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Deadpool Snubbed at the Oscars

It’s that special time of year for cinephiles around the world. The 89th Academy Award nominees have been formally announced. As Trevor Dueck notes, the nominees and favorites are largely who you’d expect. Think La La Land. 
 
I’m not here to argue that Ryan Gosling and company aren’t deserving of their record-tying 14 noms. But there was one massive snub in the nominations that I cannot abide. 
 
Some are yelling in protest across the sea that Pixar’s Finding Dory didn’t get any aquatic love. Others are upset that Amy Adams’ nomination for Best Actress never “arrived.” For me, there’s another snub that hits hard and deep. Not one single Oscar nomination for Deadpool! 
 
If all the Best Picture nominees were on par with La La Land, I might not be complaining, at least not so vigorously. And I have no quarrel with Arrival, Moonlight, Hell or High Water or Lion. But for the love of everything holy, please tell me how Mel Gibson’s violent church film Hacksaw Ridge is better than The Merc with the Mouth?
 
I think I get what the Academy is saying. Deadpool is not “artistic” enough for its overly pretentious award show. But that sells the film well short. It might be a sardonic super-hero movie, but it’s also an inspirational love story about a man dealing with the ill effects of cancer and learning to give back to his community. Sniff, sniff … excuse me.
 
It might not have singing and dancing to the same jazz song played ad nauseam, but what it lacks on that front it more than makes up for with smug, fourth-wall busting humor.
 
Some might complain about Deadpool’s gratuitous violence. But that can’t be the source of its snub. Hacksaw Ridge has just as much, and past Oscar nominees have as well. Think Pulp Fiction.
 
But fine, Academy. Keep your precious Best Picture category for more artsy (read: less funny) films. Couldn’t you at least recognize Deadpool in your more obscure categories like Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Ryan Reynolds had gorgeous hair! And what about T.J. Miller’s coif? No, instead you only nominated three films in this category, and one of them had to be freakin’ Suicide Squad. 
 
How hard was it to put eyeliner on Jared Leto? He was probably already wearing it when he showed up!
 
So I am protesting these awards with the hashtag #OscarsSoDead…Pool? Okay, the hashtag is a work in progress, but I will continue to voice my displeasure until the Academy starts recognizing a more diverse range of genres. 
 
Do you want to know who I blame for this?
 
Mel Gibson.
 
#OscarsSoMel?

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Now Geek This on The Fantastic Four movie.

nowgeekthisAs you are no doubt are aware, last weekend saw the release of the latest Fantastic Four movie.  This latest version in the franchise is directed by Josh Trank, and stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell as Thing.  I was originally going to write a simple review of this movie, but I just did not feel satisfied with just giving it a short review.  I hope you will forgive me for ranting a bit on this topic. More

Now Geek This Reviews Jurassic World (in Imax 3D)

nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing the much anticipated summer blockbuster Jurassic World, a sequel and new edition to the Jurassic Park franchise.  Jurassic World was directed by Colin Trevorrow, and stars Chris Pratt along with Bryce Dallas Howard.    The film is a direct sequel to the original classic Jurassic Park.

Please note, I viewed this film in the Imax theater, and that will have some influence on my review. More

Now Geek This Reviews Mad Max: Fury Road

nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, a reboot of the Mad Max franchise of the early eighties that made Mel Gibson a star.  The reboot, directed by original Mad Max director George Miller, stars Tom Hardy as the new version of the titular character Mad Max.  The film also stars Charlize Theron, who does an excellent job as one of the other main characters in the film, Imperator Furiosa.   More

Now Geek This: Star Wars, Avengers, and Batman Vs. Superman…..Oh my!

nowgeekthisWell, it certainly has been quite a week to be a geek, has it not?  We’ve had a deluge of geekery thrown at us this week, a veritable monsoon if you will.  There has been so much excitement this week, I could swear that the geek center of my brain was going to explode.  I don’t know if I can take much more geeky goodness, but, I am certainly willing to test that limit if any more newsbits should happen to be released.  Now then, let us discuss some of those tasty morsels, shall we? More

Review: The Man With The Iron Fists 2

wbg review w bgpWow what a weekend, MegaCon for Mike, Steel City Comic Con for Julz, Daredevil on Netflix,Game of Thrones on HBO and today on Blu-Ray and DVD, The Man With the Iron Fists 2 is released. Did you liked the first film, then you like The Man With the Iron Fists 2. TMWTIF2 is also done in a grindhouse style mixing the feel of a martial arts film  but with a hip-hop soundtrack.. You don’t have to have seen the first film to enjoy this one, it gives you enough of a synapsis from TMWTIFso you don’t feel lost. Part 2 gives you the ending of previous film,

The silver mine is run by Master Ho (Carl Ng),he has enslaved the village to his command with help from his Beetle Clan. Li (Dustin Nguyen) is the spokesman for the miners and is also a a champion for the villiage. Thaddeus (RZA ) gets defeated early on his quest to find redemption, Buddha, and his inner peace. More

Now Geek This: Marvel Movie Madness!

 nowgeekthisIt is a good time to be a Marvel fan.  As a longtime comic book reader, and a huge Marvel fan going back to my childhood days, it has always been a dream of mine to see my favorite Marvel superheroes on the big screen.  For the first half of my life, that dream seemed impossible.  Marvel’s rival, DC comics had a couple of good movies under their belt starring their biggest characters like Superman and Batman, yet Marvel had nothing to offer their fans  but failed attempts or cheesy interpretations of their characters.

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WBG Episode 83: SDCC Recap, Want To Know More?

WeBeGeeksHappy New Geek Year! Mike and Marty bring the WeBeGeeks recap of SDCC. The guys chat about the Best of the con and the most disappointing.  Godzillia 2 and Skull Island beats out Avengers: Age of Ultron? Is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a Hoax? The new Wonder Woman DCCU costume debuts and more. The WeBeGeeks Dark Horse pic for August 6, 2014 is USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #1

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