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...
hound

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...

Other Default Stories

video

ALADDIN (1992): Disney Movie Review

With another Disney live action remake coming out this week, we thought it was about time that we take a look at the studio's 1992 classic – ALADDIN.
video

New Coke is Back for STRANGER THINGS 3

Default Assault reacts to the news that Coca-Cola is bringing back its infamous New Coke flavor to promote the third season of Netflix's STRANGER THINGS.
video

John Travolta Turned Down FORREST GUMP?

Would John Travolta have made a good FORREST GUMP in lieu of Tom Hanks? Although noted as one of the actor's big regrets, he did opt instead for...
video

No More Pixar Sequels?

No More Pixar Sequels? Following the release of TOY STORY 4, there will be an intriguing change of directive for the beloved animation studio.
video

Brad Pitt as JASON BOURNE?

Would Matt Damon's OCEAN'S ELEVEN costar Brad Pitt have made a good Jason Bourne in THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002) and its sequels?
video

Burt Reynolds Turned Down JAMES BOND 007?

Did Burt Reynolds really turn down the part of James Bond after George Lazenby left following ON HER MAJESTY's SECRET SERVICE?
video

Will the Disney World Smoking Ban Actually Work?

Will Disney's theme park-wide ban on smoking for Walt Disney World & Disneyland actually work? Default Assault explores the ups and downs.
video

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951): Hitchcock Movie Review

We take a ride with Alfred Hitchcock in his classic 1951 thriller STRANGERS ON A TRAIN in this week's episode of Required Viewing!
video

Deleted Disney: “God Help the Outcasts” vs “Someday”

Which is the better Esmeralda song from Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: "God Help the Outcasts" or the deleted "Someday"?
video

More STAR TREK Series On the Way?

A new STAR TREK animated series is coming soon to…Nickelodeon of all channels?? Default Assault explores the possibilities.