Geekscape podcasts, news, features Sat, 30 May 2015 16:38:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape TV-G The Saint Mort Show Episode 130: Ranking The Slashers (Live Panel from TanoshiiCon) Sat, 30 May 2015 15:17:04 +0000 This week’s episode is the second of four live panels recorded at last months TanoshiiCon in West Chester, PA. The second panel is “Ranking the Slashers'” featuring Scott Roger (of Survivor Girl & Reddit Horror Club) and Will Ball. The three of us rank the slasher sequels from best to worst (specifically Nightmare, Friday, Halloween, Child’s Play and TCM). Enjoy!

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‘Tron 3′ – Officialy Derezzed Sat, 30 May 2015 04:38:06 +0000 It’s been reported that ‘Tron 3′ has reached the end of the line. Disney will no longer be making the film, that was never officially greenlit. In early April it was reported that Olivia Wilde and Garret Hedlund were set to reprise their roles and production would be moving forward.

I may be in the minority of people who enjoyed Tron Legacy, so I am kinda bummed the sequel isn’t happening. Disney had the animated series that didn’t last past the season, so maybe they felt that the fan fare wasn’t there anymore. END OF LINE.

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New Xbox One Controller to be Revealed at E3 2015 Fri, 29 May 2015 22:46:21 +0000 Let the leaks begin!

As we inch closer to to E3 2015, we should be expecting leaks and hints at what’s coming. Take Microsoft’s “new” take on their Xbox One controller:




One thing that seems to be confirmed is a new 3.5mm headphone jack, which will increase the number of third-party headphones we’ll be able to use with the controller.

Besides the different paint job, I don’t really see the overhaul I was expecting either. I assume we should get the specs once their conference rolls around, June 15, 2015.

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Amazon Releases Their Amiibo Wave 4 Schedule! Fri, 29 May 2015 19:24:05 +0000 Do you want those wave 4 amiibo, but value your sleep, time and dignity? Amazon might have you covered!

Despite Amazon’s international branches taking pre-orders for the latest round of figure hell, North America bypassed the whole system, instead deciding to release the latest set on release day in increments. By limiting each character to one per person and making the formal announcement the day prior, it’s obvious that Amazon wants to give its shoppers an equal chance to make their purchase, (in the middle of the day, no less!)

Promising to work with Nintendo to secure more stock, this hopefully won’t be the last time Amiibo hunters can turn to the online retailer for their wave 4 needs. Let’s just hope that future waves are approached in a similar manner, making late night lineups a thing of the past!

The release schedule is as follows, with special attention being paid to Lucina at 3:30 PT and Robin at 5:30 PT. Will their servers survive the mad rush?

Pac-Man: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
Charizard: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
Inkling Boy: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT
Lucina: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT
Wario: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
Inkling Girl: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Silver Mario: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT
Robin: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
Inkling Boy, Girl, and Squid 3-pack: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

Let us know which figures you’re hunting for, and share your experiences in the comments below!

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Geekscape Movie Reviews: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Fri, 29 May 2015 18:41:08 +0000 Most years I have to wait until at least the fall and sometimes even into late-December, when the heavyweight Oscar contenders begin to unveil themselves across movie theaters nationwide, in order to find that special film that astonishes me on all fronts. Well, Christmas came early last night as I had the privilege of catching this year’s superb Sundance Grand Jury and Audience prize winner, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Recent winners of Park City’s most prestigious award, namely Whiplash and Beasts of the Southern Wild, ultimately found a large level of Oscar success. But although my instincts tell me that this year’s indie gem won’t have the same sustaining power as those previous awards season contenders, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is still far and away the most superior of the bunch.

Based on Jesse Andrews’ novel of the same name Thomas Mann stars as Greg, a self-loathing high school senior who spends his days staying under the radar and making films with his lifelong “co-worker”, Earl (RJ Cyler). But when Greg reluctantly befriends a cancer-stricken classmate named Rachel (Olivia Cooke) at his mom’s demanding request, their relationship slowly pulls Greg out from under his shell. And as Rachel’s medical condition begins to worsen, Greg and Earl struggle to make a momentous cinematic masterpiece on her behalf.


