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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

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time once again to turn our attention to the romantic corners of the geeky movie world. In the past, I’ve offered some suggestions for romantic movies with geeky roots, but this time around I’m calling out some of the couples whose chemistry turns geeky movies into proper date-night fare.

In honor of… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Our Favorite Nerdy Movie Couples

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