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 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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Director Wes Ball is back to bring you the followup to The Maze Runner, a surprisingly entertaining movie. This time the group is out of the Maze and thrown into the Scorch. Game of Thrones favorite Adian Gillen is on board this time as Janson, better known to readers as The Rat-Man and I can’t think of an actor better able to pull off that role. (more…)


If you’ve ever thought that Peter Pan’s story had more to tell, specifically from before he became the Pan, then Joe Wright‘s Pan is for you. We all know J.M. Barrie‘s story of the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and now, thanks to writer Jason Fuchs, who is also writing a script for Warner Bros. Wonder Woman, we’ve got a very detailed look at Peter, before he became the Pan. (more…)


When we last saw Frank Grillo‘s character Brock Rumlow  in Captain America: The Winter Soldier he’d just gone toe to toe with the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and some serious Quinjet cannons and he wasn’t looking so good. Now he’s back in Captain America: Civil War and all suited up in Crossbones gear. This time around we get a good look at his facial scars after he’s had time to heal from that beat down in Winter Soldier. Spoilers ahead. (more…)


Everyone has been wondering, and hoping the Bethesda Softworks‘ big announcement at E3 this year would be Fallout 4. This is the first time Bethesda has had a showcase at the event. Now it looks like there may be something else in the works, the roll-out of the reboot/restart/revitalization of the DOOM video game franchise. This recently released DOOM teaser shows what they’ve been working on. (more…)


Warcraft director Duncan Jones gives us the first look at Orgrim Doomhammer, as brought to CGI life by Industrial Light and Magic. Robert Kazinsky, (Pacific Rim, The Frankenstein Code) voices and provides the motion capture work for the character who is one side of the movie’s plot-coin that examines the first meetings and subsequent battles between the Horde and the Alliance forces. (more…)


The first video of Jared Leto as Joker and Margot Robbie‘s Doctor Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel has hit the Internet. Warner Bros. lawyers have been swinging their copyright hammer pretty hard, but as we all know, once something hits the Internet, it can never really be taken back. So grab a quick look before this working copy goes dark. (more…)


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 production continues to grow with the addition of Gary Anthony Williams to the cast. He’s reported to play Bebop, which means we should also be hearing some Rocksteady casting news in the near future. You’ve seen Williams on television as Malcolm’s best friend Stevie’s father on Malcolm in the Middle and you’ve heard his voice in a ton of cartoons series like The Boondocks where he voiced Uncle Ruckus. (more…)

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We’ve all seen director David AyersSuicide Squad cast photo above, now we’re getting more on set looks at each of the characters as filming progresses. This time around we’ve got a much better look at Killer Croc, aka Waylon Jones played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje courtesy of Thaila Worldwide‘s twitter. Wanna guess how many hours Jones must be spending in the makeup chair? (more…)