You have to admit, the villains from geek movies are often more memorable then the good guys. I know that sounds odd, but hear me out. You are standing outside at a new school the first day, and there are two cliques of kids. You see the “Luke Skywalker” kids, and they all have shaggy hair and look kinda dopey and safe. Then, you look over to the other group, and it is the “Darth Vader” kids. Donned in all black, with menacing scowls and the ability to pretend choke you just by lifting their hand. Which group do you become friends with? The “Darth Vader” kids, and this proves my point. The villains from geek movies are often the best thing about said movies. And considering I already talked about him, might as well start with the Granddaddy of them all….
Why you gotta do that, nerd movies? Why you gotta pull me and play with my nerd emotions? I go at most nerd and geek movies feeling like I will be safe. Feeling like my emotions will be in good hands. Then you drop bombs on me, and I am left, blubbering in my seat like a small child who just got their ice cream cone snatched by some fat-ass seagull. But as I began to speak about the saddest nerd movie moments mere moment ago, something dawned on me. It is these very moments that helped define these films for me and made them so memorable in the first place (to me and most other geeks). I will warn you beforehand, there will be some spoilers, but they will be for older movies, so don’t worry too much. Also, caution, as these will evoke some powerful emotions in you if you are a true geek (and this will kill some time before Fallout 4 comes out, which is what we are all thinking about anyway).
One day, all of this is going to change. All of it. The way you live your daily lives. How you find food. Who you keep contact with. ALL OF IT is going to change. Some say it will be after the bombs fall. Some think it will be the result of us tapping this earth dry of its resources. While even others think that our love our blood and brutality will drive us to wipe most of ourselves off this floating rock. Whatever way it happens, we will be living in a post apocalyptic world that may or may not be a lot like Mad Max: Fury Road. A glimpse into the future wasteland most have loved. While many seem to think that the cream-of-the-crop of the post apocalyptic film genre, there are some other movies that take place after the end of the world (so to speak) that are ALMOST as good. Here are five of them. Keep in mind, I said ALMOST as good as Fury Road.
Let’s be honest here among geeks for a second. Marvel comics movies have been cleaning up and pretty much owning. Whereas DC movies can be pretty great (look at Dark Knight series as example, even though it is still wrought with errors), DC have still not stepped up their movie game aggressively enough to even be close to being on point with Marvel comics movies. But now that they have announced their film line up and most of the stars associated with said films, is it possible DC could still out maneuver Marvel in the movie marketplace? Yes, there is a very big chance of that still, actually. They just need to follow some of these rules for it to REALLY work.
We all know the big name nerd movies that everyone loves. LOTR, Harry Potter, Star Wars, all the comic book movies etc. But there are a shit-ton of really good geek movies out there that just don’t get the love and attention they deserve because the big boys take all the credit. The problem is, now when nerd and geek movies don’t make billions, they just get pushed aside and ignored, even if they were brilliant. Yes, you may have seen all the big boys, but in the process, you missed some true gems. Here are 5 underrated nerd movies that more geeks need to see, love, and spread the word about.
I want someone to tell me the last time Hollywood delivered something on the scale of Last Of Us? A movie that is, in all intents and purposes, epic and large, but still somehow intimate. Or think about the narrative arc in the Telltale Walking Dead games. When was the last time a film got you SO invested in their characters that when one of them passed, you felt actual sadness and guilt within your own self? The medium of video games has evolved so far in the last decade, and none of us could have seen it coming. I would even go so far as to say, they video game world has surpassed motion picture in the sense of the scale of what it can deliver, and just how hard hitting that delivery can be. It is what that in mind that I decided these are 7 things Hollywood could learn from video games right now.
Memorial Day is coming up, and that means a long weekend for most. Woohoo!
For many, this means parades, picnics, and the usual barbecue get-togethers. Others may not celebrate at all and just have a totally lazy weekend.
If you’re somewhere in between and want to do spice things up for Memorial Day Weekend, allow us to help you out.
Here are some ways to have a geeky Memorial Day Weekend.
Want to get out and enjoy the good old outdoors? Why not?
Renaissance fairs are held all year round all over the country, and there are a lot of choices during this time of the year. Is there a better thing to do to have a geeky Memorial Day weekend?
If you’d rather stay inside and avoid people, we totally get it. There is so much to do indoors that one doesn’t really need to go out, right? All you need is to stock up on your favorite food and drink, and you’re all set.
Got Netflix? You have the TV/movie world at your fingertips.
Don’t know what to watch? Here are some great choices:
There is, of course, the option of watching Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter – or whatever franchise tickles your fancy – again.
