GEEK OUT! WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING

Synopsis Based on the Warcraft video game series and novels set in the world of Azeroth, The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video game series. The film is co-written and directed by Duncan Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! FILM REVIEW – THE LOBSTER

More avant-garde/speculative fiction/fantasy than outright scifi, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster is a triumph of imaginative allegory. There is a strong message running through the narrative that somewhat loses steam in the third act. The set-up though is well conceptualised.

GEEK OUT! ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

The new TV season is upon us geeks – even as Fear The Walking Dead and The Strain end their respective storylines for the time being (both will definitely be back), The Leftovers returns. Considering how popular The Walking Dead is, it’s no surprise that this spin-off did well in Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES SEASON FIVE DIGS A DEEPER HOLE FOR THE STORY TO GET LOST IN

By now, it becomes abundantly clear that George RR Martin and the writers of Game of Thrones have no clue what to do. Instead of intriguing plot lines and character development, the TV series is a sequence of scenes with maximum shock value to incite internet buzz and cultivate some kind Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES FAN THEORIES AND PREDICTIONS

With Game of Thrones well into its fifth season, the popular HBO television show is going strong and holding its audience captive every week with its unpredictable story and multi-layered characters. Considering the intricate twists and turns it takes, it is no surprise that fans have formed various theories about Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! JUPITER ASCENDING IS A PIECE OF CRAP THAT EVEN MICHAEL BAY WOULD BE ASHAMED OF

Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowskis. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean & Eddie Redmayne. Where do I begin? The fact that Jupiter Ascending had two previous release dates in 2014 before settling on February 2015 was already cause of concern. Add to that the dodgy trailer Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! ELRIC FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Written by Julien Blondel.  Art & Colors by Didier Poli, Robin Recht & Jean Bastide. “… the story you begin reading here is the saga of the Albino I would have written myself if I had thought of it first.” In his introduction to this latest graphic novel adaptation of the Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! SEVENTH SON: WHAT’S THE POINT OF AN ADAPTATION IF YOU CHANGE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT MADE THE SOURCE MATERIAL UNIQUE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Directed by Sergei Bodrov Starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore.  Generally speaking, fantasy movie adaptations do not perform well at the box office, the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit and Harry Potter films, notwithstanding. Ironically, the very elements that made the original books popular are usually the first things to be Continue Reading

GEEK OUT: THE HOBBIT – THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES IS A VICTORY OF FORM OVER SUBSTANCE

Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace and Luke Evans. How did we get here? How did the director responsible for the Best Picture of 2004 (a decade ago) morph into Michael Bay? Was it greed on the part of the studios Continue Reading