Nerdy Bits: Hilarious ‘Attack on Titan’ Ballgown, Super-Sexy Velma and Mario, ‘Hannibal’ Cooking Contest, & MOAR!

- 05-30-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher



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

ABOVE: This Life-Size R2-D2 cake is the cake you’re looking for. Only Obi-Wan Kenobi can help her stop eating that entire R2 cake. Cakes are meant to be eaten, it’s their lot in life.  [CakesCove]


Downey Jr. and Ruffalo Unleash The Earth’s Mightiest Selfies

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys


The superhero franchise wars took a serious turn today when Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo (Down and Ruff: Superheroes in the daytime, super 1970s homicide detectives in the nighttime) engaged Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the theater of SRAFTBFF (Super Rich and Famous Thespian Best Friends Forever) selfie adorableness combat.

After there is jumping, there shall be pictures!


More ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Goodies – Four New Stills Released

- 01-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Sarah Moran


Empire Magazine have declared this week all about X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kicking things off with their reveal of 25 character covers, including our first look at the newest Sentinel, Mark X, Empire is slowing sharing more and more tantalizing bits from the most epic X-Men movie ever. Today they’ve released four new photos, like the one of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) above. (more…)

Sir Ian McKellen Drops His Pants, Shows Us What He’s Got

- 11-06-13Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Sarah Moran


And what he’s got is a pair of tighty-whities featuring Gandalf and his famous quote, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” Ian McKellen hosted Only Make Believe‘s 14th Annual Gala on Monday night, which honored Susan Sarandon and Dr. Alex Karp, and at one point in the evening performed a quick change on stage and ended up giving the audience a backside view. (more…)

Hobbit Production Vlog #12 Shows Pick-Ups, Laughs, and Gandalf Swearing

- 11-06-13Film Posted by Luke Gallagher


One of the many things I love about director Peter Jackson is his willing us to bring us behind the scenes of his films. Offering video diaries, documentaries, featurettes, interviews… etc. He offers up every facet of the filmmaking process.  As a viewer, I respect the final product more when I realize the amount of work that went into it. Ultimately, it’s amazing watching a concept evolve into reality; seeing nothing turn into something.

Peter Jackson has released his 12th production video blog for his Hobbit trilogy. This one focuses on the pick-up shots and shows off some fun behind the scenes footage. (more…)

They Arrived Precisely When They Meant To: 7 New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

- 11-04-13Film Posted by Luke Gallagher


I never understood the thought process of releasing  “character” posters for a film after trailers and teasers have been released. Seems to me, it should be in reverse order. Posters have been and should always be the promotional tools teasing what’s to come. Releasing posters post footage seems rather moot. Don’t get me wrong, posters can be nifty looking pieces of art, but it’s like, why do I wanna stare at a static image when I could just replay the trailer a dozen times?  Anyway, The official Facebook page for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has revealed seven new character posters which you can view below:


‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Gets the Bryan Singer Commentary Treatment

- 10-30-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


The first trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past hit the Internet yesterday, and there was a lot to take in. What better way to explore what the trailer has to offer than having the film’s director talk us through it? (more…)

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer is Here to Rock Your Face Off!

- 10-29-13Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher


It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! The trailer for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past is upon us… and it is has EPIC written all over it. Seriously, I was not expecting it to be THAT good. (more…)

Hear Smaug the Stupendous Speak in Latest ‘Hobbit’ Trailer

- 10-01-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran


Yes, it’s here! With the summer blockbuster season well behind us there’s still one movie nerds are squirming over: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We saw a few nifty posters yesterday, but they don’t compare to the majesty of a full two and a half minute trailer. Hit the jump, and enjoy,


Ian McKellen to Play Sherlock Holmes in ‘Slight Trick of the Mind’

- 09-05-13Film Posted by Brent Cook

Interpreting an older, retired version of the character, Ian McKellen will be playing the infamous sleuth in the Slight Trick of the Mind Sherlock Holmes movie. In a time when there are three other mainstream iterations of the character, two on television and one on the big screen, it isn’t entirely surprising that we’re getting another. Despite that, we haven’t seen this version of the character on film yet.

Taking a similar approach to the RDJ-starring feature films, Slight Trick of the Mind will be staying in the time period in which the original stories were set, albeit focusing on the latter years. And even though Watson won’t be around, I think we can count on the housekeeper’s son to take the place of sidekick in the film. McKellen is obviously a wonderful actor so it’ll be a treat to watch him take on such an iconic character on the big screen.

There are two shows, each interpreting a more modern version of the character (one in New York, one in London), that are currently airing, and a third Warner Bros. movie is also being worked on; personally, I’m all Sherlock’ed out. Does anyone else think this might be a bit too much, or is this different enough to have a place among the slew of other Sherlock’s out there today? Either way, you can check out the full plot summary below.

In 1947, Sherlock Holmes, long retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son. But far from living out a peaceful retirement, he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife. With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life – a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.