Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and U.S. television with three channels and bunny ears. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines and Monday morning quarterbacking suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

Author Archive

youtube_hunger-games-mj

It’s not as if we weren’t expecting it, how could Screen Junkies resist such low hanging fruit? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was just begging for it and Honest Trailers gives it the shot to the knee that the franchise deserved for splitting up that last book. The shortest book in the series. So grab your favorite snack and weapon and hit the play button. (more…)

avenposter33

The hype leading up to the May 1st release of Avengers: Age of Ultron has been building steadily since the first footage of pitch-perfect James Spader‘s Ultron was shown last year. It’s no surprise really, considering the phenomenal, well-deserved success of Joss Whedon‘s first crack at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Still, with the exhilarating footage they’ve already shown us, it’s great to see that Marvel wasn’t content to just sit on their cash-stained hands and phone it in for the inevitably colossal sequel. To further pump us up for the new trailer’s release on Thursday during the premier of ABC‘s American Crime, those sly costumed bastards over at camp Marvel snuck a few exciting pieces of new footage into a brief teaser for us.
(more…)

jackman wolverine 8 06may09

While Hugh Jackman does the Publicity Shuffle for Neill Blomkamp‘s new movie Chappie, It’s a given that he’ll also field some questions about Wolverine, the X-Men, and other superhero related movie news. This time around Yahoo! Movies and MTV News hit Jackman with some questions about the possibilities of Wolverine and Deadpool sharing some big screen time and if he thinks we’ll ever get an X-Men/Avengers Crossover movie. (more…)

rdjcontest

Early last week Robert Downey Jr. posted the new Iron Man Character poster for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age Of Ultron and teased us that there would be a big announcement to follow. A lot of people thought it might be a new Avengers trailer, or perhaps some news about where Spider-man will make his MCU appearance. Well, now we know what that big announcement is and who wouldn’t want to win  a day with RDJ. (more…)

walkfeat

Nerd Bastards writer Regina Lizik usually does the weekly The Walking Dead write-up, but she’s out this week so I’m filling in. This week’s episode is called Remember. What exactly are our merry band of survivors supposed to be remembering? Before we get into that, I’d like to take a moment to remember an important cast member during the last few seasons that came to an untimely end tonight. Yes, another unsung cast member bit the dust, cut down in the prime of their life, and we watched their life slowly drain away. So consider this your one and only SPOILER WARNING. You click-through and it’s all on you. (more…)

Q6P2m2I

Cryptic Studios, the creative group that runs Star Trek Online has announced the addition of an in-game memorial to both Spock and Leonard Nimoy. It’s being reported that throughout yesterday, about 1000 players traveled to the planet Vulcan in-game to pay their respects in an impromptu memorial service around the Fountain on Vulcan. (more…)

avengersageofult

Robert Downey Jr. started off the week with a look at the new Iron Man character poster from Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, then Mark Ruffalo tweeted out the Hulk’s. Samuel L. Jackson picked up the ball today and tweeted out three new Character posters, Nick Fury, Thor, and the Black Widow. All this is leading to something in a few days, what could it be? (more…)

Official Star Trek Convention - Day 3

We’re all saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier today. It will take some time for most of us to fully process his loss. People all over the world are responding to his passing in tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media. Take a look and then tell us one of your favorite Nimoy moments in film, television, convention appearances, or just that random encounter you had with Nimoy one day. (more…)

PRPoster-720x357

Unless you’re Amish, live in a cave without WiFi, or were lost at sea the last couple of days, you might have an acceptable reason for not watching the Power Rangers fan film Power/Ranger that swept the Internet earlier this week. The darker, highly polished, and much more mature look at the Power Rangers had many folks clamoring for more. Of course everyone wanted to know what the original Power Rangers thought about the fan film, and three have made comments or posts. More importantly, Saban, holder of the Power Ranger rights have taken a dim view of this particular Power Rangers fan film and turned all their legal might toward removing the film first from Vimeo (The NSFW boobie version), and then, (The totally safe for anywhere version) from YouTube. What might this mean for Fan film’s in general? (more…)