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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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The cast and crew of Jumanji seem to be having a good time in the jungle, posting pictures and videos to social media. Dwayne Johnson is as ever, the social media darling, the guy just gets it. Jack Black isn’t one to take a back seat so he’s upped his game by simply eating lunch. Check out both videos below. (more…)

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Apparently there has been a little Internet controversy going on about what Karen Gillan is wearing in the on set Jumanji picture that Kevin Hart posted a few days ago. While her co-stars Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Jack Black are appropriately clothed for a jungle expedition, many had issues with Gillan’s more skin than clothing attire. Enough it seems to warrant a response from Gillan. (more…)

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Fans are still a little apprehensive about the Jumanji sequel starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and it’s hard not to blame them for those feelings. Would Johnson and Hart turn a much beloved movie into something that didn’t honor the original? Hart posted the first on set image to Instagram late last night. Take a look at Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black in Jumanji jungle costume. (more…)

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Take two of the hottest stars in Hollywood, put them together in a big Sci-Fi/Romcom/Action/Adventure December movie with a talented director and you’ve got box office gold. That’s what Sony is banking on this Christmas movie season when Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence pop onto the big screen in director Morton Tyldum‘s (The Imitation Game) Passengers. Now we’ve finally got the first trailer and it looks incredible. Pratt and Lawrence already set the expectation bar high, but throw in the scifi setting and a robotic bartender and you can call it a day. (more…)

 

Supergirl has made the move from CBS to The CW and the second season looks to be action packed as her more famous cousin comes calling on the premiere on October 10th. There are a ton of new characters and don’t forget that Barry Allen, the Flash has changed everything and his actions might just bleed into the other CW superhero shows. Check out the trailer below and catch up on where the series stands with a series synopsis. (more…)

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We’ve all heard the stories of Pokemon Go players so oblivious to the world around them while playing the game, walking into traffic, heck some even playing while they are driving! Now there’s video of another Pokemon Go player, Twitch streamer Rickybot, in New York Central Park alone, in the dark, playing and streaming Pokemon Go. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything and you can see it on video because Rickybot was streaming at the time. (more…)

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Sweet Christmas, there’s less than a month until New York Comic Con kicks off and we’re starting to see some of panel schedules that will be held during that fun-filled weekend. Marvel has released its schedule for appearances of the television side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the first look at the Netflix series Iron Fist! What other series will be there? (more…)

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While in some cases no news might be good news, a lot of the time some news is not great news. Fans of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi‘s What We Do In The Shadows were ecstatic when word started making the Internet rounds about a sequel/spinoff that would feature the We’re not Swear-wolves gang of werewolves in their own film. Now Waititi has given another update on the project, but it’s not what most WWDIS fans might want to hear. (more…)

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CBS recently announced a change to the release date for their new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. The pilot episode, which was slated to hit television screens in January of 2017 and then continue the series exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS streaming service, will now be beamed back until May 2017. Why the change, should fans be worried that the Tribbles are breeding? (more…)