In this latest edition of “Geek/Countergeek” Keith and I offer our reviews and reflections on the new Ghostbusters movie. How did it hold up next to the original films?
And, after lamenting how Star Trek has lost its way with the recent movies – and even giving poor Chris Pine grief – I have to eat my share of crow after seeing Star Trek Beyond…
Now I’m looking forward to the new television series!
What did you think about Star Trek Beyond?
First up comes all this news from the set of the new Justice League film, and now these images from the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, where costumes and props from the new Wonder Woman film (currently in production) are on display:
After the backlash received by Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it looks like DC Comics and Warner Bros. have been going into overdrive to generate as much positive buzz as they can for their slate of comic book films.
What do you think about what you’ve seen so far?
So…last night I kept hearing about this “top secret event” that was going to take place this morning, something involving Stark Industries (as in Tony Stark) and the Gillette Razor. Of course it had to do with the upcoming release of “Age of Ultron”, so you know they were gonna do something big. Turns out that they had staged a “takeover” of the Gillette labs by Tony Stark, which resulted in the creation of a number of razors that were inspired by four of the Avengers, namely Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor. (It’s beyond me why the Hulk would even need a razor. Does he even think about shaving?)
As far as marketing stunts go, this one will make you chuckle:
Of course, this got me thinking that we’d be getting some cool, superhero razors. Alas it was not to be. Way to get my hopes up guys!
Check out the photo gallery after the jump!
Ever wonder what happens to zombies when exposed to below-zero wind-chill temperatures? I think we’re going to find out when WALKER STALKER CON takes place at Navy Pier this weekend!
The burgeoning fan convention devoted to all things horror, but with a special focus on “The Walking Dead”, will be in full swing bringing fans of the hit television series to the lakefront from all over the country. WALKER STALKER CON also boasts an impressive roll call of celebs, featuring current and former cast members from TWD, along with actors from other cult shows like LOST and BREAKING BAD.
Here are the details:
WALKER STALKER CON RETURNS TO CHICAGO WITH CELEBRITIES FROM ZOMBIE AND HORROR FILMS AND TV SHOWS FEBRUARY 21ST & 22ND
Chicago, IL – Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror themed fancentric convention, will be held at the Navy Pier, downtown in Chicago, IL on February 21 & 22, 2015. Fan access to celebrity guests will be the primary focus of this event.
In March of 2014, Walker Stalker Con made its debut in Chicago, where it assembled more “The Walking Dead” cast members than any convention ever before, along with other actors from zombie and horror films.
Read the celebrity guest list after the jump!
With all the talk of Age of Ultron and The Force Awakens, it can be easy to overlook the latest installment in the James Bond 007 franchise titled “SPECTRE.”
Here’s a first-look behind the scenes of the film production, courtesy of JoBlo Movie Trailers:
Are you as psyched for this as I am?
Fans of the fairy-tale film “The Princess Bride” won’t soon forget Cary Elwes and his character “Westley”, the farm-boy who won the heart of Robin Wright’s “Buttercup” with three words: “As you wish.”
But Elwes himself will admit that he wrote his book “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride“ because he was afraid that his own memory would fail him eventually.
“I’d always wanted to write something, I didn’t know quite what.” Elwes explained as we spoke via telephone. “And it was the 25th anniversary that we had at Lincoln Center in 2012, we were all asked ‘what was the best memory’ for me.
“And I really couldn’t put it down to one moment or one scene, or anything. For me the whole experience was so joyful. And that’s why I wanted to write the book and share that joy with the fans before the memory started to fail.”
While he did keep a short video diary, which became an “extra” on “The Princess Bride” anniversary DVD release, he hadn’t kept notes during the film’s production.
“I didn’t keep a diary or a journal, which I wish I had now in hindsight,” Elwes admitted. “Luckily Norman Lear gave me all the call sheets for the film, and I went through them all and I started to remember exactly where I was each day.”
“And then my memory – thank god it had been 26-27 years – it all came flooding back.”
Read more after the jump!
Time for another one of my ridiculously easy contests! The folks at FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES & REGENCY ENTERPRISES are holding a special advanced screening of the movie “BiRDMAN” in Chicago! It will be taking place at the Landmark Century Theater on Monday, October 20th and I have
LOTS OF TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY! Why would my Geek To Me readers want to see this film? Well, besides having a really impressive cast including Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, it stars Michael Keaton in a role that seems…familiar. Check out the description and then read how you can get a FREE PASS to the screening after the jump!
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES and REGENCY ENTERPRISES
Michael Keaton | Zach Galifianakis | Edward Norton | Andrea Riseborough | Amy Ryan | Emma Stone | Naomi Watts
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Nicolás Giacobone | Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. | Armando Bo
Alejandro G. Iñárritu | John Lesher | Arnon Milchan | James W. Skotchdopole
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.