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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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David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad hasn’t even hit the big screen yet and Warner Bros. is doubling down on Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn being popular enough to spin-off into another DC superhero movie. Word is that it won’t be the old school solo superhero movie, but more the latest trend, a collection of heroes and villains like Captain America: Civil War. Not only will Robbie star, but she’s will also produce. (more…)

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Vampire movies have been around for a long while and just when one might think they have seen everything that a vampire movie might be, along comes Therapy for a Vampire. Much like the vein of What We Do in the Shadows, Therapy for a Vampire takes a more comedic look at what a vampire’s life might really be like if they lived among us. Written and directed by David Ruehm, Therapy for a Vampire is the tale of Count von Közsnöm, vampire that has been married to his vampire wife for 500 years. Set in the 1930’s the Count has turned to Sigmund Freud for help with his personal problems. (more…)

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Disney has just released a new trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s latest movie The BFG. Based on the classic tale by Roald Dahl, The BFG certainly has Spielberg back in his wheelhouse where he examines the wonder of the world through the eyes of a child. The script was written by the late Melissa Mathison, the script writer for one of Spielberg’s most beloved films E.T., The BFG will be her last writing credit. Check out the trailer below. (more…)

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At a recent stop over at The Nerdist to promote his latest film Kindergarten Cop 2, perennial 80’s action star Dolph Lundgren threw his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable casting ring. It’s pretty much a given that the Deadpool 2 production team will be pulling out all the stops to cast Cable and teasing us relentlessly about it until the ink dries on the contract for whomever they decide on, but before you dismiss Dolph’s desire, check out the incredible shape he is in for a man his age. (more…)

Fox television has taken on the monumental task of “re-imagining” the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While many younger people will be wondering why their fathers or mothers are ranting about the injustice of it all and the impossibility of replacing Tim Curry, Meatloaf, or any of the other fantastic performers in the original, someone in Hollywood feels they are up to the challenge. The two-hour event will air later this fall. Fox has released some new images of the production including a first look at Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (more…)

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DC‘s latest foray into television, Powerless, is focusing on the other side of super powers. Those that don’t have any, but have to live in a world of heroes and villains and must deal with the aftermath of all those battles and damage. Ben Queen‘s (A to Z) creation Powerless, a comedic look at the fallout from all those superheroes and villains breaking things and just leaving the scene. Someone has to pay to repair or replace all those broken things not to mention all those people’s hospital bills. Airing on NBC sometime in 2016 or 2017, DC has just released some first looks at the new series. (more…)

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Netflix, along with DreamWorks Animation is bringing back Voltron: Legendary Defender to the small screen. The team behind The Legend of Korra, Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are in charge of this latest incarnation of Voltron so there is hope for a well done series that takes Voltron fans to new places while remaining true to the Voltron mythos. We’ve seen the teaser and posters, now check out the first trailer for the new series that hits Netflix in June. (more…)

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There’s just a month to go until the June 3rd debut of Robert Kirkman‘s new Cinemax horror series based on the comic book of the same name  Outcast hits. Kirkman is hoping to tap into the Horror vein with even half the success of The Walking Dead. Cinemax is a good home for Outcast as the horror elements might have been too much for many main stream television channels. There’s a new trailer out that sets the tone of the series and what horrors one might expect to see. (more…)