Ah, it’s the holidays, the season for a great number of excessive activities. This is the time of year when I drink excessively, eat excessively (you know, more than usual), shop excessively, burn electricity excessively (my Christmas light setup is a bit extravagant), watch holiday themed specials excessively and commit any number of other very excessive acts of fun and festivity. All of that makes me think, though, usually right around this time, that it would also be a good idea to give excessively, and not just to my family and friends. For me, charity is an important part of the holiday season, and while there are any number of very worthy charity options no matter where you live (children’s toy drives, homeless shelters, food banks, etc.), it’s always nice when you can add a somewhat nerdy spin to your charitable donations. That’s why I’m so happy that Worldbuilders, a charity founded by bestselling The Kingkiller Chronicle author Patrick Rothfuss (the bearded gentleman up there holding that adorable creature), exists.
This time on The BastardCast: In Conversation, Jeremy and Jason are joined by writer and performer Bill Corbett famously from RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Bill regails the guys with tails of riffing and adventure (adventure being the upcoming RiffTrax Live event, details here.) (more…)
Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim) understands that audiences unfamiliar with the Marvel superhero his upcoming film is based on may not “get” Ant-Man right away. However, the acclaimed British filmmaker and Nerd luminary is convinced that he can make the somewhat lesser-known hero “badass”, as he put it in a recent interview with ET:
Over the weekend at Walker Stalker Con I had the opportunity, along with eight other media outlets, to sit down and ask The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln one question. The only rules were, no pictures and no questions about future episodes or spoilers. What would you have asked? (more…)
Recently, we had a chance to talk face to face with multi-talented comic book writer and artist Tim Seeley about his and Mike Norton‘s rural noir zombie thriller Revival, providing a contrast for The Walking Dead, becoming a highly sought after team with Norton, the status of the rumored Hack/Slash film, his interest in bringing his comics to TV or the big screen, and knowing where Revival will end thanks to Lost.
Director Tim Miller has confirmed that the long rumored and oft-discussed Deadpool flick is close to being greenlit. Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have complered a draft of the script, and likely star Ryan Reynolds has claimed the movie will be made “eventually” in a recent interview with Superhero Hype. (more…)
The appreciation of cosplay is very near and dear to the heart of Nerd Bastards. Whether it be expertly crafted, drop dead gorgeous, simple yet witty, or all of the above–we love it.
Now, in a new and ongoing feature we’re looking to celebrate all those unknowns who slave away creating amazing costumes. Those who put their sweat and tears into an outfit they’ll only wear on the convention floor for a few hours. Those who don’t have a gig on a major television network’s reality show. These are the Real Heroes of Cosplay. (more…)
NerdBastards recently had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Zach Galligan (Gremlins, Waxworks, Hachet) to discuss what he’s up to, the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Gremlins, and Zach’s appearance at the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. (more…)