Beautifully infusing elements of cynicism, sarcasm, fear, tenderness and compassion, novelist turned screenwriter, Jesse Andrews, delivers a screenplay for the ages. Never before has a coming-of-age film felt so earnest and forthright. Andrews creates dialogue that’s unapologetically honest and occasionally awkward at all the right times. And through his words, budding stars Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke give the type of spectacular performances that re-direct a career. Selecting lesser known, but equally talented, leads was a brilliant choice by director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. These fresh faces give Me and Earl and the Dying Girl a clean slate and the pair of dynamic stars provide such a rare and unique voice to their characters. Furthermore, enough can’t be stated about the supporting turns as well, which happen to come from newbie RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman and Jon Bernthal. Of the bunch, Cyler is given the largest platform to work with and his natural comedic abilities are wonderfully counter-balanced by a soulful handling of the film’s more dramatic moments.


For such an impressive script and cast, matching these bright spots with the stylish eye and vision of filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon only elevated the film to even greater heights. Alfonso incorporated many rare shots in his repertoire that added an enormous level of distinction to the film. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl amazes on nearly every level and displays a special blend of both humor and tenderness which is simply perfected through Rejon’s keen eye.

Throughout the brisk 104 minute affair, the film takes its audience on an unforgettable journey boasting a wide array of emotions. There were laughs and there were tears, but most importantly there was an indestructible connection between each and every moviegoer and all of the characters we fell in love with onscreen. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a magnificent piece of cinema that warrants a viewing from just about film lover out there, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled when the feature hit theaters this June.

GRADE: 4.5/5

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‘American Ultra’ – Official Red Band Trailer Fri, 29 May 2015 18:20:34 +0000 ‘American Ultra’ premiered and it looks liek it could be some stoner movie fun. Pretty much looks like a Pineapple Express meets The Bourne Identity. Jessie Eisenberg plays a stoner store clerk who seems to get activated by a handler and starts fucking shit up, yet he doesn’t know how he is doing it all while high. Jessie teams up again with Kristen Stuart (Adventureland) playing his leading lady caught up in the action. Who’s ready for  some emotionless (to be fair i saw her smile in the trailer) and socially awkward stoner action comedy. I know i am!!

Lionsgate’s ‘AMERICAN ULTRA  opening in theaters on Friday, August 21!

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down.  Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh
Written by: Max Landis
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman & Walton Goggins
Produced by: Anthony Bregman, Kevin Frakes, Raj Brinder Singh, David Alpert, Britton Rizzio
Genre: Action/Comedy
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New ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Teaser Fri, 29 May 2015 17:32:20 +0000 Starz has just release a new teaser trailer for ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’. I’m a big fan of the most recent remake of the movie and was kinda bummed about not hearing any news regarding a sequel. But with the news of the show continuing where the original series left off and bringing back Bruce Campbell as Ash  and introducing a slew of new characters is actually better news!! Cant wait to add this to my Fall viewing line up.

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

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‘Kung Fury’ Is Finally Here! Fri, 29 May 2015 01:40:04 +0000 Briefly: I was pretty freaking excited for David Sandberg’s Kung Fury when the Kickstarter campaign launched back in 2013, and two years later I’m just as enthusiastic.

While I haven’t had an opportunity to watch the 30 minute film yet (it’s been a busy day at work), I can’t wait to get home and turn it on. I just couldn’t wait to share, as I feel as though I’ve been waiting for this one forever.

Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.

Over 17000 people helped make this project come to life, and I’m extremely happy that they did. It looks freaking incredible.

Watch Kung Fury in full below, and let us know what you think!

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Time To Go To War: Watch Seven Minutes Of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Gameplay! Fri, 29 May 2015 01:32:45 +0000 Briefly: This game seriously can’t come soon enough.

Rocksteady has just released seven minutes of gameplay footage from next month’s Batman: Arkham Knight, captured directly from the PS4 version of the game.

If you haven’t realized it from the numerous other trailers and previews, this game is insanely gorgeous, and incredibly smooth looking. Watching Bats fly around in this video is some of the most exciting open world travel I’ve seen in some time.

The video shows Batman meeting up with a familiar face before doing some destruction in the Batmobile. From all of the footage we’ve seen thus far, it looks like we’ll be spending quite a bit of time traversing terrain in the vehicle, and I couldn’t be more excited to try it out.

Take a look at the footage below, and let us know what you’re most excited to see in Batman: Arkham Knight.

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New Poster Shows ‘Ant-Man’ Dodging Bullets! Fri, 29 May 2015 00:54:27 +0000 Briefly: Following the much better second trailer from last month, and a cool poster from just a few weeks back, Marvel has just debuted another one sheet for July’s Ant-Man.

This one features our shrunken hero atop one of his insect pals dodging a series of bullets. I wonder how many times we’ll see that in the feature.

In the film, “Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world”

Take a look at the poster below, and let us know what you hope to see when Ant-Man hits theatres on July 17th!


