The RadioBastard Podcast Double Downs’ on the Ghostbusters and the Fabulous Four

- 01-30-15Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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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…)

Disney CEO Promises Next ‘Star Wars’ is “Worth the Wait”

- 01-30-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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We’re less than a year away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the all important big screen relaunch of the franchise under the direction of Walt Disney Studios and new Lucasfilm Ltd. President Kathleen Kennedy. To say that there’s a lot riding on the film is an understatement, although the fact that it’s Star Wars buys an inordinate amount of good will, in other words, it will sell out no matter how bad it theoretically may be. But there’s one audience member whose opinion matters above all others, and his name is Robert Iger. Iger is the CEO of Disney, and in his words, The Force Awakens will be “worth the wait.” (more…)

Rumor Time: Who Wants A Han Solo And Boba Fett Spinoff Film?

- 01-26-15Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Let’s say you’re a mega-studio that owns everything and run by a high-pitched, talking rodent. You just wrapped on a movie than expands the universe of an iconic trilogy, paving the way for new blood to take the reigns and star in future related films. What do you do? Do you accept the fact that your original cast is aging and it’s time for said new blood to run like wild horses? Or do you refuse to let go of the older characters and rehash them into a prequel type spinoff of the aforementioned iconic trilogy? I know what I would do, but I’m not a falsetto rat, and I barely own the clothes on my back. So let’s talk instead about what he might be doing. (more…)

Unboxed: The January 2015 Loot Crate – #Rewind

- 01-24-15Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Now that 2015 has fully rung itself in, let’s make with something new in the way of an all new Loot Crate! If you haven’t already heard, subscription box services are quickly becoming a popular ‘thing‘ and Loot Crate is arguably one of the more popular ones available. Once a month, and for less than $20 USD including shipping, the guys and gals at Loot Crate fill up a little black box with geeky nerdy little things just for you! Pretty sweet of them if you ask me. Plus, they promise that each box will be of at least $40 USD in value!

Now, before you grumble about how they clearly sent this to me for free, (and I will obviously say nice fluffy, buttery things about them for doing that) they didn’t. I am paying for this service, so my twenty bucks (well… more like $30 since I am a Canadian, but anyway,) my cash is on the line just like yours. Did January’s Loot Crate satiate my nerdy cravings? Will I find what my geeky heart desires? Let’s open the thing up and see… (more…)

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ News – Hamill on the Falcon, and the Originals in Ads

- 01-19-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The centerpiece of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, at least in some quarters, is the return of the original cast members from the first three Star Wars movies. The role they play, and how big that role is, has been the subject of much rumor and speculation since it was announced that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker would return for The Force Awakens. But now, new reports are saying that for those waiting patiently to get their first look at those returning actors in their old Wars roles will have to wait all the way to opening night to see them. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is talking about how it felt the first time we climbed on board the Millennium Falcon again. (more…)

‘Star Wars Vs. DC/Marvel’ Fan-Made Teaser Pushes All Your Nerdiest Buttons

- 01-12-15Comics, Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve seen a couple of Alex Luther‘s fan made videos and teaser trailers before. The Marvel Vs. DC Epic Trailer was pretty damn good. This time around he’s pitting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes combined against the incredible power of the Dark Side. That’s right, Emperor Palpatine and his Sith Apprentice Darth Vader are bringing all their powers to bear on Earth. Who can save us? Certainly not some scruffy Nerf Herder like Han Solo. This is a job for the likes of Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Thor, The Green Lantern Corps, and Star Lord. Wait… who the hell is Star Lord? (more…)

Lando Calrissian To Make Return Debut On ‘Star Wars Rebels’

- 01-12-15Cartoons, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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It looks like the Galaxy is getting a whole lot smoother because the original galactic cool man himself is returning to the Star Wars Universe. That’s right, Lando Calrissian is dropping in on the Star Wars Rebels story line. Better still, the one and only Billy Dee Williams will be providing that smooth talker’s voice! (more…)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams Under Extreme Pressure; Remains More Excited Than Nervous

- 01-08-15Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Working under extreme pressure and holed up in a studio far far away, it’s not surprising that we haven’t seen or heard much from J.J. Abrams of late. Tinkering meticulously with infinite shots in the editing suite that go beyond stratospheric comprehension (well, you get the idea), it was nice to see the co-writer and director of the most anticipated films of 2015, turned up for the National Board of Review awards earlier this week. Furthermore, Abrams took some time out to talk about managing expectations during tropospheric production stages, the editing process, and how he feels now that the mesospheric marketing juggernaut has finally been set in motion for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams was also asked about when we can expect to see some more footage. Find out what he had to say in the interview below. (more…)

Millennium Falcon Graces The Cover Of Fortune Magazine

- 12-29-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Well, technically, it’s in the background of Disney CEO Bob Iger‘s Fortune cover, but we all know who the real star is. Iger has overseen the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm so you kind of have to allow him that knowing smirk. Disney’s future is looking much brighter with that added trilogy of talent and huge portfolio of money-making franchises. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Say Anything Bad About North Korea, Honest

- 12-23-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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TONIGHT, Jeremy and Jason endeavor towards glory in the dystopian Colbert Reportless future while discussing the North Korean response to The Interview and Obama’s response to Sony’s response in a way that won’t get our site hacked.

ALSO ON THE SHOW: (more…)