Sean Fallon

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To celebrate the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy, we’ve teamed up with Hasbro to hook up a lucky Nerd Approved reader with a box full of awesome new toys!

See what’s inside, and how you can win it after the break…

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the knick

To promote their new series The Knick from director Steven Soderbergh, HBO/Cinemax sent us this awesome, personalized, early 20th century medical kit complete with slides, medicine bottles, forceps and a USB syringe. As far as promotional items go, this is pretty badass.

The kit also came with a preview copy of the first episode, which is set to air on August 8th at 10pm. I watched it last night, and came away impressed. Of course, that’s to be expected with Steven Soderbergh directing and Clive Owen playing the lead.

If I’m honest, this is the kind of show that you would expect on HBO, not Cinemax—which is a clear indicator that the latter is trying to move away from its “Skinemax” reputation.

Think of The Knick as ER if it was set in a period where modern medicine was in its infancy. Every major procedure is a life or death experiment and the world around the hospital is brutal, corrupt, prejudiced and riddled with disease. The show really drives the setting home with melancholy creepiness and plenty of gore.

Needless to say, I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of the episodes this season. I’ve also heard that a second season has already been confirmed, which is pretty unusual for a show that hasn’t even aired yet.

Head after the break for more pics, videos and a full synopsis of the show.

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deadpool test footage

Test footage from the defunct Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool movie surfaced on YouTube this morning, was quickly yanked, and now it’s resurfaced.

It appears that 20th Century Fox had the original video removed, but it’s probably the best thing that could have happened. Clearly, there is a demand for this film and this (mostly CGI) footage looks pretty great. Check it out for yourself after the break before it disappears again…

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hobbit armies teaser

The official teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is here and it’s all out war as the name suggests.

Check it out after the break…

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(via Pictures In Boxes)

batman superman teaser leak

The quality of the leaked Batman V Superman teaser from the WB panel at SDCC is predictably terrible, but it’s enough to see why the audience lost their sh*t.

Check it out after the break…

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Everyone was pretty excited to hear rumors that Lucy Lawless would be joining the S.H.I.E.L.D cast. During the Marvel panel at SDCC last night, her casting was confirmed along with the name of her character: Isabelle Hartly.

So far as we can tell, Isabelle Hartly hasn’t appeared elsewhere in the Marvel universe. However, she is a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D veteran that was described thusly:

“She’s tough. She may have a knife that’s always by her side,” said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.

Other new faces on the show this season will include Nick Blood as mercenary Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond who will play Daniel Whitehall, a Hydra baddie known as Kraken in Secret Warriors.

(via THR)

superman lives

Have you ever wondered what the legendary failed film Superman Lives would have been like if it actually made it all the way to theaters? Well sweet, sweet answers are on the horizon.

The fan-funded documentary film The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? now has a trailer, and it includes snippets of interviews with director Tim Burton and screenwriter Kevin Smith, along with some test footage of Nic Cage flying. After looking at the trailer, I’m starting to wish this movie had actually happened. It looks like it would have been a Nic Cage / Tim Burton supernova of insanity.

The project is still looking for funds to finish post-production, but we have no doubt that it will reach its final goals. Check out the trailer after the break…

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martin khaleesi

And there’s the ending of the series. Daenerys Targaryen becomes some sort of God and her enemies suddenly and mysteriously die horrible deaths.

Check out an additional image after the break…

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firefly online

Our hopes for more Firefly have been dashed time and time again, but check this out: the entire cast will reunite for the Firefly Online video game.

Check out the trailer after the break for gameplay footage and a very special cameo.

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