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A new month means a new batch of geekery hitting shelves (and theaters), and April is no different. This time around, The Geek Beat has stolen Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth’s What-If Machine to pull in highlights from an alternate dimension, showing us what’s happened to some of our favorite movies, characters, and comics in alternate realities.

From Condorman spinoffs to Total Recall merch, life may actually be… Continue reading The Geek Beat: An 'Oregon Trail' Movie And More Unbelievable Stuff We Wish Was Real

Spring is a time for rebirth. Animals are crawling out of their dens after a long hibernation and flowers are beginning life anew – and this year, that over-arching sense of rebirth that comes with the season apparently applies to geeky movies, too.

Reboots and sequels are certainly nothing new to fans of sci-fi and superhero fare, but this season – and… Continue reading The Geek Beat: We're About to Enter the Season of Movie Reboots

With this being the week of St. Patrick’s Day, it seemed appropriate to come up with some sort of theme for this week’s column that fell in line with the spirit of the emerald-hued holiday. At this point, most of the Irish superheroes are a known commodity (yes, even Banshee), and one can only do so many retrospectives on the Leprechaun franchise before… Continue reading The Geek Beat: See Why It Definitely Ain't Easy Being Green

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 Academy Awards have a long-established history of overlooking sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fare, but with so many great films coming out of our favorite, geek-friendly genres lately, it’s only a matter of time before the Oscars are forced to acknowledge what we’ve known all along: geeky films can be great films, too.

With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to ponder which films… Continue reading The Geek Beat: We Hand Out Oscars for the Year's Best Geek Movies