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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Stunning graphics, a wide-open world full of detail, sword and sorcery gameplay, and even sexy times. What the hell else could we greedy scrubs possibly ask for in a game!? If this new gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is to be believed, the masterminds over at Cd Projekt Red are clearly aware of this mighty list of awesome. Don’t just take my word for it though. Open this up and take a look at the video for yourself. Just be sure to leave a cushion on the floor so your jaw doesn’t break when it drops to the ground. (more…)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron launches into theaters in less than a month. While it will surely be the mega hit of the summer, there is a sense of nervousness that it won’t live up to its predecessor.

The general public will be able to decide its merits on May 1st. Last night, however, AOU went live in the form of a critics screening. While everyone’s full takes are embargoed until the premier, Twitter however, remains grounds for some early commentary. Fans will be delighted to know that the movie is apparently as awesome as everyone hoped. However, there are a few negative nellys that have called out some early suspected flaws.

Our friends and Cinemablend rounded up some early reactions from a handful of critics. Click on thru if you wanna see what all the early buzz is about.  (more…)

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Agents of Shield is not the best of Marvels Cinematic product. Its not exactly a layered character drama or filled with particular heavy substance. It does serve as an episodic action-y filler in between all those tent-pole movies everyone gets all excited about (and certainly makes for a great digital billboard anytime Marvel wants to promote their commercials/trailers on).

Admittedly, the show has become more interesting as its gotten into the latter half of its second season. Long gone are the villain/alien tech of the week, which made the shows first season boringly procedural. Since the rise of Hydra, main characters are now on the run (from Hydra and each other), there’s doubt and betrayal abound, and there’s some nice side storylines going on building up to The Inhumans. Despite its growing pains and imbalance in focus, AOS has become a much more cohesive show building around the themes secrets, fear, and trust.

Agents of Shield is pretty much guaranteed to be renewed for a third season in the fall. What has come as a bit of surprise, however, is that ABC is quietly developing a Spin-Off. Say what? (more…)

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Just a few weeks ago, we posted a photo of a fan in front of a large marketing display for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. The poster revealed the unofficial first frontal image of Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing. Given that only the characters backside was teased in the trailer, it was a rather odd show of marketing. Like the Studio wasn’t confident enough to show the character in the trailer, and or were working towards giving him a spotlight in a later and larger reveal. Then to have an undramatic reveal on a billboard seemed liked someone in marketing goofed up. I guess we’ll never know the thing with the Thing.

If there was any question on what the character would look like in this new envisioning of Marvels first family of superheroes, Empire released the first official photo of The Thing, along with two other photos that you can check out below. (more…)

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It’s been 30 years since Gremlins came into theaters. Having style, charm, originality and humor to spare, this film was among the top echelon of movies from the glorious ’80’s. With Gizmo in our hearts, flawed rules to follow, and humorous but equally terrifying ill tempered satanic spawns, Gremlins has forever cemented itself as a staple in popular culture.

So what does Hollywood want to do? Reboot it, of course! And just to throw salt in the wound, a Goosebumps writer has been pegged to scribe it. (more…)

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Whether it was RDJs cameo at the end of The Hulk,  Thor’s hammer at the end of Iron Man 2, Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy, or the genius “shawarma scene” from the first Avengers, Marvel Studios has made sitting through those long credits bearable with their “post credit” scenes.

The Marvel movies have turned the post-credits scene into an art. The scenes are so well established that they’ve expanded them into mid-credits scenes, often offering two bonuses on every movie. It’s something extra fans can look forward to, and count on.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. Sadly, it will not have a post-credits scene. (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: Anna Solo and Slave Elsa Frozen Wars cosplay. [Parks and Cons] (more…)

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It’s often said that Hollywood is Highschool with money. While that is mostly true, in the case of the cast and crew of Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s summer camp without the counselors (except not really). What is certain, is this rag tag crew of actors dressed as superheroes like each other a heck of a lot, and sure know how to have fun on set.

A new Avengers: Age of Ultron behind-the-scenes featurette shows what goofs and good times the likes of RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and the rest of the AOU cast were having on set. (more…)

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Whatever happened to predictability?  Looks like you can find it pretty much anywhere in Hollywood.  As anyone with a childhood knows, Hollywood loves to repackage and rebrand old material to try to cash in on your nostalgia.  Most times, this is rather unsuccessful, both in execution and reception, but with the exploding TV-revival trend that includes Coach (coming to NBC as early as this fall), The X-Files (returning to Fox next season), Twin Peaks (bowing hopefully on Showtime in 2016) and FH‘s TGIF successor Boy Meets World (currently airing on Disney Channel via Girl Meets World), fans are getting more of the properties they once held dear. Well, another sitcom is about to get rebooted and all we can do is hope that it will be as wonderful as we all want it to be.

TV Line reports that the cast is reuniting for a 13-episode reunion series called (and I’m not making this up) Fuller House, and Netflix is “thisclose” to ordering it. (more…)

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Given that Ryan Reynolds is something of a heartthrob, the simple fact that the man behind Deadpool’s mask, Wade Wilson, is an ugly, hideously deformed bastard is sure to piss off Ryan Reynold’s stable of fangirls. In fact, Wilson is more physically akin to a zombie than anything else, so it’ll be interesting to see how they decide to depict him in the film itself. Luckily, thanks to Just Jared, we’re finally able to get a look at Reynolds as Wade Wilson without the Deadpool’s signature garb.  (more…)