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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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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…)

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God, that Captain America: Civil War trailer was a beautiful thing, wasn’t it?  Not only did it really bring the action and give Marvel fans everywhere a reason cheer (and War Machine fans everywhere shed a tear), the newest trailer also brought out Cap 3‘s secret weapon: Spider-Man.  After years of wishing on stars and throwing pennies in wells, Spider-Man fans are finally getting their wish: Marvel Studios is finally bringing Spider-Man, a MARVEL Spider-Man, to the big screen and, oh, man, can’t you just taste the excitement in the air?   Once of the coolest things about seeing Spidey in the Civil War trailer was getting a glimpse of the newest take on that iconic suit! Of course, Marvel Universe newcomer Tom Holland isn’t the first to don the suit and throughout the years, the webslinger has had his fair share of fashion hits and misses.  We decided to take a look back, and a bit forward, to compare these suits and, man, how Spidey has changed.

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Hey, do you remember Pinball – those coffin-shaped boxes where you hit a silver ball around a chaotic playfield? If you thought this game of skill died out in the 90’s, you’d be wrong. Sure, Pinball machines are no longer as prevalent in arcades, bowling alleys, or bars as they once were; but the culture of Pinball is alive and well. Despite the staggering decline in pinball gaming, new machines are being made all the time. Particularly to promote pop movie and television licenses; with such titles as: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, The Avengers, Game of Thrones and more.

Now another big license is making its way into Pinball form – a new machine that begs a very simple question: “Who You Gonna Call?”  (more…)

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for 30+ years (since 1984. And, yes, if you are an original fan from back in the day… you are old). Every decade or so, the property reinvents itself to a new generation of fans with a newly revised cartoon series and toy/merchandise lines.  Currently, the turtles are still giving some shell to today’s youngsters in the wildly popular TMNT animated series on Nickelodeon. Fans of the original 80s/90s cartoon either like it, hate it, or hate that they like it. While the modern series looks a heck of a lot different from the original cartoon (and maybe for the better, classic 2D animation doesn’t quite hold up in retrospect) , it’s still pretty much the exact same product. Of, course, every generation is going to say their generation was the best, but hey, why not both?

In a move to bridge fans of the past and present together (or maybe just praying on nostalgia?) , Nickelodeon is doing something really fun – they’re crossing over the original animated series with the new one. (more…)

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Just the other day, it was reported that HBO would disallowing any advance screeners to press outlets, or anyone for that matter, for Game of Thrones Season 6. For those unaware, this is typically a tactic movie studios do when they’re not confident with their product and want to impede early negative press from the media. Never has this done by a TV Network – it’s unprecedented. And before you freak out, it has nothing to do with Season 6 sucking and everything to do with preventing spoilers. GoT is one, if not the highest, illegally downloaded TV series in history. With season 6 venturing into uncharted territory – going beyond the book series – the Network, cast, and creatives are trying their darnedest to keep a tight lid on things.

All the these efforts, and what happens? An actor goes and accidentally ruins things. (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: Ever wanted to sleep on a Snorlax? Now you can! [Bandai(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: Sexy female Shredder. [GAS] (more…)