Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On Thursday's Show Geek World Wraps Up 2010!



2010 is coming to an end, so for this week's show we're taking a look back at the best and worst in movies, TV, and videogames of the past year.

Tune in to hear about our favorite TV and movie moments, the videogames we couldn't stop playing, the year's biggest disappointments, and who Geek World named as this year's breakout stars!

Don't miss a moment of Geek World this Thursday (rerun on Friday) at 12 noon PST on www.925kyhy.com

Dave's Black Swan Review!!!!

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Oooooooo!

Mmmmmmmmmm...

Ewwwwwww!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Whaaaaaaaaaaa??????

ehhhhhhhh.....

Movie Rating= B+

Lesbian Scene Rating= A-

--Dave

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Super Mario Bros. Prophecy

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As you heard on the show we watched a bunch of horrible video game movies, but none were more horrible than 1993's Super Mario Bros. The movie went on and we got our jollies laughing at the ridiculousness of it all until the end when we both had a physical reaction. We watched as images of New York City made way for the Twin Towers and then it happened, in streams of billowing black smoke the image of the Twin Towers changed to the image on the right. It was strange enough to see the Twin Towers as part of the old NYC skyline but that image with the surrounding smoke was terrifying. We knew we had seen something far too similar. The photo from FEMA taken on 9-11 said it all. We couldn't believe what we were seeing.

We don't believe in conspiracy theories but you have to admit this looks pretty freaky! Besides, anybody who has seen the live action Super Mario Bros movie knows that something evil must have been at least partly responsible for it!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This Thursday's Show: Tron: Legacy & Video Game Movie Adaptations





On this week's episode of Geek World we review the 3D IMAX event Tron: Legacy. Plus we examine the genre of video game movies from Super Mario Bros. to The Prince of Persia! Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon on www.925kyhy.com.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! Revenge of the Nerds!





This weeks show is all about Nerds! We're joined in the studio by special correspondent Darkubus Rybar to celebrate nerdiness in Movies and TV. Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon on www.925kyhy.com.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Thursday's Show! We review new DVD releases and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2!



On this weeks show we're reviewing new DVD releases like The Other Guys, Vampires Suck, Knight and Day and Killers (ugh...). Also we took a trip down to Leaf Village so we could review the newest Naruto fighting game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2!

RAMEN!!!!!

Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon on www.925kyhy.com.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Thursday's Show: Upcoming Movies, Video Games, & TV Shows




On this week's show we're looking into the future and talking about a bunch of the movies, video games, and tv shows that will be coming out in the next few months including Tron: Legacy, The Green Hornet, True Grit, Sucker Punch, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Killzone 3, The Cape, and much more. Plus Geek World takes some time to remember the careers of Leslie Nielsen & Irvin Kershner. Tune in Thursday and Friday at 12 noon (PST) on 92.5 KYHY streaming at www.kyhyfm.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This Thursday's Show! We Give Thanks for Harry Potter and Call of Duty!



On this week's show we're celebrating Thanksgiving muggle style by reviewing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  We're also giving thanks for patriotic multi-player mayhem by reviewing Call of Duty: Black Ops! All this and how to make your Thanksgiving super-geeky on this weeks episode of Geek World!

Listen this Thursday and Friday at Noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Promo for Thursdays Show! VILLAINS!!!









This week we're going sinister for our villains show! We'll be talking about all of our favorite movie, anime, and comic book villains, as well as playing the first campaign ads of our nominees for
Geek World's Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Villainy and Nefarious Acts!
 Could this show get more evil? Not a Chance!!!!

Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com





Thursday, November 11, 2010

Go Ninja Go!

We are not ninjas!



Keep checking the podcast of our ninja episode (last week's show) will be coming soon (along with the rest of the podcast backlog)!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On This Weeks Show!

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See More GoldenEye 007 Screenshot at IGN.com


On this week's show we'll be reviewing GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, talking about AMC's new breakout hit The Walking Dead, and a bunch of other randomly awesome stuff! Tune in to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com .

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! Are you a Ninja? Or a Nonja?





