Super Mario Bros.

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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If you don’t know the name Avi Arad, I’m sure then that you know the name Spider-Man. Well, Arad is the man that’s been producer of every live-action Spider-Man movie made from the good to excellent films by Sam Raimi through to the subpar Spider-Man 3 and on through the flaccid one-two punch of The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2. So let’s split hairs and say that Arad’s batting average at franchise management is .500, and then ask this question: Is Avi Arad the kind of man you want involved in making a new Super Mario Bros. movie? If you answered no, then good news, it seems that Arad has convinced the fine folks at Nintendo into letting him have the movie rights to the game. (more…)

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It’s an interesting idea, but it’s the only one that makes any sense for there to be a Super Mario Bros. sequel; comic writers Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss are releasing a follow up to the video game adaptation that started this horrible trend that we are still experiencing today.

The writers are teaming up with Parker Bennett, one of the members of the original writing staff of the movie, to release the comic online (see it here). The site plans to release at least a page each week, until the 10, 10 paged chapters are completed, with these chapters logically following up on the events of the film, which you may remember ends with the indication of a sequel. In fact, there is even a planned 2nd comic to follow the completion of this one, turning the Super Mario Bros. series into a trilogy.

Parker has admitted that the sequel hook was an homage to the ending of the original Back To The Future, and, in the same way, was not a serious indication of a potential sequel. If the film was successful enough to merit one, they would have gone from there.

Well, we all know the movie wasn’t anywhere close to getting a sequel in the form of film, but maybe this is a more appropriate approach. And while they do have the input of Bennett, the pair does plan on making their own story, using the writer’s ideas more so as guides.

We did heavily discuss the world of the film, from its backstory to the character’s motivations. Parker also provided a general direction for what he would have wanted to happen to these characters and what consequences from the first film would become major themes of the sequel. At that point he sort of ‘passed the torch’ to us, although he does occasionally provide additional direction.

So, it looks like they will be firmly at the reigns of this sequel, with minor influence. It’s not like this sequel comic could be much worse than the original, but it’s refreshing to see that such an enthused tandem will be channeling there passion for this series, which has, like many things that suck, gained a following.

Super Mario Bros. provided a look into a world too rich and too original to not explore again. We knew that the original had its fans and felt that if we brought the Mario Bros. back to Dinohattan there would be an audience for that story. As this year is the film’s 20th anniversary there was no better time.

Let’s all just be happy that the fans that want a sequel are getting one, while the rest of us don’t have to bear witness to another train wreck that is a video game-movie adaptation.

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: I know what you’re thinking, hey, that’s Christian Bale in American Psycho. WRONG! This is dude who must have made some sorta deal with the devil and looks uncannily like Bale. Who then dresses like Bale’s characters to fuck with people. Hey, wouldn’t you? [Reddit via Fashionably Geek]

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: In case you haven’t seen the 400,000 piece LEGO replica of Hogwarts (that includes fully decked out interiors!) you can check out detailed shots at Geekologie. The above image is my favorite, because OMFSM the thing friggin’ lights up!

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: You Shall Not Pass Roadblock. A little road construction humor like this, and maybe there would be less pissed off motorists.  [NerdApproved]

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: I’m not one for Blu-ray/DVD collectibles, but I must own this limited edition Walking Dead season 3 case. The Blu-ray case from McFarlane Toys comes with five plastic decapitated heads.  All you have to do to uh, enjoy the view, is add water. [MTV Geek]

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Believe it or not but these Gremlin gargoyles cover a cathedral outside Nantes, France. My only question is, what happens when it rains? [ObviousWinner]

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: TARDIS liquor cabinet. Take a few shots, and I’m sure it will look “bigger on the inside” [TDWGeek]

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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 nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: A panel from the Transformer/Justice League crossover that never was. Some property issue with HASBRO (who owns master license) partnering exclusively with Marvel prevented this glorious crossover. Eh, it’s probably for the best. DC probably would’ve fucked up the two properties (*Cough* The New 52) [ToplessRobot]

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