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The Nerd Mentality started as a group of friends that love discussing film and other things entertainment. It is our goal to share our passion with readers all over the world. We thank you for coming on this site and taking the time to read our thoughts and opinions. While movies are our main focus at the moment we hope to expand to other mediums as well to provide a better experience for our readers. If you have suggestions, compliments, criticisms or even want to be a contributor please feel free to send us an email, we read every one of them.


Dusty “DustimusPrime” Stokes

Dusty has been a gamer since birth. Starting with the family Atari 2600, he has owned just about every console at some point or another, and in what is surely to be regarded as a bad decision, has taken on the role of retro game hunter. We’ll see how that goes.

Favorite games include League of Legends (he knows, he just doesn’t care), Earthbound, Final Fantasies, and getting yelled at by kids in the Call of Duty games. He is one of the founders of The Nerd Mentality and can still be found writing movie reviews.

Rich Craft

Rich is an avid collector of many things, whether it be games, comics, vinyl records, books, or movies, he never tries to half-ass things. He recently got into Blu-ray collecting in 2015 and hasn’t looked back with almost 3000 now in his collection. Besides writing reviews and the occasional podcast along with Garrett, he runs the day to day operations here at The Nerd Mentality.

Garrett “Torgo” DeNardo

Garrett led a fairly inconsquential childhood, mostly spent reading books, listening to music and being alone with his thoughts. He enjoys photography, and the art of Bob Ross, Van Gogh and Salvador Dali. He has a special interest in the works of Kafka, Hemingway, Dostoevsky and Edgar Allan Poe. Garrett likes messing around on the synth and playing his custom set of Pearl drums. However he will be the first to tell you that his real passion is watching film as that combines together all the aspects of his interests. Not only can he drone on at length about Stanley Kubrick or David Lynch but he has also seen some of the most random obscure films ever produced. In 2017 alone he documented well over 600 films watched and seems to only crave more.

Here at the Nerd Mentality Garrett is the resident obscure film “expert” and you can frequently find him recording podcasts with Dustin (Cinema Justice Warriors) and writing about unheralded film gems that need to be discovered by a wider audience.