Here’s What Spidey Joining The Marvel Cinematic Universe Means

The official team picture from Marvel.
The official team picture from Marvel.

Sure, we explained what was happening over three weeks ago but now the news is official from Marvel.  Because Marvel doesn’t want you to sleep they just put out two very interesting press releases that has some huge implications for the MCU and geeks everywhere.

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Amy Pascal Ousted By Hackers, Will Have Revenge

"Don't worry, I'll still be able to mess things up."
“Don’t worry, I’ll still be able to mess things up.”

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal is out.  Maybe it’s because of how the studio did last year.  Maybe it’s because her password still hasn’t changed from 123456.  Or maybe it’s because she had emails leaked about certain moderately talented spoiled brats.  But don’t worry, she still has a job.  Even though she won’t be co-chair she’ll still produce the new Ghostbusters film and the next Amazing Spider-Man movies.  Seeing as how those are the movies the hackers were most likely to want to see–yeah, she has plans for them.

DC’s GotG….err….LSH to Get a Movie?

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I was stunned when the Legion of Superheroes was not part of the DCU slate. I actually thought it was more DC’s X-Men than their Guardians of the Galaxy, but with the MCU exploring space faring adventures, it is only time before DC copies Marvel blatantly gives the audiences what they love.  Is a LSH feature film on the horizon?

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Obscure (nay….Awesome) Geek of the Week: A League Who Stood For Justice

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Who is the greatest champion in the fight against terrorist threats in America?  Is it the FBI? No.  The CIA?  Pshah! They miss more than they hit.  The NSA?  They (This the NSA taking control of Watson’s laptop.  While we are effective, the correct response is not us…)  The greatest foe the communist aggressors have faced since Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and John Candy in Stripes is Austin’s own, Tim League!  While he isn’t obscure to the Gabbing Geek team, we’ll take any opportunity to talk about the coolest theater owner in the world.  Plus, he’s a fellow Rice alum!

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Ok. NOW I Will Watch the Interview!

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Unlike Ryan and Jenny, I sat out the Interview when it came out in December.  The cowardice of Sony and the big theater chains ticked me off and I’m really still annoyed.  Being out of town for the holidays, I also couldn’t make it Alamo Drafthouse (I would only give Sony my cash if Gabbing Geek Hero, Tim League and the Alamo Drafthouse benefited).  I don’t pirate stuff because that’s theft, so the only way for me to see it was to rent it on PPV.  No thanks, Sony!  That way the terrorists win!  But now, I can watch it Saturday to see what the fuss is all about.

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Xbox  Smells an Opportunity to Crush the Inferior PS4. 

With a smart $349 price, Xbox One became the best selling console of the holiday season. 

With the console wars not just about selling games, but acting as a conduit to the higher margin steaming services, Xbox is employing the old razor and blade tactic. 

Most importantly, this shows the dominance of the Xbox platform over the Garcia preferred Sony.

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Spidey Joining Avengers? This Will Give You Chills!

Do we dare to dream?
Do we dare to dream?

Latino Review is reporting that there is a deal in place (link has many spoilers) to have Spider-Man return to the Marvel fold for the Avengers Infinity War movies.  The article has a rumored spoiler ending for Captain America: Civil War that paves the way for Spider-Man to join the team in the first Infinity War film and…it’s pretty convincing.  Latino Review has missed some calls but they’ve also nailed some huge ones, like the direction of the DC cinematic universe long before anything was official.  So take it all with a grain of salt, but take your grain of salt with a grain of salt too. Continue reading Spidey Joining Avengers? This Will Give You Chills!

Every Movie Ryan Saw In 2014 Ranked

Because what’s the point of having a giant, geeky list of all 64 movies I saw in 2014 if I’m not going to share it with my fellow geeks?  I’ve already listed my ten favorite movies of the year.  And I got some great therapy by blasting what I considered the ten worst movies of the year.

Now here is the full list of all 64 movies I saw in 2014 ranked by awesomeness.  Plus you get to look at movie posters!  Full list after the break.

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Ten Movies to Watch in 2015

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2014 is behind us, so enough jabber about last year’s movies.  2015 is here.What are the 10 tentpoles movies that pique my curiosity in the New?  Let’s take a look.

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Sony’s The Interview Grosses $31M on VOD and iTunes Alone

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Quick Question: Is this the real Kim Jon Un or a screencap from The Interview? You have no idea, do you?  This is what happens when you use Facebook as your newspaper. I’ll bet you know what Frozen character you are, Mr. Buzz Feed!

As we have discussed here and on the Gabbing Geek podcast, there are fascinating strategic and financial implications of Sony releasing the Rogen/Franco comedy, The Interview “day and date.”

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