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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2016 Oscars: Tom’s Best Picture Round-Up

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By and large, I don’t put much personal stock in the Academy Awards.  They strike me as an excuse for Hollywood to pat itself on the back for all the good work it says it does.  If I watch the show at all, it’ll be the last few minutes to find out who won Best Picture, and that’ll be it.  The humor is rather lame, the musical numbers dull, and the low-burning outrage over what did and didn’t win can linger for decades.

Case in point:  Forrest Gump beat out both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture.  I don’t care how much you like Gump, there’s no way anyone can justify it is a better movie than both of those other two.

But then this year, I actually saw most of the Best Picture nominees.  Thoughts after the cut.  No predictions, though.  If you want predictions, try Watson’s article.

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Ryan’s 2015 Movie Rankings

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Yes, we’re already three weeks into 2016 but I finally managed to put together my movie rankings for 2015.  Because life.  I only managed to see 51 films this year, a paltry sum compared to Watson when he isn’t even trying. And eight of those were on a plane to or from China, making the theater total even lower.  Definitely a busy year, but overall a great one for movies.  Head after the jump to see how I ranked all 51!

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3 Word Reactions To The Oscar Nominations

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Because counting’s hard.

More after break!

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: The Martian. It’s Still The Martian

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Look, we know you’re busy.  We know you have things to do.  So do we.  But the Box Office Report isn’t going to write itself.  We know.  We tried to see if that would happen.

So, who made money this past weekend?

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Gabbing Geek Box Office: Truly Outrageous Witches

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Some stinkers tried to slip into the top spot and were fended off by the mainstays.  Who won the week?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office My Bumps Are All Goosie!

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A lonely Martian entered the cinaplexes to do battle with vampire Sandler.  Who won the week?
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