Jason McAnelly

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Profile: Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you.

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Has Marvel Finally Found Their ‘Doctor Strange’?

- 08-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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So many rumors. So… many… rumors. With Marvel’s Doctor Strange being one of the next big productions on the list (and a possible franchise replacement for the popular Iron Man), speculation on who will play the epic, magic-wielding Doctor has been rampant. Now, it seems as if some of those casting rumors were more than just rumors, for the Internet is claiming that none-other-than the three time Oscar-nominated Joaquin Phoenix is in final talks to don the garb of Stephen Strange. (more…)

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is Exactly What You Think It Is – Atmospheric, Violent & Eva Green’s Boobs

- 08-22-14Comics, Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jason McAnelly

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After the masterpiece that was the first Sin City, it was hard to imagine that even the original team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller would be able to top it. And, unfortunately, they didn’t. Nope. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not as cool as the first movie was. What it is, however, is a nice return to the Sin City world that presents us with three new stories, two of which blew me away. Read on for a more detailed report on what to expect from the movie. Warning! Some spoilers may leak through the cracks. If you’re worried about that, you might want to see the movie before you read a review. (more…)

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Check Out the Trailer for ‘DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four’

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Long before Tim Story brought his mediocre vision of The Fantastic Four to the big screen, there was a man with a different sort of vision. That man is Roger Corman and he had, back in 1994, designs to produce his own Fantastic Four movie. That movie was eventually scraped and put into a dark warehouse somewhere to be forgotten, but the fascination with it continues to this very day. Hence the arrival of a documentary called DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four. Now you can check out a 3 ½ minute sneak peek of this documentary below. (more…)

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Does ‘Batman v Superman’ Have a Flash in the Mix?

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been adding DC heroes left and right. The two titular characters are being accompanied by everyone from Wonder Woman to Cyborg, though how much of a role any given character will play remains to be seen. Now, the mysterious casting of actor Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo) may have just been spoiled and, you guessed it, he’s yet another face from the Justice League roster. Scroll on for all the rumory goodness. (more…)

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ – Cool Turtles, Faltering Script

- 08-08-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jason McAnelly

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I go into the argument of the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. the new movie as a neutral party. Yes, I grew up on the late-80s/early-90s television series and yes, I enjoyed watching it. I also remember the movie from 1990 and the rather unfortunate sequel that followed in 1991. Looking back upon these, however, I find little redeeming value other than the vague tickling of my childhood memories. I’m an original TMNT comic book kinda guy and will remain so forever. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Michael Bay-produced and Jonathan Liebsman-directed 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and actually found myself having a good time. Wonder why? Read on for the review. (more…)

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‘Batman v Superman’ Bringing a New Kind of Batman to the Big Screen?

- 08-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone that knows who Batman is should know the origin of this iconic character. We all know that he lost his parents and went a bit batty (badda-bing!) and then started defending Gotham against the bad guys. And as far as we know, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be keeping all this back-story intact. What they may be changing up, however, might piss more than a few people off. Scroll on for the latest rumors regarding how the character of Batman might differ from his comic book counterpart. (more…)

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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Rumormill – Female Spidey Movie and Venom Movie Has a Title (Maybe)

- 08-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

spider-man venom

Sony’s making moves to get their Spider-Man ball rolling so they can perhaps catch up with some of the bigger players in the comic book movie game. They’ve got plans for a Sinister Six flick, a third (and fourth and fifth…) Amazing Spider-Man film and there are several other spin-off movies in the works. Today we here at Nerd Bastards bring you a couple of tidbits concerning how Sony’s franchise is doing. Hear the latest rumors about a 2017 female-centric Spidey movie and the title of the upcoming Venom-themed movie. (more…)

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Bruce Campbell to Star In ‘Evil Dead’ TV Series?

- 07-28-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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EDITORS NOTE: Story updated from 1/25/14. Original article carries on below.

Fans of the Evil Dead franchise we’re surprised when Bruce Campbell, Rob Tapert and his brother Ivan Raimi announced at San Diego Comic Con that a Evil Dead TV series was in the works (see below).  As if that wasn’t exciting enough, a recent tweet by Bruce “The Chin” Campbell has implied he will not just be involved in the series, but actually be starring in it, reprising his role as Ash Williams.

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SDCC14: Check Out the Hot New ‘Flash’ Promo Spot

- 07-27-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

the flash

If it’s one thing that SDCC has been rife with, it’s footage from upcoming movies and television shows. One show that didn’t get left out is CW’s upcoming Flash series. They let loose with a promo spot that, while it has little to do with the actual plot of the series, is still a bit of fun none-the-less. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)

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SDCC14: Coolest Thing EVER – Adult Swim Drops Trailer for Mike Tyson Cartoon

- 07-27-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

mike tyson mysteries

Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson is an American icon that has wormed his way into our culture and will likely stay there for centuries to come. This time around, he’ll be playing himself. Or rather he’ll be voicing himself on a new Adult Swim cartoon entitled Mike Tyson Mysteries. It’s basically like a bastard combination of Scooby Doo, The Venture Brothers and… well, just watch the trailer that they unveiled at SDCC for yourself and you’ll see. (more…)

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