Paul de Gelder has every reason to steer clear of the ocean. In 2009, the former daredevil Navy clearance diver was attacked by a bull shark in Sydney Harbor. He lost his right arm and leg in the process. Images of reenactments, which have become synonymous with Shark Week, are likely filling your head right about now. This, however, is not an attack story.
Saturday, de Gelder will return to… Continue reading Talking ‘Great White Matrix,’ shark demonization
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
This week marked the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters II, a sequel that very few people consider to be a good movie. Some us, though, don’t mind watching it for a few favorite moments, some of them involving Peter MacNicol, some involving Bill Murray, some involving Rick Moranis, some involving the river of slime. There are genuinely great bits in… Continue reading What Great Scenes Came Out of Bad Movies?
Everyone knows about the comic book origins of films like The Avengers and Man of Steel, but when it comes to movies like this weekend’s gritty, postapocalyptic adventure Snowpiercer, the book that inspired the film isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the usual mainstream superhero fare.
Originally published in 1982, the French-language graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette took more than… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Snowpiercer' and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading
We’re still months away from the holidays, but the folks behind Paddington want to give you plenty of time to get ready for the literary bear’s new big-screen adventure due later this year. As such, we’ve got a trailer and some horror-themed memes featuring the lovable teddy in today’s news.
The new clip for the film is… Continue reading The Internet Finds a Great New Use for the 'Paddington' Bear Movie