Wadlow to Kick-Ass on ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie?

- 04-10-14Uncategorized Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The rotating door to the production of a future Masters of the Universe movie turns again, and as we say goodbye to G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu, we say hello to Jeff Wadlow, who is now rumored to be the man for the job for the big screen trip back to Eternia. Is Wadlow the filmmaker to break this deadlock and bring us a live-action He-Man again? No one – except maybe the Shadow – knows. (more…)

New Production Stills & Character Plot Points for Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

- 02-27-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s some new images and information making the Internet rounds for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s second film in the Sin City franchise, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny, Jessica Alba‘s super-sexy-dancer Nancy, and Mickey Rourke‘s tough as nails Marv. (more…)

We’ve Finally Got a Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions’

- 02-24-14TV, Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve finally got a trailer for the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions that will be hitting Netflix later this March. There’s a lot of little tid-bits in the trailer and a ton of Yoda. What’s the little green Jedi Master up to this time? (more…)

JJ Abrams Wishes He’d Been “Upfront” About the Whole “Khan” Thing

- 12-02-13Uncategorized Posted by James Daniels

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In a move I find personally quite gratifying, director JJ Abrams has admitted that his decision to…well, LIE about Benedict Cumberbatch‘s identity as Star Trek villain Khan Noonien-Singh (and to instruct the screenwriters and performers to do the same) was, perhaps, in error.

The Star Trek: Into Darkness director spoke to MTV saying (in part) that it:

probably would have been smarter just to say upfront

Read the full quote and watch a clip of the interview after the jump.  (more…)

George Ramero’s ‘Day of The Dead’ Gets Rebooted or Should that be Re-Animated?

- 11-25-13Film, Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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It was only a matter of time once the first George Ramero Zombie classic Night of the Living Dead got the Reboot / Re-telling treatment in 1990 with horror favorite Tom Savini directing. Dawn of the Dead with Vin Rhames was next and now Millenium Films has hired director Mark Tonderai to take on re-vamping the third in the franchise, Day of the Dead. (more…)

Nerd Bastards Giveaway: Win a Transformers Optimus Prime Hoodie!

- 10-12-13Uncategorized Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Your friends already think you’re more than meets the eye,  why not wear something to prove them right? Transform and roll out with this sweet Optimus Prime hoodie from 80′s Tees.com. This zippered Transformers hoodie is great for costume parties, job interviews (we’d hire you), or just for lounging around watching cartoons or listening to music (You’ve Got The Touch by Stan Bush, of course!). At a reasonable price of $60, you can get your very own at 80′s Tees.com (purveyors of nerdy apparel). If your wallet isn’t made of sterner stuff, you can take a shot at winning one. We got a XXL (fits like a XL) we’re just giving away. Why? It doesn’t matter (*cough* I was too fat for it), all you need to know is that we dare to be stupid and give away free swag. Here’s your chance…

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Jesse Pinkman Drives Fast, is Furious in ‘Need for Speed’ Trailer

- 09-25-13Uncategorized Posted by Jason Tabrys
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“Dude, what do you mean all the product has gone bad? LA Looks is supposed to last FOREVER!”

Aaron Paul has given up on crank and developed a need… a Need for Speed (Val Kilmer high five!).

He also seems to have developed a penchant for over-grand voiceovers in the first trailer for the upcoming vroom vroom epic, which also stars Dakota Johnson, beetlejuice… Beetlejuice… MICHAEL KEATON, the guy who played Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Imogen Poots, and the equally well named quadrumvirate of Sir Maejor, Kid Cudi, Han Soto, and Chillie Mo.

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Nerdy Bits: Le Sexy Femme Captain America, Mark Hamill Vs Rancor (Again), Benedict Cumberbatch-esque Name Generator, Russian Mortal Kombat Shawarma Master, and MOAR!!!

- 08-29-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Uncategorized 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: Le sexy femme Captain America cosplay by Ariel Clough. I pledge allegiance to the flag…  [FashionablyGeek]

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Nerdy Bits: Le Sexy Female Goku, 16-Bit Blade Runner, Japan’s Epic 90′s X-Men, Firefly Rant, and MOAR!!!

- 08-16-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Uncategorized 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: Le sexy female Goku Dragon Ball Z cosplay. Hey guys, I found two of the Dragon Balls. [CBM]

Bruce Willis is Not a Sellout (Updated)

- 08-14-13Uncategorized Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Bruce Willis hasn’t been on a PR winning streak lately. First, he had that awkward and somewhat cantankerous interview on the press tour for Red 2, then the anecdotal evidence points to Sylvester Stallone calling him “greedy and lazy” on twitter after announcing that Willis would not return for Expendables 3.

Now, in a new interview with Spanish magazine XLS, Willis has revealed that he is “bored” with starring in action films, but that he “does like to earn lots of money” from them.

Here’s the full quote:

“Explosions are one of the most boring parts of my job [...] When you have seen a few fireballs, its not exciting anymore. I know part of my audience enjoys the explosions, but to be honest, I’m a bit bored of it now.”

“I am very clear with who I am [...] I work in all sorts of films, but the action movies are the ones that generate the most revenue. I like to earn lots of money from those, but I do all types: small productions, mega-projects, medium sized, even science fiction.”

Now, this kind of honesty is rare. Usually, everything is rainbows and puppy dogs during a press tour because anything else would be incongruent with the acknowledged goal of these things.

Why is that? It seems as though people don’t like it when an actor admits to a love of commerce or admits that acting is their job. We crave some kind of artisinal craftsmen’s pride in every film and TV project.

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“Lie to us!” we psychically scream, begging our artists to protect our fantasy and validate the notion that we are connoisseurs of good not mere consumers.

We want to be told that something was a labor of love or fiercely innovative. They did it for art, they did it for the experience of working with XYZ , or because the story spoke to them in a deep and meaningful way.

We draw a line and fail to acknowledge the existence of the grey area. To choose an endeavor for art is laudable, anything else is allegedly without honor. End of story, but it’s a bullshit story.

I say good for Bruce Willis. He has a marketable skill, he is a product that moves off the shelf when it is put on a low enough shelf, and so he embraces that. That his inner artist is howling out in the dark, praying for something more doesn’t earn sympathy, but it’s also not surprising.

Willis has, over the course of his career, bobbed when he could have weaved and weaved on more than one occasion. He’s right when he says that he does all types, though “does” may be the wrong tense.

Regardless of his recent track record, though, Bruce Willis is a talent, I’m a fan, and I’m happy when he does something that feels daring or at least different — something like Moonrise Kingdom, Looper, Breakfast of ChampionsThe Sixth Sense, and Pulp Fiction – but I understand that people like money and money is good.

If Bruce Willis wants to occasionally (or regularly) make lesser fare for easier money, he won’t be the first or last actor to take the vilified expressway over the glorified dirt road, and I’m sure I and many others will watch — sometimes with gritted teeth (like when his co-star is 50 Cent), and sometimes with rapt enjoyment. Why? Because at the end of the day, that’s John McClane up there, and he’s handing out ass kickings like Gideon’s pass out Bibles.

UPDATE: According to The Huffington Post, Willis’ reps have denied that their client said these words and they have indicated that there was an issue with the translation. No word on what Willis did say.

For the record, I think the above words still resonate, because at some point, someone will say something along these lines and people will sprint to call them a sellout, placating this bizarre notion about our desire for actors to have unrealistically pure motives.

Why were Willis’ now apparently false remarks controversial? That is still a really good question.

Source: The Mirror via Slash Film