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Greetings,  Geeks! Rhonda and I saw two very different movies for June. Rhonda saw Central Intelligence and I saw Free State of Jones. We compare notes about the movies and how we go about choosing movies to see. Central Intelligence is a comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. It is a comedy of errors of sorts where two high school friends reconnect and shenanigans ensue. Free State of Jones is a drama based on real-life events that took place during the United States civil war. It stars Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight who led a group of rebels to secede from the Confederacy. ThisRead More →

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For our June LIVE Hangout, we talked about villains: the ones you love to hate and hate to love. What makes them relate-able or hate-able? Rhonda, Mark, Isabela, and I had a great time chatting about our favorite villains from movies, TV, books, and video games. We also had a wildcard category which Rhonda won hands down. We start the discussion determining which villains we think are canon, ones that set the standard for the rest. Included are some of the greats of modern mythology: Darth Vader, Voldemort, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Listen and tell us what you think of our selectionsRead More →

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Movie – Captain America: Civil War This month, Rhonda and I discuss the latest Avengers movie, Captain America: Civil War. Although billed as a Captain America movie, it is an Avengers-themed extravaganza of action and internal conflict as our heroes navigate how they operate as a superhero crime-fighting team now exposed to public criticism. Listen to hear us discuss the characters, storytelling approaches, and action in this summer blockbuster. We also give some streaming recommendations to help fill your vacation downtime. Got a show or some movies you are binge watching this summer? Let us know in the comments. Keep an eye out for our summerRead More →

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Hi there! I’m Mark. I want to introduce myself and give you my credentials. In short, what makes me qualified to be an ambassador on the Geek Embassy. Like most people, my interests are varied and I have several hobbies that I can talk about. Let me walk you through what sort of things you’ll most likely be seeing from me in the future. My first love growing up was music. The first LP that I ever received was “Destroyer” by Kiss at the tender age of 5. It was in my Easter basket of all things! I still haven’t figured out if this was an incrediblyRead More →

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Hey Everyone! We had a great time for our October hanging talking about all things undead. We talk about games, movies, TV shows, fast versus slow zombies, and if one of the most famous science fiction creatures is really a zombies. We also chat a bit about whether zombies have had their day and are on the way out. If you haven’t read Rhonda’s article about that, check it out. Our next LIVE Hangout will be Sunday, November 15 at 2pm Pacific. We’re looking for topic suggestions. Let us know if you have a topic you would like us to tackle. Until next time, getRead More →

Have we got a treat for you this week, dear listeners! Actor extraordinaire Jim McKeny joins us to talk about his new movie, The Devil’s Hand! We have a great discussion about all things acting and Hollywood. Make sure to listen to the end of the episode for a very special story about Robin Williams. Rhonda and I WRaP about our current obsessions with what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. What fall shows are you loving? Hating? What’s your latest game obsession? Let us know in the comments. You can also get in touch with us on facebook, google+, and twitter.  If you haven’t done so already, please considerRead More →

Williams gaming with his daughter, Zelda. This week, we remember comedian and actor, Robin Williams. Mark and Ryan join us on the show and we center our discussion on a favorite scene from movies and his stand-up routines. As a warning, one clip has quite a few not so nice words. 🙂 Rhonda: from 22:30-23:44 Mark: NSFW Ryan: 0:49-1:13 Regina: What are some of your favorite Robin Williams movies, shows, or stand-up routines? Did you know he was an avid gamer and played World of Warcraft? Share your thoughts in the comments. If you are experiencing hopeless or suicidal thoughts, please seek help. Call theRead More →

We’ve got fantastic guests for the show this week. We chat with the directors and producers of “No Princess in the Castle,” Natalie Rossetti and Dave Danzara. “No Princess in the Castle” is “a new documentary on the lives of women in gaming who, against all odds, punched through the peripheral shadows and entered the gaming world center stage.” Check out their website and both their gaming documentaries: White Willow Films, LLC “The Video Craze” “No Princess in the Castle” SUMMER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS BEACH  Regina: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Rhonda: Saga, Volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Fiona Staples (illustrator) MOUNTAINS  Regina: East ofRead More →

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This week we chat about the latest news and geeky headlines. We also show and tell our favorite geeky desk decorations. Check out our latest vlog! Headlines No Princess in the Castle How to Get Girls into Coding, New York Times, Nitasha Tiku, 05-31-2014 Code.org Alien Isolation, IGN plays the demo Geek & Sundry, “Spooked”, Episode 1 “Several Dsigners Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar Dress” Lego Female Scientists Minifigure set Fight! Art Zine, The Mary Sue What do the Stars and Original Creator of Doctor Who have to say about a Female Doctor?, The Mary Sue “Currently, there are no plans for LeiaRead More →