Articles tagged with: superheroes
Based on the comic character created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, Jack Kirby
Written by: Drew Pearce, Shane Black
Directed by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley, Ty Simpkins, the voice of Paul Bettany
In Short: Tony Stark faces his (and the country’s) demons.
Recommended: Hell, yes!
TONY: You know, it’s moments like these when I realize how much of a superhero I am.
The Marvel Universe is one of my very favorite vacation spots, but after the mind-blowing awesome that was Joss …
A look at what has made the great man so great for so long.
by Amy Sharma
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Born: July 30, 1947 in Thal, Styria, Austria
“You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”
Oh Arnold. Where to begin? A few years ago, The Daily Show named Charlton Heston “Man of the Century” (good gravy that was in 2000 – I am old!). I wouldn’t go so far as to give that title to Arnold. But he is so versatile of an actor as to be able …
Love is in the air and we here at Geek Speak are celebrating with a very special Geek VS Geek about my favorite comic book pairing of all time: Batman and Wonder Woman. Throughout their incarnations (Wonder Woman was first introduced in 1941, Batman in 1939) the two have been teammates, friends, antagonists, and love interests. Many writers have explored, or a better word might be hinted at, their relationship across the DC Universe. Their relationship has also been hinted at on the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons …
When it comes to the cultural and spiritual divide that exists between the two major comic houses, one as epic as that of Capulet vs. Montague or York vs. Lancaster or even Stark vs. Lannister, I have often stated my allegiance to Marvel. I am so very definitely a Marvel girl that I almost automatically recoil from anything DC-related, and while there are some exceptions to this admittedly discriminatory rule – I love Teen Titans and the Green Lantern animated series, and have recently spent many a happy hour in …
The strong women, tortured men, alien kids and cartoon mutants that have since defined our lives.
by The Geek Speak Staff
Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, and while it is only sensible to decry this so-called holiday for the gratuitous, cynical exercise in greeting-card, flower and chocolate sales it is, there is no denying that at this time of year even the hardiest geek’s thoughts often turn to love (or as Pepe Le Pew always had it: l’amour).
Nor can we ignore the fact that for many – probably most – …
Written by: Jason Trost
Directed by: Jason Trost
Starring: Jason Trost, Lucas Till, James Remar, Sophie Merkley, Lee Valmassy
In Short: It’s Mean Guns meets that Die Hard with Samuel L. Jackson in it – with superheroes.
Recommended: Yes, actually. A lot.
CHARGE: I have a plan. If he thinks I’m still playing, he won’t know what I’m doing.
“Written by, Directed by and Starring” can be some of the most terrifying words in film. Even Woody Allen, the poster boy for this kind of monomania, has happily lopped one of those off his resume …
Why I’d Be a Superhero
Or, How Could Anyone Even Contemplate Being Anything Else?
Did you know that there are people who, if gifted with superpowers in some way or another (radioactive spider bite, doused with radioactive chemicals, exposed to radioactive isotopes… really, comic land would be nothing without nuclear physics), would choose to use those powers not for good but for evil? That there are those who, when immersed in a hypothetical discussion regarding said powers, deny any wish to don a mask and/or a cape to save their fellow man …
Why I’d Be A Supervillain
Or, There Are Only Superheroes Because They Don’t Think Big Enough
by Brad Crammond
Right now there are over 1 billion people in the world living on less than US$2 a day. Starvation kills hundreds of people every day. Lack of clean drinking water is responsible for at least 30,000 deaths every day. At the same time there are more people in the world who are overweight than there are people who are starving. And the fortunes of the world’s richest 100 people could lift every single person …
Yes, it’s another year end list!
by The Geek Speak Staff
The end of each year brings with it a time of joyous celebration and deep introspection. We get misty-eyed over the good times and maudlin over the bad, we think back to triumphs and disappointments and all the hot, hot people doing cool, cool stuff.
Nowhere is this spirit of retrospective analysis more in evidence than in the plethora of year’s best/worst lists that flood the media come December – and who are we to buck such a winning trend?
So here, Geek …
Based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
Story by: Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris
Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris
Directed by Bryan Singer
Movie Marathon: Prequels
In Short: Superman…er… returns. We wish he hadn’t bothered.
Recommended: Die first.
LOIS LANE: Well you’re back and everyone seems happy about it.
SUPERMAN: Not everyone.
Upon its release, Superman Returns was framed an “alternative sequel” to the original Superman and Superman II films – alternative as it completely disregards the third and fourth films. For the purposes of this particular Movie Marathon, then, I am going to …