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Hey, remember when Alice in Wonderland made a billion dollars at the box office? The year 2010 were simpler days as Alice, riding on the 3-D coattails of Avatar just needed to be in that third dimension to make money, and that’s all the movie seemed to have going for it. It’s interesting considering the recent discussion of Avatar’s culture relevance, or lack thereof, that the movie that followed in its footsteps so closely seems all but forgotten in the conversation. A billion dollars doesn’t mean what you used to, but it’s siren song is hard shake. Thus we now have Alice Through the Looking Glass, a logical follow-up to Wonderland if anything that happened here could be called logical.  (more…)

Tom Hiddleston In “Advance Talks” For 007 Role

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Bond. James Bond. The film franchise spans 54 years and has given us 6 different actors portraying the agent known as 007. Continuing the legacy of Ian Fleming’s beloved British character, EON Productions intends on making what is being called ‘Bond 25,‘ aptly named for this becoming the 25th film in the franchise. But a brouhaha has developed as to just who will portray the smooth, martini-drinking, super spy with all the cool gadgets.

Sources close to actor Tom Hiddleston are confirming that he is in “advanced talks” to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig. Talk of a new 007 have been swirling with everyone from Hiddleston, to Idris Elba, to Gillian Anderson throwing their name in as interested in the super spy role. (more…)

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Audio commentary for the pilot episode of AMC’s ‘Preacher,’ which debuted this past Sunday, can now be heard in its entirety online. The commentary features the team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, both of whom are executive producers and co-directors of the series.

The episode, which is considered the pilot episode, did quite well in the ratings and received generally positive feedback and remarks for this new show. So the folks over at AMC decided to allow the fans the opportunity to hear commentary by the directors and listen to their thoughts on the series, the struggles in finally bringing the adaptation to the small screen, and a lot of fun and interesting facts about last Sunday’s pilot episode.
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A few months ago, we here at NerdBastards let you know about the train-wreck that was Allegiant. This film was plagued by an awful script, pointless CG effects, and an overall dull experience. This came as no surprise to many of you, as most YA movies are notorious for being bland and unappealing outside their pre-teen audience. In addition, Lionsgate, the studio that behind the Divergent films, hasn’t exactly had a good year. From the notoriously awful animated film Norm of the North to the bloated mess that was Gods of Egypt, all of their 2016 wide releases so far have received scathing reviews from critics and audiences. One could easily blame Lionsgate’s CEO for letting these movies happen in the first place, but apparently, he feels the same way we do.  (more…)

Kirkman Negan

The season finale of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ had everyone buzzing for a couple of reasons. First, we finally saw the long-awaited appearance of Negan (portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Secondly, and what generated the most chatter, was its cliffhanger where fans were left to wonder just which character met their fate at the hands of this new bad guy, and his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat Lucille. Time for Robert Kirkman to have some fun! (more…)

‘Westworld’ Back on Track at HBO, Premiering this Fall

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It’s one of the most anticipated TV projects of the last couple of years, and that’s saying something. With an accomplished creative team, an all-star cast, and a berth on HBO, everyone’s been looking forward to Jonathan Nolan‘s revisionist take on Westworld, based on the Michael Chrichton book and movie about a Wild West theme part full of robots gone mad. Behind the scenes though, there’s been trouble plenty. Cost overruns, creative conflicts, reshoots, and let’s not forget that rumor about using actual prostitutes… But are things all set for Westworld to finally premiere? HBO seems to think so. In fact, they’re now saying the show will premiere in the fall. (more…)

Marvel Mel

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been expanding with each film and phase. With it comes some truly memorable characters and the actors have done a magnificent job at literally transforming themselves into becoming those characters. Ask a number of people who Robert Downey, Jr. is and the majority would likely say Iron Man (or perhaps Tony Stark, but less likely). The actor’s names have almost become synonymous with their Marvel role. Most fans would probably be up in arms if, say, Chris Evans decided to stop being Captain America and someone else came along to fill the role. It wouldn’t be the same! Well, get this… way back when Marvel was still working on Phase I, the studio originally approached an actor to land a key role in their film(s) but that actor passed. That actor was Mel Gibson. (more…)

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Franchises are a big deal today in the film industry. You have the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Cinematic Universe, there are a ton of Transformer movies with ideas to incorporate other Hasbro names, and more. And now it looks like Lionsgate may be joining the club with a franchise of their own – the Power Rangers. There’s been very little regarding the new film, but it seems that Lionsgate CEO, Jon Feltheimer, is feeling pretty good about the movie that he made a statement earlier this week that the studio could potentially make upwards of seven other Power Ranger movies.

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