Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

San Diego Comic Con just concluded and we have so much to talk about that we’ve split our coverage into two episodes! On this first episode, we’re breaking down all of the movie…

Best Movie Posters of 2014 Part One

Best Movie Posters of 2014 Part One

Movie poster artists are without a doubt some of the most vital yet overlooked contributors to cinematic history. Long before the invention of the television and the internet, filmmakers relied on movie posters…

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is solid entertainment, despite some wonky action and character work

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is solid entertainment, despite some wonky action and character work

For every good sequence, there’s one that’s muddled with bad camerawork and editing. Like a lot of blockbuster action, it’s barely legible; you have to work to keep up with it, and that…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ offers a tight, tense horror experience

Fantasia 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ offers a tight, tense horror experience

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

'Irish horror movie' isn't a phrase that comes up a lot, unless someone brings up Grabbers, and why on Earth would anyone do that. And yet, Fantasia 2014 has seen the unveiling of…


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is solid entertainment, despite some wonky action and character work

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is solid entertainment, despite some wonky action and character work

For every good sequence, there’s one that’s muddled with bad camerawork and editing. Like a lot of blockbuster action, it’s barely legible; you have to work to keep up with it, and that…

New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

Gloriously composed — visually and aurally — The Young Girls of Rochefort is a lyrically light holiday to this provincial town, with its assortment of pleasant people having their fair share of romantic…

‘Code Black’ humanizes the political

‘Code Black’ humanizes the political

Sometimes lost in the ideological weeds of health care reform are the unintended emotional consequences on the caregivers themselves. The documentary, Code Black, goes inside Los Angeles County Hospital’s emergency room to…

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your…


The Bridge Ep. 2.04 “The Acorn” is a solid table-setting episode, with some underlying issues

The Bridge Ep. 2.04 “The Acorn” is a solid table-setting episode, with some underlying issues

After spreading things out for three hours, "The Acorn" is the first episode of The Bridge's season that begins to condense its story, connecting dots between Galvan, Eleanor, Marco, and everyone in between.…

In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof’s latest TV effort, The Leftovers on HBO (co-created by and adapted from the novel by Tom Perrotta)  just hit the halfway mark through its first season on Sunday, and it’s easily the…

‘The Leftovers’, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

‘The Leftovers’, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 5, “Gladys” Written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrota Directed by Mimi Leder Airs Sundays at 10pm EST on HBO Gladys, Gladys, you were so classless, intimidating the…

‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.03, “Gone Smooth” shakily gets things moving

‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.03, “Gone Smooth” shakily gets things moving

There's a lot of talk this week about being good, as in a decent person, and what that means. The writers lay it on thick with the scene between Jim and his wife,…


Fantasia 2014: ‘Puzzle’ is a morbidly humurous film to wrap one’s head around

Fantasia 2014: ‘Puzzle’ is a morbidly humurous film to wrap one’s head around

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Naito packages this descent into hell with black humour and disgusting, unnerving visuals that clearly denote the lengths to which Shigeo is willing to go in order to have his way with people.…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Pouvoir intime (Blind Trust)’ is a Quebec genre gem worth rediscovery

Fantasia 2014: ‘Pouvoir intime (Blind Trust)’ is a Quebec genre gem worth rediscovery

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Pouvoir intime, or Blind Trust if you're of the Anglo persuasion, is a film that has more or less fallen through the cracks of time. It was issued on home video once upon…

Fantasia 2014 Interview: James Rolfe on ‘Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie’

Fantasia 2014 Interview: James Rolfe on ‘Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie’

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

James Rolfe created the Angry Video Game Nerd character and webseries after putting together a few short videos complaining about old Nintendo games, such as LJN releases. Soon, as popularity grew, Angry Nintendo…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ offers a tight, tense horror experience

Fantasia 2014: ‘Let Us Prey’ offers a tight, tense horror experience

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

'Irish horror movie' isn't a phrase that comes up a lot, unless someone brings up Grabbers, and why on Earth would anyone do that. And yet, Fantasia 2014 has seen the unveiling of…


Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

San Diego Comic Con just concluded and we have so much to talk about that we’ve split our coverage into two episodes! On this first episode, we’re breaking down all of the movie…

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality…

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Zero to hero! No, not that “Hercules.” This is the Brett Ratner “Hercules” starirng The Rock, based on the comic series “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” And Ryan traveled all the way to Boston…

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality…


‘Low’ #1 – A High Concept Built on Strong Characters

‘Low’ #1 – A High Concept Built on Strong Characters

Low, the new high concept series from Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini (who previously worked together on Marvel's Uncanny X-Force), creates a world in which the sun, in the throes of going nova,…

‘Black Science’ #7- Back in Business

‘Black Science’ #7- Back in Business

Ah, this is the comic book I’ve been waiting months for. Black Science has finally ended its hiatus, and it starts off with a bang and never lets up the pressure.…

‘C.O.W.L.’ #3-The Series is Becoming a Hit

‘C.O.W.L.’ #3-The Series is Becoming a Hit

C.O.W.L .is really shaping up into a great comic book. This issue gives us some context on another powered member of C.O.W.L., Kathryn Mitchell/Radia, and the distinctly unpleasant experience of being a…

‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

George Romero decided to make his latest zombie masterpiece a comic book with a planned 15 issues split into three acts,rather than a movie. Act 1 was recently released as a trade paperback.…


Video Games to the Rescue!

Video Games to the Rescue!

One only has to cast a glance over the mainstream media to find articles proclaiming video games to be the work of the devil, to have incited violence in young children or to…

‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King’ brings the pain

‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King’ brings the pain

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King From Software Namco-Bandai PS3, Xbox 360, PC From the very first trepidatious steps of the new Dark Souls II DLC, the notoriously tough series once again…

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Join the Open Source crew as we show Valve how it’s done with Episode Three. From old-school shooters to new-age VR tech, Microsoft’s continuing woes and the ongoing DLC debate, keep up to…

Remasters of the Universe

Remasters of the Universe

It made a certain kind of sense last generation. With the jump to HD leaving many gamers clawing their own eyes out after they’d hooked their PS2’s scart lead up to their swanky…


Support Rob Zombie’s New Crowdfunded Horror Film ’31′

Support Rob Zombie’s New Crowdfunded Horror Film ’31′

Heavy metal artist turned filmmaker Rob Zombie, director of horror classics House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween and more is back with his new film 31, and this time he’s crowd sourcing on…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #17

Archetypal characters, an easy to follow story, emotions that are worn on the film’s sleeve, and a soundtrack with easy listening pop rock are all featured prominently in Siti Kamaluddin’s Yasmine. Most have…

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Gun Woman’ takes the concept of concealing weapons to strange new heights

Fantasia 2014: ‘Gun Woman’ takes the concept of concealing weapons to strange new heights

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #16

Is Gun Woman stupid? Yes, it is very stupid. Is it revolting? Yes, in some scenes it is quite revolting. Just as shocking as some of the plot developments themselves, Mitsutake’s film ends…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ **Spoilers**

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' **Spoilers**

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #81: ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

Sordid Cinema #81: 'Snowpiercer' and 'All Cheerleaders Die'

This week on the demented stepchild to our flagship podcast, we finally sit down to discuss one of our most…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 29: San Diego Comic Con Part 1 – The Movies

San Diego Comic Con just concluded and we have so much to talk about that we’ve split our coverage into…

Televerse

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First…

Open Source

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Join the Open Source crew as we show Valve how it’s done with Episode Three. From old-school shooters to new-age…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Sketchy Episode 129 - 'Hercules'

Zero to hero! No, not that “Hercules.” This is the Brett Ratner “Hercules” starirng The Rock, based on the comic…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

For the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4, the survivors have been following the train tracks and on…

Shot by Both Sides

Two Different Views of Casino Life Through the Movies

Two Different Views of Casino Life Through the Movies

Casinos are often used as backdrops for feature scenes in movies, but there are a fair few movies where the…