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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DC Rumormill – Another Super-Team Movie in the Works

- 09-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It wasn’t too long ago that DC and Warner Bros. announced the release dates for several upcoming projects. We know what some of these are, while others still remain a mystery. Now, it appears as if the Internet has provided us with the name of yet one more super-themed movie – Suicide Squad. (more…)

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Neil Gaiman’s Vision of Satan Coming to Fox TV

- 09-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some may be disappointed that Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series isn’t getting a proper television series (instead being regulated to a 2-hour movie), but it looks like one of Morpheus’ co-stars is getting to move to the small screen instead. You may remember him from the ‘Season of Mists’ story arc (Sandman issues #21-28), though he has been present within the DC universe in one form or another since as far back as the early 60s. His name is Lucifer and this fallen angel is now the subject of a new pilot being produced for Fox. (more…)

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What Would ‘Star Wars’ Have Been Like Without John Williams?

- 09-12-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sometimes people don’t recognize exactly how much a great movie score affects the way you see a flick on a profound level. The best musical compilations are remembered for years even if they’re not necessarily the main thing that audiences are concentrating on while they view a film. In the world of awesome movie scores, John Williams’ name stands high above most of the others. Now imagine if the world we lived in had no John Williams… Imagine Star Wars without the epic music. How would that look? Scroll on to check out just one scene from A New Hope that has been stripped of Williams’ brilliant influence (courtesy of the Auralnauts). (more…)

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Internet People Claim to Know ‘Rambo V’ Title

- 09-11-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s the age of the elderly action star, it seems. We’ve already seen three installments in the Expendables franchise, Arnie “The Governator” Schwarzenegger is returning to do more Terminator movies and now, as if on cue, Sylvester Stallone wants to make another Rambo flick. It was announced back in June that Stallone was writing up a fifth movie in the franchise and now, if the rumors are true, there’s a title as well. Read on for all the eye-rolling news. (more…)

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Is ‘Honest Trailers’ Becoming the Litmus Test for Movie Writers?

- 09-08-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Most out there have witnessed the critical tirade that is Honest Trailers. Brought to the world by Screen Junkies, this amusing series of YouTube videos takes the movies that we all know and love (and sometimes hate with a passion) and tear them into little pieces for all the stupid crap that the writers, producers and directors decided would make good cinema. And it appears as if the Screen Junkies crew has now achieved some sort of real power within the industry, for Anthony and Joe Russo are citing Honest Trailers as their litmus test when they co-wrote Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (more…)

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Prepare to Vomit – ‘Batman’ 4D Roller Coaster Promises a Stomach-Churning Journey

- 09-03-14Comics, Cool Stuff Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Thrill-ride amusement parks are always working to one-up each other by creating the biggest and baddest rides that they can imagine. Back in the day, roller coasters used to go straight with a few ups and downs in the mix. Then they started going straight down. Then they started going upside down, backwards, sideways and traveling through time (okay, so maybe that last one is a lie). The latest creation slated to hit Six Flags San Antonio, however, takes the entire thrill ride experience into the “fourth” dimension and uses the Batman franchise to do it. Check out this video and see what you think of the Batman 4D Roller Coaster madness. (more…)

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Watch ‘Loki: The Movie’! Here! Now! Well, Sort of…

- 09-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s no secret that Tom Hiddleston stole the show when he first appeared in the Thor movie. While we were all there to see the titular character throw his hammer around and smash some bad guys, when we left the theater it was Loki whom we had fond memories of. Hiddleston pulled it off in spades and is now one of the most-loved Marvel characters to have ever graced the big screen. People have been clamoring for the character to get his own solo flick and, while that’s not likely to happen until Marvel runs out of heroes to pimp, one fan made his very own Loki-centric flick. Sort of… He actually just spliced all of the Loki bits from the movies he’s already been in together. But the end result is pretty cool (and a whopping 2 hours and 15 minutes long!). Scroll on to check it out Loki: Brother of Thor. (more…)

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The Angry Birds ‘Transformers’ Cartoon You Never Knew You Needed

- 09-01-14TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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I’ve steered clear of the Angry Birds franchise as a matter of principal (and because my cell phone is from the late 90s), but even I have to admit that mashing up this group of irate avians with The Transformers is a pretty clever idea. Scroll on to check out the VHS-rip-styled trailer for this upcoming cartoon and see what you think of it. (more…)

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Watch This Video! Karen Gillan Undergoes the Head Shaving for ‘GotG’ Nebula Role

- 09-01-14Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason McAnelly

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There are actors and actresses, and then there are hardcore actors and actresses that will do pretty much anything in pursuit of perfecting their roles. Robert de Niro put on a ton of weight for Raging Bull, Christian Bale turned into a skeleton for The Machinist and Karen Gillan sacrificed a beautiful head of hair in order to play the role of the bald Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What’s more, she recorded the entire process of losing her ginger mane. Check out the video below and share a little of Gillan’s pain. (more…)

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Watch This Video! – “Fake” Geek Guy Called Out By “Real” Geek Girl

- 09-01-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone who’s immersed in the geek culture knows that there’s a certain amount of resentment that comes from the male geek community toward geeky girls. Nerdy dudes let loose with cries of “Fake!” at the drop of a hat, often so ignorant of the person in question that they don’t even know her name, let alone what her story is. Now here’s a video that puts the shoe on the other foot, at least for a couple of minutes. Ladies, enjoy this investigative look at the world of fake geek guys. (more…)

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