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robocop%202014 The Geek Beat: When It Comes to Remakes, Can We Ever Truly Love a Pretender to the Throne

Oh, RoboCop, it would have been so much easier if you were terrible.

I couldn’t help think that after leaving the theater last week, because no matter how skeptical I was of Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s brutal 1987 film (which, I admit, is one of my favorite movies), I had to admit that, well… it wasn’t bad at all.

In fact, the biggest problem I… Continue reading The Geek Beat: When It Comes to Remakes, Can We Ever Truly Love a Pretender to the Throne

the%20princess%20bride The Geek Beat: The Best Valentines Day Movies for Geeks

Love is in the air this week, and whether you’re paired up or flying solo on Valentine’s Day, it’s difficult not to feel the holiday’s unavoidable influence in one way or another. And no matter how you feel about roses, greeting cards, and bow-wielding cherubs, February 14 doesn’t have to mean a break from your regularly scheduled geekery – quite the opposite, in fact.

While the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Best Valentine's Day Movies for Geeks

dc%20universe The Geek Beat: What the DC Superhero Movies Can Learn About Expanded Universes from Star Wars and Marvel

I’m not entirely certain how I should feel about the Man of Steel sequel being pushed back to 2016.

On one hand, it gives Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder more time to get all the pieces in place and take their time with what may be the studio’s highest profile project in many, many years. On the other hand, the delay means that we’ll have… Continue reading The Geek Beat: What the DC Superhero Movies Can Learn About Expanded Universes from 'Star Wars' and Marvel

thehobbitdesolationofsmaug mv 8 The Geek Beat: The Most Anticipated Geeky Movies of 2014

Over the last few weeks, some of my fellow genre nerds have offered up their most anticipated horror movies of 2014 and a ranked list of the comic book movies they’re most excited about this year. Well, it’s my turn to get in on the “most anticipated movies” action this week.

Of course, given how wide of a net I’m casting with the whole… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Most Anticipated Geeky Movies of 2014

guardians of the galaxy concept art final The Geek Beat: Why 2014 Will Be a Risky Year for Geeky Movies

Just a month ago, I devoted a column to telling you why 2015 could be the biggest year for geek-friendly movies in Hollywood history. And while all that’s all well and good, a quick look at the slate of movies that will have to tide us over until the greatest year ever begins reveals at least one recurring theme in the 2014 cinematic calendar: next… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why 2014 Will Be a Risky Year for Geeky Movies