Week in Geek: December 18th, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: December 18th, 2013

Posted by Jeff Penner Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Want to know what happened the past few days in nerd culture? WEEK IN GEEK is your quick fix to catch up with the rest of the fanboys out there.

Nerdy current events in geek culture for this week

MOVIES

Paul Rudd is officially Ant-Man.

My take: Yes. Loved the idea of it. Love that it's official. This is going to be one fun movie. It will be a comedy, most likely, and will be criticized for it but if you just relax and enjoy the story and character I think this will be a huge hit.

The Hobbit sequel….

My take: I was hoping to get to see it before releasing this article but it hasn't worked out, so I put it to you to announce your thoughts in the comments below and I'll chime in later this week once I've seen it!

Joaquin Phoenix up for role in Batman/Superman movie.

My take: Mister "no more hollywood" himself in a major blockbuster? I'm confused. Although I've enjoyed almost everything I've seen him in, I'm worried his eccentricities may muck things up behind the scenes.

22 Jumpstreet Red Band Trailer.

My take: Not big news but I wanted to comment that this sequel is already marred with opinions. Many people loathed the comedic take that the first film went with (despite Johnny Depp CLEARLY being cool with it) and I personally really enjoyed it. I saw it twice in the theatre and I never do that with comedies. I hope the haters finally come around and go back and give part one another chance.

TELEVISION

"Twitter" TV series in development.

My take: ……what? A TV series based on the real-life people who run Twitter on a day-to-day basis. "The Social Network" was an interesting "mockumentary" with SOME facts but a whole series will get old fast, especially when people are too busy using the service to bother watching a show about people running it in the background.

"From Dusk Till Dawn" TV series in development.

My take: More vampires with a slightly different backstory to them. Just what television needs! This smells heavily of the Weinsteins going after TV money.

HOLLYWOOD

Shia LaBeouf apologizes for stealing Daniel Clowes' idea.

My take: Nobody, especially someone in "the biz" is so dumb to not give credit where credit is due. Shia will be back peddling for the remainder of his career after this, and deserves the prison he's created for himself.

Watch out for this segment each and every Wednesday. We'll see you next week!

Did we miss something? What are your thoughts on these topics?
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