We’re less than a month into the new year, and there’s already been a lot of talk about the possibility of characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and various other Marvel Comics superheroes finding their way to the same screen as the Avengers in Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. While most fans are salivating at the idea of uniting Marvel’s estranged big-screen… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why a Unified Marvel Movie-verse Might Not Be the Best Idea
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
Last week’s column looked back at the best movies of the year, and this week it’s time to look ahead to the films that will be competing for your attention in 2015.
Along with sequels to some of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history, this year’s slate of films also includes some high-profile reboots, compelling original films, and intriguing indie projects… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Geekiest 2015 Movies We're Anticipating the Most
The holiday season is typically focused on the giving and receiving of gifts, but there’s also a lot of wishing that happens around this time of year. Whether it’s a wish upon a star, a wish for a Red Ryder BB Gun, or even a wish to know what the world would be like if you’d never been born, wishes can be the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Four Things I Want for Christmas from Geeky Movies
Years ago, I publicly ridiculed the casting of a certain actor from 10 Things I Hate About You as the villain of a certain Batman movie, and the resulting embarrassment prompted me to make a solemn vow never to render early judgment on a movie again without – at the very least – seeing some footage.
For the most part, I feel… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Importance of Family in 'The Fantastic Four'