Tag Archive: Film


Today brings us the release of Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Rami of Evil Dead fame, from Disney. It is a prequel to the classic film The Wizard of Oz, a film I and many others grew up watching year after year. The original film told a timeless tale of self-discover that delivered a strong message of looking inside ourselves for the strengths we feel we lack, be they brains, a heart, or courage. So it was with quite a few expectations that I sat down to watch this film with the kids and decide if it would be a buy, rent, or skip movie. Continue reading

OrbOkay, so I’m the kind of guy that gets scatter brained from time to time and starts working on so many damn projects that it’s hard to keep up with it all. That is sort of what’s happening with Geeking Cool and Psyborg TV. Usually I will abandon a project if things get too hectic. However, I really care about both projects and would love to see both of them succeed (also, my therapist wants me to continue working on creative stuff so I don’t kill anybody). Therefore, instead of abandoning one or both of them, I am going to roll them into one project. Thus, some more changes are on their way and these are awesome changes guys! Continue reading

These days films and television shows are overpopulated by movies in which a normal human and a supernatural being fall in love. There are so many of these in fact that simply using this plot device causes the film or show to lose points with me. So when I started watching Warm Bodies for the purpose of this review it already had some work to do. And hour and a half later, the film was over and I had my opinion on whether you should buy, rent, or skip this movie. Continue reading

It’s memorial day and as a result there was no new Game of Thrones or Defiance. In response to this I would like to quote Charlton Heston to HBO and SyFy: Goddamn you all to hell! I’m don’t usually curse in my reviews, but it expresses my sentiment perfectly. It also allows me to segue into this installment of Reviews from the Vault. You see, that was Mr. Heston’s final line, the line that ended the movie, in the original Planet of the Apes. Before Luke began training as a Jedi Knight with Obi-Wan Kenobi and before Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encountered V’ger, George Taylor landed on a planet not unlike our own. A planet that would mark the beginning of a vast film franchise and become a staple of geekdom. Continue reading

This coming week brings us the science fiction thriller Dark Skies to DVD and Blu-Ray. I managed to take a look at the film and bring you my review of it for this week’s DVD Buyers’ Guide. I am a huge fan of alien invasion movies and enjoy seeing the various methods filmmakers believe the event will go down (the same goes for zombie pandemic movies). That said, this has been the subject of so many movies that it is hard for filmmakers to actually bring something new to the table. However, this is mostly an abduction movie and there are quite a few of these out as well. The problem with abduction movies is that there is really only one of two ways the main event can go down: 1) someone gets abducted in the beginning of the movie and the rest of the movie is spent trying to convince others it actually happened, or, 2) the characters spend the most part of the movie trying to prevent someone from being abducted and ultimately succeed or fail in the end. Dark Skies, being an abduction movie, opts for door number two. Can this film escape the confines of its plot limitation? Should you buy, rent, or skip this on the new release rack? Read on. Continue reading

Geeking CoolThings have been pretty hectic around here and postings have been sparse. I assure you though that this blog will not go the way of so many others, with posts tapering off to nothingness. Actually, quite the opposite is happening and the sparse posting has very good reasons. Here is a brief glimpse into what is going on behind the scenes at Geeking Cool. Continue reading

I went to sleep at about 5 am this morning. Two and a half hours later I woke up and drove the kids to school. Do you think I came back home and went right back to sleep? As smart as that would have been, I did not. Instead, I made a couple posts to Twitter, checked on Psyborg TV’s double feature, and then drove over to the theater. There, I shelled out $11.50 for a ticket and $11.25 for some nachos and a latte. Finding a seat in front of screen eight, I anxiously awaited for the projectionist (are they even called projectionists now) to roll the footage of Star Trek: Into Darkness 3D. Was it worth the $22.75 I dished out to the good folks at Regal Cinemas? Read on to find out. Continue reading

Golem

02 IndiegeekIt has been a while since I made a post about a YouTube video and so I thought I’d bring you a good one. I am not usually a fan of “art house films”. Usually, I find the images and story don’t match up right and the messages being delivered are too abstract. In other words, I am of the mind that art is for canvas, literature, sculpture, and the like while film is for entertainment and information. When I saw the title of this film I was not too interested either as I’m not too interested in Jewish Mythology. But I hot the play button anyway and started watching Golem. Continue reading

Mama

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Also coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on the seventh is the gothic horror story Mama starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame (he plays Jamie Lannister) and Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty. The film also stars two child actors, Isabelle Nélisse and Megan Charpentier (she plays The Red Queen in Resident Evil: Retribution). This is a hard genre in any medium to work in because there are so many stories spanning from great to horrible that there is almost literally no way to make a story seem original in it. How did Mama stack up and should you buy, rent, or pass? SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! Continue reading