Posts tagged "movies"

The Dam Keeper, bullying, and the Oscar for Best Animated Short

(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details about the ending of The Dam Keeper. If you haven’t seen this animated short yet, please go watch, then come back!) A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling particularly stir crazy at home. A friend got me out of the house. We went to see all of the... Read more »

This GEEKend: Improvised X-Files, Bat-Hamlet, Chi-Fi, and Press Start to Drink

You can tell Spring is here.  Birds are chirping, Chicago cyclists are out on their bikes, and the amount of scheduled geeky events has EXPLODED.  *happy sigh* This list of highlights isn’t even comprehensive.  I’m skipping The Bad Wolf Scavenger Hunt, for example.  …I KNOW, skipping something called “Bad Wolf?” What has come over me??... Read more »

5 Reasons Why Mulan 2 is the Worst Thing on Netflix

Last Christmas, my Geek Guy bought a Netflix subscription for my parents.  We LOVE Netflix.  From Louie to The X-Files, we’re always watching something.  Unfortunately, I have discovered a dark side to the service- Disney sequels.  There’s a sizable batch of ’em to choose from, but one rises above the others in its badness. I’m here to... Read more »
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Star Trek: TNG on the Big Screen - FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

Everything’s coming up Star Trek!  I just did a fun appearance with Improvised Star Trek– they were a riot.  Into Darkness comes out in a little over a month.  Most importantly to this blog, the next Fathom Events TNG screening is on April 25th.  This time, The Best of Both Worlds will hit movie theaters.... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day GEEKend: They Might Be Giants, Fanfiction Live, and More

St. Patrick’s Day is huge in Chicago thanks to beer, parades, and the famous green dye in the Chicago River.  Did you know that the dye is still a “secret formula?”   SOMEONE has to know what’s in there- I can’t believe they’d let that much gunk get dumped, otherwise!   I’ll be marching for... Read more »

This GEEKend: Zombies, Werewolves, and a Sci-Fi Spectacular

This article is being published much later than I’d like.  Long story short, I took an accidental nap that was… very long.  Now, it’s midnight, and I’m going to encourage you to check out some events that are happening tomorrow.  Er, today.  Better late than never!   TODAY, Saturday, March 9th: Sci-Fi Spectacular – The Portage... Read more »
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5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »

This GEEKend: Can't Stop the Serenity

Are you a fan of any of the following:  Firefly, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, the recent Avengers movie, Toy Story, episode one of Written by a Kid…?  If you see the pattern, you’re a Joss Whedon fan… and you officially have plans for Saturday.  It’s Can’t Stop the Serenity 7, presented... Read more »

This GEEKend: SoyCon, Steampunk at Bristol, and Star Trek on the Big Screen

Yaaaaawn!  You know adulthood rocks when you’ve sleep until 1:30 PM after the Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere. The movie was a tense 3 hours.  I loved it all, minus a few cheesy one-liners.  I’ve never seen an action sequence quite like the opener.  Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman was surprisingly sultry.  I’m going to marry Jonathan Crane.... Read more »
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This GEEKend: Avengers, Star Trek Improv, DeLorean Motors, and ROBOTS

Avengers, assemble!  This year’s most-anticipated movie is about to touch down.  Critics already love The Avengers, which means 2 consecutive hits for Joss Whedon.*  I’ll be seeing it at midnight.  How about you? If The Avengers aren’t your speed, here are more geek-friendly events in town this weekend: 1.  Improvised Star Trek – Back in 2009,... Read more »