‘Roar': History’s Most Dangerous Movie Hits Theaters

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How’s this for a tagline: “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.” Thirty-three years after the premiere of Noel Marshall’s ‘Roar,’ Drafthouse Films is set to re-release history’s most dangerous film in theaters. Continue reading

Disneynature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry! (It’s Better Than ‘Bears’)

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‘Monkey Kingdom’ is interesting, beautiful, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny; what more could you ask for from a G-rated nature film? Continue reading

Commuter Gamer: ‘Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions’

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‘Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions’ is the latest mobile game set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. I haven’t been a big fan of most of the other mobile ‘Star Wars’ games I’ve tried, so I was a little hesitant to give it a try, but ‘Star Wars Rebels’ did not let me down. Continue reading

8 Things Parents Should Know about ‘Mortal Kombat X’

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Here’s our guide to ‘Mortal Kombat X,’ ESRB M for Mature. From what makes this game so popular to what to watch out for, this is everything you need to know in 2 (and a bit) minutes. Continue reading

19th Time’s the Charm: ‘The Dark Tower’ Picked up by Sony and MRC

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Earlier today, I was tagged in a Facebook post by a friend who knows I’m such a huge fan of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower.’ Her post linked to The Hollywood Reporter’s story announcing the latest in an endless line of studio homes for the screen adaptation of King’s magnum opus. Sony Pictures and MRC have called dibs this time around, choosing to adapt ‘The Gunslinger,’ the first book of the series. They’re going with a revamped script from Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Continue reading

Unboxing Star Wars and Remembering #MyStarWars Memories

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Today, ‘Star Wars: The Digital Collection’ arrives on Digital HD from Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. To celebrate, Disney sent me and my kiddos a huge box of Star Wars goodies to help us create new memories around my absolute favorite geeky obsession. Continue reading

Emerald City Comic Con 2015 Rundown

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Emerald City Comic Con 2015 is over, and we are already anticipating going again next year. ECCC is definitely my favorite convention of the year. Continue reading

‘Star Wars: Epic Yarns’ Retells the Original Trilogy in Soft Detail

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This trilogy of board books for beginning word learners is filled with spreads of painstakingly-made photos on one side and single words on the other. Meant to teach some basic words to young children in a fun way, the books also retell each story of the original trilogy in a minimalist style. Continue reading

New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Video Features Joss Whedon, Behind-the-Scenes Awesomeness

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There’s a new “featurette” from Marvel for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ their eagerly-anticipated next movie, opening May 1. In addition to some cool behind-the-scenes footage you probably haven’t seen before, it has a few snippets of interviews with some of the cast, and, awesomely, with director Joss Whedon. Continue reading

Seven Things Parents Should Know About ‘Furious 7′

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Cars, explosions, bikinis, and bullets. If you’re headed to the theaters to see ‘Furious 7,’ then here are seven things you should know about the latest ‘Fast & Furious’ movie. Continue reading

GeekDad Interviews Kevin Sorbo of ‘Mythica’

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On March 31, CONtv.com debuted the first of the Mythica trilogy of films from Arrowstorm Entertainment. If you missed it, go back a couple of days and check out GeekDad’s review and an exclusive clip from Mythica: A Quest for Heroes. Actor Kevin Sorbo has stopped in to discuss his role in the series and to chat about the unavoidable pull of the fantasy genre for him, his fans, and a good chunk of our readers. Continue reading

‘Darth Vader and Friends’ Is a Fresh Take on The Rebels vs. The Empire

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Not restricted to the original trilogy, this new book from Jeffrey Brown, ‘Darth Vader and Friends,’ takes a lighthearted look at the Star Wars universe. With Darth Vader looking out for his kids, Luke and Leia, everywhere from Mos Eisley to the Cloud City provides a fresh context. Continue reading

‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ Lands at EMP

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The ‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ exhibit opened last weekend at the EMP Museum here in Seattle. I was lucky enough to attend the press preview, and it certainly does not disappoint. Continue reading

‘The Star Wars,’ A Wonderfully Campy 1994 Action Figure Retelling of ‘Star Wars’

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Released in 1994 and set to the extremely cheesy 45 RPM read-along storybook version of the first film, ‘The Star Wars’ mixes action figures with Atari 2600 video game footage to recreate the 1977 film in a 13 minute long nutshell. Continue reading

Latest ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Will Melt Your Eyeballs

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Being a modern geek, I’m trained to be cynical, especially of things that others are excited about. And I tried. I really did. But the new ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ trailer made me absolutely lose any semblance of cool I had. Continue reading

Commuter Gamer: ‘Marvel Mighty Heroes’ Launches

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‘Marvel Mighty Heroes’ launches today in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play. The game lets you build a team of heroes, play co-op missions with your friends, and experience the Marvel universe in a whole new way. Continue reading

‘Mythica: A Quest for Heroes’ Review and Exclusive Clip

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Mythica: A Quest for Heroes is the first chapter of a trilogy of films, starring Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) and Melanie Stone (Survivor). It is a tale of a handicapped slave girl, who overcomes her captor and her disability and sets out to discover the adventure and freedom that she so craves. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #40: The Dark and Light Sides of Superhero Movies

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Welcome to Hey You Geeks, a new addition to the GeekDad Podcast Network where geeks of all kinds are invited to celebrate and criticize all that we love with a sense of unapologetic nerdiness. From film to TV, comics to gaming, we’re here to look forwards and back to the greatest and sometimes worst geek culture has to offer. This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the dark and light sides of comic book movies, the ‘Ghostbusters’ multiverse, ‘Rogue One,’ and more. Continue reading

A ‘Leviathan,’ an ‘Alien,’ and a Film Student Walk Into A Bar…

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This week, filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s viral hit short ‘The Leviathan’ went from proof of concept to feature film. Last month, Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ rendering spawned a viral movement all its own. As cool as these projects sound, however, the question becomes clear; does this new world of the creator to fan pitch make it easier or harder for aspiring filmmakers to break through? Continue reading

Another New Lego Spin-off Announced: ‘The Billion Brick Race’

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Warner Bros. just announced another new Lego spin-off movie–‘The Billion Brick Race.’ This movie is in addition to the other three spin-offs already announced–‘Ninjago’ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ in 2017, and ‘The Lego Movie 2′ in 2018. Continue reading