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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I’ve been jonesin’ to see a King Conan movie since the first Conan movie hit theaters back in 1982, yes, I am that old. “Many wars and feuds did Conan fight. Honor and fear were heaped upon his name and, in time, he became a king by his own hand… And this story shall also be told,” then we caught a glimpse of an aged Conan on the throne. I still have the entire run of Marvel‘s King Conan series in my collection, so when word started making the Internet rounds about The Legend of Conan, I was excited. Now that we all know it is happening sooner rather than later, we’re starting to hear some bits and pieces on what the movie will be about. This time around producer Chris Morgan and the movie’s star Arnold Schwarzenegger clue us in on some possibilities.  (more…)

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The International trailer for Greg Berlanti‘s CBS Supergirl series hit the Internet over the weekend. It is so much better than that first trailer, perhaps CBS has figured out how to actually market this new series, or at least not sabotage it with a hysterically bad music sound track. The pilot has already leaked so many of you have already seen it. Those that have not can click-through to check out the new trailer, which sets up the series in a much better way than the previous trailers. (more…)

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If you weren’t already aware, Marvel‘s latest movie Ant-Man has had some issues during pre-production when the first director Edgar Wright left over creative differences. Throw in the uncertainty a lot of Marvel fans have over a movie about Ant-Man and you’ve got an Internet cocktail that surpasses all the worries fans and many studio executives had about James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy. Now we all know how that turned out, but can director Peyton Reed do the same or better with Ant-Man? (more…)

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Batman: Arkham Knight was one of the most anticipated games of the year and the rollout went flawlessly, unless you were an old school PC gamer like myself. It seems that while the Playstation version is fantastic, the company that handled the port to PC version didn’t take into account the different video cards PC gamers use and the Frame Rate Per Second transition stutters the video feed until the game is horribly unplayable. Well, you can play it, but you certainly won’t enjoy it. This problem is mainly during the Batmobile sections of the game, which was a big selling point for this latest in the Batman: Arkham franchise. After numerous complaints and backlash started to appear on the Steam gaming platform from PC users, Warner Bros. has suspended Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales until a patch fix can be applied. (more…)

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Now that we know that Tom Holland (The Impossible) is the new Spider-Man, all the Internet’s attention has turned to figuring out when and how big his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be. Since part of the casting decision was based on Holland’s screen test with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. one can easily, and quite correctly, expect that Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will show up in Captain America: Civil War. That leaves the question, how big an appearance will he make? (more…)

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Chuck Palahniuk has written some seriously twisted books over the years. I’ve read Fight Club, Choke, and Invisible Monsters. The thought of him writing a children’s book is simply… horrifying. I have to admit though that while horrifying it is also, at the same time undeniably intriguing. So when I saw this video of Palahniuk reading Fight Club 4 Kids I knew I’d be watching it as fast as I could click the mouse. This is some seriously twisted and wonderful humor. (more…)

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Right up front I have to say that I haven’t really been a Hitman franchise fan. Neither the video game or the first movie really rocked my world. I wasn’t a hater though, it just couldn’t seem to grab and hold my attention. When the first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 hit the Internet I enjoyed it, it was a fun trailer, but I wasn’t on board the band wagon, I could easily see myself skipping it and waiting for it to hit cable. This latest trailer however seems to have a combination of action, humor, and an additionally interesting story line that has captured my interest enough to want to see it on the big screen. Will it capture yours? (more…)

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This is why we can’t have nice things Internet. First you take a site like The Daily Star, then throw an incredibly poorly written and researched post about a big star against the Internet and then just see what clicks. Seriously though, the ridiculous “Word Of The Day” making the Internet rounds is that Beyonce is in talks with Disney and Marvel to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a super heroine role in time for the next Avengers movie. I’ll give you a minute to stifle that fit of giggles that news should have generated. Once you’ve caught your breath, check out what roles The Daily Star thinks Beyonce might play. (more…)