Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31

The Nerd Couch: Make a New Year's ReVolution!

This year, instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, Start a New Year’s REVOLUTION.   TURN things around for yourself, FIGHT against the tides of life, so that you can shape your own.  (Get it, revolution, turn, fight…  sigh… I’m so clever). The nerds I know are smart, creative people.  They constantly want to build, …

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Dec 31

Flashback Fridays: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

  It was Steven Spielberg‘s second great theatrical hit.  It touched the thoughts and imaginations of people around the world.  It gave us a new look at the image of Alien life forms in previous cinema.  Today’s Flashback Friday is  CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.   This trailer is from the 80’s special edition …

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Dec 28

GSB Reviews His Movies of 2011

I know this is a little early, but why not do it anyway.  Besides, I probably won’t go to the theater this  weekend, Geek Soul Brother is busy. I did get a chance to get out to the theater and see some flicks this year.  I watched mostly stuff that really attracts a geek like …

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Dec 26

GSB Reviews: CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS

In 1994, cave paintings were discovered by  French explorers Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet in southern France.  What they found inside was the oldest cave art in the world, dating back possibly 35,000 ago. CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS is a documentary about those caves by writer/director Werner Herzog. In my opinion, Werner Herzog is one …

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Dec 24

TEN EVIL ROBOTS

Oh yes, you can build them, have them take out the trash, put your baby to sleep, even design them for a little ‘good-good’ on the side.  But when you decide to attach a gun turret on them, or put them in the line of fire on the battlefield, that’s when they decide ‘It’s time for …

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Dec 23

Flashback Friday: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS

There is NO better movie that mixes the Christmas season with Science Fiction than the incredible (or incredibly bad) 1964 film – SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS. Something is wrong with the kids on Mars.  They are sad and listless, but their Martian parents don’t know what’s making them act like that.  All they know is …

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Dec 22

Trailer Jive: PROMETHEUS

In the words of the Late, Great Randy Savage “Oooohhhh, Yeeaaahhhh!”  I’ve been waiting for this trailer for 3 days (since Apple announced it was coming).  PROMETHEUS is the new Ridley Scott Sci-fi thriller that asks the question “Where did we come from?” or a more accurate question “Who the heck was that Giant, Dead Alien-Skeleton …

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Dec 21

GSB Versus: SALANDER (Dragon Tattoo) VS. LIBBY (Hackers)

A corporation hires Lisbeth Salander to spy on a young girl that they believe will hack their mainframe and get the companies corporate secrets.  All they know is that the girl’s tag is Acid Burn.  But what Lisbeth doesn’t know is that the company is about to bring down the whole financial system with their underhanded dealings. …

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Dec 21

Trailer Jive: THE HOBBIT

The new trailer is Out!  The furry footed friend from Tolken’s imagination is retelling his own story in THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Check the Trailer at Apple/trailers HERE (because they are being Gangta on youtube, but I can’t hate). For those of you that loved the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy by Peter Jackson, this should …

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Dec 21

Happy Hanukkah from Geek Soul Brother!

Hey people!  To all my Jewish Geek Soul Brothers and Sisters out there, all the Stan Lees and Jack Kirbys out there, the Will Eisners, the Siegels and Shusters, the Issac Asimovs and Spielbergs and Shatners and Nimoys and everyone else out there that resemble Jewish creators in Science fiction and fantasy, HAPPY HANUKKAH!! Photo: …

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