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…)

Dark & Dangerous New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer: ‘Rise of Electro’

- 02-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought there was nothing new left to see in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, he drops this new trailer. It has a much darker and more dangerous tone for our favorite friendly web-slinger. (more…)

Stan Lee Media and Marvel Continue to Throw Lawyers at Each Other Over Copyrights

- 02-19-14Comics Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Some time back, Stan Lee formed a group known as Stan Lee Media Inc. That financial enterprise was short-lived and ended in a fiasco that had shareholders grabbing for bits and piece of anything they could find, including the rights to Lee’s characters. Since then, legal battles aplenty have ensued (no pun intended). Now, yet another fight between lawyers without super powers is going down as Disney, SLMI, Marvel and a Pennsylvania-based Broadway revue try to figure out who the hell owns what. (more…)