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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

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