Hidden treasures are always a given in the sci-fi genre. From the post-apocalyptic deconstructive metaphor of Hell Comes To Frogtown to Mark Hammil’s lost road-trip classic Slipstream and all the way up to 2009’s MOON, there are metric tons of films that are labors of love that never quite make it into becoming proper mainstream hits.
Air and Terminus are two such films, released in 2015, both deeply rooted in old-school science fiction tradition, each sporting a different flavor in its iteration of the genre. Where Air is loose hard science fiction with a bittersweet lean, Terminus is a Cold-war style story that, while lacking the higher-budget finish of the other movie, still manages to give a great, contemporary story.
Neither movie is perfect: far from it, both suffer from a number of flaws, which we will address. But they are damn good examples of science fiction and they deserve a better chance than what they got. So strap on in and start playing that special end-of the-universe playlist. Stuff’s about to get dreary…
With Marvel already dominating the Box Office, it’s no wonder that DC should scramble into action with its next big cross over movie, Batman V Superman-Dawn of Justice. The mere mention of the movie’s development caused untold Internet hype, tipped millions of nerds to the breaking point when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman and has some of the more cynical among us worrying whether all this belly aching is going to be even worth it.
The movie promises to be the first step toward the first proper Justice League live action movie. According to the buzz created after the first appearance of Scaleless Doomsday McGee, fans speculate that Batman V Superman might tease into a whole lot of the DC trademark cosmology, all at once. Apparently, their suspicions were well-founded as the movie will indeed introduce another threat to the future Justice League in the form of…
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Well, we finally got the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, boy, was it underwhelming. Many fans have been expressing fears about DC rushing into things since the movie was announced. A team-up with Batman already when he hasn’t even been introduced into the DC Extended Universe? Still, fans were with Batman v Superman, because all of the footage seen thus far had looked pretty cool. The showdown between Batman and Superman on a rainy rooftop next to the Bat-signal set up great expectations for the movie. Despite some concerns about casting, Ben Affleck looks to be a very capable and appropriate Batman, bringing to mind Frank Miller’s stocky brawler, which is a Batman we’ve not yet seen on the big screen. Even Jesse Eisenberg, who is a complete departure from any sort of Lex Luthor known to anyone anywhere, didn’t appear to be completely terrible. Unfortunately, it looks as though our willingness to give DC the benefit of the doubt will not be repaid, as the new trailer makes it clear that every bit of interesting and compelling footage from the movie must have been used up already.
So, the other day, Vulture managed to set the internet on fire with an interview with Batman v. Superman’s Michael Shannon, when it was revealed that Shannon’s Zod would be in BvS but with a physical change that had plenty of people scratching their heads. According to that interview, Shannon’s character would have flippers rather than humanoid digits. Well, in an even more recent interview, this time with The Daily Beast, Shannon has eaten some of his words but in doing so, he may have let a pretty major secret slip. It appears that perhaps those Doomsday rumors may have a bit more meat than some initially believed. Possible spoilers ahead. (more…)
There are millions of rumors flying around about what we can expect from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But because we here at NerdBastards know that our loyal audience can never get enough of the rumors, we’ve dredged up one more. According to BadassDigest, the newest Zack Snyder flick will be bringing in a few more villains to challenge the team of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Scroll on to find out who might be making an appearance. (more…)
Dumping more napalm on the burning flame of desire for a female-led superhero movie, Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has said aloud that he’s all for bringing a solo Black Widow movie to cinema’s everywhere, and it’s actually his Marvel dream project. The chorus has grown steadily louder for Marvel Studios to give the Russian spy-turned Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.-turned-Avenger her own adventure, and Scarlett Johansson seems more than up to the task of carrying her own comic book adventure (her current pregnancy notwithstanding), but why does Marshall want to make his Marvel movie Black Widow-centric? He recently explained his rationale in a new interview… (more…)
When it comes to upcoming comic book movies, there is often an eternal struggle that fans have to face. That being the urge to know every little thing there is to know about an upcoming or current production vs the desire to keep oneself distant of spoilers. More often than not, curiosity wins out. Resisting the urge to know what Hollywood talent and creatives are doing with long standing beloved characters is quite frankly futile. Insatiable fans (and of course us bloggers) pick up quotes, rumors, unofficial set photos, leaked footage and everything in between. Stringing it all together and letting speculation take hold. All for the purpose of prejudging an unfinished product of course. Some fans will cheer while others will rage. But hey, that’s all in the fun in reading (an in my case writing) about comic book movies.
So, today’s hot rumor comes from an extra on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice who claims to know how Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor plays into the story. If true, these are some pretty big spoilers. Read on if you dare. (more…)
Buckle up folks, this Internet Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice roller-coaster of speculation and rumor is just beginning to climb that first big hill. We certainly haven’t gotten to the twistiest turns yet, and just wait until the whole thing turns upside down while doing corkscrew turns. This time around it’s not about what additional hero might show up, it’s all about the biggest, baddest, that Killer-from-Krypton, the one, the only, Doomsday. (more…)
While we are still sitting pretty thin on facts from the forthcoming sequel to Man of Steel (just minor things like… oh the freakin name of the movie,) there certainly isn’t any shortage of casting rumors. Yes, just when you thought we could go a day without one, another name is tossed into the ever growing list of possible additions to the cast. The Hollywood Report is living up to its name by reporting that a Hollywood insider claims that Jason Momoa is in talks to join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and the rest in the Zack Snyder directed film and you’ll never guess who they say he’ll be playing. (more…)
With over forty years of experience, three Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy award under his belt, English actor Bob Hoskins had quite a storied career. Now, after four decades in the business that shaped his life, Hoskins has decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional acting.
This isn’t some weird bid to gain interest in a new film or upcoming project, but because of Bob’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease last Fall. The actor has decided to retire in order to spend more time with his family. With films like Brazil, Mermaids, Who framed Roger Rabbit, his work as Smee in both 1991’s Hook and 2011’s Neverland, as well as the recently released Snow White and The Huntsman Hoskins has earned his stripes and a well deserved retirement.
According to a statement released by Hoskins’ agent:
Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.
We all hope that Bob gets better and enjoys a long retirement with his family. We’ll miss his talents on the big screen.