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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Whether you liked it or not (chances are NOT),  Batman v. Superman was a thing that happened and for better or worse, the film did serve its purpose: it served as a launching point for the DCEU. Fans are eager to see exactly what that universe will have to offer and their next glimpse of that world comes in the form of David AyersSuicide Squad. Since the first trailer hit for the bad-guy led film back at San Diego Comic-Con, fans cannot get enough and they are positively ready to see just what the movie will offer. Well, according to the folks over at BirthMoviesDeath, it seems that one thing that the movie did not offer was a bit of levity. If their sources are correct, the film’s bleakness may have even just necessitated reshoots, a few months before the release. (more…)


Dark Tower fans, for one of the first times since the movie adaptation finally found a home at Sony, there is some good news on the horizon. After a bit of a casting misstep in the eyes of many fans and the addition of an absolutely superfluous new villain, not to mention the news that The Dark Tower film series will not begin with the first book in the series, The Gunslinger, Sony finally has made another great decision (the first, of course, being the master casting of Matthew McConaughey as The Man In Black), possibly two. It seems that two of Roland’s tet-mates may have been cast and if the news is to be believed, Eddie Dean and Jake Chambers have not only been found but, believe it or not, the casting is right on target. (more…)

Crossover 3

Television series crossovers are not a new concept, not by a longshot, and character crossovers in the comic book universe are par for the course.  Until fairly recently, however, comic book television has only give the smallest of crossovers to cheer.  Then, along came The Flash.  Using the CW series as almost a tentpole universe, Flash co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg have managed to delight fans of both The Flash and Arrow, from which the series is a spinoff, with some of the most successful television crossover episodes since He-Man would visit She-Ra.  When Berlanti and Kreisberg took on another DC property for CBS, Supergirl, fans immediately envisioned a crossover of epic proportions.  For months, the showrunners denied that the dream would ever come to fruition but you know how that goes. Ever since the crossover was officially announced a couple of months back, audiences have been ready to learn just what this crossover would entail. Fans, it is time. (more…)


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


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…)


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…)


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’

Dark Tower

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…)


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…)