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Groovy! More Evil Dead Coming To A Tabletop Near You

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Good news for Evil Dead fans out there! For years fans of the Evil Dead franchise have been begging for a fourth Evil Dead movie. What they got instead was a TV series Ash vs Evil Dead which could potentially offer years worth of Ash battling the forces of evil. And the dead. If that wasn’t enough, fans will soon be able to play as Ash and battle those deadites in a new board game published by Space Goat Productions. (more…)

A New Mega Man Series is Coming to a TV Near You!

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We’ve had a lot of Evil Dead news this week, and in many ways, Ash isn’t all that different from Mega Man: they both have one hand made of fingers and one hand made of a tool, they both have an arch-nemesis that’s wild-eyed and crazy evil (Dr. Wily & The Necronomicon, now THERE’S a buddy-cop movie I’d pay to see), and they both say “Groovy” a lot (I’m assuming here a bit on Mega-Man’s behalf).  Now they share something else in common: they both have TV shows in the works! (more…)

 

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We had Fede Alvarez’s critically acclaimed remake back in 2013 that certainly didn’t hold back in terms of the amount of gore and blood that was used during production. Supposedly they used 50,000 gallons of blood for the final scene alone, but the somber and serious tone took away from the heart of the original trilogy. There was also a certain character – and thus so, lack of one-liners – missing from the movie. So, the news that Starz have greenlit the long-awaited follow-up to the classic film franchise The Evil Dead has us very excited indeed. If there is two words to some up how we are feeling, then they would be “Groovy Baby.’  (more…)

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I’m no poker player. I’ve never played, hell, I don’t even know how to play! But it might be time to learn. Telltale Games sequel to Poker Nights at the Inventory, Poker Nights 2 has been announced and it features a great lineup of new characters. Joining you at the table will be Ash from Evil Dead, Sam of Sam & Max, Venture Bros.’ Brock Samson and Claptrap from Borderlands. And it gets better! The dealer is GlaDOS from the Portal franchise, so prepare for her opinionated insults while she deals.

The cast alone has me intrigued, but check out its announcement trailer,

I love that Brock’s playing The Walking Dead! Poker Nights 2 will release on PC, XBLA, and PSN sometime this month. Are you feeling lucky?

Source: Geek Tyrant

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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: Lady Ash photographed by David Ngo. Hacking and slashing deadites in high heels.  [FashionablyGeek]

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San Diego Comic Con 2012 is quickly approaching (July 11th-15th). As another year of nerdy goodness comes our way, so does a slew of new and exciting exclusive toys/collectibles.

Having scoured the net for  SDCC items, I can’t say I’m that impressed with this years selection. Past years have been better. Still, there’s enough desirables to break a toy geeks wallet. I for one, want the He-man power sword letter opener, Hasbro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and the Star Wars Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collectors Pack. Oh, and I want the (resurrected) JEM doll by Hasbro. What? Jem is contagious. Jem is outrageous! And I expect you, the reader, to buy them for me. Come on, I supply you with news and entertainment everyday. The least you can do is buy me a few toys. Eh, I kid. You don’t have to buy me toys. Naked pictures of your mom would be adequate recompense.*smirk*

So, I rifled off the 4 biggest collector items, but there’s a lot more product. So much so that Comic Con should be renamed Collectible Con. Meh, lame joke. How about we get to the toys, shall we?

Hit the jump for a list of the things you want, the things you need and everything you can’t have.

 

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This is a tribute.

This is not the greatest video in the world.

No, this is just a tribute.

Couldn’t remember the greatest video in the world, no, no.

This is a tribute.

Oh, to the greatest video in the world.

Alright, it was the greatest video in the world.

Alright, it was the best muthafuckin’ video.

The greatest video in the world.

put this little gem together, it’s a tribute, a tribute to the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness movies. There’s no S-Mart, but maybe that’s for the encore video tribute that the Internet is gonna demand after seeing this tribute.

Via: Topless Robot

It’s all fun and games until someone puts out an eye, chops off an hand, or lops off a head. Then it’s all sniveling, running to Mom, and the sting of Iodine. I’m not sure there’s enough Iodine on hand in the bathroom cabinet for the people in the movies listed below. That might take more than just a tube or two. Everyone likes the scenes in movies that shock or surprise you. The best of those scenes also throw in a little mutilation and limb flying action. It’s interesting to note that of the ten movies scenes listed below, only three of the ten, are concidered Horror movies.

You might notice that the list is not numbered and not in any real order. It’s a random listing of ten of the greatest scenes where someone is chopped, has a body part lopped, or removed with extreme prejudice. This NerdBastard is confident that you, the reader,  can arrange the scenes in order of your preferences and probably add a scene or two that escaped this NerdBastard’s feeble memory. That’s what the comments section is for isn’t it? Before you start drafting that comment to slice, dice, and eviscerate this writer’s humble attempt to amuse the masses, check out the scenes below. You can watch the videos by clicking on the highlighted links, isn’t technology wonderful?

