Category Archive: Geek Rant

Why Movie Fans Need to Stop Paying Attention to Rotten Tomatoes Scores

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  Picture this: It’s June 1989.  A young Darth Gandalf, age 10, gleefully walks into the multiplex with his father, mother, and kid sister in tow.  Their destination: the movie theater.  Their mission:  bask… Continue reading

WTF Hollywood!!!??? Get Lex Luthor Right Already!

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Critics and fanboys had plenty (mostly negative) things to say about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice when it hit the multiplexes back in March.  A large portion of that ire was directed… Continue reading

What the Marketing for ‘Suicide Squad’ and DC Movies Are Doing Wrong

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Today sees the debut of DC’s latest entry in the Superhero Movie War, Suicide Squad, which promises to be a madcap, action-packed romp filled with demented and colourful characters. At least, it was promising… Continue reading

Why We Need a Female Ghostbusters

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or The Issue of Female Representation in Film I recently saw the new Ghostbusters (2016) film and I loved it. I loved seeing four different women working together for the same cause. I… Continue reading

OH MY! The Decision to Make Sulu Gay

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  Star Trek has always been a universe of inclusion. The television show originated in an era that included the assassination of a President, the escalation of the USA’s involvement in the Vietnam… Continue reading

Watching the Franchises I Hate: ‘Transformers’

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The current Hollywood system orbits around one goal: finding the next hit franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the ‘Bond’ series, the ‘Harry Potter’ series…every studio is looking to launch the next big franchise… Continue reading

‘Justice League’ Press Invite: A True Course Correction or Desperate PR Move?

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It’s no secret that the majority of critics and audiences disliked Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. While I didn’t hate the film, I was definitely lukewarm when it came to Supes and Bats.… Continue reading

6 Geektastic Prequels That You Need To See

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  Prequels get a bad rap. Obviously, George Lucas didn’t help much with the abysmal dreck that was The Phantom Menace and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, while entertaining, was often ponderous. Throw in turd burgers… Continue reading

Let’s Discuss the Supanova LGBTIQ+ Controversy

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Any geek who has been online during this past weekend would have seen some heated discussions going on regarding Australian pop-culture expo Supanova, including articles in both the niche and mainstream media. We… Continue reading

Remember, Remember ‘V for Vendetta…’

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And please note for the purposes of this article I will be discussing the film only.  I”m well aware that Alan Moore’s graphic novel from the 1980s differs in many ways from the… Continue reading