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Midweek Geek Out 6-19-13: The Future of Superman (Spoiler-free Review!)

June 20, 2013

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It’s been a pretty intense gauntlet of new films for movie goers and geek inclined alike. Ironman 3 kicked off the 2013 summer season (see my review here) followed by new installments of Star Trek, Fast and Furious and Superman, as well as a few non-franchise movies, including the magician’s ensemble Now You See Me, […]

Midweek Geek Out 5-29-13: There Are Always Trick Arrows in the Banana Stand

May 29, 2013

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I’ve been woefully negligent lately. I’ve already decided that I’m not apologizing about my lapses in activity, but there has really been a lot of  quality geek-fare worth sounding off on that I haven’t addressed in a timely manner, and that’s unfortunate. I actually have several reviews in the works; I want to address TV […]

The (Iron)Man Behind the Mask: A Movie Critique

May 6, 2013

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The Avengers changed everything. I mean, the world had never quite experienced a nerdtastic crossover to that extent before, with 4-5 lead-in movies (depending on whether or not you count Ironman 2 and Incredible Hulk) culminating into a super buddy brouhaha that resonated with both the casual mainstream AND comic nerds alike (no small task) and […]

Up, Up and Away: The Enduring Character of Superman

March 23, 2013

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I recently revisited Superman and Superman 2 (The Richard Donner cut), as I like to stay familiar with the staples of geek culture. I didn’t honestly expect either movie to be more than background noise, to be completely honest. Superman was released in 1978, and genre movies tend not to age very well. But from the moment the […]

Midweek Geek Out (December 5) – Saran Wrap Edition

December 5, 2012

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So I realized there were a few Geek loose threads lying about that needed addressing… time to wrap it up! 1.) Arrow I don’t know if you’ve been watching the show, but I can honestly say that it keeps getting better. The acting is a little stiff, and the interactions feel a little repetitive, but […]

The Non-traditional Traditionalist

November 23, 2012

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As a former social sciences student (actually, once a social sciences student, always a social sciences student, if you follow me), I find myself thinking more about what people do and why (including myself) than your average Joe likely does. Holiday traditions, for example, are an interesting subject to me. I mean, when you really look […]

Midweek Geek Out (November 22) – New 52, Part 1

November 22, 2012

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Alternate title: “No, Superman does not wear his underwear outside his pants anymore.” (Inspired by my response to Miss Four Eyes’ blog entry.) [Disclaimer: While I have not come even close to touching all 52 titles and most of my samplings so far have been the trade pubs (which are at least 6 months behind […]