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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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There’s more exciting news out of the Annecy Festival D’Animation in France. Back n December there was an announcement that Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Samurai Jack was making its way back on to television. Now we’ve got our hands on some promotional art for the new series. The Prime Time Emmy winning series will be hitting Cartoon Network during Adult Swim‘s Toonami block of programming. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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There’s some exciting casting news for Dreamworks animated film Trollhunters, based on the book by Daniel Kraus and Guillermo del Toro. that was based on a story by del Toro.  A trio of talented actors, Kelsey Grammer (Boss, Frazier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, The Smurfs) have been added to the cast. Guillermo del Toro made the announcement at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. (more…)

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South Park: Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to South Park: The Stick of Truth, has a new trailer and game play video that premiered at E3 and it looks like everything one might want in a South Park game along with some fantastic face slaps to both the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. There’s trouble in South Park and only the Coon and Friends can make things right. That is if the Coon and Friends can keep from killing each other while creating their Cinematic Universe of films. (more…)

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Word is making the Internet rounds that Donald Glover (Community, The Martian) is in early talks to join the cast of Marvel and Sony‘s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Holland made his first appearance as the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War alongside Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans), which placed Spider-man firmly in the Marvel Universe. Glover has ties to the Spider-Man mythos, he was an Internet favorite to play Ultimate’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, if the character ever made it to the big screen. He eventually voiced that character in the animated Ultimate Spider-Man series. What character might he play in Spider-Man: Homecoming? (more…)

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Music can’t make a bad film good, but it can make a good film great and composers like five time Academy Award winner John Williams can make that good film unforgettable and instantly recognizable. While some health concerns have cropped up in the past few years, Williams, who is 84 years old continues to work with his long time friend in film Steven Spielberg. He recently confirmed his involvement with two upcoming Spielberg movies, Ready Player One and Indiana Jones 5. Last Thursday Spielberg presented Williams with the Life Time Achievement Award by the American Film Institute, making him the first composer to be so honored in the 44 year history of the award.  (more…)

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We haven’t heard much from the Battlestar Galactica movie camp since 2009 when the fantastic reboot television series ended, but just last month things started to gear up when producers Michael De Luca, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark joined the production. Now the production takes another step forward with the announcement that HBO‘s Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy has signed on to write the screen play. Additionally, word around the Internet Water-cooler has director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) interested in taking on the big screen version of Battlestar Galactica. (more…)

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Just in case you didn’t know how you’d be spending the rest of your afternoon, Comedy Central has just posted every Key & Peele skit, including 176 that have not been released online before, along with a bunch of uncensored ones, for free. No sign up, no monthly charge, no suggested donation, just all the Key & Peele you can watch before you have to stop to pee. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are at the top of their comedic game. (more…)

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Last night, the casts of the 1984 (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts) and the 2016 Ghostbusters (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) joined forces on the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage to celebrate Ghostbusters Day and promote the upcoming film’s release on July 15th. Guillermo as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was the highlight of the evening and it’s pretty evident that Bill Murray has an almost unhealthy attraction for that character. You’ll notice there’s a couple of different outfits worn, some of these must have been shot earlier in the day. (more…)

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The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus is no stranger to Marvel Comics roles, he’s voiced the Punisher in an animated movie (Iron Man: Rise of Technovore), and he blew up real good as the turncoat Scud in Blade II. He’s got his own motorcycle riding show about to premiere on AMC, Ride With Norman Reedus and when asked recently if he would be game to take on another Marvel role if Marvel came a knocking, Reedus said he was ready to ride. (more…)