Jason Tabrys

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Profile: Jason is still trying to rebuild his belief in humanity after the box office failure of Scott Pilgrim and he prays nightly to his dear and fluffy lord that his metachlorian rate will rise and allow him to become the bad-ass Jedi that he was born to be. Jason is the former editor of WeLoveCult.com and a contributor to VeryAware.com, ScreenInvasion.com, and us. He prefers that you love him from afar.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Veronica Mars’ is Addicted and Addictive

- 03-15-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Me and Veronica Mars used to be friends, a long time ago, but I… would be lying if I said that I hadn’t thought of her lately at all.

For the last year, the campaign has been the story. Rob Thomas did the impossible, resurrecting Veronica Mars – his long-cancelled and cult-adored teen-PI television series — with the help of series star Kristen Bell, the majority of the original cast, Warner Bros, and 91,585 fans on Kickstarter, who shelled out $5,702,153 (far exceeding the campaign’s $2 million dollar goal) to make this all happen.

In that time, some have debated the morality of what they perceive to be a big studio essentially begging for charity while fans of other shuttered TV shows swelled up with envy before pondering whether their beloved shows might return in the same magical way. Veronica Mars fans? They’ve been over in the corner plotzing and counting down the days until Veronica Mars: The Movie got its release date, rendering this glorious year of anticipation and all the frustrating and rumor filled years that preceded it as nothing more than prologue.

So, now that we’re here, where are we?  (more…)

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TAKE THIS WITH ALL THE SALT: Random Internet People Say that the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot is Coming Undone

- 03-14-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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The interweb denizens over at Hip Plasma Shedders (Bleeding Cool) have heard the winds whisper, and those winds (aka sources) are saying that the Fantastic Four reboot that FOX was planning may be in a state of distress with director Josh Trank on his way out the door and Simon Kinberg’s script on the way to the paper shredder. To make matters worse, the cast — which seemed set in stone weeks ago — may also be in flux, meaning that you might have blown a blood vessel over Kate Mara’s diminutive stature or peppered your anti-Michael B. Jordan rants with assurances that you aren’t a racist for no reason at all.

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‘Last of Us’ Movie on the Way

- 03-06-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Malformed freaks, the end of hope, and the beginning of desperation — that’s both the world that Neil Druckmann and the team over at Naughty Dog constructed with its beautiful and lush game, The Last of Us, and an accurate representation of past video game film adaptations, but now, Druckmann is going to take a stab at the impossible by turning The Last of Us into a movie.

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That Thing When Santa Claus Drinks Virgin Blood Out of an Elf’s Hollowed Out Skull

- 03-06-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Apparently, Tim Allen is part Viking.

According to Deadline, Sony has shelled out a million dollars to buy a script called Winter’s Knight from people who have never sold a script before. The script is an origin story about the fictional viking adventures of Santa Claus, as opposed to the very real, urine soaked adventures of a mall Santa Claus. The writer’s names are Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton and everyone else at Starbucks working on their shitty scripts can SUCK IT! (more…)

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Get Ready to Hold Onto Your Butts Tomorrow — The ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Trailer is on the Way!

- 03-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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It’s been a long and grueling wait, but it seems like we will finally get a chance to feast our eyes on the gritty and grey visual splendor that is the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For traier… tomorrow. (more…)

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The Ants Don’t Care

- 02-28-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Shia LaBeouf seems like a man who is running through the woods while on fire; his whole world building to an inferno as tears of flame trail behind him, igniting the brush. Maybe LaBeouf can’t see or sniff out the destruction with that bag on his head, but when he finally removes it after he’s done finding out what being on fire feels like, everything that he has made and been given may resemble a pile of ash because nothing is as flammable as fame.

This assumes, of course, that LaBeouf will remove that bag. That he will bounce back and not foul out of life as so many have before, but to assume that, we have to take a leap of faith that this all started out as a controlled burn and that LaBeouf didn’t spontaneously combust a few months ago when he released 50 unstoppable megatons of whatever-the-hell-this-is into the ether.

Personally, I don’t think that LaBeouf is crazy. I buy that this is some kind of bonkers artistic statement — from the anima of HowardCantour.com that he nicked from Daniel Clowes to the sky apology and this exhibition where he sat like the world’s most over-exposed Buckingham Palace Guard while people visually and verbally prodded at him as he unknowingly or un-caringly sat shiva over his career — but  I really don’t think it matters because weird is weird, this is unquestionably that and it has been judged as such by the masses. (more…)

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Stop Making Jason Mamoa Take His Shirt Off!

- 02-27-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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I’m fairly certain that Game of Thrones man-mountain Jason Mamoa’s pecks have their own SAG card, but the actor has revealed that he is, essentially, bored with the kind of roles that ask him to half disrobe and say few words.

In a new interview with Zap2It (and if you click that hyperlink, by golly, you can) Mamoa goes into detail about his push against typecasting and how it led to him turning down a chance to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. (more…)

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Bill Murray Owes You Nothing

- 02-25-14Featured, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Yesterday, Harold Ramis died. He was a brilliant comic mind, a gifted director, writer, and performer. Beyond his art, he was also a father, a husband, and a friend. Surely, this loss leaves a gaping hole in the lives of those most closely tied to him and his death makes many of us incredibly sad because we enjoyed so much of what he did.

There is an impulse to share that grief among like minded people. On Twitter, on Facebook, in articles like the one I wrote yesterday. That’s how people express themselves, and while the outpouring might be a comfort from afar to those people in his life, viewed out of the corner of a tear filled eye, make no mistake, our grief does not match theirs and it has zero right to intrude upon or judge it.  (more…)

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Harold Ramis Passes Away at Age 69

- 02-24-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Harold Ramis, the genius who wrote Animal House, Stripes, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, and Back to School, directing National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, and both writing and directing Caddyshack and Groundhog Day has died at the age of 69 following health woes that have plagued him since the start of this decade. (more…)

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Interview: Jimmy Palmiotti on DENVER, PAINKILLER JANE, and DC COMICS

- 02-20-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Jimmy Palmiotti is the co-creator of Painkiller Jane and the writer behind Harley Quinn, All-Star Western, and Batwing. Recently, Palmiotti announced that a Painkiller Jane feature film was in development off of a script that he co-wrote. His company, Paper Films, also embarked on their sixth Kickstarter campaign, successfully funding Denver – a post apocalyptic mature original graphic novel from Palmiotti, co-writer Justin Gray, and artist Pier Brito – in just six days.

In an exclusive interview with Nerd Bastards, Palmiotti takes us through some of Denver‘s details and explains why he chose Kickstarter over more traditional methods. Palmiotti also talks to us about the future of the Painkiller Jane comic at Icon, why the time was right for a film adaptation, his happy relationship with DC editorial and what he thinks about some of the public breaks from the company that others have experienced.  (more…)

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