Bay’s ‘Turtles’ Could Have Been Scary As Hell

- 08-26-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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This summer’s Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was met with more than a bit of internet hate, much like any news reporting that the filmmaker has taken on another project.  Every decision that was being made during the production of the comic book adaptation was scrutinized by fanboys all over the web and there was plenty of frustration and confusion from those fans anytime something did not fall in line with their vision of the Turtles. One of the biggest complaints that people had about the reboot was with respect to the Turtles’ new look.  Well, if these images are any indication, things could have been worse. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Stunning Groot Cake, Every Death In Every Tarantino Film, Exploding TARDIS Dress, 501st Legion Does The Ice Bucket Challenge and MOAR!!!

- 08-20-14Cool 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. 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: Groot is everywhere these days, but never has he made such a delicious appearance. Tattooed Bakers crafted this intricately detailed chocolate Groot cake with edible bark. This must have been an intensive process, as the outside of the cake is made from individual pieces of bark. In case you can’t tell, the writing on the cake stand is “#IAMGROOT.” [That's Nerdalicious via Between the Pages(more…)

Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith Team Up for Canadian Super Hero Movie ‘Yoga Hosers’

- 08-19-14Film, WTF? Posted by Leo Johnson

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Potentially in reaction to everyone’s wish to see him team up with directors other than Tim Burton, Johnny Depp is teaming up with Kevin Smith to make the action-adventure movie Yoga Hosers. The movie marks the second in Smith’s “True North Trilogy”, which began with Tusk and are movies steeped in Canadian culture and mythology. In addition to being the follow up to TuskYoga Hosers will feature the entire cast of Tusk, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein.

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Alison Brie And Jennifer Lawrence Once Appeared In ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer.’ Once.

- 08-18-14TV, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Ok, so who remembers the teen movie entitled ‘Not Another Teen Movie? I don’t because I don’t watch corny stuff. But let’s imagine that somebody wanted to build off the fad of those parody movies and pitched ‘Not Another High School Show‘ for television. It was developed in 2007 and a pilot was shot for Comedy Central but it wasn’t picked up. The show was allegedly supposed to include individual sketches, an example of which somebody found in a trashcan and put on YouTube. It’s called ‘Muffy The Vampire Slayer’ and holy cats are you in for it. Not to dissect it too deeply before you’ve watched the clip, but let’s just say that it starred Alison Brie in the title role. Oh, and Jennifer Lawrence pops in for a few seconds too. Wait a minute, this sounds awesome… (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Hulkbuster Cosplay, Star Wars Princesses, How Super Heroes Eat, Dancing Groot and MOAR!!!

- 08-13-14Cool 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. 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: Carry these Picard facepalm cookies from Just Jenn Recipes with you everywhere you go. When someone does something really stupid, hand them a cookie. They’ll think you’re being sweet, when in reality you’re not-so-silently judging them. [Technabob(more…)

Announcement Of ‘Rise Of The Tomb Raider’ Being An Xbox Exclusive Has Gamers Throwing Chairs

- 08-12-14Videogames, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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The Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison announced at Gamescon that the new installment in the popular Tomb Raider franchise will be an Xbox exclusive. There’s no word on whether things will change or stay that way. It’s slated to debut “Holiday 2015,” and if anybody knows what that means, please chime in. Last year’s Lara Croft adventure was a great success and played across wide platforms, so it’s a mystery why Microsoft would shut out loyal gamers for the sequel. Especially since the series has arguably been more associated with Playstation than any other console. Whatever the case, deals such as this one are few and far between in recent years because they do test player loyalty. Even if the status quo shifts, the damage of betrayal is done and documented. And gamers are rioting over the internet. (more…)

What The Heck Did Penguin Books Just Do To ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’?

- 08-09-14Books, Film, WTF? Posted by Luke Gallagher

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin made a bizarre decision to create a new cover for the Roald Dahl work. 

There’s no Charlie. No Willy Wonka. And there’s nothing there to even suggest a chocolate factory. Instead… a picture of a steely-eyed blond girl?  (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Mad Moxxi Makeup, Samurai Pikachu, 90s Food Nostalgia And MOAR!!!!

- 08-06-14Cool 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. 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: Cosplay makeup artist Roxy Lee showed off some of her favorite looks on Geek Girls, like Mad Moxxi featured above. Her Zipper Face is my favorite, but I didn’t want to gross you guys out in the feature image. So make sure you check it out(more…)

What Does Vanilla Ice Think of The New TMNT Ninja Rap? Only “True” Ninjas Will Understand

- 08-05-14Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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When one contemplates the rap genre and the music that first made it a legitimate, influential genre of music, full of stories of urban youth and angst, there are a few songs that come to mind. I’d be willing to bet, however, that ANY Vanilla Ice song, much less Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!, his 1991 tribute to everyone’s favorite Ninja Turtles that was featured in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is nowhere on that list.  However, while speaking with GQ, Vanilla (or Rob Van Winkle, depending on what mood his is in) has some criticism for Shell Shocked, the new Juicy J/Wiz Khalifa/Ty Dolla $ign song that will be featured in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot that hits theaters this weekend: (more…)

Marvel’s Kevin Feige On Why There Are No Female-Led Hero Movies / Katee Sackhoff Teases Otherwise?

- 08-04-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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There’s been internet buzz about Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige’s remarks concerning the lack of female superheroes headlining their own films. It’s no secret that ladies in the action realm have had their ups and downs. For every one Ellen Ripley there’s a ‘Catwoman,’ an ‘Elektra,’ and a ‘Barb Wire.’ One could argue that the industry as a whole just down right doesn’t know what to do with ladies in power. But when considering the counter-argument, that with every ‘BloodRayne’ debacle, there are ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,’ ‘Underworld’ and ‘Hunger Games’ success stories, the issue gets kinda confusing. If Marvel were to place bets on a female-led superhero film, where would it fit in their grand cinematic plan? And what character would be the best candidate? I think Katee Sackhoff might be trying to tell us something. (more…)