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.

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The Crazy ‘Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Theory That Changes Everything

- 11-21-14Books, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


One of the interesting and fun things I love about fandoms is the periods between seasons and episodes when fans gather to discuss the series details, spin and speculate about why things happened, and what might possibly happen next. George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones has loads of fan interaction from both the book readers and the HBO television series watchers, often those fans being one and the same. Now we’d like to present you with one fan’s theory, feel free to insert “crazy” or the adjective of your choice in there, about everyone’s favorite wine drinking and whoring Lannister, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Prepare to have your Game of Thrones mind blown! (more…)

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Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer Search For ‘Patient Zero’

- 11-21-14Books, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Word has reached the Internet water cooler that Matt Smith (Doctor Who) has signed the dotted line to star alongside Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) in Stefan Ruzowitzky‘s Patient Zero, and surprisingly IT IS NOT based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Maberry. What role might Smith play and what the heck is Patient Zero about? (more…)

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Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casting Short List Might Surprise You

- 11-20-14Comics Posted by Mark Poynter


There are three new names in the mix for Netflix and Marvel‘s Luke Cage role. Cage will first be appearing in six or seven of the Jessica Jones episodes before taking the lead in his own 13 episode series. Who’s in the mix? (more…)

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GOTG (Guardians of the Galaxy) Gets The HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) Treatment & WCBH (We Couldn’t Be Happier)

- 11-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


I was oh-so tempted to write this entire post using just the first letter of each word and then put the entire thing in parentheses, but figured that was way too much work for joke that would probably have just fallen flat. Not just flat, but flat on my face on a concrete sidewalk bust my nose kinda flat. Those creative folks over at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) are at it again. This time around they’ve taken on James Gunn‘s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, or as I like to call it, Marvel’s-Screw-You-Hollywood-We’ll-Make-Any-Damn-Movie-We-Want-With-Obscure-Marvel-Characters-And-Make-A-Shit-Ton-At-The-Box-Office-While-Everyone-Else-Plays-Catch-Up. (more…)

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Disney’s Full Length Live Action ‘Cinderella’ Trailer Hits

- 11-19-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


It didn’t take long for Disney to follow-up their live action Cinderella teaser the other day with the full trailer. There’s a lot of acting talent involved in this latest incarnation that includes Lily James as Ella, Cate Blanchett as the evil Step Mother, Richard Madden as the Prince, and Helena Bonham Carter as her Fairy God Mother. How do you think this will do at the box office? (more…)

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That Lego Batman Movie? Will Feature ALL The Batman… Wait… Batmen?

- 11-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Warm up your best Batman Na-na-na-na-na-na voice because that Lego Batman spinoff movie isn’t just going to feature The Lego Movie Batman voiced by Will Arnett that everyone went head over heals for. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the two in charge of the Batman Lego spinoff have big plans for our favorite brick caped crusader. How big? (more…)

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Ghost-Busted: 2009 ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script Leaked

- 11-18-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


We’ve been Ghostbusters 3 hurt before. First there’s the rumor, then the inevitable comments from Dan Aykryod that it is happening and that is usually followed by the Bill Murray denials and balloon of hope popping statements. It’s been happening since 1989, so when word was going around in 2008 that we might finally see a Ghostbusters 3 movie, a lot of us just crossed our fingers and said a silent prayer. That time it seemed to have some legs, Sony confirmed that they had hired Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, writers for NBC‘s the Office to flesh out a Ghostbusters 3 script. What followed was classic Ghostbusters 3 drama that ended with no movie. What happened and where is the finished script? (more…)

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The ‘Frozen’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Musical Mashup You Didn’t Know You Were Waiting For

- 11-18-14Cartoons, Funny Videos, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Looking back on AMC‘s award winning Breaking Bad series, the only thing I regret not seeing is Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) singing. now we don’t have to imagine what it might have been like thanks to the folks over at Animeme and Toonocracy. They teamed up and produced this little animated video gem. (more…)

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Snoopy & The Red Baron Fly High In ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Trailer

- 11-18-14Cartoons, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


If you get violently angry when you see Christmas commercials and decorations before Thanksgiving, then you might want to just skip this new Christmas themed trailer for The Peanuts Movie that won’t be out until next year. If you can handle a little Christmas before Thanksgiving, then you should check this new trailer out. It looks like Blue Sky Studios has captured the spirit of Charles Schulz‘s much beloved Peanuts. (more…)

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Spider-Dad Swings In To Surprise Terminally Ill Son On His Fifth Birthday

- 11-17-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


While Kim Kardashian’s greased big butt, or at least all the photo shopped versions of it, might have broken the Internet last week, this story of a Hampshire, England father doing what he can to make his terminally ill son happy on his fifth birthday, truly deserves all the spotlight we can shine on it. Jayden Wilson was diagnosed with an inoperable Grade Four Brain Stem Tumor, the most aggressive type. The tumor was discovered during a CT Scan after Jayden had a fall in August. Doctors estimate that Jayden has a year to live. (more…)

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