sports Fan’s Guide to Nerd Culture Series

Bridging the gap between nerd culture and sports to achieve harmony in breakrooms and watering holes around the world!
Coco

How FROZEN Ruined My COCO Screening

My two different attempts to see Disney-Pixar's COCO and how FROZEN inadvertently ruined both of them. From scary Olaf fanboys to flying Elsa projectiles...
Road

On the Road Again…

There's nothing quite like the great American road trip (given that you don't break down and have to visit a mechanic with great American overcharges).
dozen

The Desserty Dozen and the Kale Curse

The comic tragedies of kale-flavored "temptress" doughnuts, a dozen premium "yum yums," and the menu pricing from a sugary hell.
horrors

Little Date of Horrors

The unfortunate tale of a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS screening gone horribly wrong. It’s not often that one can say that they destroyed someone’s childhood...
Top 13

Hilarity by Default’s Top 13 “Out-of-Context Posters”

A countdown of my Top 13 Favorite Out-of-Context Movie Posters! Movie posters often use their most iconic scene as their focus but what would happen if...
jurassic park iii

Out-of-Context Posters #35: Jurassic Park III (2001)

JURASSIC PARK III - what may honestly be our ultimate JURASSIC PARK Out-of-Context Movie poster. Certainly more terrifying than anything in the movie...
Roger Rabbit

Out-of-Context Posters #34: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - a true product of the 80's when kid's fare was prone to having more mature themes. As we countdown to the 35th & final regular...
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Out-of-Context Posters #33: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Today's Out-of-Context Poster is a reader request: Disney's 1981 animated release, THE FOX AND THE HOUND (a.k.a. less gutsy BAMBI!). Now there's a poster...
Tarzan

Out-of-Context Posters #32: Tarzan (1999)

Disney's Tarzan strikes an uncharacteristic pose in today's Out-of-Context Movie Poster. Debuting right at the tail-end of the beloved Disney Renaissance...

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The Watcher in the Woods (1980): A Disney Horror Film?

We close out October with an oxymoron: a legitimate Disney horror film - 1980's The Watcher in the Woods. Disney may rule fantasy but can it produce effective scares?
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Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980): No Explanation Required

Default Assault continues its month-long look at #horror with Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's THE SHINING.
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Dwayne Johnson Not Black Enough to Play Black Character?

Default Assault reacts to the online backlash concerning Dwayne Johnson's upcoming Netflix film, John Henry and the Statesmen.
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PSYCHO (1960): Hitchcock’s Greatest Success?

Default Assault checks into the dreaded Bates Motel to ask the question: is Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960) Required Viewing?
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MAJOR LEAGUE II (1994): Just a Bit Outside

After covering the original last week, we couldn't resist taking a trip back to the ballpark to review MAJOR LEAGUE II. Perhaps we should have resisted!
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THE EXORCIST (1973): The Scariest Film of All Time?

Prepare for head spinning and projectile pea soup! Default Assault ranks up the terror with William Friedkin's 1973 horror masterwork, THE EXORCIST!
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MAJOR LEAGUE (1989): Hitting It Out of the Park

Default Assault enters the majors with our review of 1989's MAJOR LEAGUE starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, & Wesley Snipes!
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Disney’s THE ROCKETEER: Underrated Classic or Disappointment?

Are fans of Disney's THE ROCKETEER blinded by nostalgia glasses or is it one of the Mouse's most underrated live-action films?
Lokivideo

Marvel Announces Loki & Scarlet Witch TV Shows

Disney streaming to offer new series based on Loki and Scarlet Witch. What can be expected and what other characters deserve their own series?
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Top Nostalgic Character Deaths

Whether it's Mufasa or Optimus Prime, Default Assault is decked out in black to mourn the most traumatizing character deaths from childhood movies.