Super Bowl 50 – X-Men: Apocalypse

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I’m a fan of the X-Men films, but the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse had me concerned.  The commercial that aired during the Super Bowl has restored some of that faith.  It looks much better than the trailer.  You’ve probably seen it by now, but if not, watch it after the break.

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Year In Anticipation: What We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

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The face of every Geek on at least some of the things on this list.

2016.  Did any of us think we’d live this long?  Yeah, probably.  We’re Geeks, not morbid.

So, what sort of Geek Entertainment has us here at Gabbing Geek at least a little curious?  See behind the cut, with some items getting some expert Geek Commentary from the Geek Guru himself, Jimmy Impossible.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Who Will Write The Report This Week?

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It’s another week, and another box office report.

Once again, no sign of Watson to do this, but we found someone else to do it.  See the report after the cut.

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I’m Not Sure What To Think About This First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

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Ugh. Is anyone digging this character design?

Apocalypse is a great X-Men villain.  And I really enjoyed X-Men: First Class and loved X-Men: Days of Future Past.  But I’m not sure what to make of this first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse.  Nothing really grabs me about it and I hate the look of Apocalypse.  Maybe you’ll feel differently.

That said, I’m sure I’ll be seeing it in the theaters come May 27, 2016.

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Geek Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two

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The third Hunger Games movie seemed a wee bit…uneventful.  That’s what happens when moviemakers take a book that wasn’t any longer than the previous two and splits it into two movies.  Stuff needs to be added to justify spreading things out that much.

The result is the second part of what should have been one movie had all the resolution set up by a largely actionless movie where the two most exciting things to occur were a  bombing campaign on a hospital and Peeta thrashing on a bed.  How did the series resolve all this?  SPOILER-free review after the cut.

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Trailer Time: It’s Them Darn Hunger Games Again

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Hey, you know what’s awesome about The Hunger Games?

If you said the allegorical elements tying the story into today’s fame-obsessed world, Jennifer Lawrence’s natural charisma, the ongoing struggle between the powerful and the powerless, the nature of rebellion, cool action scenes, or even just Peta thrashing on a bed, man, are you wrong according to the new teaser trailer.  The correct answer is “Prim”.  You know, Katniss’ sister?  Eh, trailer after the cut.

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Captain Marvel Casting Rumors

 

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is looking for a good hero who doesn’t have a Y chromosome to headline her own movie.

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Speed Art Drawing of Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

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Artists are amazing in their own right, but watching an artist work – especially over a time-lapse is even better. Check out Youtuber Jeanne D’Art as she draws a portrait of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The tools she used were: Prismacolor Premier, Derwent Coloursoft, Faber Castell and Zest it for blending. See it all come together in the video after the break:

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Jennifer Lawrence As Captain Marvel? Why The Shakeup At Marvel Studios Makes This Possible

Who has two thumbs, made the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just orchestrated a huge corporate move to give himself more freedom to make awesome Marvel Studios movies? This guy. PS It's Kevin Feige.
Who has two thumbs, made the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just orchestrated a huge corporate move to give himself more freedom to make awesome Marvel Studios movies? This guy. PS It’s Kevin Feige.

News broke yesterday that Marvel Films was being reorganized within the Disney company so that President Kevin Feige would report directly to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.  While news of a studio reorganization is usually the stuff for entertainment industry publications, this involves beloved geek properties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and actually has some fantastic consequences for fans of the Marvel films.  Marvel Studios is now free to go after bigger talent for their main roles–we might even have a chance to see Jennifer Lawrence as Captain Marvel!  Jump after the break to find out why it’s now possible!

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Trailer Time: Mockingjay Part 2: The Thrashening

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Remember how disappointed you probably were by The Hunger Game:  Mockingjay Part One?  You know, how you sat there for the whole movie and, like, nothing really happened?  I mean, there was that scene where everybody sat in a bunker and Katniss did shoot down a jet, but then it landed on top of the hospital she was defending, so that wasn’t cool.  Say, did you know Jennifer Lawrence was wearing a wig for that movie since she did her hair a certain way for another movie?

Well, the action was (probably) all saved for the final movie that could have very easily been contained within the previous movie.  All your favorite Hunger Games characters are back.  And Peeta.  Probably still thrashing on that gurney…

Teaser trailer after the cut.

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