‘Yoga Hosers’ Will Reunite Stan Lee and Kevin Smith

- 08-28-14Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Writer/director Kevin Smith built his career off the back of his love for comic books and geek fandom. While his proclivities for geek culture seeped into many of his movies, none so more than his 1995 romantic comedy Mallrats.

Besides the film featuring a main character who collects comic books and has a weird obsession with super hero sex organs, the stand out fan-boy moment is when Marvel comics legend Stan Lee makes a cameo as himself and tells a story about “the girl that got away”.

A delightful and inspiring scene, on what was otherwise a juvenile movie. Really, though, I think Smith simply wrote the scene as an excuse to work with one of his comic book heroes. Whatever the case, it worked. Smith and Lee have become life long friends. A geeks dream come true.

Now, 20 years later (feeling old are you?) Kevin Smith and Stan Lee will reunite for Smith’s upcoming film Yoga Hosers.
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Pre Fan Expo Interview – Robert Englund Talks 30 Years of Freddy Krueger

- 08-27-14Featured, Film, Interviews Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Throughout the 70s and 80s, there were a lot of movie monsters, but only one of them really had a consistent face. Robert Englund was the face of Freddy Krueger through eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, a couple of music videos and a TV series called Freddy’s Nightmares, and this year Freddy Krueger turns 30 years old. Freddy’s portrayer, Englund, has worked consistently since his twin breakthroughs in 1984, Nightmare and the TV series V, building up an impressive resume of over 100 different film and TV projects. But with three decades now come and gone, more than ever, Englund is most closely associated with the burnt, disfigured “bastard son of a hundred maniacs.”

In an recent interview with Nerd Bastards, looking forward to Englund’s pending appearance at the National Fan Expo in Downtown Toronto, the actor discussed his enduring appeal as a horror icon, his recent flirtation with putting Freddy’s face on again, and his actually quite impressive knowledge of the geography of Canada’s largest city. (more…)

Ready To Meet Some Of ‘Mockingjay’s’ Rebel Warriors?

- 08-27-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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The movies based on The Hunger Games novels have already grossed over a billion dollars worldwide and by all accounts, the best is yet to come.  Even those who were unfamiliar with the YA series back in 2012 have come around since the release of the first movie, and if ever there was a YA series to wash the bad taste out of our mouths left by the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games is it.  The penultimate entry in the franchise will be released on November 21 and Lionsgate has just released some new posters via Wired that feature some of the “Rebel Warriors” that will be part of the rebellion against the Capitol. (more…)

Daniel Radcliffe’s New Movie Made Him “Horny.”

- 08-27-14Books, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie ‘Horns’ looks like a mix of comedy and horror. Not the kind of gory horror that we got from Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead,’ and definitely not the kind of slapstick comedy we found in his ‘Evil Dead 2′. But there’s a seriously disturbing tone to this supernatural story and the concept is pretty silly: the townsfolk think this guy killed his girlfriend and they look on him as something of a monster. So he gradually becomes one,  slowly sprouting horns on his head and seemingly becoming either a devil or a demon. Mandalay and Red Granite Pictures have adapted this story from Joe Hill’s novel. And now we have an international trailer for this piece. Check it out on the other side – it’s a bevy of dark fun and unsettling images. (more…)

Russos Say We’ll Freak When We Find Out Who’s in ‘Capt. America 3′ and Then Don’t Share

- 08-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Jeez, can we get Avengers: Age of Ultron out of the way before we start hyping Captain America 3?

No. Alright then.

So while out promoting the upcoming home video and digital release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, co-director Anthony Russo, who filmed Winter Soldier with his brother Joe, teased some of the stuff they were looking at doing in the third part of the franchise, which is due in theaters in 2016. No specifics were offered (obviously), but one can sense a definite twinge of excitement in the director about what he and his brother have in store: the introduction of new characters, the redemption of old ones, and maybe *gasp* an ending? Read on…. (more…)

Is The DC Cinematic Universe Following a “No Joke” Policy?

- 08-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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There is no doubt that there are plenty of differences between the movies that Marvel continues to pump out and the movies that WB/DC continues to give audiences.  One of the biggest differneces, of course, is the tone of these movies.  While Marvel loves to give fans some laughs with their superhero action, DC prefers to keep things a bit darker, and for the most part any laughs that come from the audience are almost ironic in response to what’s going on in the film itself (“Want to see a magic trick?”).  If you follow the comic books released from each of the publishers, you may even believe you understand why. A new rumor, however, may give us a better answer to why the DC Cinematic Universe seems so depressing. (more…)

‘Thrones’ Director Game to Make a Black Widow Movie

- 08-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Dumping more napalm on the burning flame of desire for a female-led superhero movie, Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has said aloud that he’s all for bringing a solo Black Widow movie to cinema’s everywhere, and it’s actually his Marvel dream project. The chorus has grown steadily louder for Marvel Studios to give the Russian spy-turned Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.-turned-Avenger her own adventure, and Scarlett Johansson seems more than up to the task of carrying her own comic book adventure (her current pregnancy notwithstanding), but why does Marshall want to make his Marvel movie Black Widow-centric? He recently explained his rationale in a new interview… (more…)

‘Ghostbusters’ Gets An Honest Trailer Because Nothing Is Sacred!

- 08-26-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Aspry Jones

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I don’t remember when I first saw Ghostbusters but I’m positive that I loved it immediately. It was funny and sported our 80′s concept of cool special effects. But Honest Trailers has a way of calling out the things you love and fitting them into the Emperor’s New Clothes. I mean, even I knew it wasn’t perfect but over 4 minutes of harsh criticism and borderline nitpicking? You be the judges. (more…)

Bay’s ‘Turtles’ Could Have Been Scary As Hell

- 08-26-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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This summer’s Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was met with more than a bit of internet hate, much like any news reporting that the filmmaker has taken on another project.  Every decision that was being made during the production of the comic book adaptation was scrutinized by fanboys all over the web and there was plenty of frustration and confusion from those fans anytime something did not fall in line with their vision of the Turtles. One of the biggest complaints that people had about the reboot was with respect to the Turtles’ new look.  Well, if these images are any indication, things could have been worse. (more…)

Ridley Scott Gives An Update On ‘Blade Runner’ And ‘Prometheus’ Sequels

- 08-26-14Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Are you one of the many fans who just can’t wait to revisit the world of replicants that Ridley Scott brought to life in Blade Runner?  Maybe you can’t wait to get back to the Prometheus to see just how much further the events of the crew tie into the entire Alien mythos.  Perhaps you are just a Ridley Scott fan who can’t wait to see what the prolific film maker has to offer next.  Well, no matter which of those categories you may reside in, we have some good news for you today. (more…)