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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The latest episode of AMC‘s The Walking Dead just might have a secret or two that fans have uncovered. Daryl (Norman Reedus) didn’t do much talking when he was brought to Alexandria with the Saviors to clean the place out. What he did do was a heck of a lot of blinking. So much in fact that some fans thought it might be Daryl trying to communicate with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) without Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) knowing. Click through to check out this new fan theory. (more…)


Finally the first trailer has hit the Internet for Emma Watson‘s live action Beauty and the Beast adaptation. Enough with all the posters and teasers Hollywood, just get to it already. The visuals are stunning, the music uplifting, it’s everything you’d expect in a Disney fairy tale. This latest take on B&B looks to one of the better attempts. check out the trailer below. (more…)


Suicide Squad wasn’t even out of theaters before Warner Bros. doubled down on a spin-off movie for Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. The character stole the movie right out from under the other characters including Jared Leto‘s Mr. J. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Warner Bros. has brought on a talented script writer that’s been making the Black List (the list of the best un-produced scripts of the year) since 2012. Best known for Shut In starring Naomi Watts that just hit theaters this weekend, Christina Hodson has also had her hand in the new The Fugitive, and a Bumblebee solo movie. (more…)


The second International trailer for Garth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story hit the Internet today and it looks beautiful. The camera shots, the sets, the costumes, and the music all come together in such a way that screamed Star Wars: A New Hope. As much as everyone is looking forward to seeing Luke in Star Wars: Episode VIII, it’s the new characters that Rogue One will bring into the Star Wars mythos that truly excites many of us. Check out the trailer below. (more…)


In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Holland, Sony and Marvel‘s latest big screen Spider-Man, discussed his contracted appearances as everyone’s favorite Wall Crawling Web-Slinger and what the future looks like. What will make his Spider-Man stand out from Toby Maquire and Andrew Garfield‘s versions? Holland says,

I think the biggest difference is his youth and innocence.



Just when you thought you knew someone the secrets come out of the closet changing your entire world view. Here’s a bombshell for ya, Chewbacca could speak English, or Galactic, or whatever they called the language of the Star Wars universe, the entire time. Fans often wondered and guessed at what Chewbacca’s howls and grunts really meant, for all we knew he could be cracking jokes, cursing like a Tusken Raider, or giving out Yoda like wisdom. Jamie Benning knew though, and he’s found the footage to prove it. You might recognize the name, he’s done other Star Wars documentaries worth watching. (more…)


Paramount has been playing their cards close to the vest when it comes to Scarlett Johansson‘s upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation. Last month they released a series of ten second teasers which one would have expected to be followed up shortly thereafter with a full trailer. A month later and still no full trailer. Jump to this morning with the release of yet another teaser with a cryptic 11.13 Tokyo message at the end. Is that the first full trailer release date? Take a look tell us what you think. (more…)


Mondays are rough some times, it can be hard to get back in the grove after a particularly relaxing weekend, but back to the grind we must go. This morning a video popped up and took the edge off for this NerdBastard and maybe it can do the same for you. Youtube user Sebastian Hughes took clips from the new Gal Gadot Wonder Woman trailers and slipped in the 1975 television Lynda Carter Wonder Woman theme song and it is magical. (more…)