Writer, producer Gregory Garcia (Yes Dear, My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) has just singed one of Nerdom’s favorite resident gingers, Rupert Grint (Harry Potter‘s Ron Weasley) to star in his new CBS comedy Super Clyde. The single camera comedy is described as:
Clyde is a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero. The well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in. The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild to severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a super hero himself. When Clyde inherits a $100,000 a month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret super power and will use it only for good and reward the good-hearted.
So I’m guessing he won’t be using his new-found wealth to refurbish his basement into the Batcave or be beating heads like Kick Ass. Hey, Kick Ass is a comedy, an action comedy, but a comedy all the same.
Garcia does have a stellar track record with comedies so there’s a good chance this pilot will make it to television screens and mark the first small screen series regular role for Grint.
What do you think? Can Grint carry a show by himself? Could some of his Harry Potter friends make some guest appearances?
Gingers! So what’s the big deal? Why are so many of us apparently fascinated by folks with red hair, light skin, and occasionally freckles? Especially when such individuals become media personalities? “Red” is the rarest natural hair color on the planet: Only 1-2% of the world’s population have it. Red hair has been associated with personality traits such as fiery temperament, combativeness or aggressiveness, and an overactive–if not downright freaky libido. Religious and mythological figures from King David to Judas Iscariot to the Egyptian God Set have all been thought to be, or depicted as being Gingers. Oh, and with apologies to Marvel Comics and Chris Hemsworth: According to Norse mythology, Thor was a redhead–not a blonde.
As for why redheads are called Gingers in the first place, there seems to be no real consensus: It’s primarily a British term, and still considered mildly derogatory to many in the UK. One popular theory is that it has nothing to do with color, but instead refers to the hot-blooded demeanor redheads supposedly possess. Most likely, it started in the middle ages, when “Gynger” referred to the coloration of a red rooster. Regardless of the hows and whys, redheads stick out, and more than a few have made indelible marks on popular culture. Here then is ten of the most well-known and influential Gingers, who have risen to iconic status….despite the unfortunate handicap of having no souls.
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.
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ABOVE: This beautiful Chi cosplay, based on an artbook design, comes from Ani-Mia. You can check more pics of this and more costumes on her Facebook page. You’re familiar with Chobits, right? The manga and anime about guy who falls in love with his cute, humanoid personal computer, Chi. Yup, a true nerd fantasy. (Fashionably Geek)
Some people fear the new line of “girl-friendly” LEGO bricks won’t offer the same creative freedom for kids as other sets. But I don’t believe that’s the case. Just look as this badass mech created by Mark “lego_nabii” Stafford made entirely out of a new LEGO Friends set. He also updated LEGO Friend Stephanie, giving her a custom painted flight suit and boots. Check out more photos at TDW: Geek.
I’m sure you spend all of your time wondering where the child stars of movies past are now. We’ve compiled a fair amount of before and after pictures for y’all to check out, some of which you probably expect and some of which will be a surprise to you. Let’s get started!
Let’s start with something that we all expect to see. Taylor Momsen is most known for her role as Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Over the course of the years, she landed a role on Gossip Girl and she’s now some badass singer chick. Or something. She blames her parents for her shitty attitude and bitchiness, actively tells young girls to twiddle themselves and flashes her tits at concerts. No big deal. She’s really matured!
When a franchise has been around for a decade it sticks with it’s fans and nothing has been stronger for fans then the Harry Potter franchise. Sadly, the story ended with Potter and The Deathly Hollows: Part Two. So…what will life be like without Harry? I dunno, but here’s hoping the HP ‘tards get the fuck outside and start talking about normal things, like who the better smuggler is – Han Solo or Mal Reynolds.
As part of a Target exclusive there will be a 46-minute documentary included in the four-disc Blu-ray edition of Deathly Hollows: Part 2. Filmed during and after film of Parts 1 and two, When Harry Left Hogwarts is the documentary film giving us an insight into the final year of filming for “the boy who lived”. It’s kind of creepy to see just what’s going through everyone’s mind though.
Obviously those hooded figures are an aged Harry, Ron and Hermione at the final scene of Part 2 and that’s pretty sad, but not as sad as seeing Potter ride a horse buck naked.
The countdown begins for Harry Potter and, thanks to Collider ; we get 9 new (some we’ve featured already, but oh well twice is nice) clips of this year’s highly anticipated finale chapter to this expansive and jaw-dropping movie franchise. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Prt 2 is set to hit movie theaters in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D on July 15. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, this David Yates-directed film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Jason Issacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Bonnie Wright, and Kelly Macdonald.
While many may be crying, I will surely be toasting to a great run at immersing us in such a vivid world that will be remembered by every age for years to come. Go down to the comment box below and tell us what you think about the final Harry Potter film, or tell us what your favorite film has been so far ‘cause if you don’t another point goes to the Slytherin house!
Although it’s not much, somewhat official details of the final installment of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been released. Initially, a Brazilian website posted the synopsis but HP reps wouldn’t confirm as to whether or not the site’s info was correct. More recently a French website has posted the same synopsis (not really sure how this confirms anything, but whatev). Despite barely giving us enough to assuage our hunger for more Harry Potter, it is just enough to get us excited for the end of this epic journey.
“In the second part of the epic finale of the series, the battle between good and evil in the world of magic becomes a war between hundreds of sorcerers. The stakes have never been higher and no place is safe. Harry Potter must make the ultimate sacrifice, as the final confrontation with Lord Voldemort approaches. Everything ends here.”
Here’s a suggestion for all of you half-tards who want more details about the 2nd installment of the 7th movie. Wait for it… Read the book, yeah? It will give you everything you want to know about what’s gonna happen in the movie so you don’t have to wait for half-ass crap news like this to leak out. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson hits theaters July 15th!
After an epic wait it’s ALMOST here, the final installment of the Harry Potter Franchise: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows! With every tid bit of magical info my excitement grows! Posted below are two new featurettes that do a wonderful job of outlining and giving us great details about the final film. Be warned, those of you that haven’t read the books there are some whopping spoilers! However, the actors commentary and behind the scenes footage is a great way to get your self psyched for the film, which are being released in two parts with Part 1 coming out November 19 and Part II to be released on July 15th. Source: geektyrant
After the teary-eyed “I will remember you” should be playing in the background montage moment at the beginning of this Harry Potter featurette we get into the good stuff. And the good stuff is pretty damn cool! The final installment of the HP franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is just weeks away (Nov. 19) and the interviews and footage shown in the video really get you pumped for this epic event! So our Hogwart’s kids are all grown up and are no longer restricted to the confines of the school and now venture out into the real world where they are suddenly feeling small compared to the vastness that exist beyond the bubble of their school; a theme that is easily relatable. Check out the video and most likely you’ll be pre-ordering your tickets right after!
Entertainment Weekly announced in their Fall Movie Preview issue that the final Harry Potter movie, which will be split into two parts, that the movie will split right after Voldemore acquires the Elder Wand, which in the novel is approximately around the end of chapter 24 entitled ‘The Wandmaker’. Here is what EW had to say about it:
Part I will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.
It’s a little further in the book than I thought it would be split. I thought they would end it with a happy reunion about two chapters back. (I am purposely not saying more than this because I know some crazy people have not read these books, but still might see the movie, so I don’t want to spoil it for them. However, this is a good place to leave off, I believe. So now enjoy some screen shots of the EW article. Cut for size… (more…)