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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'

Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, Thanksgiving is on the horizon – and the geekier side of Hollywood has provided quite the cornucopia of things to be thankful for this year.

Last year, I gave thanks for fresh zombie stories, overseas audiences and various other elements of the year’s cinematic slate that made 2013 a good time to be a… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 8 Geeky Things to Be Thankful for This Year

“The future is now.”

That’s a line we hear pretty often these days, but it’s particularly applicable lately whenever you go online, turn on the television, or head to the theater. From the streaming coverage of the Philae lander’s touchdown on the surface of a comet, to the successful return of documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, to the immersive adventures… Continue reading The Geek Beat: It's a Good Time to Like the Science in Sci-fi Movies

Now that all of the Halloween madness is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming month – and more importantly, all of the books, movies and collectible geekery hitting shelves during it.

We have a slew of new movies on the horizon based on DC and Marvel Comics characters, so it’s fitting that this month’s highlights include a few books from both major publishers… Continue reading The Geek Beat: New 'Captain America,' a 'Serenity' sequel, and More Geeky Goods in November

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means you only have a few more days to ponder the ways in which you can turn up the geekery to 11 this year.

Whether you’re suiting up to shake down your neighbors for candy, attending a party, or simply want to impress the kids who knock on your door, a good costume is… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Costume Ideas to Keep Things Geeky This Halloween