Deadpool is just a month away and that means magazine covers! This time Deadpool has taken over the cover of Total Film and we’ve got the cover images below. There’s also a Deadpool petition making the Internet rounds that was generated because of a young boy’s desire to see Deadpool and a mother’s inevitable parenting decision when it comes to “R” rated movies. 8-year-old Matthew wrote his mother a list of reasons why he should be able to go see Deadpool, chief reason being that he liked the trailer so much, the green band trailer that was widely released on television. Let’s discuss it all on the other side. (more…)
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…)
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.
James Mangold, who has directed 3:10 to Yuma and Knight and Day, will be directing The Wolverine — and you can put your amazing powers of deduction to the test in determining what that film is.
Hugh Jackman recently got the rumor mill started by dropping a very interesting nugget of information about The Wolverine. The flick might have two cuts by the end of the process: one PG-13 version for the sweet, impressionable little kiddies out there, and one R-rated version for us ornery bastards.
This would be fuckin’ awesome.
This is what Hugh Jackman actually said to MTV about this:
“There’s such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine. I’ve always felt that. I know a lot of fans would like that. I totally get it. If there was ever a superhero that was going to be R-rated, it’s Wolverine. However, in the last ten years, I’ve also met many, many 12, 13, dare I say 10, 14, 15 year-olds who, for them, Wolverine is not just cool, you see it in their eyes. He’s everything to them. So my thing is — which James Mangold and I talked about — is let’s not put it off the table. There’s even a talk of us doing two versions, as in finding a way for us to do both as you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans.”
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