With the holidays looming large, ’tis the season for giving thanks – and this year has provided more than a few things to be thankful for if you’re a fan of Hollywood’s geekier side.
Whether it’s original ideas, fresh spins on familiar material, or actors and filmmakers who occasionally seem to know what we want before we know it ourselves, 2013 has been ripe with moments… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 8 Things To Be Thankful For This Year
Last week, I gave you the first half of my list of 10 great “geeky” horror movies, and with Halloween arriving this week, it’s time for the next five films (and two honorable mentions) on that list.
As I wrote in the previous column, the films on this list represent some of my favorite films that fall outside the usual Halloween standards, and whether due to their cast, characters, plot… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 10 Great Geeky Horror Movies, Part Two
It was a big weekend for romantic comedies at the multiplex, with three of them entering the top 15 on the box office chart. The experts predicted that the one that would come out on top was “Don Jon,” given the star power of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, as well as a wide release in 2,422 theaters. It was expected to make $… Continue reading Box Office: How Did 'Baggage Claim' Beat 'Don Jon'?
I’ve always loved superhero stories. Old issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up helped me learn to read, and a double feature of Superman and Superman II at the local drive-in was one of the first experiences to spark my love of movies.
In many ways, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without superhero stories – but my most significant superhero movie memories… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Sometimes the Best Superhero Movies Don't Come from Comics
It seems ridiculous to even consider this, but I’m beginning to think some of the upcoming movies based on video games might actually be, well… good.
I know what you’re thinking, folks. This is crazy talk. A good movie based on a video game is like the chupacabra. Most people have never seen one, and the few who claim they have tend to get sympathetic looks from… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why the Next Batch of Video Game Movies Could Change Everything