The Grown-Up Geek

October 5th, 2015
Movies

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

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...
July 26th, 2015
Movies

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

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

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 4th, 2015
Movies

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...
June 23rd, 2015
Movies

When I think of Pixar, what impresses me most is not just the quality of their films, but of the unparalleled consistency of said quality. For two whole decades they’ve managed to crank out hit after hit, with even their “bad” movies having...
June 14th, 2015
Movies

It’s 1993, I’m 13 years old, and I’m the perfect age to experience Jurassic Park for the first time. I was still reading young adult books at the time so I hadn’t yet read the Michael Crichton novel that inspired the film, but I didn’t...
May 27th, 2015
Movies

It was with great excitement, that sitting in that rumbling, shaking d-box seat was me, experiencing a cacophony of barren wasteland vehicular mayhem. It actually reminded me a bit of Waterworld, except much better. What follows is basically a two...