One of the big question marks amongst next summer’s movies is the M. Night Shyamalan directed After Earth, and the question is which Shyamalan will show up, the one that made The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable or the one that made Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender?
Now After Earth does have some things going for it off the top. First is that Shyamalan got help on the screenplay from the likes of Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli), and secondly you’ve got the real-life father/son team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith headlining the film. The look of the film in the below trailer seems pretty epic, and I like the idea that post-apocalyptic Earth evolves to seemingly hate humans, so hopefully this is Shyamalan’s comeback, or at least not a total fuster cluck.
Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of Nickelodeon‘s best animated series. With a network that churns out show after show involving hyperactive weirdos running around thinking that they are funny, it was refreshing to see a animated series with some maturity to it. The Last Airbender offered great storytelling through it’s thematic elements (no pun indented) such as mysticism, philosophy, war, politics and so on. Suffice to say, a general theme of nature and harmony and all that good stuff.
Sadly, the series ended in 2008. Then came that horrid M. Night Shyamalan adaptation which all but ruined the property.
Anyhow, a follow-up to the highly successful cartoon/anime hybrid, The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, is in full promotional mode. Our friends friends from IGN got their hands on the newest trailer.
Set 70 years after the events of the previous series, this new series follows waterbender Korra, the Avatar after Aang. Don’t expect the same cartoon either, this isn’t quite what you’ll remember from the original series (It’s all steampunky). Just check out a preview below showing Korra in action and a quick look at Aang’s son, Tenzin. That’s right, Aang’s son- player got game.
What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. While we only got two films to choose from, the many Blu-Ray 3D releases may make it up for.
As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD sections worth checking out. Oh, and a movie that came out on Blu-Ray/DVD earlier this year, well, is coming out again today so check out what’s the deal with that release. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
There comes a point where a once brilliant director and writer cannot maintain his same level of greatness across his movies, and the suitable thing for them to do is move on to do something else entirely. But, there are some directors that insist on trying to re-capture their fleeting moment of greatness again and again … never to do so.
Directors like M. Night Shyamalan.
I mean, I liked The Sixth Sense, and thought Signs had potential. But, while Unbreakable had its moments, The Village was not that good, and The Happening was just a train wreck on film. And, from what I hear, The Last Airbender was even worse than that.
What must M. Night Shyamalan think?
The guys at College Humor decided to show just that very thing, and wouldn’t you know it, Shyamalan sees what is happening in a very M. Night kind of way. Check out the video below!
Nerds love their TV shows, movies and video games with a passion. It can even be an unhealthy passion, which when unsatisfied by the creators and producers of the material, can result in a nerd rage.
A group entitled Sidecar Comedy decided to vent all their nerd frustrations in one expletive-filled video (yes, there IS a lot of swearing – you have been warned). But, despite all the language, they makes some extremely valid points about the Lost finale, the Star Wars prequels, the Battlestar Galactica finale, The Last Airbender movie and many, many more!
Do I sense this becoming the new Nerdbastards theme song? I hope so!
“The Last Airbender“, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan is tortuously lethargic, uninvited, abysmal, and uniformly atrocious (in every aspect). And that’s me being nice!
Based on Nickelodeon‘s beloved animated series (to which I am only vaguely familiar and thus can’t compare) is set i a world in which the population is divided amid the four elements (Earth, Wind, Water and Fire) and some skilled practitioners whom can “bend” these elements to their will. Since the elements are naturally at odds with each other, an overall controller is needed to maintain order among the kingdom. This role is played by the Avatar, who can manipulate all the elements and thus can keep balance and peace amongst the tribes. Only problem is this Avatar has gone missing for 100 hundred years.
(Guess Who Friday is a weekly feature here at nerdbastards where we challenge you to guess the latest known or lesser known child star of nerd pop culture from the days of yore (70’s, 80’s, 90’s), who have all grown up. Lets take a gentleman’s bet and see if you can figure out today’s ‘Guess Who’. Warning: we are not responsible for any shocked, appalled or arousing feelings which may incur.)
This is Olivia Hack!! Don’t know who she is? No one does! She was in 2 hit films in the mid 90’s then dropped off the acting radar! You will be surprised who this hot piece of ass is, and what she has actually been up to! (more…)