It is with regret I am announcing that this blog will be shutting down at the end of 2017.
I had hope to have the drive and energy to do an entertainment and pop culture blog but writing a whole blog on a regular basis is hard, especially when one has three other blogs needing attention.
I’ve also changed my views on entertainment and pop culture and found it is just a life suck compared to what is going on in this country and the world today. My time will be better spent on my political and social justice blogging and social media sharing of those topics I am very interested in.
The posts I have written here at Reviewgeek.net were fun to write but I needed to write more than one post a year to make it worthwhile to visit.
Feel free to visit my other blogs if the topics interest you.
Doug’s Views – politics, current events, atheism, and social justice.
Secular Left – supporting separation of church and state
iHumanism – an Internet Humanist community
The blog isn’t going to disappear right at midnight January 1st 2018 but going forward from today it won’t be updated. At some future point, I will remove the database and posts.
I plan keeping the domain unless someone offers to buy it. I still haven’t decided what I will do with the tumblr and twitter accounts yet.
The 13th Doctor Who – Jodie Whittaker
The BBC announced, over the weekend, that actor Jodie Whittaker will become the 13th Doctor on the iconic Doctor Who TV series. I think it is a great choice and might even lead me to watch the series again.
The Ghostbusters reboot opens in theaters this weekend. If you listen to the haters it will be the worst movie of all time, even worse than Heaven’s Gate released in 1980. Deep in the negative reaction is a sad case of entitlement with an ample dose of sexism.
Idina Menzel in Wicked
Each year I look forward to the Tony awards on TV so I can see the best of Broadway. I may not get to see all the shows but these 12 selected performances are some of my favorites over the years.
David Bowie died on January 10th. I was a fan and particularly liked his New Wave/Pop period in the 80s and early 90s. Here are a couple of videos from that time.
Josh Holloway in a scene from ‘Colony’
On January 14th USA Network debuts its first Sci-fi TV drama ‘Colony’. While I’m suspicious of high concept TV shows, I plan on adding ‘Colony’ to my watch list.
The movie ‘Trainwreck‘ written by and staring comedian Amy Schumer had a good mixture of raunch and pathos one expects when viewing Schumer’s comedic exploits. Under the apt direction of Judd Apatow we get a more adult version of his film ‘Superbad‘ that flirts with a dark side not seen much in comedy films. While a bit uneven at times I think the film pulls off a nice balance of bathroom humor and heart.
The new James Bond film, ‘Spectre’, wasn’t as good as 2012’s Skyfall, but it was not bad. It was more a sequel to the last film rather than a stand alone movie with a new story. It touches on some of the classic Bond tropes found in all the films and even brings back a long lost classic villain but drops the ball on some of the plot, the romance, and the gadgets. It might not be the best film of 2015 but it does continue the renaissance of the Bond films with Daniel Craig.