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Crossovers so crazy they just might work and other questions bothering me so…

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Apparently, the Hollywood news cycle didn’t pause while I was busy being thankful for Michael Fassbender and sharing my Christmas list with everyone, so this week’s Geek Beat column is a catch-up of sorts. In looking over the big headlines of the past month or so, a few big questions came to mind about the […]

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An amazing R2-D2 charger and more gifts for the geek on your list…

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s that time of year when I get asked about holiday gifts for my brothers and sisters in nerdery, and my first gift guide of the season can be found in this week’s column for Movies.com. For obvious reasons, there was a Hollywood theme to the list of geek-friendly gifts I chose to highlight in […]

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Tags: clips · movies · tech · toys

Breaking down the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

December 8th, 2013 · No Comments

I’m a big fan of The Amazing Spider-Man, director Marc Webb’s 2012 reboot of the Spider-Man franchise that cast Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and put a fresh coat of paint on the Marvel webslinger’s origin story. That being the case, I’m pretty excited for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which hits theaters next year and […]

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“Doctor Who: The Movie” and more recommendations for December 2013

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

It’s the first week of December, and that means that the latest installment of the Geek Beat is a recommendation roundup. November had a nice mix of news and announcements regarding upcoming, geek-friendly projects, and with December hosting a few notable movie premieres, there was no shortage of recommendation material. The one-two punch of the […]

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Overseas audiences and other things I’m thankful for this year

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so it’s pretty much a given that this week’s column was all about being thankful. While there are a great many things I’m thankful for this year in my personal life (the wonderful, perfect little girl who joined our family this year chief among them), there are also a few things I’m […]

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Loki is one of the greatest movie-franchise villains of all time and if you disagree you are wrong.

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

After seeing Thor: The Dark World, I felt compelled to devote an entire column to Tom Hiddleston’s potrayal of Marvel’s trickster god, Loki, and why he deserves to be mentioned right along with Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter, and the other great, franchise-spanning, movie villains. Going into the film, I was worried that The Dark World […]

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Why 2015 could be the greatest year ever for geeky movies

November 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s a bold prediction, I know, but I’m fairly certain that there’s never been a year of geek-friendly movies quite like 2015 is shaping up to be. That’s the argument I make in this week’s column for Movies.com, titled appropriately “Will 2015 Be the Geekiest Movie Year of All Time?” So, what evidence do I […]

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