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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Continuing the gear up for SDCC 2015 Starz‘s Ash vs Evil Dead has released two more production stills featuring the famous Chainsaw and Ash’s sweet ride, the 1973 Delta 88. With the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not be presenting any new footage or a second trailer, this makes me wonder if some of the smaller panels might try to take advantage of that opening. Could we see some footage from the new series? (more…)

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In movie news that makes you say WTFDUDE, Sunn Classic Pictures continues to plod along in their efforts to reboot the 1983 movie telling of Stephen King‘s Cujo. The original was a tense thriller pitting Dee Wallace, who through the film becomes that strong female lead that everyone these days is looking for, against the terror of Cujo, a massive dog with Rabies turned vicious. Such a simple, yet powerful idea. Wanna know how they’re gonna screw it up? (more…)

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He’s everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth and now he’s taken the first shot at conquering SDCC 2015 with his cover shot on Entertainment Weekly‘s Special SDCC 2015 edition. I predict that Deadpool will be breaking the fourth wall at SDCC this year and might just surprise a few Hollywood folks by knocking more than one upcoming superhero film right off their pedestals and onto their butts. Check out the full cover after the jump. (more…)

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While she may have been an Internet front-runner for the directing job for Marvel‘s upcoming Black Panther in 2018, over the weekend, Ava DuVernay (Selma) confirmed to Essence that she won’t be behind the camera. Everyone on the Internet seemed to think this was a lock, and there are some sites that must be wagging fingers at their “unnamed sources” close to the production, or just backpedaling from their “prediction” to save a little face. She did meet with Marvel, more than once. So what went wrong? (more…)

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The final International Trailer for Payton Reed‘s Ant-Man has hit the Internet and it delivers one of the movies best punch lines and direct reference to the much larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The music is an interesting choice as well, perhaps James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy‘s musical influence is what we’ll see in all future Marvel films. Check it out after the jump. (more…)

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With SDCC 2015 just days away, there are a lot of production stills making their Internet debut to begin to build some Internet chatter before the big SDCC 2015 Trailer/Panel/Clip dumps that will take over the Internet next week. Director Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds have been keeping Deadpool fans in the loop throughout production and the promise of a trailer or clip next week has Deadpool fans salivating. This time around there are two new stills making the Internet rounds. (more…)

Mythbusters is back for another season with Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman. While a lot of us are still feeling the pain of the abrupt departure of Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara from the show last year, this new season should provide some excellent entertainment. Later this month the pair will take on a few Star Wars Myths and see how they stack up against hard science. (more…)