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American Murder Song to Tour This October

imageTerrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, who most recently collaborated on Devil’s Carnival: Alleluiah! are touring again! This time, they’re taking their newest project,  American Murder Song, on the road. Zdunich and Hendelman are calling this the American Wake Tour, and tickets are available here.

The big question: what on earth is Amercian Murder Song? It’s different from Repo: The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival in that it is not a film. There seems to be an emphasis on live performance, but visuals are still in use. DG’s Debbie Farber got a glimpse of American Murder Song this May. Here are her observations: Continue reading American Murder Song to Tour This October

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Melissa’s Thoughts on “Suicide Squad” (2016)

I want to start this off by saying THIS IS A BIASED OPINION OF THE FILM SUICIDE SQUAD. The comments you are about to read may not reflect those of my Geekettes. With that out of the way: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD NOW!

**Mild Spoilers Ahead**

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Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment

Happy Harry Potter week, friends! Our annual celebration is upon us. Our queen, J.K. Rowling, and The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, are another year older. In honor of this joyous time, we will be recreating Harry’s birthday cake made by our favorite keeper of keys, Hagrid. This cake is being made in super easy mode: the cake has two ingredients and the frosting is store-bought. So, sit tight and follow me on this magical baking journey. Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment

Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016

imageIt’s that time! Every year Daily Geekette dedicates one week to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter in honor of their birthdays. This year is super exciting for the HP fans! The anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is due out in November. And from Pottermore’s new lore about American wizards, to a hotly-debated play, there’s plenty of magic to go around! Continue reading Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016

Fatherhood and Fandom

Fandom tends to be seen as an inherently male interest.  We have so many cultural stereotypes enhancing this belief.  From The Big Bang Theory to “the fake gamer girl,” nerdiness always seems to start as something male, and then move towards women.  For a while, this was pretty accurate.  In 2010, only 35% of New York Comic Con attendees were women.  However, as time goes on, these men get married.  They have kids, and they pass on their nerdy genes.

With that in mind, I asked my fellow writers if they had inherited any of their geekiness from their fathers, or for any good stories about how their fathers inspired them towards the nerd community.  Here are the responses I got:

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Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in 2018 Mary Poppins Sequel

imageSince Disney is remaking every movie they’ve ever released, rumors circulated as to what films were coming and who is going to star in them. Mary Poppins kept coming up, usually with Emily Blunt’s name attached to it. I’m happy to say those rumors are true! Mary Poppins Returns will hit movie theaters December 25, 2018. Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda was also cast in this upcoming feature. He will write new songs for the movie, and will also appear as a new character, a lamplighter named Jack. Rob Marshall is set to direct the movie. Mary Poppins Returns will feature a whole new score. Continue reading Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda Cast in 2018 Mary Poppins Sequel

Margot Robbie To Produce All Female DC Movie

Harley Quinn fans rejoice! According to the Hollywood Reporter, our girl will be headlining a spin-off adventure. This project will not be a solo-film, however. Sources are saying this film will be a female centric cast of DC’s superheros and villains. Potential plots and other characters involved are being kept very hush-hush. The only other names and plots being thrown around with the project are Batgirl and the Birds of Prey plotline.

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A Rabbit Hole of Wonderland Inspired Clothing? I’m In!

New collections are always a thing to celebrate. The day Hot Topic sends the pre-order email, I squee with joy and browse the options. This time, however, Torrid (Hot Topic’s sister store) released an email at the same day and time. Both stores are releasing a clothing line inspired by the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass. Cue my fangirling.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Movie is Coming

jokerFor years, fans have been begging for a DC Animated Movie based on Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Batman: The Killing Joke.  Even Mark Hamill, fan favorite for his portrayal of the animated Joker, has been gunning for this to happen.  Finally, DC announced that this is happening with not only Mark Hamill as the Joker, but Kevin Conroy as the Bat himself.  Rounding out the cast, Ray Wise will be voicing Commissioner Gordon and Tara Strong will be Batgirl.

Batman: The Killing Joke features Joker escaping Arkham Asylum and messing with the heads of Batman and Commissioner Gordon at Barbara Gordon’s expense.  The book also gives the Joker’s back story.  The comic is renowned for its particularly dark nature and twist on the idea of sanity.

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The Gal-lery: Mary Pickford.

Welome back to The Gal-lery, where DG spotlights women from the expansive and far-reaching fields of art and design.

Mary Pickford. The Photo-Play Journal, June 1916.
Mary Pickford. The Photo-Play Journal, June 1916.

What does the name Mary Pickford bring to mind? The doe-eyed ingénue of the silent film era, with girlishly-curled locks, and who wore those darling ruffled babydoll dresses? Yes, Ms. Pickford did capitalize on her youthful charms, but she was so much more than a sweet face of the early cinematic world— keep on reading to discover more about the astute woman behind the it-girl face!

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