Articles Archive for April 2012
You mean the world hasn’t stopped turning without us?
by The Geek Speak Staff
October 24, 2011. That, friends, was the last time this magazine published an issue, our twentieth. Now, with our fancy-pants new makeover and our collective fire rekindled, we’re finally back to gladden geek hearts the world over (none more than our own) with our thoughts on all things genre—but in the intervening six months, we have to concede that, well, stuff has happened. Important genre stuff, on which we have not yet had the chance to share our …
Seussian fact, fiction and films, plus some potential big screen projects for the future…
by Rachel Hyland
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
– Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss. What would childhood be without him and his wacky worlds, his wonderful words? Since his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, …
A look at the swirling storm of Snow Whites this year, and what it all means…
by Sara Paige
Snow White is doing dishes again
‘Cause what else can you do
With seven itty-bitty men?
Sends them to bed and calls up a friend
Says will you meet me at midnight?
– Sara Bareilles, “Fairytale”
Once in a while there is a pop culture perfect storm where movie execs fail to stagger an actor or storyline and an audience encounters the same thing everywhere. Sometimes this is good. I quite enjoyed the Year of Jude Law for …
Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, joins us…
by Gabrielle Lissauer
Despite having his debut novel released only last year, Kevin Hearne has since seen three of his Iron Druid Chronicles (Hounded, Hammered and Hexed) published in that short span of time, and all to wide acclaim; the fourth in series, Tricked, is out April 24. An English teacher and self-proclaimed comic book nerd, Hearne fills his books with references from ancient mythology and modern day pop culture, greatly enriching books which happily wiggle their way into a space of Urban Fantasy that …
Why The Top 13?
Sure, there’s Saturn 3, Babylon 5, Blake’s 7 and District 9. But what number could be geekier than 13? Not only is there its inherent creepiness, but there’s also The 13th Immortal, The 13th Warrior and The 13th Floor. There’s spooky gore-fest Friday the 13th and those plucky, kick-ass comic book kids, Gen13. There’s Warehouse 13, The X-Files’ oft-referenced 1013, and the 13 tribes of Kobol. Plus, the Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. So, we at Geek Speak Magazine bring you the Top 13 of… well, …
3D movie technology is a rare example of something that has become worse since it was invented. While the appeal of 3D technology may be different for some, the simple technological effect isn’t. What 3 Dimensional film does is project two images onto the screen. And once you put on your special glasses, the two images merge to become one. These two images create a sense of depth, and it almost looks like “The movie is right in front of you! You can almost touch it!”
That exclamation riddled statement describes …
There are a lot of reasons to despise the 3D craze that studios have thrust upon us unrelentingly these past few years. Increased ticket prices. Less readily-available indie films, as theaters are taken up with both 2D and 3D versions of the latest blockbuster. Delays in screening, as movies are post-converted prior to release. (Like Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods, delayed for more than a year… and then the conversion never happened. Ludicrous.) At best, 3D is a gimmick we could do just as well without; at worst it …
Why you should be watching NBC’s Community if you’re not already… what do you mean, you’re not already?
by Geonn Cannon
On September 17, 2009, Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) went back to college. Jeff is a savvy lawyer dedicated to doing the bare minimum. He grabs whatever he can get with a modicum of effort, and that philosophy has finally come back to bite him in the ass. The validity of his bachelor’s degree has been called into question, and he’s now suspended from practicing law.
IAN: I thought you had a degree from …
Well, it’s been six months since last we published, which has made for a mailbag bursting at its figurative seams. And so, without further ado…
Let’s begin with the first (of many… very, very many) missives demanding an explanation for our continued radio silence. This, from Bobby Singer:
It’s 2012 now. And you said you’d be back in 2012. So what’s the deal?
And here is your answer, Bobby. You’re welcome! (Also, sorry you got shot in the head on Supernatural.)
Also, this, from one John Johnny Johnson:
Hi Geek Speak Magazine, long time reader first …
Written by: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Starring: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Todd McFarlane, and a thousand other talking heads/fans of Comic-Con!
US Release Date: April 6, 2012 (limited theatrically,Video On Demand as well)
In Short: The long and the short of San Diego’s Comic-Con.
Recommended:Kind of (and that’s generous)
SETH ROGEN: I was looking out my hotel room window and I saw three Ninja Turtles… really impatiently checking their watches.
Morgan Spurlock’s newest “unique documentary” could be split into two entirely different movies:
1. “Movie No. 1” tells …