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It’s been no surprise that Hollywood has been out of ideas for quite some time. Reboots have been popping up left and right. Some have worked out and some have been utter disasters. On one side of the spectrum you have Ghostbusters. This was a movie that never had a chance. The moment news broke out that the original cast was being replaced with Melissa McCarthy, the citizens of the internet made a bolder statement than the United States citizens regarding it’s future President. On the other side of the spectrum you have the new Power Rangers movie which seems to get better and better with every piece of news that comes out. Thank goodness at least one movie remains in tact – The Goonies. And one should be even more thankful that there hasn’t been a rush to get this childhood classic (for some of us) to get remade. And while some wouldn’t mind it, the chances of it getting done are looking slim to none according to one of the original cast members.

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Goonies never say die! And apparently neither do Goonie directors. A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that a sequel was in the works nearly 30 years after the release of the original, and although fans might have been excited by the news, the were understandably skeptical. But if you anyone could get The Goonies back together again after three decades it’s original film director Richard Donner, and in a recent, albeit, impromptu interview, Donner let loose several clues that seemed to confirm that Goonies 2 is happening, and that it goes all the way to the top.
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It’s almost surprising that we don’t hear more news about the studio pushing a remake of Gremlins, it’s only one of the most popular and well-known films from the 80s. That, and I’m pretty sure they’ve remade or rebooted just about everything else from the era. With last week’s news that Warner Bros was fast-tracking a Goonies follow-up comes an accompanying word that another film based on the Steven Spielberg-produced 1984 hit would be joining it in a theater near you, in the near future. (more…)

10 Mothers You Don’t Mess With

Mother’s day is fast approaching . . . it’s this Sunday dude . . . that’s tomorrow. If you haven’t planned and taken care of your Mother’s Day Duties: cards, flowers, candies, breakfast in bed, dinner out, then you had better get on the ball and get it done.

So let’s take a look at some of Nerdom’s moms that you wouldn’t want to mess with for one reason or another.

Mama Fratelli – The Goonies

The best way to sum up this NerdBastards feelings towards Mama Fratelli is to say that she be happy to drive you around house to house to trick or treat on Halloween, then take your bag of candy when you got home. Favorite Mama Fratelli quote:

Mouth: Is this supposed to be water?
Mama Fratelli: It’s wet, ain’t it? Drink it!

 

Flemeth – Dragon Age

Voiced by: Kate Mulgrew

Flemeth is the legendary “Witch of the Wilds.” Why is she on the list? Well, how about conceiving and raising her daughter only so Flemeth could invade and take over her daughter’s body, destroying Morrigan’s soul and living forever or at least until she needed another replacement body. That’s some hardcore motherly love.

 

Mom – Futurama

Mom owns and manages 99.7% of MomCorp, a large, multi-billion dollar industrial complex with numerous subsidiaries and a monopoly on robot production. Publicly, she retains the image of a sweet, bustling old woman who often slips into the stereotype of a hapless grandmother (she wears antiquated clothes that greatly accentuate her bust and general figure, while using rustic metaphors such as “squeaking like an old screen door”). Behind the scenes, however, she is malevolent, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, cold-hearted, and narcissistic. She routinely abuses her sons and others, verbally and physically, like the minions she sees them to be.

 

Mystique – Marvel Comics X-men

Abandon one child to a band of traveling circus gypsies while raising another foster child to be a super villain destroying your enemies. This chick is mother Teresa material. Sure she can look like anyone at any time . . . except on Mother’s day when she is no where to be found.

 

Alien Queen – Aliens

The mother of all space monster mothers. She is one mother you don’t want mess with or threaten her offspring. She will gut you faster than an Ahi-tuna sushi chef. Ripley said it best:

“You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.”

 

Shaft – Shaft 

He’s a bad mutha . . .

SHUT YO MOUTH ! ! !

I’m just talkin bout Shaft.

 

Cersi “Lannister” Baratheon – Game of Thrones

If a mother can be judged by the quality of her children then Cersi has a lot of explaining to do. She tells her child that everyone is an enemy and no one can deny him anything. How can she be surprised when that child turns into the most hated character in the whole George R.R. Martin series. The only character in the whole series seen trying to teach Joffery something is his uncle Tyrion, by then it’s way too late.

Tyrion: “You love your children. It’s your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones.”

 

Lori Grimes – The Walking Dead

Where’s Carl, Lori?

WHERE THE FRACK IS CARL?!?!?!

I’ll tell ya . . .

HE”S POKING A ZOMBIE WITH A STICK IN THE WOODS BY HIMSELF!!!

If I had a nickel for every time Lori had no idea where her child Carl was I could afford that Riot Shotgun I have my eye on for Zombie protection. Once the zombie apocalypse starts I think that knowing where your children are at all times would pretty much top a Mother’s List of Duties. Wait, she can’t be that bad. When she learned that her husband was not back from town yet she jumped into a car and drove after him (WHERE”S CARL LORI?!?!). Of course she did manage to crash the car when she was the ONLY CAR IN OPERATION ON THE ROADS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA AT THE TIME. This NerdBastard has taken Lori off the carpool list.

 

Sarah Conner – Terminator Franchise 

When Sarah Conner finds out her child will one day save mankind from the robot apocalypse she doesn’t curl up into a ball and wait for the end. She steps up, buffs up, and arms up. She’s willing to do what ever it takes to keep her son (and Mankind) safe, she is willing to take a bullet, grenade, or sliver metal Terminator finger blade to keep John safe. Get in her way and you will soon realize your mistake.

