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The Now Geek This! Television Preview Part 2, October

The Now Geek This! Television Preview Part 2, October

Last week, I wrote about the new shows debuting this month, September, that I was interested in checking out.  I told you a little bit about each show, and then gave the reason, or reasons, why I was interested in viewing the premier of each show.  For some of the shows, I had a genuine interest in watching with the hopes that I would find some gems among the debuts.  Other shows, on the other hand, I wanted to check out for the sole reason that I wanted to see if they could possibly be as bad as they seemed.  October will be bringing more show debuts, and so I bring you another article talking about which of those shows I am interested in, and for what reasons. More

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    Big Blockbuster Boredom

    Big Blockbuster Boredom

    In the latter days of 2015, I remember looking at the list of movies coming out in 2016 and thinking, “next year is going to be an amazing year for movies.  There is so much good stuff coming out.”  Now, here it is, the middle of August in 2016, and I find myself wondering what happened to all those movies I was excited about?  Did I kid myself into thinking there was a ton of great movies coming out?  I don’t think I was fooling myself, I seem to recall actually believing that this year would be full of nonstop excitement when looking ahead to the crop of blockbusters coming out this year.  And yet, here I am, just over halfway through the year in the aftermath of the summer movie season, feeling somewhat let down and disappointed overall.  It’s not that the movies this year were bad per se, with one or two exceptions, rather, it is that most of the movies this year turned out to be just…..average, pedestrian, formulaic, uninspired, etc.

    Let’s take a look back at the once promising list and see if we can figure out just where things went wrong. More

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      Now Geek This!  A Review of Captain America: Civil War

      Now Geek This! A Review of Captain America: Civil War

      This week, I will be reviewing the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War.  Civil War, directed by the brother team of Anthony and Joe Russo, is the third film in the Captain America franchise, and stars Chris Evans as the titular character, Captain America.  Civil War also stars an assembly (pun intended) of other actors portraying their familiar roles from other Marvel films, including Avengers, Ant-Man, and a movie that will be forthcoming. More

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        Now Geek This!  The Return…

        Now Geek This! The Return…

        At last, I have returned!  What had originally intended to be a short holiday break turned out to be an extended hiatus due to, well, reasons.  I’m sure in that time, many might have forgotten me, but I am back in full force and ready to spread my geek love once again.  Some of you may have been listening to me on the We Be Geeks podcast in the interim, so you know that I have at least been alive and well during my writing hiatus.  Enough of that though, let us move on to the nitty-gritty meat of my latest article, shall we?

        I think I shall begin with a quick recap of the gems I missed discussing over the past couple of months or so. More

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          Now Geek This! Jessica Jones Review, And Trailers, Trailers, Trailers!

          Now Geek This! Jessica Jones Review, And Trailers, Trailers, Trailers!

          nowgeekthisJessica Jones is the latest show to come from the collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix.  As a Netflix show, all thirteen episodes of the first season of Jessica Jones were released on November 20th, and are currently available for viewing.  Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter in the titular roll, and co-stars Rachel Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss, with David Tennant playing the role of the main villain Killgrave, aka The Purple Man, in the series.  Jessica Jones also introduces Mike Colter as Luke Cage, a character who will also be getting his own Netflix show next year. More

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            Now Geek This Reviews Into The Badlands

            nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing the new AMC show, Into The Badlands.  The show stars Daniel Wu as a warrior in a post-apocalyptic feudal society divided among seven barons called the Badlands.  Into The Badlands airs on AMC on Sundays at 10:00PM right after The Walking Dead. More

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              Now Geek This Reviews Supergirl and Ash Vs. Evil Dead

              nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will review two more televisions shows that have recently debuted, the superhero show Supergirl, and the horror/comedy series Ash vs. Evil Dead.  While these two shows are vastly different in themes, both are very important shows for the geek community for different reasons.  However, is either show worth investing your time in?  Read on to find out the answer faithful reader. More

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                Now Geek This Reviews The New Fall Season

                nowgeekthisI didn’t realize it had been so long since my last article, but it took me a while to catch up on all the new shows of the season.  As you may recall from my previous article, I listed the new shows that I was looking forward to watching, and gave a write-up on each show.  Now that I have ingested a few episodes of each show, it’s time for my review.  Read on as I run down the list to see which of the shows has lived up to my expectations, and which ones have failed to thrill me. More

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                  Now Geek This Reviews Fear The Walking Dead

                  nowgeekthisFear The Walking Dead, a direct spin-off of The Walking Dead, airs on the AMC network on Sundays at 9:00PM.  The show was created by Robert Kirkman, who created the original Walking Dead, and stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, and Alychia Debnam-Carey as part of an ensemble cast.