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Tatsunoko To Develop A New ‘Speed Racer’ Series Thu, 28 May 2015 19:56:03 +0000 Global art licensing magazine Total Licensing reported in its summer issue that Tatsunoko Production is set to develop a new modern Speed Racer series for a new generation. In addition, the company is planning on a new licensing program to reintroduce the property.

Hoping they can successfully reboot the series after the 2008 lame attempts Speed Racer: The Next Generation and the Speed Racer movie. Details are sparse for now, but we will keep an eye out for further info.


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Tom Hardy Gives Awesome Answer to Dumb ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Question Thu, 28 May 2015 17:32:58 +0000 Mad Max: Fury Road is now everybody’s favorite action movie of the summer even though it’s not even June. Much ado has been made of its uniquely pro-women story and acclaimed female characters, but that hasn’t stopped dumb people from wondering where all the men are.

During this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Tom Hardy was asked by a journalist if he wondered why there were so many women “in a man’s movie.” Watch here at the 9:45 mark.

The Cannes Film Festival ended a few weeks back but this video is now gaining traction.

I genuinely wonder where these people are coming from. We’re at a point when geek culture is finally being more inclusionary, yet there’s pushback to keep this stuff for dudes-only. Maybe the “journalist” didn’t have ill-intentions and really wondered what the film’s star thought about the film’s characters, but what a shitty way to word it.

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Blizzard Shows Off More ‘Overwatch’ Gameplay: Meet Tracer! Thu, 28 May 2015 03:51:03 +0000 Going back to BlizzCon 2014, we’ve been following the development of Blizzards upcoming First Person Shooter/MOBA mashup, Overwatch.

The gaming community has seen a handful of gameplay vids, but this time around we get to meet the light on her feet Tracer!

Try keeping track of Tracer in this complete, unedited match from an early version of Overwatch, captured in 60fps on PC. Here, Tracer plays on the defensive team in Hanamura, a Point Capture map set in an idyllic corner of Japan.

In normal Blizzard fashion, they’re being tight lipped on release dates. We DO know that the game will be released on both PC and OSX.

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Liesel Van Helsing Figure Coming From Zenescope And Executive Replicas! Wed, 27 May 2015 05:26:38 +0000 Briefly: I know what I’m getting Shane O’Hare for Christmas.

Zenescope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales is one of the industry’s longest running indie comics series. The universe spans five realms with over 200 characters and encompasses numerous spin-off series such as Van Helsing, Wonderland, Neverland, Inferno, OZ, and Robyn Hood – each featuring a mix of iconic heroines and villians.

Now, through Zenescope’s partnership with renowned action figure manufacturer Phicen Ltd., GFT’s legions of fans will be able bring home collectible versions of their favorite characters in the most realistic and lifelike way imaginable. Each 1:6 scale figure will be made with Phicen’s seamless body and stainless steel skeleton and will be hand-crafted in the character’s signature outfit as well as packaged with an armament of her signature weapons. Each standout piece is being produced by Executive Replicas, marking the first releases in the collaboration between the three companies.

This July, the first action figure will be released under the deal – Liesel Van Helsing. The daughter of the famed vampire slayer has never looked so good or lifelike as she comes dressed in her signature outfit of fishnets and trenchcoat with steampunk accents for optimum hunting. Ready to drive a stake into every black vampire heart, the figure offers a multitude of poses and comes packaged with her signature weapons.

The figures will retail for a cool $159.99US, and are currently available for pre-order here! You can take a look at the first images of the figure below!

Which Grimm Fairy Tale character is your favourite? Which figure would you like to see next? Be sure to let us know!



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‘Chip’s Challenge’ And ‘Chip’s Challenge 2′ Hit Steam This Thursday! Wed, 27 May 2015 05:01:04 +0000 Briefly: I have never been so excited to replay an old game, but I’m even more excited to play its 20-year-old-but-never-released-until-now sequel.

Yep, just as we mentioned extensively on Geekscape Games last month (you are listening to Geekscape’s all gaming sister podcast, aren’t you?), Chip’s Challenge and Chip’s Challenge 2 are about to hit Steam.

Both titles will launch this Thursday, and Chip’s Challenge 2 will even feature a level editor as DLC.

I haven’t touched Chip’s Challenge since I was a child, but I’m really excited to give the game another go and see if I’m any better at hard-as-hell puzzle titles now that I’m an adult. Seriously, from what I remember, the game quickly becomes an infuriatingly tough experience, and as I’ve played more than a few puzzle games since my Chip‘s days, I think I may be able to do it (but I’m probably terribly, terribly wrong).

