Dad 6.0: Oops, I Kid It Again

Dad 6.0: Oops, I Kid It Again

Change is the only constant and it’s certainly been an ever-present companion during my journey through parenthood. After a brief stint as a solo parent, I fell in love with the perfect woman and life took an unexpected U-turn. Marrying a guy with five kids apparently wasn’t a big enough challenge so, here we go, baby number six is on the way for the Wickersham family! Read More

Parting Ways With Your Smart Home

Parting Ways With Your Smart Home

When the Smart Home craze really started taking off a few years ago I was incredibly excited but also quite hesitant to jump in with both feet. Unfortunately I was stuck renting a house (thanks a lot, global financial meltdown) and afraid to make any substantive modifications to someone else’s home. All of that changed four years ago when we finally bought our current house.But what happens when it’s time to move? Read More

We Are Entertained: Solo

We Are Entertained: Solo

It’s all over the news, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is being called a failure. What did the boys think? I can’t reveal all of our secrets, you’ll have to listen for details, but I will give you a clue and say that our thoughts were more positive than negative. We do talk a little bit about what other people are saying about the movie but we’re sure you’ve read everything everyone else has said – tune in and find out what we loved, what we hated, and what baffled us about ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.  Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘Rampage’

We Are Entertained: ‘Rampage’

After an unexpected week off, the boys knock the rust off with a sure-fire winner and what must surely be the 37th feature film for The Rock of 2018, ‘Rampage.’ There was a long time where Chris couldn’t quite wrap his head around the phenomenon of The Rock but this movie may just have pushed him over the edge. What do you think, are we entering a phase where there’s just too much The Rock or would you be happy with a new feature every week starring His Muscleboundness?  Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

We Are Entertained: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

A very strange collection of entries in the world of cinema this week. Despite fierce criticism and intense opposition from Chris, the boys took on ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ as this week’s feature. One of us wound up loving it, the other was a bit let down. Surprise, both of us thought it was a terrible movie! That bit of confusing nonsense just about sums up our show this week; give it a listen and see if you can piece together what we thought of this movie. I’d sure love to hear your opinions on it! Read More

We Are Entertained: Game Night

We Are Entertained: Game Night

This week we take on the new comedy ‘Game Night,’ which confused the heck out of us during planning because normally “Game Night” doesn’t show up on the calendar without beer and beefy queso to accompany it. (Can you say 3-for-1 on Tostitos Scoops?) The boys went into this one with wildly different expectations, but their reactions may surprise you. Read More

Get Your Outdoor Entertainment on With a SunBrite TV

Get Your Outdoor Entertainment on With a SunBrite TV

Here in Arizona winter is our prime outdoor recreation season. While other folks around the country are huddling inside and taking refuge from monumental snowfall, we’ve just completed the annual process of emerging from our air conditioned enclaves to enjoy long dreamed of Reasonable Weather. Yes, we swelter in 118 degree heat during the Summer months (and Spring months and Fall months . . . ) but it’s all for the payoff of bright, sunny Thanksgivings by the pool and New Year’s celebrations in t-shirts and shorts.

Enter SunBrite! We get pitched a lot of products for review here at GeekDad but there are times when something comes across the desk that makes me nearly jump out of my seat with anticipation. When we got offered a chance to review a set from SunBrite, a manufacturer dedicated to producing high quality outdoor TVs, I jumped at the opportunity. Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘The Shape of Water’

We Are Entertained: ‘The Shape of Water’

This week’s show is just full of delight. Delightful ramblings, delightful performances, delightful cinematic experiences. Just delightful! It might be a difficult ask in this busy award show season, but if it’s playing in your local cinema you have absolutely got to get out and see ‘The Shape of Water.’ It’s going to get nominations, it’s going to be talked about, it’s going to be on your short list of favorite movies this year. Trust me. It’s delightful. Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘Coco’

We Are Entertained: ‘Coco’

This week the boys feasted on Pixar’s latest animated wonder ‘Coco.’ Much like the actual theater experience, if all you’re interested in is hearing what they thought, feel free to fast-forward through the insufferable Disney/’Frozen’ nonsense at the beginning. Bonus points if you can guess which of us got up and walked out of the theater to complain about the wrong movie being played!  Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

We Are Entertained: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

We really missed Richard this week. Why does he have to spend so much time actually making movies instead of sitting around talking about them?! Join us as we dive into the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and struggle mightily to pronounce the name of the miraculously mustachioed hero Hercule Poirot. Also, apparently, Chris doesn’t know who Kenneth Branagh is? Strange.  Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘American Assassin’

We Are Entertained: ‘American Assassin’

This week, we dive into the thrilling world of Mitch Rapp in the movie ‘American Assassin.’ This adaptation of Vince Flynn’s electrifying novel of the same name is sure to get everyone’s heart pumping and, if true to the novels, provide the world with a fresh look at the spy thriller. Should you get into the theaters to see this one or just curl up with a nice PSL and get lost in Flynn’s novels? Tune in and find out what our boys thought! Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘Top 5 of Early 2017’

We Are Entertained: ‘Top 5 of Early 2017’

Another pitiful week at the box office, another Very Special Episode of We Are Entertained! This week Matt and Chris take a look back at what 2017 has offered up so far and reminisce about some of their favorites. Everyone loves lists, at least that’s what the SEO masterminds tell me, so please accept this offering of our top 5 films of early 2017.  Read More

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

Amazon Echo Elevates Its Game With Alexa Multi-Room Audio Support

For those who have taken the plunge and invested in the Amazon Echo platform today is an opportunity to rejoice. For those who haven’t full invested it might be time to take a second look at the line of Echo products and consider adding a few more to the shopping cart. Amazon rolled out updates to Amazon Echo, Dot, and Show devices overnight and announced to the world this morning that its voice-activated Alexa service would now be able to compete with the multi-room audio capabilities that competitors like Sonos, Apple, and Google have had for some time now.  Read More

We Are Entertained: ‘The Lost City of Z’

We Are Entertained: ‘The Lost City of Z’

It’s been a little too huggie-feelie around here the past few weeks and it’s about time for the fellas to disagree on a movie and really get into it. Challenge accepted! This week’s episode is what the show is all about, join us as we dive into the mysterious jungles of Amazonia and duke it out over ‘The Lost City of Z’, it’s likely you’ll agree with one of us! Read More