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“Learn to Love the C-List” and more advice for the DC movie-verse

January 29th, 2014 · No Comments

In this week’s “Geek Beat” column, I offer up some advice for Warner Bros. regarding the best way to build an expanded universe with the DC Comics characters akin to the multimedia franchises that Marvel and the Star Wars caretakers have cultivated. Given how much potential there is in DC’s history, it’s frustrating that we […]

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Tags: clips · comics · movies · television

Dear Oscars… It’s not me, it’s you.

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments

For this week’s “Geek Beat” column, I decided to have an important heart-to-heart that I’ve been meaning to have for a few years now. Here’s an excerpt: I remember the moment I fell out of love with you, Oscars. It wasn’t something you did that came between us. It was something you didn’t do. And […]

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Tags: clips · movies

Popeye’s inspiration and more things to know about E.C. Segar’s famous sailor man

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Popeye made his debut 85 years ago today in the Thimble Theatre comic strip, and in honor of his anniversary (or is it a birthday?) I wrote up a list of 15 fun bits of information about E.C. Segar’s iconic, spinach-eating creation for Mental Floss. Here’s an excerpt: 14. Rumor has it that Popeye’s iconic […]

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Tags: clips · comics

The 10 Movies I’m Most Excited About For 2014

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Now that 2013 is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2014. And by “looking ahead,” I mean, “making predictions that will almost certainly not pan out.” I used this week’s “Geek Beat” column to offer up my list of the ten films I’m looking forward to most this year, ranked […]

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The “Serenity” sequel and more stuff to check out this month

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments

My first Geek Beat recommendation column of the new year is live on Movies.com, and it’s jam-packed with stuff to check out this month. In addition to the release of Black Widow #1 from Marvel Comics, there’s also the arrival of Riddick on DVD and Blu-Ray. Basically, it’s a pretty great start to 2014. Here’s […]

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Tags: clips · comics · movies · television

The return of RoboCop and more reasons why 2014 will be a risky year for geeky movies

January 1st, 2014 · No Comments

A while back I suggested that 2015 would be one of the biggest years of all time for geeky movies. In this week’s column I made another bold prediction: that 2014 will be one of the riskiest years ever for geek-friendly projects coming out of Hollywood. Between all the remakes, reboots, crowded casts, and just […]

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Star Wars toys, a plush E.T., and other toys of Christmas past

December 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Naturally, I went with a Christmas theme for this week’s Geek Beat column, and I think this one should bring back some memories for any other children of the ’80s. In today’s special “Christmas edition” of the column, I recalled some of my favorite, movie-themed toys that I found under the tree on the morning […]

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Tags: clips · movies · toys