For a few hours on a Saturday night, I and many other geeks, nerds, and various weirdos (I say this with affection since I’m including myself among them, of course) got to experience a small taste of the old days when Nerdapalooza and Orlando Nerd Fest ruled the summers. Orlando Overdrive returned once again to the newly redesigned Geek Easy. This was my first one, and it really makes me wish I’d gone in the
Geek Music Episode 132: Aramis #2
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to Aramis. His latest release is Virtuoso. He’s also released a single, “Pride,” which you should check out. And there should be a new EP to keep an eye out for
Contest: Win Paddington 2 on Blu-ray and DVD!
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the
Character Spotlight: Jessica Jones
Strong female leads are my favorite to write about. I especially like leads who keep fighting no matter how hard things get. The character in today's article is about as imperfect as you can get. She fights, she drinks, and she seeks the truth. Jessica Jones, I admit, wasn't on my radar until the Netflix show. However, I fell in love with her. It's the spark inside Jessica that keeps her going throughout the dark
Contest: Win Deep Blue Sea 2 on Blu-ray and DVD!
In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). She believes the project, performed at a remote, sea-based facility, focuses on extracting shark antibodies to help work toward cures for human diseases. However, Dr. Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable bull sharks as its test subjects, and Durant has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be
Geek Music Episode 131: BType
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to B of BType (that’s now technically the band name, but it’s also still kinda his name so it gets a bit weird). Their latest release is the Grey EP. It’s quite a departure from their usual chip-hop music, but it’s another worthy entry to their
Contest: Win Claws: The Complete First Season on DVD!
Claws is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It's the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime
Contest: Win Knowing on 4K UltraHD and Blu-ray!
Nicolas Cage (National Treasure) stars in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller as John Koestler, a professor who deciphers a coded message with terrifyingly accurate predictions about every major world disaster. Looking to protect his family and prevent future calamities, he enlists the reluctant help of Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne), daughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies. His quest to understand the message and his own family's involvement in them becomes a heart-pounding race against time as he faces the ultimate
This week’s XBox Live Arcade release will be Sierra Online’s Assault Heroes 2, the sequel to the previous XBLA hit that recently got a price reduction. From the official press release: “Assault Heroes 2” reveals that the original enemy in “Assault Read More
In addition to the official trailer for the X-Files 2 movie, here are a couple of new viral videos that have made their way online. They are brief in-character interview clips with David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. Check em out: Read More
The debut official trailer for the new X-Files movie is now online and in HD! You can follow the link to watch it, but you might want to avoid it if you’d like to stay spoiler free for the film. Watch it here: Link Read More
The cast for the Battlestar Galactic prequel series continues to fill out as Eric Stoltz and Alessandra Torresani have been added to the ranks. Veteran actor Stoltz will play computer engineer Daniel Graystone, and Torresani (Arrested Development, Malcolm in the Middle, and Read More
The official Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer has been released, and it’s all over TV and the web now. StarWars.com has the trailer up for viewing on their main page right now, so go check it out. Watch it here: Link Read More
A savvy forum member named Basa has unearthed an interesting nugget on Rockstar Games’ Social Club website, the community site that allows GTA4 players to track stats about the game. On the website, there’s a section called The Story Gang that is accessible only to Read More
Harmonix announced today that the downloadable tracks for Rock Band next week will be: “Hanging on the Telephone” by Blondie “Train in Vain” by The Clash “Kool Thing” by Sonic Youth All three songs are master tracks by the original artists, and Read More
In what I believe to be the most awesome news of the day, Bruce Boxleitner will be joining the cast of Heroes for the third season. Early reports are that he will be playing some sort of political figure, which excited me even more, given his extreme kick-assery as Read More
After his appearance on The Tonight Show, Robert Downey, Jr, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of his appearing in the recently announced Avengers movie. It seems a no-brainer that Downey will reprise his role as Iron Man in the film, but he’s remaining Read More
It’s no surprise to anyone that Grand Theft Auto IV is a big hit, but it might come as an eye opener to learn that it now holds the all-time entertainment sales record, knocking the previous champion, Halo 3, down a notch. GTA4 moved 3.6 million copies in the first 24 hours Read More
Hasbro’s Marvel Super Hero Squad has been a hugely popular toy line for both young children and older collectors, and now it’s branching out into new media. Marvel Entertainment has announced that it is producing a brand new cartoon series based on the characters and Read More
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