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[September 30 2013 ]
Gravity

THIS WEEK IN GEEK

A peek at all the geek that’s fit to critique; week beginning September 30, 2013
BY RACHEL HYLAND
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MOVIES – TV – BOOKS – COMICS –  GAMES – CONVENTIONS
MOVIES
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Alfonso Cuarón’s hotly-anticipated Gravity, his follow …

Comics, Featured »

[September 27 2013 ]
Rat Queens 1

COMICS
BY KIM SORENSEN
Villain’s Month finally ends at DC this week, with some of the biggest villains having their origins retold: Metallo, Black Adam, Sinestro, Bane. Over at Marvel, the X-Men event Battle of the Atom …

Featured, In Theaters, Movies »

[September 26 2013 ]
Insidious Chapter 2

MOVIES – HORROR – SEQUELS
BY DAVID BALDWIN
Story by: James Wan, Leigh Whannell
Written by: Leigh Whannell
Directed by: James Wan
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye
US Release Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
In Short: A flawed sequel that still manages …

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[September 26 2013 ]
bleed1

GAMES – PROFESSIONAL GEEKDOM
Indie game developer Ian Campbell on Steam Greenlight, and taking it one step at a time…
BY KELLIE SHERIDAN
From comics to video games, it takes all kinds to make geek culture happen. Some among us …

Featured, On Air, TV »

[September 25 2013 ]
SHIELD 101

TV — AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. — JOSS WHEDON
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Written by: Joss Whedon & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen
Directed by: Joss Whedon
US Air Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
ABC
In Short: Agents assemble!
Recommended: Yes…
MARIA HILL: What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent …

Comics, Featured »

[September 25 2013 ]
wonder-woman

COMICS – MOVIES
Batfleck, schmatfleck. Surely comic book fans have much bigger battles to fight?
BY KIM SORENSEN
For the past few weeks the internet has been insane and relentless in its bashing of Ben Affleck, Warner Bros. and …

Featured, On Air, TV »

[September 24 2013 ]
Sleepy Hollow 102

TV — SLEEPY HOLLOW — ADAPTATIONS
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Written by: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman
Directed by: Ken Olin
US Air Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
FOX
ICHABOD: What’s insane is a ten percent levy on baked goods. You …

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[September 24 2013 ]
marvels-agents-of-shield-poster

TV – COMICS – JOSS WHEDON
THE GEEK SPEAK STAFF
It’s the awkwardly-titled, annoying-to-type television debut we’ve all been waiting for: Joss Whedon’s return to the small screen for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., tonight at 8/7C on ABC. …

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[September 23 2013 ]
Ice Red

BOOKS – SCIENCE FICTION – ADAPTATION
BY COLLEEN REED
Published by Carina Press
Release Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Available in Kindle Edition
In Short: Bianca Ross is being cheated out of her corporate heritage on Mars by her stepmother. She has the business …

This Week in Geek »

[September 23 2013 ]
SHIELD

THIS WEEK IN GEEK

A peek at all the geek that’s fit to critique; week beginning September 23, 2013
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Click to jump ahead…
MOVIES – TV – BOOKS – COMICS –  GAMES – CONVENTIONS
MOVIES
The main movie release of the week is this Friday’s Cloudy with …

Books, Featured, On Shelves »

[September 20 2013 ]
The Incrementalists

BOOKS
KATE NAGY
Published by Tor
Release Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Available in Hardcover and Kindle
In Short: Members of a powerful, benevolent secret society unite when one of their own goes rogue.
Recommended: Oh, sort of. Look, this book is …

Comics, Featured, Regulars »

[September 20 2013 ]
Harbinger 16

COMICS
BY KIM SORENSEN
Villains Month continues at DC, with new origins for Penguin, Ra’s al Ghul, and Deathstroke, as well as other lesser-known villains like Shadow Thief and H’el, and while I didn’t really care for …

Books, Featured, On Shelves »

[September 19 2013 ]
Soul of Fire

BOOKS
KATE NAGY
The Portals, Book 2
Release Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Available in Paperback and Kindle
In Short: A re-telling of the Tam Lin legend, updated for the electronic age.
Recommended: Sort of. Not un-recommended, anyway.
Twelve weeks ago, Jan …

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[September 19 2013 ]
End Dayz

BOOKS – YA
On the front lines of the digital publishing revolution, two authors go it alone… together.
BY KELLIE SHERIDAN and ERICA CROUCH
The publishing world is changing. Bookstores are closing, authors are expected to do more and more of …

Featured, Web »

[September 18 2013 ]
Bravest Warriors

WEB – ANIMATION
BY JAMES McCOLL
Created by: Pendleton Ward
Starring: Liliana Mumy, Alex Walsh, Ian Jones-Quartey, John Omohundro
YouTube Channel: Cartoon Hangover
In Short: A hands-for-hire group collective make saving the universe look easy, as it largely consists of saving …

Featured, Movies »

[September 18 2013 ]
The Wolverine

MOVIES

Part 2 of our Summer Movie Report: the highs, the lows and the somewhere in-betweens. 
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Yesterday, we covered the big movie releases of May and June. This time…
JULY
DESPICABLE ME 2
Universal Pictures
Release Date: Thursday, July …

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[September 17 2013 ]
Under the Dome 113

TV — UNDER THE DOME — STEPHEN KING
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Based on the novel by Stephen King and created by Brian K. Vaughan, Under the Dome tells the tale of the residents of Chester’s Mill, who one day find themselves imprisoned by …

Featured, On Air, TV »

[September 17 2013 ]
Sleepy Hollow 101

TV — SLEEPY HOLLOW — ADAPTATIONS
BY RACHEL HYLAND
Story by: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Phillip Iscove & Len Wiseman
Written by: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Phillip Iscove
Directed by: Len Wiseman
US Air Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
FOX
In Short: …

Featured, Movies »

[September 17 2013 ]
Iron Man 3

MOVIES

Part 1 of our Summer Movie Report: the highs, the lows and the somewhere in-betweens. 
BY RACHEL HYLAND
In much the same way that Christmas decorations go up in stores earlier and earlier each year (they’re up …

Books, Featured, On Shelves »

[September 16 2013 ]
Charming

BOOKS — URBAN FANTASY
BY SARA PAIGE
Pax Arcana, Book 1
Published by Orbit
Release Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Available in Paperback
In Short: A wayward knight and a blonde fight for humanity – and themselves.
Recommended: Yes!
“So, why are we …