Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Captain America 3 Gets an Official Release Date

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Disney’s not wasting any time getting things in motion for Cap’s next sequel.
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Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Anthony Mackie Talks About Chris Evans’ “Tiny Ass,” Playing Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Some people are tough interviews: they don’t seem to care about the interview, they give only short, boring answers to questions, and they never offer any information that wasn’t specifically asked for. And then there are people like Anthony Mackie, who could keep an hours-long interview going with only a few questions here and there, and keep his interviewers laughing themselves silly the whole time. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Top 5 Jackie Chan Movies to Watch With Your Kids (Happy Birthday, Jackie!)

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Jackie Chan turns 60 years old today, and in honor here is our list of the five best Jackie movies to share with your kids. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Happy Birthday, John Ratzenberger!

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You know him best as Rebel Major Bren Derlin in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. No? As a missile controller in Superman, or a NASA controller in Superman II? Oh, yeah, and I think he was on some decades-old TV sitcom set at a bar in Boston. However you know him, John Ratzenberger turns 67 years old today. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

10 Things Parents Should Know About Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Spoiler-Free)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best action films ever made, and right up there with The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find out 10 things parents, or anyone else, should know about the film before going to see it! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow’s Character Evolution, Solo Movie Chances, and Kicking Ass in The Winter Soldier

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Read about Scarlett Johansson’s experience playing Black Widow in the Marvel films, and where she’d like to see the character go in the future! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on Bringing Captain America Into the 21st Century, Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is the person in charge of keeping the Marvel Cinematic Universe exciting, interesting, original, and consistent. Read what he had to say about the new Captain America movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Chris Evans on Becoming Cap for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Check out what Chris Evans had to say about his preparation – mental and physical – for playing Captain America in this group interview including GeekDad’s Matt Blum. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Muppets Most Wanted‘s Bret McKenzie on Winning an Oscar and Putting Songs in Muppet Mouths

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Bret McKenzie, the only person to win an Oscar for songwriting and play an elf in Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations, talks about Muppets Most Wanted. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

A Visit to the Set of ABC’s The Middle Reveals a House Gone to Heck

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Read about a visit to the set of ABC’s excellent sitcom The Middle, and meeting some of the show’s stars. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Muppets Most Wanted Director James Bobin on How to Make a Muppet Sequel

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Read an awesome interview with the director of the new Muppets movie! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

9 Things Parents Should Know About Muppets Most Wanted

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A review of, and 9 things that parents – and everyone else – should know about Muppets Most Wanted! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

It’s Time to Meet (and Interview) the Muppets!

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A few years ago, I had the privilege of being part of a group interview of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as part of a press junket for the movie The Muppets. Last week, I got to do the same thing again for Muppets Most Wanted, the difference being that the new film’s villain Constantine joined in the fun. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

ABC’s Trophy Wife Delivers Solid Family Humor, Surprisingly Avoids Clichés

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I’ll be honest: When I learned that the Disney/ABC junket I was on last week included the TV show Trophy Wife, I didn’t expect to like it. Turns out my concerns were wholly unfounded. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Happy Muppetational St. Patrick’s Day!

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From all of us at GeekDad to everyone who celebrates it: Have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day! And, for fun, here are two related Muppets videos, one brand-new and one old. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Having a Muppetational Time at the Muppets Most Wanted World Premiere

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The life of a blogger occasionally provides opportunities I never would have guessed I’d have, and last week’s Disney junket to Los Angeles was a prime example. That’s how I found myself, along with a group of fellow bloggers, walking down the red carpet into the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the world premiere of Muppets Most Wanted. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.