Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Things Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. Deadpool 2 is coming out this week, and we are all flipping our tater tots with excitement. Why wouldn’t we be? The Merc with a Mouth is awesome. Groundbreaking. Amazeballs. Or maybe we’ve just turned a blind eye to his many, many shortcomings. Ready? Deadpool is Really Just a Walking Caricature of the Internet. Ask anyone why Deadpool is different from every other comic book movie out there, and you’re almost definitely going to hear something about him being hilarious. But that can’tRead More →

infinity war

Welcome, friends, to another episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This week we discuss the most anticipated movie of the summer – Avengers: Infinity War!  This two-and-a-half hour superhero flick promises to be the capstone for every Marvel Studios movie from the last ten years.  In this spoiler-laden episode, Dante, Regina, Tahani, Evan, and Max talk about everything Infinity War: bromances, emotional stakes, Infinity War‘s place among the pantheon of Marvel films, and even the kitchen refrigerator. Check out our MCU Recaps for Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three in case you missed any of the movies and need some refreshers before watching Infinity War. You can listen toRead More →

Happy Star Wars day, everybody! Throw on your robes and fire up your podracers, today we’re celebrating one of the biggest franchises in geek and pop culture. Well, maybe you are. I’ve got other priorities this holiday. And to tell you the truth, I’m just not much of a Star Wars fan anymore. No, I’m not turning over my nerd card, quit it. So here, on this special day for so many people, let me tell you why and how I fell out of love with one of the largest franchises in sci-fi history. A long time ago… That’s not to say I hate theRead More →

Holy smokes, y’all.  Go see Infinity War, like, yesterday.  In case you haven’t, here are the final recaps of the MCU.  The Phase 3 films include Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther.  All of these movies are extremely important in the ramp up to Infinity War.  I’d strongly suggest watching all of them if you haven’t, but if you don’t have the time, I’ve got your back. Captain America: Civil War After the events of Age of Ultron, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross calls the Avengers together to present the Sokovia Accords, anRead More →

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to this week’s episode of Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to point out all the worst parts of your favorite things. My husband and I finally got around to watching Thor: Ragnarok. We were intensely disappointed. You ready for this? via Giphy I’m going to start off by saying that I love humor in my Marvel films. Guardians of the Galaxy and Antman are two of my favorites to date, and even the more serious films still have great one-liners and moments that made me crack up at the screen. The mix of humor and sincerity is one of theRead More →

You came back?  Great! Pre-releases of Avengers: Infinity War debut tonight, Thursday, April 26, and I’m here to fill the gaps in case you missed anything from the MCU Phase Two!  This article covers the following films: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. And for our after-credits scene today (it’s Marvel, there’s always an after-credits scene) I give you the locations of all known Infinity Stones!  Check back next week for the Phase 3 recap! Obviously, spoilers abound. Iron Man 3 Several years in the past, Tony Stark blows offRead More →

Perhaps you heard that there’s a movie coming out on April 27th called Avengers: Infinity War.  The Avengers became an overnight sensation in 2008 with the surprise success of Iron Man, and indelibly ingrained themselves into the annals of American pop culture.  Over the last couple of weeks, I went on a tear through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and watched all 18 MCU movies in anticipation of Infinity War’s release.  What I have for you today is the condensed-est* of all condensed recaps in 3 parts.  This is an exercise in short-form storytelling. You get six recaps in 3-5 sentences and major plot points toRead More →

ready player one

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to The Geek Embassy’s new series — Your Favorite Thing Sucks! Where I get to point out all the worst parts of your favorite things. Let’s start with something new that everyone is talking about: Ready Player One. Just so you know, this article only covers the events in the movie, and I’m not going to discuss all the things the movie did differently than the book because I want to go to bed sometime tonight. I’m also not going to discuss the disastrous implications of a society that runs almost exclusively in virtual reality, because I already did that in thisRead More →

TGE Watches Ready Player One

Greetings, Geeks! In this latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches, ambassadors Nicole, Regina, Tahani, Max, and Evan discuss the first big-budget sci-fi film of 2018: Ready Player One.  Adapted from Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, director Steven Spielberg and composer Alan Silvestri bring the dystopian future of 2045 Columbus, Ohio to life in a computer animation showcase wrapped in a love letter to pop & nerd culture.  Our incredibly handsome and exceedingly intelligent host Dante guides our ambassadors on a discussion of the movie’s script, animation, music, and characters as we break down the successes, failures, and overall performance of one of the most hotlyRead More →

oscar

By now, many discussions about the Oscar nominations have happened and the nominations have been discussed both in and out of their political contexts. As a Wonder Woman fan, I was surprised (as many fans were) to hear that the 2017 film Wonder Woman didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination. The film’s director, Patty Jenkins, didn’t earn a nod. Lead actress Gal Gadot wasn’t acknowledged. Screenplay writer Allan Heinberg, director of photographer Matthew Jensen, and costumer designer Lindy Hemming also were not nominated. Other Wonder Woman fans and I grumbled about this, and we could have lived with it except… Boss Baby was nominated. Yes, aRead More →