On this weeks show we're tackling one of the most awesome topics in the history of insane radness, the NINJA!!!!!! Can you handle it? Can we handle it? We're talking all things ninja from movies and anime to shinobi myth and historical fact! Tune in to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon on www.925kyhy.com

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monsters. Now more then ever.

This Halloween as you all get dressed up as whatever personality you deem worthy, take note on what makes them worth dressing up as in the first place. Because that’s something a lot of today’s generation of horror flicks are failing to do.
Horror movies are the single reason this country still thrives amidst a recession. That something can be so cheap and reap such a profit boggles the mind. It is obvious when such a cost-effective piece of work brings such heavy returns to follow it up with another. Back in the day, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman and all their friends kept coming back for more. Even teaming up on occasion ‘cause there’s just so much killing to do. In more recent years, horror franchises such as Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Police Academy would go seven, eight films strong. But sometime between when Jason was sent to hell and when he was sent to space, the sequels died out. A few monster movies found their way to the Oscars while the rest were becoming parodies of themselves. That was, until a real self-parody called Scream came along.
Scream was an odd experience. Smart enough to be tongue-in-cheek, innocent enough to be taken seriously. It was directed not by an observer of the genre, but by one of its masters. So in a way, it felt like watching Don Rickles roast himself, rather then someone else. True parody, like Blazing Saddles, should kill a genre dead so it can rise again later on. In the end, Scream was too gentle. So films just like it were popping up as usual not months later, while the impact it did create was a negative one. Because it shifted focus from the butchers to the meat, spending more time with pretty faces spouting witty banter, to make the film appear more intelligent then it really is. Meanwhile, the monsters they are supposed to be running from fell firmly into the background.
The characters are now so snarky that they could audition for The Daily Show if they weren’t portrayed by such empty-eyed actors on break from whatever CW show they troll. They are also so predictably sex crazed that Samuel L. Jackson should show up and lock them in chains while he sings the blues. But thankfully, their only real purpose in life is to die. Except more attention is paid to their manner of death rather then whose doing the killing. So the monster, the one ingredient no scary movie should be without, is now made up of a rotation of characters donning the same ghost mask, a fisherman with no recognizable personality, a cancer patient who lets his contraptions do the work, an invisible demon, a camera-shy witch….and let’s not forget, Death himself.
I wonder how all their costumes are selling.
Without a monster to spark our interest, the genre just goes through the motions, relying on loud booming noises to keep the audience on edge. Even Hollywood knew it was time for a change. For something fresh and original to take flight. A bold step in a new direction. In other words, it was time for a remake.
Like sequels, remakes are nothing new. But they’re supposed to be re-imaginings. New spins on old stories. The need for such alternate interpretations is even more vital today, since we can access the originals at the push of a button. The best remakes transcend the need to compare to the original by succeeding on their own.
But as the remakes of Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre have shown, we’re not getting much in the way of newness. We’re just seeing the bland killing machines of the past decade wearing the costume of monsters far more unique then they could ever be. Because of their name, we no longer run from them. We root for them. And we lose what made then scary in the first place.
That connection is what makes horror films scary. Sure, the thought of dying prematurely in a violent, even creative fashion is scary. But nowhere near as scary as living across the fine, possibly non-existent line between man and monster.
When audiences first laid eyes on Frankenstein’s monster, they screamed in terror. Not because of how hideous Boris Karloff appeared, but by how human he appeared. Alfred Hitchcock would go on to show that make-up isn’t even needed for us to feel much closer to man’s darker side then we thought we were capable of. Jason appealed to us because we felt pity for him. Freddy because he was charming. Dracula because he was longing. Hannibal Lecter because he was brilliant. And so on.
We connect with these savage creatures and that connection is where the real horror exists. Because the only thing scarier then the monsters we lock our doors from, are the ones that manage to get inside.

Friday, October 29, 2010

CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!!!



Thanks EW! The costumes looking pretty sweet! Captain America: The First Avenger will hit theaters next summer, July 22, 2011!

FUN FACT- Captain America: The First Avenger is Chris Evans 5th comic book movie, behind The Fantastic Four, The Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Losers and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World !!!



