Is anyone else out there constantly forgetting that Fantastic Four is coming out in less than a month? Yeah, me too. Perhaps that will change with some much needed positive buzz if that ends up coming out of Comic Con later this week (yes, this week!), or maybe the full-court press advertising campaign now getting underway will start to win hearts and minds. Below are two examples. One a straight up TV ad for the movie which you will shortly see during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV shows or local news or sports events. The second is an ad for the FF tie-in at Denny’s – Yes, Denny’s – featuring a character that’s been kept very much underwraps (to litigious extremes) through the movie’s development. (more…)


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This week on this thing that is stellar (aka The Bastardcast): Jeremy and Jason deal with the death of Amanda Bynes Drakenated downstairs corridor, the disappointment that is Denny’s Baconated menu, how to escape the Escape from New York reboot, the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness About The Notion of What Star Trek Was Before JJ Abrams, and a madcap scheme to partially own part of a guy’s face.

These fine gentlemen also talk about the small reason why one particular couple in Taiwan are getting a divorce, the big reason why Jon Hamm is suddenly a social pariah (hint: his new rap names are Ol’ BRICK DICK and Hamm sausage McWiggle), Jason’s wife found him on Twitter, and Jean Claude Van Damme is thinking about doing things to the Marvel Movie Universe.
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Above: Who’s that, you ask? Why that’s Batman. The real Batman. As in what it looks like if you digitally create a composite image of the faces of all the actors to play Batman: Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale. Created by Redditor morphinapg. [Nerd Approved]


Hard to believe there was once a time when Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings was considered such a major risk by a little studio, that its failure threatened to ruin the reputations of everyone involved in perpetuity throughout the universe.

And now The Hobbit has its own menu at a national chain restaurant.

In conjunction with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Denny’s is promoting a special Hobbit themed menu with such delicious concoctions as the ‘Hobbit Hole Breakfast,’ ‘Gandalf’s Gobble Melt’, Frodo’s Pot Roast Skillet’, ‘Shire Sausage,’ and ‘Seed Cake French Toast.’

So when you walk into your local Denny’s in the near future, the menu you get will look more like this:

And here’s a sneak preview of the kind of fun you’ll have on your next Tolkien-esque trek to Denny’s

Source: Geek Tyrant