So Long, Stephen Colbert; Welcome to Late Night, Stephen Colbert

- 04-12-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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[Editor's Note: This op-ed has been republished with permission from Kabooooom!, the views expressed are solely those of the author and not Nerd Bastards.]

#CancelColbert. The absurd, innocuous hashtagavism that began in the backlash to a poorly chosen, out of context tweet by the Comedy Central-run Twitter account associated with The Colbert Report, has succeeded. Colbert has been canceled. (more…)

BastardCast vs Bill Clinton and the Perfect Stranger Danger from Mars

- 04-11-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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Welcome to the festival of light that is The BastardCast, unfortunately the chicken wing coupons that we sent out are expired. Sorry, but hey the #TimeChallenge continues, we sorta have have Star Wars new. Plus the finer points of the great May 6th, 2016 Sophie’s Choice of movie blockbuster weekends that DC/Marvel have set up for us and the worst audition tape ever for a late night TV talk show (but it is for basic cable, so we still have a chance!)

On the show this week we talk about the funny and informative topics, like: (more…)

Baz Lurhmann to Direct ‘Kung Fu’ Movie Adaptation?

- 04-11-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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In a rare bit of Hollywood restraint, the latest project to come down the recycling pipeline is actually something that’s been over and done for more than 35 years – Kung Fu. Yes, the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, the slow-motion kicking mo-fo that wandered the Old West and beat up the bad guys shall be coming to theaters near you. And now it looks like Legendary Pictures may be lining up one unusual choice of directors – Baz Luhrmann. (more…)

New Details Re: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’–Gambit and Nightcrawler Scheduled to Appear

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by James Daniels

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As the release of the newest entry in the X-Men film franchise draws nigh (X-Men: Days of Future Past), DOFP director Bryan Singer and producer/writer Simon Kinberg took a moment to reveal details of the next chapter in the series: X-Men: Apocalypse to Entertainment Weekly. (more…)

Fan Hopes to Raise 50 Million in 50 Days to Get ‘Stargate Universe’ a 3rd Season

- 04-11-14TV Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Stargate Universe – spun from Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis – has its place in fandom. Unfortunately, that very fandom wasn’t strong enough for the show to last beyond its two seasons, with it getting cancelled in 2011. Now 4 years later, and despite the shows lukewarm success,  a passionate fan has taken to Kickstarter in hopes of funding another season. He needs $50 million and 50 days to do it. Talk about a long shot.  (more…)

So What’s That ‘Sinister Six’ Movie Going to Be About, Anyway?

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The thought of an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off flick featuring the Sinister Six feels a lot like the Sony/Columbia team is grasping at straws. Sure, they don’t have much to work with in terms of copyrights, but is throwing a six-pack of villains into a movie as the main characters really the best way to go? The big question on everyone’s mind is – what can they even do to make this work? Well, a couple of Amazing Spider-Man producers have now stepped up and attempted to answer that crucial puzzle. (more…)

New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Stills & Director James Gunn Talks Thanos & ‘Avengers 3′

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Thanks to director James Gunn, we’ve got some new stills from Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the latest look in prison garb. If that’s not enough, Gunn also has some words about Thanos and how he ties into Avengers 3. (more…)

Final ‘Divergent’ Film, ‘Allegiant’ to Be Split Into Two Films

- 04-11-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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What evil hath Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter wrought?

As someone who sat through Divergent, the first entry in Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA trilogy which finds the post-apocalyptic citizens of Chicago in a sans Thesaurus existence, I honestly can’t imagine how there could be enough story in this series for three films, let alone enough to allow for the splitting of the final book into two separate motion pictures (which I’m sure will run over two hours apiece). But the YA adaptation business model now demands that all ultimate entries be divided into two installments so that they may steal all of the allowance your thirteen-year-old daughter has been bequeathed. No word on whether or not Satan’s minions will be waiting outside the door of each theater house, ready to take their blood as well (Lucifer, from what I hear, is only actually going to show up to the Hollywood premiere).

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