September 15, 2018

The Nun – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

I’m sure it’s pretty common knowledge that perhaps the quintessential prospect studios this decade have sought after are self-sustaining cinematic universes á la the one at Marvel. Yet aside from that example, there haven’t been too many follow-up successes, with DC continually failing to get any kind of a foothold and others […]
September 9, 2018

Searching – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

With the found footage film subgenre seemingly petering itself out to the point that modern audiences groan whenever a new one squeaks through, like with 2016’s  reboot, it perhaps being fitting that it ends where it ostensibly started. But perhaps a new spiritually similar trend is taking place, one that […]
September 6, 2018

August 2018 Indie Movie Digest

Well, here we are again, Volume 2, as it were, giving you a rundown on all the least relevant movies on your radar. Yet Volume 2 might also be the last volume, now that MoviePass has finally wised up – somewhat – and limited me to just three movies a […]
September 5, 2018

The Happytime Murders – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

At about this time two years ago, I and about everyone else in their twenties saw one of the most bonkers, hilarious, and disturbing movies in the history of animated cinema. I’m of course talking about , a warped, Pixar-esque, push-all-your-buttons comedy from the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan […]
August 28, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

So, I suppose I don’t need to be the five-hundreth white guy laying out how culturally important this movie is for American audiences, specifically Asian-American audiences. I mean, the proof is in the pudding. Crazy Rich Asians is the first American-produced wide-releae film to feature a primarily Asian cast since 1993’s , […]
August 24, 2018

Mile 22 – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

Back in 2013, before there was , everyone’s favorite new patriotic, kick-ass American movie, was a little film about a true Navy SEAL operation set in Afghanistan called , starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg. Though not a monstrous success, it held its own fairly well enough during the […]
August 20, 2018

The Meg – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

Have shark movies jumped the shark yet? Excuse the pun, I simply couldn’t help myself, but every year or so it seems like another one comes along to try and take a chomp out of that niche market. And while we seemingly always get one that makes a sizable splash, […]
August 15, 2018

Slender Man – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

Ah… I remember Slender Man. Rather, I remember getting myself and my high school friends spooked over nothing as we culled the interwebs in search of everyone’s favorite creepypasta from 2011. Also there was a pretty decent yet frustratingly difficult computer game that pretty much everyone tried at least twice […]
August 14, 2018

Christopher Robin – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

Last year, there was a little film that came out that sought to darken the Winnie the Pooh mythos by delving into its creation by way of author A.A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin Milne. It was called , and though obviously bred to be an awards season contender, […]
August 12, 2018

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

DC Comics has never really broken the mold when it comes to film forays this millennium outside of the Christopher Nolan  trilogy. Sure, there was the occasional  or  – technically – but more often than not we got something more on par with  or . But where DC always excelled – […]
August 9, 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

August of 2017 was the worst month for cineplexes financially in twenty years. And a lot of that had to do with films underperforming:  failed to capture the magic of Stephen King’s magnum opus; Steven Soderbergh’s return to filmmaking in  didn’t find its audience; and the much maligned  didn’t have […]
August 3, 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

The  franchise has proven itself to be perhaps the most reliable and more importantly most fun spy caper series of the decade.  didn’t know how to walk away,  turned out to be a one-hit-wonder, and  is so hot and cold I don’t know if Justin Bieber has a better chance […]
August 3, 2018

July 2018 Indie Movie Digest

Hey, geeks! We here at The Geek Abides love movies. And it sometimes seems like there are too many coming out each week to give proper spotlight. Here’s a quick recap of what came out this last month and which ones are most likely to become a sleeper hit. Boundaries – […]
July 25, 2018

The Equalizer 2 – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

For the record, I thought  released in 2014 was a decent outing for Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua. It’s a fun if not totally memorable excuse to see Denzel kick wholesale ass at a Home Depot based on an no one really remembers either and something one wouldn’t necessarily expect […]
July 24, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Spoiler-Free Movie Review

Here we go again, indeed. Except,  really isn’t anything like 2008’s , which was based on the musical of the same name.  Yeah, pretty much everyone involved in the cast couldn’t resist getting another paid vacation, this time to Croatia – doubling for Greece – where all they’re really required to […]