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Nerdland wants to be a crude and edgy R-rated animated comedy. It's just a shame that it's neither, and, most importantly, really not funny at all.
While some folks have made it big on their roles in comic book movies, here are some actors who we almost forgot were in big ticket comic films. And chances are, you probably forgot too, so read on to see how many you remember!
There's a place called Nerdland, where the desperate dreamers of the world try to make a name for themselves by any means necessary. Considering what goes down in the first trailer for the film of the same name, it looks like fun to visit, but hell to live in.
It turns out Patton Oswalt was originally in Mad Max: Fury Road. Check out his deleted scene for yourself.
Patton Oswalt’s favorite superhero movie may be Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, though he doesn’t think it’s necessarily the best comic book movie.
Patton Oswalt has dreamt up the perfect sequels to 2000's Unbreakable, and they both sound pretty nifty.
There has been a great deal of Star Wars-related nitpicking ever since the first trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived online last year, but arguably the dumbest of the bunch are those complaining that the footage features a black actor (namely John Boyega) in a Stormtrooper uniform.
For many fans of the comic book movie genre, the word "Watchmen" tends to evoke a rather confused, frustrating, bittersweet set of opinions. For actor, comedian and geek auteur Patton Oswalt, it was apparently no different. Watch as he sits down with one of the film's stars to express that.
Patton Oswalt had a serious movie theater obsession in the 90s. However, after seeing one movie, all of that began to change.
For the first episode, Oswalt was given his pick of picture from the Academy's massive library of films. From that he chose the 1961 crime-noir Blast of Silence, written and directed by Allen Baron with narration penned by Waldo Salt. Then, he traveled to the New Beverly theater where he met up with friend and fellow comedienne Karen Kilgariff to take in a movie, then discuss it at a café fittingly called Shaky Alibi.
Directed by Robbie Pickering, the film's title comes from the fact that it's a mashup of multiple genre brands (as in the expression "everything but the kitchen sink"). The story follows a group of kids who are forced to unite with zombies and vampires and fight off a full-scale alien invasion.
If you didn't catch it, Patton Oswalt made a serious claim for "King of the Nerds" last month. A video from the set of Parks and Recreation was posted online showing the comedian/actor explaining, at incredible length, his very specific plot idea for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.
The poster is credited to EW staffer Jef Castro, and it merges virtually every major player in future sci-fi and fantasy franchises. It’s kind of a clever joke, but it’s also a chilling reality that characters like Thanos, Boba Fett, Iron Man, Wolverine and more will be dominating multiplexes for years to come.
As you'll notice this happens entirely in a single take, and Oswalt name checks an astonishing amount of names and statistics from the Star Wars universe-- while also taking the time to knock Hawkeye and Black Widow for not being top-tier Avengers characters. I'll leave it to the Star Wars diehards to pick through all the insane ideas Oswalt suggests for what might happen in Star Wars: Episode VII
It’s unfortunate that it ties itself so tightly to Christian Bale’s Batman, because now I both love this video for its hilariousness and hate it because it makes Batman look dumb. It’s possibly the ridiculing that Batman deserves, but not the one he needs right now.
With Bird hard at work on the super-secretive project known as Tomorrowland, we've got plenty of great stuff from him to look forward to. But if his pal J.J. Abrams wants to ring him for advice as he oh-so-slowly gets started on Episode VII, we're sure Bird would have great advice.
A send up of The Boy Scouts of America, the film stars Oswalt as Randy, a boy scout trooper leader who is disgusted with the way that kids these days don't like to go out into the woods, make campfires or set up camps. Conversely, his brother Kirk (Knoxville) is a dad who doesn't care if his kids want to go outdoors. With Randy unable to take it anymore, he forms a plan to take all of the children at Kirk's son's sleepover and take them for a camping trip in the woods.
Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film, Stiller will play Walter, a meek man working for LIFE magazine who constantly daydreams and fantasizes about wild adventures. One day, however, his life completely changes when he goes on the hunt for a missing photograph negative and ends up having the adventure he's always wished for. In the film Oswalt will be playing a character named Todd who helps Walter set up an online dating profile.
Among playful posts that declared indie ingénues Elizabeth Olsen and Kirsten Dunst arrived via "a shower of rose petals," Oswalt painted a vivid picture of Academy-ignored motion-capture actor Andy Serkis performing a karaoke duet of "Life on Mars" with Tilda Swinton, who many felt was robbed of a well-deserved nomination for her gut-wrenching work in We Need to Talk About Kevin.
On the day that the Oscars are announced, the only word more popular than "nominee" is "snub." Every year there are a group of filmmakers and actors who everyone thinks should have been nominated for their work in the previous year, but is passed over by The Academy. And this year is no different. Between Albert Brooks' work in Drive, Michael Fassbender's performance in Shame, Andy Serkis' turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes...