Jason McAnelly

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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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Live-Action Flick Gets its Cast

- 04-24-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

jem and the holograms

It seems like only yesterday that we first heard the news that the powers-that-be were putting together a live-action version of the old 80s cartoon, Jem and the Holograms. Apparently, they’re in full force with this one, as they’ve already got a cast lined up. Read on find out who will be filling these cartoon shoes on the big screen. (more…)

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Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Picking Up Johansson and Nyong’o?

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

The Jungle Book (1967)

If you’ve been paying attention (and actually care), you may know that there are two new live-action Jungle Book movies in the making right now. One is being put together by Warner Bros. and the other by the almighty owner-of-everything, Disney. This news involves the Disney flick – The Jungle Book (the other one is minus the “the” in the title). The movie will be directed by Jon Favreau and has already cast the ever-in-demand Idris Elba and now it looks like two new big-name stars might be jumping on board – Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o. (more…)

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New ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ TV Spot – Here! Now!

- 04-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

sin city marv

It’s been a long time in the making, but finally we’re getting a chance to see more of what Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are bringing to us with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We’ve been waiting for ten damn years for this and we’ll have to wait until August to see the movie in full, but at least there’s something new for us to chew on. Check out the latest TV spot, complete with a pile of familiar faces and all the Sin City-esque cinematography that you could hope for. (more…)

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‘Star Wars VII’ Update – Casting, Shooting, Budgets, Release Dates and Lucas

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

star wars vii

It looks like a little more Star Wars: Episode VII news has come down from the official sources that live on Disney Mountain. This time we have an interview with the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn. In a recent talk with Bloomberg TV, he had a few things to say about the new franchise installment, including the casting, shooting locations, budgeting estimates, potential release date changes and George Lucas’ continued involvement with the Star Wars franchise. Read on for all the details. (more…)

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Cast Doing a Week-long Tour to Meet the Fans

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

x-men dofp cast

Sending cast and crew out to do the rounds to promote a new movie is nothing new. But it looks like the folks at 20th Century Fox are taking it to another level. Right after X-Men: Days of Future Past premieres in New York, a large number of famous faces will be heading out to do a world tour of X-Men premiere dates. Check out the announcement video below and try not to get too much of a nerd boner. (more…)

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The Beloved Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Fan Film – Watch It Here!

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

harley quinn

Where the big movie studios leave off, the fans take over. We’ve seen countless fan films hit the Interwebz over the years, some good, some not-so-good. But whether you like them or not, at least someone out there is putting a little effort into bringing the characters we know and love into their own live-action mini-flicks. The latest is a character that has been ignored by Big DC thus far – Harley Quinn. Check out the 7 minutes of video below and see what you think. (more…)

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Sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Begins Filming Soon

- 04-21-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

crouching tiger hidden dragon

Some may think that a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is unnecessary. Others may feel that it is long overdue. Whatever your opinions on the matter, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny will be coming to a theater near you. The latest news from this project is that filming will be starting up fairly soon. (more…)

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Wondercon Celebrates Batman’s 75th with ‘Batman Beyond’ Animated Short

- 04-20-14Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly


Batman is turning 75 this year and the folks at DC and Warner Bros. are doing their best to give us a little taste of all-things-Caped Crusader. The latest is another animated short, this one set within the world of Batman Beyond. It was released at Wondercon on Saturday the 19th, though it’s not likely to be the last of these little surprises. Check out just over a minute of Batman-y goodness courtesy of writer and artist, Darwyn Cooke. (more…)

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International Market Will See ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Before the US

- 04-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

batman superman

It’s nothing new that movie studios like to release their films early in many of the international markets. In fact, it’s almost a given that those in the UK and other select countries will see the big blockbuster flicks before we do. It looks like Warner Bros./DC is following the trend by reserving an early international release date for their upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick. (more…)

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‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards Talks New Incarnation and Realism

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly


The legacy of the almighty Godzilla is such that most hardcore fans keep our minds occupied by the lovable picture of a giant, rubber monster with a man lurking inside. Such was the Japanese way of creating their iconic bane of Tokyo. Now, however, things are a little bit different. The 2014 reboot of the classic lizard is stepping things up a bit and turning Godzilla into something a little more realistic. Will it work out? Listen to what director Gareth Edwards has to say on the matter in the video below. (more…)

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