Karen Gillian Ponders Which Superhero She’d Like to Play

- 06-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Sorry about that horrible character pun in the title, just couldn’t help myself. While making the UK press rounds for her latest release, the horror film Oculus, Ex-Doctor Who companion Karen Gillian was recently asked which superhero she’d like to portray on the big screen. (more…)

Whatever: Do Movie Tie-In Toys Matter Anymore?

- 06-05-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Whether you are aligned with Marvel or DC in this fatuous battle for supremacy, you have to admit that Marvel has been on a bit of a winning streak since the release of the first Iron Man movie; revolutionizing the way that people look at comic book IP and event films while earning a ton of money and accolades in the process.

Perhaps that’s why it feels so weird to see Marvel sustain body blow after body blow as they’ve had to deal with blowback from the Edgar Wright/Ant-Man divorce, Drew Goddard’s ill-timed departure announcement from the Daredevil TV series and rumors that Marvel’s publishing arm might pull the plug on The Fantastic Four and the Ultimate FF comic book series’ to deny FOX a promotional boost in the run-up to the release of their Fantastic Four reboot film. Add to that, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld’s tweeted-out observations about the lack of an X-Men: Days of Future Past action figure line and his proclamation that, “The Fox shut out is real”, and it appears that Marvel may have a new fire to put out… unless they just ignore this controversy until it flames out on its own.

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So What’s That ‘Sinister Six’ Movie Going to Be About, Anyway?

- 04-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The thought of an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off flick featuring the Sinister Six feels a lot like the Sony/Columbia team is grasping at straws. Sure, they don’t have much to work with in terms of copyrights, but is throwing a six-pack of villains into a movie as the main characters really the best way to go? The big question on everyone’s mind is – what can they even do to make this work? Well, a couple of Amazing Spider-Man producers have now stepped up and attempted to answer that crucial puzzle. (more…)

Final Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Highlights Harry Osborn, Puns, Possible GF Abuse

- 03-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Alright, so I half-way made that last one up (but it IS weird that Peter Parker just thinks he can restrain his lady with some webs).

The final trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped today and it’s…pretty much more of the same. Dane DeHaan looks sickly as Harry Osborn. Jamie Foxx still blue himself as Electro. And I can’t quite figure out what exactly the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) is doing there, but I trust that this movie actually has a script that explained that to the actors (who will then relay said information to us, the audience, in-between massive explosions and slo-mo web slinging).

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The Amazing Spider-Man 4 Won’t Be a Marc Webb Joint

- 03-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Good news for those who despised Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man (which, to be honest, feels like pretty much everybody). While Webb has directed the first two entries in the now Raimi-less series (and is signed to helm the third), he says he’s formulating an exit strategy from the Peter Parker game. (more…)

This Should End Well – Science Creates Actual Doc Ock Arms

- 03-17-14Comics, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Doctor Octopus is one of Spider-Man’s most well-known arch-enemies, a once well-intentioned scientist turned monstrous by a lab accident that fused a set of four mechanical arms to his body permanently. When Doc Ock was created in the 60s, the idea of mechanical assistant arms like those was science fiction, but the Germans seemed to have now caught up to make fiction fact by reveling to the world – da, da, dummmmm – working Dock Ock-ish arms. (more…)

The BastardCast vs Tacos For Breakfast and The Transformers Of The Deep South

- 03-12-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on The BastardCast, Jeremy and Jason are joined by regional tag team dead lift champions Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US) and Matthew Jackson (Blastr) to pump up the show. What do we talk about with our jowly and fur covered mouths that have worn the shame of gravy for longer than most men?

We talk about these things: (more…)

New 75th Anniversary Video Kicks Off Marvel’s Year of Celebration

- 03-06-14Comics Posted by Mark Poynter

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It was 75 years ago that Marvel Comics #1 hit newspaper stands and although the road has sometimes been rocky, Marvel now stands as a major creative force in the entertainment world of movies, video games, books, television, you name the entertainment venue and Marvel most likely has something for you.  (more…)

New ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Featurette Focuses on Peter and Gwen’s Relationship

- 03-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 featurette video making the Internet rounds and it focuses on the sometimes difficult relationship between Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen (Emma Stone). (more…)

The BastardCast vs Matrix Revulsions and the Amazing Spider-Cat

- 03-03-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on The BastardCast, Jeremy and Jason are wearing shame as we find them passed out on the red carpet. Yes, it’s the Official BastardCast Oscar Special Where We Talk About the Academy Awards for About Four Minutes!

Glamour, glitz, and a whole lot of filler await those of you with balls big enough to click play this week!

On the show: (more…)