                  Fear The Walking Dead is set in Los Angeles at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse that destroys the world of The Walking Dead.  The show follows brand new characters, including one dysfunctional family who are the focus of the pilot episode, as they face the beginning of that apocalypse.  Fear The Walking Dead promises to answer the questions of how the world was transformed into the apocalyptic wasteland of The Walking Dead series. More

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                    Now Geek This on The Fantastic Four movie.

                    nowgeekthisAs you are no doubt are aware, last weekend saw the release of the latest Fantastic Four movie.  This latest version in the franchise is directed by Josh Trank, and stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell as Thing.  I was originally going to write a simple review of this movie, but I just did not feel satisfied with just giving it a short review.  I hope you will forgive me for ranting a bit on this topic. More

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                      Now Geek This Reviews Ant-Man

                      nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing Ant-Man, the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ant-Man was directed by Peyton Reed, and stars Paul Rudd as the title character, along with Michael Douglas as original Ant-Man Hank Pym, and Evangline Lilly as Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. More

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                        Now Geek This On The San Diego Comic-Con

                        nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be discussing some of my favorite things that came out of the biggest geek event of the whole year, this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, aka SDCC.  Of course, I must first state for the record that I was not able to attend this year’s SDCC, in fact, I have never been to an SDCC as of yet, so I am forced to eat up the bread crumbs that are put out online just as most of you are forced to do.  Having said that, I will now discuss the things I caught that excited me the most. More

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                          Now Geek This Takes On The Robot Overlords

                          nowgeekthisIt’s robotpalooza in this week’s edition of Now Geek This as I will be reviewing two separate robot related pieces of entertainment.  The first review will be the movie Terminator: Genisys, followed by the new AMC show Humans.  How will the two compare to each other in this robot on robot deathmatch?  Read on to find out! More

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                            Now Geek This Reviews Jurassic World (in Imax 3D)

                            nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing the much anticipated summer blockbuster Jurassic World, a sequel and new edition to the Jurassic Park franchise.  Jurassic World was directed by Colin Trevorrow, and stars Chris Pratt along with Bryce Dallas Howard.    The film is a direct sequel to the original classic Jurassic Park.

                            Please note, I viewed this film in the Imax theater, and that will have some influence on my review. More

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                              Now Geek This Reviews The Whispers and Stichers, Plus More!

                              nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be talking about two new shows that both started last week, and which both happen to be on ABC channels interestingly enough.  The first show, a science fiction/drama with horror overtones that goes by the title The whispers, airs on the prime ABC network on Mondays at 10:PM.  The second show, a more straight up science fiction show called Stitchers, airs on the ABC Family channel on Tuesdays at 9PM.  More

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                                Now Geek This Reviews Avengers: Age of Ultron

                                nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing a movie you may have heard of called Avengers: Age of Ulton.  Age of Ultron is the sequel to the 2012 mega Marvel hit Avengers, and the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Age of Ultron is directed by the incomparable genius, Joss Whedon, and stars a cavalcade of stars reprising their Marvel roles, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth as the thunder go Thor, as well as a few new characters such as the Scarlet Witch played by Elisabeth Olson, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.  Of course, let’s not forget the amazing James Spader as the voice of the titular villain, Ultron.

                                The real question regarding this movie is whether it is a brilliant sequel, like Empire Strikes Back or Godfather II, or does is suffer the fate of so many inferior movie sequels?  Read on to find out True Believer! More

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                                  Now Geek This: Star Wars, Avengers, and Batman Vs. Superman…..Oh my!

                                  nowgeekthisWell, it certainly has been quite a week to be a geek, has it not?  We’ve had a deluge of geekery thrown at us this week, a veritable monsoon if you will.  There has been so much excitement this week, I could swear that the geek center of my brain was going to explode.  I don’t know if I can take much more geeky goodness, but, I am certainly willing to test that limit if any more newsbits should happen to be released.  Now then, let us discuss some of those tasty morsels, shall we? More

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                                    Now Geek This-Webseries Get Spy: Espionage on a Budget

                                    nowgeekthisOne of the things I enjoy most about writing for WeBeGeeks is getting the oppurtunity to bring attention to new things that I am geeking out about.  I was given that opportunity recently when I was contacted by Chelsea Alden, an actress who asked me to check out a project she is working on.  That project, titled Get Spy: Espionage on a Budget, is a webseries that Chelsea stars in.  Not only is Chelsea a talented actress, but she is also a loyal fan of WeBeGeeks as well, so how could I possibly refuse such a request?  So my fellow geeks, read on for a review of Get Spy, as well as interviews both with Chelsea herself, and series creator David Beatty. More

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