A lot of first looks from San Diego Comic Con 2016 this summer, are beginning to make their way out for public consumption. Marvel Studios, who had the internet abuzz during their Hall H panel at the pop culture convention back in July, left fans disappointed by not releasing any of the footage shown that day online; with the exception of a new Doctor Strange trailer which debuted simultaneously online. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok had no online presence of what played in Hall H for fans, until today.
Stop motion paper animation is one of this NerdBastards favorite things. Tatooine by Jeremy Messersmith, if you haven’t seen it, is a good place to start. Now Wired has gotten into the mix with this latest Data Attack video DC vs. Marvel Box Office Battle. Entertaining and educational, what else could you ask for? (more…)
There’s enough crazy stuff going on every day to drive you to the brink of insanity, or at least drive you to curse at someone in your life who really doesn’t deserve it. We all need something to put a little smile on our face and help us stay out of the red zone of daily hectic life. That may be why there are so many cat videos on the Internet. If you couldn’t find a cat video to help lower your blood pressure today, how about this new video from the Prop Wars series by Sneaky Zebra. It’s just the thing for someone who’s having a rough week so far. (more…)
Over the last 5 years, it has been a tradition at San Diego Comic Con for former Mythbusters star Adam Savage to walk the con floor going incognito, dressed in elaborate cosplays of his own making. He’s appeared in a spacesuit replica from Ridley Scott’s Aliens, the Mercury Spacesuit from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Noface from Spirited Away, Hellboy, Judge Dredd, and more. Given his decades worth of experience in visual effects, prop making, and machine work, he has the tools and the talent to make some truly awe-inspiring cosplays. He also has an incredible amount of patience, an obsession really, to make sure his costumes are 100% screen accurate down to even the smallest of details. For an example, he even spent 10+ years making the spacesuit from Aliens, that’s right, 10 years before he was ready to roll it out at SDCC.
So… at SDCC 2016, what did Savage comes dressed as this year? Well, you might have already seen/heard of his hilarious life-size bear suit from The Revenant complete with a Leo prop! But Adam also came dressed as someone else…. (more…)
Pokemon GO. You have to be living under an Onix to not know what an insanely huge phenomenon it is. In fact, if you’re one of the millions of people playing, you’re not reading this. You’re probably staring at your phone screen walking towards oncoming traffic trying desperately to catch a Pikachu or wasting pokeballs on an f’n Zubat – probably while driving. For everyone else, the novelty of the game has either warn off, or you’re Clint Eastwood from Grand Torino yelling at dumb kids to get off you’re lawn. For folks finding themselves outside the Pokemon go fad, there comes a satirical video from guys at Honest Trailers.
Pulling no punches, the video calls attention to the games complete lack of depth, how its earning players Darwin awards (people falling into lakes, getting hit by cars, swan diving of a cliff. Good lord people, pay attention!), and the absurd team based turf war promoting online bullying. (more…)
Sometimes the simplest disguises work the best; Henry Cavill has proven this before, and he’s gone and proven it again by taking to the floor at San Diego Comic-con, armed only with V for Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes’ mask (perhaps channeling his inner-anonymous). You think on of the major stars of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League would at least turn a few heads—but nope, not for a moment. Not only did get Cavill get to spend time as a regular fan on the convention floor, he got to prank some of his DC Film Universe co-stars along the way—namely, those of the upcoming Suicide Squad. (more…)
Game of Thrones is a super serious show. For a live action fantasy series, it’s rife with violence, torment, politics, death, and copious amounts of nudity. There’s warring factions, family disputes, power plays, and survival…. but all that is an illusion shattered when you watch this behind the scenes Blooper reel from Game of Thrones season 6.
Be warned that minor spoilers lie ahead if you’re not caught up. (more…)
It would be generous to describe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as less than a riotous success. Drawing on a mishmash of ideas from multiple storylines belonging to many, many incarnations of the titular superheroes, a cast of Hollywood greats was not enough to save the convoluted plot from severe criticism. Despite being the fourth highest grossing film of 2016 at the time of its release, the small margin by which it profited compared to the expense spent on it resulted in it being described as “a disappointment” – and that’s not even starting on what the fans or critics had to say. (more…)
While Deadpool was a great film, there was one hanging chad that kept people up at night, tossing and turning, wondering what happened to Dopinder’s cousin. Remember Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) recommended killing Dopinder’s cousin when he first met Dopinder and later found out Dopinder had stashed his cousin in the truck of the taxi the second meeting, but we never really got full closure on what happened next. Now, thanks to A. Todd Smith and company, we know that Dopinder’s cousin finally got out of the trunk and face to face with the man behind Dopinder’s truck stuffing ideas. (more…)
Most everyone has already decided that the rebooted Ghostbusters movie by Paul Feig is complete trash, going out of there way to hate this movie before they’ve actually seen it. And to be fair – every trailer, spot, and piece of marketing up to this point has been a hard sell to those loyal to the original movies. However, people seem to forgot that Ghostbusters already brought some suffrage to the franchise long before Paul Feig had anything to do with it – namely with the weak sauce of a movie that is Ghostbusters II. A carbon copy of the first movie but, you know, not as good.
Don’t take our word for it. Let the critical tirade of Honest Trailers open yours eyes to just how bad a movie Ghostbusters II was. (more…)