Rush Urbalejo

  • Profile: Rush Urbalejo is a lifelong fan of comic books, movies, and television, however, his true passion is writing. In addition to providing stories for Nerd Bastards, Rush is an assistant editor and contributor for Kabooooom Geeks. When he isn’t busy with his day job or writing about the latest geeky news, he spends time with his family and friends travelling. There aren’t many comic conventions in AZ or CA that you won’t find him in attendance, so feel free to say hello if you spot him! Follow Rush on Twitter @Rush1031 and join him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rush.urbalejo.

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Over the weekend, Venom, the latest film to be released that is based on a popular Marvel Comics character, was unleashed on the world, to mixed reviews.  Even before the film was released, it was being slammed as the new Catwoman, which, in case you may have somehow erased it from your mind, just so happens to be considered one of the worst comic book adaptations ever made. And the negative reviews didn’t end there.  As the first critic reactions hit social media days ahead of its October 4 release, it seemed that audiences were overwhelmingly underwhelmed with Sony’s latest effort to write a Marvel story.  But is the movie really that bad? Or, is it simply that movie audiences have forgotten the reason that they go see a movie? (more…)

There is no question that Deadpool rules the Fox stable of Marvel characters.  While, originally, Deadpool was simply a way to thumb a nose at DC Comics’ Deathstroke at his conception, the Merc with a Mouth has taken on a life of his own, carving out the most vulgar and wall-breaking character of the Marvel Universe.  Considering his romps through history, his utter destruction of the Marvel Universe, and that, oh-so-wonderful charm, Deadpool is a character that has always been ripe for the pickings.  After the success of 2016’s Deadpool, fans have been eager to see what the chimichanga loving anit-hero has been doing in the years since they last saw him.  Well, if the newest promo video is any indication, Wade Wilson has been doing ok by himself. (more…)

Lucasfilms Passes The Box Office Torch To Marvel

Over the weekend, MCU juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War crushed box office records across the globe.  The superhero flick, which stars almost every character Marvel has introduced throughout the MCU, managed to outpace every single movie that came before it during its opening weekend, with an impressive $630mil worldwide opening.  Perhaps, you didn’t notice the numbers, considering all of the tears in your eyes after the credits rolled, but there was definitely one team that not only noticed, but took the numbers in stride: Lucasfilms, the home of a galaxy far, far away. (more…)

While ‘Ant-Man‘ may not have broken the box office, there is no doubt that the Paul Rudd led film was a fun romp within the MCU.  The not-too-serious heist flick is almost the lowest grossing film that Marvel has offered since teaming up with Disney but there is absolutely no question that the movie has its followers.  Beyond that, audiences are wondering just what the insect sized hero was up to during the events of Avengers: Infinity War.  Hell, even the Avengers, themselves, had almost no idea.  Now, thanks to the newest trailer, it appears audiences may be able to clear up a few loose ends left by the tragic events of Infinity War. (more…)

No one could ever claim that the 1980s was the first decade to address the theory of time travel. As any steam punk aficionado would be happy to share, HG Wells put the idea to paper damn near a century before Ronald Reagan took office. No one could even claim that the idea itself hasn’t gone back to the days of cave dwelling.  If you can say that you wouldn’t go back in time to change at least once thing, you’re lying to yourself. For shame! All of that being said, when it comes to time travel, not many decades have done it as well as the 1980s. From The Terminator to Time Bandits to Back to the Future, and a dozen more, there are few silver screen flicks that bring back that sense of wonder, hope, and nostalgia that the 80s time traveling films carried along with them. Among those brilliant stories, and with no disrespect to Marty McFly, stand two of the most excellent dudes to ever surf the time stream: Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted “Theodore” Logan – You may know them better by their band name, Wyld Stallyns. In case that still isn’t ringing any bells, here’s a quick refresher. (more…)

Star Wars Celebration is well underway in Orlando and after an absolutely brilliant first day, which included a touching tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and the surprise appearance of both Harrison Ford and George Lucas, fans camped out (some, likely for days) for the event that everyone at Celebration has been waiting to experience: the Episode VIII: The Last Jedi panel.  Director Rian Johnson was on hand to introduce the audience to some new characters to the Star Wars universe but, really, all of that, while amazing, was simply icing to the cake that Johnson kept to himself until almost the end of the panel, the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel.  And, man, what delicious cake it turned out to be. (more…)

 

Now that the Power Rangers reboot has hit screens across the globe, it seems that the world is still interested in those morphin’ teens, which should come as no surprise to fans of the series.  One of the Power Rangers’ biggest supporters is Dredd producer, Adi Shankar.  When we last spoke with Adi, he had lots to say about his upcoming Castlevania adaptation.  While excitement for that one continues to build, we caught up with Adi who shared his thoughts on the new version of the Power Rangers, why The Avengers are outdated, and why the X-Men will always be better than the heroes sitting at the Tower. We also tried to ask him about the rumor that he’s on the short list to direct the Sony Spider-Man villain spin-off film Venom but we advised by his publicist to not talk or ask any questions about that (we’ll let you think what means).  (more…)

Now that the new Power Rangers film has hit theaters, many fans have begun to look to the future of the franchise. Considering the fact that there are currently five sequels planned, that future could be a bit more Rangers-rich than expected.  With so many iterations of the team through the source material, Saban has plenty of history to draw from, while establishing this new vision of the uber silly, uber fun kids series.  Sure, there may be some fans excited to see if Bulk and Skull will show up in future installments (yeah…probably not…) but the fans that have fought alongside the Rangers from the other side of the television screen since the beginning have another character request: Tommy Oliver.  Well, thanks to a new motion poster and a not-too-subtle midcredits scene, audiences may have an idea when the fan favorite Ranger may show up. (more…)

Are you one of the many Marvel fans that has been waiting for years to see Runaways brought to life?  Since it was announced that Hulu would be producing an original show based on the comic book series for the streaming service, eager fans have been patiently awaiting any bit of news on the progress of the production.  The comic book series, which focuses on a group of teens who find out their parents are part of a society of villains, has very loyal fans; fans that will likely be rather vocal when it comes to all aspects of the new Hulu series.  Today, Marvel brings good news to even the most discerning of those fans.  The Pride (which is the name of the aforementioned society of villains) has officially been cast and, as usual, Marvel got it right. (more…)