It’s that time of year again, time for the people at the Academy Awards to tell us exactly what the best movies of the year were, along with all the other “best ofs”. But some people prefer to hear about the worst of the bunch as opposed to the best. That, my friends, is where the Golden Raspberry Awards come in.
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Out in the jungle you never know what could be hunting you. There could be a pack of wild, furry teddy bears ready to cook you up for dinner! Thankfully, Ahnuld is here for your protection. This is Ewok: Jungles of Endor. (Geek Tyrant)
If you are planning on hitting the local cinema this holiday weekend to check out one of those talky picture shows, do not, and can not stress this enough, go see Twilight: Breaking Dawn. The movie might make you violently ill. There have been reports of moviegoers having seizures during the film, and not just because it is yet another Twilight movie.
Apparently the culprit something known as the ‘birthing scene’ (fyi, typing that in the context of a Twilight movie made be feel light headed) According to CBS News Sancramento, alleged Twihard, Brandon Gephart, had a seizure as a result of the scene. Gephart’s companion described it as “convulsing, snorting, and trying to breathe.” (Not sure if she meant what happend to Gephart or the actual scene in the movie) The CBS affiliate said that this is just one of multiple instances that have been happening throughout the country.
According to Dr. Michael G. Chez, the medical director of pediatric neurology and epilepsy for Sutter Sacramento, this maybe attributed to Condon’s scene – which involves multiple flashes of red, black and white colors triggering episodes of photosensitive epilepsy.
Joking aside, while the condition is rare, it is something the theaters might want to warn moviegoers about as these seizures can be violent and scary and many people may not be aware they suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.
Joking back on, if you get dragged or tricked into seeing it this weekend, you now when and what to fake to get the hell out of the theater. You can thank me later.
Whew, that was rough. I feel a little better now though, kinda like that feeling when your really drunk and you have to put your foot on the floor while laying on the bed to keep the room from spinning too fast.
If you have enjoyed any picture or derogatory comment about sparkling vampires at NerdBastards it’s about a 90% chance that I am the source. Really, vampires don’t sparkle. Unless it’s the blood sparkling off their clothes in the pale moonlight. My feelings can be summed up by the pictures below.
Something has happened though. This last Twilight book is so bat-shit crazy that I find myself wanting to see it on screen.
Oh no, I hope this isn’t like broccoli.
You see I hated broccoli as a kid and then tried some as an adult.
Now I love steamed broccoli with a baked potato and steak.
Am I going to start loving Sparkling Vampires now?
Ok, watch the video honeymoon trailer clip below and the one after with the infamous smashed headboard scene teaser. I am going to go watch 30 Days of Night, Blacula, Interview with A Vampire, Let me In, and any other non sparkling vampire movie I can lay my hands on.
Dislike Twilight? Well, they’re not too fond of it either at San Diego Comic Con this year. The panel on the forthcoming segment of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn, was ranked 35th out of 50 in a poll of the most popular panels at this year’s SDCC conducted by the makers of the MySched app.
This year’s most popular panel: The Walking Dead. Attendees coming to SDCC, which will unfold at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21 to 24, are most excited about the AMC drama series about a group of survivors in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead finished ahead of the geek-friendly sitcom The Big Bang Theory and HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones, which took second and third place respectively. The Sony and True Blood panels round out the Top 5.
Twilight, long derided by the geek-faithful (including several Nerd Bastards I know) as the “Why is this at Comic Con anyway?” selection is now sandwiched between the panels for Sy-Fy’s Warehouse 13, and, oddly enough, the panel for the fantasy movie Snow White and the Huntsman, which stars Twilight debutant Kristen Stewart (and The Mighty Thor, Chris Hemsworth).
Oddly enough, one actual comic-based panel made the Top 50: Dark Horse Comics panel featuring Buffy creator (and Avengers director) Joss Whendon, which still landed ahead of Twilight in 27th place.
You can check out the ever changing list for yourself HERE
*Note: The above story was written by Nerd Bastards contributor Adam. A. Donaldson
Well it’s finally here…a quick glimpse at some footage from Twilight Breaking Dawn:Part One. And by a quick glimpse, I do mean quick! The footage from the wedding scene shows us a smiling Robert Pattinson, cheesing from ear to ear. Sadly, only the back of Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) head is seen. The mere 15 seconds of pure Twilight joy experienced in so short a time is due to the fact that the clip will be revealed exclusively by Rob, Kristen and Taylor Lautner at the 2011 Mtv Movie Awards happening June 5.