As April Ludgate on the cult favorite sitcom Parks and Recreation, and Julie Powers in Edgar Wright‘s 2010 film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Aubrey Plaza has essentially made a name for herself as Nerddom’s bitter, misanthropic sweetheart. She has accomplished the rare feat of combining an acid tongue and dour demeanor with an undeniable, and almost inexplicable appeal.
Sound like anyone the Internet knows?
That’s right: The sour-faced feline actually named Tardar Sauce, but better known by her “stage name”–Grumpy Cat–will star in her own Christmas special on the cable network Lifetime, and Ms. Plaza will provide the online phenomenon’s voice. More after the jump: (more…)
It takes a certain kind of actor to successful play a variety of superhero characters, and not that many know the fan boy joy of playing multiple comic based characters in a career across many different genres and stories. Chris Evans knows, and aside from perhaps only Ryan Reynolds, he’s done more comic book movies than anyone. Evans will reprise his role as Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is being released in U.S. theaters this Friday before he heads off to fight bad robots in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the actor’s been saving the world and doing other things for almost 10 years now. But before Evans suits up again for the red, white and blue, let’s recount his heroic journey, from happy space accidents, to regular guys with special skills, to the leader of the world’s biggest super-team. (more…)
Thomas Jane has played the Frank Castle, Mickey Mantle, a member of the Vegan Police, Jonah Hex, a soldier, a gigolo and more, but the thing that is most impressive about the every-man actor is his mind for comics.
More than a fan of the medium, I spoke at length with Jane about pre-code comics, Bruce Jones, and adapting the cult horror film (which and short story Dark Country (which Jane directed) to a wordless graphic novel by Thomas Ott. After that, we spoke about the future of comic book inspired films and I asked him if he’s done with The Punisher. (more…)
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 email@example.com.
Every week 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.
On Mondays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor - happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”
So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)
This re-telling of Shaun of the Dead is epic beyond proportions. The 60 second recap utilizes the style of Bryan O’Malley, the artist for the comic book, Scott Pilgrim. Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead (as well as Spaced, Hot Fuzz, which both have little nods in the short) also directed Scott Pilgrim vs The World when it was brought to the big screen. Is the epic-ness sinking in yet!?
Wright shared this clip recently on his blog. Nothing better than having you’re work aknowledged by someone of great influence for you, huh? Philip Askins, the short’s animater, must be proud. You can visit his site to check out more of his animation, much of with a touch of O’Malley’s style.
There must be a continuation of this mashing of styles. We need a Hot Fuzz animated short, a Spaced animated short. The infuence of Wright’s quick cuts and O’Malley’s pop art graphics make for something wonderful to watch.
What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. This week, we got one in each category so check that out after the break.
As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV ShowDVD that are worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
OK, while the Scott Pilgrim mashups should be long dead and gone, like $10 million dollars gone, it’s still creating more mashups. With the latest incarnation into life comes “Scott Pilgrim: The Last Air Bender”. Oddly enough, this actually goes well together (Are you freaking serious!). Blending the plot and voices of Scott Pilgrim with the animation of Avatar, it’s a match made in nerd heaven (or at least it’s cheap motel equivalent). Remember kids, don’t try this at home, he gets reincarnated when he dies, you don’t.
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Super Slacker, Scott Pilgrim and Thomas “Neo” (The One) Anderson are from different sides of the playing field. One fights to save the remainder of his race while the other drinks Coke Zero while trying to survive dating one naughty girl. Yet, what happens when you throw one part Video Game humor with one part Kung-Fu, shoot-em up action and toss them in a blender? You get a remix mashup of epic proportions!
Thanks to AEmovieguy’s faux film trailer “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Matrix” you get a wonderful blend of both franchises, but still making sense the whole time. AEmovieguy’s description of this remixed trailer is a fantastic twist on each of it’s respected films, married into a really clever (and plausible) plot synopsis for newly named “Scott New Pilgrim”
Watch it for yourself but please, control your whoah’s
Once upon a time, while serving as battery fodder for machines who’ve imprisoned the human race to a cyber reality, Scott Neo Pilgrim met his dreamgirl, Ramona Trinity Flowers, at a Canadian collegian party for 30-year-old drug and prostitution ringers. Upon being freed from The Matrix, Pilgrim seeks out Miss Flowers, oblivious to the fact that Morphew Patel, the very man who took Pilgrim in, is an ex-boyfriend of hers. Enraged after seeing Pilgrim and Flowers getting flirtatious at the yearly Zion Stock, Patel challenges Pilgrim to a dojo duel for Flower’s hand. Following a narrow victory over Patel, Pilgrim has earned his trust and an explanation: Miss Flowers has Seven Evil Exes that Pilgrim must defeat to prove his heart muscle…but, hey, they can make out!
Watch it for yourself but please, control your whoah’s:
So the box office numbers are out and to no one’s surprise, The Expendables took the number one spot with $35 million this past weekend. After that, Eat, Pray, Love took the number 2 spot while The Other Guys and Inception was 3rd and 4th. Which leaves Scott Pilgrim vs. The World debuting at 5th at $10.5 million. While that may not be the worst of 2010, that honor goes to the MacGruber film, it’s still not a good number to look at when the budget of the film was somewhere around $60-$80 million.
So what went wrong? Was this a film that no one really wanted but the hardcore? Did having Michael Cera as the lead affected people’s decision to watch the film? Or did most nerds just pirated film so that they didn’t need to show their face in public? As for me, this was the first film in a LONG time where I went to go see on opening day because I’m a fan of the graphic novel and loved the video game, in which you can read the review here.
Am I upset by this news, of course I am. Though, I’m sure the film will eventually get most of it’s money through DVD/Blu-Ray sales, I did hope for it to at least take the number 3 spot. What do y’all think? Do you think this was going to happen or did you believe it would do better? While I know it’s not the end of the world, I would facepalm if both Vampire Sucks and Piranha 3D have better opening numbers than Scott Pilgrim.