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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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — The Spoiler-Free Movie Reviews

roguenationYour mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find out what all the Gabbing Geek crew thought of the latest Mission: Impossible movie.  We’ve gathered all the reviews into those one convenient location and this is not at all a trap to lure you into our secret plan.  Nope.  Not a trap at all.  Just some spoiler-free movies reviews.  Do you trust us?  Good.  Head after the break to find out what we thought!  (We’ll be updating throughout the day as more of the crew sees it so check back often!)

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Two More Geeks Weigh In: Ant-Man

Yea or nay?
Yea or nay?

By now, you may have seen how both Ryan and Watson weighed in on spoiler-free reviews for Ant-Man.  Well, they aren’t the only folks who work here, and they aren’t the only folks who have seen it.  Tom lives in another state.  Jenny wasn’t invited on their playdate to see the movie, possibly due to Ryan and Watson’s longstanding membership in the He-Man Woman Haterz Club.

However, this is Gabbing Geek, and not the All Ant-Man Report, so Tom and Jenny are sharing their thoughts on the movie in a single post.  See it behind the cut.  May be SPOILERS.  You’ve been warned.

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My Spoiler Free Ant-Man Review…Which Is Better Than Ryan’s Review

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Ant-Man, In case you were confused…

Ryan just gave his thoughts on Marvel’s latest entry.  Was he right?  Not really.  Ol’ Watson’ll give you the REAL scoop, as always.

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Ant-Man Spoiler-Free Review!

Did Ant-Man earn the elusive thumbs up from Ryan?
Did Ant-Man earn the elusive thumbs up from Ryan?

Ant-Man is out!  Do good things come in small packages or does this movie fail to live up to our large expectations?  Find out after the break in our spoiler-free review!

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Trainwreck: The Gabbing Geek Threeway (Spoiler-Free Review)

Totally the droids she was looking for.
Totally the droids she was looking for.

Trainwreck is now open in theaters and all three of your Gabbing Geek podcasters have seen the movie.  Want to find out what they thought in our totally spoiler free threeway review that we won’t feel awkward about tomorrow and just never, ever, ever talk about again?  Then jump over the break to find out what we thought.

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Review And Unboxing of Marvel Collector Corps June Mystery Box: Ant-Man

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If you’ve been around Gabbing Geek for a while, then you’d know that we get overly excited for geek mystery boxes. We have a few articles floating around that feature a comprehensive review of 22 different boxes: Mystery Geek Box Monthly Subscriptions: The Good, The Bad, and The Geeky; and more recently we unboxed Geek Fuel’s June 90’s Retro themed box: Gabbing Geek Mystery Box Review Geek Fuel. And now we get the privilege of unboxing Marvel’s Collector Corps June Mystery Box: Ant-Man! See full review after the break.

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San Andreas: The Uncanny Valley (Fault Line?) Of Disaster Movies

Not pictured: Channing Tatum
Not pictured: Channing Tatum

It may seem strange to compare a disaster movie to a theory on robotics but San Andreas is an earthquake movie starring The Rock so comparisons to strong creatures with limited, if any, emotional range are purely coincidental.  The Uncanny Valley is a theory, pictured above to the extent any theory can be, that says as robots become more and more human-like there is a moment where our emotional reaction to them dips before coming back up.  To the left of the valley the robots are so unlike humans that we perceive them as curiosities.  To the right of the valley the robots are close enough to humans that we can have positive emotional responses to them.  But that moment when the robot is close to being a human without getting it right and instead it is just…creepy–that is the Uncanny Valley.  And San Andreas is the Uncanny Valley of disaster movies.  There’s a lot to discuss here and some of it involves spoilers, so you can read more after the break.

WARNING: THE REST OF THE POST CONTAINS SAN ANDREAS SPOILERS, TO THE EXTENT THAT A DISASTER MOVIE REVIEW CAN ACTUALLY CONTAIN SPOILERS.

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Double Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Holy awesome Colin Firth. Just look at that photo. That alone should intrigue you to see Kingsman: The Secret Service. And if you haven’t quite finished your afternoon tea and made it out to the movies, then this review by Jenny & Ryan will satiate your palate until the next time you get a hankering for a little shower of bullets with your umbrella. Spoilers ahead, so watch your step.

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