Luke Gallagher

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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. Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards

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Listen To Kevin Feige Talk Marvels Mighty Movie Line-Up

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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In case you missed it (I don’t think anyone except the Amish missed this), Marvel took the Internet by storm today when they announced their movie slate from 2015 going into 2018. Amongst the expected releases – such as Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of Galaxy 2 – Marvel threw a burning fastball special when they announced Black Panther, Captain Marvel, the Inhumans, and Avengers 3 & 4 Infinity War movies. Heads exploded around the Internet. Now we’ve got the Kevin Feige Q& A session held after the big presentation. One warning, there are spoilers in there. (more…)

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That’s No Moon – Kevin Smith Has Shaved Off His Beard

- 10-28-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Kevin Smith is a successful writer, director, podcaster and traveling story teller. He is all those things, yet, most folks just think of him as that funny fat guy who talks a lot and made those Jay and Silent Bob movies.

If you’ve been paying attention to Smith these days, you may have noticed that he’s done a complete 180. Not only has he jumped film genres, but the sharp tongued funnyman has lost a tremendous amount of weight.

Now, Smith has taken things a step further. Kevin Smith’s Twitter feed shared a photo, showing that the actor/director has shaved his beard off for a “green screen shoot” that has something to do with the director’s latest film project Yoga Hosers.  (more…)

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Trailer For ‘Judge Dredd’ Animated Series Is Absolutely Crazy

- 10-23-14Cartoons Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Judge Dredd was originally a comic, and it was good.  It was rewritten with another story line, and it was still good.  Then it was a movie, and it was bad. Really bad.  Then it became a movie again (Dredd), and it lacked the comic book back-story and it was low on character development.  There was no love story, no lesson-learned and the movie didn’t take itself seriously which is OH MY GOD WHY THE MOVIE WAS SO DAMN AWESOME! In a world over saturated with shallow PG13 flicks, it’s exactly what we needed.

And now there’s this. Whatever the bloody hell this is.

Dredd executive producer Adi Shankar‘s unofficial animated spin-off, Judge Dredd: Superfiendhas brought online a teaser trailer!  (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: In Defense of Bat Nipples, LEGO Goonies, Modern Monster Mash, Gandalf Motivates Students, And MOAR!!!

- 10-22-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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: LEGO diorama based on The Goonies was on display at BrickCon 2014 [NerdApproved] (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: Deadpool G.I. Joe, Jason Momoa’s GoT Audition, Iron Man Prosthetic For Kids, Walking Dead With Drunks, And MOAR!!!

- 10-18-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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: This Dad built Wonder Woman’s invisible LEGO jet with his kids. [Imgur(more…)

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TOY REVIEW: Hot Toys ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Spider-Man 1/6th Scale Figure

- 10-18-14Featured, Nerd Culture, reviews Posted by Luke Gallagher

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a hard movie to like. It was a highly uneven sort of mess, an incoherent hodgepodge of a story/ideas and villains without a semblance of motive or substance. The film did, however, have some good qualities. It looked pretty (effects and action sequences were a true splendor). Andrew Garfield makes for a great Spidey (perfect balance of cocky and snarky). The relationship between Parker/Gwen was played out well (genuine and infectious chemistry). Above all else, this is probably the best Spider-man has ever looked on-screen… like ever. The suit design this time around is without question the closest comic-to-screen realization. When some fans grumbled that 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man‘s suit strayed too far from the look of the original comics (it had a BMX biker look to it and drew in an uncomfortable amount of attention to Garfields crotch), the filmmakers listened. They got it spot on with the eyes, belt, logo, and colors.

And wouldn’t you know it (how’s this for a segway), Sideshow Collectibles (via Hot Toy) has transformed Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of Spidey into a figure. Never has Spider-Man looked so good on-screen and I can say the same about this figure – never has a SM toy looked so damn good. OK, there was that one time in the 90s when Toy Biz made Beach Rescue and Safari Footage Spidey which were the pinnacles of Spider-Man figures (note the sarcasm). But I digress. Sideshow was kind enough to send us The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man figure from Hot Toys for review. It made our Spider-sense – aka nerd-sense – tingle in all the right places (well mostly).  (more…)

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Teaser Poster for ‘Pac Rim 2′ – And What’s This About a 3rd Movie?

- 10-17-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Guillermo del Toro will return to direct Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim 2, the next chapter of the epic rock ‘em sock ‘em Mech on Kaiju epic action-adventure. While we have about a 3 year wait until del Toro’s Pac Rim 2 is released, Legendary Pictures has released a teaser poster for it on their Pacific Rim Facebook feed. It features several warships about be sucked into a vortex in the ocean. Check it out below, and hear what del Toro has to say about a possible 3rd film.   (more…)

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Nerdy Bits: “Let Me Poop” Frozen Edition, Big Lebowski Pinball, Street Fighter With Angry Goats, And MOAR!!!

- 10-04-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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: Freaky alien mind control mask [The Horror Dome(more…)

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An Incoherent Cyborg and a Lumberjack Luke Skywalker in ‘Episode VII’?

- 10-02-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Star Wars Episode VII: Title TBD is still over a year away, but rumor and innuendo and speculation are  speeding by faster than Jabba’s sail barge circling the dune sea. We’ve only been parsed out pieces of  information about the continuing story of Luke, Han, and the former Rebel Alliance, which may or may  not be pieces of misinformation or misdirection. Badass Digest  has released a bit of  info concerning Episode VII that, while it may or not be accurate, does give a glimpse out the Millennium  Falcon’s porthole what we might expect at the beginning of the film beyond the tradition yellow crawl  and John Williams music echoing in the background. (more…)

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Lorde’s Mockingjay Music Tell A Haunting Tale

- 09-30-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hitting theaters in a little under two months, the film’s  producers are working to ramp up the excitement for the beginning of the end of Katniss Everdeen’s  journey. In anticipation of the movie, samples of music featured in Mockingjay have been slowly eked out to the public. The latest song to hit the Internet is Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” a hauntingly  beautiful piece the musician co-wrote with Adele. (more…)

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