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This year’s edition of Oscar madness is finally dying down, and now that the winners have been crowned, it seems like there is only one final, Oscars-related question to ask (for this column, at least).

How did the Oscars treat geeky movies this year?

While my gut reaction is to write off the latest Academy Awards ceremony as yet another blanket… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Did the Oscars Treat Geeky Movies This Year?

The Star Wars stand-alone movies have been a swirling vortex of mystery and rumors ever since it was unveiled that Disney would be branching out beyond the new, core trilogy. Some said they’d focus on old characters, with Han Solo, Yoda, and Boba Fett all getting their own origin story movies. Some have said they’ll revisit old events from the original trilogy from… Continue reading The First 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie Casts One of This Year's Best Actress Nominees

Movie release dates slide around all the time, but big studio movies usually tend to pick a date and stick with it. After all, the reason they’re called tentpoles is because they’re massive enough and important enough that they’re supposed to lodge into place and support everything around them.

When a tentpole’s release date changes, it’s usually because a studio needs even… Continue reading Surprise: 'Mission: Impossible 5' is Coming Out This Summer Instead of Christmas

So we’ve arrived at that time where the Oscars have announced all of this year’s Best Picture nominees and you haven’t seen any of them. Or maybe you caught one here or one there, but you need to schedule a serious catch-up session in order to look knowledgeable for your Oscar party. It’s cool, we’ve been there… and we’ve got some good news… Continue reading Where to Watch All of This Year's Best Picture Oscar Nominees in One Sitting

This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced last week, and as usual, the geekier side of Hollywood doesn’t have much of a presence in the list of actors and filmmakers honored.

Or does it?

My sentiments on the Oscars’ annual snubbing of comic book, sci-fi and fantasy films are well documented, but just because there aren’t many geeky projects in the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Geek Movie History of This Year's Oscar Nominees