Mark Poynter

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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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Director Bryan Singer Facing Sexual Abuse Charges: What You Need to Know

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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News broke today that director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is being accused of sexually abusing the then (1999), 17-year-old Michael F. Egan III, who waived his right to anonymity when filing charges Wednesday in Hawaii’s Federal court seeking unspecified damages. Click through for the available details. (more…)

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‘Star Wars VII’ Update: Have AT-ATs Attacked Abu Dhabi Set?

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s been an AT-AT sighting at the Abu Dhabi set of J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII and it looks like there’s been some trouble for Imperials on Tatooine. (more…)

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‘X-Men: DOFP’ – First Paquin’s Rogue is in, Then She’s Out, Now She’s Back in Again!

- 04-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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You might have missed it when, late last night, the last X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer hit the Internet. I have to admit I missed it, but then again, I never stay on a trailer once the credits start to roll. That’s where one eagle eyed fan saw Anna Paquin‘s name. Wait… didn’t director Bryan Singer say she was cut out of the movie? (more…)

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New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Promo Clip Features the Faces Behind the Characters

- 04-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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For those of you that ran to the bathroom, or to the fridge to grab another beer, when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went to commercial break last night, you might have missed this new television promo piece for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a nice little video with a message from each of the actors playing the main characters. (more…)

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13th ‘Friday the 13th’ Eyeing David Bruckner to Direct

- 04-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Paramount is said to be in talks with V/H/S director David Bruckner for the 13th installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, which predictably, and eerily, will hit theater screens on Friday, March 13th, 2015. Should Friday the 13th fans be excited, or fearful of another Jason in Space? (more…)

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Channing Tatum Won’t Stop Talking About Talking About Gambit Role

- 04-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Whenever Channing Tatum‘s name comes up around the Internet there’s sure to be some sparks flying. People either love him or hate him, both with equal passion. So there’s sure to be a lot of heated opinions out there when the rest of the Internet finds out that Channing Tatum has been having talks about the role of Gambit with X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner. (more…)

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Get a Close Look at the Unused Venom Suit From Sam Rami’s ‘Spider-Man 3′

- 04-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Even with the, much deserved, criticism that Sam Rami’s third foray into the movie world of Spider-Man gathers anytime someone mentions the movie on the Internet, the film did have some amazingly cool stuff in it. The problem was that there was just too much of everything, to many characters, too many villains, too much dancing dousche Peter Parker. Turns out, there was some amazing stuff created for the film that wasn’t used, like this Venom costume. (more…)

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Paul Bettany Dishes Vision ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Details

- 04-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While making the late night show rounds for Transcendence, Paul Bettany stopped by Jimmy Kimmel for a chat. There’s the usual banter and movie talk, but then Kimmel asked Bettany about his role as the Vision in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

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First Look at Micheal Bay’s ‘TMNT’ Reboot’s Splinter

- 04-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve finally gotten a glimpse what the Micheal Bay version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ sensei Splinter will look like. It’s not a full body you get to see everything, but you can get the idea along with what I’m guessing is Tony Shalhoub‘s voice doing the teaser’s voice over. (more…)

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New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Stills & Director James Gunn Talks Thanos & ‘Avengers 3′

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Thanks to director James Gunn, we’ve got some new stills from Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the latest look in prison garb. If that’s not enough, Gunn also has some words about Thanos and how he ties into Avengers 3. (more…)

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