Groundhog Day is an interesting and unique movies that somehow has the ability to balance the weight of its central premise — which is essentially time-travel via the constant repetition of a single day — while still showcasing excellent character development and laughs. To be honest, it definitely helps with Bill Murray’s performance as weatherman Phil Connors, and you gain an appreciation for how well the detailed replication of that same, single day — including the people in the background of each-and-every scene, and Connors’ response to the situation, ranging from confusion to frustration, to arrogance, to depression, to benevolence to more — but that’s often only noticed if you’ve repeatedly watched the film over-and-over again. So today, The PractitioNERD wishes to give you this wonderful present on this Groundhog Day in the year of our Lord twenty-seventeen, and now you can take in the film’s central premise with this YouTube video, titled “Groundhog Day – Every Day in One Day.” Also, go watch Groundhog Day.
Well, very soon Assassin’s Creed, the latest film adaptation of Ubisoft’s critically-acclaimed action-adventure franchise, will premiere. Hoping that this could be the project to break through the oft-negative stereotypes of videogame-to-film projects, 20th Century Fox released one last new trailer (DANG, there’s been A LOT of those lately, huh?) for the film, along with a one minute-long excerpt from the movie. Continue reading The Final Trailer for “Assassin’s Creed” Film Raises Expections
Aside from the frequent looks into the life of architect Ted Moseby from the TV series “How I Met Your Mother,” the architecture field hasn’t quite been a target for satire in the entertainment space. That brings me to “The Architect“, a new film directed by Jonathan Parker that brings forth the drama and comedy of the profession. The film features a humorous — yet somewhat believable in some cases — satire of architects, with character of the egocentric, self-centered and grandiose architect Miles Moss, portrayed by James Frain, who is working with a couple who wants him to design their dream home. Well golly-gee-whiz; what could POSSIBLY go wrong?!? Continue reading Watch the Architecture Profession take a Satirical Turn in “The Architect”…
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Marvel Universe hero and King of Wakanda, Black Panther.
1) “Who Is Black Panther”, Black Panther , issue #1 – #6 (https://goo.gl/qmdzxo)
2) iO9: “Everything You Need To Know About Black Panther Before Marvel’s Civil War” (https://goo.gl/uzcrwI)
3) Marvel Knights: Black Panther Animated Series (DVD: http://amzn.to/2fMOU2p; Amazon Prime Video: http://amzn.to/2fyQdND) Continue reading Black Panther – Geek Me Five #18
The newest trailer for DC’s Wonder Woman stand-alone film puts more of Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) fighting capabilities on display, and shows a hint of a modern-set framing device to the film’s core World War I-era story. Essentially, the film is working as both a prequel/origin story for the character, as well as a follow-up to her silver-screen debut appearance in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — note: watch ONLY the Ultimate Edition/Director’s Cut of that movie; the Theatrical Version does NOT exist… #ShortRantOver
Anyway, Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, arrives in theaters on June 2nd 2017.
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about Inuyasha, regarding the manga, anime, and other media ventures.
1) ‘Inuyasha’ Manga on Amazon (http://amzn.to/2f1l2z3)
2) ‘Inuyasha’ on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha) and ‘Inuyasha: The Final Act’ on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha-the-final-act)
3) ‘Inuyasha’ Complete 4-Film Collection: Bluray (http://amzn.to/2eLPZ6y) and DVD (http://amzn.to/2eLQddL) Continue reading Inuyasha: The Manga, Anime & More – Geek Me Five #17
Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine for the film, Logan, directed by James Mangold, however unlike previous Wolverine appearances, Jackman won’t be buffed up and ready to fight. This film is based on an eight-issue arc that ran in the main Wolverine series created by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven between 2008 and 2009 called Old Man Logan, featuring a version of a nomadic, older, less ferocious version of Wolverine, who’s suffering from chronic back pain and diminishing healing abilities.
Logan hits theaters on March 3rd, 2017.
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about Michael Myers, the main character of the classic horror-slasher film franchise, ‘Halloween’. Continue reading Michael Myers – Geek Me Five #16
Lionsgate and Saban Films have released a slew of new character posters for next year’s Power Rangers film, showing each of the Rangers posing with their corresponding Zord, which they use as gigantic assault vehicles to pilot in battle. The MegaZord, also from the original series, combined the assault vehicles into a humanoid body (a’la Voltron) to create the ultimate fighting robot. Also, I think it’s fair to say that the Blue and Yellow Rangers have the best posters, but all five are pretty great. Power Rangers, also starring Elizabeth Banks as the evil Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, teleports into theaters March 24, 2017 (one week before Ghost in the Shell).