Here's the shield at this years Comic-Con!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

How A Nightmare on Elm Street Prepared Rooney Mara to Play The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Strangely enough it seems like Rooney Mara's character Nancy in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake gave the young actress all the experience she needed to play Lisbeth Salander!

1) She investigates a series of strange murders on a computer

2) She's assaulted by a pervert, and it got caught on camera


3) She has a dark past centered around a man that was set on fire


4) She fights a serial killer all by herself!

Wow, who knew? No wonder David Fincher picked her!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! Attack of the Horror Remakes!





On this week's show we're taking a look at some of the recent remakes of classic 70's and 80's horror movies. From A Nightmare on Elm Street to The Omen, we'll take on both the originals and remakes to see what's better, and what's better left alone! Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday and Noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

GEEK WORLD CASTS UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE!!!!

Chris Pine is Nathan Drake



Emma Stone is Elena Fisher



Ron Perlman is Victor Sullivan 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Best Thing Ever?



There's some cool stuff on Ain't It Cool News:

Release Date: December 7th (now known as greatest day ever!)

On This Week's Show!

 

We have a whole lot of random stuff we're talking about this week!

We'll be reviewing new theatrical releases Jackass 3D and Red.

Also we'll review home video releases Predators, Jonah Hex and Kick-Ass, as well as casting the upcoming Uncharted: Drake's Fortune adaptation!

All this plus we'll be reviewing TV shows like Teach: Tony Danza, The Event, and the 200th episode of Smallville.

Tune in to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Smallville's 200th Episode Won its Time Slot!

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Hey check this out from Ain't It Cool news:

Smallville’s 200th episode edged out CBS’ Medium to win the 8 p.m. Friday timeslot. It’s exceedingly rare for any CW show to win its timeslot.

It was a great episode! Smallville High Reunion, James Marsters appearing as Brainiac 5 from the future, Tom Welling playing Clark Kent in 2017 (glasses and all)!  It even had songs from the pilot!

How many shows get better in their 8th-10th seasons?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! Time For Some MONKEY BUISNESS!!!!






On this week's show we're going ape about monkey's!!! We'll be discussing the monkey movie genre with our special correspondent Darkubus Rybar, as well as just monkeying around! Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Getting Really Upset About Smallville!!! Superman's New Costume Needs a Doctor, but Who?



Smallville is in its 10th season now (that's right, you read correctly, tenth season!!!) so all bets are off. We've seen Clark fighting crime in red jackets before, but not tiny red leather jackets that seem to be paying homage to one of our favorite shows, Doctor Who!

 
So just in case you're unclear, Clark Kent's new costume looks  
EXACTLY LIKE MARTHA JONES' OUTFIT!!!

It's creepy, same jacket, same blue shirt underneath, black pants. It's like they went online and ordered the "Doctor Who: Martha Jones" costume in XXL.

At least we've seen the real Superman costume behind ice in the Fortress of Solitude, but couldn't they at least have dressed him like The Doctor instead of one of his companions?

Remember WB, bow ties are cool, dressing Superman like a girl... not so much!

Misguided homage aside, We Love Smallville!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! The Dead are Rising!!!







On this weeks show we'll be reviewing the new video game Dead Rising 2, as well as an in-depth discussion of the Zombie Comedy genre. Tune in to Geek World, this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com

We Love Emma Stone! And So Does Spider-Man!



Oddly enough, last week while reviewing Emma Stone's new movie Easy A, we talked about the rumors of her being cast in the Spider-Man reboot as either Mary Jane Watson or Gwen Stacey. We both love Emma Stone and really enjoy her emerging as a great new female comedian, so we didn't want her to play the damsel in distress in a super hero movie.

Shows what we know.

From HitFix-

Sony Pictures announced that Emma Stone will star alongside Andrew Garfield in Marc Webb's reboot of "Spider-Man."  Stone, who is currently appearing in the comedy hit "Easy A," will play play Gwen Stacy, one of Peter Parker's main love interests in the classic Marvel comic book.

In a statement, Webb noted, "The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice...

...Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde.”

