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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Chris Pratt Surprises Theater Full Of Kids At Special ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Screening

- 07-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There are train wreck celebrities, and then there are celebrities who get it. Chris Pratt is certainly positioning himself to be one of those celebrities who get it. Those that handle their fame and their interactions with fans in such a way that only make us love them more. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that Robert Downey Jr. is conducting some secret Marvel Celebrities Camp. Pratt recently exhibited this lovable celebrity trend when he surprised a theater full of kids at a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for Variety, the Children’s Charity of New York, and Children of Promise. It must have been a magical evening for those kids. (more…)

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Wildcat Is The Latest DC Comics Character To Join the ‘Arrow’ Crew

- 07-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought season three of CW‘s Arrow would be full enough with the likes of Ras al Ghul, word is making the Internet rounds that Arrow has added a new superhero to its ranks with the casting of J. R. Ramirez (Emily Richards, MD) as Wildcat. What’s this mean for the show? (more…)

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SDCC14: Those Fabulous Batman Capes & Cowls You Might Have Missed

- 07-29-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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We all got excited to see the Cape and Cowl that Ben Affleck will be wearing in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice when SDCC14 opened last Thursday. What a lot of us overlooked were that other Batman Capes and Cowls from DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Vice Magazine‘s twenty artist Cape/Cowl/Create event promoting the soon to be released Batman: Arkham Knight video game. (more…)

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Holy Chinichangas!!! ‘Deadpool’ Movie Test Footage

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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A little over two years ago, back in 2012, Deadpool creator Rob Leifeld hinted to fans that there was test footage made for an “R” rated Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds. He described the footage, but no one really knew if he was telling the truth, or just pulling our collective legs. Now we know! Watch it quick before FOX or Marvel get it taken down! (more…)

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All The ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Props From SDCC14

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There was so much information pouring out of SDCC14 this year that it was hard to keep up with even the big announcements let alone all the smaller sometimes much cooler things that people who attended the convention saw. In the next couple of days we’ll be picking up the pieces and bringing you some of those items that might have flown below your SDCC14 radar. First up is all those Marvel-ous props from Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

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SDCC14: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ Teaser – Katniss Is All In

- 07-28-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’re finally getting closer to a full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Although physically battered and emotionally exhausted by her latest trip into The Hunger Games Arena, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is back in action and ready or not, has to be the face of the rebellion against District One. Hopefully the first full trailer will hit the Internet sometime early next week. Until then, you’ll have to scratch that Hunger Games itch with this teaser. (more…)

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SDCC14: Marvel Hall H Panel ‘Ant-Man’ Details/Footage Description [UPDATED W/ Panel Video]

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Wow, the Marvel SDCC14 Hall H Panel might have started ten minutes late, but it’s certainly rolling along fast and furious with celebrities, clips, movie news, and all kinds of fun stuff. Here’s what we’ve found out so far about Ant-Man. (more…)

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SDCC14 ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interview Roundup: Spader, Hemsworth, Evans, Bettany, Ruffalo, Downey Jr, Renner, Smulders, & Jackson

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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This SDCC14 has been a whirlwind of Nerdy News and although many might argue that it’s not the number one SDCC event, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron is bringing all kinds of fun news to the weekend. This time around we’ve got video interviews with just about the entire cast. All the big hitters are here, Downey Jr, Ruffalo, Jackson, all the major characters along with a new comer to the set that has been in every Iron Man and Avengers movie, J.A.R.V.I.S. Paul Bettany. Find out what he thinks about his transformation into the Vision and MOAR!!! (more…)

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New ‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 Teaser – ‘Listen’

- 07-26-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Doctor Who skipped SDCC14 this year, they’re too busy planning their world tour to attend, but that doesn’t mean they’re keeping quiet. The BBC has just released this teaser for the eighth season of Doctor Who. What’s the good Doctor (Peter Capaldi) have to say? You’ll have to listen to find out! (more…)

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SDCC14 Panels: ‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Arrow’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Panel Videos

- 07-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The full video of some of the major SDCC14 panels are starting to hit the Internet and these you can actually see and hear what everyone’s saying! This time around we’ve got the panels from The Walking Dead, Arrow, and Game of Thrones. (more…)

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