 

Monty Python and the Holy GrailBlack Knight scene. This scene, hell this movie, is such a big part of many of our geek childhoods. One would be hard pressed to find a D&D player that has not said, “It’s only a flesh wound.” at least once while playing. Don’t even mention that we get FOUR limbs sliced and diced by Arthur in one great scene. When I was looking for this scene I have to admit that I ended up watching about half the movie before I got back to the article.

 

 

SawThe foot cutting scene. This might be the scene that most average movie goers think of first when thinking about limbs being chopped and or lopped off. The build up is fantastic, the music gripping, you just can’t look away, even when you want to. This is the Evil Dead 2 hand scene without the humor that made it bearable. Since we just mentioned it:

 

Evil Dead 2The Hand chop scene. Even considering the self fight scene from  Fight Club, this Evil Dead 2 scene is still the greatest self fight scene in the history of cinema. The mixture of humor and horror has never been done any better than in this scene with Ash fighting his own hand.

 

Reservoir DogsThe ear torture scene. When you get a moment look this scene up on YouTube  and check out how many re-shot, student /  film school videos this scene has inspired. The act of brutality is implied off screen making it even more horrible and the lightness of the accompanying music is a stroke of genius. The whole scene is chilling, not seeing the actual cuts makes you feel them even more.

 

HighlanderThe Death of Ramirez. This NerdBastard is not ashamed to admit tearing up the first time he watched this scene. The fight, the lightning storm, and the final beheading was great to watch, too bad they never made any other Highlander movies. I mean it wouldn’t be much of a Highlander movie without Ramirez in it and without his head Ramirez couldn’t come back, that would make NO SENSE WHAT SO EVER!

 

Dawn of the Dead 1970Helicopter vs Zombie scene. It’s an age old question, who wins in a helicopter versus Zombie fight. Dawn of the Dead is arguably the greatest Zombie movie ever made. I saw this movie before watching Night of the Living Dead. This was back when television played what it wanted to when it wanted to and you got lucky to catch a movie like this on some VHF late monster movie show. Now a days you young wipper snappers just go to the YouTube and watch what you want when you want. Crap, you made me pull out the old man rant.

 

Kill Bill 2The eye pluck scene. The entire movie is about Kiddo slicing and dicing her way through all her enemies to get to Bill. The Crazy 88’s scene must have at least 20 cut off limbs alone. The eye pluck rises to the top though as a body part removal with extreme prejudice. Watch Elle’s face just before while their swords are locked. See that smirk, Elle knows she is stronger and has the advantage as the situation stands. Beatrix knows it as well and changes the odds with the eye pluck, it worked before with the other eye years ago, why not now?

 

The Silence of the LambsHannibal escapes scene. Hannibal cuts off the face of one of the guards in order to wear it and escape. When The Office parodies the scene, you know it had to be good. Re-watching this scene was a treat. The classical music playing while Hannibal brutally beats and murders those guards with no expression on his face except a hint of superiority and smugness.

 

Conan the BarbarianThulsa Doom Death scene. This was the movie back in the day. Somebody should make a remake of this movie, ONE THAT DOESN”T SUCK BALLS!

Having your village destroyed – FREE.

Throw into slavery and trained as a gladiator – FREE.

Killing the man that destroyed your family with your father’s broken sword in front of his legion of followers – PRICELESS.

One has to admire that Conan went with a “V” cut instead of the traditional horizontal slice. The sheer barbarity of the two stokes makes it memorable. Conan hacks the head off then plays Plinko with it, oh you silly barbarian.

 

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackLuke’s Hand scene. Everyone knew this one was going to be on the list, how could it not be? This scene made me gasp in the theater, one of those rare “OH SHIT” moments that gets you and takes you right into the scene. The later revels that his father was Vadar and that his hand / arm had also been cut off just iced the cake for nerdy boys and girls. Now that I think about it, how many hands did get cut off in the series?

 

 

With the reboot/remake well underway, it’s nice to see some love for the originals. 30 years ago Sam Rami made his (in my opinion) greatest films. Oh sure, he’s more recent work maybe a bit more polished, it may have bigger stars, actual budgets… but you can’t beat the Evil Dead.

Nick Bosworth from JoBlo has put together in celebration of Halloween and the 30th Anniversary of the Evil Dead an amazing little video love letter to the movies. We have it for you, after the jump.

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Think you can take a punch? Maybe you can, but then maybe you just think you can. The characters on today’s list have a proven track record of taking a beating and rising up to get beat on again and again. There will be blood, oh yes there will be blood. So read this list you little girly men and women, because you can’t take the punishment these characters take. Not and keep that wonderfully cheery Nerd Bastard disposition, but don’t worry, as the Black Knight is often quoted, “It’s only a flesh wound!”

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