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Maybe her HMO didn’t cover actual medical care…

Yeah, I know this is old, but it’s still pretty damn funny:

Because I’m sick and want to share my misery…

Sorry for not posting much.

Here’s a trailer for the Fantastic Four movie that desperately is trying to hide the fact that it’s a movie about people with superpowers fighting a man who wears a metal mask and calls himself Doom, and not a serious drama about science.

This thing practically screams, “Pretentious!”

Next up? The Flying Graysons….

Or maybe the adventures of Hal Jordan, test pilot. Makes as much sense as having a Superman prequel focusing on Supe’s granddad.

Syfy and Warner Horizon Television have teamed for Krypton, a one-hour drama about Superman’s grandfather set at the fictional planet.


This is simultaneously the greatest and worst idea ever…

The Pyro Fireshooter by magician Adam Wilber is sold by Ellusionist, and is a wrist-mounted launcher with four barrels in which you can load little flashpacks packed with paper and Nitrocellulose, which get shot out and burn up, giving the effect of you throwing a fireball out with a flick of your wrist.

Countdown to the first instance of self-immolation by a drunken frat boy in 5… 4… 3…

Nerd Stuff

I’ve been dropping the ball a bit on the nerd news front. So let’s play catch up.

Love these. This is my favorite of the batch:


  • The Suicide Squad has been cast. For those unfamiliar, the Suicide Squad is a group of villains forced to work for the government to do the nastiest jobs that need to be done. Run by Amanda Waller, the team is usually fitted with kill switches of some type that can be flipped if they go off mission. This incarnation appears to be: Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and the Enchantress. Or maybe the Joker will be the villain of the movie. Who knows?
  • Here is the Terminator: Genisys (Why?) trailer:

  • And the new James Bond movie will be titled SPECTRE.

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens trailer

Okay, sitting here with my five year old son watching this trailer brought back all sorts of fond and pleasant memories and made me feel like a kid again.

Seriously, please do not screw this up, guys.

Nerd news…

Now for something a bit different than my descent into heresy and apostasy.

  • There is no way this is happening, people. No way. Everyone at Sony is going to sober up or come down off their high, realize the terrible, awful things they have done, and disavow this very quickly.



  • On the other hand, an Aunt May movie does sound a hell of a lot better than what Fox is doing with the Fantastic Four reboot.
  • Not sure we need another Exodus movie, but it is a good story thematically, and it stars Batman as the prophet you deserve, not the one you need right now, so here’s a TV spot for it:

  • Anything that brings more Bruce Campbell to my TV is great news even if it means subscribing to Starz.

Nerd News Roundup

Army of Darkness 2

And now, the exception that proves the rule. This is absolutely necessary. This must absolutely happen. Why? Bruce Campbell.

The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. . . Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it. . . Alright sir, the answer is yes.

Presumably, given the post-credit sequence I heard about, this would likely involve his teaming up with the sequel/reboot’s star Jane Levy in some capacity to kill more undead.


Now that Marvel has the film rights to the Punisher and Daredevil back in the house, there remain questions as to whether or not we’ll see Matt Murdock and Frank Castle show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To which Kevin Feige replied essentially, “Maybe, I don’t know right now…”

We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.

Nerd News Roundup: Unnecessary Sequel Edition

Jurassic World

Idris Elba is reportedly going to get his chance to visit the world’s second worst theme park. Yeah, that’s right Epcot Center, I’m looking at you…


In the annals of films that don’t need a sequel, I think Beetlejuice is probably in the top 100 at least. So, of course, someone wants to make one. Tim Burton is considering coming back to direct it.

Nerd News Roundup

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cinema Blend has an interview with Hobbit star Evangeline Lily.


Thor: The Dark World

Here’s a clip of the Warriors Three fighting dark elves and Thor, who knows how to make an entrance.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

(h/t io9) http://io9.com/how-many-beloved-characters-will-die-of-the-walking-dea-1447482786

Here’s a picture of our time travelling canine and his human companion… which sounds familiar, did the Doctor ever own a puppy?


I grew up with this stuff second hand (my old man liked the Bullwinkle cartoons so much when he was younger that he watched them whenever they were on while I was growing up) and this looks like it might not be entirely awful.


And here is the trailer for Disney’s movie Frozen, their retelling of The Snow Queen.