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Now Geek This! A Review of Captain America: Civil War

This week, I will be reviewing the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War.  Civil War, directed by the brother team of Anthony and Joe Russo, is the third film in the Captain America franchise, and stars Chris Evans as the titular character, Captain America.  Civil War also stars an assembly (pun intended) of other actors portraying their familiar roles from other Marvel films, including Avengers, Ant-Man, and a movie that will be forthcoming. More

Now Geek This! Jessica Jones Review, And Trailers, Trailers, Trailers!

nowgeekthisJessica Jones is the latest show to come from the collaboration between Marvel Studios and Netflix.  As a Netflix show, all thirteen episodes of the first season of Jessica Jones were released on November 20th, and are currently available for viewing.  Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter in the titular roll, and co-stars Rachel Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss, with David Tennant playing the role of the main villain Killgrave, aka The Purple Man, in the series.  Jessica Jones also introduces Mike Colter as Luke Cage, a character who will also be getting his own Netflix show next year. More

Now Geek This Reviews Ant-Man

nowgeekthisIn this edition of Now Geek This, I will be reviewing Ant-Man, the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ant-Man was directed by Peyton Reed, and stars Paul Rudd as the title character, along with Michael Douglas as original Ant-Man Hank Pym, and Evangline Lilly as Hank Pym’s daughter Hope Van Dyne. 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

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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Now Geek This: A Review of Guardians of the Galaxy

nowgeekthisWelcome to another exciting edition of Now Geek This.  This week, I will be reviewing Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest addition to the Marvel cinematic universe.  Guardians is written and directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and wrestler Dave Bautista, along with the voice talents of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

I have been excited for the release of this movie since the first moment I found out Marvel would be making a film based on the lesser known Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series.  For a long time, it seemed like an impossible task to bring one of Marvel’s “fringe” series to the big screen, and to be honest, I was concerned that this movie would be a disaster.  I am very happy to say, after seeing the box office numbers, that I was completely wrong in my assumption. More

Now Geek This: The Genius of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

now geek thisLet me begin this article with a Spoiler Alert.  Normally, I try not to spoil anything when doing a review or discussing a movie or television show, but in this case, there is no way for me to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe without bringing up some details from the movies and television show.  Therefore, you have been warned, if you have not seen all of Marvel’s movies, or the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, than you may find a few spoilers in this article.

With that warning out of the way, let’s discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what Marvel Studios has done with this universe that I consider to be so truly brilliant.

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Now Geek This: A Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

now geek thisCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and starring Chris Evans as Captain America, is the direct sequel to the first Captain America movie, The First Avenger, as well as a continuation of the post-Avengers “phase two” Marvel movies which include Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, an attack on Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., by an assailant known only as the Winter Soldier leads Captain American to the discovery of a consiracy that threatens not only S.H.I.E.L.D. itself, but the safety of the entire world.  Cap, with the aid of Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson), and Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (played by Anthony Mackie), must take down the Winter Soldier, and stop the conspiracy. More

Now Geek This: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Hello, and welcome to the first installment of Now Geek This, my column that will be covering all that is geek in television and cinema.  I thought it would be perfect to start my column with an article about Marvels’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which debuted last night. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on the ABC network on Tuesdays at 8:00PM, revolves around a group of agents selected by agent Phil Coulson to investigate strange happenings around the globe in a post Avengers world.

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