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It would come as no surprise if it’s announced that the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Doctor Strange were rated PG-13. All the Marvel movies, with few and notable exceptions, have been solidly in the PG-13 strike zone. In fact, it would be more shocking if it was to revealed if a Marvel movie, especially a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, would to be rated R; these are box office behemoths and Marvel’s parent company Disney wants a solid return on investment. So when Scott Derrickson shared over the weekend that Doctor Strange will be rated PG-13, it wasn’t that surprising, what was surprising though were the supposed reasons. (more…)

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It seems that nearly every week or so we get updates regarding the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad‘ movie from Warner Bros./DC Films. Promotional material spotlighting the film are making the rounds. Talks have been circulating on some of the individual characters getting their own spin-off films. They’ve even shared with fans the lengths Jared Leto has gone to in becoming the Joker. The latest is in regards to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announcing that the David Ayer-directed film will be given the rating of PG-13. But from the sounds of it, they narrowly avoided an R rating.

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Hey, remember when Terminator movies were Rated-R? Shut up nerd! This is the real world, and in the real world, when you splurge hundreds of millions on a franchise, you buttress your investment by going for the widest possible return, and that means collecting movie tickets from teens wanting to see the movie rather than making them sneak in without an adult. Or to put it another way: Ca-ching! One might have hoped that the team behind Terminator: Genisys might have seen the light, and the failure, after Terminator: Salvation, but nope, they’re doubling down on watering down. Get ready gang, because Genisys is going to be Rated-Arr. You know, since we’re screwing with the Inglash Langwedge. (more…)

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So, apparently we’re still talking about the Eva Green ‘Sin City’ promotional poster scandal. I thought we went over this and squashed it, but Eva’s breasts are still the talk of Tinseltown and hell, they could be talking about choking puppies or something. Let’s stick with breasts! But in case you’ve been living under a Hobbit hole, here’s the deal: when dame Green showed up in a poster wearing a revealing sheer gown, the MPAA freaked out over the silhouette of her breasts, claiming too much exposure to the beauty’s “breast and dark nipple/areola circle.” So the image was doctored a little and darkened a bit – just enough to hide what makes 5 year-old boys giggle frantically. All this happened several weeks ago, but today we have more to share with you. As if Ms. Green hasn’t already shared enough… (more…)

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We all know Eva Green is hot, but banned by the MPAA hot?! Apparently. News broke this afternoon that a new poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Ms Green as Ava Lord looking deliriously sexy, loaded for bear and barely covered up, was banned by the MPAA, meaning that it won’t be hanging up in a theater near you. For reasons that are both sad and obvious, the poster skirts a little too close to that MPAA red line between suggestive nudity and “in-your-face” nudity. Or to look at it another way, is this poster more Playboy than Maxim? (more…)

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The upcoming remake/reboot of the beloved cult franchise, Evil Dead, seems to be making good on its promise to be gorier and more shocking than it’s predecessors.  If you recall the originals had gallons upon gallons of blood and tree rape so director Fede Alvarez had is work cut out for him. Months back we saw the redband trailer and it definitely looked to be a bit more bloody (no tree rape though.)

As the films April 12th release date approaches Alvarez took to twitter to update on what the MPAA rating will be.

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Now it is not uncommon for a movie to get slapped with a high rating then be re-edited to achieve a reduced more marketable one. Hell, some directors will purposely submit an extreme version of their movie with the intention of dropping scenes to achieve a reduced rating. Was this Alvarez’s strategy? WHO CARES?!? Just let us know that they NC-17 cut of the film will be available on Blu-ray in the future. What will we miss when the R rated version is released to theaters?

Also, will there be a chainsaw-for-a-hand edit? I really think there should be a chainsaw-for-a-hand version.

Source: JoBlo and CinemaBlend

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has just released the latest batch of movie ratings and Zach Snyder‘s Man Of Steel is getting a PG-13 rating. It’s not much of a surprise really, most mainstream superhero movies get the PG-13 rating, each of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies, The Avengers, all got a PG-13 for mild violence and adult content.

The MPAA posted their reasoning for the rating:

There had better be some INTENSE sci-fi violence in this movie. Superman needs to hit something, he needs to hit it hard, and I’m not talking about Lois Lane. (Rim shot!) Superman Returns suffered because there wasn’t enough fighting, there was action, but without some actual fighting Superman is boring.

The next Man of Steel news update tidbit is another one of those LEGO Set Spoilers. Toy sets often spoil some details of their movie counterpart through packaging or pre-order forms and Man of Steel is no exception. The title of the box set gives us a peek at some of the characters involved in the movie. In this case a couple new villain names.

