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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Everyone can use a little pressure relief and for many, video games are the outlet to let off some steam after a long day in the trenches of real life. Activision recognizes this and used it in their latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare live action trailer featuring Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the ever bad boy actor Danny McBride. Take a five-minute break from your hectic day to check out the video below. (more…)


The title says it all, it’s not my thing, but it’s also something that can’t be avoided in its entirety. That means bit the bullet and prepare yourself for some snuggled up Gilmore Girls binge watching come November 25th. Consider it payback or paying it forward for those weekends Marvel releases a new Netflix series and your significant other watches with you, although you can pretty much tell they would rather be somewhere else. Suck it up and watch. (more…)



Last night’s The Walking Dead season seven premiere was brutal. Almost as brutal as the six month wait to find out who Negan would kill. The Walking Dead production decided to film each cast member getting the “Lucille” treatment in order to hide which characters actually fell to the mighty swing(s) of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Now one of those alternate versions has hit the Internet and you can relive the horror all over again.

*Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the episode don’t click-through. (more…)


We’re still two weeks away from the November 4th release date for Marvel‘s latest Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but it premieres over in the UK this weekend so we’re sure to see some of the stars making the talk show rounds. Jimmy Kimmel, as usual has first dibs on the Marvel stars appearances and hired Doctor Strange for his kid’s birthday party. Things didn’t go as planned. (more…)


Rockstar is finally back at it with a follow-up to the 2010 video game Red Dead Redemption, the western based version of Grand Theft Auto. Red Dead Redemption 2 should hit store shelves in the Fall of 2017 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While there was no announcement of a PC version, it would be surprising if one wasn’t available with the others or at least hot on the heels of the Fall 2017 release date. Check out the trailer below. (more…)


This is why we can’t have nice things folks. Yet again someone has to rush something they found to the Internet. The Logan trailer is due to hit officially later today, but someone had to crack it and “Leak” a shaky phone video of the trailer early. Check it out until we can get the cleaner official version that director James Mangold will post later today. Gotta say the musical choice for the trailer is inspired. (more…)


Word is making the Internet rounds that the first teasers for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and James Mangold‘s Logan are only days away from making their way to the World-Wide Web. Trailer Track is reporting that both have been classified, or given a rating, and will soon make their way onto the Internet. Logan‘s production has been posting a lot of pictures lately, building up to the teaser release? (more…)


Assassin’s Creed is a great video game, taking players back in time to experience historically significant times in an action packed format. Whether the movies can do the same is still up in the air. Michael Fassbender‘s involvement is a plus and will draw in viewers, but will he be enough to turn this game franchise into a movie franchise? Certainly there are great stories that can be told in the Assassin’s Creed Universe as it skips through time, but remove the built-in fan base from the equation. Will those new to the franchise flock to the theater? (more…)


Filming has wrapped on Zach Snyder‘s Justice League and the cast and crew let loose and partied hard. Aquaman (Jason Momoa) posted a bunch of party pictures to Instagram including the one above with Batman (Ben Affleck). There’s still a ton of effects and editing to do, and don’t be surprised when re-shoots are announced in a month or so, it’s just the way things are done in Hollywood these days. Hopefully there will only be one edit of the film and not some cobbled together out of three different versions… yeah we’re looking at you Suicide Squad. Click on through and enjoy the party! (more…)