So, this week’s Gabbing Geek podcast (trademarked and copyrighted by Jimmy Impossible in a sudden coup d’etat) largely covered the first two (and only existing) novels in the Red Rising trilogy. Since I now write for these fine, if geeky, folks, I will now instead of writing my usual e-mail just post directly to their website.
Below the cut, there may be SPOILERS. Or there may not be, but what do I know?
We like Joss Whedon over here at Gabbing Geek. We like him because he’s given us some great movies and TV, and while we don’t expect him to slow down on that front, we especially like him since he spoke out about the lack of female-led superhero films.
What happens when Jenny is on special assignment, leaving just Watson and Ryan to record Episode 22?That’s right—WE’RE GEEKING OUT ON BOX OFFICE NUMBERS!This episode, Box Office Bombshells, starts with our GNOW (Geekiest News of the Week) on the record-breaking performance of American Sniper.We both review the movie and couldn’t be farther apart in terms of ratings.
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.
The trash talk that cost me hundreds of dollars and many hours. Instead of seeing 100, I saw 145! But before that, I saw 52. Here’s the post I wrote a year ago, before we launched the Gabbing Geek website. Has it held up?
Ah. Now we get to the cream of the crop! The ten best films of 2014! Hope you enjoyed your year of films as much as I did mine. This was a strong year for movies; both blockbuster and arthouse. While there wasn’t an all-time Hall of Fame entry (like Dark Knight or Godfather), we did have many 5 star worthy films. Any of these ten films would have been a worthy choice for #1, in fact many of them even flirted with the top spot during the year, but when the dust settled here was the final list.
In a recent interview Russell Crowe, 50, makes a comment about how women around his age should be playing age appropriate roles. Basically he wants women in Hollywood to stop trying to be 21. I guess that means the fashion franchise Forever 21 would go out of business. But there’s more.
The Hunger Games franchise continues to burn bright and its latest release, Mockingjay: Part 1, is on course to surpass Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as 2014’s highest grossing domestic box office film. According to Indiwire: