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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In a world of 2016 Super Bowl Ads…there are more superheroes than you can count. We’ve got an intense spot for Captain America: Civil War, an off-the-wall Deadpool spot, and a flat-out epic X-Men: Apocalypse spot, but what about DC? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in a little more than a month. Surely DC and Warner Brothers want to give it a worthy spot. After the polarizing response Man of Steel got from the public, there’s arguably a lot riding on the second entry in DC’s cinematic universe. Luckily for us, DC delivered the goods.  (more…)

Fox’s Superbowl Spot for ‘Deadpool’

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The reviews for Deadpool may already be in (check out our review HERE) but that hasn’t stopped FOX from continuing its marketing assault. In what has arguably been the most aggressive, unique, and damn near hilarious marketing campaigns for any movie ever, Deadpool now finds himself on one of the largest stages in the world… Superbowl 50.

The new spot features is laced with some Football humor (naturally) followed by the same movies scenes we’ve already seen a hundred times cut in a different order. But we’re not in it for the footage, hearing Deadpool say absurdities like “I’ve always wanted to be a professional athlete cause I wanted to have children in cities all over the world.” on a national scale is the ticket.  (more…)

 

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Paul Figg’s Ghostbusters is getting its own LEGO set. [NerdApproved(more…)

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Deadpool has as few likes an interests. He has an unrelenting craving for chimichangas. He has a penchant for disposing bad-guys with his stabby ticks (aka his swords).  He also likes to talks to talk to himself, a lot. What you may not know, though, is that he has a deep rooted fascination for soccer icon Wayne Rooney. This fawning may not have been very well established in the comics but it has certainly come to life in this new movie promo clip.

In the clip, Deadpool has a dream about being a clutch kicker for Manchester United and getting some much reassuring respect from soccer legend Wayne Rooney. And, the real kicker (pun intended)…he sleeps with Wolverine for comfort. (more…)

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Ever hear of Odeon? If you’re outside of the UK, then you probably haven’t. They’re a cinema chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland, much like AMC is to the US. Why do you need to know this? You don’t.We only mention them today because those limeys are partnered with FOX and they’ve been running a new spot for Deadpool. As far as we can tell, there’s only one bit of new footage that’s at the end. The rest of it, is the same scenes we’ve already seen a hundred times cut in a different order. But, hey, everything sounds better when presented by an assertive British voice over.  (more…)

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Hellpugs – when pugs meet Hellboy. [Pupstar Sonama] (more…)

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The child actors behind the beloved characters in the Harry Potter franchise grew up in front of the eyes of their adoring fan base.  Emma Watson, who gave life onscreen to Hermione Granger, perhaps more so than many.  She went from a brilliantly talented Muggle-born witch to an equally brilliant bombshell.  While Watson now commands attention with her work for the United Nations, fans remember her most fondly as the eleven year old witch with bushy hair and big teeth that they first saw in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

One of the most admirable aspects of the Harry Potter series, both in the books and films, is that the reader gets to grow with the characters.  Yes, many readers began the journey at or around the same ages as the characters, and as each new book or film came out roughly a year apart, the ages stayed constant.  But that can be witnessed even as a new reader.  J.K. Rowling did a marvelous job of maturing her characters just enough in each book, and the movies reflect that.  The content and and themes of each subsequent installment also mature in keeping with the character development.  Harry, Ron, and Hermione go from innocents to battle-weary veterans of pain and loss.  And they come out of it in one piece.

Although there has been a lot of fuss lately surrounding Hermione and her romance choices in the books (Harry or Ron, make up your mind, Jo!), it seems a shame to focus so much on only the romantic aspect of her character.  This is a girl that gives female readers someone positive to aspire to be, someone relatable but also inspiring.  She is the smartest person in her year, even though she came from outside the fold of the wizarding world.  She is fiercely loyal to her friends and never afraid to be herself.  She is the role model for the millenials.

This introduction is the prelude to a review for a fairly new high end collectible toy company called Star Ace.  And like the Triwizard Harry Potter review we put out last week, this will cover the ins and outs of this new collectible figure, sent to us straight from the source as part of their fast-growing and very popular Harry Potter line.  Now, on to Hermione!

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Here is the actual Vader helmet that was burnt at the end of The Return of the Jedi. [Blastr(more…)

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Captain America: Civil War features one of the largest assembly of superheroes in one movie, who are in an all-out war with each other. The worlds do-gooders are forced to choose sides and go toe-to-toe with one another due to a series of disagreements, skirmishes, and political pressures. You’d think a movie with no less that 15 some heroes (some even making their big-screen debut) and a whole lot of escalated drama, that there would be every kind of catalyst for a movie like Civil War to be too big for its breaches.  I mean, if past superhero sequels like Spider-Man and Batman have been any indication, more characters and more drama a good superhero movie does not make.

Conventional wisdom, of course, does not apply to Marvel. Against any shred of doubt, Captain America: Civil War  not only continues to generate positive buzz, but it’s also (supposedly) testing exceedingly well with some early audiences.  (more…)

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The Deadpool marketing continues to triumph. When we’re not seeing emoji billboards spelling out Skull Poop L, or hearing Deadpool celebrate Australia day by making fun of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine,  it’s important to remember there is an actual movie coming out. Whether or not Deadpool turns out to be a great movie or not, well, remains to be seen. To remind everyone that this film will indeed deliver on all the swearing, violence, and crude humor that has been promised, FOX (who’ve taken quick break from all the genius meta marketing) have released an actual clip from the movie.

The one-minute clip was released on Twitter and features Deadpool, Colossus, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead as they head into battle; it’s hilarious titled “2 Girls. 1 Punch”. (more…)