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

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Kevin Smith Talks ‘Mallrats’ TV Series

22 years ago, an independent film hit the art houses across the US and taught the less adventurous among the audiences a new meaning to the word “snowball”.  While Clerks remains director Kevin Smith’s most celebrated film to many cinephiles out there, there are few, if any, that could have guessed that one film, a film that celebrates all things slacker, would go on to spawn a whole universe of films.  Sure, audiences just can’t get enough of Jay and Silent Bob, but 22 years and 5 movies later, the fact that Smith still has some steam left in his Red Bank Saga, and that audiences are still ready to continue the journey alongside Jay and his hetero life mate, is damn near a miracle. While Smith fans (and Smith haters, for that matter) await any word on Clerks 3 that they can get, the director has decided to turn his focus on another project: the Mallrats sequel/tv show.  In a recent interview with Creative Screenwriting, the mind behind the ViewAskewniverse has finally started dropping details on the upcoming series and where the tale is headed. (more…)


There are a lot of eyes on DC Entertainment at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, so we decided to put some eyes on the DC Booth to see what they’ve got, and what they’ve got are a lot of awesome figures. Along with costumes from Suicide Squad, we got to see new toys based on Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Suicide Squad, the DCTV universe (Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow), The Dark Knight Returns, the current comic book Justice League, and a whole lot of Harley Quinn variants. Shall we play? (more…)

After being closely guarded for months, more and more details about the upcoming Dark Tower film are coming in as fast and furious as Shardik rampaging towards Eddie Dean.  Thanks to EWs coverage of the film, Constant Readers of the series, and curious newcomers, are finally getting a bit more of the entire picture when it comes to what to expect from the adaptation of Stephen King’s massive series of the same name.  Today, new information was again revealed regarding the key players of the film and, even better, there are some new set photos that may encourage those on the fence about the film to jump to one side or the other.  In addition, the stars of the film have now revealed a bit on the direction their characters will be taking in the upcoming film.  Using these new photos and information, there is plenty to be learned about the direction that the film will take.  From here on out, you are entering SERIOUS potential spoiler territory for the film and the book series, so continue onto those waste lands with that warning in your heart.  Seriously, if you have not read the books, turn around NOW. (more…)


The Dark Tower series from horror master Stephen King is considered by some to be almost as holy as the best-selling book in history (save yourself the GTS – it’s the bible).  The tale of the last gunslinger, a knight of sorts (or, Jedi, if you like that better), the series tells the story of Roland Deschain as he obsessively tracks the man in black, who holds the key to reaching The Dark Tower, a structure that sits at the center of existence.  For years, the series has been ripe for a big screen adaptation and now that the wheel of Ka has begun to turn a bit more quickly, not only is filming of the first entry in the movie series well underway, but there seem to be daily updates and photos of the film’s progress.  Today, the latest update comes from Entertainment Weekly and gives fans their first official look at Idris Elba as the gunslinger, himself, Roland, and Matthew McConaughey as the biggest bad guy in King’s stable, Randall Flagg. (more…)


There is no secret that most film adaptations of video game properties are…mediocre, at best.  Sure, you have the occasional adaptation that scores with critics and audiences alike (the original Tomb Raider, for instance) but those films are generally the exception that proves the rule.  While international box offices have somehow been able to drive some of even the worst of these films (Warcraft has somehow managed to generate $422 mil worldwide, 90% of which was international box office), those numbers cannot be counted on when it comes to generating revenue for a property.  One of the next films that will be trying to break the box office is the upcoming Assassin’s Creed adaptation, starring Michael Fessbender.   The video game franchise, developed by Ubisoft, has a massive following but in a recent interview with MCV, Ubisoft’s European Head, Alain Corre, doesn’t seem to believe that those fans will lead to revenue once the film hits screens. (more…)


A couple of days back, Star Trek fans were provided with the information that in the newest film, Star Trek Beyond, Hikaru Sulu (played by John Cho in the rebooted series) would be revealed to have a husband and daughter waiting at home for him.  While many fans of the series applauded the decision, the one person who seemed to be most vocal with his displeasure of the treatment was none other than the original Sulu himself, George Takei.  Considering the fact that the decision to reveal Sulu’s sexuality was almost a tribute to Takei, who revealed his sexuality years back and has since been a very vocal activist for the LGBT community, it came as rather a shock when Takei publicly voiced his displeasure with Sulu’s new characteristic.  Now, Simon Pegg, who will be taking his third outing as Scotty in the new Trek film, has a few words for Takei. (more…)

The ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Gets A Release Date

Tomb Raider

The massively successful (and fun) Tomb Raider video game franchise recently went through a bit of an overhaul back in 2013, and continued that path with the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One. The latest video game is an achievement in both game play and visual effects and truly reminded players why they loved the franchise in the first place.  As announced back in 2009, Warner Brothers is hoping to capture imaginations on screen as well, as they present the world with a new Tomb Raider film.  Now, fans of Lara Croft have a date to mark on their calendars to witness her return to the big screen. (more…)

Man in Black

“The man in black fled across the desert…and the gunslinger followed.” So begins Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series.  The eight book series, as well as the Marvel Comics retelling of the story, is a tale of obsession, loss, friendship, family, and redemption.  Alright, not quite redemption. However, if the path of the film is truly as it appears, perhaps that redemption will be found through the film series.  As fans eagerly await for the release of the film, either to embrace the last chapter of Roland’s tale or to simply hate the final product because it is not a direct adaptation of the series, filming has moved to New York which, of course, fans recognize as a huge location for the story. Perhaps a bit more exciting than the NY shooting, however, is who was spotted on the street – none other than Matthew McConaughey in full costume as Randall Flagg.  Constant Readers, take a gander at the Man in Black himself. (more…)


Are you one of the many, many Ghostbusters fans that is hoping that Paul Feig’s upcoming entry into the franchise will be his last?  After the initial trailer was released, a trailer that was disliked more than any other trailer in YouTube history, fans of the franchise went into an uproar, slamming the film, the director, and the female cast attached to the project.  In a world in which these armchair critics reign king, this massive shade thrown on the film seems to have had exactly the desired effect.  The new North American tracking figures recently reported by THR seem to back up the almost universal opinion that the Ghostbusters franchise may wind up back in the containment unit after this outing. (more…)


Since the dawn of time, has there ever been a more deafening roar than the sound of millions of fans across the globe cheering in unison as Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced their new deal to share everyone’s favorite webslinger, Spider-Man?  Alright, perhaps that is a bit dramatic. However, there is no arguing the sheer excitement that comic book fans felt as they watched the absolutely perfect Tom Holland don the costume in Captain America: Civil War.  While his predecessors (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) each had a bit of Peter Parker in them, Holland showed that with Marvel behind the wheel and a bit of perfect casting, Hollywood really could bring a faithful embodiment of the teenager-turned-superhero to life.  Now that Holland’s solo Spidey outing, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is officially filming, the folks over at Just Jared have been able to grab the first set pics of Holland, Zendaya, and Tony Revolori in character.  (more…)