When I sat down to watch Creative Control at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, I found myself in the best possible position to appreciate its bleak vision of the near-future and its cynical view of technology.
For the previous five days, I had been splitting my time between SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive, where entrepreneurs, technologists and everyone in-between attends panels, shares… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: Why 'Creative Control' is This Year's 'Her'
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
The Star Wars stand-alone movies have been a swirling vortex of mystery and rumors ever since it was unveiled that Disney would be branching out beyond the new, core trilogy. Some said they’d focus on old characters, with Han Solo, Yoda, and Boba Fett all getting their own origin story movies. Some have said they’ll revisit old events from the original trilogy from… Continue reading The First 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie Casts One of This Year's Best Actress Nominees
So we’ve arrived at that time where the Oscars have announced all of this year’s Best Picture nominees and you haven’t seen any of them. Or maybe you caught one here or one there, but you need to schedule a serious catch-up session in order to look knowledgeable for your Oscar party. It’s cool, we’ve been there… and we’ve got some good news… Continue reading Where to Watch All of This Year's Best Picture Oscar Nominees in One Sitting