Thursday, April 30, 2015

Getting Ready for the GEEKend!

I am so excited about the upcoming four day weekend to kick off the month of May.

I'm not saying its a vacation weekend, just talking about all the plans for May 1st through the 4th.

Starting Friday, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe Feature Film officially hits theaters. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron looks to be an exciting ride with old friends and new faces. Add to that the genius move of having James Spader voice Ultron, and you've got a movie I have to see opening day. Ny the way, if you watch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC you might want to make sure you watch Age of Ultron this weekend. Like last year's Captain America: Winter Soldier  it looks like events in the movie will directly impact the characters on the TV show.

So that's Friday.

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day.

If you've got a kid who just watched Avengers and wants to know more, take him or her to a comic book store near you. there are a lot of great things going on in the realm of comics today. With Convergence in the DC universe and Secret Wars in Marvel, there are some fantastic new story lines to get started reading. Also, if you're having trouble getting your son or daughter to read, Free Comic Book Day allows him or her to pick out something enjoyable and possibly move on to a lifetime path of reading.

Finally Monday is May the 4th, as in "May the 4th Be With You."

It's a great opportunity to celebrate Star Wars. And it couldn't come at a better time. The new animated series Star Wars: Rebels is coming off a highly successful first season, and the trailer for the second season looks phenomenal. The fourth in the newest series of canon novels, Lords of the Sith, just came out on Tuesday.

If you're looking for a way to celebrate the galaxy far, far away you and maybe even pick up that book, you can join me at Best of Books on Monday. With Star Wars origami, a scavenger hunt and Jedi traning, we expect it to be a fun day!

So that's my weekend. What's yours look like? Let me know in the comets...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let the GEEKening begin!

This Friday kicks off what could arguably be the most GEEKtastic summer movie season of all time.

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to the theaters is likely the first of the most anticipated movies of 2015.

Now, I know what you're going to say: "But there have been other geeky things which have come out before May First, such as the Daredevil series on Netflix.

To which I say those were just a taste of what is to come.

A preGEEKqual if you will.

This summer looks jam-packed with some of truly awesome movies with Mad Max Fury Road and Tomorrowland rounding out May.

Jurassic World and Pixar's Inside Out is hitting theaters this June.

July comes around and the fireworks will be found in the theaters with Minions, Ant-Man and Pan.

July also includes Terminator Genisys but I fear there's more wrong with this film then just bad spelling.

 We finish out the summer with Fantastic Four in August which after the last trailer is actually looking better than expected.

Of course we round out the year with the most anticipated film ever: Star Wars: A Force Awakens.

But first we have to get through this summer. To my fellow geeks I say this "pace your self".

It could be very easy to get overwhelmed, so make sure you plan accordingly.

I would suggest picking a certain time to see a film and stick with that time for every opening. This is a fun time to be alive and be a geek. Have fun and enjoy it, because these types of films won't always be the norm.

In the meantime, if you need me, I will likely be at the movies...

So what are you planning to see this summer? Let me know in the comments...