For Force Friday: Enter the GeekDad/EE Elite 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper Statue Giveaway

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It’s hard to express how important Star Wars is to geeks. Episodes IV-VI are core components of our lives, and how we raise our kids. We remember the excitement and then disappointment of Episodes I-III, and yet now, with Episode VII coming, the excitement is back. We NEED it to be great. We want more. Continue reading

When Did That Disney Movie Happen? (Updated)

Second star to the right, and straight on till morning!"

GeekDad recently took a look at the fan theory that Tarzan is the little brother of Frozen’s Elsa and Anna, showing pretty convincingly why the notion, while fun, is not at all supported by the facts of the stories. The behind-the-scenes conversation around this topic raised the question of what Disney movies take place when, and a few hours down the Google rabbit-hole later, we have some conclusive answers for you. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #47: Discussing the Works of Ernest Cline

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With recent news regarding Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ and Cline’s new book ‘Armada’ now available, this weeks Hey You Geeks is about the writing, cultural impact and geekdom of Cline’s work. Continue reading

Because of XKCD, We Present You With #SynonymMovies

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Yesterday, Randall Munro posted the above image at XKCD. It made me laugh, in that “I like puns and wordplay” kind of GeekDad way, and so I posted it to the GeekDad’s Slack app. As such things are wont to do, it caused some jocularity to ensure. And so here are a number of GeekDad’s own Synonym Movie titles, for your amusement. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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Following directly out of the events of ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ the fifth installment of the franchise is a fast-moving popcorn-muncher of a film, full of incredible stunts and elaborate double- and triple-crosses from agents whose allegiances are always in question. Continue reading

Meet the Cast of ‘Ant-Man’

"Let's get small." (Obligatory Steve Martin reference.)
Photo © Disney-Marvel

Marvel’s twelfth feature film, ‘Ant-Man,’ opened Friday; the studio held a press conference on Saturday, June 27, at which the cast discussed the film and answered questions from the audience. Paul Rudd also answered somebody’s phone. Continue reading