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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 when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines 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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It’s been 17 years since M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable quietly began building a cult following. The under the radar superhero movie is a classic look at the origins of both the hero and the villain with Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson delivering stellar performances as David Dunn and Elijah Price/Mr. Glass. Shyamalan did it again with James McAvoy in Split which connects with Unbreakable… opps… spoiler warning. You can check out Shyamalan’s twitter announcement below. (more…)

The rebooted Tick series starring Peter Serafinowicz is set to hit Amazon Prime this August 25th. If you haven’t already seen the pilot you can check it out here. The series has had a couple of updates since that pilot which includes the updated Tick suit pictured below. Check out the suit and the new teaser for the August 25th release of The Tick. (more…)

It’s been stressful for this NerdBastard today (My dog had to have surgery) and sometimes we all just need something to brighten our day. Surprisingly, this mashup of Stanley Kramer‘s It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World and George Miller‘s Mad Mad: Fury Road is just the thing to shine a little light and humor where needed. Vimeo user Monkey Blood had created an incredible trailer that needs to be seen. (more…)

If your Monday wasn’t already dark enough, this Marvel into DC trailer treatment for Guardians of the Galaxy should do the trick. It’s easy to imagine, can’t you just hear Jack Nicholson as Marvin Udall in As Good As It Gets saying, “I think of a movie, then I take away levity and whimsy.” Check out the trailer below, just hide any knives or sharp office instruments first. (more…)

Taika Waititi‘s  Thor: Ragnarok recently stormed the Internet with a new trailer that quickly shot the feature to the forefront of everyone’s minds as the trailer became the fasted viewed in the history of Marvel films. While everyone had questions, one that slipped many people’s minds, except those that are primarily comic book fans, why isn’t Jeff Goldblum‘s Grandmaster blue like in the comics? Waititi recently answered that question. (more…)

The special effects powers that be behind Deadpool 2 are wasting no time getting ready for production as they begin the process to transform Josh Brolin into Cable. Brolin shared two images on Instagram today that certainly show his commitment to the role. Sitting still for that kind of head cast is not easy. Brolin is no stranger to wearing prosthetics for a role, he wore Jonah Hex‘s scar quite well. Check out some of what he’s going through below. (more…)

The first teaser for Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Golden Circle has hit the Internet at breakneck speed. Seriously, when you go to watch the video for the second time, change the speed in the settings to .25 so you can at least see some of what is flashing before your eyes. There’s a full trailer’s worth of images to see in that 15-second teaser. Taron Egerton is back for more spy action. (more…)

While James Gunn didn’t pull a Picard yell, he did set the record straight on how many post credit scenes there are in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Check out his tweet below correcting a Screen Rant Tweet saying there are only four. Wait… only four, did we really just say that? It’s like the end of The Lord of the Rings series where there are four or five endings that keep leading to another ending. Everytime you got ready to get up it kept going and going. (more…)

The latest TellTale Game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series hits tomorrow and the new trailer for episode one is ready for your perusal. TellTale has been a fan favorite for their The Walking Dead series and Batman: The Telltale Series takes on the Marvel Universe pitting the Guardians of the Galaxy against Thanos. Check out the trailer and game play video after the jump. (more…)

While the cast and crew continue to work on the new series, CBS seems unable or unwilling to set another premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery. Mark DeBevoise, the CBS Interactive President and Chief Operating Officer when asked by Vulture if the show might premiere this fall said, We’re not stating. Should that make you worry about the new series? DeBevoise went on to perhaps try to sooth those nervous feelings and you can check out what he said below. (more…)