In any case, take a look at a Chip’s Challenge 2 trailer below, and let us know what you’ll be playing on Thursday.

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Capcom Reveals That A Remastered ‘Resident Evil 0′ Is Incoming! Wed, 27 May 2015 04:35:55 +0000 Briefly: When Resident Evil HD Remaster became Capcom’s fastest selling digital title in history, and also broke the record for the biggest selling day one digital title on the PlayStation Network, we were pretty certain it wouldn’t be the last Resident Evil remaster we’d see.

We were (thankfully) right. Capcom today officially unveiled a remastered edition of Resident Evil 0, which is slated to hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2016.

Being a survival horror fan who missed out Resident Evil up to this point (and also a gamer who thoroughly enjoyed the remaster of Resident Evil), I’m pretty excited to see where the series chronologically began.

Details on the game are pretty scarce at this point, but it is known that original Resident Evil 0 Director Koji Oda and additional staff are returning for the development of this new remastered version. Capcom will be sharing more information on the title in the coming weeks.

You can watch the announcement video below (make sure you turn on subtitles), and be sure to let us know if you’re looking forward to playing this one!

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Former ‘Bioshock’ Devs Reveal ‘Perception’, And It Looks Amazing! Wed, 27 May 2015 04:17:46 +0000 Briefly: This looks incredibly original, and I sure hope that it receives the funding that it’s looking for.

We’ve seen some pretty incredible gaming successes on Kickstarter over the past month. Yooka-Laylee surpassed each and every one of its stretch goals in under 24 hours, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night flew beyond its goal in just a day.

Perception, an insanely original premise by a new studio (which contains a ton of ex-Irrational Games devs) called The Deep End Games just hit Kickstarter, and while it hasn’t yet received the same success as the previously mentioned titles, in less than a day its reached over $30,000 of its $150,000 goal.

Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams. The gameplay has Cassie using echolocation to see, which amounts to some extremely original mechanics, and potential for some absolutely gut-wrenching scares.

As always, there are some incredible rewards available for backers, but I’m mostly excited for the potential of this insanely ambitious looking game. Plus, it’s a horror title, and we all know that I’m a sucker for those.

Take a look at the campaign trailer for Perception below, and let us know if you’ll be backing the project. Be sure to visit the campaign page for all the info about the title.

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Danny Trejo Looks Like a BAMF in ‘From Dusk ‘Till Dawn’ Season Two Preview Wed, 27 May 2015 02:43:35 +0000 From Dusk ‘Till Dawn: The Series returns later this summer in an all new season, and making his debut as a new character is From Dusk ‘Till Dawn movie alum Danny Trejo as the goofy-looking-but-I-still-wouldn’t-mess-with-him, The Regulator.

The Regulator is a new character, and the press release describes him as an “agent of evil” in the middle of a “deadly errand.” Most of my errands are boring. I think I’ll take boring over deadly. Better for my conscience.

From the press release:

El Rey Network and Miramax released a first-look image of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series featuring Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) in his new role as”The Regulator,” a horrifying agent of evil who is summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the From Dusk Till Dawn film franchise as “Razor Charlie.”  Currently in production on its sophomore season, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is slated to return late Summer 2015.

Excited? Of course you are, and tell us your favorite Danny Trejo role in the comments. (Who are we kidding, it’s Machete.)

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The ‘POINT BREAK’ Remake Trailer Is Here! Tue, 26 May 2015 23:37:06 +0000 At first viewing I was thinking “man this is just like Fast and the Furious“, then I remembered that the original actually predates the FF franchise. This looks like it will be a rocking good time with EXTREME sports. I didn’t even know this was being made, let alone that it’s being released so soon (December 25, 2015)

The film stars Édgar Ramírez (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Carlos the Jackal”) as Bodhi, and Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “November Man”) as Johnny Utah, along with Ray Winstone (“Noah,” “The Departed”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Delroy Lindo (“Sahara,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”), under the direction of Ericson Core (“Invincible”).

Did you enjoy the trailer? Are you looking forward to the remake? Sound out below!

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The Saint Mort Show Episode 129: Rich Arons Fri, 22 May 2015 17:22:46 +0000 Recorded at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con last weekend I got a chance to sit down with Rich Arons and talk about his career working on such cartoons as He-Man and Ghostbusters, writing/directing Tiny Toons Adventures and Animaniacs and producing Freakazoid. We also discuss the new series he’s been working on at his website

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