Geek Review: “The Jungle Book”

THE JUNGLE BOOK ? WILD WORLD ? Man-cub Mowgli (voice of Neel Sethi), who's been raised by a family of wolves, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, guided by a panther-turned-mentor Bagheera. Directed by Jon Favreau (?Iron Man?), based on Rudyard Kipling?s timeless stories and featuring state-of the-art technology that immerses audiences in the lush world like never before, Disney?s ?The Jungle Book? hits theaters in stunning 3D and IMAX 3D on April 15, 2016. ?2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The big opening this past weekend was the new, sort of live action Jungle Book from Disney.

Hey, I saw that!  What did I think?  Review and mild SPOILERS (but not many) after the cut…

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Defending The Grade: Ryan’s Batsoup Rating

  The discussion around Batman v Superman will likely continue…well, forever. After our initial ratings Prime Blogger Tom felt the need to defend his generous grade of the movie.  I thought he did a good job explaining his rationale so I thought I would return the favor by defending my own rating the movie a 3 out of 10. Jump after the break for my full reasoning. 
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The Complete List Of Everything Wrong With Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

batmanvsupermanI may be late to the game in finally seeing Batsoup but at least I didn’t have to brave the crowds to see it. While my fellow Gabbing Geeks have given the movie much higher ratings (above 5 out of 10) I thought rather than just give a review I would list everything wrong with the movie. Warning: spoilers after the break. Second warning: it’s a long list. But if I missed anything let me know in the comments.
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Why Zootopia Is Not A Kids Movie! (Not Really…It Totally Is A Kids Movie And That’s OK)

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Achieving both high critical praise and high ticket sales, Disney’s Zootopia seems to be the kind of high quality movie you can take your kids to.

Well, it totally is.  Review and analysis, with mild SPOILERS after the cut.

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Geek Review: The Revenant

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OK, The Revenant was not a Geek movie.  Not really.

But I’m writing a review anyway.  And I’m typing this Sunday afternoon, so I have no idea how many Oscars it will win by the time this goes live Monday morning.  So, deal with it.  SPOILER-free review after the cut.

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Geek Review: Hail, Caesar!

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We live in an age where big Biblical epics and musicals don’t happen like they used to.

Of course, the era when they did happen like they used were hardly sweet and innocent times, but that’s where the Coen Brothers come in with their most recent movie Hail, Caesar!

Review and maybe some mild SPOILERS after the cut.

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Geek Review: Deadpool

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Look, I said twice so far that a Deadpool review was forthcoming.  Well, now it comes forth.

SPOILER-FREE review after the cut.

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Late Geek Movie Review: Big Hero 6

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I don’t get to the movies as often as I would like, which means sometimes I am a bit late seeing things.  But they give me space to write here, so here’s a quick review of Big Hero 6.

There may be some mild SPOILERS after the cut.

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Review: Time Lapse

timelapseTime travel movies are difficult to get right but Time Lapse does a great job threading the needle of the incredible and believable.  Head after the jump to read our spoiler-free review!

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Shaun The Sheep: Baaaaaaaad Marketing? (Spoiler-Free Review Too)

sheepposterShortly before I succumbed to an epic week of stomach issues and other infirmities too painful to mention, I had a good day within which I was able to take my five-year-old son to see Shaun the Sheep.  It was only upon waking from my fever dreams that I discovered Shaun didn’t do baaaaadly at the box office.  It did horribly.  Not only did the movie not deserve its box office performance, but it has to make me wonder what went wrong.  Find out some of my guesses why this delightful family film failed after the break.

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