I don't know what's worse, that we were wrong or that Emma Stone's not a real redhead!

Either way she's awesome in everything we've seen her in from House Bunny to Zombieland, so were definitely happy!



But wait a sec!  Gwen Stacey? I have to watch Emma Stone die?
I have to watch Emma Stone die in IMAX 3D???!!!!!!!

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

They Waited Until Now!?!?! Medal of Honor Finally Takes the Taliban Out of Multiplayer Mode!



Wait you mean they finally realized that this might be a bad idea? Did someone at EA leave their underground bunker and talk to an actual human being perhaps? From Yahoo:

Facing pressure from military groups and the families of soldiers killed in action, game publisher EA has opted to remove the Taliban as a playable side in the war shooter's multiplayer modes. 
Executive producer Greg Goodrich explained that while the "majority of feedback has been overwhelmingly positive," they've also received "feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern over the inclusion of the Taliban in the multiplayer portion of our game."
With that in mind, the developers have removed the terrorist group from the game's multiplayer, instead renaming them "Opposing Force."
I mean this had bad idea written all over it since the beginning. We just made fun of this on the promo for this weeks show! It's called Medal of Honor! Was honor meant to be ironic? Was this a parody created by Mel Brooks? If the game didn't make any money would they make more of a profit like The Producers? Did they find a burned-out hippy to play Bin Ladin? Please someone tell me why they thought this would fly???

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! We Get an Easy A on Our Fall Video Game Special!!!






On This weeks show we'll be reviewing the new comedy Easy A, and we'll be discussing all of the must have video games of this fall and of 2011! Tune in this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Promo for Thursday's Show! Fall TV Special!!!

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This week's show is our big Fall TV Special.  We're discussing new shows like Boardwalk Empire, Hawaii Five-0, The Event, Nikita, and returning shows like Chuck and Supernatural. Tune in this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Fashion of Resident Evil

We talk a lot about the great monsters from the Resident Evil games being directly translated into the films. Aside from zombies, we've seen zombie crows and dogs, as well as popular creatures like Lickers, Nemesis, Executioner, and G-Virus monsters.
We love how these creatures in the RE movies look almost identical to their game versions, but what about the human characters in the game?

Thus we bring you the Fashion of Resident Evil!



Sienna Guillory playing Jill Valentine in Resident Evil: Apocalypse looks exactly like Jill from the game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (apparently the movie was going to be called RE: Nemesis, but that same year Star Trek: Nemesis bombed in theaters, thus the title change). Stay till the end credits of RE: Afterlife to see Sienna return looking like Jill from the game Resident Evil 5.



Oded Fehr in Resident Evil: Extinction is dressed a lot like his character Carlos Olivera from the game Resident Evil: Nemesis.



Ali Larter playing Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife looks exactly like her game counterpart from Resident Evil 2 and  Resident Evil: Code Veronica (except for, sadly, the short shorts)



Shawn Roberts (who is actually the 2nd movie Wesker, Jason O'Mara made a cameo in Resident Evil: Extinction as a hologram of the Resident Evil mega-villain) is dressed up to look exactly like Albert Wesker from all of the games, but most specifically Resident Evil 5.
Also it's to be noted that he has the awesome glowing red cat eyes you first see Wesker sport in the game Resident Evil: Code Veronica.



Wentworth Miller isn't dressed exactly like Chris Redfield from any of the games, but the look is very similar. Check out the placement of the knife on the back, the gun belt and knee-pads!!



Milla Jovovich's character Alice is not from the games. Her look varies in each movie (I think her outfit in Resident Evil: Extinction was from Milla's clothing line), but her look in Resident Evil: Afterlife reminded us a little of mercenary Jack Krauser from Resident Evil 4 (well at least the belt thingy).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Promo for Thursdays Show! Resident Evil!!!!





This week's show is all about Resident Evil! We'll be reviewing the new 3D action-packed Resident Evil: Afterlife, as well as the previous 3 films of the franchise, and how they compare to the long-running video game franchise.

Also we'll spend a little time talking about the CW's new femme fatal Nikita.
Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on www.925kyhy.com

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