GeekMom’s 2014 Gift Guide of Movies

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It’s cold outside! You need a nice geeky feature to curl up in front of and keep warm! You know you do. We have animé, live-action, super hero, science, and a peppering of BBC. Find a little something for yourself or for a certain geek on your list.

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Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season Adventure Time fans will really enjoy this DVD, which features our friend BMO on the box. While we all know how fun the episodes themselves are, true fans will also enjoy the DVD extras, such as the Lego introduction, interviews with show creator Pendleton Ward, as well as the concurrent commentary tracks, giving fans backstories and inspirations behind the episodes. $24.96

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Batman: Season 1-3 Blu-ray POW! BANG! BOOM! Looking for a nostalgic way to introduce a mini-geek to Batman but don’t want to break out the Arkham Asylum just yet? How about the bright colors and terrible puns from the original? $174.99

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey If you missed this show’s original 13-episode run on Fox, a little binge-watching is in order. Designed as a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s 1980s series, this incarnation has a similar format to its processor—but with way better production values and the backing of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the stunning 4-disc set is a feast for the senses, covering interesting and entertaining topics that will delight the entire family. Just a few of those topics include the “Cosmic Calendar,” evolution, oceans, the Earth, atoms, and even Sagan himself. $29.99

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Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Nice to see you again, Cowboy! Due out in mid-December, the remastered Blu-ray version of the popular animé series promises to be even more beautiful than standard definition. Three, two, one, let’s jam… $49.99

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DisneyNature’s Bears DisneyNature’s Bears is a touching account of the year-long journey of a bear family in Alaska. GeekMom Patricia’s sons know and love the film’s narrator John C. Reilly from Wreck It Ralph; his flavor of humor in the narration is right up their alleys. He instills incredible personality into the film, and his storytelling makes this my favorite DisneyNature film to date! You don’t want to miss this amazing cinematography, either! $23.44

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The Gamers: Hands of Fate After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dead Gentlemen Productions produced this gem. Straying from their normal RPG roots, this Trading-Card-Game-rooted story has the best production value to date for the group. If you aren’t familiar with the nerdy production company, go back to the beginning of the company’s offerings; start with The Gamers and check out their YouTube series JourneyQuest. $20

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Guardians of the Galaxy The blockbuster hit from this year is available for pre-order and will be released mid-December. This entertaining game of keep-away is a perfect geek gift. $19.99

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Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Take a trip down memory lane and introduce the kids to the magic (and chaos) of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. All five seasons are in this box set, with Pee-Wee Herman and his friends Cowboy Curtis, Miss Yvonne, Reba the Mail Lady, and Captain Carl embarking on all sorts of adventures. Included with the 45 episodes is over four hours of interviews with the show’s writers, actors, musicians, and set designers. Kids will love the episodes while the adults will love the stories behind the chaos. $96.99

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Sailor Moon: Season 1 Part 1 23 episodes of the original, newly re-dubbed Sailor Moon anime are collected in this Blu-ray set (also available on DVD). Fans of Sailor Moon will be delighted to own this new set, which features both subbed and dubbed episodes without alterations to the story or characters from the original Japanese series. $79.98

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Sherlock Limited Edition Gift Set A reason to purchase all three complete seasons of BBC’s Sherlock again, with every episode available in both DVD and Blu-ray format, several hours of extra content (including behind-the-scenes interviews), original character art work, and nifty little busts of Sherlock and John. $136.29