The year is 1995 and Tim Burton’s vision of Batman has twice pleased life-long fans of the Caped Crusader as well as bringing in some huge box office numbers. The third entry in the franchise is ready to hit and fans everywhere are a bit confused with the replacement of Michael Keaton as the man behind the bat but they are still on board with Batman Forever. After all, casting Jim Carrey as The Riddler was a master stroke and audiences are very curious as to just what sort of life Tommy Lee Jones can breathe into lawyer turned psycho madman, Two-Face and, holy sidekick, audiences are finally going to get a Batman movie with the Boy Wonder, Robin! The movie was released and, unfortunately, it was nothing like the previous two entries, and audiences didn’t love Joel Shumacher’s vision of the Dynamic Duo as much as Burton’s stories. One thing that many agreed on, however, was the fun relationship between Two-Face and The Riddler. They may have seemed like the perfect alliance on screen but if Jim Carrey is to be believed, there may have been a bit of behind-the-scenes animosity on the set between Two-Face and The Riddler during the production of Batman Forever. (more…)
It was only a matter of time. The number one movie of the summer, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is getting the Woodrocket Porn Parody Treatment. That’s right, we’re going to hear Groot yell GROOT in… ecstasy? Woodrocket has made it their life’s mission to Porn Parody up all the nerdiest things they can. Most of your favorite fandoms are there, Game of Bones, Bob’s Boners, Laid Runner, and Doctor Whore. There recently announced next project is Gnardians of the Galaxy: 50 Shade of Groot. (more…)
Ever been watching a cartoon, and a character comes on and you think: “HEY! He looks a little like my neighbor Dave!”
Well, get Dave on the phone asap–because apparently that resemblance could be worth a quarter of a BILLION dollars.
At least, that’s what Frank Sivero–the actor who played Frankie Carbone in Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas–believes. It seems he thinks Frankie Carbone’s most likely coincidental resemblance to a third-string Simpsons character (we’re talking like a level or two below Bumblebee Man) means Twentieth Century Fox owes him $250 million. More on this delusionary insanity after the jump: (more…)
It cost over 3 times as much to make ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy than it did ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I know they’ve got awesome weed in that fantasy universe, but who knew it would be so goddamned expensive?? When news got out that crazy man Guillermo del Toro signed to direct ‘The Hobbit,’ fans were mildly okay with it but wanted Peter Jackson instead. The studio wanted him too. But Jackson was busy, and compromises were made. Hands were shook, del Toro quietly exited, and boom – the king returned. Well, they must’ve wanted him something powerful because the budget Jackson ended up with could rebuild Metropolis after ‘Man Of Steel’ left it crumbled. Wait, I’m mixing genres here. That Shire mary jane must be getting to me. Let’s all get stoned just from talking about how much freakin’ money went into this wholly average production. (more…)
So, there’s a little show on FX called American Horror Story, and it is wonderfully creepy. This season’s story, Freak Show, centers around a failing freak show, one of the last, during the 1950’s. Beyond the “freaks” at the show, the series has also decided to bring in a character named Twisty the Clown, who may be the most terrifying character ever seen outside of your nightmares. As scary as that character is, however, it appears that there may be something that can add even more fuel to your bad dreams. What can possibly be more terrifying than a clown? A whole group of angry clowns, and that’s exactly who is attacking the television series by claiming that the series gives clowns a bad name. (more…)
I know that as nerds we obsess over the fine details of everything. We like quantify and categorize and structuring our little realms and apply real world dynamics and logistics to them. How much would is cost to be Batman? How much would it cost to be Iron Man? How much would all the property damage committed by the Chitauri in The Avengers cost? But really, what are the odds that any of that stuff could happen? Having a little boy though that is as destructive as an F1 tornado? Now that’s something believable we can get our calculators out for! A recent journal article aimed to quantify one of the key nerd queries of our time: Just how much damage did Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes cause during his 10 years of carnage on the comics page? (more…)
With the negative feelings surrounding the film work for the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and all the rights that reverted back to Marvel due to epic failure, it’s hard not to diss bad ideas. Marvel Entertainment continues to wow fans with every move, and it seems they are the only ones who know what to do with their creations. Sony, on the other hand, doesn’t know what they’re doing with Spiderman. Every week we hear a report that proves it. Like that time Andrew Garfield was coy about his involvement with the Sinister Six flick. Now we’re hearing he won’t even be in it. Then, there was a title for the new Venom movie. Today, we hear the project has been scrapped. Want some syrup with those waffles, Sony? (more…)
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 email@example.com.
Yesterday, we reported that the Marvel temper tantrum that resulted in the cancellation of the Fantastic Four comic book series’ was no more than the internet’s best way to avoid blaming itself. Rather than accepting that low sales killed FF, many fans are blaming Marvel’s decision to pull the plug on the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. If these fans are to be believed, Marvel is actively trying to sabotage the film’s success by removing any products that they consider advertising for the 20th Century Fox reboot. This notion seemed completely ridiculous and implausible, considering the fact that Marvel really has nothing to fear from any other studio at this point. Well, as much as I hate to think it, we just received some news that lends more credibility to rumor. (more…)
Bad Ass Digest dropped a couple bombs about the future of the Avengers movie franchise. It’s all speculation and we should take it with a grain of salt, but at least it’s worth thinking about. It all boils down to contracts, phases and long-term goals. Luckily these are three things that Marvel Entertainment are masters at manipulating. First, contract limitations kind of prohibit A3 from being split up into two films as previously rumored. Second, this movie is the springboard for Marvel’s famously talked about Phase 3. And third, it’s possible that Thanos won’t be done with our happy heroes by the end of that film. And it all has to do with saying a temporary goodbye to some of our favorite players. Possible SPOILERS ahead. (more…)