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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Peter Jackson Announces New Subtitle of Last Hobbit Movie – ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

- 04-24-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Peter Jackson used Facebook to announce the official title of the third film in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. You can read his reasons in the Facebook post below. (more…)

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New International Trailer for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Hits the Internet

- 04-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The new International trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction is out featuring an introduction by Mark Wahlberg. Don’t be confused by Wahlberg calling the movie Transformers: Lost Age, that’s the title the film will go by in Japan, where this trailer is targeted. (more…)

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Animated ‘Chew’ Casts Steven Yeun & Felicia Day as Leads

- 04-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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John Layman’s award winning comic Chew is getting the animation treatment by director Jeff Krelitz (Torchwood: Web of Lies, Peter Panzerfaust) and they’ve cast Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) as the voices for detective Tony Chu and his girlfriend Amelia Mintz. (more…)

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Paul Anderson Begins Prepping ‘Resident Evil 6′ Script

- 04-22-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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Resident Evil fans already knew another movie was in the works, because love it or not, the Resident Evil movie franchise is a money-maker, and money makers get sequels. The good news is that the creative force behind the entire series of movies Paul Anderson, is still fully in charge of the script and about to get started on the yet unnamed Resident Evil 6 script. (more…)

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George R.R. Martin’s Thoughts on That Uncomfortable Scene from Last Week’s ‘Game of Thrones’

- 04-22-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last week’s episode of HBO and George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones had a controversial scene between Jaime and Cersei that had the Internet and Monday morning water-cooler conversation buzzing. Now George R.R. Martin has weighed in on the scene and the differences between the television show and the books it is inspired by. (more…)

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Teaser: How Fast Can I Watch 6 Seasons of ‘True Blood’?

- 04-21-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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I have to tell you right off the bat that I haven’t watched a single episode of True Blood. I know, I know, what the hell is wrong with me? It’s just that Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Big Bang Theory, and a whole lot of life got in the way. So you can imagine that when I had this teaser to cover, that I might be a little confused, but I’ve been confused before. (more…)

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New Action-Packed ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip From WonderCon

- 04-21-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There was a new Star Wars Rebels clip shown at WonderCon this weekend featuring the fast flying, quick shooting Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall, who introduces herself with this clip.

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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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