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This Week in Geekery

21 Feb
You're TEARING ME APART, Titan!

You’re TEARING ME APART, Titan!

With this post, we are introducing a new (and hopefully regular) segment to go over recent news in the world of Geekery. The plan is to start with one of these a week, and then go from there.

So, what has been happening recently?

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Painting with Hurricanes – The Disaster Artist Reviewed (Book Review)

20 Feb
Sadly, it's not about Bob Ross painting "happy little tornadoes"...

Sadly, it’s not about Bob Ross painting “happy little tornadoes”…

I know what you’re thinking.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking after “Doesn’t he know that no one reads these things?”

A book review? A non-fiction book review?

Really?

Really.

Now bear with me for a second. Normally these are topics I stay away from on this site, but given the book’s subject matter – and how incredibly well this book reads – I figured I’d make an exception.

Just this once.
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Coming Soon: Zombie Beavers!

8 Feb

Yet another film in the “cutesy animal gnaws your face off” genre, this time with an undead twist.

If this keeps up, the world might soon be ready for my Ladybug Apocalypse script…

Save vs Sequel – The Gamers: Hands of Fate Reviewed

15 Aug
Jazz Hands!

Jazz Hands!

This isn’t technically the type of movie we normally review, but I haven’t posted a review in a while and just finished watching this. Besides, I still have to wait a bit for Sharknado to become irrelevant enough to put a review out – wouldn’t want to buck the timeliness trend that I’ve been nurturing throughout most of my other reviews.

I’ll try as hard as I can to avoid spoilers, but some small ones may slip through. You have been warned…

I found The Gamers: Dorkness Rising years ago on Netflix and instantly loved it – saw it over and over as I played it for different sets of unenlightened friends. I enjoyed the quirky gaming humor and the brilliant inter-cutting between the game within the movie and the “real life” world of the players. So when I heard about the KickStarter campaign to fund a sequel, I jumped at the chance to contribute (I’m actually in the credits in this one, if you wait long enough) and eagerly awaited its release. Did this new movie live up to my expectations?

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Resident Evil: Afterlife – now with more slow-mo than ever

10 Aug

I’ve watched a lot of garbage recently – films so truly crap I’ve not been able to actually pull an article out of them – I didn’t think “This is utter garbage” would be one of our more popular posts. Also, I couldn’t be bothered. But mostly the former.

I’ve taken it upon myself to decorate my flat. As in the whole thing – not a single wall is safe. While painting every visible surface, I like to watch films – especially ones where people are kicking ass (apparently it’s motivational) – so Netflix has become my best friend through these trying times.

Netflix summaries Resident Evil: Afterlife as the following: “The Undead Apocalypse continues super-soldier Alice finds her way to a supposed sanctuary in Los Angeles, which may just be a deadly trap.” Now, I’m no expert, but I think if I were Alice I’d have started doing Admiral Ackbar impersonation at every available moment now, but I digress…

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Tucker and Dale vs Evil – review

14 Apr

Movie posterI recently watched The Cabin in the Woods, and found it woefully disappointing after hearing everyone rave about it.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, but I had high expectations – Joss Whedon is normally completely on the ball with my sense of humour and I like most of the actors in it.  Now, don’t get me wrong, there were some really good parts but I came away thinking “Well, that was a load of nonsense”.  I think it was just too much of a deviation from the typical ‘cabin in the woods’ horror film for my liking – it just went too far into silly territory.

That said, I partly hold Tucker and Dale vs Evil for my disappointment.  I know these two films are entirely different but I was expecting Cabin in the Woods to be a bit more like Tucker and Dale.  I’ve seen it a couple of times – I’d never heard of it before, but it came up on Netflix and the lead actor is Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse).  Watching ensued, of course, and I discovered that this is an absolute gem of a film.  It’s written and directed by Eli Craig (who’s also directed the upcoming Zombieland TV series).

Tucker and Dale are two mild-mannered hillbillies on their way to their newly acquired holiday cabin (which just happens to have been owned by some crazy killers 20 years previously).  On the way up the road they encounter the local sheriff (who tells them “Ain’t nothing up there but pain and suffering on a scale you can’t even imagine” – nice) and some college kids travelling to the same woods for some camping capers. The kids think Tucker and Dale are terrifying – which isn’t helped much by Dale’s failed attempt to chat-up the girls while holding a scythe and laughing hysterically.

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Relapsing – Birdemic 2: The Resurrection Reviewed

7 Apr
This can't end well...

Zombies. This can’t end well…

The hovering, dive bombing eagles are back – as are the exceptional acting and dialog you’ve come to expect from this franchise. Does it improve upon the original, or suffer from the sophomore slump?

I was recently able to catch the San Francisco premiere of Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and it made me think about my review of the first movie. At the time, I said I liked the movie in many spots, but was ultimately disappointed with the inconsistency. I knew a sequel was coming, and hoped that an increased budget would help. I’m not sure the budget helped, but I definitely enjoyed the hell out of it this time around.

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