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7 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Missing Link’

7 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Missing Link’

Reading Time: 3 minutes NOTE: A lot about the movie was already covered in my article from a few days ago. Some of what I say here is going to be similar to some of what I said there. 1. What’s it about? Missing Link centers around three characters: Primarily, Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by… Read More

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‘Missing Link’: A Trope-Dodging, Beautiful Animated Film for Adults and Kids Alike

‘Missing Link’: A Trope-Dodging, Beautiful Animated Film for Adults and Kids Alike

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s something wonderful about stop-motion animation that separates it from both traditional hand-drawn cartoons and modern computer-generated ones. It’s the same thing that makes people desire handmade crafts above machine-built: there’s a personal connection to everything. Every single moment that ends up on screen was carefully, painstakingly assembled to be just… Read More

New ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer With New Toys (Including Keanu Reeves as a Canadian Evel Knievel)!

New ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer With New Toys (Including Keanu Reeves as a Canadian Evel Knievel)!

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s a new trailer out this morning for the upcoming, and highly-anticipated Toy Story 4. We were already excited that the story would be focused around Annie Pott’s Bo Peep character, and that legendary comedy duo Key and Peale were voicing hilarious carnival toys, but today’s release brings us even more… Read More

The First Full-Length ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is Out, and It’s Pretty Incredible

The First Full-Length ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is Out, and It’s Pretty Incredible

Reading Time: 1 minute A new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame has dropped, and it’s pretty incredible. I could’ve maybe used a little less of the Schindler’s List-esque grayscale with red, but it’s still something I’m sure I’ll be watching a whole lot of times today. Click through to read all of “The First Full-Length… Read More

How to Collect – Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel

How to Collect – Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel

Reading Time: 17 minutes I hear there’s a movie that some people are excited about. So let’s talk about Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers, with “How to Collect,” a column where I research and report the best way to collect a comic, saving you the hassle and leaving you with just the good parts. Carol… Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The sequel to the surprisingly good Happy Death Day opens this weekend. Should you take the kids? Read on. 1. What is it about? This sequel to 2017’s Happy Death Day follows basically the same Scream-meets-Groundhog Day formula as the first: college student Tree (Jessica Rothe) keeps getting killed on her birthday, but each time, she… Read More

This Week in Horror: Chucky on TV and a Dark Universe Reboot?

This Week in Horror: Chucky on TV and a Dark Universe Reboot?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Haven’t you heard? We’re in a horror renaissance. After 2018 gave us the most successful year for horror movies, well…ever, 2019 is already shaping up to challenge that title. Not only have we already been graced by newly minted Oscar winner and horror maestro Jordan Peele’s trailer for Us, there are… Read More

‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ Trailer Totally Spoils ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (Not Really)

‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ Trailer Totally Spoils ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (Not Really)

Reading Time: 1 minute Teaser trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man movie confirms that some dead Avengers won’t be dead forever; have updated passports. Click through to read all of “‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ Trailer Totally Spoils ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (Not Really)” at GeekDad.If you value content from GeekDad, please support us via Patreon or use this… Read More

Stack Overflow: 4 Books About Making Movies

Stack Overflow: 4 Books About Making Movies

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today, I’ve got a short stack of big books about movies: the making of two fantastic animated films from this year, an exploration of typography in futuristic sci-fi movies, and a huge tome about the making of Planet of the Apes (which celebrated its 50th birthday this year). The Art of Incredibles… Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Bumblebee’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Bumblebee’

Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest installment in the Transformers franchise opens in theaters this weekend. Read on to see if you should take the kids. 1. What is it about? Bumblebee is a prequel to the original Transformers movie. Set in 1987, it tells the story of how the title character got on Earth and… Read More

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

Reading Time: 7 minutes Image Credit: BBC They Shall Not Grow Old is Peter Jackson’s documentary debut, the result of over 4 years of research, filmmaker magic, and creative efforts that resulted from a request Jackson received from Britain’s Imperial War Museum and the 14-18-NOW commission, which is the British government’s arts program commemorating the centenary (or,… Read More