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Comic creators tell me their favorite movies of 2013

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Rather than writing up the usual list of my favorite movies of 2013, I decided to devote this week’s Geek Beat column to the movies that impressed some of the talented men and women of the comics scene. Over the last week or so, I asked a long list of writers and artists which movie […]

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Rationalizing “Robocop” (a.k.a. Can we ever really love a pretender to the throne?)

February 19th, 2014 · No Comments

In this week’s column for Movies.com, I take a deeper dive into some of the thoughts I had after seeing the recent Robocop reboot. I wanted to hate it on principle, but I ended up feeling conflicted about it. As a modern sci-fi action movies, I liked it. But as Robocop, I… well… You’ll just […]

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Valentine’s Day movies for geeks (a.k.a. Hollywood’s most romantic nerdery)

February 12th, 2014 · No Comments

‘Tis the season for romance, and in this week’s Geek Beat column I offered up a list of movies that manage to be both date-night darlings and geek-friendly cinema. All seven films tug at your heartstrings without threatening your geek cred, so consider the list my Valentine’s Day gift to you, fellow nerds. Here’s an […]

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“Robocop” comics and more new stuff to look for in February

February 5th, 2014 · No Comments

There’s some great geekery hitting shelves (and theaters) this month, so February’s spotlight on stuff to spend your money on is a relatively long column. You’ll want to read to the end, though, as there’s a very cool Iron Man collectible that’s worth a look – even if just for the visual effect. Along with […]

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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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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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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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