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No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

******** NO SPOILERS ******** Clint and Kristin of the Nerd Riders were lucky enough to be able to see an early screening of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.  Here is their, spoiler free, review of one of the biggest films of all time.  Which is your favorite STAR WARS film?  Who...
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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 - Drive Through Movie Review

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 - Drive Through Movie Review

******NO SPOILERS********* Can you believe that it all comes to an end this weekend? We at the YABC offices are feeling all sorts of emotions over this one.  The Nerd Riders got to see a sneak peek and are here to give you their review.  Who is your favorite HUNGER GAMES...
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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Clint and (Honorary Nerd Rider) Lauren, give their review of the reinvention of the 1980's cartoon JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS.
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GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the new GOOSEBUMPS film featuring R.L. Stine and all of his monsters.  
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PAN - Drive Through Movie Review

PAN - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the new Peter Pan film PAN while driving around and going through a drive through. What do you think will be the downfall between Peter and Hook?   
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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - Drive Through Movie Review

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - Drive Through Movie Review

Zombies are on the loose! And they are FAST!!! The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the latest installment in the MAZE RUNNER franchise.  What's worse? Two crazy fast zombies or 200 slow ones? 
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ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

ANT-MAN - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The latest MARVEL film hits theaters this weekend. Kristin and Clint of the Nerd Riders hit the streets to give their review of ANT-MAN.  QUESTION: If you could be super small for a day what would you do?
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MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, along with a couple of special guests give their thoughts...and (very bad) impressions of... MINIONS.  BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!! Question: If you were going to become the world's greatest villain, what would be your greatest crime?
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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

******NO SPOILERS****** The Nerd Riders give their review of the latest YA book to movie adaptation.   
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INSIDE OUT - Drive Through Movie Review

INSIDE OUT - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, hit the road again to discuss their views on the new Disney/Pixar animated feature INSIDE OUT.      The world building in this fim is incredible. What is your favorite world building book or movie?
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