When we first met Chester Tam, it was right before we re-branded this website as ShowbizMonkeys.com nearly 10 years ago. The Lonely Island's first feature film, Hot Rod, was about to be released, and Tam (their friend and frequent collaborator) was nice enough to brave being only the second person I'd ever interviewed.
Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host this year's Academy Awards on February 26, 2017. La La Land has already positioned itself as the odds-on favourite to win Best Picture before the nominations have been announced.
This week in The Geekdom Cave, we talk about the man, the legend, the dark knight, the caped crusader himself... BATMAN! Tom is back and we ponder all things shrouded in a cape and cowl, from the page to the big screen.
September 17 is Batman Day. If you forgot this year, let this serve as a reminder for you for 2017 -- and make up for it by listening to this podcast.
Step inside the Cave for this first installment of what is sure to be an ongoing nerdgasm of a saga!
I sit down with Tom this week and we play catch-up on the 2016 summer in entertainment: movies, TV, and even some Netflix originals (and yes, there are spoilers). So step into The Geekdom Cave and watch your step.
Melissa McCarthy delivers a superb performance in this latest release, The Boss. Directed by McCarthy's real-life husband, Ben Falcone (Tammy), this is guaranteed to be one of the funniest movies of the year.
Screenwriter Jeffrey John Eyamie -- who recently had his television pilot Split Level accepted by the National Screen Institute's Totally Television program, and has worked in the writer's room of the critically-acclaimed HBO Canada show Less than Kind -- is embarking on new territory this week. Eyamie releases his first novel, No Escape from Greatness (from Turnstone Press), this Thursday, March 24.
As a fan of science fiction films, I often feel that originality within the movie industry can be at a disappointing low. Whether we are presented with remake after remake, or ideas that just seem so far fetched that they almost belong in the comedy category of our Netflix account, science fiction pictures can at times be tough to pass off as great films.
Well, that was interesting...
One of the best things to happen to the Oscars this year was the #OscarsSoWhite backlash and negative press the Academy received for lack of diversity in its nominees. This wasn't just because it brought awareness to an important subject, but because it brought more awareness to the Oscars themselves.
How do you really know if a movie actually gets snubbed? Isn't art subjective? If so, then wouldn't the "snubs" the Academy is guilty of be just a matter of personal taste?
At the end of every year, critic groups from major North American cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and Boston name their Best Pictures.