Luke Gallagher

  • Profile: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd, 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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After seeing Captain America: Civil War fans were able to decide if they liked the new Spider-Man. Many doubted the young actor could pull it off, but Tom Holland’s performance as the charming, excitable, wisecracking, and incredible natural friendly neighborhood Spider-Man stifled any reservations and shade thrown ahead of his debut.  At 19 years old, Tom Holland is a more youthful Peter Parker than previous incarnations but his portrayal was very true to the comics. He seems just as insecure as a teen superhero should be, and he has a great sense of humor. Basically, his incarnation into the Marvel universe achieved more with the character than Sony managed in the past three or four movies, and that’s just how it is. So… going into Spider-Man’s new solo venture under the Marvel banner has fans very excited. Sadly, audiences will have to wait another year to see Spidey swing into action when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters next summer, but the actor’s recent appearance at SDCC offered some interesting tidbits to get all fired up about.   (more…)

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San Diego Comic Con. The biggest and best show for everything Comic, Film & Video related took place this passed weekend. With some amazing cosplayers attending too! Sneaky Zebra has put together a great music video showcasing some of the best cosplayers they came across at SDCC.

Zipping between the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, they’ve caught on camera some of the finest looking cosplay wandering the streets and halls of the convention. Another wonderful video that shows how wonderful a comic con weekend really is.  (more…)

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Pokemon GO. You have to be living under an Onix to not know what an insanely huge phenomenon it is. In fact, if you’re one of the millions of people playing, you’re not reading this. You’re probably staring at your phone screen walking towards oncoming traffic trying desperately to catch a Pikachu or wasting pokeballs on an f’n Zubat – probably while driving. For everyone else, the novelty of the game has either warn off, or you’re Clint Eastwood from Grand Torino yelling at dumb kids to get off you’re lawn. For folks finding themselves outside the Pokemon go fad, there comes a satirical video from guys at Honest Trailers.

Pulling no punches, the video calls attention to the games complete lack of depth, how its earning players Darwin awards (people falling into lakes, getting hit by cars, swan diving of a cliff. Good lord people, pay attention!), and the absurd team based turf war promoting online bullying. (more…)

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Hot Toys is the premier collectible toy company known for making hyper realistic figures, statues, and busts inspire from Hollywood’s biggest movies and franchises. In the age of the Hollywood Blockbuster, a movie isn’t a true pop culture smash unless Hot Toys makes some toys/collectibles from it.

Coming off their insane display of cool sh*t on display at San Diego Comic Con, Hot Toys (via Sideshow Collectibles) has officially released three Suicide Squad action figures featuring Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and The Joker(more…)

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As those who flocked to San Diego come home, those of us who never left home can finally begin catching up on all those “exclusive” panels from the Con. Listen in on your favorites stars from movies and television talk about their projects and answer (often awkward) questions from the fans.  Excitement was in the air, the fandaemonium was palpable.

Check out panels from Aliens 30th Anniversary, Star Trek 50th Anniversary, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead,  and all the hub from Warner Bros and Marvel. All these videos courtesy of our friends at Flicks And The City.



Marvel Studios brought the house down at San Diego Comic Con as per usual (except for last year when they skipped). The excitement and anticipation was palpable, well, to the people the anyway. Everyone else had to live vicariously through Twitter and live blogs as Marvel presented for Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Guardians of The Galaxy 2. The latter won the night. After Ravagers – including a fully costumed Michael Rooker as Yondu – took the stage, Marvel Studios showed the first footage for it. Fans went nuts. (more…)

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Although Captain Marvel is still without a director, Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of The Galaxy), are currently working on the script for her solo film. Marvel has always planned to have an actress lined up in case of an earlier appearance in a film such as the anticipated Avengers: Infinity War Part I.

A while back it was reported, Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (United States of Tara, Community, Trainwreck) was in negotiations for the lead role. Now, thanks to an unveiling at San Diego Comic Con, it is 100% confirmed that Brie Larson is the one and only Captain Marvel(more…)

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Growing up as a kid in the mid 90’s was a lot of fun. One of those big reasons was Legends of the Hidden Temple. In this game show for kids, the object was to complete physical challenges and prove yourself worthy enough to enter the temple. Once inside, you and your partner had to solve a series of puzzles and find the item of the day. It was a great show, and it still is. Now that nostalgia is coming back, and the game show is now a TV movie for Nickelodeon.

At the 90s nostalgia fest that took San Diego Comic Con via Nickelodeon, a trailer for The Legends of the Hidden Temple was released onto the world. And… and… it’s…. *sigh*. You’ll see.  (more…)

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If there is one thing Warner Bros/ DC does better than Marvel, its their animated universe. From Flashpoint, The Dark Knight Returns, Young Justice, and everything in between, they absolutely knock it out of the park. This is not to say Marvel isn’t any good but the sheer volume of quality animated movies and shows that DC puts out is way ahead of anything Marvel has been doing. DC also treats their animated projects with much more brevity than kid friendly stuff Marvel does on Disney XD. For every Spider-Man or Super Hero Squad, there is Justice League Doom or All Star Superman. Sufficed to say, fans are eager to know what’s next.

During their Comic-Con panel, they officially announced three animated films that are currently underway…


SDCC16: Marvel Studios LIVE BLOG


Last year Marvel Studios sat out San Diego Comic Con, and the whole affair felt somewhat emptier without it. (Remember when The Avengers were introduced in 2010? Good times.) So let’s call this “The Return of the King” and consider what’s coming out in Hall H at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST): We know James Gunn will be there with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stuff, and Scott Derrickson seems likely with some Doctor Strange news and/or footage. But what else? Thor: Ragnarok? Black Panther? Perhaps we might learn who’s going to done the uniform of Captain Marvel, or the identity of Michael Keaton’s villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let’s not get our hopes too high and go straight to Hall H for the straight dope.  (more…)