Category Archives: Movies

Are There too Many Ways to Watch Movies these days?

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Going to the movies these days can be a bit overwhelming in the number of variations that movies are released. Typically nowadays you can either choose the 3D version or the 2D version. That is if your movie theater offers 3D movies. Then you get then IMAX version movies thrown in.  Of course only available at IMAX theaters and those are usually in 3D these days. And if you go to a really nice theater you can get DBOX or even 4K. Now where getting even more variations with the Hobbit movies and the upcoming Avatar sequels of High Frame Rate.

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The upcoming Interstellar has 6 different versions of their movie. You have your standard Digital, then you got 4K Digital, and then you have IMAX, next you get 35mm and 70mm version, finally you have the IMAX 70mm at select theaters.  I thought that film was almost a thing of the past except for those small family owned one theater towns.

I’m ok with your standard 2D and 3D and even IMAX and 4K but when you start using even more gimmicks to get people to pay even more to “see the movie the way the director wants it to be seen” just makes me not want to see the movie at all. If it’s the way it was meant to be seen then release it at the normal price and not have to take out a loan to see the Super Ultra High Res High Frame Maga Hologram version. There is nothing wrong with standard 2D digital so make us feel poor because we can’t afford take our family of four to see the the “good” version because we’d rather spend that $73 + tax (actual price for 4 DBOX tickets of Annabelle at the closest theater to me with DBOX) toward groceries.

What do you think? Are there just too many versions of movies in theaters?

 

How Captain America: The Winter Soldier Should Have Ended

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I am a Huge fan of the How It Should Have Ended or HISHE. I was very disappointed when Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out and months passed without seeing a HISHE for it. Finally we have one and it is Awesome! Enjoy!

Every Easter Egg In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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Here is a video showing just about every Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Egg. There will be spoilers in this, of course, so don’t watch until you have seen the movie.

Why We Might Not Have Another Enterprise On TV Thanks to J.J. Abrams

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The original Star Trek TV show was corny and cheap but people loved it and it spawned 6 movies, which only a couple of them actually good. What was great about those movies was that the cast that people knew for years from the TV show were in the movies. Same with the Next Generation, four movies came out of that series and once again the cast that people fell in love with were in the movies. J.J. Abrams has rebooted Star Trek into an alternate universe. That’s all fine and dandy because it proofs that people still like Star Trek. What we are missing is a currently airing Star Trek series. Here’s where the problems come in. Do you continue on the same alternate timeline of the Abrams movies or go back to the original timeline and create a new show from that? If you go from the alternate timeline do you remake the original five year mission which Into Darkness ends at the start of? If you do that, there’s no way you could get the cast from the movie, or do the really hard task of getting actors that can mimic the performances of movie actors.

Nero,_2258What we also don’t know is how the timeline was affected by Nero in the first movie. We now know that it caused the Federation to increase their exploration efforts more quickly than in the “Prime” timeline. Thus causing Khan to be awoken earlier and not by Kirk and the Enterprise. But how else was the timeline affected? Did the accelerated exploration maybe cause Q and the Q Continuum to be discovered earlier and perhaps lead to the discovery of the Borg sooner than the Federation was ready for. Because even in the “Prime” timeline the Borg were discovered sooner than fate designed because Q interfered. Maybe Picard decided to stay on his family’s vineyard or maybe Riker’s transported accident never happened.

There are just so many variables that that one event could have changed. Here’s something that did change because Wrath of Khan isn’t going to happen that means that Spock doesn’t die and get shot off into space and land on Genesis. Maybe the Klingons do steal the Genesis device or maybe they are stopped but not by Kirk and the Enterprise. That means Kirk doesn’t destroy the Enterprise to stop GWhaleprobe2Doc Brown and steal his bird of prey and then head to Vulcan to get Spock all better. This is why Kirk and company were not on Earth when the probe visited Earth looking for the humpbacked whales. Foreseeably that means that the Enterprise crew might have been on Earth and unable to stop the probe from destroying Earth by doing a sling-shot around the Sun. It looks like Nero not only destroyed Vulcan but destroyed Earth too. Think about it.

