Movies

The Under Appreciation Of Jared Leto’s Joker

In December 2014, the cast of Suicide Squad was announced with Jared Leto starring as The Joker. Fans were highly anticipating Leto’s Joker performance as he’s known as a method actor that refuses to leave character while filming. Same was said about Heath Ledger, and he is said to be the best portrayal of The Joker on screen. One could say the casting of Jared Leto as Joker was the highlight because as time went on his work has became under-appreciated.

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ATT/TW Merger Approved: FOX Watch Begins…

It was in October of 2016 that a report surfaced that AT&T was attempting to acquire Time Warner.  The deal would give AT&T significant holdings in the media industry.  The following February Time Warner shareholders approved the merger.  This was quickly followed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refusing to review the deal.  That left it in the hands of the Justice Department.  Every other country involved has since approved the merger.  It was only the U.S. that kept it from being final.

President Trump’s Justice Department filed an anti-trust lawsuit last year in November.  That pushed the merger deadline till the 21st of this month.  Today a judge stepped into the fray and approved the merger.

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The new animated Spider-Man movie trailer has been a pretty big hit. With 16M views on YouTube in a matter of days since the official trailer released. Several familiar names, or rather voices, star in the movie. But who are all the names behind the masks we see in the trailer? The casual Spider-Fan may not be familiar with the new Spider-Man on the big screen or the other faces featured in the trailer. NerdBastards is here to help break down the names and actors that will bring Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to life.

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No Joke…Leto’s Joker is Getting His Own Film

Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker might have been divisive for the fan community…but for DC and Warner Brothers it was good enough for a second round. Leto first played The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad and promptly stole every scene he was in.  This is one of two Joker films looking to start production in the next year or so.  The DCEU is starting to get as crowded as the MCU.

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1968 was a seminal year in American history.

That was the year of the Battle of Khe Sanh and the Tet offensive in Vietnam.  It was the year that saw Laugh In premier on TV, the Beatles formed Apple Records, and the Pope came out against birth control.  Both Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated.  It was also the year that two seminal science fiction films came out, Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Not only did they come out the same year…they premiered on the same day, April 3rd. (more…)

McFarlane Spawns Reboot With Jamie Foxx

There have been stories for years that Spawn creator Todd McFarlane wanted to do a reboot of the character on screen.  He made no secret of the fact that he wanted actor Jamie Foxx to take on the role of Al Simmons, a.k.a. SPAWN.  Foxx made no secret of the fact he wanted the role.  Today the casting of Foxx in the role was confirmed along with the detail that Blumhouse Productions will produce the film.

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Woody Harrelson Hints At Carnage Cameo In Venom Movie

The Venom movie might still be months away from its official release, but speculation regarding the film’s plot, characters and cameos has just ramped up a notch. For those of you not completely familiar with Venom, another big Marvel anti-hero likely to earn an R Rating, he started life as a Spider-Man villain, but has since gone on to become one of the publisher’s most well known vigilantes. (Possible spoiler down below.) (more…)

The original announcement that AMC would create an adaptation of Dan Simmons award-winning novel The Terror was notable not only because many felt the novel would make for great television, but because it was announced as an anthology series. The Terror is a sprawling giant of a novel that spans almost 250,000 words and reaches almost 800 pages. Throughout his sprawling narrative, Simmons expertly splices several conflicts, narrates multiple point-of-view characters, and alternates between past and present timelines. That means that adapting the novel into a series that has received favourable reviews all-round rather than a feature-film was a smart choice. But while we can say the show itself was good, readers might want to know how good an adaptation it was. (more…)

A few months ago, we received a teaser trailer for the upcoming Christopher Robin film. It didn’t show a lot of the premise of the film, but what it did show was Winnie the Pooh in live action setting. While there were people the criticised how Pooh looked, the overall thoughts were positive. Having a film that has Pooh search out an older Christopher Robin seems like the exact film we need. Then came the release of a new trailer today, and I can say it hit every emotion it needed.

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