DCC Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Weird Science.’ It’s Ceremonial.

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Saturday, May 23, the Denver Comic Con will be celebrating 30 years of brains, beauty, bikers, and Boingo (Oingo Boingo, that is) as the cast of John Hughes’s iconic coming-of-age film that’s more ’80s than Mary Lou Retton playing ‘Pac-Man’ with Mr. T hits the stage. 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

GeekDad Book Review: The Art of John Alvin

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You know John Alvin’s work, even if you don’t know his name. Starting in 1974, the Massachusetts-born artist created dozens of the movie industry’s most memorable posters, from Blazing Saddles to The Lion King to E.T. and Blade Runner. He also designed a range of other movie-tie-in imagery, like the original Star Wars Concert poster and a popular fifteenth-anniversary Alien print. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Should Know About X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoiler-Free)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best of the X-Men films so far, and that’s really saying something. Find out 10 things parents, or anyone else, should know about the movie before going to see it! Continue reading

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

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

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

It’s Time to Play the Music, It’s Time to Light the Lights

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Got a question for Kermit, Miss Piggy, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, or anyone else involved with Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier or pretty much any ABC TV show you can think of? I might be able to ask it for you when I go to L.A. next week! Continue reading