Well, this is it – Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine. He’s played the character in nine movies starting with 2000’s X-Men. It is in this, his last hurrah, that blows them all away. Logan is a powerful, contemplative film that perfectly ends Jackman’s run with the character. It’s a family drama, an action thriller, and the boldest, if not most affecting superhero flick in years.
Here are 5 reasons why Logan will be remembered fondly.
Given all the hype surrounding Deadpool 2, it’s a casting choice that fans are hungry to know the most. It’s been said since the post credits of Deadpool 1 that the time-traveling, cybernetic, mutant known as Cable will be teaming up with Pool. It’s pretty much a given that the Deadpool 2 production team will be pulling out all the stops to cast Cable and teas fans relentlessly about it until the ink dries on the contract for whomever they decide on. In the mean time, fans can continue to fantasize at all the actors who’ve cropped up. Names like Stephen Lang (Avatar), Keira Knightley (Pirate of the Carribean), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Pierce Brosnan (James Bond). Only the latter two have reportedly been eyed by Fox.
Now another name has entered the mix. One that the Deadpool pool creative team and studio is supposedly really behind. (more…)
Netflix’s comedic remake of the 80’s wrestling show, G.L.O.W. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling has just released a teaser trailer. G.L.O.W. was a pro-wrestling counterpart to the WWE in the 1980’s that focused on a colorful cast of all female wrestlers. In actuality, the majority of the stars had no previous training in the ring.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. A cartoon that ran from 1983-85, which existed solely to promote the exceedingly popular (the most popular even) toy line of the same name. It spawned a corny live-action adaption that starred Dolph Lundgren (who was surely robbed of the Oscar that year) and Frank Langella, as well as young Courtney Cox. The cartoon was rebooted in 2002 but managed to only run 39 episodes. An action figure line from that series was produced, then later a line of mini statues. Another and now a current line of figures are produced by Mattel and sold on their collector’s website. The property is licensed to a number of other vendors as well, such as Funko, Super 7, Entertainment Earth. All of which are finding that the nostalgia for He-Man and The Masters of The Universe is as strong as ever. Out of every outfit capitalizing on the sentimentality felt by children of the 80’s, none are perhaps as hard-core as Sideshow Collectibles. Their line of collectible statues inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon are the earnest of representations, and completely unlike anything that has come before them.
No better show of display, than by checking out the very first in their 1:5 statue series, the one and only He-Man – the most powerful man in the Universe. (more…)
Warren Beatty got confused and everything went off the rails. The award for Best Picture at last nights 2017 Oscar ceremony was given to Moonlight after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won best picture. As the film’s producers were making their acceptance speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz informed viewers that the category’s winner was actually Moonlight, and showed the card announcing the winner to the camera. What happened? Beatty had accidentally been handed the envelope for “Best Supporting Actress In A Leading Role” which had been awarded to Emma Stone just moments before. Somehow the card got recycled back into the mix, Beatty got it, and the rest, well, the rest is history.
In what has become the biggest snafu (or perhaps preplanned flub to generate buzz?) in Oscar history, the Internet responded the only way it could, with salty Tweets and .Gifs. Here’s a round up of some of the very best. (more…)
Things seemingly weren’t looking good for Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman movie. First there was the fallout of Batman v Superman which was panned by critics and rocked Affleck pretty hard – #SadAffleck. Then there was the uncertainty with the script, which Affleck had repeatedly said variations of “it’s ready when it’s ready” and “I won’t do it unless it’s perfect”. With the culminating pressure of starring in, writing, and directing one of the biggest comic book licenses of all time, Affleck had made the shocking announcement that he will no longer be directing The Batman. Some fans, of course, went into a tale spin over this, thinking the project was dead, that Affleck is done with Batman, and that he’s keeping his apathy silenced until Justice League rolls out.
Well, weary not Batfleck fans. The Batman is still on. The script is good. Affleck will once again don those Bat tights. And as word would have it, a replacement director has been confirmed. (more…)
Disney has released a sneak peek at the opening number from their new film Beauty and the Beast, a remake of the cartoon classic. The clip shows the first minute of the opening musical sequence, which is similar to the original in a lot of ways. Watch it below: (more…)
Like Constantine and Preacher before it, another Vertigo title is heading to the television screen. The newest addition to the family is a series called Scalped, based on the comics by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra, and it will be coming to WGN America.
Having ordered a pilot in 2016, Scalped, is now finally underway. Deadline reports that the upcoming TV series has found their leading man in actor. (more…)
Any show following an hours’ worth of tits, dragons, and war on HBO’s Game of Thrones, would be equivalent to a band following the Beatles. But Silicon Valley did it! A show about techy losers turned out to be the perfect palette cleanser. All it took was TJ Miller screaming “you brought piss to a shit fight” and slapping a swarmy kid across face, and boom, best comedy show ever!
Here we are, now, on the cusp of Silicon Valley Season 4. HBO released a trailer today that promises to continue the show’s satirical take on the ups and downs of the startup world. (more…)
Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first film in the latest Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order’s force of Stormtroopers, or as most would remember her as – The Silver Surfer… er… Centurion. Now, her induction into the Star Wars universe was intended to make her this generation’s Boba Fett – a quiet, armored, gun-toting, bad-ass. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite turn out that way. Captain Phasma is not the Boba Fett of The Force Awakens: Boba Fett was more useful. She had very little screen time and was last seen being taken prisoner by the film’s heroes who dumped her in a trash compactor, going out like a piece of garbage. Sufficed to say, she did not turn out to be the threat she was promised to be. She was more disappointing than the Wii U. Regardless, she still looked mighty f’n cool, clad in the sweetest chrome armor you’ve ever laid your eyes on, cape fluttering in the wind like it was the star in a John Woo action movie.
For the geeks out there who have a thing for flashy Storm Troopers, or are adorned by having the first female Trooper, or for anyone who hopes to see Phasma return in Episode VIII and totally redeem herself, then consider this 1/6th Captain Phasma figure from Sideshow Collectibles via the makers of Hot Toys. Sideshow was kind enough to send Nerd Bastards a sample for review. Follow along with us as we fill in some descriptive adjectives other than “shiny” and “pew pew pew”. (more…)