- Posted by Giaco Furino
- On February 29, 2016
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- batman, creed, deadpool, superman, The Boy and the Beast
Welcome to the weekly geekout. I’m here to bring attention to a few items each week worth geeking out about. Between the weekly onslaught of upcoming movies, awesome DVD releases, cool action figures and collectibles, and comics, it’s hard to keep everything straight. So check in every monday for a primer on what’s awesome this week.
Week of February 29th, 2016
Welcome back to the Weekly Geek Out, did you catch the Oscars last night? Cool genre fiction got plenty of awesome nods and wins last night, and it was nice to see Mad Max: Fury Road take home plenty of technical wins (even if it didn’t win the big stuff). Today’s leap day! One of the weirdest days ever! Need help figuring out what to do with your extra day? Here are some of the coolest things happening this week to fill up the time.
Creed – Blu-Ray and DVD
Tuesday, March 1
Even though Stallone didn’t win the Oscar for best supporting actor, it’s still nice to see this awesome slug-fest get some respect from the Academy. And now, with its Blu-Ray release, you can catch up with it if you missed it in theaters. Creed director Ryan Coogler’s also all set to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, so T’Challa fans take note.
Dark Knight Returns 2-pack
Wednesday, March 2nd
Supposedly, these two detailed figures are hitting toy shop (and more likely comic shop) shelves this Wednesday. Toy release dates are a very tricky thing to pin down, as they seem much more fluid than comic, film, and tv releases. But damn, I hope this two-pack does wind up on shelves. Just look at these squat, ugly heroes based on Miller’s famous re-treatment of Batman. I love how pissed off they both look, and I think these would make an awesome addition to the shelf.
Wednesday, March 2nd
Are you still as hyped for Deadpool as I am? In this issue Deadpool faces off against Sabretooth. Why? Because (according to the PR blurb they sent out), Deadpool doesn’t know that he killed his own parents. So now he’s out seeking vengeance and he’s got Sabretooth in his sights. Just the fact that this is a “parental advisory” Marvel comic has me excited to read. I wonder how “blue” they’re going now that the movie’s broken all sorts of records.
The Boy and the Beast – Select Theaters
Friday, March 4th
This amazing-looking anime takes place in a world where ordinary people go about their lives unaware that there’s another realm where beasts walk upright, fight, laugh, love, and live human-esque existences. When one lonely boy is adopted by a beast to be his fighting apprentice, the audience is thrust into this alternate world. Between the fun concept and clean, crisp art style, I’m super-excited to see this work.