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Khalil Johnson

  • Profile: Khalil Johnson is a is a lifelong fan of comics, movies, and tv. After endlessy laking about them for years, decided to put his passion into practice as a writer. Little known fact: Khalil is who Jor-El named his son after, but Jor-El spelled the name wrong. In addition to handling his day job, Khalil is a contributing writer to NerdBastards and a few other places. Follow him on twitter @alilreview for the latest updates.

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Last week we were introduced to the new weird, world of American Gods. Much like the lead character Shadow Moon, we have no idea what the hell is going on. Fresh out of prison, Shadow was having pretty much the worst day ever. In addition to his wife dying, his finding out she died while giving fellatio to his best friend. The cherry on top, he’s now thrust into a world of Old Gods and New Gods as he is in the service of Old God leader, Mr. Wednesday. He’s already met Mad Sweeny, and unfortunately met the Technical Boy, who wasn’t keen on him getting involved in the affairs of the Old and New Gods, and has him hanged. We also got to meet Bilquis, who proceeded to show her powers by swallowing a man whole into her nether regions during her lovemaking. Needless to say, this is a weird and fun new show, and can only get weirder and more fun!

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New ‘Inhumans’ Teaser Teases A Coup D’etat

You might as well call this “Marvel Week.”

First, we got our first look at the Royal Family for the upcoming ABC Inhumans TV show that will first hit theaters for the first two episodes (thanks to a sweet deal Marvel, ABC, and Imax) and then afterward appear nightly on ABC this fall. Then we got a teaser for the upcoming Runaways TV show, that will premiere on Hulu next year. Then, we got a trailer for the new Defenders TV show premiering this summer on Netflix. The sweet cherry on top, was the release of Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters this premiering today. We here at Nerdbastards LOVED it.

But Marvel’s not done yet!

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Today’s been a pretty interesting day for Marvel Television. Earlier today, we got our first teaser for the Netflix “street shows” big crossover, The Defenders showcasing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as they team up to save New York. Well, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg as Marvel’s other upcoming streaming service show debuted a teaser as well.

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This week marks the Television premier of Neil Gaiman’s beloved series American Gods .

Let’s just preface that once again Bryan Fuller has delivered a unique, beautiful, and insane television show. The cinematography alone is worth the hour of your time as it’s visually intoxicating. The way the landscape, blood, and everything else just encapsulates you as you watch it, is just interesting and a great example of visually captivating. (more…)

You can’t look at the news without hearing about hacking. Let’s face it, we live in a digital world and as more and more information is in the cloud, the more it is susceptible to exploitation. Hell, there are those that think the most recent presidential election was hacked, so the idea is totally in the air. As our banks, our Facebook accounts, and everything else is vulnerable to hacking, so is the entertainment industry, and not just celebrities’ nudes. The most recent high-profile hacking done was when Sony was hacked, revealing all sorts of details about the movie studios. It looks like there’s a new hack, and this time, there are demands.

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In a Marvel film, you can always count on a few things. It’s going to be entertaining as hell, and there will no doubt be a Stan Lee cameo. Considered the godfather of Marvel (and comic books in general), Stan Lee is responsible for giving us most of the characters we hold dear to our hearts. Although the 94-year-old has since retired from his position at Marvel, he almost always has made cameos in the films based on his properties.

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The Live Action ‘Teen Titans’ Show Is A Go

While we have seen many cartoon iteration of the famed DC supergroup, The Teen Titans, we have yet to see a live action version of them. We’ve had the Cartoon Network’s kid-friendly version of the team, as well as countless direct to video movies released via On Demand and Blu-Ray. The Teen Titans have been going through development hell for quite some time. For the last four years, there have been numerous attempts to bring about a live-action version of them to television. We almost came close with a potential TNT series, but that fell through as well. However, good things come to those who wait.

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Star Wars

The Original Star Wars trilogy hold a special place in the hearts of many. A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, George Lucas gave us something new, creative, incredibly awesome. Star Wars revolutionized the modern day blockbuster. Hell, it even created the term as people lined up around blocks at movie theaters to see the film, literally “busting blocks” in anticipation of the movie.

In the early 90s, computer wizardry finally caught up with George’s original vision of the film. The Bearded One decided to do some edits to the film and include various shots that were technologically impossible when the original films were made. Hence, we got the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. Some fans liked it, other’s hated it with the vengeance of a thousand burning suns. Such controversial decisions like Greedo shooting first, additional dewbacks, the ice monster on Hoth’s arm cutting reaction, Max Rebo’s band number, and of course the change of the Ewok celebration complete with young Anakin’s ghost made many hardcore fans cringe. Fan have long wanted there to be a Blu-Ray release of the Original Trilogy to be released un-edited. Lucas has always said no as the film with the Special Edition changes are what his vision for Star Wars is.

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Fox’s paranormal show The X-Files has survived 3 presidential administrations and keeps on striving! The show surrounding agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigated “X-Files” for the FBI has spanned 9 seasons (more than 200 episodes) and two feature length films. The show recently returned for a limited-run 6-eipsode 10th season where it gained some impressive ratings as Mulder and Scully returned to investigate the paranormal. Bottom line, the show still have fans who “want to believe.” It’s almost a no-brainer that the show would once again return for an 11th season.

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Marvel Studios had a busy day today!

Guardians of the Galaxy just about ready to hit theaters, and has been getting some great first reactions by some critics. Kevin Feige decided to let the floodgates open and hosted an Open House at the Disney lot in Burbank. There, members of the press were treated to all sorts of details for the upcoming Phase 3 films including Black Panther, Antman and The Wasp, and Captain Marvel.

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