Everyone’s talking about Guardians of the Galaxy these days, but Marvel isn’t the only studio with a big, geek-friendly movie this August. The heroes in half-shells return to the big screen this weekend in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and later this month, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For finally arrives in theaters. Naturally, there’s no shortage of cool comics, collectibles and other swag tied to these movies… Continue reading The Geek Beat: What You Need to Read, Watch and Buy in the Month of August
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Despite an increasingly larger share of female audiences (nearly 50%), the superhero movie genre remains a male character’s game. Marvel Studios has shown no signs that they have any intention of making a female-led superhero movie, and while WB will be introducing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, we still don’t know of any concrete plans to give her her own movie. There have been… Continue reading Sony Plans To Beat Marvel To The Female Superhero Movie Punch With A 'Spider-Man' Spin-off
This year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego is in the rearview mirror, and all that’s left is to look back on the show and ponder the highs and lows of another massive celebration of geekery in all its forms.
Last year, my very first “Geek Beat” column assessed which studios, projects or other movie-related elements of the show generated the best kind of buzz… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Biggest Hits, Misses and Lingering Questions of San Diego Comic-Con 2014
While pondering potential subjects for this week, I couldn’t help noticing that this is the 52nd edition of the column that I’ve authored. That’s a full year of weekly nerdery by my count, and it all began on July 23, 2013, with a roundup of the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
With this year’s convention kicking off… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic-Con History
With the exception of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, July is a relatively quiet month for high-profile movies from the geekier side of Hollywood, but you should probably consider this the calm before the storm, given next month’s rush of big-budget, highly anticipated films.
Of course, next month’s big movies are this month’s big comics, toys and other items launched ahead of a film’s arrival in… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Batman's 75th, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Gear, and More Stuff to Look for in July