 

Daenerys Targaryen – Game of Thrones

“I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine, with fire and blood.”

She is the mother of dragons. She will eat the bloody hearts of her enemies to protect her children, or at least some bloody horse heart. It’s hard to say much more without throwing spoilers out there so this NerdBastard is gonna just leave it there.

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What’s up bastards! It’s the first Tuesday for the month of November and while it is voting day for some folks, it’s DVD Tuesday here at NerdBastards. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. There’s two movies that came out today that might be some interest to y’all and one of them has the possibility to make you cry.

As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD that are worth checking out. Also, we got not one, not two, but three Blu-Ray 3D release. Although all three are pretty much IMAX experience, you might find something you can use to show off the 3D. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

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“Goonies never say die”! Ha, that quote never gets old. Ya know what does get old? Me wondering  if a sequel to Richard Donner‘s The Goonies is ever going to happen. The classic 1985 adventure/coming of age story is like nerd right of passage. Hell, we can skip the nostalgia. You’ve seen it, you know it and you fucking love it!  If you haven’t then you need to be punched in the taint and be forbidden to call yourself a nerd.

Anyway, there’s been rumors floating around for years about everyone coming back to make a sequel, but that’s all it’s been. It would be awesome if it happened, but at this point all hope is gone.

At a recent press junkett for The Goonies‘ 25th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray release, the cast (consisting of stars Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan, Robert Davi, Lupe Ontiveros, Joe Pantoliano as well as casting director Mike Fenton and Donner) talked about the sequel to the film saying,

There have been talks for so many years and I know that a lot of us are for it. But honestly, I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. If it was going to happen it would’ve happened many years ago.

Corey Feldman (Mouth) went on to talk about how much he pushed for the sequel:

I talked to him (Richard Donner) about a script but it didn’t end up flourishing. The sequel script, there have been times up until five years ago where they actually had a script with well-renowned writers working on a great, magnificent script and it just didn’t happen. There’s a lot of politics involved but the bottom line, like what Jeff (Cohen) said jokingly, but this is in all essences a treasure trove for Warner Bros. It’s their classic family film of all time. So I think we would all be supportive in seeing it happen if there was the right script, if (Richard) Donner was at the helm and (Steven) Spielberg got behind it. Yeah, I’d be there. But at this point I don’t think its going to happen because we’re all getting too old. If it didn’t happen like today then you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow.

The director of the film Richard Donnor then comes in to talk about his efforts to get the sequel off the ground, and also this upcoming Broadway musical.

We were thinking that (the sequel) for years back, couldn’t do it. Felt like everything we were doing would hurt what we had with the original, hence the musical. But Steven (Spielberg) said something the other day to me that he and Chris (Columbus) were talking about and maybe something — but I don’t think there’d be a sequel. I wouldn’t remake it. If anything it’d be something new and fresh. Hopefully we’re doing this as a musical on Broadway. It took forever to get on Broadway. It was a long, long process but it just got a lot shorter because there’s a great writer/producer (Tim Long) who does musicals on The Simpsons which are classic. He just delivered a treatment on ‘Goonies’ as a musical and it’s friggin’ great.

OK, wait…what? A MUSICAL? I can’t say I saw that coming. Quite honestly I don’t know how I feel about it. After thinking of what Donnor said about how a sequel would tarnish the legacy of the original I think he might be right. While we would all love to see a continuation of the story and see our favorite characters again it should be left alone, at least from a film perspective. Other mediums like comics, video games and yes, even musicals do seem like a fair way it which to do it though. I can’t say I’m thrilled with the idea of a musical or stage play. I dunno, maybe it could be good. I think this god awful Spider-man musical has got be turned off on the idea.

While we probably can’t expect a sequel anytime soon (which, I think I’ve set my peace with) I’m wondering what you guys think about this musical broadway thing. Is it good, bad? Would you see it?

Source: Collider

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The stores have decided that it’s already HalloweenGivingNewYearMastime, which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And a new book of art from Drew Struzan is going straight on my Amazon wishlist.

“The Art of Drew Struzan,” released in September, features art from the man behind posters for some of our most beloved sci-fi and nerd movies — including Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Goonies and Blade Runner.

Io9 recently reviewed the book, giving it a thumbs up and saying it’s chock-full of anecdotes from Struzan’s work with studios and producers, as well as little-seen promotional imagery.

For those keeping score, Struzan has worked on more than just movie posters. He also is noted for his work on covers for Star Wars novels and pop music record albums, as well as (oddly) plates from the Franklin Mint that depict the late Princess Diana of Wales.

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Buy the book: Amazon

News Source: Io9

G3So what happens when you take a few of the greatest movies in pop culture history and make abstract art rivaling Picasso? To give you a raging Nerdgasm we have a plethora of artwork at the upcoming 3G show. It will open up on Friday September 3rd from 7-10pm, and will run until September 22nd 2010. I say GO!! And buy up any art prints that are available. Check out some of the best after the jump!

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11 Rad Songs from 80s Nerd Movies

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I admit it — I haven’t grown up. Though I appreciate today’s film classics like Reservoir Dogs, The Shawshank Redemption, 28 Days Later and Donnie Darko, the 80s are where I return when I think, “I’d like to veg out and watch something today.” (more…)