Sad Batman (Ben Affleck) via KnowYourMeme
Who may come back to Blade Runner? What would a dog look like as Godzilla? Why is Judge Dredd awesome? How did the Marvel Universe help a cancer patient?

I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

By the Way... Judge Dredd

As part of the Blockbusted Blogathon by Katy at Girl Meets Cinema I'm sharing my love for Judge Dredd (1995). Not the Urban remake, but the original Sylvester Stallone meat-fest. Cheesy diagloue, over-the-top action and ridiculous set pieces. Here's the thing. The movie is not as far off the comic as people like to think. The costumes, vehicles and characters are all ripped straight from the comic page. I'm a big fan of the comics and, while the plot is non-sensical and Stallone took his helmet off, it's not a bad translation. The A.B.C. (Atomic Biological Chemical) robot looks exactly like the comic and Armand Assante plays one of the most insane villains ever. Anyway, while it's definitely a big budget "B movie" it's more fun than a lot of "A list" movies and always a good time.

Join in the blogfest before it's too late!

Here are the rules:

Choose a super cheesy blockbuster B-rated movie(s). Genres include: disaster flicks (examples: Twister, Poseidon), alien invasions (i.e. Independence Day, Mars Attacks), creature attacks (Eight Legged Freaks, Tremors), retro horror (i.e. The Crawling Eye, The Blob), and 80s and 90s action (i.e. Total Recall, Armageddon), supernatural (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Van Helsing), and others like Battlefield Earth and the first three Star Wars. Here's a resourceful list for inspiration

In your post, include a picture(s) of your selection (etc) and reasons why you love that particular movie. Characteristics to consider may be the sense of adventure, the cast, the script, the one-liners, an nostalgic memory, the cult following. Share all the reasons why you are shamelessly in love with this particular movie; the sky's the limit!

Remember this blogathon is not about "bad movies"; it's about our unbreakable bond towards a cheesy blockbuster-esque movie with a setting, story, or character that introduces or deals with something not from this ordinary realm. (Even 90s action movies break the laws of nature and sane storytelling - so they count!)

Include one of the logos/buttons above on your sidebar or post, and link back to this post. Let me know about your post in the comment section, twitter, and e-mail. The deadline is May 24th.
Wrap-up post will be May 25-26th. Good luck!


10. Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel (via Deadline)

Some movies just don't need a sequel much less a 30-year-old one.

Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

Godzilla (Cute Puppy Version)
Scary and cute at the same time.

8. Five of the Best Mothers of Sci-Fi (via Geek Soul Brother)

Spock's Mom tops the list.

7. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Making Of Blake's 7 (via io9)
I didn't know anything, so this is cool.

6. Hoth Freezer (via Ms. Mariah's Space Blog-essay)

5. Grant Gustin Is Having So Much Fun Running In The Full 5-Minute Trailer For The CW’s The Flash (via The Mary Sue)

4. Cool Stuff: Fan-Made Animatronic Iron Man Suit (via /Film)

Online user named Honus67, for example. He made an animatronic Iron Man suit that works almost exactly like the real thing. It just can’t fly, stop bullets or shoot missiles. But the moving helmet, pop up weapons and all that? Totally works.

3. Learn how big Godzilla's heart is (+ other fun facts) with this handy diagram (via Blastr)

2. Could The Namor Movie Be Coming In 2016? (via Bleeding Cool)

Universal Studios set a date of November 4th, 2016 for an "event" film. Some are speculating that Universal is finally deciding to leverage their movie rights for Namor the Sub-Mariner. It could be cool or it could be lame. We'll find out, but after Howard the Duck (1986) and Hulk (2003) they don't have a good track record.

1. Marvel Cinematic Universe Stars United and Succeeded In Fulfilling A Cancer Patient's Wish (via Comic Book Movie)

Who says comic books can't do any good?

While there are still pictures from stars and people all around the world coming in to cheer up cancer patient Stratford Caldecott and raise awareness for this dangerous desease, Sophie Caldecott states on her blog that the goal has been reached. Her father is overwhelmed by all the support and will be seeing the movie soon. Mission accomplished!



Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (01x22) "The Beginning of the End" Recommended
Official Synopsis: "Dark secrets are revealed as Coulson and his team put everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of HYDRA, on the explosive season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
This episode has everything people are looking for in the show. Big action (Cybertech break in), great fights (Ward vs. May, Deathlok vs. Garrett), touching moments (Fitz and Simmons) and a true super-villain (Garrett). Plus, we get the best cameo all year as Nick Fury returns to help out his old friend Coulson. With Fury back Coulson is able to be...well Coulson. Instead of being the stalwart leader he is cool, calm and loaded with quips. It even had the familiar Marvel double-ending (triple really) and it's a perfect setup for next season. Did I mention it's been renewed? Yeah baby. Finally, I have to give a shout-out to my man Triplett who's become my absolute favorite character. Besides the fact that he's black, has a family member that was in the original S.H.I.E.L.D. and is a great fighter he's just cool. He makes the whole team cooler. Awesome episode.

Arrow (02x23) "Unthinkable" Recommended

Official Synopsis: "Slade (Manu Bennett) moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver's (Stephen Amell) life. While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver's heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge and realizes sometimes it takes doing the unthinkable to stop the monster. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) takes on Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) with a little help from some friends, and Thea (Willa Holland) turns to Roy (Colton Haynes) in her time of need."
Another killer finale as Oliver fights Slade and his men with an army made up of the "League of Shadows." Where to begin? The fight scenes are amazing. The characters all really matter and it leads to the epic conclusion.

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Pat Dilloway said...

Rob Schneider's presence completely ruins the first Judge Dredd for me. The Hoth freezer would be better if the lightsaber were blue instead of green.

TS Hendrik said...

I never understood the appeal of Blade Runner. Didn't do anything for me.
Love that all the Marvel stars were getting into the act.


I don't know what to do on Wednesday now... Flash looks like it has promise.
Dogzilla is too cute. I love all the new SAD BATMAN MEME'S

Maurice Mitchell said...

LOL David that's hilarious

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah he was really annoying, but the Dredd cycle made up for him to me. Um. Good point about the saber.

KatyRochelle said...

Thank you for joining my blogathon! The original Judge Dredd is awesome. Can't beat Stallone in a dystopian future with that helmet.

Tony Laplume said...

I'd participate in the blogathon, but I don't know which movie to choose. I spend so much time talking about what are otherwise popular underdogs...

A sequel to Blade Runner...has me very excited.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It is exciting Tony! I know it would be hard to choose for you. Maybe “Batman & Robin?” I think you already wrote a post on that one and you’d be set!

Maurice Mitchell said...

A lot of movies like this are more thoughtful than anything else. That's why it bombed in the theaters. How cool is it that Na Wen did a handwritten note?

MsMariah said...

Thanks for the link guys! Also, great choice in Judge Dredd. Ha, ha, Idk but I always thought that Stallone's 'Judge Dredd' film was soooo awful! Admittedly, a perfect choice for this blogathon! Demolition Man is another matter. I actually have a soft spot for that film.

Maurice Mitchell said...

You're welcome Ms. Mariah! Demolition Man is a great choice. It's ridiculous but in that fun late 90s way!


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