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...
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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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EVIL DEAD II (1987) – The Best Horror/Comedy?

This week, we’re taking a return trip within the woods with Sam Raimi’s acclaimed horror/comedy sequel, EVIL DEAD II. Will Ash be dead by dawn?
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“No Man’s Land” 1×03| Brisco County Jr. Reviews

This week, we’re taking a look at the 3rd episode of the series, "No Man’s Land." Brisco is on the trail of the Swill bros. while Lord Bowler hunts a tank.
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Marlon Brando in THE EXORCIST?

Would Marlon Brando have played a good Father Merrin in lieu of Max von Sydow in William Friedkin's horror classic THE EXORCIST (1973)?
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THE EVIL DEAD (1981) Movie Review

We’re taking a trip within the woods with Sam Raimi’s cult hit THE EVIL DEAD. When five young people visit a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway...
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“The Orb Scholar” 1×02 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

This week, we’re taking a look at "The Orb Scholar." Brisco and Lord Bowler are separately hot on the trail of John Bly when they come upon an old friend...
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RETURN TO OZ (1985) – A Disney Horror Trip?

Disney's RETURN TO OZ finds Dorothy about to undergo electric shock therapy to rid her of her perceived delusions of the mystical world of Oz.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) – A New Old Movie? 80th Anniversary Review

To question whether or not THE WIZARD OF OZ is Required Viewing almost seems superfluous in nature – but is it a perfect film?
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“Pilot” 1×01 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

This week, we’re taking a look at the coming thing itself, the very first feature length pilot episode of THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR.
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Major Halloween Announcement & A Groovy Surprise!

Check out what's in store on Hilarity by Default for the month of October plus our reaction to Bruce Campbell's tweet about our Brisco County Jr. reviews!
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Zazu vs Iago – The Ultimate Angry Bird Showdown!

ALADDIN's Iago (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) vs. THE LION KING's Zazu (voiced by Rowan Atkinson). Who will be the ultimate victor?