8/28/2015

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We'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's strangest and geekiest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

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Well, it's finally happened! We teased about it, hinted about it and then revealed the big news: The Geek Twins are now on About.com. If you love Superman I hope you love my new site all about the caped wonder. Here are some of the articles that I hope you visit and like.
It's kind of weird writing without a comment section, so feel free to share your thoughts on the articles here if you'd like. I'd love to hear what you think and what you'd like to see.


Links

  1. Captain America and Iron Man's Civil War Teams Revealed (via io9)
    Captain America Civil War
  2. Yesterdays Enterprise - Star Trek TNG Quiz (via Spacerguy) What's your score?
  3. What's your Star Wars name? (via Jeremy) Mine is Mitma Elrook. Bounty Hunter extraodinaire
  4. Guillermo Del Toro Would Love To Put Godzilla In Pacific Rim 3 (via The Mary Sue)
    Godzilla fighting
  5. Star Wars Group, Weird Al Strike Back Against 8-Year-Old Fangirl’s Bullies - Love her, you will. (The Mary Sue)
    Wierd Al and Star Wars fan
  6. THE ULTIMATE CLICHE: BIKINI SHOTS (via MsMariah's Space Blog-yssey)
    Mandatory Bikini Shot
  7. J.J. Abrams Promises There Is No Talk of Midi-chlorians in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (via /Film)
  8. Queen Elizabeth I's Execution Confusion [Scratch game] (via Sci-Fi Gene)
  9. Skynet Wins After All: Terminator Genisys Is a Monster Hit in China! (via io9)
  10. Maryland's 'Lamborghini Batman' Killed In Highway Crash (via io9) He was the hero we needed but not the one we deserved
    Lamborghini Batman killed in car crash
  11. A Guy Grew an Ear on His Arm... (via Jay Noel)
  12. This totally ordinary-looking wedding cake has a super secret, much like the heroes it’s paying homage to. (via /Film)

    Superhero wedding cake

Reviews

Movies

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) - Recommended

Official Synopsis: "In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons."
This taut fun thriller is supposed to be a throwback to classic James Bond and it works. The reason it works is the same reason it bombed: director Guy Ritchie gives it the slow pace of 60s movies and it's a wonderful contrast to the quick cuts and frenetic pace of modern films. The action is phenomenal, the intricate plot is well written and Henry Cavill makes a wonderful leading man.

Here are some more reviews from the coolest blogs

Chronicle (2012) - Recommended

Official Synopsis: "Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' "gifts" - and their lives - spin dangerously out of control!"
Josh Trank creates an incredible low budget movie but it's not about superheroes. This movie is about people and as the movie spends more time on the characters they use their powers to explore their ambitions on things like pranks, travel and revenge. It's a thoughtful and powerful film and shares many themes of Fantastic Four with teenagers getting powers and one turning evil. But if this is what Trank was trying to make I can see why the studio balked. It's way too slow paced for a summer blockbuster.

Fantastic Four (2014) - Not Recommended

Official Synopsis: "The FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy."
In case you couldn't tell from my rant about the movie's poorcharacterization this movie is a waste of time in every way. The acting and special effects are too good to enjoy it as a bad movie, but the plot and characters are too ill-defined to enjoy as a good movie. Some say the movie would have been better if the studio hadn't interfered, but from everything we've heard about Trank - from his trashing his rental house, telling the actors not to breathe, locking himself in a big tent and tweeting an attack on the movie before it opened - he's just not professional enough to handle a Hollywood film. He'll go back to independent film and the studio will try to save what's left of the franchise. Don't waste money in the theater and only rent it if you get a free rental from Red Box or On Demand.

Here are some more reviews from the coolest blogs
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5 comments:

The Armchair Squid said...

Hey, thanks for the link! I'm glad you liked the movie, too.

I'll admit upfront that Superman isn't really my area but your new venture has me curious.

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Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi there my human Geek Twins friends,

Your links are pawesome and I always like your synopsis. My human was telling me about some place called "Pacific Rim." Evidently, it's an apartment block in Vancouver, Canada where he claims to have known this really cute lady...

Have a nice weekend.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny :)

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