Iron Man 3 ended on a somewhat definitive note, which was necessary given real life predicaments where in Marvel Studios was unsure if it might lure Robert Downey Jr. back for further, and future, adventures. It marked an important change for Downey’s character Tony Stark as he underwent surgery to have the shrapnel in his chest removed, thus making it no longer necessary for Stark to have an Arc reactor in his chest. It suggested that maybe, Stark was no longer in a place where he needed his Iron Man alterego and is moving on to new things. But since Downey is back for Avengers: Age of Ultron, so is Stark and Iron Man, and in a new interview, Donwey suggests that Stark will be as affected by the events of Iron Man 3 in Age of Ultron, as he was in Iron Man 3 after events in The Avengers. (more…)
First we saw the leaked trailer for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then we got to see an extended version that included the scene above. Thor was having a bit of fun with everyone about how worthy they are. It’s a great scene that sets up a lot of interesting questions. We’ve saved you a seat on the Who’s Worthy Speculation Tour, click that seat belt and let’s get started (more…)
Now that Clerks III is apparently back on track thanks to a mysterious benefactor not named “Weinstein,” Kevin Smith is now free to do what he does best, talk about it! And while talking on one of his plurality of podcasting platforms, The SModcast, Smith confirmed what was perhaps the second most obvious piece of casting news for the film, that Jay & Silent Bob would be back for part III. The hetero-lifemates have been a part of many of Smith’s comedic efforts, including his first five films, plus the 2006 sequel Clerks II, so if you thought there would be a Clerks movie without everyone’s favorite, unionized Jersey pot dealers, you were really, really wrong. (more…)
You know a film is going to be huge when the folks over at How It Should Have Ended are making HISHE videos for the trailer. Joss Whedon should take this as a compliment really, usually a film has to hit the big screen before HISHE turns their humorous eye towards it. Avengers: Age of Ultron only had to show a short trailer to get the HISHE juices flowing. (more…)
As we all know, Halloween is a hodge and a podge of various cultural and religious traditions. The Jack O’ lantern, the holiday’s cheerful, grinning orange mascot is based on an old Irish legend of a man who was so evil he was kicked out of Hell. Jack was sentenced to wander for all eternity, with only a burning coal inside a hollowed-out turnip to light his way. Upon their arrival in America, the Irish found that the pumpkin was a far more user-friendly carving medium for their disturbing little tradition.
Trick Or Treating also has Celtic origins: On the festival of Samhain, the spirits of the dead walked the earth, and people would leave food out for them, hoping this would keep the dead from vexing the living.
It became an American tradition in the early 20th century as a way of keeping the young from vexing homeowners. Essentially, the adults of America made a deal with the nation’s children: “Stop breaking and burning our cities every October 31st, and you can go to any home you want and get free candy”. America’s youth accepted, and Trick Or Treating has been practiced in nearly every American community for almost a century.
Today, we explore the nerdiest of Halloween traditions: The Halloween horror movie marathon.
1995’s 12 Monkeys is one of the coolest science fiction flicks to ever come out of Hollywood. Bruce Willis was perfect as James Cole, a prisoner in the future that is sent back in time in order to stop a catastrophic event perpetrated by a group that call themselves the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Thanks to them, a virus is released that kills almost everyone on the planet and drives the survivors underground. Brad Pitt put in one of the best performances of his career as Jeffrey Goines, a mental patient that Cole meets who has a big connection to the 12 Monkeys. The movie is now set for the reboot treatment and will be given a new Syfy series to tell the tale. The newest trailer has now been released and it may have some fans pretty excited for things to come. (more…)
In less than a month, the final chapter of of The Hunger Games saga will begin, and a little over a year from now it will end. Mockingjay – Part 1 bows in theaters in a couple of weeks, but you can buy tickets for the film today. You know what else that’s available today? A new promo clip for the film! For those of you, who saw one or both of the previous Hunger Games segments, but were unimpressed with the format, then you should know that Mockingjay blows things up both actually and stylistically by following the all-out civil war between the citizens of the various districts of Panem and the Capitol that rules them all under jack boots and iron fists. The “Hell yeah!” moment of this clip features our heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) with a very special message for the Capitol’s villain-in-chief, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). (more…)
Marvel Studios has a lot of irons in the coals these days with five television shows in various stages of production and a ton of movies scheduled to come out from now until 2020. We’ve also seen some great casting news with Chadwick Boseman cast as Marvel’s Black Panther, but according to LL Cool J, he’s also up for a Marvel movie role. (more…)
The Nerd Bastards site and Facebook page blew up last week when Paul Reubens announced that another Pee Wee Herman movie was in the works. Fans have been waiting a long time and the talk of another movie was beginning to take on a Ghostbuster 3 vibe, meaning that we’d hear a lot of sporadic talk for the last three years, but nothing would ever happen. Reubens made an appearance on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to talk more about the movie and drop a couple more important details. (more…)
The year is 1995 and Tim Burton’s vision of Batman has twice pleased life-long fans of the Caped Crusader as well as bringing in some huge box office numbers. The third entry in the franchise is ready to hit and fans everywhere are a bit confused with the replacement of Michael Keaton as the man behind the bat but they are still on board with Batman Forever. After all, casting Jim Carrey as The Riddler was a master stroke and audiences are very curious as to just what sort of life Tommy Lee Jones can breathe into lawyer turned psycho madman, Two-Face and, holy sidekick, audiences are finally going to get a Batman movie with the Boy Wonder, Robin! The movie was released and, unfortunately, it was nothing like the previous two entries, and audiences didn’t love Joel Shumacher’s vision of the Dynamic Duo as much as Burton’s stories. One thing that many agreed on, however, was the fun relationship between Two-Face and The Riddler. They may have seemed like the perfect alliance on screen but if Jim Carrey is to be believed, there may have been a bit of behind-the-scenes animosity on the set between Two-Face and The Riddler during the production of Batman Forever. (more…)