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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George R.R. Martin

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…)

‘PIXELS’ Trailer Is Here – Is It Just Me?

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The first full length Futurama movie based on the episode Anthology of Interest II from 2002 has its first trailer online!

*RING! *RING!

Wait… who’s that? Sorry, I gotta take this call, I’ll only be a moment. What? I’m trying to do a post here man. Are you sure? You’re just messing with me aren’t you? Pinky swear? OK, I believe you.

I’m being told this isn’t a Futurama movie by Matt Groening, but an Adam Sandler movie called PIXELS. That’s what I get for not paying attention to the opening. I’m sure this was also an episode of The Simpsons, but I was too lazy to look it up. So there’s a new trailer out for Pixels starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, and Josh Gad. Wait… where’s David Spade and Chris Rock? I thought this was an Adam Sandler movie… (more…)

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When wrestling Superfan Kris Laufer and his group of wrestling cosplayers showed up at this week’s RAW in full costume, you’d think that WWE staff would be impressed, excited, and welcoming to such incredible cosplay. Seriously, what better way to show fans are pumped up than when they cosplay some of wrestling’s favorite characters? Turns out, that wasn’t the case and the group was forced to choose: Wear their costumes or lose their front row ($100) tickets to the event. (more…)

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We can look forward to a lot of updates from Ryan Reynolds about the upcoming Deadpool movie. He’s certainly not shied away from keeping fans informed and pumped up to see the Merc-with-a-Mouth on the big screen, tweeting pictures of the costume production and commenting on the script and others working on the project. This time around Reynolds once again addresses those hard-core, die-hard Deadpool fans. (more…)

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We haven’t heard much since Pixar and Disney announced they were beginning work on The Incredibles 2 last year. No one then even knew if Brad Bird would be back to write the sequel. Word is making the Internet rounds today that not only is Bird back to script the sequel, but that The Incredibles 2 will be released in 2015. If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, would you like to see the synopsis that’s also floating around? (more…)