July 26, 2017

Ben Affleck Brings Classic Gangster Tale to Big Screen with ‘Live by Night’

Ben Affleck’s next film Live by Night looks to be an entertaining entry in the deep genre of gangster films. Like Affleck’s earlier film Gone Baby Gone, this new film is an adaptation of a novel by Dennis Lehane. Unlike that earlier film, Live by Night is a period piece that examines criminal organizations in post-World War I […]

Movies

I Dare You to Watch the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Trailer and not Weep

In a December 1993 interview with David Letterman, Tom Hanks famously said that you should “never kill the dog” in a movie (the discussion is at minute 8:30 in the linked video). Hanks also joked that Jeffrey Katzenberg would drive by the Hanks household waving his fist and shouting “killing that dog cost us $49 million in […]

Movies

What if ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Was an Episode of ‘Friends?’

Two weeks ago a fan uploaded a version of the Star Wars: Rogue One movie trailer that had been edited to fit with the Beastie Boys song Sabotage.  The trailer quickly caught fire and became viral. Following the trend of “one fan edit can never be enough” and “making stuff as 90s sit com intros is […]

Movies , Science Fiction

A Blast from the Past — Geekerati Episode 1 (2007)

It’s hard to believe that it has been over nine years since I recorded the first episode of the Geekerati Podcast. I had recently discovered Blog Talk Radio, who made podcasting ridiculously easy for a first time host, and was ready to share my wisdom with the internet. In that episode I discussed the upcoming, […]

Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Movies

How Ghostbusters Can Be “Successful” and Fail Financially

Some might find it odd that a film that has grossed $194 million worldwide in just four weeks could result in a possible $70 million loss for the production company, but for many genre fans this is par for the course. In an industry were John Carter can earn $284 million in worldwide gross and result in a […]

Geekerati Radio , Movies , Television

Episode 160 — Robin D Laws and Cam Banks Discuss the FENG SHUI 2 Roleplaying Game

When it was released in the 1990s Feng Shui was a genre crushing breath of fresh air. In an era of D&D clones and “mood” role playing games, Robin D. Laws’ game of Hong Kong film inspired action was just what the gaming community needed. Now it’s back and Robin D Laws and Cam Banks […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geekerati Radio , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Boom! Studios Teases ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Comic-Con Announcement

  As a part of their “15 Pre-Comic-Con Announcements” publisher BOOM! Studios teased an upcoming comic book series based on the cult classic John Carpenter film ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. This is pretty exciting news for fans of Carpenter’s work. BOOM! currently publishes a series based John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, which continues […]

Comic Books , Geek News , Movies , Science Fiction

From Game to Film — INSPECTRES: Ghostbusters Meets the Office

The good folks at Reactor 88 studios have launched a Kickstarter to fund the DVD/digital distribution of their film INSPECTRES. I was invited to screen early footage of the film at Gen Con in 2012 and thought that the film compared well with other gamer film fare. Which is to say that it is rough […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Looks to the Stars

The first Christopher Nolan film that hit my radar was Memento (2000). I remember watching the film, with its combination of various noir tropes with obvious influences from the films of the 70s, and being blown away. As his career has progressed Nolan has exhibited a talent for telling mystery tales, translating comic book characters […]

Geek News , Movies , Science Fiction

H.P. Lovecraft’s “Dreamlands Cycle” Being Adapted to Film

I’d like to tell you the tale of two images. When I was in middle school, I was a huge E.R. Burroughs and Michael Moorcock fan. This was almost entirely due to the fact that both authors had book series featuring evocative cover art by Michael Whelan. To this day, I consider Whelan to be […]

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