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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Proof That Stan Lee Will Cameo Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

- 01-20-15Comics, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Stan Lee is the Where’s Waldo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I personally can’t settle down at a Marvel movie screening until I see Stan “The Man”Lee’s smiling face flash across the big screen. Now we’ve got proof that Stan will cameo anything, anywhere, at anytime. (more…)

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Stewart & McKellen Won’t Be Back For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

- 01-19-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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All indications are pointing toward X-Men: Days of Future Past being the last time we’ll get the thrill of seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen‘s Professor Xavier and Magneto. If the story line from the last movie wiping their existence in favor of the younger versions then perhaps Patrick Stewart’s own words are the final nail in their character’s coffins. (more…)

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Danny Devito Weighs In On ‘Gotham’s Penguin

- 01-19-15Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia returned to television last week for its tenth season and star Danny Devito was making the publicity rounds at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour to promote the show. Access Hollywood attended and asked Devito the question a lot of us were wondering about, “What’s he think of the new Penguin (Robin Taylor) on Gotham?” (more…)

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Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Trailer To Premiere At ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Screenings

- 01-16-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’d love to include a bunch of officially released production stills, or behind the scenes clips and interviews from the cast, but there just aren’t any. Word around the Internet is that FOX isn’t happy with the movie’s first cut of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot and have ordered re-shoots in Louisiana later this month. For a movie that comes out in seven months, the lack of marketing and publicity is concerning to fans. The only publicity this movie seems to be getting is the bad kind, full of fan worry and behind the scenes problems. Now we finally know when we will see a trailer for the movie. (more…)

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Syfy’s Latest Sci-Fi Series Takes You To ‘The Expanse’

- 01-16-15TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Am I the only one that feels like they fell into an alternate dimension where SyFy is no longer the channel of Wrassling and Ghost Hunters, but filled with interesting, thought-provoking, futuristic science fiction shows? What ever it is in the water that the SyFy executives are drinking please don’t fix it. Helix, Defiance, Z Nation, Ascension, Dominion, and 12 Monkeys that premieres tonight, will soon be joined by another good-looking bit of Sci-Fi on SyFy, The Expanse. Get your first look at the new trailer now. (more…)

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Lee Pace Wants Ronan Back In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′

- 01-15-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While it is a contractual certainty that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Dave Bautista will be back for another round in James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Lee Pace, who played the film’s lead villain Ronan the Accuser, wants to come back too. Before you start scratching your head, let’s think about it for a minute. (more…)

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’28 Days Later’ Writer Alex Garland Talks Possible Third ’28 Months Later’ Sequel

- 01-15-15Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There might just be some zombie like life left in the 28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later franchise. Although it has been eight years since the second film, 28 Days Later script writer and 28 Weeks Later Producer Alex Garland is raising hopes that a third movie in the rage virus horror movie franchise might just get rolling soon. Days and Weeks both did well at the box office, with the Days earned ten times its production budget while the follow-up Weeks earned a very respectable return of six times its budget. What’s Garland have to say about a possible third film? (more…)

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It’s Official! FOX Nabs ‘Escape From New York’ Film Rights

- 01-14-15Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While there were a lot of rumors floating around last year about a complete reboot and franchise building trilogy of Snake Plisskin films, that was all just smoke and mirrors. The movie rights were still up in the air and it wasn’t until recently that a clear front-runner emerged. Now the smoke has cleared and the rights to Escape From New York have been scooped up by FOX, but what do they plan to do with them? (more…)

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Screen Writer Makes Dreadful Pronouncement For ‘Dredd’ Sequel

- 01-13-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It’s no secret that Dredd didn’t do well at the box office. Domestically it tanked with only the International box office and eventual strong DVD sales recapturing the movie’s production costs. The results certainly didn’t help hopes for a sequel. Any other franchise fans would have given up at this point, but Dredd fans hung in there, starting petitions, websites, and a yearly “Put Dredd at the top of the Sales Chart” event in hopes of creating enough interest from Hollywood to get a sequel into production.

Everyone involved with Dredd wants a sequel, Karl Urban has been keeping the pot simmering with comments and video statements to fans, but even this hasn’t been enough to get anyone in Hollywood to back the project with real money. Dredd screen writer Alex Garland was recently asked about Dredd 2 and had some heart-felt, yet disappointing words. (more…)

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Paramount Zeroes In On Director For ‘G.I. Joe 3′

- 01-13-15Cartoons, Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn’t exactly blow up the box office, it did earn more than double its production costs. That would usually grease the skids for another sequel, but we haven’t heard much of anything since the movie hit theater screens in 2013. It looks like Paramount is finally ready to saddle up G.I. Joe 3 and has been looking for a director. The word about the Internet is that DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, I am Number Four) is high on Paramount’s list to take the director’s hot seat. (more…)

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