Reviews of the top geek movies, tv, and books in the industry.
Animal Kingdom Review
Title: Animal KingdomMPAA Rating: RDirector: David MichôdStarring: Jacki Weaver, Guy Pearce, James FrechevilleRuntime: 1 hours 52 minutes
The Best Power Ranger Stories of All-Time
This is it! Tonight, the Power Rangers return to the Silver Screen. Before Saban’s Power Rangers rolls its opening credits, Geeks is celebrating the best Power Rangers stories of all-time.
The Most Underrated Disney Movie
If anything, this movie is one of the most beautiful Disney animated movies of recent times. Now it didn't do so well, and, people being people shouted, "RACISM!!" But was it really?
My "Get Out" Moment and Review
The following is something that I have to write as a recently twenty-something, now early thirty-something, black male who grew up surrounded by a lot of white people. Get Out hits “home” in some particular parts, but it also brings attention to a larger message – that everyone must be featured in order for all of us to understand each other better.
Title: BuriedMPAA Rating: RDirector: Rodrigo CortesStarring: Ryan ReynoldsRuntime: 1 hour 35 minutes What It Is?: Paul Conroy (Reynolds) has woken up inside of an old coffin, not able to break out of it. The only resources he has are a cell phone, a lighter and 90 minutes of oxygen. As he tries to contact anyone who can help him, such as the FBI, CIA, etc…the terrorists that have abducted him are now contacting him. With a $5 million ransom to get him out of there, his only hope is that somebody will be able to trace and find out where he is before it’s too late.
Bronze Age of Superhero Movies 2008 - 2012
The superhero movie rules officially changed in 2008 with the rise of Iron Man... Marvel Studios begin to build the empire with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, while DC came of age with The Dark Knight. Watchmen and Kick-Ass prove just how versatile the superhero movie can be, while Chronicle brings something new and edgy to the table. The Bronze Age of Superhero Movies came to an end in early 20012 with a rare dud, the sequel to Ghost Rider.
Title: CyrusMPAA Rating: RDirector: Mark & Jay DuplassStarring: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah HillRuntime: 1 hour 31 minutes
12 Angry Men Take a Turn at Law and Order
Lawyers, judges, precedent, legal statutes, expert witnesses, forensic evidence and the power of subpoena all play their litigious parts in the Criminal Justice System and American Law and Order. They also make for much ado when it comes to dispensing drama for the American moviegoer. But little screen time has really been given to the body that must discern all the technicalities to make the outcome compatible with simple human nature and fairly preserve the fine line between life and death. As such, 1957’s 12 Angry Men does not fail in its deliberation.
The Belko Experiment Reviewed
“Mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones…but there are.” – Newt, Aliens (1986). Sometimes the scariest movie monsters are the ones that require absolutely no makeup or Hollywood special effects. Most horror movies boil down to a fear of one another, but The Belko Experiment totally cuts out the middle-man. No ghosts, which are just ex-people. No monsters built by a mad scientist or Demons release by a power-hungry sorcerer. It’s people. Average people trying to go about their lives and get home to the people that care about them. The plot isn’t perfect, but I thought it was very sharp. James Gunn’s dialogue is great, and most of all, this movie makes you feel horror. It gets a reaction and it’s not easily shaken while the movie is rolling. The corporate safe-for-work environment makes it that much more chilling to see each character’s violent demise (and it is violent!). Now, I will have some spoilers in here, but I’ll mark the top of any paragraphs with major plot points if you want to skate around them. However, I just have to talk about the paradigm-shift in this film.
Silver Age of Superhero Movies 2000 - 2007
With Bryan Singer's X-Men and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, two of Marvel's biggest hitters showed just how the modern superhero should be viewed. This prompted a wave of imitators and eventually the end of the classic franchise with X-Men: The Last Stand and Spider-Man 3. Quietly, on the sidelines, Christopher Nolan kicks off a street-level guerrilla war with Batman Begins that will solidify the end of the Silver Age of Superhero Movies from 2000 to 2007.
The Social Network Review
Title: The Social NetworkMPAA Rating: PG-13 Director: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew GarfieldRuntime: 2 hours
Moonlight Movie Review
Released: 17th February 2017 (UK and Ireland) Length: 111 Minutes Certificate: 15 Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Jaden Piner, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae and Patrick Decile