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Review | The November Man

Review | The November Man

Aug 27, 2014

The November Man really wants to be a big, dumb action movie, and it achieves that goal for several brief moments. It’s the type of movie that Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme has put out in recent years, with a plot that is pasted together using nothing but cliches and enough cursing and female nudity to hide its lack of substance. However, this...

Johnny Depp plays yet another eccentric guy in the Mortdecai trailer

Johnny Depp plays yet another eccentric guy in the Mortdecai trailer

Aug 14, 2014

Johnny Depp is in another movie, because nothing will end the world’s fascination with this man. We’ll get to my issues with Depp in a moment, but his new movie is about an eccentric rich European guy and his weird, eccentric life. It also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Aubrey Plaza (who is amazing) and Olivia Munn. While I wouldn’t...

The Theory of Everything Trailer

The Theory of Everything Trailer

Aug 8, 2014

The first trailer for The Theory of Everything has released and it immediately stuck firmly on my radar. I do enjoy the occasional biopic, but Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientific minds in all of human history. The fact that we are not awash in Stephen Hawking biopics already and instead mostly get sports and music movies is a travesty. The Theory...

Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Aug 7, 2014

The development process of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have been a recipe for disaster. First, Michael Bay was attached as a producer, and while this shouldn’t have necessarily been a bad thing, so much of the geek community was burned by the Transformers movies that all they had in response was venom and hate. Then he opened his dumb mouth and said...

Alien encounters in film

Alien encounters in film

Aug 7, 2014

Learning from Alien Encounters in Film For most of us, our experience with extraterrestrial beings is limited to the films we watch. Whether it’s in the form of a friendly buddy alien like in E.T. or the more dangerous, murder-obsessed stereotype – as is the case with Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise – the appearance and temperament of aliens in film is as varied...

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

How do American politicians stack up against Star Wars characters?

Aug 4, 2014

You probably remember hearing the name “Nate Silver” during the 2012 election. A writer and statistician, Silver correctly predicted how 49 of the 50 states would vote in the presidential elections that saw Barack Obama earn a landslide victory. Since then, Silver has been poached by ESPN to work his analytic magic, and he does so for FiveThirtyEight, a polling...

So They’re Making Another SpongeBob Movie

So They’re Making Another SpongeBob Movie

Jul 31, 2014

So they’re making another SpongeBob SquarePants movie, this time called “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.” Which is quite a mouthful. While all of the standard cast is there, it happens to feature Antonio Banderas as the villain Burger-Beard the Pirate. I figured this post would have been me making fun of the trailer,...

Leaked Deadpool Movie Test Footage is Glorious | UPDATED

Leaked Deadpool Movie Test Footage is Glorious | UPDATED

Jul 28, 2014

If you have a better memory than I do, you will probably remember that last summer, comic book writer and artist Rob Liefeld mentioned the existence of some test footage for the inevitable (but currently stuck in limbo) Deadpool movie featuring Ryan Reynolds. That video has now hit the Internet and FOX is desperately trying to scrub it away. However, like a...

The November Man Trailer

The November Man Trailer

Jul 24, 2014

Pierce Brosnan is back, channeling all of the suave spy tendencies from when he was 007 but without all the goofy gadgets in The November Man. It looks to be a fun thriller, and I’m always game for another of those. Read the official plot description below. “An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted...

Nuts and Bolts Episode 44 – Welcome to the Cult

Nuts and Bolts Episode 44 – Welcome to the Cult

Jul 24, 2014

On this episode of Geekenstein’s Nuts and Bolts podcast, David, Jared, and Dustin talk cult classics! Is Rocky Horror actually good? Can Jared shut up about Clerks? I thought this was a video game podcast? Does Howard the Duck have a single fan? Does one fan count as a cult following? Tune into the only podcast that answers these hard-hitting questions!...