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Movie Review: Ant-Man & the Wasp

TwitReview: Ant-Man & the Wasp is a fun ride in the MCU. Lots of action, laughs, and a post-credit sequence that will leave you wanting more! Go see it!! 5 stars

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MOVIE SCREENING: The First Purge (MON 07.02.18 @ 7:30PM)

Behind every tradition lies a revolution.  This Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness.  Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.  But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get Out, Split), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers)

You never forget your first!

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GeekForE On The Scene: Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom (SUN 06.10.18 @ 11AM-1PM)

Like dinosaurs?  Like free stuff?  How about game show prize wheels filled with swag?  Well you came to the right place!  We’re promoting the gargantuan dino follow up to smash ‘Jurassic World.’  Check out the film details, and the how to meet us on the scene to score your set of admit two’s and maybe more! #staygeeky

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.  Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.  Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens nationwide on FRI 06.22.18

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Movie Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story

TwitReview-  Solo: A Star Wars Movie delivers an origin story of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and an adventure in a galaxy that is far, far, away. Full of action, humor, and a darn good fun time.
Grade: 4 stars

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TwitView: Avengers, Infinity War (in theaters now) B+

Avengers, Infinity War (in theaters this week!) No spoilers for the MCU faithful. I was pleasantly surprised the film could squeeze that many heroes into a storyline and still manage to give the viewer a sufficient helping of each including backstory. This has to be the most ambitious MCU film to date in terms of effects and sheer firepower on display. Josh Brolin (Thanos) is a great villain who is surprisingly not one-sided. Be prepared for an ‘Empire Strikes Back’ type ending where you are both elated at the possibilities for the storyline while simultaneously being a bit depressed. For the diehards, there is one post-credit sequence and it’s all the way at the end of the credits but it’s worth waiting for as it caps the film off and gives a great teaser to what’s coming next. B+ (Weekend Box office prediction: $265M domestic)

                                   Spoiler Alert: Hulk doesn’t actually appear in this scene

Movie Review – “Rampage”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in the latest movie based on a video game BIG SCREEN BLOCKBUSTER, “Rampage”.
Taking queues from monsters movies of years past and the video game of the same name (and a classic 80’s game at that) you have a movie that delivers lots of destruction, lots of ‘The Rock’, and a thin yet fun to watch plot. Grade: 3 out of 5 stars

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MOVIE SCREENING: Blockers (TUE 04.03.18 @ 7:30PM)

It’s post and win time geeky faithful! This time, we’re promoting a hilarious and R-rated romp about a trio of teenage girls on the cusp of their senior prom who attempt to outwit their parents attempts to thwart them from having sex that night. From the Producers of Neighbors (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg), comes a raunchy, sticky, and pre-pubescent good time! Want to make the Geek For E RSVP list to the Baltimore screening?  Check out the details below the banner!

They’re gonna let the roosters fly!

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MOVIE SCREENING: Pacific Rim, Uprising (TUE 03.20.18 @ 7:30PM)

MOVIE SCREENING: Pacific Rim, Uprising (TUE 03.20.18 @ 7:30PM – Cinemark Egyptian 24, Arundel Mills Mall) It’s post and win time geeky faithful! This time we’re promoting the ‘rock ’em-sock ’em’ robot vs Kaiju action-blast staring John Boyega (Detroit) as a young and brash Jaeger pilot who recruits a ragtag crew of misfits and fighters to face a new kind of threat; an unstoppable one the world has never seen. Want to catch the Baltimore screening with us? Check out the details on our Facebook post and stay geeky! #pacificrim2 #pacifcirimBaltimore #kaijuvsJaeger

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TwitView: “Fifty Shades Freed”

Oh, if only Freed had built upon the promise of Fifty Shades Darker.  Instead of getting better, it took a step back and mimicked Fifty Shades of Grey in lack of coherent plot.  Pity, as Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan have developed a sweet chemistry, and the script delights in poking fun at itself.  For completists only.  Grade: D+ 

MOVIE SCREENING: Marvel’s Black Panther (TUE 02.13.18 @ 7:30PM)

Somewhere in the world of Wakanda, a warrior….yeah, yeah, whatever.  You’re not here for that press release crap, you’re probably even trying to speed read this to skip ahead to the contest details for fear that you might already be blowing your chance to get the tickets right now.  Relax…relax.  This is not a timing contest, so you can slowly and comfortably keep reading, you won’t miss your chance to enter. And the fine print is important.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

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