Movie Issues: Gremlins

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Movie Issues: Gremlins

It’s still the holiday season and we here at Movie Issues HQ are in full swing. We watched watch a Christmas movie that really doesn’t deal with Christmas as the focus, it’s more of the backdrop against some other plot. Thus, 1984 horror/comedy Gremlins was picked. Directed by the great Joe Dante and staring Zach Galligan,  Phoebe Cates and introduces the world to the cutest mogwai  ever, Gizmo. The fantasy creature all the kids wanted in the 1980s. So please download, grab some nog and listen in as we enjoy the insanity that is GremlinsRead On

Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #5

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #5

GABBY IS DYING FOR HER ART!

IN STORES NOW!  With the Doctor half the man he should be, under the draining influence of an alien tourist trap, Gabriella is left to shoulder the burden of saving him, the planet, and the future of art in our galaxy – and all on her first off-world trip, no less!

Trapped in a terrifying creative retreat, where what was once beautiful has been rendered corrupt and horrifying, is Gabby strong enough to reverse whatever has been done to the Doctor and save an intergalactic artistic community from itself? You’d better hope so!

And who, or what, are the deadly Consultants… and what plans do they have for the Doctor?!
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Night Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 58 “Monolith”

It’s the last Welcome To Night Vale episode of 2014! (By a staggering coincidence it’s also the last Night Vale recap of 2014, how bout that?) Night Vale loves to celebrate the holidays, and by “celebrate” we mean “protest the mysterious monolith that has appeared in front of city hall, or protest the protestors, or get dragged off by the Sheriff’s Secret Police.” You know, the usual.

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale Episode 58, “Monolith.”

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A film series that started in 2001 with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series has finally come to end. Our second long journey though middle earth has reached its climax with the new film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. We pick up right where we last left our hobbits. Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth. In this last of three pictures we see action, war, blood, gore, brotherhood and love. Out of the three Hobbit pictures, this is by far the best one.

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

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Comic Issues #201: Star Lord Gotham’s Assassin

This week your favorite Podcasting Duo catch their breath after last week’s live 200th podcast super-show and catch up on some comics.  When the dust settled on the microphones their three favorites rose to the top of the stack.  Legendary Star Lord #6 is the funniest, bestest, worst date in the galaxy as Peter and Kitty try to make the long distance work and for Anthony and Elizabeth to cringe at how badly the Star Lord bungles thing up.  Another rare appearance for the podcast, a DC title sneaks into the spotlight with Detective Comics #37 serving as a great jumping on point for the book and the art and story by podcast favorite Francis Manapul and Brian Buccalleto have us both interested in what’s to come from the Bat Book that isn’t Scott Snyder’s.

All this plus the latest Mad Max trailer, the Steven Colbert Report interview with Smaug, and more of the normal geeking out you love so much.

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Review: Station Eleven – A Novel

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Review: Station Eleven – A Novel

All three caravans of the Traveling Symphony are labeled as such, THE TRAVELING SYMPHONY lettered in white on both sides, but the lead caravan carries an additional line of text: Because survival is insufficient.

The book opens with the death of an actor on stage: heart attack, completely unrelated to the epidemic of flu which wipes out most of the world’s population, and yet somehow linked with the lives of many of the survivors.

Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic book Station Eleven: A Novel has no Mad Max-style warring armies, no mutants or zombies, no underground laboratories of scientists working on new technology to save civilization. The story wanders back and forth from the beginnings of the actor’s career through to twenty years after the epidemic. All of the characters are achingly normal, trying to find fulfillment in their mundane lives pre-collapse, or moments of happiness as they try to survive afterward. Sounds like a fairly sedate, character-study, doesn’t it? Well let me tell you, I finished this one in less than two days. Not kidding here, day-and-a-half tops. Like eating dessert in one bite, owmf, done. The book is beautiful, and scary, and exciting in places, and full of that kind of sadness you only get when you think about lovely things that you’ll never see again.

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Movie Issues: New Release Tuesday December 16th

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Movie Issues: New Release Tuesday December 16th

It’s Tuesday New Release Day!! It’s that time of the week where new movies come out for you to go buy and give yourself some happy. Now that December is here and the Christmas shopping has begin, the companies and decided to have ALL the movies come out! So there is bound to be something this month for you or a gift. So come on, lets see what came out!

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RELEASED 12/15 -12/19

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RELEASED 12/15 -12/19

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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