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 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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Avengers: Age of Ultron is introducing some fairly heavy weight Marvel comic book characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). To help audiences get ready for all these new characters The Mighty-Marvel-Marketing-Powers-That-Be have put together this little intro video with director Joss Whedon. (more…)

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Yes, it has come to this, we’re making up new words to describe George Miller‘s upcoming, sure to be a blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Explodatious: To explode things in such a way that gives actual physical release of pleasure in both the brain and various naughty bits.

This time around it’s all about the boom… bout the boom..bout the boom. (more…)

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Oh the tap dance we all do these days to avoid posting tripping over spoilers for our favorite shows. AMC felt the wrath of the well-timed spoiler when they posted one about a character death on their The Walking Dead Facebook page an hour before the West coast aired the episode. Another show that often has folks up in arms about spoilers and trying to prevent their book reading friends from spoiling for them is George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones. Here’s the thing though, Martin doesn’t understand what everyone is so upset about when it comes to spoilers. (more…)

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I remember my first reaction to hearing that Arnold Schwarzenegger was starring in a new Zombie movie was best summed up as, “Meah?” I was expecting the standard zombie action flick with lots of guns, guts, and standard Arnold action film one liners. What I didn’t know at the time was that Maggie was on the 2011 Blacklist for screen-plays submitted, but un-produced that year. That changes everything, and you can absolutely see it in this new trailer. (more…)

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Doctor Claw makes his triumphant return to television and entertainment streaming devices on March 27th when Netflix premieres its new 26 episode Inspector Gadget series from DHX Media. Oh yeah, there’s also some scenes with that bumbling robotic detective and his meddlesome niece Penny. Don’t even get me started on that mangy mutt that is always screwing up Doctor Claw’s wonderful and carefully laid plans for world domination. There’s a new trailer out now that you can whet your appetite with and for a few precious moments return you to that yesteryear when all you had to do after a hard day of school was watch cartoons.  (more…)

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It’s been a running joke that George R.R. Martin needs to write faster. When the HBO Game Of Thrones series was first announced, after all the fanfare and rejoicing died down more than a few people wondered what would happen if the television series caught up to the books. It was a valid concern considering the time frames between books. Well, now we know. (more…)

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Looks like we’ll be getting back to back movies set in the Xenomorph Universe instead of those long dry spells we had to endure back in the day. Neil Blomkamp, director for the as yet untitled Alien 5 or Alien 2.1 depending on how you want to count them, and his some time movie making partner and wife Terri Tatchell sat down with Empire to talk about the ins and outs of production. Blomkamp also had some good news for those of us looking forward to more Prometheus. (more…)