With the exception of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, July is a relatively quiet month for high-profile movies from the geekier side of Hollywood, but you should probably consider this the calm before the storm, given next month’s rush of big-budget, highly anticipated films.
Of course, next month’s big movies are this month’s big comics, toys and other items launched ahead of a film’s arrival in… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Batman's 75th, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gear, and More Stuff to Look for in July
I remember sitting in a crowded theater back in 1999, watching Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace on opening night with some friends from college, and coming to the realization that somewhere between the umpteenth viewing of The Return of the Jedi and this very moment, I’d fallen out of love with Star Wars.
It wasn’t a sudden thing, or a… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Falling in Love with 'Star Wars' All Over Again
Everyone knows about the comic book origins of films like The Avengers and Man of Steel, but when it comes to movies like this weekend’s gritty, postapocalyptic adventure Snowpiercer, the book that inspired the film isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the usual mainstream superhero fare.
Originally published in 1982, the French-language graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette took more than… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Snowpiercer' and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading
Like a lot of people, I was surprised when the news broke a few weeks ago that Edgar Wright and Marvel’s Ant-Man movie had parted ways. The Shaun of the Dead director had been attached to the film almost a decade at that point, prompting more than a few outlets to start referring to the project as Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in recent years.
However… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why You Shouldn't Be Upset About 'Ant-Man' Changing Directors
With X-Men: Days of Future Past arriving in theaters this weekend, Godzilla fading into the rearview mirror, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already an afterthought (but still in theaters), it’s already been a busy summer for the geeky side of Hollywood – and for movie audiences, too. And now it’s time to look ahead to the return of Charles Xavier’s team of mutant superheroes.