The Geek in Review: Heroes, Godzilla & More!

This is the Geek in Review, the segment where we discuss the top stories in geekdom from the past week. Here are some notable developments:

  • Heroes is coming back to a TV near you
  • New details emerge about Marvel’s Netflix deal
  • Adam Sandler set to play in video game movie, “Pixels”
  • Godzilla!

Heroes is coming back as a mini-series

NBC’s Heroes was notable for being one of the biggest highs in superhero television, followed by one of the lowest lows. Heroes started out so well, with interesting characters, a bag full of mysteries, and awesome superpowers. Unfortunately, as the seasons wore on (and the infamous writers strike did its damage), the show ground to a halt. The show increasingly looked directionless and frustrating. read more

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5 Comics We Enjoyed This Month: February 2014

Marvel released it’s first big wave of new #1’s this past month. But the big news this month was that Valiant announced a bunch of new titles including RAI, quite possibly the greatest superhero ever! If you don’t believe me, check out Tohru Nakadai’s first short-lived series from the 90s.

As always, remember to check out our reviews of these issues by clicking the titles marked below.

1. She-Hulk #1

2. Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28

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Adam Sandler to Star in Video Game Movie “Pixels”

Have you ever been playing a video game and suddenly been hit by an overwhelming yearning to see Adam Sandler in it? Then this news is for you.

The Wrap has announced that Adam Sandler is on board to star in a brand new Happy Madison movie based on the video game-heavy short film, Pixels.

Like any good (or bad) Sandler movie, this one will co-star some of his best buddies. In this case, Kevin James and Josh Gad. read more

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Almost Human Season 1 Episode 12 “Beholder” 5 Biggest Developments!

We are winding down in the season and fans everywhere are praying this show doesn’t go “the way of the Firefly” as it is still uncertain if there will be a Season 2.

Episode 12 “Beholder,” begins with a young handsome gentleman playing virtual golf in his upscale apartment. Suddenly a man with bandages on his face burst in and tazers him to the floor. While he’s incapacitated the criminal sticks metallic syringe in his neck. Something strange happens to the victims face, and when the procedure is done, the criminal has a little vile of liquid for his efforts. read more

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Aquaman #28 Review

Aquaman fights some sharks and, on the surface, has a high school reunion to attend.

Analysis

Jeff Parker is starting to really solidify himself as writer of this series. He has continued to delve into the big moments which show why Arthur is the hero he is. We even see it done in a couple of ways in this issue. The first, more straightforward example of heroism, is when Aquaman valiantly dives after a stray diver being attacked by a group of sharks when his Atlantean soldiers do nothing. While diving in Arthur simply shouts “What’s your problem?! A man is dying in there!” read more

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True Detective Episode 6 “Haunted Houses” Recap: The 2002 Reveal and the Beginning of the End

Though many questions were posed, the simplicity of this week’s episode came as a breath of fresh air, as fans are just now coming up to the surface after last week’s existential deep dive.

Episode 6 begins with Marty serving his preferred method of justice on the 19-year-old boys caught in a car with his 16 year old daughter. Though what they were doing was enough to send any father into a justifiable rage, “promiscuity” seems to be a sensitive subject for Marty. Earlier in the season when they went out to the Bunny Ranch during their investigation,  we saw Marty take a personal interest in the well-being of one of the working girls, Beth who was also underage at the time. As he left he slipped her some money saying “do something else.” Later in the season when Marty burst into the house of his mistress to catch her “cheating,” he pinned her new beau to the bed forcing him to admit that she’d given him head. Just the right amount of promiscuity needed in order for Marty to separate himself from her in disgust. read more

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New Trailer Gives Us the First Real Look at the Promising Godzilla Reboot

“You are not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster…”

Everybody’s favorite giant, scaly Nuclear bomb allegory is getting a reboot and in 2 minutes it already looks a thousand times better than the last Godzilla reboot.

Look, I know we were all burned by the 1998 Godzilla – with its idiotic premise, bad acting, logical inconsistencies, and inability to capture even a speck of the originals importance – but there are a few reasons to be optimistic about this one. Hollywood has been quietly experimenting with a radical new concept: every once in a while they try to make movies smarter. read more

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 11 Recap: The 5 Craziest Developments!

Last night, we got another episode where more questions were asked then explained, but it wasn’t all mystery and no excitement. There was also more than enough heart-pounding, anxiety-inducing scenes. A lot of stuff happened, which means its time for another installment of our weekly Walking Dead recap! At Max Level Geek, we try to distill that down to the major plot developments and ask the questions on your mind. Let’s take a look at what we’ve learned this week. read more

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Finale Recap: The 5 Craziest Developments!

Downton Abbey just finished it’s final episode for season 4. That’s right, folks: it’s time for a finale recap!

1. Bates saves the day

Terrance Sampson, an awful thief, attempts to create a scandal by stealing a letter from Rose’s friend, Freda. The contents of the letter could bring shame down on the entire royal family. Downton conspires to pull a little caper to stop this from happening.

Thanks to Mr. Bates’ expert forging abilities, they craft a letter to ensure their passage  into Sampson’s apartment when he’s not there. The goal is to find the letter and confiscate it. When that plan falls through, Bates snatches the letter from Sampson’s coat, effectively saving the royal family a heap of shame. read more

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The Walking Dead Drinking Game: Season 4 Episode 11

It’s another round of The Walking Dead Drinking Game so get out your Solo cups, shot glasses, and maybe an object capable of inflicting blunt force trauma to a rotting, shambling corpse, because we are going to party like it’s zombie arena fight night in Woodbury.

A few rules:

  1. If you are too young to drink, you are referred to as a “Carl.” Your job is to make everyone else miserable by your willful defiance of simple instructions.
  2. If you don’t want to drink, replace alcohol with fruit punch. Pretend its blood. You’re a zombie.
  3. There will probably be spoilers.
  4. Head shots only. Don’t waste ammo.

When to drink:

1. Drink any time Lizzie does something psychotic read more

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