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Ever gone on internet message boards to prognosticate the future of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the novels that HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on? Well, if you’ve put your thoughts on how the whole thing will end on some corner of the internet, you may be interested to know that your guess as might be correct. As readers, not to mention GOT writers, await the next couple of entries in the saga, author George R.R. Martin is letting the world know that a couple of shrewd operators already know how the whole thing will end, but they don’t know that they know. (more…)


So what did you do this weekend? Well, if you’re reading Nerd Bastards, you probably saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you did see it, you’re probably spinning from that twist in the end, which seriously shuffles the deck for all Marvel movies here on out, or at least the ones that intersect with S.H.I.E.L.D. in some way. So given what happened in The Winter Soldier, where does the MCU go from here? Your guess is as good as mine, but Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige recently let us in on his thought process. Major spoilers follow… (more…)

Me-ow. We don’t have much longer to wait before we get see Anne Hathaway slink across screen as the ultimate feline fatale, Catwoman. Though, if you’ll remember, when we first saw her costume we weren’t wowed, particular due to its lack cat. Since then we’ve been shown those goggles flip up to become cat ears giving her at least a touch of feline. Hathaway got chills when she first saw the costume, and as she’s told Empire in their recent Dark Knight Rises article,I was so happy they had such a clever solution to a really iconic but sometimes unnecessary part of the costume. It’s only unnecessary if you don’t want people calling you Catwoman, then again, the costumed vigilante has always been a tough sell for the Nolanverse, as Christopher Nolan explains,

Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around. Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real-life?’ we figured it out. She’s a bit of a con-woman, something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal.

Hathaway adds how she approached Catwoman,

The thing I liked about about playing Selina was that it isn’t confidence for the sake of ‘girl power’ it is confidence for the sake of survival.

Everthing about Selina has to be smooth. Except for her eyes. I wanted to find a way of talking where it wasn’t as on the nose as a purr, but where you have to lean in a bit to hear her. So in a way you’re concentrating so hard on what she’s saying that you find yourself trapped at the moment you’re talking to her.

What do you guys think? Will Hathaway blow us her away with her Catwoman?

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If you haven’t played Portal 2 yet then that’s ok, it’s only been out for a few days. Now if you haven’t played the original yet, no offense, but you’re just stubborn. The game has been out for four years and you haven’t even bothered to to give it a chance? It has awesome puzzles, replayability and the fantastic ending “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton and was performed by Ellen McLain (voice of GLaDOS). For those wondering if the sequel will have an equally awesome end song,  the answer is yes and it’s wonderful. Written once again by Jonathan and sung by Ellen, this new song titled “Want You Gone” is just as good (personally) if not better then it’s predecessor. Haven’t played Portal 2 yet but want to hear the ending song? Then have a seat, pull up a companion cube and have a listen.

It’s cake for your ears

As a bonus for those that haven’t even played Portal yet (Savages) or those that just want to hear it again, here is the ending to the first Portal.

For a homicidal super computer she has a really great singing voice, maybe American Idol would actually be interesting if they introduced computer contestants.

Via: io9