The Grown-Up Geek

October 5th, 2015
Movies & TV

Do Ridley Scott and Matt Damon do justice to the enthralling page-turner that was Andy Weir's The Martian? Have you read the book and are on the fence, or never heard of it and just want to check out an action blockbuster space movie? This marks not...
October 3rd, 2015
Movies & TV

It's one of history's greatest rivalries. Just like Edison vs. Tesla, Coke vs. Pepsi, and McDonald's vs. Burger King, the super hero universes created by Marvel and DC have been battling for geek marketshare for decades. However, while the...
October 2nd, 2015
Movies & TV

I came across Black Mirror right after io9 announced that the show's producer, Charlie Brooker, would be creating, “multiple new episodes" of the show for Netflix. I had never heard of Black Mirror before, and the description was enticing:...
July 30th, 2015
Movies & TV

Of all my favorite memories of growing-up, nothing beats a Saturday morning complete with a bowl of cereal and great cartoons. There were tons of shows that my sisters and I would watch while huddled around our TV, but one that really stands out...
July 26th, 2015
Movies & TV

Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved movies, especially sci-fi. It always fascinated me how people imagined the future would turn out. Looking back on it, though, most of the time the future was always full of nonstop conflict, an unending...
July 25th, 2015
Movies & TV

Adam Sandler movies are a tough sell, in general. Sometimes he manages to find a sweet spot with the audience's sense of humor in movies like Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison--the two films that combined to create the name of his film studio, Happy...
July 21st, 2015
Movies & TV

Last weekend, I saw Amy Schumer's Trainwreck on opening day. Yes, Judd Apatow directed it, but Amy wrote, starred, and basically told her lifestory in the movie so it’s her movie in my opinion. I rarely ever see a movie on its opening weekend...
July 19th, 2015
Movies & TV

Ever since the Sci-Fi Channel up and switched their name to SyFy--perhaps to signal a complete abandonment of the basic tenets of the genre--there hasn't been a whole lot of new content worth checking out. However, before that change there was one...
July 11th, 2015
Movies & TV

So, LOST. The show that spawned a million theories, and even more questions. As a self-proclaimed “LOSTaholic," I could talk about LOST until the end of time. But I also realize a lot of people out there have, amazingly, never seen the...
July 4th, 2015
Movies & TV

I genuinely wonder if there’s anyone who still takes the Terminator series seriously. Like Jurassic Park, it’s a franchise that hasn’t been especially great, or even relevant, in over a decade. There’s a good chance most younger people...
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