So let’s get one thing straight before I get into this week’s column: I enjoyed the heck out of Daredevil, the new Netflix series set in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. I liked it so much I watched all 13 hour-long episodes in the time between when I woke up Friday morning and when I finally went to sleep Saturday night.
That’s the most… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Is 'Daredevil''s Success Good or Bad for the Marvel Movie-verse?
Rupert Wyatt’s remake of The Gambler arrived in theaters last Christmas without a big splash, and I think it was just the timing. It’s a very good movie, one of the most underrated of 2014, but it couldn’t compete with the awards contenders of that season. Well, there was some buzz from myself and others about John Goodman deserving a Best Supporting Actor… Continue reading Watch John Goodman Discuss His Devilishly Good Dialogue In This 'The Gambler' Clip (Exclusive)
Here’s a great little stat courtesy of IMDb: According to their end-of-year lists based on the amount of page searches across its site, the top 10 stars of 2014 are all women. The annual list — which is comprised entirely of women for the first time — has been compiled for a decade and is one of several the site releases each year. … Continue reading Here's Some Good News: The Top 10 Stars of 2014 Are All Women
Pixar has released one movie every year since 2006. This year there were none. Originally, 2014 was supposed to be the year of The Good Dinosaur, but back in 2013 the studio decided that the movie, about a world in which dinosaurs never went extinct, needed fixing and so they delayed its release. Now, thanks to a piece in the L.A. Times, a… Continue reading Pixar Offers Colorful New Looks at 'The Good Dinosaur' and 'Inside Out'
“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