Chances are you have friends who feel the same way as you do. They may or may not have expressed the same sentiments, but you’ll never know if you don’t ask. You can ask them to join you for your watching marathon, or you can go the healthy route (why not?) and organize a gaming tournament.
Nevermind that it’s just you and your best friend (if it comes to that). It’s the thought, the company, and the game(s) that count.
No matter what console you decide to use – heck, use the iPad if you want to – just do an all weekender and play till you get RSI in record time.
If you can’t get out of the family gathering, time to get your tricky on. Volunteer to be the coordinator and LARP it up!
When (or if) anyone complains, tell them you’re the boss for the day so everyone suit up. It can go one of two ways:
- You convert your family.
- You’ll confirm their belief that you’re weird. But who cares?
What are you doing this Memorial Day Weekend?
As you all know, there are a bunch of Marvel movies coming in the next five years. Like, a BUNCH. And while some of them sound really good, there is one all fans of Marvel are really keeping their eyes peeled for. The Civil War that takes place between Marvel’s heroes that will happen in the third Captain America movie. It was such a monumental and well-written story line, that as long as they don’t water it down, we might just have one of the best comic movies of all time on our hands. Here are 6 things that make Marvel’s Civil War so freaking amazing. Keep in mind, some spoilers here for the comic, but can’t be sure what will or will not land in movie at this point, so use caution if you wish while reading.
It seems when people talk about sci fi movies, they always talk about the same films. Star Wars, Star Trek, Avatar, Aliens, but there are a slew of hugely underrated sci fi movies that just seem to get ignored by everyone, and being such a huge fan of the genre for so long, I cannot figure out why. Perhaps a few of these movies were ahead of their time (Sunshine) or maybe a bit too lofty (Source Code), but they deserve as much credit as the big guys when it comes to furthering the sci fi genre. Here are the 6 most underrated sci fi movies of recent memory.
The video game industry is worth a gazillion, and while the movie industry is worth more than that, the latter just cannot help but take advantage of the former. And why not, if there is more money to make?
Even if video game nerds may bash the movie versions, the movie producers are still reasonably sure they will rake some money in. We’ve seen it happen, and we’ll be seeing it again and again.
This year – and the next – is no different, and we’re actually going to see some interesting stuff.
Interesting in both good and bad ways.
Here are video game movies 2015 and 2016 is bringing to the big screen, and what we think about them.
Based on a short film released in 2010, Pixels is coming out as a feature film in the summer. While the short practically broke the Internet (watch below), the feature film looks like it’s going to do anything but…
Pixels the movie is all about classic arcade games being misinterpreted by aliens as a Earth declaring war on them. The aliens then launch an attack in the form of, you guessed it, video games. I love arcade game characters as much as the next person, but there’s something off about this movie. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t quite get it.
As for the trailer, I don’t know what to say!
Hitman: Agent 47
The Hitman movie released in 2007 was not bad at all, but it wasn’t brilliant either. Now, the franchise is trying to up the game with Hitman: Agent 47.
The plot? Agent and woman team up to find her father. In the process, they uncover her family’s mysterious past as well. Not too exciting, but Zachary Quinto fans will want to see this one.
Release date: August 28, 2015 (USA)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is a league of its own, and there certainly is a lot of material for a movie. This year, we’re supposed to see a feature film, although it is still in production so we don’t have many details about it.
The Warcraft movie should prove to be an interesting one, not in the least because the game itself lends tons of material to work with. Then there are the people who are working on the film. If you’re a fan of History Channel’s Vikings, then you’ll be pleased to know that Travis Fimmel is going to star in the Warcraft movie. Think he can pull this one off?
Release date: March 2016 (USA)
I don’t even know why I’m including this movie on the list. I guess the reason is two-fold.
One, for people who may possibly interested. (I understand if you think I’m nuts for thinking this.)
Two, to give you all a heads up. Because all we need is another Angry Birds movie.
On a potentially bright side, Peter Dinklage is part of it.
Release date: July 2016 (USA)
The Last of Us
Arguably the most thrilling yet heart-wrenching video game in recent years, The Last of Us is coming to the silver screen. I’m pretty sure that this movie will be a hit, if the producers and writers do the game any justice.
It may very well be the case, with video game director Neil Druckman at the helm of the movie direction as well. Oh, and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) is supposed to play the character or Ellie.
Release date: 2016
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Saving the best for last, we have Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. While many have criticised the franchise and have thrown it into the Dept. of Milking It, Resident Evil has its loyal followers.
This one has to be marked in my calendar.
Release date: September 2, 2016