The only way I can see an Enterprise-focused TV show is if they do the Enterprise-C. Since it was only in one episode of TNG, not a whole lot is known about their missions except for their final mission at Narendra III. Maybe the Romulan attack didn’t happen at all. Maybe it did and we see the flip side the “Yesterday’s Enterprise” episode and see the Neo changes to the 24th century. But then again maybe Rachel Garrett did not become captain of the Enterprise-C.

That got me thinking, other than the part in Star Trek Generations we don’t know much about the Enterprise-B either. That could be another TV series that they could do. Maybe that first trip out of dry-dock to go around Pluto the Energy Ribbon destroyed the brand-spanking new Excelsior-class starship. Or maybe when Kirk saved the ship and didn’t get transported to the Nexus then help Picard take down Soren.

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Those are the only two ways an Enterprise-focused TV show might have a chance. There are just so many maybes that now come from this alternate timeline that we don’t know and probably won’t be answered without a TV show. I really suggest a Star Trek that is not the focused on the Enterprise like Voyager and Deep Space Nine 9 were. But what I’ve wanted ever since Voyager went off the air was the adventures of the Enterprise-F or G or some later letter. In the Blu-ray of the Next Generations Movie Box Set one of the extras shows concept renderings of the Enterprise-F so that thought was out there at one point. I honestly don’t know why we don’t have a TV show on the air now. Now is the time with the new movies we have new fans and it’ll also be a way to remind old fans that Star Trek really isn’t dead out of the box office. Someone get on it please.

Amazon Instant Video Comes to PS3

Great news for Playstation 3 owners. Toady they receive the ability to watch Amazon Instant Videos. If you have Amazon Prime and a PS3 you are probably very excited. If you don’t have Prime you still should be excited. Everyday Amazon has a video deal of the day on their video on demand service. Today’s deal is Rise of the Planet of the Apes for  $0.99. I for one have been looking forward to one of the consoles to get Amazon Instant Video because of the great daily video deals. Amazon Prime is only $79 a year and allows you to have free 2 day shipping, access to 17,000 Movies and TV Shows, and much more. Now that you can watch the Amazon videos on PS3 Amazon Prime is starting to look even better.
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A glimpse of the villain in Star Trek 2!

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The details of the next Star Trek movie have been pretty darn scarce. We don’t know who the villain will be (but we do know he’ll be played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and there are other favorite actors that are joining the cast as unnamed characters.

Because of this the speculation has been running rampant on who the major villain will be. All we’ve gotten up to this point is that it won’t be Khan and it will be one of the lesser known ones from the series.

New Casting for the Ender’s Game movie

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A fantastic novel!

The movie version of Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game is one that is often feared and hoped for by fans. If you’re not familiar with the book (and if you aren’t you should go nab a copy today) let me explain why it is somewhat feared:

Netflix does it again!

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Just when you thought they couldn’t get any more consumer unfriendly, Netflix outdoes itself.

Remember back in July when we covered their announcement of the split streaming and dvd only plans? Well, your friendly neighborhood Elf waited to see if they’d respond to the public outcry but nothing came.

Until today.

Know Your Space Explosions!

Every now and then I’m reminded of how much of a geek I am. Last week was one such occurrence. I was watching a movie on VHS with a friend and there were previews. Not remembering what year the movie came out or what previews would be shown I was interested. The first preview showed a second or two of an explosion in space and without thinking I blurted out the name of the movie that I knew it was from. That’s right, I identified a movie from a single space explosion. Correctly. 

That’s led me to wonder how many of my fellow geeks know their space explosions just by glancing at them. So I’m going to post up a few and challenge your knowledge. No cheating by using Google or other search or reference engines. Fire up your geeky brains and see how many you get correct! (answers are at the bottom of the post!)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – One Geek Girl’s Review

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The Final Harry Potter Film

I’d be remiss in my duties as a geek girl if I didn’t write about my thoughts on the final Harry Potter movie, The Deathly Hallows Part 2. There were many things changed from the book, some that I was okay with and others that I was not happy about but I’ll save the details for the hidden section. I’ll be discussing various plot points and the musical score so if you’ve never read the books, haven’t seen the movie and/or don’t want to see any spoilers I’d recommend skipping this post for now. Then come back once you’ve watched the movie and let me know what you think.

Here there be spoilers!