GeekMom Holiday Gift Guide #4: Geek Culture!

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geekmom-holiday-gift-guideThe GeekMom writers’ ideas for gifts falling under Geek Culture are mostly movies and television shows this year, but there’s also an item that mixes literature with art. Check them out!

 


Image: ParamountStar Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Blu-ray Collection
Suggested By: Jenny Bristol
Mfg: Paramount Pictures
Price: $120
Purchase: Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Blu-ray Collection

Have you ever wanted everything to do with Star Trek TOS all in one place? The television show, all of the movies with the TOS characters, even the Animated Series? How about some posters and a pin thrown in? This year, to celebrate Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary, Paramount has put out a Blu-ray collection including all of these things. It is the ultimate ST:TOS collection. Read my full review.


Image credit: Marvel EntertainmentCaptain America: Civil War
Suggested By: Patricia Vollmer
Mfg: Marvel Studios
Price: $19.99
Purchase: Captain America: Civil War

Make sure your favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe fan gets their copy of this Blu-ray not just to own the latest Captain America saga, but also to capture the wonderful extra features. In addition to the extended Doctor Strange sneak peek (which might be moot now), be sure to check out the two-part “making of” documentaries, as well as the “Road to Civil War” summary that brings viewers up to speed on how the Avengers came to the point that civil war was possible.

In addition to the Blu-ray, the movie is also available on DVD and via digital downloads at Amazon, iTunes, and Disney Movies Anywhere.


Image: Disney PixarFinding Dory
Suggested By: Rory Bristol
Mfg: Disney Pixar
Price: $19.99
Purchase: Finding Dory

Currently the most wished for movie on Amazon, Finding Dory is a unicorn amongst sequels. Widely argued to be better than its predecessor, Finding Dory is full of details that matter, characters who make you feel all the feels, and a story that is as family friendly as it gets. Available now in Blu-ray, DVD, 3D, and Amazon Video, any viewer can now enjoy everyone’s favorite marine family.


Geek Culture Film: Turbo KidTurbo Kid
Suggested By: Melissa A. Rininger
Mfg: Epic Pictures
Price: $9.99 on Vudu/iTunes/Amazon
Purchase: Turbo Kid

If Mad Max and Army of Darkness had a baby and gave him a BMX bike, Turbo Kid would be the final product. Turbo Kid is an independent Canadian film that took the geek world by surprise. This post-apocalyptic adventure is set in “the future of 1997.” The fact that this film was made in 2015 and is set to a brilliant ’80s themed score only adds to the hilarity and badassery of this film. If you haven’t seen Turbo Kid and want to relive your Nintendo Power Glove days, then buy/rent this film…and don’t forget to hold on to your Gnome Stick!


Photos: Jenny BristolEast Grove Studio Literary Art
Suggested By: Jenny Bristol
Mfg: East Grove Studio
Price: $3-50
Purchase: East Grove Studio Literary Art

Two words: Literary woodcuts. Sally Busby, the woman behind East Grove Studio’s literary art, has created a growing collection of gorgeous woodcuts, and sells prints of them in a variety of formats including art prints, posters, buttons, vinyl stickers, notebooks, and bookmarks. As of now, she carries products with the faces of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Herman Melville, Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, William Faulkner, and Truman Capote, plus Atticus Finch’s church and Faulkner’s cotton, though I see new ones added regularly. The products range greatly in price, so there is something for every budget. Celebrate your love of art and literature all in one go. The chaotic energy of the faces in these prints really speaks to me. Now I just need to find a suitable frame for my Poe print, perhaps in a raven black.

And now through December 14, 2016, get 10% off when you use the discount code GEEKMOM16 at checkout!


Image credit: Disney Animation StudiosZootopia
Suggested By: Patricia Vollmer
Mfg: Disney Animation Studios
Price: $19.99-29.99
Purchase: Zootopia

With a staggering 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating, there is very little that should keep families with elementary school children and older from checking out Zootopia if they didn’t see it in theaters. Heck, you don’t even need children to truly enjoy it, this film has been a bit among adults just the same. While the children are fawning over how cute Judy Hopps is, and how clever Nick Wilde is, there’s an underlying message of kindness and overcoming prejudice that I feel everyone needs to hear. When I saw the movie in theaters last spring, I told myself that I want to be Judy Hopps when I grow up. She’s kind to everyone! She sees the best in everyone! Heck, we all need to be Judy Hopps.

Zootopia is available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital formats via Amazon Video, iTunes, and Disney Movies Anywhere.


Image credit: Lions Gate EntertainmentThe Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection
Suggested By: Patricia Vollmer
Mfg: Lions Gate Entertainment
Price: $39.99-64.97 (depending on format)
Purchase: The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection

For your ultimate fan of The Hunger Games trilogy, the Complete 4-Film Collection features not only the four movies of the book trilogy (I know, that sounds strange), but also over 14 hours of bonus features, including the amazing 2.5-hour-long documentary “Pawns No More: Making The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”

The Complete 4-Film Collection is available on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as via digital downloads on iTunes and the Google Play Store.

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