TGE Watches Ready Player One
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TGE Ep 57 – 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… Continue reading TGE Ep 57 – Watches: Ready Player One

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You Probably Won’t Win an Oscar and Wonder Woman Won’t Either

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… Continue reading You Probably Won’t Win an Oscar and Wonder Woman Won’t Either

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Reuse, Rebrand, Remake: Reintroducing an Old Property to a New Audience

So I was browsing a small video sharing website one day, minding my business, passing time before having to leave for work. Scanning the homepage, a particular video caught my eye. A movie trailer for a particularly old internet phenomenon, to be produced by Hollywood, and as a horror movie no less. Interesting, I thought… Continue reading Reuse, Rebrand, Remake: Reintroducing an Old Property to a New Audience

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Viserys Targaryen, Kylo Ren and the Weight of a Lineage

This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is dominating the pop culture conversation this holiday season. Love them or hate them, the new batch of Star Wars films has an interesting villain in the character of Kylo Ren.… Continue reading Viserys Targaryen, Kylo Ren and the Weight of a Lineage

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TGE Ep 36 – Watches: Dunkirk

In this episode of TGE Watches, Mark, Ryan, and I discuss Christopher Nolan's epic Dunkirk. We decided to break our summer movie superhero run with quite a different epic film. Two of us enjoyed it and one was quite very disappointed. Official Description Three different perspectives with overlapping time periods: one week on land, one… Continue reading TGE Ep 36 – Watches: Dunkirk

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TGE Ep 30 – Watches: Spider-Man: Homecoming

We're back and talking about the next movie in our summer series: Spider-Man Homecoming! From the Official Site A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns… Continue reading TGE Ep 30 – Watches: Spider-Man: Homecoming

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What Wonder Woman Means to Me

Guest Contributor, Nicole Tanner, host of the Gaming with the Moms podcast and lifelong fan of Wonder Woman, explores her emotional reaction to the recent Wonder Woman movie. It's easy to overlook the significance of representation that we see in this film. Nicole's piece reminds us that having a well rounded, fully developed female character… Continue reading What Wonder Woman Means to Me

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Wait a Minute…What Happened to Bullets and Bracelets?

Bullets and Bracelets? In my last post, I praised Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman for its close alignment to the Wonder Woman comics. I felt this way until I realized how Diana hadn’t disguised herself to play in the Amazon games in the movie. These games would determine which Amazon would be sent back into the… Continue reading Wait a Minute…What Happened to Bullets and Bracelets?

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TGE Ep 24 – Favorite Parental Figures

Parental Figures Have All the Fun You love them... most of the time. Some are good, some are bad, some are so good we tear up talking about them. For this hangout, we share our favorite parental figures from TV shows, movies, and books. We combined May and June's hangout into one epic conversation. I… Continue reading TGE Ep 24 – Favorite Parental Figures

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TGE Ep 21 – Watches: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 The Geek Embassy starts a new series: Watches. Every month, Mark, Ryan, and I will share our thoughts and critiques of some summer blockbuster movies. We launch the series with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 because of course. We start out our discussion with initial impressions which come… Continue reading TGE Ep 21 – Watches: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2