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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2019: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2019

We all love shopping online –– it’s definitely a guilty pleasure for Pfeff-Bot –– but when our holiday gift list keeps getting longer, the idea of searching for each individual gift can be daunting. Here at Geeks of Doom we’ve made it easy by curating some of our top picks that will make the perfect gifts for your loved ones…or you! And husband-wife team Pfeff-Bot and Maximus Prime have had quite a fun time in the process (we might end up buying most of these for ourselves or each other…)!

Check out our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2019: Specialty Items below for thrills and inspiration!

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Warner Bros. May Or May Not Be Talking To Todd Phillips About A ‘Joker’ Sequel
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Joker Movie

It’s become almost commonplace for a studio to release some sort of follow-up to a film that is both a commercial and critical success. And that may be happening with Warner Bros.’ Joker. The film, which was directed by Todd Phillips, starred Joaquin Phoenix in the title role which was an origins story for the Clown Prince of Crime. The film opened to the tune of $96.2 million in its debut weekend, and has passed the monumental $1 billion mark since then. So it’s only natural that WB would want to keep that momentum going.

According to some trades Phillips has met with Warner Bros. about taking on a sequel. But this particular news bit isn’t so straight forward. There is a conflicting report from another trade which says there are no current talks regarding the potential sequel. More on the reports below.

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Dwayne Johnson Announces Release Date For ‘Black Adam’ Movie
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Black Adam

For a long time, at least since 2007, Dwayne Johnson has promised us that there would be a Black Adam movie, with him starring in the title role.

It’s not exactly clear what the delays were that prevented the film from being released earlier, but it is starting to look like it finally has a solid release date. More on the report below.

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‘The Batman’ Adds Recent Juilliard Graduate Jayme Lawson To Cast
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Jayme Lawson

Matt ReevesThe Batman has been making some big-name casting news in recent weeks with actors like Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Jeffrey Wright all joining Robert Pattinson, who will be playing the titular character. Then, just last week, Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis were reported to be in talks to join the upcoming film as well.

Now another actor has been cast. However, you may not have heard of her, and there is a reason for that. New reports confirm that Jayme Lawson has joined the film. More on the report below.

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‘The Batman’ Adds Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis As The Penguin and Alfred Pennyworth
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Colin Farrell

The cast for Matt ReevesThe Batman keeps getting even more exciting with each and every new casting announcement. The film, which is said to explore the Dark Knight’s formative years, will star Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.

Now Colin Farrell is in talks to play another villain, The Penguin. Additionally, Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth. More on these stories below.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Pedro Pascal To Play Villainous Businessman Maxwell Lord
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Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984

News on director Patty JenkinsWonder Woman 1984, one again starring Gal Gadot in the title role, has been low ever since it ended production and had a tiny preview at CinemaCon. Though very little is known about the upcoming sequel, we know that it will take audiences back to a different time period and see Wonder Woman go up against Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) at the height of the Cold War. There are other characters to consider, as well. Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor, and Connie Nielsen reprises her role as Hippolyta. And now we are learning about the character Pedro Pascal is playing.

It has been confirmed that Pascal will be playing Maxwell Lord, a villainous businessman with telepathic persuasion powers. More on the report below.

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Paul Dano Joins Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ As The Riddler
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Paul Dano

Though the possibility of Jonah Hill as either The Riddler or Penguin faded when he was unable to reach an agreement for the project, another actor has stepped in to fill one of the villain roles in The Batman.

New reports say Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) will now play The Riddler. More on the report below.

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Zoe Kravitz Joins ‘The Batman’ As Catwoman
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Zoe Kravitz

It has been somewhat of a long and winding road for WB’s next Batman standalone film. Considering all of the setbacks that they had to go through and the difficulties launching it with Ben Affleck’s short-lived stint as the character, you can’t really blame the studio for wanting to take a fresh approach. And hopefully, they will be getting that from writer and director Matt Reeves‘ tentatively titled The Batman.

The film has already cast Robert Pattinson as the world’s greatest detective, and if all goes according to plan, he will be joined by Jeffrey Wright, who will play Commissioner Gordon, and Jonah Hill who could be playing either the Riddler or the Penguin. But as they get all of their talks straightened out, it looks like the film will be adding a heroine to the mix. According to new reports, Zoe Kravitz will be playing Catwoman. More on that below.

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Movie Review: Joker
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Joker Movie

Joker
Director: Todd Phillips
Writer: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated R | Minutes: 122
Release Date: October 4, 2019

One of the worse things that a writer and director can do in a comic book film adaptation is misinterpret the source material. It is one thing to re-envision it in order to suit a vision of the story that you want to tell, but it is something else when you go far off the edge just to prove you can be the bleakest of the lot. That is what Todd Phillip‘s Joker does. Using Gotham City as a canvas, the film is painted with the colors of Martin Scorsese inspiration and the complexities of heavy themes of mental illness and social inequality, with a slight touch of DC, all of which makes Joker a dark, depressing, and gritty hardboiled crime drama that also happens to be the origins story for the clown prince of crime. The story delves into the mind of the lonely title character, played brilliantly by Joaquin Phoenix, who has been dumped on by society. But as fascinating as the lead performance is, everything else about it lacks complexities and nuance, and only further stigmatizes those who do suffer from mental illness.

My full review here below.

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‘Birds Of Prey’ Trailer: Get Ready Because Harley Quinn Is Ready To Have A Good Time
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Birds of Prey Header Image

“I’m the one they should be scared of! Not you. Not Mister J. Because I am Harley freaking’ Quinn.”

Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for Cathy Yan‘s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – yes, that’s the actual title.

The film will see the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, who has to join forces with the other dames of Gotham City to protect Cassandra Cain, a young girl, who comes across a diamond belonging to crime lord Black Mask. Check out the full trailer below.

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