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We knew about Zod, but now the cats out of the bag about Tor-An and Faora, two additional Kryptonians. Many are speculating about what kind of role each will play in the story, most figure them to be smaller, secondary villains to General Zod, it’s a good bet that their going to be minions.

ComicBook.com is reporting an anonymous source that claims Tor-An will be played by actor and stuntman Richard Cetrone (Sucker Punch), along with another Kryptonian – Dev-Em, an escaped criminal played by Revard Dufresne (Sucker Punch).

The title of the set is what really intrigues me. Battle of Smallville leads me to believe that there will be a big fight in Superman’s home town during the movie. Remember that scene in the trailer where a space craft is hovering outside the Kent house? Could that be Zod and his minions come to play?

Zod: “Can Clark come out to play Mrs Kent?” Maybe Tor-An can do a Warriors style clinking bottles on his fingers . . . “Superman, come out and plaaaaayyyyy!”

Via: Screenrant & /Film

The early buzz on The Evil Dead remake is good. Of course, that early buzz is coming from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, who were not only involved with the original film, but are also producers on the remake. So Raimi, who unlike many original creators is involved in the remake his film, is talking about his expectations, and fans, for the film.

So Sam, it’s going to be rated-R, right?

“Definitely R.  Maybe worse. […] It’s really bloody.  It’s so bloody, it will make your head spin.  I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it.  It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop.”

Sure, okay. But in the unlikely event that the MPAA doesn’t get behind an NC-17 rated version of a mainstream Hollywood horror movie remake, is the movie going to be any good?

“Well, I always thought that ‘Evil Dead’ was a little campfire story that you tell at a camp to kids to scare them at night.  But, I don’t think anybody thought it was a beautifully produced, theatrical experience.  It was shot in 16mm, all the effects were done for a quarter, and I always thought it could be done in a big screen movie type way that was really high quality with photographic effects.  It could still be just as gritty, but it could be done in stereo and not just mono, and it could be done in 35mm versus 16mm.  There were a lot of ways to improve it.  There could be much better writing than I was capable of, at the time, as an 18-year-old kid writing that screenplay.  And honestly, the directing could be a lot better, and the characterizations could be better.  I was very happy with it, but it was something that was crudely done and I thought deserved re-exploration.  I thought it would be fun and, in fact, it has turned out to be a tremendous amount of fun because it’s like an old melody that you write and you’ve brought in this really great, cool, young, hip jazz musician, and he’s riffing on it and showing you places it could go that you never dreamed.  It’s very exciting for me.”

And BruceCampbellsayswhat?

“The nice thing is the [remake] looks beautiful. The effects are ten times better than we ever had access to and the actors are all better than we were in 1979. Though granted Sam Raimi is a mad genius, so we got a crazy result like ‘Evil Dead’ out of this amateur enthusiasm sort of thing.”

Of course, the reason why The Evil Dead works as well as it does is because it’s so low budget. The below picture is from the set of the remake, and from the looks of it, it’s really too posh looking to be an Evil Dead set. And considering it’s just woods, that’s really saying something.

I guess we’ll find out April 12th, 2013.

Source: Screen Rant

 

The Countdown continues for the highly anticipated film of the summer, The Dark Knight Rises, and we here at Nerdbastards have been keeping our  ear to the ground for any new tidbits of information and we have received a secret transmission from Nolan headquarters.

In December we got to see the masked villian, Bane, in all his creepy gravely voiced goodnes,s and this 5 minute prologue introducing Bane was rated by the MPAA as PG-13.  Now the MPAA has finally decided the rating for the film as a whole, and it should be no surprise to anyone that they decided the rest of the film can keep the same rating of PG-13. While some may have been expecting a darker film to end the series, which would then receive an R-rating, it is the film’s best interest to be available for a larger audience demographic. Plus, it isn’t like this rating is anything new for the current Batman trilogy installment seeing as the last two films, Batman Begins & Batman: The Dark Knight,  have consecutively received PG-13. Of course the naysayers will complain that the film doesn’t have enough “blood & gore” or that the violence demonstrated is easily available to young children who will replicate what they see.

On that front I have this to say, “Grow Up!”If you want to complain about voilence being so accesible why don’t you also look at the videogames, television shows, and novels that are being produced every day that have no “Child-Proof” filter. More and more children are watching and interacting with violent scenarios in their day to day lives, it is not the job of the MPAA to keep “your” children from acting like fools if you don’t teach them the difference between right/wrong or real/fantasy.

Anyways, the MPAA notes cite the film for  “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality, and language” as their reasons for the PG-13. The violence and action in the film are in line for what has been viewed in previous installments. The “sensuality” portion on the other hand can be attributed to Catwoman ’cause she is one sexually charged chick. (giggity) If you don’t believe me just watch Batman Returns.

That is all our Batman news for now, so make sure to mark on your calendar that The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20.