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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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If you’ve somehow managed to not hear about Marvel‘s big secret Captain America Spoiler that fired up the Internet yesterday, then we hoped you enjoyed your cave spelunking adventure, because everyone else heard about it, even the Amish. There was no escaping it. We won’t actually talk about specifics until after the jump, but we do have Chris Evans, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Captain America’s response to the whole thing. (more…)

 

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There are some new rumors floating around the Internet about Hugh Jackman‘s last run at Wolverine. We’ve already heard that Wolverine 3 will be “R” rated, include Patrick Stewart‘s Professor X, and be set in the future drawing heavily on the Old Man Logan story line. This latest bit comes from the Nerdist, reporting a source close to the production, that Wolverine will be facing not just Boyd Holbrook‘s as yet un-named original villain, but a number of familiar Wolverine adversaries.

*Potential Spoilers Ahead

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Finding Dory is certain to make a bunch of cash, while it’s been thirteen years since Finding Nemo raked in just under a billion dollars at the box office, parents will be flocking to theaters with their young ones in tow for the sequel. Throw in the popular day time host Ellen DeGeneres and this movie pretty much markets itself. There’s a new trailer out and you can check it out below. (more…)

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Back in 2012, Netflix and Disney were deep into talks for a deal that would allow Netflix to exclusively stream all Disney films, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, you name it, if it’s a Disney owned film, Netflix would have it exclusively. The deal went through and will take effect this September. Now Netflix will still have to wait until after the Blu-Ray/DVD release dates for new movies, but Netflix won’t have to wait until after the premium channels (HBO, Starz, ETC…) air the movies, nope, Netflix will start streaming those Disney movies at the same time. Throw in Netflix’s original programing and the networks and cable television should be a little worried. (more…)

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Emma Watson‘s return to film out of her semi-retirement finds her entering strange dark castles and taming wild beasts. This new teaser for the live action Beauty and the Beast sets the mood as Belle finds and enters the seemingly abandoned home. The talented ensemble cast includes Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Ian McKellen (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), and Stanley Tucci (Cadenza). (more…)

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This trailer won’t change the minds of many old school Ghostbusters fans, but if this latest International trailer had been the first Ghostbusters Reboot trailer anyone saw, we might have avoided a lot of the band wagon hating that went on. The first trailers were awful, the jokes didn’t fall, the pacing was erratic, and again the jokes were just off. Paul Feig might have had a chance if he’d cut this trailer in the first place. The Question is, did Paul Feig cut this trailer? (more…)

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The trailer for NBC‘s new DC non-super-powered-super-hero series Powerless has hit the Internet. Probably a good idea to check it out quick as it is likely to be pulled down as soon as NBC’s lawyers get the call, or maybe after the pilot airs, you be the judge. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the series focuses on an insurance company that handles many of the claims after those epic and not so epic superhero battles. (more…)

Another fan favorite has tossed his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable Ring, or rather Ron Perlman has tossed his hair into the ring. The Deadpool team has done quite well in casting and marketing Deadpool and fans are expecting no let up from the sequel expected sometime in 2017. The casting of Cable, who was announced as a character for the sequel in the post credits scene in Deadpool is a hot topic across the Internet with fans and actors alike throwing out names to play the man from the future. Click through to see Ron Perlman’s pitch to don the cybernetic arm. (more…)

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NBC has cut a check for Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan‘s (The Shield) time travel series Timeless. We’ve got the trailer for the new series and it looks interesting. Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful) stars along with Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker). Are you ready for more Time jumping adventure? (more…)

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Reboots and Re-Imaginings are the new bread and butter of the Studios and Networks. Grab up the rights to an old favorite, chain a couple of writers into a room and don’t feed them until they come out with a new look for an old show that trades heavily on the old shows reputation. More often than not, those writers make changes, some small, some big, change a gender here, slip a new character there, update to make sense in a world with cell phones, the usual stuff. Most of the time, if the production can capture the true feeling of the original without morphing it into something unrecognizable, the reboot/re-imagining can make a few bucks. If the studio or network doesn’t hit the mark, the failures are spectacular. That leads us to the Lethal Weapon television series on FOX which, after watching this new trailer, doesn’t try to blaze new territory or change everything, but sticks to what made the original so much fun in the early stages of the franchise. (more…)