Going Through The DCAU Part Fifteen

Remember when this came out once a week or so?

Yup, time for more cartoon talk with Jimmy and Tom.

This time, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “What Is Reality?” “I Am The Night,” and “Off Balance”.

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2016 Oscars: Tom’s Best Picture Round-Up

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By and large, I don’t put much personal stock in the Academy Awards.  They strike me as an excuse for Hollywood to pat itself on the back for all the good work it says it does.  If I watch the show at all, it’ll be the last few minutes to find out who won Best Picture, and that’ll be it.  The humor is rather lame, the musical numbers dull, and the low-burning outrage over what did and didn’t win can linger for decades.

Case in point:  Forrest Gump beat out both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture.  I don’t care how much you like Gump, there’s no way anyone can justify it is a better movie than both of those other two.

But then this year, I actually saw most of the Best Picture nominees.  Thoughts after the cut.  No predictions, though.  If you want predictions, try Watson’s article.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office: Truly Outrageous Witches

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Some stinkers tried to slip into the top spot and were fended off by the mainstays.  Who won the week?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office My Bumps Are All Goosie!

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A lonely Martian entered the cinaplexes to do battle with vampire Sandler.  Who won the week?
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A Clean Article Where A Boy Gets In A Circle

circleThe Circle is shaping up to be one of the big hits of 2016.  The movie, based on the social media/technology book by Dave Eggers (founder of internet humor site McSweeney’s) already stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, and Bill Paxton.  And they just added Ellar Coltrane, the boy from Boyhood.  Keep your eyes on this movie, and I’m guessing we’ll be doing a geek book club on this novel in the near future.

The Voices Behind the Characters!

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What if the Disney characters looked like the actors who voiced them?  Some actually look alright…

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Podcast Reaction: The Forrest Gump Edition

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This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny covered the 90s.  I’m actually less inclined to hate on the 90s than I am on the 80s, but not because I think the 90s were better.  Part of it is I came to adulthood in that decade.  The other part is, when you get right down to it, modern geek culture, an important part of this site’s purpose (you know, the thing this website is completely dedicated to), started then.  The 90s gave us the first serialized television, TV animation took a big step away from half-assed shows based on action figure lines, there was the rise of HBO original programming, and depending on when you start and stop the era, the X-Men hit the big screen in 2000.  The Cold War was over and the War on Terror hadn’t started yet.  It was a good time.

I still would not go back to it, because I still believe in living in the now.

Speaking of living in the now, let’s talk about how overrated Forrest Gump is.

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Original Geek Art: Minimalist Geek Movie Posters

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David Peacock of Minimal Movie Prints has a keen eye for the geek. Not only does he love geek movies (as well as a bunch of other awesome flicks) but he is an amazing artist to boot! Check out his awesome minimalist poster designs, geeky and non-geeky alike. At only $15.70 a piece, you can fill a whole room with awesomeness without breaking your budget. See more movie posters after the break :).

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ICYMI: Tom Hanks Recreates His Filmography In Mere Minutes

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This man is a global treasure. I love Tom Hanks.

5 Films Chris Pratt Shouldn’t Remake

Watercooler ChatGeeks around the world love Chris Pratt.  Because Chris Pratt.  After rallying a little-known-Marvel-property into one of the top grossers of 2014, Pratt seems destined to have another high-attention movie (notice I did not say top grossing – Ryan) with Jurassic World and he’s rumored to be the next Indiana Jones or in another Ghostbusters movie.  In fact, Chris Pratt is rumored to be attached to just about any movie with a male lead.  Which is just about every movie that doesn’t involve an all-female Ghostbusters film.  So we thought it’d be fun to brainstorm movies that shouldn’t be remade starring Chris Pratt.  It’s harder than you think.  Find out what the Gabbing Geek editorial crew came up with after the break.

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