Jar Jar Speaks!

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Who’s the character Star Wars fans hate the most?  Bing Bon…Jar Jar Binks!

You know, there is a guy behind the character.  Ever wonder what he thinks of all that?  He…actually seems to have taken the whole experience in stride.  In an Skype interview with Star Wars superfan Jaime Stangroom, actor Ahmed Best comes across pretty well. Yeah, you may still not like the character, but you can at least find something decent to say about Best, who seems fully aware why Jar Jar is so despised.  Plus, he says he has no interest in going back to Star Wars.

See the interview after the cut, which ends with Best doing the Jar Jar voice to do Liam Neeson’s famous monologue from Taken.

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Geek Lit: Taken (Alex Verus Book 3)

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Benedict Jacka’s Alex Verus often refers to himself as a not particularly powerful mage in a world where many mages, particularly battlemages, could easily clean his clock in a lethal manner.  Why then is he still alive?

Because his magic gift is seeing potential futures.  Review and some SPOILERS after the cut.

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The Candy Crush Movie

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Lots of people play Candy Crush.  Why?  I dunno.  I mean, I play, but I couldn’t tell you why.  Compelling storyline?  Nope.  Interesting characters?  Nope.  People like spending a ton of money on a glorified version of Bejeweled?  Apparently.

But say, the company that makes the game was recently acquired by Activision, which is trying to make movies off their products.  Someone after the cut speculated what a Candy Crush movie would look like.

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“Maze Runner” Director Moving On To Jotunheim

Not a scene from the source material, which is too bad.
Not a scene from the source material, which is too bad.

So, YA movies are the big thing, and when they do well enough to earn a sequel, or at least the contract that got signed more or less suggests the studio is going to do a sequel anyway, but most likely the former, then sometimes the director will be in demand for other things.

That’s what happened for Maze Runner director Wes Ball, whose been tapped to direct something about the Norse gods.

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ICYMI-Taken 3: The Worst Film of 2015

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Taken 3 isn’t just the worst film because not many movies are out this year.  It’s the worst because it is THE WORST.  But first, because it must be done, to the entire production crew of Taken 3:

I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know how you think.  If you are looking for my money, I can tell you that you already have it.  But what I do have are a very particular set of writing skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career.  Skills that make me review crap made by people like you.  If you stop no, this will be the end of it.  I will not review you again, I will not pursue you.  But if you make Taken 4, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will review the s&*t out of you.

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Podcast Reaction: My God, Krull Edition

I haven't actually seen this movie, but its already ahead of "Krull" in my mind.
I haven’t actually seen this movie, but its already ahead of “Krull” in my mind.

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed some blind spots and James Cameron movies, one of which was a blind spot for Jenny.

I don’t want to discuss that.

I want to discuss Krull.

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BREAKING NEWS: Liam Neeson Cast As Spider-Man

liamGabbing Geek sources have just confirmed that Liam Neeson will be cast as Spider-Man in both the future Sony standalone pictures as well as upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe cross-overs.

“For too long, Spider-Man has been a short guy without too much experience,” president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced in a press release.  “Liam brings a certain set of skills and a good deal of height that our favorite wall-crawler surely needs as he continues to fight the forces of evil without a stepladder.”

Stay tuned to GabbingGeek.com as additional details are revealed.

Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Home Is Where The Cash Is!

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We’re getting closer to big movie season and after a slow February, March is starting shake off the frost and produce some nice hits.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Shaylene’s Movie Makes Way More Than Easy A!

Definitely a SUPPORTING actress.
Definitely a SUPPORTING actress…

It may not have built on the first installment, but the Shaylene Woodley entry still exceeds anything Emma Stone could do by herself!
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Best Superhero Movies That Are NOT DC/Marvel Universe

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If Sony get REALLY desperate…

 

For years, Marvel couldn’t get a movie off the ground and DC owned the big screen with Superman and Batman. Eventually, Marvel caught and passed DC; which will try to return to the pinnacle with Batsoup. Today we take a look at the superhero films that excelled despite not having the built in advantage of the DC/Marvel banner. And as a Gabbing Geek bonus, we’ll also tell you where the film’s characters would best fit if you shoehorned it into the DC or Marvel comicverse.  Cuz we’re awesome like that.
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