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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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‘How I Met Your Father’ Spinoff Is Back On!

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If you were a fan of How I Met Your Mother then there’s some interesting news making the Internet rounds. HIMYM ran for nine seasons on CBS and when the finale episodes were airing, the rumor mill had a spinoff series How I Met Your Father in development. HIMYF quickly dropped off the radar and most fans figured that was that. Fear not though, it seems that there is still hope for HIMYF as the producers of the new hit This Is Us is taking on the HIMYF challenge. (more…)

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Gru and the gang are back for Despicable Me 3 and the new villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) is going to try to make Gru’s life a living hell. A hell filled with 80’s pop references and music. Just look at that business in the front and party in the back hairstyle, that should tell you everything you need to know about the character. (more…)

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The promotional pieces for Transformers: The Last Knight continues to preach doom and gloom for Bumblebee fans with another troubling look at the yellow hero in this latest movie poster. The first trailer was filled with Bumblebee betrayal and while many are crying fake out, the powers behind the movie’s marketing are doubling down with another image of the fallen Bumblebee. (more…)

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Director James Wan‘s Aquaman looks to be shaping up as some important casting news hits the Internet. Joining opposite Jason Momoa as (one of?) the film’s antagonist(s) is Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Hard Candy) who will play Ocean Master, the half-brother of Aquaman. While the original Ocean Master along with Aquaman might have been the inside joke of the Justice League, the post 52 Aquaman and Ocean Master are powers to be reckoned with. (more…)

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It’s the time of year for the Doctor Who Christmas Special and let’s not forget it’s been about a year since the last season of Peter Capaldi‘s Doctor Who aired so DW fans are pretty much chomping at the bit for some more of the good Doctor. There’s a new trailer for the BBC Christmas Day Special that gives us a much better look at what the Doctor will be up to this time around, there’s superheroes, brains in jars, lots of snow and running. Check it out below. (more…)

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War has come to the Planet of the Apes and the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is out to destroy Caesar (Andy Serkis) and all his kind in War for the Planet of the Apes. Interestingly enough, Caesar is fighting two battles in WFTPOTA, the obvious one with humans and perhaps the most important one, the battle against his darker instincts. Check out the new poster and trailer below. (more…)

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The first trailer for Sony and Marvel‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and it looks incredible. Tom Holland sounds good, looks good, and feels like the young, inexperienced, joke cracking Spider-Man we’ve all been waiting for. Check it out for yourself after the jump. (more…)

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Not to be outdone by yesterday’s Luke Cage season two announcement, the Netflix Iron Fist gang has released four new images from the kung-fu action series featuring Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup), Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey), and the glue that holds the Marvel Netflix Universe together, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawnson). Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th. (more…)