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Monday, May 6, 2013
GEEK SPEAK MAGAZINE IS ON HIATUS!
Oh, not to worry. We’re not breaking up with you. We just need to spend a little time away, get our collective, figurative head together, maybe find ourselves a little. We’ve been to Paradise, but we’ve never been to us, all of that stuff. (And actually, no, we’ve never been to Paradise, either. Now, that’s just sad.)
We promise to return all refreshed, rededicated and retooled, as well as with some handy dandy new features, in July (those of you who have been …
Based on the original idea by Oren Peli
Written by: Zack Estrin, Christopher B. Landon
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Starring: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Brady Allen
US Release Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
In Short: Terrifying and tedious at the same time.
Recommended: Die first.
KATIE: He looks just like his mother.
Look, I understand that it is getting increasingly difficult to do the “found footage” thing these days, filmmakers. All the really cool stuff has been done – from The Blair Witch Project’s faux-student film to Cloverfield’s terrified bystanders and Chronicle’s video camera-bearing …
Based on the comic strip created by Carlos Ezquerraa and John Wagner
Written by: Alex Garland
Directed by: Pete Travis
Starring: Carl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris
US Release Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
In Short: Judge Dredd, dispensing justice one body at a time.
Recommended: Hell, yes!
DREDD: Ma-Ma is not the law. I am the law.
I feel a weird sort of shame to confess to you that I did not see this movie in 3D. For this reason I really wish they’d stop including the visual format in the title of these …
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UK title: Temple of the Gods
Nina Wilde/Eddie Chase, Book 8
Published by Bantam
Release Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions
In Short: A fun, action-filled James Bond/Indiana Jones-esque story that pushes the boundaries of believability, even amongst books of this genre.
“No, Eddie,” Nina insisted, clutching the handle more tightly. “I don’t have time to explain right now, but they’re a part of something big—something amazing. I have to find out what it is.”
Do you like James Bond? Do you like Indiana Jones? Do you think …
Story by: Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer
Written by: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy
US Release Date: Friday, July 20, 2012
In Short: A grand spectacle of a finale to a near-perfect trilogy.
Recommended: Of course.
BRUCE WAYNE: I’m not afraid. I’m angry.
Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Gotham is virtually crime-free because of the sacrifices Batman (Christian Bale) made. Bruce Wayne is now living in seclusion and has retired the Batman, while Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) is on his …
Based on “Snow White” by The Brothers Grimm
Story by: Evan Daugherty
Written by: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins
In Short: Magnificently ridiculous, made great through some astounding effects and a deliciously deranged Charlize Theron.
THE HUNTSMAN: I told you to run.
SNOW WHITE: If I had, you’d be dead.
Well, I think I am safe in saying here, without fear of being accused of hyperbole, that Snow White and the Huntsman has the highest body …
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Jesse Plemons, Gregory D. Gadson, Liam Neeson
US Release Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
In Short: C11. E4. B23. Darn it, you sunk my alien spacecraft!
Recommended: Yes. (I know, right?)
CAL: If they come, it’ll be like Columbus and the Indians. Except we’re the Indians.
I went into this movie with the very lowest of low expectations. I mean, a movie based on a board game? (Notwithstanding Clue.) And suddenly there are …
Based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Story by: Zak Penn and Joss Whedon
Written by: Joss Whedon
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Denner, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson
US Release Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
In Short: Best. Comic Book Movie. Ever.
Recommended: HELL YES!!!!
CAPTAIN AMERICA: And Hulk? Smash.
This, friends, is the comic book movie that all other comic book movies wish they could be. It’s the pinnacle, the ultimate, the surely unsurpassable achievement in its particular …