What Would ‘Star Wars’ Have Been Like Without John Williams?

- 09-12-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sometimes people don’t recognize exactly how much a great movie score affects the way you see a flick on a profound level. The best musical compilations are remembered for years even if they’re not necessarily the main thing that audiences are concentrating on while they view a film. In the world of awesome movie scores, John Williams’ name stands high above most of the others. Now imagine if the world we lived in had no John Williams… Imagine Star Wars without the epic music. How would that look? Scroll on to check out just one scene from A New Hope that has been stripped of Williams’ brilliant influence (courtesy of the Auralnauts). (more…)

‘Rescue Rangers’ Gets Scientifically Accurate And Ruins Your Childhood

- 09-10-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, TV, WTF? Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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I’m just going to throw this out there: If you’ve never had the opportunity to view any of Animation Domination High-Def’s series of “Scientifically Accurate” cartoon jingles, based on the opening theme  songs and credits of some of pop culture’s most beloved animated characters, then you are doing  yourself a grave disservice. Let me tell ya, they are a beauty to behold. ADHD has already tackled  DuckTales and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the animation group has a new target: Chip ‘n  Dale’s Rescue Rangers. If you’re ancient like me, you’ll remember the series featuring the title  characters solving crimes and what-not with their mice companions Monterey Jack and Gadget and the  housefly Zipper. No set up I could give this video would do it justice, so just give it a look. (more…)

Is ‘Honest Trailers’ Becoming the Litmus Test for Movie Writers?

- 09-08-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Most out there have witnessed the critical tirade that is Honest Trailers. Brought to the world by Screen Junkies, this amusing series of YouTube videos takes the movies that we all know and love (and sometimes hate with a passion) and tear them into little pieces for all the stupid crap that the writers, producers and directors decided would make good cinema. And it appears as if the Screen Junkies crew has now achieved some sort of real power within the industry, for Anthony and Joe Russo are citing Honest Trailers as their litmus test when they co-wrote Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Futurama Adult Parody, 12 Inches of Sean Bean, Deadly Femme Kratos Cosplay, Mario Vs Minecraft, And MOAR!!!

- 09-06-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Saturday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: The all female Futurama adult parody [Woodrocket(more…)

There’s Been Some Epic Grooting Going On

- 09-03-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Regina Lizik

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It’s no secret that everyone loves Groot, especially when he dances. See what happens when a bunch of Marvel fans dance the Groot for James and Sean Gunn. Plus, Michael Rooker gets in on the action, too! (more…)

Watch This Video! Karen Gillan Undergoes the Head Shaving for ‘GotG’ Nebula Role

- 09-01-14Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason McAnelly

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There are actors and actresses, and then there are hardcore actors and actresses that will do pretty much anything in pursuit of perfecting their roles. Robert de Niro put on a ton of weight for Raging Bull, Christian Bale turned into a skeleton for The Machinist and Karen Gillan sacrificed a beautiful head of hair in order to play the role of the bald Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What’s more, she recorded the entire process of losing her ginger mane. Check out the video below and share a little of Gillan’s pain. (more…)

Watch This Video! – “Fake” Geek Guy Called Out By “Real” Geek Girl

- 09-01-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone who’s immersed in the geek culture knows that there’s a certain amount of resentment that comes from the male geek community toward geeky girls. Nerdy dudes let loose with cries of “Fake!” at the drop of a hat, often so ignorant of the person in question that they don’t even know her name, let alone what her story is. Now here’s a video that puts the shoe on the other foot, at least for a couple of minutes. Ladies, enjoy this investigative look at the world of fake geek guys. (more…)

Karen Gillan Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dressed as…The Pink Ranger (Umm, What?)

- 08-29-14Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Just when you thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fad (a good charitable fad that has served its purpose in raising ALS awareness, but still, a fad) is behind us, Doctor Who and Guardians of The Galaxy star Karen Gillan answered Matt Smith’s Nomination and keeps the awareness and cold water flowing.

Everyone’s favorite red head (her hair is growing back nicely) gets style points for dressing up as the Pink Power Ranger and having the Red Ranger and a little person dressed as the Green Ranger get her wet (no, that was not a sexual innuendo). Why the Power Rangers theme? No clue, it’s not explained. That’s what makes it great. The random absurdity of it. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Steam Punk LEGO AT-AT, Live Action Prince Adam “Hey” Meme, Mario Goes On Killing Spree, And MOAR!!!

- 08-27-14Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Yeah, toys b*tch! These cartoon-like versions of the Breaking Bad characters are the work of Trevor Grove of Sideshow Collectibles along with his brother Troy.  Sadly, they don’t exist yet (which is seriously methed up) but the brothers are hopeful the figurines will get realized someday. [Grove’s Facebook page] (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…)