Do Westerns count as Geek Entertainment? Well, when they’re written and directed by Quentin Tarantino they do. Tarantino has a gift for swiping the different grind house style movies he loves and combining them into high energy, intense motion pictures.
His latest, The Hateful Eight, is being reviewed with NO SPOILERS after the cut.
The entire geek portion of the Internet was united recently by the death of Leonard Nimoy. It was enough to get a lot of stupid talk about a dress off my Facebook feed, so even if it wasn’t enough Nimoy was one of the people who led me to science fiction, he has my gratitude for that one final favor.
And while I am a little saddened by the death of a man who I honestly never met, I am also not as shocked as I was by some past deaths. Nimoy’s health has been rather bad for a while now. There’s a reason even when he did some acting work, that it was done to keep his actual appearance to a bare minimum. But there’s something else to consider: Nimoy was 83 years old. As timeless as performances captured on camera can be, Spock got old, and he died. He wasn’t the first, he won’t be the last, and its something we will all do ourselves. What do we do when people we have never met, but have touched us in some way as we became the adults we are, die?
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.
I’ll admit, Shaft has been a guilty pleasure of mine and my friends for a long time. (Shut up Watson!) But only the original film. The two sequels, Shaft’s Big Score and Shaft In Africa are horrid. The Sam Jackson reboot was ok (do you remember Christian Bale was in that movie??) but only made around 100 million in 2000. But I am shocked that there are plans for a fifth Shaft feature film.
Marvel Films recently cut a deal with Sony to get some of the rights back for their flagship character and allow Spider-Man to appear in their movies alongside the Avengers. There’s been plenty of speculation all over the dang place as to what this means aside from the idea that the most obvious place to insert Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Now, Ryan has added his own speculation on what this means going forward for the MCU. I don’t follow a lot of spoiler stuff online outside of Gabbing Geek, but I have some thoughts of my own.
Quick quiz, geeks! Who is the all-time box office champ when adding up the total grosses from all of his or her films? Harrison Ford? Tom Hanks? Morgan Freeman? Surely it’s Samuel L Jackson? He’s in every movie made!