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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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When it comes to box office numbers, there are plenty of films out there that have no right generating the amount of revenue that pours in and many people are left baffled when the receipts are tallied up.  When it comes to Deadpool, however, there is no question that the film absolutely deserves every penny of that $675mil it’s made so far. The R-Rated superhero flick is an almost perfect movie from beginning to end.  Well, in the eyes of most moviegoers, at any rate. The folks over at HISHE, ever the cynics, feel that they may have a better ending for the film that what audiences witnessed in theaters.  In fairness, they may be right. (more…)

The Darth Maul Film You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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When it comes to the Star Wars Prequels, most fans of the franchise would rather forget that the missteps ever existed in the first place. Unfortunately, until science catches up with science fiction, the ability to completely erase Episodes I-III from your mind isn’t possible.  Still, it wasn’t ALL bad. One of the few aspects that the films (well, at least The Phantom Menace) got completely right was the awesomely badass Sith Lord, Darth Maul.  The only real issue with the scary-as-hell assassin is the amount of screen time that he received or, more to the point, the screen time he did NOT receive.  Well, thanks to a new fan made film, fans of the dark character can now revel in over 17 minutes of Maul-ness. (more…)

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You’ve seen Deadpool, right? Of course you have. Multiple viewings? Of course. So, you no doubt remember the, um, extracurricular activities shared by Vanessa and Wade during the commercial break from the train wreck Deadpool calls “life”. From plain ol’ making love to trading roles on International Women’s Day, Wade and Vanessa have more than a bit of open-minded fun and if you are as open-minded as the characters on the screen, or even a bit curious, there were probably a few moments that may have revved your engine a bit.  Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a partner who is so open to those particular brands of pleasure, but for those poor souls, there is some good news!  A legal brothel in Nevada is offering visitors a chance to experience all that Deadpool had to offer in a safe, discreet environment and, guess what? We have the details. (more…)

Dark Tower

If you are a fan of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, you no doubt felt a bit of a beamquake earlier today and there is good cause. The heathens behind the very long awaited film adaptation of King’s magnum opus have now given fans even more to be nervous about when it comes to the Hollywood treatment of the material.  So very much more.  Not only has King officially announced the casting of Roland, the last gunslinger in a world that has moved on, but more has been revealed about the direction of the first movie which, by and large, is not great.  As those who have completed the series will remember, King once gave you a chance to turn back before learning the horrible truth. Constant Readers, here is your chance. (more…)

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The year is 2044. The entire world spends its time plugged into a vast computer generated Utopia called OASIS in an effort to forget the ugly world outside. Does this sound familiar?  If it does, you are no doubt a fan of Ernest Cline’s brilliant novel, ‘Ready Player One’.  Fans of the book, which includes pretty much anyone who has ever read the tale, have plenty to be excited about, now that legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg will be bringing this vision to the big screen. Now, those same fans have even more to be excited about as Spielberg has cast X-Men: Apocalypse’s Tye Sheridan as the one who kicks off a worldwide frenzy in the book, Wade Watts. (more…)

Abbey Lee In Talks For ‘The Dark Tower’

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Well, this isn’t looking good for fans of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.  After years and years of resting in development purgatory (is it really “hell” when it took years to even find a studio willing to produce the project?), Stephen King’s magnum opus is finally headed to the big screen and fans of Roland and The Ka Tet of Nineteen have been patiently waiting to see just what the Hollywood machine would do to this very beloved tale.  Things started to become worrisome with the production when rumors of Idris Elba’s involvement as the gunslinger at the center of the saga, Roland Deschain, hit the interwebs. Now, fans have a bit more to be worried about. Today, Abby Lee, who was absolutely brilliant in Mad Max: Fury Road, has been cast as a female lead in The Dark Tower. That isn’t the problem. The problem is that she has been cast as a completely new character: Tirana. Yes, believe it or not, Hollywood is changing an almost perfect story. (more…)

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There were some that were surprised by the success of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy when the film hit screens in 2014.  There were some that felt Marvel was taking a gamble on a film that starred a talking raccoon packing a machine gun and a tree whose entire vocabulary contains only three words: “I am Groot”.  Then, there were the smart ones who saw the unlimited potential of having director James Gunn take the property from page to screen.  If you are in this latter group, you know you have bragging rights after GOTG took in $773mil across the globe.  When the sequel was announced, it really was no surprise and now, at long last, returning director Gunn has announced that after recently starting production, official photography on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has begun and, better yet, Gunn has treated fans to the first official image.  And yes, it is pretty awesome. (more…)

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When it comes to comic book movies, no matter how great the promotion of the film may be, there are definitely a few projects out there that disappoint fans more than just a bit.  One of those movies that had fans pumped but wound up actually killing brain cells upon repeat viewings (for those that were subjected to that particular brand of torture), was 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  There’s no use beating a dead horse here; you know it sucked, 20th Century Fox knows it sucked, and even Deadpool himself has a thing or two to say on the subject. That being said, the film did offer one wonderful piece of superhero history: it gave fans their first glimpse of Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson.  Over this past weekend, the same studio finally gave fans what they really wanted with a standalone Deadpool movie starring Reynolds in the title role and it was amazingly perfect. So perfect, in fact, that the film is breaking records all over the place. Who can you thank for such a massive opening?  Well, The Merc with a Mouth himself, Ryan Reynolds, has an idea. (more…)

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Every once in a while, casting decisions, or even rumors of casting potentials, lead fans of a franchise to run to their keyboards in outrage, so that they can post their (generally negative) opinions all over the internet for anyone willing to read them.  Sometimes, the fans are completely off the mark, such as the anger with Health Ledger’s assignment as The Joker in The Dark Knight, and other times, such as with the excitement to see Daniel Craig pick up the role of James Bond, those fans are spot on.  Recently, fans of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, were ecstatic to learn that the long awaited big screen adaptation of the series was finally on its way. Information on the project has been sparse since the announcement, to say the least, but rumors of Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba being eyed as the series’ stars managed to slip, though their involvement remained unconfirmed. Until now. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, author Stephen King managed to confirm that maybe those rumors aren’t so crazy after all. (more…)

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You love Deadpool, right? Of course you do. And, really, how could you not?  The fourth-wall-breaking Merc with a Mouth is one of the most beloved comic book characters that Marvel has ever produced and that is saying a hell of a lot.  Fans were…disappointed when their favorite chimichanga eater got the shaft with his first big screen appearance in 2009’s disaster of a film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Were you among the viewers that wanted to find the heathens that committed that travesty against Deadpool and give them what-for?  Well, you aren’t the only one. Today, thanks to one of the best marketing campaigns ever endeavored, Deadpool has a few things to say to The Land Down Under for Australia Day. (more…)