OPINION: Sony Pictures Not Releasing ‘The Interview’ Is Cowardly

- 12-18-14Featured, Film, WTF? Posted by Crystal Contempt

Interview

Making headlines this week is the magnanimous decision from Sony Pictures to pull Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s The Interview from theatrical release.

The hackers that lifted the curtain to Sony’s internal workings threatened violent actions against theaters showing The Interview.  Despite The Department of Homeland Security citing no credible information to indicate an actual threat, Sony had allowed theaters to make the decision to show the film or not. With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas release of The Interview.

Did Sony not see White House Down? – “We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists!”. This reaction has sent a powerful message to terrorists. Sad day. Here’s why… (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Zelda Wedding, Menorasaurus, Steampunk Gameboy, 707 Classic Who Episodes and MOAR!!!

- 12-17-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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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 Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: This Elf on the Shelf is having a really bad day. [Reddit via Gizmodo(more…)

Tim Burton Thinks People Will “Get Sick Of” The Marvel Movie Formula…Huh?

- 12-16-14Books, Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Derek Robertson

Tim and Batman

Tim Burton has been doing the promotion circuit for his new film Big Eyes – which, surprisingly, doesn’t star a dressed up idiosyncratic-characteristic Johhny Depp, or a gothic looking Helena Bonham Carter –  which is due to be released on Christmas day. Talking about everything from Beetlejuice 2 being closer than ever going into production, to how he has missed working with Michael Keaton, and now he has been talking about the superhero comic book genre and how much it has changed in the last 20 years. Burton, who isn’t usually one for too much controversy, has hit out with a belter of an opinion which will no doubt be splitting comic book fans and film fans down the middle. (more…)

Looks Like The X-Men May Be Meeting The Fantastic Four

- 12-15-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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It really is incredible just how much information the hackers that hit Sony really gathered.  Some of the information may be old and moot by this point but much of the information stemming from the leaked emails seems to be fairly fresh, which makes this newest tidbit very interesting.  According to The Daily Beast, who claim to have “spent days and days sifting through hundreds of thousands of email correspondences between Sony execs”, it appears that Fox may be planning a huge crossover event that would feature both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. (more…)

Jonathon Frakes For ‘Star Trek 3’? Oh, The Possibilities

- 12-11-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

Riker

The internet is an interesting beast.  While a movie or franchise can spend millions on marketing a legitimately good movie, trolls across the planet can have it all tumble down with a few harsh keystrokes.  On the other end of the spectrum, the internet has also helped get many projects off the ground that may have never even initiated lift off had it not been for the online campaigns that insisted the projects come to fruition, e.g. Veronica Mars and Deadpool.   Well, it looks like the net may have done it again, this time in the form of William T. Riker aka Jonathon Frakes.  Thanks, in part, to an online campaign, it appears that Frakes has reached out to Paramount Pictures in an effort to helm the next voyage to the final frontier. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Best Deadpool Cosplays, Epic Simpsons’ Tattoo, Batman Through The Ages, Avengers Singing Christmas Carols and MOAR!!!!

- 12-10-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

 

deadpool cereal

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 Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Uproxx rounds up the best Deadpool cosplays of all time in two posts. The above image is from Tinytinysquid and photographed by Carlos Adama(more…)

George Lucas Is Not Really Interested In Abrams’ ‘Star Wars’

- 12-08-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

Ep 7

You saw that awesome Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser on Black Friday, right? Of course you did, hell, we ALL did.  I’ve watched it again three times in a row, just while writing this article.  Some watched and waited for J.J. Abrams’ slightest misstep so that they could immediately run to the nearest message board to tear his vision of a galaxy far, far away apart.  Others, such as myself, watched while looking for some clue that would indicate that Wars is in capable hands.  No matter which side of this fence you sit on, avoiding the trailer was almost unthinkable for fans of the franchise.  Well, most of us anyway.  Page Six caught up with the father of Wars, George Lucas, and asked his opinion of the new footage.  Surprisingly (or not, depending on your opinion of Lucas), it turns out that George hasn’t even seen the new trailer yet.  Even more surprising?  He has no intention of watching it. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Hunger Games Porn Parody, Best Obituary Ever, Force Awakens Tattoo, Ugly Christmas Suits and MOAR!!!

- 12-03-14Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

My New Favorite Commander Shepard On The Citadel

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 Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) 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: Leon Chiro’s cosplay of Commander Shepard is incredible. Check out Kotaku for more images.  (more…)

We May Know What ‘Fantastic Four” Is About. Or Not. Probably Not.

- 11-18-14Comics, Film, Internet, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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If I’ve said (written) it once, I’ve said (written) it a million times: if you are going to remake, reimagine, reboot, reinvent, or whatever other “re” buzzword that Hollywood feels like using this week, a movie or franchise, you have to bring something new to the table.  As the Fantastic Four re-whatever is getting closer and closer to seeing the light of day, it is becoming more of a case of “be careful what you wish for”.  Hot off the heels of the recent Dr. Doom bomb that hit, a new synopsis for the Josh Trank helmed Fantastic Four movie is making its way through the interwebs and if it is to be believed, Trank is changing a hell of a lot more than Victor Von Doom’s origins. (more…)

The Team-Up You Didn’t Know You Have Been Waiting For: Hulk Hogan To Join Scooby-Doo

- 11-17-14Cartoons, Film, Uncategorized, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Like many people, Scooby-Doo has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home after school to watch my favorite Scooby-Doo reruns, or for Saturday mornings to watch A Pup Named Scooby-Doo back when it was a brand new series and Saturday morning cartoons were king.  I loved all of the incarnations of the series but my favorite was The New Scooby-Doo Movies.  Every episode featured a guest star and watching my favorite superhero, Batman, working a case with my favorite teenaged sleuths (I wouldn’t discover The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew until a little later) was one of the most exciting things in my young life.  Those days are long gone but thanks to a new animated feature that will throw wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in the mix with the Mystery, Inc. crew, perhaps fans can relive a bit of the glory days. (more…)