Geeky News-The News you need to know for the Week Ending January 27th

It’s officially Oscar season!! With the announcement of the 2017 nominees, and with January almost over, media news is picking up and is getting rowdy. Here is the list...

It’s officially Oscar season!! With the announcement of the 2017 nominees, and with January almost over, media news is picking up and is getting rowdy. Here is the list of need-to-knows for movies and TV this week.




Oscar Nominations: Several geeky movies earned Oscar nominations on Tuesday.  Rogue One, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange, Kubo and the Two Strings, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Star Trek Beyond are all officially Oscar-nominated films. Can’t wait for the rerelease of Academy Award-Nominated Suicide Squad!!

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Star Wars: It was officially announced that the next Star Wars film will be called Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Aside from setting the internet aflame, we’re left to speculate about what exactly that means for the Skywalker clan and for fans worldwide.

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Deadpool: Despite a large campaign for it, Deadpool was not nominated for any Oscar awards.  Maybe for the sequel – once they cast Cable?

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Jim Starlin: Even if you’ve created the main villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like you’re not paid well.  Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos and several other comic book characters, announced on Twitter that he got paid more for the Russian mercenary (Anatoli Knyazev) showing up in Batman v Superman than he did for Thanos, Drax, and Gamora showing up in the MCU. How is that even possible? Marvel is notoriously stingy with its finances – and that definitely applies to the movies.




Tomb Raider: Dominic West will be playing Lara Croft’s father, Lord Richard Croft, in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. He will be co-starring in the film with Alicia Vikander. This is not going to be the first time they’ve played father and daughter.



Groot: According to Vin Diesel, James Gunn is ready to make a Groot solo movie. Diesel has a tendency to talk about all the theoretical Marvel movies he could make, but since he already is cast as Groot, is it possible that this one might actually happen?

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Bryan Singer: Singer will be directing the pilot episode of Matt Nix’s untitled X-Men drama series. The series, we’ve learned, will focus on parents who learn that their children have mutant powers and go on the run.


Daniella Pineda: Pineda will be a new female lead in the Jurassic World sequel.  This will be her first major starring role. Her previous credits come from The Detour and HBO’s High Maintenance.





Apocalypse Now: Francis Ford Coppola has launched a kickstarter for… an Apocalypse Now-inspired video game. The website says that it will be “an immersive, psychedelic horror RPG.” Not sure why this is something Coppola needs to raise money for, but okay then.


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