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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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Hey, remember that Doom (2005) movie that starred The Rock. The one that was inspired (and I use that term loosely) from the mega hit video game franchise of the same name. You know, the one that had very little to do with the game, a bunch a hootenanny about genetics and a plot that Lloyd Kaufman would have tossed in the trash? Yeah well, this is your cousin Marvin talking, you know that new video game/movie you’ve been looking for? Well watch this!

Before you get too excited, NO, there is not new Doom movie… but they’re should be, and it should look a like this! In celebration/promotion of the newly updated DOOM video game coming out in May, director Jospeh Kosinski has delivered an outstanding cinematic live-action trailer for the latest franchise installment. It manages to do in one minute, what the entire 2005 Doom couldn’t do an entire 2 hour movie (except for the FPS scene, that was dope). (more…)

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You sick of hearing about Batman V Superman yet? Movie has been out for less than a week and the amount of posts from the nerd blogopshere have been relentless. To be fair, with a movie as anticipated as this, it shouldn’t be shocking to assume it wouldn’t be covered ad nauseum. Reactions, editorials, opinions, and other two bit pieces are winding down with outlets moving and focusing on other things. So it will be over soon kids… until next month… when Captain America Civil War hits theaters *wink*.

There’s still a lot of dialogue and discussions coming out in response to Batman V Superman. And just when you thought you’ve heard everything, comes the Fatman On Batman himself, Kevin Smith. (more…)

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If  you’ve come out of Batman V Superman feeling it was a great movie then you are among a divided section of fans. The other grouping are, shall we say, not happy campers spouting a barrage of hatred and vitriol the likes Internet has never seen (not since the Fantastic Four reboot anyway). Then there’s the ambivalent fans, the ones who are tossed between the things they liked vs the things they didn’t; feeling there were flashes of brilliance equal to some pretty big disappointments. Wherever you fall, it can be generally agreed upon the movie is not with out its complaints. No movie is. How far a viewer/critic wants to take these issues, though, seems to be what everyone is prattling on about.

For those fans that are calling shenanigans on the story and what director and writer Zack Snyder and David S Goyer tried to do with it, there comes a perspective/analysis that apparently has been lost among all the noise. This viewpoint is in regards to the heart of the movie (one that Kevin Smith recently said had none). An observation/argument made by fan Brett Culp, of The Rising Heroes Project. (more…)

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Batman V Superman has been lambasted by critics. Common complaints are that DC/Warner Bros did too much, cramming about 5 movies worth of story/development into one movie, leaving the films thematic and characters being un-substantiated and without effect. It has also been argued that the films two titular heroes were mishandled by having them kill or show little regard to death and destruction they let happen around them – which goes against the very values and virtues that set these characters on a higher pedestal than everyone else. There is a line they don’t cross, and in Batman v Superman… they crossed it.

But that’s that critics are saying. Real question is – what did Kevin Smith think about it? (more…)

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The world and characters that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon created in his Preacher comic run is so out-there crazy fun, it sounds like an almost impossible task for AMC bring some of these personalities to life in their upcoming adaption airing in May. Take for example, Arseface. A trouble teen who’s face looks like a butt hole. Thanks to an image unveiled at Wonder Con, we’re able to have our first official look at Ian Colletti as Arseface. (more…)

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Batman v Superman hit theaters today. Press reviews were in earlier this week and now general audiences are giving their reactions. Opinions are mixed, with most leaning towards the negative. The common word bubbles appearing most in critic and fan reactions are that Batman and Wonder Women were the best parts of the movie, and everything else was a mess. Digging a little deeper and complaints lay with inconsistencies, plot wholes, character cramming..etc.

We know that the home release of Batman v Superman will feature an additional 30 minutes of footage and that it will be “R” rated. Question is: what made the cutting room floor, and will this additional footage help fill in the gaps and better balance the movie? By what director Zack Snyder has to say, probably not. (more…)

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So… Batman V Superman. Holy smokes, outside of Donald Trump, its the only thing the Internet has been talking about these last few days. You see, critics got see the film earlier this week (Tues) and within hours of the embargo being lifted, came the flood gate of reviews. There is no general consensus across the board on whether the not the film is actually any good. Divisive, would be the word for it. There are some reviews heralding it as one of the greatest super hero movies of all time, while others are eviscerating it, calling it a massive failure. It seems somewhere in the middle of all the noise, the truth is, the film has its merits/moments but has enough problems that the good may or may not outweigh the bad.  It’s these latter complaints though that are not going unheard. Negative reviewers are banging on war drums with their scathing opinions/remarks (some overly personal); which has been putting fans on the defense, firing them up to hit up feeds and comment section in unified voice of “how dare you!” no wanting to have their opinions dictated by someone else.

Hey, it is what it is. This is a highly anticipated movie featuring some of the most iconic comic book characters of all time – expectations and reactions are going to run deep.

With a lot of sites (ours included) saying some not so nice things, comes the films director and its stars to the defense. Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, and Jesse Eisenberg have shared their thoughts (via Yahoo! Movies UK) on the films poor reviews.  (more…)

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If you’ve been on social media over the weekend, you’ll have seen all the typical social BS: people posting 1001 photos of their kids, that over zealous family member sharing another “Thank Jebus” meme, Bernie Sanders supporters, Trump haters, Buzzfeed recipe sharers, selifies, gym rats, and so on. In between all that, you may of seen a steady stream of posts from those nerdy people in your life saying “Wow, #Daredevil  is awesome”. There’s a reason for that, second season of the hit Marvel show Daredevil premiered on Netflix on Fri 3/18. Binge watchers have feasted on episodes, with some already finishing the entire 13 episode series, having  been blown away at just how good a super hero series can be.

If you’ve yet to be introduced to this Marvel/Netflix show about a blind lawyer by day and punchy vigilante at night, then let the following clip be a selling point. (more…)

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Marvel Studios recently dropped its newest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. In the short time it was released, it has achieved the distinction of being the most viewed movie trailer of all time right behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sufficed to say, pretty much every geek on the planet has seen it (and probably viewed it multiple times). While the trailer showed tons of new footage and put emphasis on the tensions between Team Cap and Team Iron Man, it also gave us our very first look at Spider-Man. His appearance in the trailer seems to be the only thing fans are talking about – not all of that juicy action and fighting among Marvels heroes. But, yes, Spider-Man is out of the death grip of Sony Pictures and finally back in the home of Marvel…. And he looks spectacular.

In response to the suit design, and his actual role in the movie, directors Anthony and Joe Russo sat down with Forbes Magazine and shed some more light on the inclusion of everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. (more…)

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Admit it,  as a kid (and probably still now well into your adulthood) you’ve always dreamed Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory was a real place, and that you’d be one of the lucky few to find a Golden Ticket inside a wrapped chocolate bar, and be swept up into a world of pure imagination as you tour the mysterious and reclusive chocolate factory.  Of course, if the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory taught us anything, it’s that most people are horrible greedy little sh*ts, and chocolate factories are as wonderful as they are dangerous – from chocolate water falls and lickable wallpaper, to  nightmarish psychedelic boat rides, and megalomaniac chocolatiers.  Still,  who wouldn’t wanna go?

Well now, thanks to Universal Studios, you can! But… it’s perhaps not as exciting as you hoped it would be. (more…)