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Episode 3: Requiem for a Dream

Hi Movie Geeks, I haven’t had the chance to see any movies this past weekend. I have a lot of catching up to do. I did however manage to record and post another episode of Movie Geek & Proud. Give it a listen. It’s a episode of appreciation on cinematography and music. My friend Shawn and I also discuss the latest Venom Trailer and also how we enjoyed the British horror movie Ghost Stories. We also talk about the unsettling movies that we can’t watch twice. I hope you enjoy Episode 3 and comment your thoughts on the film and this episode. 

Remember to subscribe, rate, and comment on the app you are listening to this episode and share with those you may think will enjoy this show. I do plan on seeing some movies this weekend so more reviews on this blog on the way. 

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Double Take: A look back into X-men (2000)

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A look back at a movie I dreamed of living but at the same time felt too close to home.

I remember my first time watching X-men on tv. It was the Saturday morning cartoon that introduced me to the wonderful world of mutants and the X-men. I fell in love with it right away as a proud geek who watched it thinking one day will my superpowers come into play when I am a teen.

This franchise has seen its ups and downs with trying to live up to the highly expectation of the comic book and cartoon we all grew up with. The casting, special effects, even down to the sound that wolverine’s claws make when they come out of his hands were important in making these films successful. For the most part, the series is loved by many and have many devoted fans who will stick by the series no matter which direction they take. I couldn’t wait to watch this film on the big screen let alone get live action likeness of the characters I grew up with. Just seeing them on screen made me fall in love with this movie and made me look forward to each and every sequel thereafter. However, with that in mind, my geeking out may have blinded me from really critiquing this movie for what it is. Was the first one brought to us by Bryan Singer a good comic book adaptation? I tend to find out as I rewatched the movie again after 17 years.

1 hour and 44 mins later….

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