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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Ray Fisher Had No Clue Cyborg Would Also Get a Stand Alone Movie

- 10-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Sometimes Hollywood plays its movie cards so close to the vest that even the actors involved don’t find out the exact details until the last-minute. Sure, they sign multi-picture deals for big ensemble movies, but apparently Ray Fisher had no idea that along with appearing in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and a couple of Justice League movies that his character Cyborg would also be getting his own stand alone movie. (more…)

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Thought You’d Seen What AOS’s Mockingbird Would Look Like? Guess Again!

- 10-22-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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If you watched last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode A Hen in the Wolf House then you saw Adrianne Palicki, Agent Bobbi Morse aka the Mockingbird let loose with those batons and kick Hydra butt all over the place. Of course she was dressed in her Head of Hydra Security uniform pictured above. We wouldn’t expect her to continue to wear that outfit once her cover is blown now would we? (more…)

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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer to Air During Next Week’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

- 10-22-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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While many fans might argue that there haven’t been enough Avengers cameos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s impossible to argue that Marvel is keeping their Cinematic Universe and Television Universes separate. Captain America: The Winter Soldier blew up Agent Coulson’s world right in front of him. Now it’s time for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to return the favor by airing the first trailer for director Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron during next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. (more…)

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40 Years Later – Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Gets a New Trailer

- 10-21-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Right off the bat I’m gonna have to apologize to all our readers that don’t live in the UK because, while you can check out the new 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer below, you won’t be able to check it out on the big screen. You’ll have to pop in your own copy or go out and pick up the DVD or Bluray. If you don’t own a copy, you should. This movie stands up to the test of time very well. The effects and musical score are incredible. This movie blew my young mind back in the day when my college movie house screened it. (more…)

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‘Daredevil’s Charlie Cox Hints Possible Matt Murdock Addiction

- 10-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s still six long months to wait until Netflix premieres the entire first season of Daredevil to their streaming service in May 2015. That will be one long weekend of Mountain Dew, Funyuns, and Daredevil binge watching for a lot of Marvel fans. The whole thing is being shot as one big movie and it will be interesting to see how it works out. The series lead Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), while doing red carpet press for the Theory of Everything premiere last night in New York talked about the daredevil series. (more…)

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Grab an Eyeful of Adi Shankar’s Thank You to Dredd Fans Secret Web Series ‘Superfiend’

- 10-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Earlier this month, Dredd producer Adi Shankar announced his plan to thank Dredd fans for their support by creating a Dredd web series featuring those fan favorite Dredd villains, the Dark Judges. Of course this series wouldn’t be “official.” It would join the other tribute videos, Dirty Laundry, a Punisher short, and Truth in Journalism, a Venom short in Shankar’s Bootleg Universe. (more…)

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When Robert Downey Jr. Asks For A Vowel… You Damn Well Give That Man an ‘Avengers’ “A”

- 10-20-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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Here’s a fun fact. If you fully spell out Robert Downey Junior‘s name, the only vowel in the English alphabet missing is an “A”. You know, A-E-I-O-U-&-Sometimes-Y. Now word is making the Internet rounds that someone at Marvel felt that obvious hole in Robert Downey Jr’s life needed to be filled. Filled with that 30 foot tall Avengers “A” in the movie, the one pictured above. (more…)

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Jason Momoa Relieved Now That ‘Aquaman’ Officially Announced

- 10-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Jason Momoa hasn’t been the most relaxed person when it comes to questions about his casting by Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder as Aquaman over the last couple of months. The Internet is abuzz with stories about his rumored casting and expected appearance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Everyone was asking him about it at every turn, and he was denying or deflecting the question so much that the story became more about his reaction to the casting question, than the casting question itself. Here’s a couple of Momoa’s most memorable denials. (more…)

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Nerd Bastards Hits Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta This Weekend

- 10-16-14Comics, Cosplay, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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How quickly the year goes by. October is back and so is Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta Ga, this weekend, the 17th through the 19th. This marks the second year for Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta and it looks to be a big one. Walker Stalker has expanded since then with conventions in Boston, New York, San Fransisco, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, and of course, Atlanta. There’s an incredible list of guests this year that includes just about every major Walking Dead character with only a few exceptions that had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. We’ll be covering the convention the entire weekend and bringing it to you here. (more…)

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Warwick Davis Makes a Special ‘Star Wars VII’ Announcement

- 10-16-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Warwick Davis has a wonderful attitude about himself and the world around him. His show Life’s too Short is a wonderful look at how he tweaks his own nose about his life. His appearance on An Idiot Abroad is another fine example. When the news broke last year that J.J. Abrams would be directing Star Wars VII everyone who was ever in a Star Wars movie was bombarded with questions, were they going to be in it, did they know what the movie would be about, had they talked with J.J.? Well know we know that Warwick has indeed talked with J.J. and he decided to let us know what happened with this little video. (more…)

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