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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Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot has been a symphony of Hollywood blunders: production problems, fan backlash, and the studio’s inability to properly respond to or market the movie to fans has put a bad taste in just about everyone’s mouth. What’s interesting is that a simple cross promotion video from Movietickets.com handles the marketing of the movie better than those tasked with the job at Fox. (more…)

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Even if you were a fan of the book and KNOW that the movie didn’t do Max Brooks‘ book justice, you can admit that Brad Pitt‘s World War Z movie isn’t a bad zombie flick. It’s just not the World War Z movie that everyone who read the book wanted it to be. Before the movie hit theaters back in 2003, after numerous re-shoots and rumors flying around about the problems during production, an already in pre-production sequel was quietly shut down and squashed. Then the movie killed at the box office bringing in over $540 million world-wide on a $150 million dollar budget. Those kinds of numbers always makes the suits salivate so the sequel was back on, but without an actual release date. Now that’s all changed. (more…)

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There’s a curious phenomenon occurring with Marvel Comics Merchandise these days. Classic characters are disappearing from classic scenes, characters that just happen to belong to the FOX studio superhero movie portfolio. That’s right, not only did Marvel cancel the Fantastic Four comic, now it seems that the characters FOX owns the movie rights to are now being actively removed from Marvel Merchandise like the shirt above. (more…)

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has kicked off their LEGO Dimensions marketing campaign with a blast from our Nerdy past. That’s right, everyone’s favorite time traveling scientist inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) from Back to the Future is smack dab in the middle of the LEGO Dimensions mix. What happens when Doc Brown receives a mysterious glowing box? (more…)

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There’s more sidelines video coming out of Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: Civil War set, this time around we’ve got Cap (Chris Evans) and Crossbones (Frank Grillo) going toe to toe in an open air market. IF the Russo brothers take this one to the next level after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then we’re in for a hell of a ride! (more…)