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Luke Gallagher

  • Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. "I am here to chew bubblegum and write stupid shit. And I'm all out of bubblegum." - Luke Gallagher Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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It’s always fun when figures of pop culture run along side Scooby-Doo and Co. The Mystery Machine gang have run into the likes of: KISS, The Harlem Globetrotters, John Cena, The Superfriends and many others (see complete list HERE).  In a long line of cameo/crossovers, comes an announcement of a NEW team-up, and one that hasn’t left fans this excited since sending Scrappy Doo behind bars (gawd, what an annoying character!). It was revealed that Scooby and the gang will crossover with another team of supernatural hunters next season (Yes, that pun was intended!). The Brothers Winchester, Sam and Dean, from CW’s Supernatural will be teaming-up Freddy, Velma, Shaggy, Daphne and Scooby-Doo for an adventure like no other.  (more…)

Hellboy. Hellboy. Hellboy. Saying it 3 times won’t get director Guillermo Del Toro back in the directing chair for the a long awaited and fan demanded Hellboy 3. Not happening. Not ever. Why, why crush such dreams? Well besides Del Toro dashing such hopes himself, there comes a word. A word that is typically so rotten that those who hear it screech and cry in terror. That word is… REBOOT *Cue the ominous  Dun-Dun-Duuuun!!!

Yes, Hellboy is getting rebooted. But in this case, this one in a handful of cases, a reboot might not be such a bad thing.

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The wait is over. Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 has been released to theaters everywhere. Joyous is the sound of fans and general audiences, singing the praise of another smash hit from director James Gunn and co. It’s true. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – albeit not as fresh and new as the first one and perhaps a little too big a spectacle for its own good – is way fun, warm (a lot of feels in this movie), and is everything going to the movies should be – a good time. While numbers are still rolling in, it saw $56 million at the box office on opening day, and is targeting a big $140 million weekend. Suffice to say, it delivered and is performing as well as everyone hoped it would. And no one is as thankful and as happy as the films director James Gunn.

Taking to Facebook earlier today, Gunn put out one of the sincerest and earnest thank you to fans, opening up about his time spent making the series, what influences both shaped and saved his life, and what box office success really means to him. (more…)

Remember the good ole’ days when the Terminator movies were, at their core, good ole’ slasher flicks? Wanna go back to that time before the series became about the complexity of the time travel paradoxes, awful attempts at humor, and brainless action scenes? Go back to when it was nothing more than malevolent monster whose sole purpose was to kill its target?

Well, now you can! James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day is coming back to theaters, and in glorious 3D! (more…)

Since the controversial Netflix original 13 Reasons Why was released March 31st, it’s been hard not to notice all the controversial topics the show has raised up such as suicide, bullying, rape, and even the tiny details leading up to a school shooting. Before we begin, for those of you who haven’t seen the show, this is definitely spoiler material, so avert thine eyes, grab some popcorn, get informed, and come back when you’ve joined the vast majority.  (more…)

In addition to being delicious (and equally bad for you – here, eat a weeks worth of sodium intake in one sitting!) Doritos brand chips are also known for their unique, and sometimes weird, marketing gimmicks. Take for example Dorito flavored taco shells at Taco Bell, which are delicious AF. Whereas the bad (the, I’m gonna die before I’m 30 if I eat this kind of bad): Dorito’s Loaded – a fried-cheese-style snack with a nacho cheese interior and a Dorito flavored breading/dusting on the exterior, sold at 711 convenient stores. When they’re not coming up with different ways to kill you with empty calories, they come up with things like the limited-edition Tostitos “Party Bag” equipped with a sensor that can detect alcohol on your breath. It also had an NFC chip that would hail you an Uber when you tapped your phone to it.

Now Dorito’s is doing something that really rocks. Literally. Doritos is teaming up with Marvel Studios to promote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and fulfilling a need you never knew you wanted. (more…)

If not for its $1.6 billion in box office takings, Jurassic World can be remembered for 3 things: 1) Bryce Dallas Howard’s ridiculous running around in high heels, 2) its strong sense of nostalgia (that Jurassic Park music, such feels!), and 3) a severe lack of Jeff Goldblum.

Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s Jurassic Park and the 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a know-it-all mathematician who specializes in a branch of mathematics known as “Chaos Theory.” Goldblum brought a unique quirk and charm to that role, what with his fine-tuned vocal delivery, mannerisms, and that distinct “Hahahrawrrahaha” laugh.The Jurassic Park franchise is always better with a little Golblum in it.

Now, 20 years later, this national treasure is heading back to the franchise that made him famous.  (more…)

Some eagle eyed fans thought they’d spotted Adam Warlock‘s famous cocoon in the Collector’s lair in Guardians of the Galaxy, and well, they were right. Director James Gunn later confirmed the cocoon to be Warlock’s. Gunn, however, had also said it wasn’t put there as a conscious decision to tease a future appearance – he just used it to dress the set and have it serve as one of those random easter eggs. While there were no initial plans to include Adam Warlock into the MCU, the character did eventually become part of Gunn’s plans.

It’s come out, that while scripting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Warlock was a big part of the story.  (more…)

It was recently announced that Marvel will be adding to its cinematic universe with its first 30-minute comedy show  – an adaptation of New Warriors. It will mark the second Marvel show on Freeform (formally ABC Family) after Cloak and Dagger. New Warriors is all about a group of teen superheroes with aspirations to be the next generation of Avengers. The group has been home to the likes of Nova, Firestar, Speedball, Darkhawk, Scarlet Spider, and many, many more over the years.

Who exactly will make up the core group in this new live-action adaptation? Well, Marvel has just made the team’s line-up official. The teen drama will include six superheroes from the Marvel comics universe. (more…)

Star Wars at Disney is pretty cool as is. They have such attractions as an updated Star Tours and The Jedi Training Academy stage show. There is also Star Wars Weekends, where Hollywood Studios is transformed into a Star Wars themed park, almost during these weeks  All of that, however, is nothing compared to what Disney has planned for its all-Star Wars Park expansion. Construction has been underway for under a year and along the way Disney has teased the park with concept art and some official words laying out some of the best key attractions; including a full scale Millennium Falcon, life size ATATs, and cantinas where robots, aliens and rebel scum are abound. Cool, right? Well, according to revealings from Star Wars Celebration, the park is going to be far cooler than anyone could have possibly imagined. How cool? Well it’s not exactly Westworld but it’s pretty darn close. A park where your decisions have consequences! Oh, and Lucasfilm has announced that the Star Wars-themed land coming to Disney parks in California and Florida will officially become part of the canon. (more…)