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Last week, Jason Statham said some stuff about the Marvel Studios’ oeuvre that were a bit, um, insensitive. That’s the diplomatic way of putting it, because actually he was downright brutal. The word ‘diss’ would not be misused in this situation. Obviously, such utterances are likely to make nerds angry, and you won’t like some nerds when their angry. And the Hulk, or rather the guy that plays the Hulk, well he’s just kind of laughing it off. In a recent interview, Mark Ruffalo was asked about Statham’s summation of his work, and that of the rest of Marvel Studios’ cast, and his reaction is just that this is Statham being Statham. (more…)

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Just days after the full first season the Man Without Fear debuted on the Netflix, it was received as a bona fide hit, and a second season was immediately ordered. We’ll be seeing more of Matt Murdock and the battle for Hell’s Kitchen.

Charlie Cox will again be playing Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio will be back as Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk. While Deborah Ann Woll and the rest of the primary cast also appear onboard. We’ll also see a new cast of characters and villains. One in particular is making some news today.

You can’t think about Daredevil for too long without thinking of Bullseye. Reportedly, Fast and Furious 7 star Jason Statham is in talks for the role. (more…)

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We’ve been treated to so much goodness this summer already that we forgot about the all important concluding chapter of the pivotal Expendables trilogy. Chock a block full of Sylvester Stallone’s buddies, The Expandables 3 promises to be the rootinest, tootinest, shooinest, explodiest Expendables of them all with the returning old guns, some more veterans joining the fray, and a group of newbie recruits. From the looks of it, this three-quel promises nothing less than an entire neighborhood being destroyed in the midst of all it’s action. And apparently, Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes cement their bromance with a game of knives. That’s sweet. (more…)

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This summer will be a testosterone overflow as Hollywood’s ancient action heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Arnold Schwarzenegger return to their roles to do some major ass-kicking in The Expendables 3Also joining the all-star cast this year is  Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz and Glen Powell. The most hardcore cast in movie history is officially back and ready for action! Can’t wait until next summer? Meet the gang NOW in the brand-new teaser trailer.

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Two Choices, Only One Snake for ‘Escape’ Remake

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After being dormant for a long time, it seems the machine is gearing up once again, big time, for the Escape from New York remake. Producer Joel Silver (Sherlock Holmes, The Matrix) recently picked up the baton and it seems that he’s moving swiftly to capitalize on the brand, so much so that the New York Daily News is reporting today that the potential replacement for Kurt Russell in the role of Snake Plissken is down to two contenders.

Contender #1: Jason Statham. Star of The Transporter series, Death Race and the recently released Parker.

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Contender #2: Tom Hardy. The acclaimed actor who’s appeared in Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Both actors are fine choices, although they will have big shoes to fill given the indelible mark Russell left on the character. For my money, I’d rather see Hardy because I think Statham’s had his shot at remaking a cult classic with the dud Death Race, but I digress.

What do you think, Bastards? Who do you like as Snake, in anyone?

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While it is still not completely official, we have received a confirmation of sorts that we will see The Expendables 3. The annual American Film Market, basically a huge marketing networking orgy, is currently underway and Nu Media/Millennium Films circulated a flyer that says the studios are selling the international distribution rights (most likely to raise capital to fund production.) Weird thing is, the flyer also mentions another action flick.

Yup, a sequel to the 2011 Jason Statham opus The Mechanic. At long last all those unanswered questions we have will be answered. If you don’t remember the movie, you’re not alone as it was rather forgettable and was mostly forgotten at the box office. A loose remake of an old Charles Bronson movie from the 70’s that was really just an excuse to make another Statham movie that is completely indistinguishable from every other Statham movie. He drives a car, shoots a gun, gets into a fist fight and talks like he just had dental work done. Oh, and there was probably a blonde girl in it too.

So far no other information about either movie has been released, but we’ll keep you updated.

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Today has been heavy with TV spots.  Instead of rifling off of a bunch of short posts, we thought it would be much more reader friendly to compile them into a compendium. OK, I admit it. We were just too goddamn lazy. Anyhow, scroll on down to see some new spots for Expendable 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises.

Lionsgate has released a third TV spot for The Expendables 2Much like the first two spots, you can expect explosions and geriatric  acting.

In the August 17 release, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road ()Randy Couture and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job.

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Here it is, the trailer for Expendables II. This NerdBastard has to say that it is kind of refreshing to have a movie that promises simple things and delivers.

You want old action stars, you gott’um.

The Expendables II have all the bells and wistles that any 80’s action movie could want. One liners, crazy explosions, silent guys that shoot shit, inside jokes galore, The Expendables II has it. 

But now we’ve got an actual trailer, with actual footage showing some of what happens when you put Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the same movie.

The new “Trailer for the trailer” phase that Hollywood Marketing Geniuses started is still going strong. This NerdBastard was hoping that the trend might die a quick and painful death, something with lots of fire and explosions.

We get plenty of fire and explosions in this teaser from Liongates The Expendables II. but not much else. Terry Crews must have some kind of jock itch with all the crotch grabbing and antsy jumping around he’s doing. Get that guy some Gold Bond Powder. You could play a drinking game with this teaser, drink a shot every time Crews touches himself inappropriately.

Meet back here Thursday for the full trailer.

The Expendables II opens in theaters on August 17, directed by Simon West the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Uwe Boll Wants to Tell Us How the Economy Broke

Well fuck Margin Call, Uwe Boll is about to shoot his testosterone all over the 2008 economic meltdown and put a gory stamp on a period of time that many Americans are still trying to recover from. Boll, the profane auteur behind some truly awful (or awesome, depending on your perspective and/or proclivity for glue inhalation) will begin shooting (no “no pun intended”) The Bailout in Vancouver in the beginning of April.

There has been no official synopsis yet but THR reports that the film will center around Jim, “an average New Yorker who loses everything because of the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis, and who strikes back by targeting investment bankers for assassination.”

No word yet on who will play “Jim” in Boll’s violent revenge fantasy, but I’m pretty sure Jason Statham just got half a roll of nickels in his pocket from the mini-synopsis. Also, Nic Cage could be a match since I’m pretty sure the government confiscated his ability to say no.

Pop Quiz: A back to back future viewing of The Bailout and Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America vs a Katherine Heigl mini-marathon, which would incite more violence?