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Vamping it up on Halloween!: Lex’s Movie Picks

Are you a fan of vampires in the cinema? I am! The concept of a timeless being who feeds off the blood of the living has long appealed to people.  Despite the hackneyed stories popping up occasionaly,  there are some still some very intriguing films being made in the vampire genre. Below are a few of my favorites from the last fifteen years (thus, there is no, say,  Nosferatu or The Hunger on this list).

Vampyr II, by Edvard Munch.1895-1905.
Vampyr II, by Edvard Munch. 1895-1905.

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CUT! Costume and the Cinema: A review.

It’s been a busy summer for this costume designer, between mounting shows and traveling to various museums for costume and fashion exhibits. While some shows have been hit-and-miss, I never regret seeing what new museums have to offer!

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Most recently, my co-workers and I trekked up to Sandwich, Massachusetts to visit the beautiful Heritage Museums & Gardens to see the CUT! Costume and the Cinema show. It was pretty exquisite– keep reading to find-out more about the exhibition and the museum!

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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

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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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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Breaking News: Fantastic Beasts Trailer Has Dropped!

On December 15, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first full trailer for the upcoming movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The screenplay of this spin-off from the Harry Potter series was written by J.K. Rowling, so we knew it was going to be good, but other than that we didn’t know what to expect. This trailer gives some new insights, but still not much. Continue reading Breaking News: Fantastic Beasts Trailer Has Dropped!