In 1993, a breakthrough new technology gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing. In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. Intelligence Community designated genetic editing a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Dwayne Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created super creatures tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his
Geek Music Episode 144: Insane Ian #4
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to Insane Ian. This is a banked episode, appropriately recorded on April Fool’s Day 2018 (which was also Easter), so we talk about non-timely stuff. I included a couple of tracks from his most recent release, Yet Another B-Side Collection, which was actually released the day we recorded! Also, his Reviewsicals album is currently available for
Geek Music Episode 143: dot.darkness
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to the members of dot.darkness. Their latest release is Polymorph, an eclectic mix of electronic music that started out as dumb ideas (their words, not mine!) and ended up as some really great
Contest: Win Chappaquiddick on Blu-ray and DVD!
The tragic and haunting events that defined the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy unfold in the riveting thriller, Chappaquiddick. The film premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to immense critical praise. The film’s all-star cast includes Jason Clarke (Winchester, Zero Dark Thirty, Everest), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, 127 Hours), Ed Helms (TV’s The Office, The Hangover), and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Best Actor, Nebraska,
Geek Music Episode 142: Grace Kendall
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Grace Kendall. Their latest release is three “verifiably favorable discs” about A Series of Unfortunate Events (one for each book, plus a bonus track about Beatrice). They’ve also written many Harry Potter-based (wrock) tunes which you should check out as
Contest: Win Krystal on DVD!
William H. Macy directs an all-star cast in this comedic drama about Taylor (Nick Robinson), a young, sheltered man with a strange heart condition. When Taylor meets his dream woman, Krystal (Rosario Dawson) — a beguiling ex-addict with a sixteen-year-old son — Taylor pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. Past transgressions collide with young love, causing complications for Taylor, his family, and Krystal, as Taylor learns what it means to live without fear and finally become a
Contest: Win Lean on Pete on Blu-ray and Digital!
Fifteen-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi), and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), help Charley fill the void of his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him, as Charley and Pete embark on an unforgettable odyssey to find a place they can call
Geek Music Episode 141: Shubzilla and Bill Beats (Explicit)
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Shubzilla and Bill Beats. Their latest release is Boomers V.2, their follow up to 2015’s Boomers. And listen for some details about upcoming releases as
Today sees the release of the aforementioned Classic Rock pack on Rock Band, which includes “Call Me” by Blondie, “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “Message in a Bottle” by the Police. Sneaking in almost under the radar is what may be an even Read More
The first poster from the new Incredible Hulk movie is out there, and IGN has an exclusive look at it. Iron Man has been getting all the buzz and attention lately, but I’m looking forward to the Hulk’s second try at a big screen franchise just as much as I’m Read More
Major Nelson announced today that this week’s downloadable games on the XBox Live Arcade will be Rocky & Bullwinkle and Battlezone. Rocky & Bullwinkle is a fast-action collection of over 100 micro games. I haven’t seen it in action, but that description makes Read More
The newest (and longest) Speed Racer trailer is now online at the official website. I’ve never been a Speed Racer fan myself, and I haven’t been really looking forward to the movie, but this newest trailer looks pretty nifty indeed. ( Speed Racer Official Site ) Read More
As if Ron Moore and Michael Taylor didn’t have enough on their plates with the final season of Battlestar Galactica revving up, they’ve signed on with Fox to produce Virtuality, a 2 hour TV movie that could act as a back door pilot to a new series. According to Read More
There’s a new Star Wars movie coming to theaters, but it’s not quite what you might expect. Lucasfilm is developing an all-digital animated film called The Clone Wars to kick off their new ongoing animated TV series. Set in the era between Episodes 2 and 3 (like the Read More
This week sees the release of not only a couple of new Pokemon titles for the DS but also a new Sims 2 expansion for the PC for all those die hard Simmers out there. Most notably, though, the much anticipated Gran Turismo 5 Prologue ships for the Playstation 3 this week, as does Read More
This week sees Alien Vs Predator Requiem showing up on DVD and Blu-Ray in a number of different configurations. We’re also getting the Academy Award nominated Juno, as well as In the Name of the King, a fantasy video game adaptation from Uwe Boll, arguably the worst director of Read More
E’s Kristin Dos Santos reports that the Lost season finale this year has been extended to a three hour mega-episode. The first hour will air May 15 at 10pm, with the final two hours airing May 29 starting at 9pm. Kristin has all the details about the addition of a Read More
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