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Geek Bits: Why Jaden Dresses as Batman, Ava DuVernay Met Marvel and More Links

Above Image: Jaden Smith Wears Batman Costume to "Protect Everyone," Remains Super Weird (via The Hollywood Gossip)

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


Where Do Your Favorite Fighting Games Actually Take Place? (via He Geek She Geek)

SUPERMAN's 10 WEIRDEST Powers (via Newsorama)

Marvel Wants Beyoncé...but Who Could She Be? (via Movie Pilot)

A Space Blogyssey Asks TO DELETE OR NOT TO DELETE Old Blog posts? (via A Space Blogyssey)

Sony Hack Reveals ‘Spider-Man’ Is Required To Be White
(via io9)

Miles Morales Is Spider-Man in Marvel Comics’ Relaunch
“Our message has to be it’s not Spider-Man with an asterisk, it’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else. Many kids of color who, when they were playing superheroes with their friends, their friends wouldn’t let them be Batman or Superman because they don’t look like those heroes but they could be Spider-Man because anyone could be under that mask. But now it’s true. It’s meant a great deal to a great many people.” - Brian Bendis

Not to Be Outdone by Zookeepers, Chris Pratt Recreates Raptor Training With Kids in a Hospital (via The Mary Sue)


Black Panther maybe?
“We’ve met with her for sure,” Feige confirms. “We’ve met with a number of people for a number of movies. She has been one of them… We need to find the best director for any given movie, and that’s really where we always start. If diversity is part of that, it’s great. It’s important. You will start to see things across the industry as a whole change as more filmmakers come up through the ranks and become part of making movies like this.”



Star Trek: The Animated Series - "Pirates of Orion" (02x01) - Recommended
Official synopsis: "Her crew still recovering from a recent shipwide outbreak of choriocytosis, the Enterprise is en route to the dedication ceremonies for Deneb V's new Academy of Sciences. On the way, Commander Spock succumbs to the very disease from which the rest of the crew has already recovered. Because Vulcans have copper-based blood, choriocytosis — which afflicts humans no more severely than does pneumonia — will prove fatal to Spock, unless a supply of a counteragent known as strobolin can be found within three days' time."
The second season starts out with a bang as Spock is felled by an illness that can only be cured by a substance stolen by pirates. The episode is fast-paced and showcases Kirk's diplomatic skills instead of his quick draw on the phasers. It's worth watching only for the animation. While it's still limited they obviously got more bold and increased the movements. The real star is the incredible paintings they did for the episode. It's full of colors and vibrant.  A great episode.

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Inside Out (2015) - Recommended
"Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust."
This is the best Pixar movie since Toy Story and is an incredibly complex story. One one level it's just a cute kid's movie about Joy and Sadness running around and having a funny adventure in the memories of a child. On the other hand it's a complex and tightly written story about highly developed characters dealing with the real world. On a final level it's a wonderful exploration of psychology and how we deal with emotions. Whichever way you look at it, it's marvelous. Amy Poehler does an amazing job as the perpetually happy, but not annoying. Phyllis Smith as Sadness is vulnerable and caring while living with the realization that no one wants her. Lewis Black is one of my favorite comics and is perfect as Anger.

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  1. Requiring Spider-Man to always be a white Peter Parker is pretty lame. I'm going to see Inside Out tomorrow for my niece's birthday.

  2. Are we on for Twitter on Tuesday?

  3. Hi guys! Thanks for the link! You know that Sony hack has revealed all kinds of awfulness. I bet other film studios have buckled down on their emails since then.

  4. Bet those kids had a blast with Pratt.
    Saw MsMariah had deleted all those posts. That was a big step.
    Probably won't see Inside Out. Everyone says if you liked Up, you'll like Inside Out, and I'm one of those weird people who really didn't like Up. Thought it was weird and depressing.

  5. Inside Out was great, but I now know why I have that jingle stuck in my head all day...

  6. Inside Out was awesome! Lots to think about, too :) And Pratt with the kids is one of my favorite things this week :)

  7. Inside-Out and Lava combined...they should have just given everyone a box of tissues with their movie tickets.

  8. I forgot to mention that! The opening short was so moving everyone applauded. Those guys are amazing

  9. Thanks Meradeth. Inside Out was surprisingly good and I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did. I could go on for hours about that film. And yes, Pratt is amazing.

  10. That was a hilarious running joke. The idea that the brain just throws a jingle in to annoy you. LOL It explains a lot. “Afro circus…Afro circus.”

  11. Up was strangely depressing Alex, so I can’t disagree with you. Inside Out is closer to Toy Story in tone though. It deals a lot with childhood innocence. It might not be your type of movie though. I can’t imagine kids having more fun that hanging with Pratt other than Robert Downey Jr. of course.

  12. It’s crazy Ms. Mariah! I’m sure all this stuff goes on behind-the-scenes and we never get to hear about it. All the inside politics and posturing of all major companies. Just when we think we’ve heard all the awful things from emails we hear more. The rumor is that the Sony hack was initiated by disgruntled employees and I can believe it. Still, I’m sure internal memos are flying around to delete email or keep it private. Maybe switch to paper airplanes.

  13. Yeah I had some scheduling issue last week so I couldn’t do it. I’m not sure about this week. If so, it would be earlier around 12 EST. I’ll shoot you an email! :)

  14. Yeah, I can’t disagree with some of the memos (like the spider bite and Uncle Ben dying) but he couldn’t at least be Latino? Let us know what you think of the movie! My 6-year old and 18-month old both loved it and it has good lessons for kids about handling emotions.

  15. I'd like to see Inside Out.

    I haven't thought about deleting my old posts. I'll check out the article.

  16. So many great stories... I want to play Raptors with Pratt, he is a good guy and while he is the "it" guy I hope he keeps "giving back". If I could pull of a super white suit like Jaden, I so would... it's not too weird to express your self. :)

  17. I think Jadan is simply trying to find his place, must be hard to have such outspoken parents. Not into cartoons, but hubby is, so I'll see them eventually. I've deleted blogs, but my site isn't that popular and it's usually work I want to or have published.

  18. Interesting stories, thanks for sharing all that!

  19. Loved the weird Superman powers. Made me smile. (Btw, I tagged you guys in a Creative Blogger award. Just see my post for today for details if you're interested. :D)

  20. The pirates of orion almost look like some of the classic characters out of Marvel's comics.


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