Oh, April Fools Day, you are a bittersweet pill. When I was a news editor, I despised the annual flood of faux announcements and prank projects that came crashing into my professional life the last day of March and made a mess out of the usual news cycle. But as a media consumer, I get no small amount of entertainment from the ridiculous stories that pop up online during the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Here Are Three Fake News Stories We Wish Were Real
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No matter how frustrated I may get with the Academy Awards, it’s difficult not to be curious about how the Oscars race will pan out – especially when it comes to the categories like “Best Visual Effects,” which always includes at least one or two of my favorite films from the previous year. (I’m a sucker for great FX sequences.)
Experience has taught me that my… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Actual Comic Creators Tell Us Their Favorite Movies of 2013
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Lego Movie – $ 31.4 million
2. 3 Days To Kill – $ 12.3 million
3. Pompeii – $ 10.0 million
4. Robocop – $ 9.4 million
5. The Monuments Men – $ 8.1 million
6. About Last Night – $ 7.4 million
7. Ride Along – $ 4.6 million
8. Frozen – $ 4.35 million
9. Endless Love – $ 4.30 million
10. Winter’s Tale – $ 2.1
Oh, RoboCop, it would have been so much easier if you were terrible.
I couldn’t help think that after leaving the theater last week, because no matter how skeptical I was of Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s brutal 1987 film (which, I admit, is one of my favorite movies), I had to admit that, well… it wasn’t bad at all.
In fact, the biggest problem I… Continue reading The Geek Beat: When It Comes to Remakes, Can We Ever Truly Love a Pretender to the Throne
Love is in the air this week, and whether you’re paired up or flying solo on Valentine’s Day, it’s difficult not to feel the holiday’s unavoidable influence in one way or another. And no matter how you feel about roses, greeting cards, and bow-wielding cherubs, February 14 doesn’t have to mean a break from your regularly scheduled geekery – quite the opposite, in fact.