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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, […]

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 […]

The Hobbit, There and Back Again… Eventually

March 19, 2013

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This blog should really be titled “The Hobbit Who Sank the Titanic” because I really credit this debacle for sabotaging my blogging momentum. This has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder in various iterations for quite literally months. I was doing a 3 parter Countdown to the Hobbit theatrical release, if you’ll recall, the week […]

Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 2: Faramir and Fangorn

December 13, 2012

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Following up with my Lego Lord of the Rings trek through Middle Earth prior to the December 14th release of The Hobbit, I decided to revisit the Two Towers and finally getting around the building Battle of Helm’s Deep. As anyone with even a passing interest in Lord of the Rings could likely surmise, the Lego set […]

Of Legos and Ring Lords: Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 1

December 10, 2012

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As previously mentioned, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a holiday tradition for me. I’ll never forget the first time I saw Fellowship of the Ring; as far as movie-going experiences go, it was incredibly powerful. I went around noon to one of the nicer theaters (at the time) in the area, […]

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 […]