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It seems like something that you would only read when forced to for high school English class, but can you think of a better book-to-screen adaptation worth doing right now than Ray Bradbury‘s Fahrenheit 451? Okay, so George Orwell’s 1984 might make the first round draft pick, but Fahrenheit would definitely make the top three. Bradbury’s warning about the crush of culture, the dangers of distraction, and the attack on the importance of being well-informed is chock full of very ripe thematic material, which is probably why HBO has now got a lock on a new adaptation featuring a pair of very talented actors in the main roles.  (more…)

Another day, another Deadpool 2 Cable casting rumor.

Every since the character was announced for the sequel at the end of the first Deadpool movie, the only thing everyone seems to care about is who will be playing the character. For the last year, month over month, names have been mentioned, rumored, and fan casted. Where fans may see perfect casting in Stephen Lang (Avatar) or Ron Perlman (Hellboy), the studio seems to have different presence for the character. Names on Fox’s supposed shortlist are, in no particular order:  Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Russel Crowe (Gladiator), Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) and David Harbor (Stranger Things).

And now another name is in the mix. (more…)

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So, the other day, Vulture managed to set the internet on fire with an interview with Batman v. Superman’s Michael Shannon, when it was revealed that Shannon’s Zod would be in BvS but with a physical change that had plenty of people scratching their heads.  According to that interview, Shannon’s character would have flippers rather than humanoid digits.  Well, in an even more recent interview, this time with The Daily Beast, Shannon has eaten some of his words but in doing so, he may have let a pretty major secret slip.  It appears that perhaps those Doomsday rumors may have a bit more meat than some initially believed. Possible spoilers ahead. (more…)

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If you’ve ever read a comic book then you know that death never means forever. (Unless you’re Uncle Ben, am I right? Too soon?) Anyway, it seems that the slack work of the Grim Reaper when it comes to the superhuman will be on display in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Were you a fan of Michael Shannon‘s General Zod? Well, good news, he will appear in Dawn of Justice in some capacity, but he’ll be a little different. Not just alive, but with brand new appendages that make turning doorknobs a little more, shall we say, problematic. What do we mean? Think Penguin from Batman Returns. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast

This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

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The complaints surrounding the battle between Superman and General Zod at the end of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel have been pretty rife to say the least. During the final confrontation, Superman and Zod battle it out; causing apocalyptic chaos across the city of Metropolis. Hollywood films are fraught with destruction, what makes this any different?, I can here you all asking! Well, fundamentally, it all boils down to the fact that Superman is supposed to be infallible; he has suppose to have a code; a moral duty to prevent individuals from being harmed. Thusly, there doesn’t seem to be any thought for innocent standers-by when Superman throws Zod through a skyscraper, causing a hefty amount of collateral damage. Superman isn’t suppose to kill people, but yet, he does in Man of Steel, and you are about to learn why this is. (more…)

The BastardCast vs. The Man Of Steel ZODCAST

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Look! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s three fat guys talking about Superman!

Jason Tabrys, Jeremy R! Hudson, and Blastr’s Matthew Jackson join up for the latest, most epicest edition of the BastardCast since the last time they joined up for a podcast, and like Zack Snyder and The Man of Steel, they don’t give a damn about how much destruction they cause!

Cheap shot? #SuckIt because these guys are a porridge table of feels when it comes to Warner Bros. new superhero spectacle — one is too hot for it, another is cool to it, and Jason is a bowl of steaming rage.

What’s that, you want to know more about this thing you’re about to put in your ears? Fine, the guys are breaking down what they think Superman is, how they feel the filmmakers either flew or fell, Superman’s responsibility to humanity and the responsibility of the character to be accessible, and why this destroyed city is different than the countless others that have flashed on our screens.

Also on the cast: the kiss and quip among the ashes of Metropolis, the Will Arnett Engine, Dildo space ships, the best way to kill Kevin Costner (in a movie), Russell Crowe on a dragon, and Superman’s Vader “No!”.

All that and kltpzyxm on…

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Film Review Man of Steel
The Bastardcast, we would use X-Ray vision in a pervy and evil way.

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Man of Steel has less than two weeks now until the big release and we’ve already heard what the early watchers have to say about the film, most of those things positive.  Now, Comic Book Movie managed to pin down some of the cast and crew from the flick and get in a few interviews.  Thanks to the power of the Internetz, we here at the Nerd Bastards can circulate said interviews to you, so that everyone gets a chance to hear what these folks have to say.  Check after the jump to watch CBM talk with Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Antje Traue.

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