Category: Movies & TV

Get Those Votin’ Phones Ready! – The Voice Season 5 Review

Guess what? I will tell the world… I am trying out for The Voice this weekend! OMG! I have been singing all my life, and yet have never made it to a TV show audition such as The Voice or American Idol. Truth be told, I am terrified of rejection. Am I the next Kelly Clarkson? No. No one can hit those kinds of notes and I definitely can’t (not yet!!). Do I have a passion for music (especially country) and can I sing? Yeah… I think! I am so afraid to be one of those people who think they are good but are horrible, that I have suppressed my passion and kept quiet for years. Pretty much since high school when the choir teacher absolutely hated me (how could you hate me!?) and made my life awful whenever I wanted a singing part. OK, anyway, back on track! I am a huge fan of The Voice and I am so excited to even just have the chance to audition. You miss out on all chances you never take so here goes nothin’! Now… back to the current Season 5.

I have to admit, I wasn’t highly overwhelmed by the contestants on this season. I can bet the reason is because no one is solid country, and as mentioned before, country music is truly my heart and soul. That said, this is one of the most fun to watch and heart-felt seasons yet. And the talent is definitely there. (In fact, once we hit the top 5, I couldn’t even decide who I felt okay with going home.)

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Doritos Crash the Super Bowl – The Geek Hq’s Submission

Fellow adventurers of the majestic interweb machine, your assistance is needed! For the past few years, Doritos has had a competition where lovers of Nacho Cheese deliciousness and Cool Ranch connoisseurs can submit commercials for a chance to have them aired on the Super Bowl, *ahem* and win a ton of cash *cough*. This year, The Geek Hq decided to take a crack at it. Read more

Thor: The Dark World Review

Oh sequels in a franchise, how I fear your awfulness. It’s always a worry it won’t ever be as good as the first, and while I still probably prefer the first Thor, this film did not disappoint me.

While I was sad to see less of Loki throughout the movie, (What? I like bad boys.) it was still a well-written movie with nice elements of comedy, as most Marvel films tend to have.

This film actually takes place (well, a lot of it) on earth. This brings Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Darcy (Kate Dennings), and Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) into the film more than the first.

1383766022000 XXX THOR DARK WORLD MOV JY 9666 59532890 Thor: The Dark World ReviewJane has quite a large role and Portman did a great job at delivering. I feel like I hadn’t seen her in a film in quite some time (besides Thor of course) and I was reminded of her acting skills. Her character takes a turn from being a standard human, but that’s all I will give you.

While Darcy still plays a somewhat small part (althought much larger than the first movie), her witty lines break up the action with some humor that really make you LOL.

The plot got a little confusing at times, as characters were transported between worlds, but I eventually caught on and was able to follow what was happening. But full disclosure, I may have had a drink beforehand.

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I love to watch how Chris Hemsworth embodies the Thor character and even more so, how passionate Tom Hiddleston makes Loki. It blows my mind how great of an actor Hiddleston is. I feel I could watch the Loki scenes over and over again. And no, that’s not because he’s a hot bad-boy, it’s purely based on the fact that he can act so well.

The only thing lacking in my opinion? The chemistry between Jane and Thor just isn’t there to me. I know this is no rom-com, but I still just don’t feel the connection between them as much as I would want.

thor the dark world malekith Thor: The Dark World ReviewIn the end, I was kept on the edge of my seat (ok, I am easily anxious over movies — it wasn’t unbearably nerve-wrecking or anything) and I really liked the comedy filtered throughout the film. It’s definitely a must see for any Marvel fan, and anyone looking for a good all-around movie with a little bit of everything and a punch of superheroes. And I can reassure you, you’ll never see the ending coming! (Mind=blown!)

 

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TheGeekHq Rating: 9/10

Aim for the Head – World War Z Blu-ray/DVD Review

We all know there’s a HUGE zombie craze going on right now, The Walking Dead, The Zombie Survival Guide, and pretty much the barrage of all the zombie stuff that is everywhere. With all this going on, it’s no surprise that World War Z was only a short time away from becoming a movie (psst…it’s based off a book). Actually let me apologize for taking that tone with you, I don’t read…like at all, except Hitchhiker’s Guide over and over again, and other stuff. Ok. Maybe I read a little, but I never read World War Z. It’s on the shelf, give me a break.

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Time to Grab a Pint – The Worlds End Review

 

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are at it again, this time on an epic journey to conquer the “Golden Mile”, a 12 pint pub-crawl around their hometown ending at a pub called “The World’s End”. Seems like a pretty entertaining movie to watch 5 drunk guys wander about on a pub-crawl 20 years after they failed to do it in their prime. However, with it being an Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg movie, the premise gets even better. The group finds out the town has been taken over, and all the inhabitants replaced with robots. As you can imagine, things get a little out of hand. Read more

Ben Affleck talks about his casting in Batman vs. Superman

 

Ben Affleck as Batman has been a hot topic on the geek newswire, and up until last night on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ Ben Affleck has remained silent on the issue of the numerous outraged fans upset with him being cast as Batman in the 2015 flick ‘Batman vs. Superman’ directed by Zack Snyder. During this segment he talks family and addresses a little of what it is like dealing with all the buzz. Read more

Get the Retirees Back Together! – Red 2 Review

Retired. Extremely Dangerous. What happens to spies after they retire? Do they live normal lives like everyone else? They worry about taking a few strokes off their golf games perhaps? The Red franchise has something else to say about retired spies and how they conduct themselves in their free time. Read more

Assemble the Minions! – Despicable Me 2 Review

Okay. I NEED a minion in my life. In fact, I think I may get a costume for my dog to wear around. Why are they so cute!? And in this uncommonly not disappointing sequel, they are the stars!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Man of Steel review!

 

The ‘Man of Steel’…how do I begin? Well, I’ve never really been a huge fan of Superman, not like I am with other super heroes. He just seems to be able to do what ever the hell he wants. How would anything be a challenge for him on Earth? He has practically every ability anyone could ever want to use to fight crime. I know about Kryptonite and blah blah blah, but beside that, why does he have challenges with people like Lex Luthor? Anyway, before too much nerd rage gets blown up in the comments section (bring it on) let’s move on to the ‘Man of Steel’ review. Read more

Robert Downey Jr. Signs on for Avengers 2 and Avengers 3!

From Variety.com:

“After weeks of speculation as to whether or not he would return, Robert Downey Jr. has officially signed on to star in Disney and Marvel’s next two “Avengers” films. Read more