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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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Yesterday Guillermo Del Torro tweeted out a challenge to Hellboy fans, did they wanted to see Hellboy IIIand could they get over 100K votes in 24 hours. If both happened, then Del Torro promised to have sit-down meetings with the Ron Perlman (Hellboy actor) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy creator) about Hellboy III. As one would expect, fans picked up that challenge and ran with it easily making the 24-hour deadline. Here’s how it played out on Twitter last night. (more…)

Fans will have to wait longer for CBS‘s return to Star Trek on the small screen. Star Trek: Discovery won’t make the scheduled May premiere date. Reasons for the delay are not detailed, just the usual “What’s best for the series” vagueness. Star Trek: Discovery did cast an interesting and long time Star Trek character, Spock’s father Sarek. (more…)

While Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds didn’t pick up wins at the Golden Globes, the nominations started some serious conversations about where superhero movies, truly excellent superhero movies (Think Dark Knight/Deadpool) belong when it comes to Hollywood awards. The Golden Globe nominations also kicked up discussions about possible Oscar nominations that began as humorous promoting and morphed into something much more serious. Reynolds is now promising a ” f—ing crazy reaction video” if Deadpool gets the Oscar Nom. (more…)

While we’ve all been told to Let the Wookie win, because he’ll rip your arm off, we’ve only had Han Solo’s warning as proof. Now, thanks to some unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can rest assured that Han Solo’s dire prediction of amputation was quite correct as Unkar Plutt (Simon Peg) finds out that Poking a Wookie needs to be added to the Let the Wookie win list. (more…)

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While it may have been a joke last year when Deadpool wasn’t even eligible for an Oscar nod, this year the possibility of Deadpool receiving multiple Oscar nominations isn’t a joking matter and Ryan Reynolds is ready to do what it takes to make things happen. He’s just released a new For Your Consideration Video and sent personally signed letters in screener packages to Oscar nominators. Check those out below. (more…)

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Netflix is bringing Kevin BrooksiBoy to television with fan favorite Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who) and Bill Milner (Son of Rambo). When Tom, played by Milner is shot by some neighborhood gang members he gets shards of his smartphone lodged in his brain. Suddenly, things aren’t the same as Tom begins seeing things and doing even more incredible things with electronics. Check out the trailer for the movie that hits Netflix January 27th. (more…)

If you’re a gamer you might recognize the name Tomasz Bagiński, he did the animated intros for The Witcher 2 & 3 video game series. Imagine our surprise to find out he’s also done some incredible short films based on Slavic legends. These aren’t just good, these are, “Someone call Netflix and get this guy a season on Black Mirror!” good. If you’re having a hard week and need something to get you over the hump, these shorts are just the ticket to get you back on track. Check them out below. (more…)

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While everyone knew that Avengers: Infinity War would be packed with superheroes, there was also some doubt about which might actually make the cut. Tom Holland‘s new Spider-Man being one of the big questions. Would Sony and Marvel continue to share their Spider-Man toys with each other? Now we have confirmation from Tom Holland himself that Spider-Man will be part of one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time. (more…)

Netflix‘s new series Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events will be binge-able this coming Friday on January 13th. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, and Malina Weissman, who you might recognize as a young Kara from Supergirl. In this latest promotional video Warburton as Lemony Snicket explains just how unfortunate all those occurrences are to the Baudelaire family tree. (more…)